Achieving a 'high-octane' warehouse operation
Aberdeen report focuses on improving business processes
The majority of warehouses today struggle to meet customer service objectives while reducing costs. Companies agree that the key to top performance lies in improving business processes, not building additional facilities or hiring more labor. Best-in-Class companies have taken the lead in adopting a group of high performance capabilities for improving the warehouse, and are realizing measurably better performance as a result.
Aberdceen Research has released a report, High Octane Warehouses -- How Top Companies Use Capabilities Like Labor Management, Slotting, and Speech-Based Warehousing." A free download of the report is available by clicking here .
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey