The Department of Defense has strict standards for contract packaging and warehousing. These requirements dictate everything from package markings to inspections and facility security. It makes perfect sense that there are clear directives for these environments, of course. We want to ensure that products that are stored for the military are secure, accounted for and […]
As industries today continue to segment themselves into more well-defined niches, their needs become more specific as well. As a result, and not surprisingly, companies needing warehousing and storage assistance look for solutions tailored to the unique challenges of their industry. Outsourcing Warehousing Services Building a warehouse and hiring/training staff is a huge investment that
Many corporations today understand the role logistics and supply chain management plays in successful business operations. Developing an optimized and well-executed logistics strategy requires the right expertise, infrastructure and human capital. With many businesses lacking these capabilities and focusing on core competencies, it’s no wonder they often look to outsource their needs to those specializing in logistics.
Just-in-time (JIT) delivery refers to a supply chain management strategy that coordinates supplier orders with production or delivery schedules. JIT delivery is intended to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. For example, a company that sells automotive parts but doesn’t manufacture them will only order a part from the manufacturer when a customer makes a purchase.
Kitting is a process by which separate but related items are picked, packaged, and supplied together under one part number, providing the manufacturer with a list of benefits, both internal and external. The process is usually provided by a third party logistics (3PL) provider due to their knowledge and expertise with inventory accuracy and other
Reducing fulfillment costs is a priority for most companies that are either creating a new fulfillment process or trying to improve upon a current system. If you’re looking for information on how much fulfillment will cost you, comparing costs of outsourcing or doing research on how to reduce fulfillment costs for your organization, this post
Contract warehousing is an arrangement in which a partner warehouse agrees to receive, store and ship goods for a client. The contract dictates the terms of service and length of the agreement. The time-frame can vary from months to years and the fee structure can be fixed cost, costs-plus or a combination of the two.
Do you need warehouse space? Every company’s storage and distribution requirements are different and determining how much warehouse space you need from your partners can be difficult. Since one of your main goals in finding a warehouse partner should be cost containment, it’s important that you get the right amount of space without overpaying. Reducing
Packaging for government, defense or military shipments has come a long way in the last couple of decades. Reliability in the supply chain of the military is critical and at times life-and-death. Today, the Department of Defense has developed detailed packaging specifications and are continually making improvements on those requirements both for internal use and
Meeting consumer demand for products or services continues to be a challenge as technology affects buying trends. For businesses, adjusting to this reality requires updated supply chain management strategies and efficiency improvements. An efficient supply chain gives your company an advantage over competitors when it comes to meeting your customers’ needs. Businesses looking to increase