Step One of Highly Competitive Warehouse Management — Take the Maturity Scan
Warehouse Maturity Scan Points the Way to Best-in-Class Performance
(Boonton, NJ, February 8, 2012) Is your warehouse or distribution center reactive, effective, responsive or collaborative? The answer will affect your performance now and for years to come.
In the groundbreaking new book Highly Competitive Warehouse Management, author Jeroen P. van den Berg introduces the Warehouse Maturity Scan. The scan indicates a facilities current level of maturity and suggests areas for improvement.
To date, over 500 DCs have completed the online scan. Thirty-eight percent were identified as having the potential for 10 to 20 percent savings and 55 percent for 20 to 30 percent savings in operating costs.
"By identifying your current level of maturity, and discovering areas where you are lagging, you can advance to the next stage of warehouse maturity," says van den Berg.
To move from one level to the next, van den Berg provides a Warehouse Action Plan. The plan is a systematic yet flexible approach to improvement, which focuses on the areas of workforce culture, process redesign, information technology, and supply chain alignment.
Readers may complete the Warehouse Maturity Scan online at http://www.DistributionGroup.com/
About the Author
Dr. Jeroen P. van den Berg is a well-known expert in warehouse management. In his work as a consultant, author, teacher, speaker and researcher, he challenges people to see the big picture and overcome the obstacles that prevent progress.
He has a unique talent for giving structure to complex issues so that they become easy to understand.
Dr. van den Berg earned a Ph.D. from the University of Twente in The Netherlands with his thesis Planning and Control of Warehousing Systems. He holds a master's degree in Applied Mathematics from the same university.
Title: Highly Competitive Warehouse Management
Author: Jeroen P. van den Berg
Publisher: Distribution Group
Pub Date: January 19, 2012
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About the Distribution Group
For more than 40 years, Distribution Group publications have helped distribution center and warehouse managers increase productivity, cut costs, and meet increasing customer demands. Distribution Group publishes Distribution Center Management newsletter, books and reports, and a free e-newsletter.