9 Questions to Ask When Planning a New Distribution Center

A house will stand the test of time if it is built on a solid foundation. But if the foundation is done poorly or support beams aren’t placed strategically, the…

6 Common Pitfalls in Starting a New DC

Success in bringing a new distribution center into operation requires a coordinated effort across a number of fronts, especially if the facility is a large, highly complex operation that is…

MODEX 2018 Conference

5 Tech Products To Watch from MODEX 2018

If you follow us on Twitter, you likely saw where our team attended last week’s 2018 MODEX conference. We got a firsthand look at the latest and greatest technology revolutionizing…

Is Your New DC Setup for Success?

Congratulations, you are now in your new distribution center! Turn the key, and it should start up just right. Or should it? In our experience, a successful startup of a…

Four Ways That Your Operation is On Fire

Dr. W. Edward Deming, one of the pioneering thinkers of continuous improvement, famously quipped, “It is not necessary to change. Survival is optional.” In a now classic example of this…

It’s Okay That Nobody Likes Change

… But you still need to do it anyway! In today’s competitive environment, it is imperative to build a flexible workforce that can respond to rapidly changing labor, technology, and…

Consultant Spotlight: A Conversation with LogistiPoint Principal, Glenn Hanley

Q: The “rise of automation” seems to be everywhere you look. How big of a role do you think automation will actually play within distribution within the next 5 years? …

How to Sustain Standard Operating Procedures in Your Distribution Center (Part 2)

Two weeks ago, we shared the first part of our series on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with a focus on how to create them. But now comes the part that really matters.…

Creating Standard Operating Procedures for Your Distribution Center

Whether this is year 1 of your new distribution center or year 15, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are of utmost importance to your buildings’ success, and even culture. If done…

Are You Prepared for Peak Season Hiring and Training? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

‘Tis the season! The season of hiring, training, more hiring… and even more training. While your Operations and HR teams are striving to increase throughput capacity for this busy time…

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