Archive for Warehousing – Page 3

Compliance is Top Priority at Chemical Warehouses

Last year, I interviewed several warehouse managers in the chemical industry to learn more about their operations and how they are using supply chain execution (SCE) technology. Chemical manufacturers, distributors, and logistics service providers (LSPs) all operate chemical warehouses which differ in complexity. At one end of the spectrum are distributors (or LSPs that handle chemicals on behalf of manufacturing clients) who receive containers, usually drums, from suppliers and then reship them when an order […]

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Walgreens, the Disabled, and the Aging Workforce

In the last annual survey done by WERC, the average warehouse’s turnover was between 9.4 and 15 percent. This is too high, and turnover is expensive.  How can companies perform better in this area? Could the composition of the workforce make a difference? In recent research conducted by the Pew Research Center, they comment that “the American work force is graying—and not just because the American population itself is graying. Older adults are staying in […]

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Benchmarking Storage and Warehousing in the Process Industry

I received a question a while back from a client, a supply chain director at a process manufacturer.  In the process manufacturing industry, storage often does not involve warehouses that store cases and pallets; it involves putting various types of liquids, at various temperatures and pressures, in storage tanks.  These tanks might store raw materials at the front end of the manufacturing process, they might store products that are 95 percent complete but just need […]

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