Is your warehouse productivity flatlining?

Manufacturers and distributors face increasing pressures to maximize efficiency in their warehouses. But how they do so varies greatly. Finding the right balance of processes, technology, labor productivity, equipment and training is an art form. Warehouse managers must integrate these components into a comprehensive strategy, something that is easier said than done.…

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Supply Chain Revolving Around the Globe

Supply chain technologies are constantly evolving to keep up with the increasing globalization and complexity faced by organizations trying to manage their supply chains, keep costs down and maintain continuity in service and delivery. Many companies rely on a complex mix of spreadsheets fed by manual data entry and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems; few of them use best-of-breed...

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Reenergizing Manufacturing

For decades now, manufacturing in Quebec and Ontario have been on a steady decline given increasing pressures to drive costs down to compete with foreign markets where labor costs are significantly cheaper. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in Toronto has proactively started several initiatives and conferences to inform manufacturers of the tools and practices available to improve...

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LEAN versus Technology: Adversaries or Allies?

Manufacturers are constantly trying to find ways to promote efficiencies implementing LEAN techniques without sacrificing quality, balancing new technology advances with cost to implement and train staff, not to mention perceived savings. How do you find the right balance of process, technology and LEAN programs? Have you reached optimal levels of inventory?…

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