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Patrick Sedlak Receives Recognition Award from MHI

Patrick Sedlak recently received an award in recognition of his volunteer role on MHI’s Roundtable Advisory Committee. MHI is the largest material handling, logistics, and supply chain association in the U.S., and it is known for hosting the trade shows Promat and Modex.

Read full post  |  Posted by Senior Management on 11.16.18


Automation to AI – Moving at the Speed of Supply Chain Technology

Technological advances supporting the supply chain are accelerating the pace of change. Don’t assume your business is too small or too set in its ways to benefit. Advice for supply chain executives in any business.

Read full post  |  Posted by Patrick S. Sedlak, Principal on 02.20.18


‘Tis the Season to Battle for Warehouse Labor

Labor is typically among the top operational costs in a distribution center, and the exploding ecommerce demand for warehouse workers is creating a shortage of laborers that is driving up the costs of recruiting, hiring and training for the companies who need them.

Read full post  |  Posted by Louis J. Cerny, Vice President on 09.20.17


5 Reasons to Consider Hydrogen Fuel Cells over Batteries for Mobile Equipment

If considering adding new mobile equipment to an operation or replacing a fleet, hydrogen fuel cells are certainly worth consideration. Here are five reasons why. 

Read full post  |  Posted by Patrick S. Sedlak, Principal on 02.21.17


Security, Labor, Cost, Efficiency: Material Handling Automation in Healthcare

A Sedlak roundtable at LogiPharma addressed drivers behind distribution operations and automation in the pharmaceutical industry.

Read full post  |  Posted by Patrick S. Sedlak, Principal on 10.14.16


Stretching the Boundaries of Security: MHE in Healthcare

In today’s healthcare world, especially in pharmaceuticals, security often reigns paramount in decision-making processes. Interestingly, in one of the most mundane of operational processes in the supply chain, pallet “wrapping”, options exist that have dramatic effects on the “cost of security” trade off.  As technologies advance and requirements expand, it may be time to reconsider something as basic as pallet wrapping.  

Read full post  |  Posted by Fred Crans, Client Executive on 03.01.16


Independent Logistics Consultants vs. Systems Integrators (Pt. 5)

In part five of this series, we explore change management and how it is a critical link in ensuring the smooth transition of new and upgraded DCs into functionally efficient live operations. 

Read full post  |  Posted by Jeffrey B. Graves, Principal on 02.17.14


Independent Logistics Consultants vs. Systems Integrators (Pt. 4)

Part four of this series focuses on designing a DC from an automation focus delineates a significant difference in how systems integrators and independent logistics consultants approach distribution solutions.

Read full post  |  Posted by Jeffrey B. Graves, Principal on 02.14.14


Independent Logistics Consultants vs. Systems Integrators (Pt. 3)

In part three of this series, we discuss how the methodology of independent logistics consultants and a systems integrator may differ when it comes to objectivity in system design.

Read full post  |  Posted by Jeffrey B. Graves, Principal on 02.10.14


Independent Logistics Consultants vs. Systems Integrators (Pt. 2)

Part two of this series examines some of the important questions that drive facility design decisions and how an independent logistics consultant like Sedlak Management Consultants, Inc., brings a depth and breadth of knowledge to guide the best-fit and most cost-efficient solutions for the client.

Read full post  |  Posted by Jeffrey B. Graves, Principal on 02.03.14


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