Postponement Strategies for Effective Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

Postponement and speculation strategies of products during a timely and cost-effective manner by the standard production and logistics structures. Supply chain have reducing risk and forecasting techniques, cooperation and integration between the manufacturing and logistics […].

RTITB launches pivot steer truck training materials

Logistics Business Magazine

RTITB has released updated training materials to help improve rider-operated Pivot Steer truck safety through high-quality training. The digital materials include an Instructors’ Guide and PowerPoint presentation. The new materials are provided paperless on USB.


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Application-specific drive solutions for material handling

Logistics Business Magazine

The electrification trend is just taking off in mobile applications for material handling. This robust and durable solution features space-saving installation. The design and the matching of the material to the application make sizes 200mm and 230mm light and stable.

NAiSE offers material flow automation

Logistics Business Magazine

Many companies are wondering what can help them make material flow more efficient. In this way, companies save resources, ensure greater security, activities are performed, and results are satisfied in less time.

How Data Analytics Can Solve the Challenges Faced by SC Leaders in Discrete Manufacturing

Bringing data-driven intelligence to supply chain increases revenue, reduces costs, and improves the overall performance of any business, especially manufacturing companies where supply chain is the bloodline of their business. Read more!

Critical Weather Strategies for Your Supply Chain

Blue Grace Logistics

Insulating against disturbances to the supply chain through critical weather strategies has proved effective in cutting down delays and costly overages. With such disruptions come reductions in workforce, tightened capacity, fewer logistics options, increased risks and increased costs.

Material Handling Tips That Every Factory Worker Must Know About

Morai Logistics

Safety in factories is paramount—here are some material handling tips for factory workers. So, with further ado, here is their guest blog on material handling. It is common to see workers handling or moving materials in a factory. Ergonomics of Material Handling.

Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient with Ron Crabtree

The Logistics of Logistics

Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient with Ron Crabtree. Joe Lynch and Ron Crabtree discuss sourcing strategy: effective vs efficient. Key Takeaways – Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient. Learn More About Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient.

How to make best use of the Bill of Materials (BOM) in your ERP


For a manufacturer, the Bill of Materials (BOM) is the recipe (the ingredients and their amount, with the preparation instructions) that drives the business. Building and maintaining a Bill of Materials (BOM). Bill of Materials (BOM) confidentiality.

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How To Reduce Manufacturing Waste

Compactor Management Company

It is critical to eliminate this waste, and to that end, we have established several practical and efficient production waste reduction procedures. How to reduce waste? Here are a few reliable ideas that can help you reduce waste: 1.

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Materials Handling Solution Delivered to Canadian Producer

Logistics Business Magazine

Scott Automation is pleased and very proud to announce that it has signed a record deal to expand its materials handling business into North America. The post Materials Handling Solution Delivered to Canadian Producer appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine.

Inventory Replenishment Strategies that Increase Profits


Inventory Replenishment Strategies to Boost Profitability. For manufacturers, running out of raw materials can lead to delays in production, while wholesalers and retailers can experience a short-term drop in sales and longer-term issues with customer attrition.

The role of a Bill of Materials in optimizing your inventory management


However, effectively dealing with these challenges and optimizing a manufacturing business’ processes is challenging without adopting and implementing a Bill of Materials (BOM) to accompany an organization’s ERP system. What is a Bill of Materials?

How Intermodal Transportation Companies Reduce Carbon Footprint

CLX Logistics

There is a growing need to leverage sustainable freight transportation methods to help reduce carbon emissions and minimize damage to the planet. Let’s take a quick look at what intermodal shipping is and the carbon reduction benefits it offers to carriers.

Transforming the Construction Materials Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

What Makes the Construction Materials Supply Chain Unique? While we are all familiar with the homes we live in and the roads we drive on, we probably don’t think much about the materials they are made of and how they get to (and are used at) construction sites. Therefore, I began our discussion by asking Steve to tell us about the construction materials supply chain and how it is similar to or different from other supply chains.

