How Modern Innovations Are Redefining Vendor Managed Inventory

Supply chain management is all about tracking goods as they move through an intricate process. One of the key stops in that process is through vendor warehouses or distribution centers. You aren’t in control of the whole supply chain at every moment, so you need a means to keep a close eye on things moving through vendor nodes. That’s what vendor managed inventory (VMI) is all about.

Tips for Building a Transportation Management Strategy

Supply chain management is no easy feat. No matter where you fit into the greater whole of your industry, you have to wait on supplies from others before you can do your part. Meanwhile, buyers will be waiting on you. When any cog breaks down in the system, everyone suffers. An important means to avoid some of those breakdowns is to have an effective transportation management strategy. There’s a lot that goes into such a strategy, but these tips will help you to avoid some common mistakes.

Trust Softeon With Your Inventory Management

One of the most difficult things to manage in terms of an inventory based business is how much demand you have for your inventory and your actual inventory level that is kept readily available. Even if you have been in the business for several years, it is still difficult to really determine the right level of inventory needed to meet your specific goals as well as what your customers will actually buy.

Understanding Reverse Logistics in Five Minutes or Less

The sale is done – but it’s Not Over.

It takes an extraordinary effort to keep up with supply chain management. Moving goods requires so much more than just shipping them to a final location. With so many cogs in the system, every completed order can feel like a small miracle if you actually stop and think about how much went into it. It’s plenty to keep anyone busy, and it’s why post-sales processing is so thankless. Even after you deliver the product, there are tasks that must be completed. If you want to look at a holistic way to better handle those tasks, you need to think about reverse logistics.

Two Tricks to Boost Warehouse Labor Retention

Let’s be real - warehouse jobs are tough, and not everyone is made for it. You’ve probably tweaked your hiring process to weed out the wrong people as much as possible, but you still end up with too much turnover. Improving warehouse labor retention is a challenge as it is competitive, and there are more jobs than available workers right now. You can try to throw money at the problem, but eventually, you’re probably going to be outbid. So, what else can you offer workers? A better work environment and quality of life are major perks to many potential employees. These two ideas can reduce turnover without putting you into a bidding war.

How Softeon Builds Robust Supply Chain Management Systems

They say that entrepreneurship is the backbone of the American economy. That’s fair, but supply chain management is what makes entrepreneurship possible. Without impressive logistical operators keeping goods flowing, businesses (new or old) can’t function. If you want to store or move goods, you need expertise. Thankfully, the same systems powering companies like UPS and Sony are available to everyone. Softeon offers the very resources that power the biggest supply chains in the world to every client, and this is how they make it work.

Improving Your Sorting System Capacity

Supply chain management has a few common kinks that keep the overall system from running exactly the way we want. Those kinks can be frustratingly out of our control, such as receiving shipments from suppliers. But one of the worst offenders is usually in the center of your operation. Sorting systems are vital to improving workflow, but they are prone to bottlenecks and inefficiency. For many warehouses, their sorting systems are hurting productivity by working under capacity. There are two low-cost ways to tackle this problem...