As Hurricane Maria taught us in Puerto Rico, it’s not enough for healthcare organizations to know who provides their devices, medicines and supplies. Healthcare supply chain security requires knowing where in the world those supplies originate.
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.
A Warehouse Management System (WMS) is considered an essential component of the modern supply chain. Learn: 1) Why you should consider a WMS; and 2) What you should know if you are considering one.
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.
Sedlak has six decades of experience in retail fulfillment and a long history of partnering with clients on distribution initiatives in central Ohio. We polled our consulting staff and here are 12 reasons why Amazon should select Columbus, Ohio, as its next North American headquarters.
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.
Is Black Friday on its death bed? Although it may not be going away entirely, the impact of Black Friday as a point-in-time event is definitely fading as the idea of “Grey November” gains traction in the retail industry, a trend with significant implications for retail distribution.
Pharmaceutical cold chain is a major part of the supply chain in the healthcare industry, and one that faces some unique logistics challenges even as the value of pharma products continues to rise.
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?
Consumer expectations for speed are driving a grand experiment in home delivery (think Amazon Key and Uber delivery), and retailers are scrambling to find ways to develop fast and convenient delivery options that won’t break their bottom line.