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Would 200 million roses by any other name smell as sweet?

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Feb 13, 2018 3:52:46 PM

 

This year, Valentine’s Day spending is expected to reach nearly $20 billion. With the exception of Christmas, Valentine’s Day is the holiday that consumers are most depending on the supply chain to operate without hiccup. If you order a gift for your significant other it has to be there by the big day. Having it delivered the day of is even more stressful, creating a small window of success. Consumer happiness is dependent on retailers’ ability to get the right product to the right place at the right time – February 14th above almost any day.

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Topics: 2018, cold chain, valentine's day

Winning the Warehouse Labor War - Using Incentives to Retain Your Associates

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Feb 8, 2018 3:10:01 PM

 

Companies are fighting a war of attrition when it comes to warehouse labor. Warehousing jobs are among the top industry for workers to leave. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that warehousing jobs experienced a year-over-year uptick in the number of ‘quits’ (versus layoffs, or terminations). From last year, there were 25,000 more ‘quits’ in the industry. In some locations, companies are having to retrain 50+% of their workforce each year to compensate for ‘quits.’ Often times, the main culprit of these quits is the 500 pound gorilla in the supply chain room: Amazon. The retailing giant can afford to pay their workers slightly more, and in this highly competitive industry, an unhappy worker can easily change jobs for cents per hour.

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Topics: incentive programs, Labor, workforce, 2018

Are You Afraid of the Dark (Warehouse)?

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Jan 31, 2018 5:50:42 PM

 

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Fully automated warehouses can be a bit of a taboo subject for companies at times. After all, jobs performed by robots are jobs that can’t be filled by people. However, today’s very low unemployment rate means that more and more companies are having a hard time finding workers for these jobs so they are being forced to consider warehouse automation. This does sound like a dream scenario for supply chain executives: high productivity without the ancillary costs associated with a human workforce.

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Topics: Facility Design, Automation, 2018, dark warehouse

Top 10 White Papers of 2017

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Jan 18, 2018 2:10:38 PM

We had some great white papers published in 2017, here are the 10 that you enjoyed most (plus a bonus)!

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Topics: white papers, top 10, 2017, 2018

7 Reasons We're Looking Forward to NRF 2018!

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Jan 8, 2018 2:53:34 PM

Beginning on January 14th, more than 35,000 retail and technology leaders will attend the National Retail Foundation’s (NRF) Retail’s BIG Show in the Javits Center in New York City. With over 600 exhibitors, 300 speakers, and nearly 120 sponsors, this is the can’t miss event in the retail world. Here are some of the things we are most looking forward to!

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Topics: 2018, nrf, Events

Top 10 Supply Chain Stories of 2017

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Dec 22, 2017 10:53:09 AM

There was a lot that went on in the world of supply chain in 2017. Here are some of the stories that made the most waves this year.

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Topics: Supply Chain, top 10, news, 2017, 2018

Are You Getting the Appropriate Refunds from Your Carriers?

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Dec 6, 2017 9:41:26 AM

 

Conducting a Parcel audit is a key component in increasing your bottom line profits to your business. So, how can we thrive in parcel auditing? More important than just conducting the audit, you must be able to understand how you can detect potential savings opportunities, what it means, and what it can do for you.

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Topics: Transportation, refunds, parcel audit

It's Time to Rethink Your Transportation Sourcing

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Nov 29, 2017 9:36:43 AM

Strategic transportation sourcing is one function in the larger work cycle which needs to be undertaken on a regular basis. With frequent changes to the global trade environment and the involvement of many departments (each with their own priorities), transportation sourcing can become a very complex process.

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Topics: Transportation, sourcing, transportation sourcing

Is Your Warehouse Ready for the Holidays?

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Nov 16, 2017 4:49:56 PM

When preparing for the Holiday season, many retailers start to plan, sometimes even right after the rush from the current season. Strategic transformations to a retailer’s supply chain for the peak season isn’t always a necessary component. Small, yet simple adjustments can be implemented to improve your distribution process to create efficiency and effectiveness. Follow these four practices to turn your holiday strategy into a season of success.

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Topics: Distribution Center Optimization, Warehouse, holidays, peak season

Are Your Drivers Ready for New ELD Mandate?

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Nov 9, 2017 10:59:38 AM

On December 18th of this year,the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMSCA) will enact new regulations which require drivers to begin use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). Currently, many drivers use a paper logbook to record their compliance with Hours of Service requirements. Because these records are easily manipulated, legislation aims to shift those logs to digital.

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Topics: Transportation, shipping, eld, law, drivers

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