Uncovering Cost Savings in Material Handling and Fleet Management

Talking Logistics

Jeff Burns, President at Kenco Material Handling Solutions discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What does “fleet management” mean for material handling and distribution folks? Podcast version (click to play): The post Uncovering Cost Savings in Material Handling and Fleet Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

What Can Be Recycled – Manufacturing Materials Ideal for Recycling

Compactor Management Company

This article aims at throwing light on the vast possibility of recycling materials in manufacturing and other industries using equipment like recycling balers. Various consumer products made of recycling materials can contribute substantially to environmental sustainability.

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Top 7 Recycling Material That Bring Sustainability to Your Business

Compactor Management Company

This article aims at throwing light on the vast possibility of recycling materials in manufacturing and other industries using equipment like recycling balers. Various consumer products made of recycling materials can contribute substantially to environmental sustainability.

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How Chemical Manufacturers Can Combat Varying Material Costs

Trinity Logistics

Many chemical manufacturers process raw materials into refined products used among many other industries, or even within the chemical industry itself. Raw material costs, such as crude oil, can vary depending on supply and demand. How can costs be reduced?

E-commerce wrapper for different materials

Logistics Business Magazine

Indeed, the machine has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the e-commerce sector in terms of documents and promotional material (invoices, delivery notes, return labels, coupons, leaflets, etc.).

4 Important Benefits of a Sustainable Reverse Logistics Strategy


However, one of the most important aspects of supply chain strategies is often overlooked: the reverse supply chain (also referred to as reverse logistics ). A reverse logistics strategy provides a path for removing the existing equipment to make way for the next era of equipment in the case of end of life products or new upgrdes. In a sense, reverse logistics could be considered the “greenest” part of any business logistics strategy. Reduced Risks to the Business.

Reducing the Impact of High Fuel Costs Goes Beyond the Transportation Department

Logistics Viewpoints

This practice is typically owned by the sales and/or marketing organization, which is why it is so important for transportation and logistics departments to have input into customer service strategies. These strategies, however, need sales and marketing consent to implement.


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IKEA kept cost reduction at the center of any decision making. This helps the company reducing transport costs. A key part of IKEA’s success is credited to its communications and relationship management with materials suppliers and manufacturers to get good prices on what it procures. They negotiate prices with suppliers, check the quality of materials, and keep an eye on social and working conditions.

Nibbling at the Edges: Toyota Material Handling's Plan for IoT Success

Material Handling and Logistics

Along the way, it has defined a workable IoT strategy that can get any manufacturer moving The world's largest forklift producer is following a course that will eventually create a full-scale digital revolution for the company.

There is No Planet B: Can Supply Chains Save the World?

Logistics Viewpoints

Oracle’s recent global survey, No Planet B: How Can Businesses and Technology Help Save the World? Reduce waste and lower your costs by monitoring the condition of goods in transit to reduce spoilage. The post There is No Planet B: Can Supply Chains Save the World?

3 Factors Affecting Growth of Automated Material Handling


Automated material handling systems reduce—and sometimes eliminate—the need for human intervention in industrial tasks. When “touches”—human intervention—are reduced, costs are significantly impacted. It’s for this reason that increasing numbers of industrial organizations are electing to automate as a means to minimize manufacturing costs by reducing human involvement. Reduced Costs. Automated material handling isn’t the wave of the future—it’s here now.

Briggs commits to ongoing environmental strategy

Logistics Business Magazine

The company will also be implementing a wide-ranging environmental strategy that will ensure Briggs and its customers can continue to operate in a sustainable fashion moving forward. The post Briggs commits to ongoing environmental strategy appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine.

Digital Transformation in the Heavy Building Materials Industry

Talking Logistics

Virtually all industries today are undergoing digital transformation, but the opportunities for cost savings, as well as productivity and service improvements, are arguably greatest in the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) industry because of all of their current manual and paper-based processes. The heavy building materials (HBM) industry is a lot different, and has different challenges, than traditional manufacturing or retail.

