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Nine Ways to Better Control Your Inventory  Mar 14, 2007 9:24 PM By Sam Flanders

Inventory accuracy is a common concern among my clients. Here are some tips to help improve the accuracy of the inventory within your facility:

Bright Idea: Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Lighting  Mar 07, 2007 10:39 PM By Sam Flanders

A brightly lit facility helps reduce fatigue and reduce errors. A bright facility also helps foster a friendlier and more orderly work environment.

Five Software Options to Consider for Your DC  Feb 28, 2007 9:42 PM By Sam Flanders

Software systems range from very simple systems that can be made fully functional in a day to those that require very careful planning and a year or more to get working. As an operations manager, you need to select a solution that is manageable and that your staff and your company’s departmental resources can readily support.

What’s New in Portable Terminals and Scanners  Feb 14, 2007 9:28 PM By Sam Flanders

Portable terminals and scanners have been used in the warehouse in some form since the 1970s. Each year we see improvements in the technology in the areas of size, performance, and battery life. Radio-frequency (RF) technology has finally matured to the point where it is both economical and highly reliable. And now, in addition to terminals and scanners, voice technology has come into the mainstream. Let

Finding and retaining the best workers  Feb 01, 2007 10:30 PM By Sam Flanders

In almost every case, extraordinary distribution centers are distinguished by the quality of their staff. The better your people, the less money you spend

Building Your Battle Plan  Jan 24, 2007 9:57 PM By Sam Flanders

Many of you are asking yourself, “How can I make the biggest positive impact in 2007?” The options are endless. To help you determine where you should invest your own mental energy and the energy of your team, ask yourself some focused questions:

The Skinny on Put-to-light  Dec 20, 2006 10:13 PM By Sam Flanders

Put to light is a way to direct activities such as single item distribution and order consolidation via light directed devices. Put to light uses the same hardware as a pick-to- light system, but it reverses the process.

Identifying Challenges and Opportunities  Dec 13, 2006 10:50 PM By Sam Flanders

If you are like most distribution center managers, you know that your existing operation has a number of unsolved challenges and problems that your people grapple with on a daily, weekly, and seasonal basis.

Hit the skids and reorganize your pallets  Dec 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Sam Flanders

Are you running out of space to store pallets? Do you have peak times when you simply don’t have a place to put all your skids? If so, consider these

The Skinny on Small-Item Sorters  Nov 22, 2006 11:23 PM By Sam Flanders

A small item sorter can dramatically increase your pick rates by allowing you to select requirements for many orders all at the same time.

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