Supply chain management

The acronym ISO standards for International Standards Organization. The International Standards Organization is a federation of organizations that has over 100 member countries that work toward ensuring standardization of everything from shipping containers to the size of credit cards. Continue reading “Choosing an ISO Shipping Container – What You Need To Know”

Supply chain management

Keeping the cost of goods down to stay competitive, relies heavily on your ability to keep down your own costs. Finding ways to cut the “fat” can help you to pass on the savings to your clients/customers. Some areas are impossible to trim away costs from but some areas you can trim away costs from. Continue reading “3 Easy Ways to Save your Money in Supply Chain Management”

Warehouse optimization

LEED certification programs have gotten a slow start in Europe but have the idea has quickly caught on thanks to consumer pressure and new regulations regarding environmental preservation. The LEED certification system is still in its infancy in most of Europe but new construction activities are taking their cues from North America in making their buildings LEED friendly as a way to conserve energy and improve lifecycle functions. Since its inception the idea spread quickly to other continents.

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Packaging

When you are in the food distribution business, you know how important every case of food is to the bottom line. Accidents and other problems can lead to wastage and that ultimately hurts the business. It is just like throwing money away when the goods are on the floor instead of on the customer’s shelves. It is so vital to any business to get the goods out the door. There are ways to optimize your profits by minimizing food wastage. Continue reading “Minimizing Food Wastage: Keeping your Food Shipments Secure”

Supply chain management

When you are transporting high end televisions, it is so important to make sure that they are properly secured in the truck. There are proper ways to transport these types of items and if it is not done properly, there is a huge risk that expensive units can be damaged. These higher end televisions can be damaged if they are not properly shipped from the distribution factory to the furniture store or the furniture store to the customer’s home.

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Supply chain management

Young companies cannot risk losing money, actually no company can stand to lose money but many companies lose a lot more than they should by making some elementary supply chain mistakes.

You do not have to be a young company to make these 5 mistakes some well established companies may slip up and make these mistakes. Of course these mistakes will have the largest impact on young companies that are not very well financially established.

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Warehouse optimization

Any supply chain for any organization knows that risk is profound. Inventory is the number one asset for most organizations so protecting it always takes precedence but of course risk to inventory is not the only risk factor. When you look at the numbers concerning compensable injuries in the workplace, especially in warehouses, it is alarming. As the cost of loss goes up, revenue steadily goes down. Continue reading “5 Ways to Reduce Risk with Storage Solutions “