4 tips to reduce cargo damage and save money on shipping costs

Shipping and Freight Resource

But if you can reduce cargo and shipping damage , you can cut shipping costs. Other departments of your organization will also save money and function more efficiently, too. With the right packaging, strategy, and tools, you can cut shipping costs by as much as 60%.

Levi Strauss Aims for 100% Renewable Electricity in Plants in New Supply Chain Strategy

Material Handling and Logistics

The company is reducing GHG emissions by 40% in its supply chain. said on July 31 that it is setting aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions across its owned-and-operated facilities and global supply chain by 2025. has a strong track record of reducing carbon emissions in its own operations, the most significant climate impact—and the most difficult to tackle—lies within the apparel industry’s global supply chain,” the company said.

RAJA shares growth strategy with suppliers 

Logistics Business Magazine

Driven by strong organic growth and a strategy of acquisitions to better meet market needs, the RAJA Group has become a key player in the field of business supplies and equipment. The post RAJA shares growth strategy with suppliers appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine.

EcoVadis Medal for Linde Material Handling

Logistics Business Magazine

For the second time, Linde Material Handling has been awarded a gold medal in the EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating in recognition of its efforts towards sustainability. The post EcoVadis Medal for Linde Material Handling appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine.

Material Handling and Fleet Management: Uncovering Opportunities for Cost Savings and Other Business Benefits

Talking Logistics

One area that many companies overlook for potential benefits is material handling and fleet management. That’s one of the key questions I addressed with Jeff Burns, President of Kenco Material Handling Solutions , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. That includes all material handling equipment within a warehouse, distribution center or manufacturing site, such as forklifts, personnel carriers, yard spotters, sweepers, and booms. Material Handling Challenges.

A Guide to the Benefits of a Bill of Materials (BOM)


What is a Bill of Materials (BOM)? In its simplest form, a bill of materials (BOM) is a list of components, parts or materials required to manufacture, assemble or repair a product. Types of Bill of Materials. It often details engineering information such as raw materials.

Exide Launches New Lithium Material Handling Battery

Logistics Business Magazine

Battery manufacturer Exide Technologies (, a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, has today unveiled its new GNB Sonnenschein Lithium Material Handling Battery, optimized for the challenges of the modern warehouse environment.

The 3 Pillars of Supply Chain Management (And Why Their Alignment Matters)

Logistics Bureau

Our three pillars (or fundamentals) of great supply chain management excellence are strategy, service, and cost. Aligning strategy, service, and financial factors in your supply chain operation is essential to support your company’s overall business strategy , mission, and objectives.

Bill of Materials Inventory management: How to improve BOM forecasting and planning


When finished goods are built from a set of components, a Bill of Materials (BOM) is extremely useful for inventory management purposes. Forecasting for Bill of Materials Inventory.

Three Ways Material Handling Equipment Is Changing with Rise of E-Commerce

Talking Logistics

As online sales become increasingly popular, the growth of e-commerce has impacted every part of the supply chain, and material handling equipment (MHE) and fleet services are no different. There is a desire to reduce the amount of traditional equipment and incorporate more automated, less labor-intensive types of models. The post Three Ways Material Handling Equipment Is Changing with Rise of E-Commerce appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

How to Save Money With a 3PL

FW Logsitcs

Partnering with a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) company is an efficient and cost-effective way to reduce the financial stress associated with warehousing, fulfillment, and transportation. . Cost-Savings Benefits of a Third-Party Logistics Service . These logistics masterminds streamline every aspect of supply chain management, and the best part is they can help you save time, energy, and money. This helps cut down on trips, which saves money on transportation costs as well.

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How Mobile Cart Technology Expedites Materials Handling Activities


These versatile systems can be used to facilitate business process improvement, leading to fewer errors, reduced labor costs and increased efficiency for many daily activities. Mobile Cart Technology Reduces Errors, Adding to Your Bottom Line. By streamlining your key processes and empowering your workers to accomplish more in less time, you’ll be able to increase efficiency and task accuracy while driving down labor costs and reducing costly errors.