Waller & Associates Supply Chain Blog

Supply Chain Optimization

Supply Chain Optimization: Three Improvement Factors

In recent times, a lot of forward-thinking businesses have realized the importance of supply chain optimization. There is little point working to increase sales and generate more revenue if the profits made are simply being bled off by a supply chain infrastructure that is inefficient and costly to run.

Something else worth bearing in mind is that an inefficient supply chain may not only be costing the company a lot of money and reducing overall profits, but this inefficiency may be noticed by customers and annoy them to the point where they stop buying from the business – thus reducing sales and revenue and causing a double-whammy effect on the company’s bottom line.

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Supply Chain Optimization: Three Improvement Factors

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Meet Mark Kidwell – Our Managing Director of Operational Excellence

At Waller & Associates, LLC, providing our clients with superiority in everything we do is at the core of our organization and one of the reasons we are able to accomplish this is because of our excellent team. Today, we want to introduce you to Market Kidwell, our Managing Director of Operational Excellence.

Meet Mark Kidwell – Our Managing Director of Operational Excellence
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Meet Mark Kidwell – Our Managing Director of Operational Excellence

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Warehouse Management Systems

External Warehouse Management Systems vs. ERP Inventory Modules

Most ERPs on the market today include some form of inventory control module, not a warehouse management system (WMS) – there is a big difference, and very often what is called a WMS is effectively an ICS. Even where ERPs do actually contain a type of WMS, it is often very basic and concentrates on only a few aspects of warehouse control, e.g. order processing/picking, binning/put away, and stock counting, rather than being a comprehensive system that controls, and reports on, all aspects of the warehousing operation.

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External Warehouse Management Systems vs. ERP Inventory Modules

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