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Learning New Things in Healthcare Supply Chain

A year and a half ago I came to Sedlak as a 40+ year veteran of the healthcare supply chain. I thought my charge was to teach these Industrial Engineers about healthcare. Instead, I have learned that healthcare is missing opportunities for distribution and logistics cost savings and optimization.

Read full post  |  Posted by Fred Crans, Client Executive on 03.30.18


Lessons from Star Trek: Don’t Neglect Basic Healthcare Supply Chain Functions

As health care organizations focus on improving operations in order to become more efficacious and cost-effective in rendering care, they often focus on big picture initiatives. In doing so, they can overlook opportunities in more mundane places.

Read full post  |  Posted by Fred Crans, Client Executive on 01.19.18


RFID Advantages Over Barcodes in the Distribution Center

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) offers significant supply chain benefits not provided by traditional barcode labels. Do the advantages make this technology right for your distribution operation?

Read full post  |  Posted by Louis J. Cerny, Vice President on 01.09.18


‘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


Purchased Services Program Offers Savings for Healthcare Supply Chains

Fred Crans recently presented a roadmap for managing purchased services at the Strategic Marketplace Initiative Fall Forum.

Read full post  |  Posted by Fred Crans, Client Executive on 12.02.16


The Supply Chain at the End of the Earth (3 of 3)

This three-part series explains Sedlak’s work in support of the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) project of the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) to redesign and reconstruct McMurdo Station on Ross Island, Antarctica. Sedlak’s focus is on optimizing the warehousing facilities and processes. Parts 1 and 2 provided an overview of McMurdo and warehousing and logistics challenges at the station. Part 3 describes Sedlak’s approach and solution development.

Read full post  |  Posted by Dennis Heppner, Transportation Lead on 11.28.16


The Supply Chain at the End of the Earth (2 of 3)

This three-part series explains Sedlak’s work in support of the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) project of the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) to redesign and reconstruct McMurdo Station on Ross Island, Antarctica. Sedlak’s focus is on optimizing the warehousing facilities and processes. Part 1 described the adventure of our team’s site visit to the continent and an overview of McMurdo Station. Part 2 explores in more detail the supply chain challenges in an extremely challenging environment.

Read full post  |  Posted by Dennis Heppner, Transportation Lead on 11.21.16


The Supply Chain at the End of the Earth (1 of 3)

This three-part series explains Sedlak’s work in support of the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) project of the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) to redesign and reconstruct McMurdo Station on Ross Island, Antarctica. Sedlak’s focus is on optimizing the supply storage facilities and processes. Part 1 describes the adventure of our team’s site visit to the continent and an overview of the history and environment of McMurdo Station.

Read full post  |  Posted by Dennis Heppner, Transportation Lead on 11.15.16


A Proactive Approach to Peak Season Breakdowns

Retailers and logistics providers are scrambling to prepare for the upcoming holiday season. Don't wait until after the madness is over to address any peak season breakdowns.

Read full post  |  Posted by Senior Management on 10.31.16


Ghosts of Christmas Past: How Retailers Can Avoid a Repeat of 2015’s Holiday Season (3 of 3)

This three-part series explores a number of near-term and long-term moves retailers can make to eliminate or minimize holiday season fulfillment headaches and ensure their supply chain is up to the task.

Read full post  |  Posted by David S. DuBose, Vice President on 07.12.16


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