Warehouse solutions

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
You have a 99 percent fill rate from your distribution center/warehouse. Is this good? What is good when it comes to measuring distribution performance? Is it the ultimate measure of the life of a customer’s order? Can you capture every step in the life of a customer’s order? Can you measure the errors per order line? The journey of product through any supply chain to a customer is filled with constant movement and activity. Each step holds the potential for delays, wasted money and errors. The odds against fulfilling a perfect order are high and, of course, depend on the complexities of your supply chain as well as your company’s emphasis (whether you compete on service or compete on price). Perfect order exampleFailure to meet just one predefined condition (m  [Read More...]

ICC Program Helps Vets Looking for Job Opportunities

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
By now, most in the building industry know there is a shortage of qualified candidates due to a booming construction sector and retirements. This shortage presents an incredible career opportunity for dedicated, hardworking individuals looking for jobs. The International Code Council already has its successful and still-growing High School Technical Training Program, designed to get high school and community college students interested in the various fields of building safety. But what if there were a group of people who already possess some of the "soft" skills – personality, discipline and drive – who not only could help fill this void, but also are looking for career changes? Sara Yerkes and Ron Piester of the ICC are leading a new initiative, the   [Read More...]