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Nicholas Garofalo

Lean Problem Solving

Lean Problem Solving

By | Logistics

I recently just moved into a house. With moving into a new house you spend tons of time unpacking, putting things away, getting comfortable, and most importantly figuring out where things are supposed to go. Unlike my wife, when I look for places to put things, I’m thinking about how they affect process flow. For example, where am I going to put my keys so I don’t have to go out of my way to grab them as I walk out the door? Or, where am I going to put my work backpack so it’s not a safety hazard that we…

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Workforce Efficiency

4 Suggestions to Improve Workforce Efficiency within the Warehouse

By | Logistics

A November 2013 survey found that distribution center managers understand that their warehouses aren’t entirely optimal, but they lack the time, resources and strategies to greatly improve operations. Specifically, the survey found that mid-sized warehouses (approximately 50 workers) lose almost 3,000 hours a year due to workforce inefficiencies. Additionally, while 89 percent of those surveyed indicated that new technology could help managers recoup these inefficiencies, only 70 percent had conducted a thorough review of practices in the warehouse in the past year. In this post, we’ll identify four strategies to help evaluate your warehouse operations and eliminate redundant, ineffective processes. 1) Maintain…

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