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Ginger Beyer

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6 Areas to Focus on Minimizing Warehouse Waste

Posted by Ginger Beyer on 8/23/17 7:47 AM

 

Song Inspiration: “Wasted Time” by Skid Row, 1991

Waste.  We all know what that is.  Normally, when we encounter a situation where waste has occurred, we get annoyed and think, “well, that was a waste”.  Maybe the leftovers were never eaten, or maybe we spent $20 on lotto tickets without winning anything.  These are typical examples of waste that immediately come to mind.  However, warehouse waste comes in many shapes and sizes.  It is a destructive little monster that hides in plain sight and surreptitiously rears its ugly head in the company’s bottom line.  You and I together in our lives / Sacred ties would never fray / Then why can’t I let myself tell lies / And watch you die every day Waste is truly all around us, but we are so accustomed to it that we simply do not see it for what it is.  So how do we see past the veil?

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Topics: Warehousing

Take It To The Limit With These 5 Warehousing Lean Tips

Posted by Ginger Beyer on 7/26/17 10:00 AM

Song Inspiration: Take It To The Limit, Eagles 1975

You know I've always been a dreamer, and it's so hard to change, but the dreams I've seen lately keep on turning out and burning out and turning out the same. So put me on a highway and show me a sign and take it to the limit one more time. Continuing to keep warehouses operating as efficiently as possible is an ongoing process. Ideally, you want to implement  lean process improvements that positively impact your customers as well as influence your bottom line while optimizing your operational efficiency.

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Topics: Warehousing

Drivers Deliver Your July 4th Favorites

Posted by Ginger Beyer on 7/4/17 8:15 AM

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Topics: Transportation, Industry Buzz

10 Ways to Keep Truck Drivers' Health from "Running on Empty"

Posted by Ginger Beyer on 6/7/17 7:00 AM

Song Inspiration: "Running on Empty" by Jackson Browne, 1978     

When much of your job is navigating the nation's highways from a big rig, maintaining health on the road can be a real challenge. The nearly 3.5 million drivers on the road are critical to keeping our economy running smoothly and efficiently. Many face unique challenges related to truck drivers' health, leaving them feeling like they are running on empty. Running on, running blind. Running on, running into the sun, but I'm running behind.

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Topics: Health and Wellness

3PLs "Drive" Away Common Fears About Outsourcing Logistics

Posted by Ginger Beyer on 5/4/17 4:10 PM

Song Inspiration: "Drive" by Incubus, 1999

 There may come a time in your business' growth that you need to start to think about outsourcing your logistics functions. In order to succeed and continue to grow your business to it's full potential,  outsourcing may actually help you save money, time, and lead to more growth.

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Topics: Hot Topic, 3PL, logistics