Logistics Blog for Supply Chain Insight & Intel

    March 21, 2017

    Proven Returns with Gamification: A Kenco Use Study

    Posted by Andrew Lockwood

    The word ‘gamification’ has recently become a buzzword over the past five years with the advent of the social media platforms and easy-to-obtain data. In fact, our Innovation Lab team wrote about the very subject before, touting the benefits and values gamification can bring in the warehouse environment.

    As its name implies, you can make a ‘game’ of certain tasks, display the results, and thus give employees feedback on where they rank in comparison to one another. It’s the same effect that triggered exponential growth on Facebook with the “like button” and keeps us hooked on our favorite social media platforms.

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    Topics: Supply Chain Intelligence, Innovation

    March 14, 2017

    How Prepared Are You For Supply Chain Disruption?

    Posted by Bobbie Kelley

    Supply chain disruption is not a problem isolated to a few unlucky companies - every business that uses a supply chain will experience a disruption at some point. It may be small enough to work around easily, but it can also be large enough to bring the normal momentum of business to a screeching halt.

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    Topics: Supply Chain Intelligence

    March 07, 2017

    Enabling Supply Chain Visibility With IT

    Posted by Steve Hitchings

    The very title of supply chain indicates a wistful simplicity — a series of links all working together toward a common goal. The reality of chain operation and maintenance, however, is one any seasoned warehouse manager will confirm is far closer to herding cats than sheep.

    When it comes to the constant checking and adjustment required to stay responsive and adaptable, there's no greater ally for the "boots on the ground" end-chain team than the IT department.

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    Topics: Supply Chain Intelligence

    February 21, 2017

    ​3 Key Steps to Guide You to Better Supply Chain Network Design

    Posted by Nathan Beene

     

    The supply chain is a fascinating snapshot of the power of business: a sleek, ever-evolving product of ongoing collaborations, careful adjustments and built-in tolerance that can withstand a startling amount of outside forces — when properly balanced.

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    Topics: Supply Chain Excellence

    February 14, 2017

    How to Embrace Lean Warehousing Practices in 2017

    Posted by Joel Holt

     

    Even the most determined business optimist would be hard-pressed not to find a warehousing cost that isn't creeping skyward. From the electricity powering the lights to the labor costs of each order picked, embracing "lean" principles is one of the few proven ways that a company can fight back from its bottom line.

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    Topics: Supply Chain Intelligence

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