Our team continues to improve the DCWarehouse Automation Suite with extremely important supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution features. We have two new releases completely packed with new functionality to help our valued distribution and manufacturing clients compete within their industry.
By nature I have always been a very competitive person. I’ve learned early on that tragedies can happen, your skill set may not rival others, or you may just not be a natural at something. One year I was feeling a little down as I thought I should be further in certain areas of my life and a wonderful mentor of mine asked me what was I even comparing myself to? He then said, “Take a look at a few things here. At one time you were waiting tables and now you are an owner of a company with a very long history and employees who count on you. Long ago you did not even know how the chess pieces moved and lost every game you played. Now you’re someone to be reckoned with. You’re not really looking at the total picture.”
What does this have to do with KPIs? A KPI is a key performance indicator. They are used to evaluate the performance or success of any given task, program, employee, etc. So, what makes it so important to anyone in the business world?
Rate shopping comes up a lot when discussing how manufacturers and distributors can save on shipping costs, but what exactly does that mean? The term can be used to describe a number of things from choosing a credit card, to purchasing a car, to picking the most cost effective method of shipping for each product and client. So, how does this help manufacturers and distributors save money and time? Let’s take a look.
Our team continues to improve the DCWarehouse Automation Suite with extremely important supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution features. We have a huge brand new release completely packed with new functionality to help our valued distribution and manufacturing clients compete within their industry.
I confess, when I was a kid I was a slob. My mother could not stand how I kept my room and was always on me about keeping things neat and clean. This has changed, thank goodness, now I can tell you the best run warehouses are clean, neat and presentable at any given time.
Laying out your production or warehousing facility is just as important as the software application that helps you operate. In today’s day and age of “Lean Practices” one might get lost in philosophy and terminology. I’m positive that both men and women like to cook. So let us relate this to my favorite place – the kitchen.