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As more and more people get their COVID-19 vaccinations and the world comes closer to normality, keeping a dependable workforce on hand will remain crucial to safe and smooth operations in the warehousing and supply chain industry. Even as the pandemic draws to a close, though, many of the changes that it necessitated will continue to impact how managers and warehouse workers perform their jobs. If you want to increase your chances of retaining skilled warehouse workers after COVID-19, there are several things you could do to improve your relationship with your employees and make them more likely to stay with your company for years...
For some businesses, relying on a third party to provide logistical support is an important step in maintaining profitability and efficiency. However, many factors go into this decision. With so many prospective 3PL providers to choose from, it may take deliberation to find a match for your business. If you are unsure about how to find the right 3PL provider, consider the following factors before deciding on the best third-party partner for your business. These considerations can help you find the right 3PL provider to best suit your warehouse’s needs. Consider Your Business’s Needs Before making the first phone call to a prospective 3PL provider,...
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed an even greater emphasis on safe and sustainable storage of pharmaceutical goods and products. Both federal law and international organizations have established numerous rules and regulations for the intake, storage, transportation, and distribution of pharmaceutical products, and failing to abide by them could lead to a loss of business as well as serious civil or criminal consequences. If your business handles pharmaceutical products of any kind, you should ensure you are aware of industry best practices for pharmaceutical-grade storage. Here are a few particularly critical factors to keep in mind as...
The Coronavirus pandemic has had a substantial impact on the supply chain industry, causing lengthy delays and other logistical challenges. Given the rapidly changing face of logistics during the pandemic, it is advisable to create a contingency plan sooner rather than later so you can have quick access to contacts for 3PL providers if you suddenly find your supply chain business in a bind. Below are some of our suggestions for viable warehouse contingency plans during the Coronavirus pandemic. Assess Your Warehouse and Its Processes Before making arrangements for a contingency plan, it necessary to assess your current situation to identify your expectations for the...
COVID-19 has radically altered the way many companies conduct business, and warehouse facilities are no exception. In response to the pandemic, many warehouses have adopted a variety of new procedures designed to protect their workforce from illness while allowing business to continue. Some of the changes in supply chain management related to COVID-19 could stick around after the pandemic is over. The best practices for supply chain management may look substantially different now compared to just a few years ago. These COVID-19 supply chain management trends for 2021 may indicate what operational strategies you should or shouldn’t implement in your warehouse in the coming year....
The basic formula for success in any business is maximizing profit and minimizing costs. Despite this, many businesses fail to prioritize reducing waste and limit costs in their warehouses. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that it’s possible to cut costs while maintaining customer service standards. Taking steps to cut costs in your warehouse could have a positive impact on your business’s bottom line. In many cases, cutting warehousing costs often leads to an increase in productivity as well. Our strategies for cutting your operational costs are designed to embrace excellence in every aspect of your business and take into account the most common...