Warehousing and Distribution http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6645/more en Mass Customization…A Lean and Agile Supply Chain Required http://www.industryweek.com/blog/mass-customization-lean-and-agile-supply-chain-required <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>When we think of becoming Lean, in many ways, the ultimate process strategy to accomplish this is what is known as &ldquo;Mass Customization&rdquo;. This refers to production in batch sizes of one to meet customer specific demand. Mass customization combines the low unit costs of mass production processes with the flexibility of individual customization.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/lean-supply-chain">The Lean Supply Chain</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/mass-customization-lean-and-agile-supply-chain-required" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/mass-customization-lean-and-agile-supply-chain-required#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Planning & Forecasting Warehousing and Distribution The Lean Supply Chain Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:34:00 +0000 146681 at http://www.industryweek.com Supply Chain Disasters on Video: 10 Reasons Why Your Products Were Never Delivered http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/supply-chain-disasters-video-10-reasons-why-your-products-were-never-delivered <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>There are a lot of reasons why freight never gets delivered on time, or at all. This video gallery shows 10 of the most bizarre instances of the Imperfect Order. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/supply-chain-disasters-video-10-reasons-why-your-products-were-never-delivered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/supply-chain-disasters-video-10-reasons-why-your-products-were-never-delivered#comments Customer Relationships Inventory Management Logistics Planning & Forecasting Procurement Safety Supplier Relationships Transportation Warehousing and Distribution Operations Supply Chain Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:50:00 +0000 145381 at http://www.industryweek.com The Demand Economy Is Altering the Logistics Landscape http://www.industryweek.com/logistics/demand-economy-altering-logistics-landscape <div class="field-byline"> John Morris, Cushman &amp; Wakefield </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Today’s consumers expect to be able to buy anything, at any time, and have their purchases delivered as soon as they want them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/logistics/demand-economy-altering-logistics-landscape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/logistics/demand-economy-altering-logistics-landscape#comments Logistics Expansion Management Warehousing and Distribution Supply Chain News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:05:00 +0000 145591 at http://www.industryweek.com Five Major Changes Happening Right Now in Industrial Distribution http://www.industryweek.com/blog/five-major-changes-happening-right-now-industrial-distribution <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Big things are happening in today’s industrial distribution landscape—five big things, to be exact. And they are causing an uproar in the industry as they all occur simultaneously.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/gaining-supply-chain-edge">Gaining a Supply Chain Edge</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/five-major-changes-happening-right-now-industrial-distribution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/five-major-changes-happening-right-now-industrial-distribution#comments Warehousing and Distribution Gaining a Supply Chain Edge Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:15:00 +0000 145481 at http://www.industryweek.com The Customer Is Always Right (but maybe not so efficient) http://www.industryweek.com/blog/customer-always-right-maybe-not-so-efficient <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>A recent visit to several auto repair shops for an estimate reminded me as to how important good customer service is for both the customer <u>and</u> the business.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/lean-supply-chain">The Lean Supply Chain</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/customer-always-right-maybe-not-so-efficient" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/customer-always-right-maybe-not-so-efficient#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Planning & Forecasting Warehousing and Distribution Operations Supply Chain The Lean Supply Chain Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:43:00 +0000 144771 at http://www.industryweek.com Top 25 Supply Chains of 2014 [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/top-25-supply-chains <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Our breakdown of the Top 25 Supply Chains of 2014 examines what makes each company a supply chain leader, and offers a look at where each company's supply chain excels. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/top-25-supply-chains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/top-25-supply-chains#comments Customer Relationships Companies & Executives Inventory Management Lean / Six-Sigma Emerging Markets Logistics Product Development Planning & Forecasting Procurement Supplier Relationships Transportation Warehousing and Distribution Global Economy Innovation Leadership Operations Supply Chain Technology Workforce Sun, 01 Jun 2014 05:39:00 +0000 119891 at http://www.industryweek.com Service Centers’ Steel, Aluminum Deliveries Rebound for March http://www.industryweek.com/warehousing-and-distribution/service-centers-steel-aluminum-deliveries-rebound-march <div class="field-byline"> Robert Brooks </div> <div class="field-deck"> Shipments, steel inventories results offset lackluster start to 2014 </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Service centers across North America increased delivery volumes during March, and steel service centers managed to reduce their inventory levels, too.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/warehousing-and-distribution/service-centers-steel-aluminum-deliveries-rebound-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/warehousing-and-distribution/service-centers-steel-aluminum-deliveries-rebound-march#comments Warehousing and Distribution News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:20:00 +0000 116741 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Steel and aluminum shipments increased across the U.S. and Canada during March, but the centers&rsquo; inventories of steel products declined and aluminum stockpiles increased during the month.</p> February Slowdown for Metal Service Centers http://www.industryweek.com/warehousing-and-distribution/february-slowdown-metal-service-centers <div class="field-byline"> Robert Brooks </div> <div class="field-deck"> Steel, aluminum volumes slipped; daily rates show more consistency </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. and Canadian service centers’ February shipments of steel and aluminum declined in volume from January, but daily shipping rates were generally even. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/warehousing-and-distribution/february-slowdown-metal-service-centers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/warehousing-and-distribution/february-slowdown-metal-service-centers#comments Warehousing and Distribution News Wed, 19 Mar 2014 03:19:00 +0000 114131 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Inventories of steel products rose slightly from January to February in the U.S. service centers, though Canadian centers managed to reduce their stocks during the shorter month.</p> Supply Chain & Logistics: Digital Technologies Realign the Traditional Supply Chain http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/supply-chain-logistics-digital-technologies-realign-traditional-supply-chain <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Social, mobile, analytics and cloud combine to usher in a new era of smart supply chains.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/supply-chain-logistics-digital-technologies-realign-traditional-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/supply-chain-logistics-digital-technologies-realign-traditional-supply-chain#comments Digital Tools Inventory Management Emerging Technologies Transportation Warehousing and Distribution Supply Chain Technology Gold Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:30:00 +0000 112781 at http://www.industryweek.com Extreme Makeover – Warehouse Edition http://www.industryweek.com/blog/extreme-makeover-warehouse-edition <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>5S or Workplace Organization is a great place to start your Lean Supply Chain journey.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/lean-supply-chain">The Lean Supply Chain</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/extreme-makeover-warehouse-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/extreme-makeover-warehouse-edition#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Logistics Planning & Forecasting Safety Warehousing and Distribution The Lean Supply Chain Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:57:00 +0000 113101 at http://www.industryweek.com