QUARTERS IN THE COUCH - Low Hanging Fruit to Improve Warehouse Performance - VIRTUAL ONLY

May 10, 2016
7:00 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT

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VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY - YOU MUST REGISTER TO BE ABLE TO VIEW.  SEATING IS LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE 

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Outline:  When you were little, or maybe not so little, did you ever discover nickels, dimes or quarters under the couch cushions?  Or maybe you recently got out the winter coat and found a ten dollar bill in the pocket.  Either way you were a bit excited and proud of your serendipitous endeavors.  Making small changes in the warehouse can be similar to finding quarters in the couch. 

For over 20 years I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great minds in warehouse operations and learn from their experience. Early in my career I worked with large high volume distribution centers designing operations to efficiently meet current and forecasted customer demands.  As supply chain technology evolved and warehouse management systems (WMS) became a standard practice for modern facilities I noticed it was more important than ever for companies to have a solid foundation of processes and procedures to maximize their investment in technology.  Today I frequently meet with managers of manufacturing raw materials warehouses or small to mid-sized finished goods distribution centers interested in technology but who could first benefit from improving their fundamental processes or even replacing their processes all together. To help managers identify where to look for low tech and/or easy to implement improvement ideas, I’ve reached out to my network of great warehouse resources to develop a top 10 list of low tech ideas to improve warehouse performance.

For a basic low tech warehouse, management has 3 primary tools at their disposal to help improve productivity, velocity and customer service levels: Labor, Space and Equipment.  Frequently two other elements, Technology and Inventory, are debated as potential tools for a warehouse manager.  For purposes of this presentation we are purposely avoiding the discussion and application of sophisticated technology.  Regarding inventory, I propose a typical warehouse manager has very little influence over the level and type of inventory in the warehouse.  You are generally told what is coming in (by purchasing or demand management) and what is going out (by orders and customer service).  Your only influence is to protect the inventory in your position and make it easily accessible to satisfy customer demand.

So let’s discuss some low hanging fruit ideas you can consider to help improve the efficiency of your warehouse operations and find quarters in the couch.

 

About our Speaker:

Chris Barnes is a supply chain advocate and visionary with HighJump.  He has over 20 years experience developing and managing multiple client, engineering consulting, strategic planning and operational improvement projects in warehousing, distribution and manufacturing environments.      

Barnes holds a B.S., Industrial Engineering and Economics Minor, from Bradley University, an MBA in Industrial Psychology with Honors from the University of West Florida.  He is a certified APICS instructor and holds CFPIM and CSCP designations.

He served on the international Board of Trustees for the Institute of Industrial Engineers, is Past President of APICS Atlanta and WERC Atlanta, and is currently involved with Lean Atlanta Consortium.  He has presented to over 1200 people and authored the book “WMS: Phase 1: Assessment & Selection” a WERC Publication werc.org/publications/publication.aspx?PublicationId=52.

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$0.00 Quarters in the Couch PDM - VIRTUAL FREE SESSION

$0.00 Quarters in the Couch PDM - VIRTUAL FREE SESSION