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Where do you start to get Lean?

Lean warehousing principles can help you to visualise your warehouse as a pivot point where inventory, receiving and shipping dock management, pick & pack services and storing and safekeeping of a wide variety of goods actively supports customer and employee satisfaction. Even small changes or investments can make a huge difference in turning your warehouse into a vital cog within the supply chain, improving product quality, reducing lead time and reducing working capital.

In ‘The Skinny on Lean’ (2006), Peter Bradley identifies five steps:

  1. Find out what your customers expect and how you can add value to the processes in function of those expectations. In general, customers do not attach importance to extensive handling, they care about velocity.
  2. Map out all the different steps your goods have to go through from order to delivery, for example by using value-stream mapping. That way, you can more easily spot the activities that don’t add value and look for ways to eliminate them.
  3. Fluency rules! Any obstacles preventing the free flow of materials through the line of action should be removed.
  4. Any materials and merchandise entering the distribution network should be pulled, based on actual demand, not on hazy estimations.
  5. Pursue perfection. All these steps should be repeated over and over again to make sure there’s no remaining waste.

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How do you get Lean?

There are several different concepts that foster the Lean idea of maximising customer value while minimising waste that may help you to streamline your warehouse operations. In general, a combination of several different tools is required to achieve a truly successful Lean approach. Also, people involvement is key, since Lean won’t work if it’s just a top-down decision. (more…)

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To lean or not to lean on lean warehousing

Typically, the warehouse is a nexus of conflicting demands and requirements in the supply chain and logistics industry. That’s why this stage is often a stumbling block in the just-in-time (JIT) supply chain. As such, your warehouse is an excellent starting point to implement Lean principles (more…)

MarketKnowledge and Fuzzy LogX help Storeganizer conquer Australia

New partnership secures first Australian customer and dealership for Storeganizer, with more to follow.

Merelbeke, 25th of April 2017 – Storeganizer, an innovative new compact storage concept, announces that MarketKnowledge Australia, a company specialising in end-of-line packaging automation solutions, and Fuzzy LogX, a consulting agency specialising in warehouse optimisation and automation, have joined together to bring Storeganizer to the Australian market. (more…)

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Storeganizer announces 2017 trade fair exhibits

Storeganizer will participate in on different logistics expositions this year. Its exhibit will showcase actual Storeganizer bays with columns of pockets and have various warehousing specialists available to discuss specific applications. (more…)