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Bill Denbigh

Posts, Supply Chain

Four Key Steps for a Strategic Supply Chain

I want to provide you with four key steps for a strategic supply chain that you can use as your guidebook. Because let’s be honest, supply chain has traditionally taken a back seat in the boardroom. Unfortunately, it took a global pandemic for most organizations to take a hard look at their supply chain operations…

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Posts, Warehouse Management

How to Optimize Your Warehouse for Supply Chain Distribution Strategies

The line between distributors and retailers is blurry. Imagine a distributor that imports goods in bulk from China, then ships to retailers who handle the sell transaction. With the rise of e-commerce, that warehouse is now shipping directly to customers as well. This omnichannel distribution is forcing warehouse directors and supply chain managers to reconsider…

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Posts, Supply Chain

Five Emerging Supply Chain Trends

Top five supply chain trends that you need to keep a close eye on over the next two to five years.

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Posts, Retail Order Management

Modern Retail Distribution Needs an Omnichannel Warehouse

Warehouses are under immense pressure amidst the ongoing convergence of traditional and retail distribution. Warehouse managers need to be ready to turn on a dime when they must adapt to changes. Retail distribution demands they do more — and do it faster — without spending any more money.

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Posts, Supply Chain, Warehouse Management

Let a Cloud WMS Do Your Heavy Lifting

These days warehouse system managers are selecting the cloud as their deployment method, but why is that? Let's look at what makes a cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) such a compelling option for more businesses.

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Posts, Supply Chain, Warehouse Management

A Pragmatic Look at Tomorrow’s Warehouse Technology

What will warehouse technology of the future look like? Will it be all virtual reality and robots or perhaps something a little more pragmatic?

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Posts, Supply Chain, Warehouse Management

Is Your Warehouse Ready for Omnichannel Distribution?

In order to be successful at omnichannel, both distributors and retailers need to optimize warehouses and distribution centers to fulfill orders efficiently, no matter what channel they come through.

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Posts, Supply Chain

How to Build the Foundation for Supply Chain Optimization

An optimized supply chain is essential for the overall profitability of your business. But before you can begin the process of supply chain optimization, you need a foundation to work from.

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Posts, Warehouse Management

The Future of Warehouse Management Management, Efficiency and Accuracy: Multi-Mode Warehouse Management

Specialized warehouse technologies like voice picking have been around for a long time. And while these technologies are popular in some very specific industries, they have not gained mainstream traction. One might argue it’s because they are restrictive, expensive and complicated. Fortunately, there is a new approach coming that will remove these barriers and bring…

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Posts, Supply Chain, Warehouse Management

Warehouse Safety Stock: Balancing Inventory Levels vs. Risk

There are many risks you need to factor into your supply chain strategy. Safety stock has always played a vital role in protecting your organization. Whenever there is an increase in demand or a delay from your supplier, safety stock ensures your business continuality and customer satisfaction. With the advent of COVID-19 many organizations are…

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Posts, Supply Chain

Transform Your Supply Chain Operations With Visual Logistics

Visual Logistics is one of the technologies that supports your warehouse foundation and makes it much easier to be flexible, scalable and innovative. Just imagine if you were developing a new customized packaging program for just one sector of your customers. The benefit of implementing this program most likely would be a competitive advantage for your organization. However, the challenge would be embedding a new process into the warehouse picking process. How do you ensure every order gets picked and packaged in the correct way without slowing the pickers down to a crawl?

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Posts, Supply Chain

3 Essential Ingredients to Transform Your Supply Chain

At Tecsys, we’re passionate about helping companies discover their greatness. If you are on the journey of trying to achieve operational greatness in your supply chain, here are three essential ingredients you need to have.

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Posts, Supply Chain

2018 MHI Annual conference ‘Last Mile’ panel session review

On October 16 2018 I had the good fortune to represent Tecsys on a panel session “Smart cities and the last 50 feet” at the 2018 MHI annual conference. The panel was an hour of discussion around the topic of changes in last mile logistics technologies and how they will impact industry over the coming five years and I have to say it was a lot of fun and really educational.

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Posts, Supply Chain

How Distributors are Solving the “Last Mile” Transportation Problem — a Real-world Example from a Market Leader

Increasingly we are seeing distributors being pinched between spiraling shipping costs and rising customer expectations. Orders are getting smaller and customers are demanding faster and faster delivery methods, all without expecting to pay anything extra to cover the additional costs of the shipping.

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Posts, Supply Chain

Are YOU a Distributor Becoming a Courier?

Not that long ago, distribution networks happily and conveniently operated through strategically-placed distribution centers, delivering, say, a pallet a month through LTL (less-than-truckload) carriers. Things might have seemed complex at the time, but there was no real thought about what could possibly happen next.

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