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Q&A: Labor Management…Works!

Every company seeks maximum return on investment, and labor is one of the most expensive assets in a distribution center. A labor management system (LMS) is an integral part of realizing the maximum benefit of both the people and technologies in a distribution operation. 

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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. 

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Transportation Tipping Points in Healthcare Logistics

Transportation costs are defined by volume – aggregating into larger volumes will result in lower costs.  As healthcare companies grow and expand their business, it’s important for them to evaluate where their volumes are. Dennis Heppner explains how there could be a tipping point at which the old shipping model no longer makes sense and another model should be considered.

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Mission Integrity:  The Overlooked Component of Supply Chain Maturity

Participating in the recent Council of Supply Chain Executives (CSCE) Summit in Nashville highlighted the unique nature of supply chain maturity within the hospital/provider supply chain environment.  Hospital/provider supply chains are often deemed "immature" by standard maturity model criteria, but their unique focus on mission cannot be ignored.

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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.

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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.

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

http://www.jasedlak.com/blog/view/the-supply-chain-at-the-end-of-the-earth-3-of-3This 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.

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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.

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Managing Change - IDN Summit 2016

A need for industry-wide change management competencies to counter the ever-shifting demands in healthcare was a key focal point at the Fall IDN Summit held September 19-21 in Phoenix.

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A Proactive Approach to 2016 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.

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