07 Dec 2017

Third Party Logistics (3PL) Selection Process


Third Party Logistics (3PL) Selection Process
Third Party Logistics (3PL) Selection Process

1. Cross-functional team investigates internal, company current freight and Logistics costs: Chose a 3PL implementation Project Leader or be guided by an external 3PL Consultant

2. Cross-functional, internal team to create a Request for Quotation (RFQ)/Request for Proposal (RFP) with consultant’s recommendations. The more detailed the RFQ/RFP, the better quotation/proposal. Put a due date (7 days out) on the RFQ/RFP to measure responsiveness of 3PLs. Sent to at least three (3) 3PLs.Read More

27 Nov 2017

Supply Chain Optimization

Supply Chain Optimization Evolves, infographic

This infographic from MPI outlines supply chain pressures and seven steps to true supply chain optimization.
SOURCE :- infor.com

27 Nov 2017

Warehouse Audit and Survey

Chuck Intrieri

Paso Robles, CA



Warehouse Optimization/Cal Poly Small Business Development Center for Innovation Consultant

First, look at the inventory: Is it pallets? boxes? SKUs? No, it is money. It is money in a bank. The bank must be secure. No one should roam the warehouse and take parts for samples/sales unless they notify the warehouse staff. It is money you are taking! One of the root causes for variations in cycle counting on hand in the warehouse versus on hand in the computer is: theft!Read More