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What does the futur hold for DSD

What does the futur hold for DSD

Specific to the grocery industry but also to other retailers, Direct Store Deliveries (DSD) is being increasingly questioned by members of the retail industry for its value in the supply chain. Initiatives like Efficient Consumer Response (ECR), Collaboration and Activity Based Costing (ABC) contribute to this industry-wide questioning. Eager to optimise their distribution fleets and warehouses, retailers are...

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Cross-dock versus Flow-thru warehouse?

Cross-dock versus Flow-thru warehouse?

Dynamic flow-thru warehousing minimises both handling equipment and inventory whether it is being used to support high-throughput manufacturing or finished goods distribution. Flow-thru warehousing shares much in common with cross docking. Both strategies support high-throughput manufacturing plants and distribution centres. Both are designed to maximise the handling and storage of inventory in warehouses through the frequent deliveries of...

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Visualize your future Distribution Center with simulation

Visualize your future Distribution Center with simulation

Before purchasing an automobile, it makes sense to take it for a test drive. Likewise, before spending millions of dollars on a new distribution center, it makes sense to take it for a test run. What is Simulation Software? Simulation software is a new procedure used more and more, to test and visualize new warehousing projects. The simulation...

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E-Commerce Logistics: The industry Transformation

E-Commerce Logistics: The industry Transformation

In the last few years the E-Commerce has increase to a point where organization are facing major logistics challenges. Not only the volume has increase but the composition, customer services expectation and transportation for the last mile delivery brought even more complexity to the operation. Most of the organization are facing for years the challenges of optimization their...

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To move or optimize your Distribution Center?

To move or optimize your Distribution Center?

Companies are constantly preoccupied with reducing costs due to a more and more competitive market. Reducing inventory while maintaining a high customer service level is a necessity. To reach this objective, inventory rotation must be continuously evaluated. A new approach to increase inventory rotation can, in some cases increase warehouse capacity and even avoid expansion or relocation. Mainly,...

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Distribution Network Strategic Optimization

Distribution Network Strategic Optimization

What does it mean? The search for efficiency characterizes our decade. In the context of high competition in local, national, and international markets, distributors want to deliver their products offering the best possible customer service while minimizing related costs. The role of the strategic distribution network analysis is to reconcile these objectives which appear to be contradictory. In...

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