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Warehouse ‘Just in Case’ 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…

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The Journey to a Healthcare Consolidated Service Center

The dire shortage of critical medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic shined a massive spotlight on the need for healthcare providers to take control of their own supply chains rather than rely on third-party service providers or distributors. Supply chain professionals across the globe competing all at once to source products from suppliers, mostly based…

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60 Seconds with John Reichert, Executive Director at MHI Solutions Community

Please enjoy this republication of a Material Handling 24/7 Interview. Title: Executive director, MHI Solutions Community; senior director of SCE Solutions, Tecsys Location: Charlotte, N.C., and Montreal Experience: More than 20 years in the supply chain software business. Duties: The MHI Solutions Community provides a venue where materials handling solution providers and users can work collaboratively. Modern: Tell us a little about the…

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Predictability Is the Key to Supply Chain Sustainability (Part 2 of 2)

Making predictions involving your supply chain can occasionally feel like divining, but it becomes more of a science with each passing day. To improve predictability in your own supply chain, take these three steps:

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Predictability Is the Key to Supply Chain Sustainability (Part 1 of 2)

Please enjoy this republication of a Supply & Demand Chain Executive article. Supply chain predictability remains a holy grail of sorts to manufacturing operations — it is something many organizations aspire to, but few actually achieve. Companies that aim to make this dream a reality understand the stakes: As rising consumer expectations and omnichannel distribution…

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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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