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Selecting, Buying, Installing and Using a Modern Warehouse Management System By Jan Young
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This briefing is based on thirty years experience in the installation, servicing and operation of supply chain software. It was written for the executive, manager or engineer considering... More > installation of a warehouse management system. It may also have special value to those who are considering a replacement of their present system. We begin with the purpose of warehouse management systems and a description of their costs and benefits. The build-versus-buy choice is discussed. Organizational impact and the short and long-term effect on customers are described. The book then moves into a discussion of how to buy a WMS, the project team that must be assembled, the marketplace for commercial systems, the types of systems available and how to go about choosing among them, the creation of a Request for Proposal and the evaluation of responses. It ends with a methodology for justifying/funding a system and concludes with discussions of installation and ongoing operation and maintenance.< Less
Supply Chain Metrics By Jan Young
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What to measure? How can the value of a measurement be balanced against the cost of performing it? How can the needs of different organizations requiring similar measures of the same thing be... More > reconciled and those needs be met efficiently? What are the implementation issues? How can redundant measures be simplified? This executive briefing discusses these questions and outlines a catalog of more than eighty measurements for consideration. Some of the cataloged measurements are common, some are industry-specific, and some have unique and special purposes. Each measurement is discussed in terms of its usefulness and application. Implementation difficulties are reviewed and the executive is cautioned where inaccuracies may result from assumptions made by implementers. A review of the list may suggest metrics that should be considered for implementation, may help users avoid the GIGO syndrome, and may reduce business complexity by pointing out duplication in existing work.< Less
Best Practices in Replenishment of Forward Pick Locations By Jan Young
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This executive briefing reviews the theory of replenishment in the warehouse. It discusses when items should be replenished and when they should be picked directly from reserve stock. It further... More > discusses the handling and management of multiple reserve locations and of multiple forward locations. The use of cascading replenishment and the practice of using replenishment facilities to manage items with highly-variable demand are both covered. The result is a comprehensive review of the replenishment function that has the potential of both simplifying your operation and, at the same time, improving productivity.< Less
Best Practices in Replenishment of Forward Pick Locations By Jan Young
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This executive briefing reviews the theory of replenishment in the warehouse. It discusses when items should be replenished and when they should be picked directly from reserve stock. It further... More > discusses the handling and management of multiple reserve locations and of multiple forward locations. The use of cascading replenishment and the practice of using replenishment facilities to manage items with highly-variable demand are both covered. The result is a comprehensive review of the replenishment function that has the potential of both simplifying your operation and, at the same time, improving productivity.< Less
Simulation in the Supply Chain By Jan Young
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This executive briefing is an introduction to the technology of computer simulation for middle and senior management in the logistics, distribution and warehousing industries. It outlines... More > capabilities and potentials at several levels and may also be of use to sales and marketing personnel. Simulation technology is defined and explained. Hardware and software requirements are reviewed and a brief history of simulation is presented along with examples of past successful use. Then, with reference to the supply chain and the warehousing industry, possible uses of simulation are detailed in several modalities (purposes) and at several levels. The benefits of simulation as an analytical tool are reviewed, followed by a section that describes industrial lessons learned from failed simulation projects and the requirements for success that emerge from those lessons. The briefing concludes with a short foray into the possible future of the technology.< Less
Simulation in the Supply Chain By Jan Young
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This executive briefing is an introduction to the technology of computer simulation for middle and senior management in the logistics, distribution and warehousing industries. It outlines... More > capabilities and potentials at several levels and may also be of use to sales and marketing personnel. Simulation technology is defined and explained. Hardware and software requirements are reviewed and a brief history of simulation is presented along with examples of past successful use. Then, with reference to the supply chain and the warehousing industry, possible uses of simulation are detailed in several modalities (purposes) and at several levels. The benefits of simulation as an analytical tool are reviewed, followed by a section that describes industrial lessons learned from failed simulation projects and the requirements for success that emerge from those lessons. The briefing concludes with a short foray into the possible future of the technology.< Less
Supply Chain Metrics By Jan Young
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What to measure? How can the value of a measurement be balanced against the cost of performing it? How can the needs of different organizations requiring similar measures of the same thing be... More > reconciled and those needs be met efficiently? What are the implementation issues? How can redundant measures be simplified? This executive briefing discusses these questions and outlines a catalog of more than eighty measurements for consideration. Some of the cataloged measurements are common, some are industry-specific, and some have unique and special purposes. Each measurement is discussed in terms of its usefulness and application. Implementation difficulties are reviewed and the executive is cautioned where inaccuracies may result from assumptions made by implementers. A review of the list may suggest metrics that should be considered for implementation, may help users avoid the GIGO syndrome, and may reduce business complexity by pointing out duplication in existing work.< Less
Selecting, Buying, Installing and Using a Modern Warehouse Management System By Jan Young
eBook (PDF): $9.95
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This briefing is based on thirty years experience in the installation, servicing and operation of supply chain software. It was written for the executive, manager or engineer considering... More > installation of a warehouse management system. It may also have special value to those who are considering a replacement of their present system. We begin with the purpose of warehouse management systems and a description of their costs and benefits. The build-versus-buy choice is discussed. Organizational impact and the short and long-term effect on customers are described. The book then moves into a discussion of how to buy a WMS, the project team that must be assembled, the marketplace for commercial systems, the types of systems available and how to go about choosing among them, the creation of a Request for Proposal and the evaluation of responses. It ends with a methodology for justifying/funding a system and concludes with discussions of installation and ongoing operation and maintenance.< Less
Choosing and Using a Consultant By Jan Young
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Ever used a consultant? Ever had a problem with a consultant? This executive briefing outlines tested and proven best practices in the selection of consultants and in the management of... More > relationships with them. Although there are risks, the risk of engaging a properly managed consultant is probably lower than the risk of hiring a new employee. Choosing and Using a Consultant is intended for senior and middle management. It includes a model consulting contract and a model statement of ethics.< Less
Choosing and Using a Consultant By Jan Young
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Ever used a consultant? Ever had a problem with a consultant? This executive briefing outlines tested and proven best practices in the selection of consultants and in the management of... More > relationships with them. Although there are risks, the risk of engaging a properly managed consultant is probably lower than the risk of hiring a new employee. Choosing and Using a Consultant is intended for senior and middle management. It includes a model consulting contract and a model statement of ethics.< Less