Webcast - Extending Warehouse Productivity Beyond The Dock Door

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New strategies for optimizing operations outside the four walls

Effective supply chain management doesn't stop inside the four walls of the warehouse. Yet 6 out of 10 companies still utilize manual processes to assign dock loading and unloading.  Others use dock door and yard management scheduling solutions but still haven't seen the productivity gains.

The secret to extending warehouse productivity beyond the dock door is to improve visibility and control of inventory while also automating dock and yard processes. Aberdeen has found that companies using an automated visibility system in extended warehouse management are five times as likely to have decreased their warehousing costs.

During this webcast, Ian Hobkirk, Senior Analyst with AberdeenGroup's Logistics practice, will highlight the results of their new "Extended Warehouse Benchmark Report." Aberdeen found companies that synchronize their docks, yards, and warehouses with advanced in-transit and multi-warehouse inventory visibility and distributed order management produce far better results than companies that take a "silo" approach.

Then our speakers will highlight new strategies and systems for creating extended warehouse value. These include a range of supply chain solutions that automate yard and dock processes and improve supply chain visibility and control across multiple facilities and supply chains-all aimed at boosting productivity inside and outside the warehouse.

Featured Speakers:

Ian Hobkirk - Senior Analyst, Aberdeen Group

Ian Hobkirk's career in manufacturing and distribution logistics spans 13 years, with nine years in material handling systems integration engineering, sales and project management. He was also the Director of Supply Chain Consulting for Beacon Systems, helping firms reduce operating costs by implementing best practices in fulfillment operations. His areas of expertise include process flow analysis, space utilization, supply chain execution software, and material handling system design.

Wilson Rothschild - SCM Solutions Manager, Infor

Wilson Rothschild heads solution management for Infor's Supply Chain Management portfolio, working with clients on financial and operational benchmarking, supply chain value drivers and the solutions to help them achieve their financial and operational goals. Previously he was a research analyst/advisor for META Group (now Gartner Inc), where he advised companies on vendor and software selection for transportation, warehousing and international trade applications. He has also spent several years in supply chain software and operational roles where he worked for and with companies like Home Depot, Ryder, and Matlack.

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