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A Roadmap to Operational Excellence through Labor Management

In my last installment, we covered the first 3 habits of highly productive supply chains. Before we cover the last four, let’s review what we’ve covered to-date: The 7 Habits of Highly Productive Supply Chains Get out of the muck, but stay grounded. Establish a vision for […]

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Promat Show 2013

Discover the latest solutions to move your business forward as the industry’s leading innovators showcase their latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain equipment and systems at ProMat 2013 held January 21-24 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. ProMat 2013 is the one show where you will see in person, […]

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Top Logistics Trends for 2013

Another year, another roller coaster of threats and opportunities as it relates to exceeding the demand placed on companies’ supply chains. While some may tend to focus on the threats, amidst economic uncertainty and a more competitive landscape, it’s important to also focus on where opportunities exist […]

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A Roadmap to Operational Excellence through Labor Management

In my prior posts, I’ve covered a lot on the reasons for Labor Management in distribution. At this point if you are still skeptical on the benefits, hopefully this roadmap will help you with achieving operational excellence and understand the cultural enhancements from focusing improving productivity through […]

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The Basics of Labor Management – The Pitfalls, Myths and Keys to Success

In my last post about Labor Management, I indicated there were three cornerstones to the program – Planning, Monitoring and Measuring. This is nothing new to those who are familiar with Labor Management and engineered labor standards.  For those who are still not sure how Labor Management […]

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Plan, Monitor and Measure – The Cornerstones of Supply Chain Labor Management

It’s surprising how many companies have not yet considered Labor Management as their next initiative. Especially since most companies would agree that you first need to measure what the current state is to understand if the future state is an improvement right? The old phrase of “you […]

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Managing the Most Important Part of Your Supply Chain. The People (Labor)

Supply Chain Logistics Series: Labor Management As an industrial engineer who has worked in a variety of industries and verticals, my focus has always been how to get more out of what you’ve already got. And more often than not, in the supply chain of companies, it’s […]

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Blue Horseshoe named One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

For the second time, Inc. magazine ranks Blue Horseshoe on its Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Blue Horseshoe now […]

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Blue Horseshoe Honored as 2012 Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Industry Partner of the Year

Today, Blue Horseshoe proudly announced it has been selected as the winner of the2012 Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Industry Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on […]

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Warehouse. Factors to Consider when Completing a Network Design Study

by: Chris Elliott Many consulting professionals are familiar with the prototypical story of how a manufacturing company selects a location for their new warehouse. In one version, a College Intern spends their entire summer pulling data on customer orders, shipping expenses to customers, transit times, labor rates, […]

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