This week we will be discuss basic methods to identify the real cost of outbound transportation.

This week we have an special guest writer, Olin Thompson, and he explains and talks about Business Strategy, Business Processes, and Business Systems. Your comments are welcome.

This week we will be discussing warehouse performance from Dan Bolger, who works in the furniture industry. Thanks Dan for tips.

This week we will recap 10 ways to save inventory dollars using a theme from the David Letterman Show.

This week we will move back to the fresh meat and seafood industries to discuss HAACP regulations and their real effect on cost structures.

Keeping our Eye on Key Technologies we will focus on tools Fortune 1000 Companies use to “see” their business through Business Intelligence software (BI).

After attending the 48th Annual NAMP Conference in Chicago I though I would share with my readership some "costly" lessons learned.

This week we will focus on simple ideas to cut your inventory costs using technology.

This week we will focus on simple ideas to cut your inventory costs using technology.

In most Food Distributor/Processing environments the biggest asset is Inventory. The fact is, most of us are not aware that the estimated cost of “carrying” inventory is 30 to 40 percent of the value of the inventory. It is simple math, if you have $500,000 dollars of inventory, then true cost of that inventory is $150,000 to $200,000, plus the inventory cost itself.  This is a very compelling reason to cut inventory levels while still maintaining your current sales level. 

Issue 643 - Blocking and Tackling Revisited

I have decided to get away from all this technology discussion and dust off the archives from 11 years ago in the interest of getting back to basics. My longtime readers remember about blocking and tackling, Vince Lomabardi taught us what that meant. Making more bottom line profit is about the basics.

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