flevyblog

Flevy Blog is an online business magazine covering Business Strategies, Business Theories, & Business Stories.
MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP STRATEGY, MARKETING, SALES OPERATIONS & SUPPLY CHAIN ORGANIZATION & CHANGE IT/MIS Other

Archive | Operations & Supply Chain RSS feed for this section

Stock Image 1 - Supply Chain Warehousing

Supply Chain Management: 6 Building Blocks of Warehouse Cost Reduction

Cut-throat competition in industries has driven companies to find ways to reduce costs while increasing efficiency.  To accomplish this, most companies have skillfully endeavored to streamline Sales, Operations Planning, Forecasting, Inventory Management, and Logistics. One area that has still not grabbed industry’s attention is out-bound Supply Chain Management–from packaging to final delivery.  Companies generally neglect […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Process flow2

7 Principles of Business Process Reengineering (BPR)

With the advancement in technology, the usual emphasis on cost, growth, and control has been replaced by a laser focus on innovation, customer service, quality, and employee empowerment.  Obsolete business processes, disjointed organizations, fragmented work routines, and complex performance management mechanisms in traditional firms have not been able to cope with the revolutionary business models […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Warehouse1

Warehouse Costing: Cleansheet Analysis

Warehousing costs at most firms are extraordinarily higher than they ought to be.  Across the world, organizations spend around €300 billion annually on Warehouse Management.  With the boom in online retail stores and the increasing complexity of Supply Chain Management, this spending is going to surge further. The leadership at these organizations understands that they […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Logistics1

5 Obstacles Impeding the Adoption of Automation by the Logistics Sector

Digital Transformation has propelled technologies and innovation in Logistics.  Artificial Intelligence is taking charge of a number of repetitive logistics tasks.  Organizations are benefiting from Automation in streamlining their cumbersome processes and cutting down delivery times. Automation is profoundly affecting the way Logistics are handled.  It is disrupting the entire Logistics Supply Chain, not just […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Stock image 1 - Quality 4.0

11 Pillars of Quality 4.0 Framework

The introduction of emerging, digital technologies has ushered in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  To keep the competitive advantage in this era of Digital Transformation, leveraging contemporary technology is an absolute necessity.  Using cutting-edge technology means not just augmenting, but in fact, revamping the whole Quality outlook. Quality 4.0 is the complimentary Quality approach to the […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Logistics2

3 Trends Driving Logistics Automation

Technological advancement has come a long way.  Artificial Intelligence is taking charge of a number of repetitive logistics tasks.  Organizations are benefiting from Automation in streamlining their cumbersome processes and cutting down delivery times. Automation is profoundly affecting the way Logistics are handled.  It is disrupting the entire Logistics Supply Chain, not just the warehousing, […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Stock Image 1 - Supply Chain Transportation

Supply Chain Management: 2 Phases of Transportation Cost Reduction

Companies looking to improve efficiency and reduce costs can gain significant ground in the Supply Chain Management function by incorporating Lean Management and Six Sigma techniques. Reason this area has gone under the radar is that companies do not consider Supply Chain to be their core competency. Not only Warehousing but Transportation also has almost […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
SCM1

10 Technologies of Warehouse Automation

Shortage of labor, intensified demand from e-tailers (online retailers), and technological disruption is forcing organizations in the Logistics and Warehousing industry to embrace technology, particularly Automation. An investment in automating the picking, packing, sorting, storing, and shipping items can yield high returns for organizations.  Warehouses that will sort out the dynamics of e-commerce, select the […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
cost to serve2

Suffering Profit Leaks? Use Cost-to-Serve (CTS) Analysis to Prevent Them

Supply chain management across industries is being revolutionized at a rapid pace by technology.  By implementing technology systems, supply chain organizations aspire to eliminate waste, meet customers’ needs at reasonable costs, and ensure profitability.  Enterprise Resource Planning systems facilitate in processing unstructured data at an aggregated level.  However, at workflow or micro level the data […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
coffeetable

Top Grants by State for Businesses Struggling to Survive

It goes without saying that it’s been a tough year for everyone, but for small businesses especially. The global pandemic has caused a huge shift in lifestyle and movement, resulting in an economic recession that’s been felt around the world. The World Bank has described the COVID-19 recession as perhaps the worst economic downturn the world has […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Manufacturing2

How to Utilize Internet of Things (IoT) System to Expedite Decison-Making in the Manufacturing Sector?

Manufacturing today entails immediate yet informed decision making.  However, with increasing levels of sophistication and production, senior leadership often has limited time to make optimum decisions pertaining to the number of unanticipated issues surfacing from time to time.  These issues—if not managed properly and timely—can lead to defects and wastes. Top global enterprises are utilizing […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
LO Stock image 1

Learning Organization – Gaining Competitive Advantage through Supplier Networks

Large manufacturers are often reluctant to share knowledge with suppliers.  However, supplier networks are considered a great source of gaining competitive edge by Learning Organizations. A Learning Organization is founded on innovation, free flow of ideas, and a consistent focus on transforming the ways of doing business in order to achieve the desired results.  For […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Complimentary Business Training Guides


Many companies develop robust strategies, but struggle with operationalizing their strategies into implementable steps. This presentation from flevy introduces 12 powerful business frameworks spanning both Strategy Development and Strategy Execution. [Learn more]   This 48-page whitepaper, authored by consultancy Envisioning, provides the frameworks, tools, and insights needed to manage serious Change—under the backdrop of the business lifecycle. These lifecycle stages are each marked by distinct attributes, challenges, and behaviors. [Learn more]
We've developed a very comprehensive collection of Strategy & Transformation PowerPoint templates for you to use in your own business presentations, spanning topics from Growth Strategy to Brand Development to Innovation to Customer Experience to Strategic Management. [Learn more]   We have compiled a collection of 10 Lean Six Sigma templates (Excel) and Operational Excellence guides (PowerPoint) by a multitude of LSS experts. These tools cover topics including 8 Disciplines (8D), 5 Why's, 7 Wastes, Value Stream Mapping (VSM), and DMAIC. [Learn more]
Recent Articles by Corporate Function

  

  

  

  

  


The Flevy Business Blog (https://flevy.com/blog) is a leading source of information on business strategies, business theories, and business stories. Most articles have been contributed for management consultants and industry executives with over 20 years of experience. If you would like to contribute an article, please email our editor David Tang at [email protected].

Flevy (https://flevy.com) is the marketplace for premium business documents, such as management frameworks, presentation templates, and financial models. Our documents are of the same caliber produced by top tier consulting firms, like McKinsey, Bain, Accenture, BCG, and Deloitte. Learn more about Flevy here.


Connect with Flevy:

   
  


About Flevy.com   /   Terms   /   Privacy Policy
© 2021. Flevy LLC. All Rights Reserved.