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Learn to Put Safety First in Your Warehouses with a Free Webinar

Learn to Put Safety First in Your Warehouses with a Free Webinar

Do you have questions about keeping your employees safe and your warehouse productive in this uncertain time? Join Alpine’s Brenda Stoltz, an expert in strategic leadership, operations management and HR programs, for a WERC webinar, “Grow Your Safety Culture: How to Engage Warehouse Employees & Leaders” on Tuesday, March 31 at 2pm EST.

When it comes to safety in the warehouse, compliance is simply not enough. Rather, employees — and leadership — must be committed to not only keeping themselves safe, but also to ensuring the safety of those around them. Topics include best practices in structuring a team and techniques to gain support for, and increase interest in, safety.

Webinar participants also discover the benefits (both expected and unexpected) of a team dedicated to safety; techniques to get hourly employees to buy-in; and how to instill recommended routines that keep everyone informed and invested. Stoltz will also overview ways to establish peer-to-peer accountability — the single-most effective way to generate a safety-conscious culture.

Brenda will also share tips that leading companies are doing today to maintain operations, as well as to protect and communicate with employees and customers. She will share best practices and methods for facilities management, cleaning procedures, crisis planning and employee and customer communications.

Register here for this free webinar.

Learn to Put Safety First in Your Warehouses with a Free Webinar

Learn to Put Safety First in Your Warehouses with a Free Webinar

Do you have questions about keeping your employees safe and your warehouse productive in this uncertain time? Join Alpine’s Brenda Stoltz, an expert in strategic leadership, operations management and HR programs, for a WERC webinar, “Grow Your Safety Culture: How to Engage Warehouse Employees & Leaders” on Tuesday, March 31 at 2pm EST.

When it comes to safety in the warehouse, compliance is simply not enough. Rather, employees — and leadership — must be committed to not only keeping themselves safe, but also to ensuring the safety of those around them. Topics include best practices in structuring a team and techniques to gain support for, and increase interest in, safety.

Webinar participants also discover the benefits (both expected and unexpected) of a team dedicated to safety; techniques to get hourly employees to buy-in; and how to instill recommended routines that keep everyone informed and invested. Stoltz will also overview ways to establish peer-to-peer accountability — the single-most effective way to generate a safety-conscious culture.

Brenda will also share tips that leading companies are doing today to maintain operations, as well as to protect and communicate with employees and customers. She will share best practices and methods for facilities management, cleaning procedures, crisis planning and employee and customer communications.

Register here for this free webinar.

Free Business Intelligence: WMS Systems White Paper!

Free Business Intelligence: WMS Systems White Paper!

Business Intelligence is all the rage these days, and Alpine now offers a WMS Advanced Reporting solution that can give you data for days, including:

 
-Key Performance Indicator (KPI) analysis
-Trend analysis
-Financial performance tracking
-On-time and In-Full performance
-Function-specific cycle times
-Dock-to-Stock
-Capacity
-Labor Management
-Fill rate
-Inventory on hand
-Cycle counts

To determine if your operation could benefit from an advanced reporting solution, reflecton these questions:

  • Do I rely on base GUI screens for business insights into my WMS?
  • Do I have to export data from my WMS into Excel and run macros and pivot tables in order to get the information I need?
  • Are my supervisors spending unnecessary time after every shift calculating UPH metrics or other necessary KPIs?
  • Can I quickly provide my team with easy-to-read visuals that quickly show how effectively each team member is performing?
  • Are there parts of your operation that fall into the “black box” category, leaving you guessing why the WMS is behaving in a given manner?

If you answered any of the above questions with a less-than-favorable response, it maybe time to step up your business intelligence (BI) game!

If you want more in-depth, actionable data from your JDA, see our white paper, “Operational Efficiencies Realized Through Business Intelligence” to learn how need-based reporting can breathe life into a stagnant WMS.
Free Webinar! 3PL Effective Collaboration

Free Webinar! 3PL Effective Collaboration

Alpine Managing Principal, Michael Wohlwend, teamed up with Kevin Coleman of DSC Logistics, and Charlie Piper of Saddle Creek Logistics to discuss lessons that you can leverage for your successful third-party logistics partnerships during the October 10th Warehouse Education Research Council (WERC) webinar. Whether public warehouse or contract logistics, use these tactics for more effective 3PL collaboration!
Click below to watch the webinar now.

About DSC Logistics:

When Dry Storage Corporation was founded in 1960, we provided our customers space to store their products and a promise to meet their changing needs by, in the words of our founder, Jim McIlrath, “doing a better job tomorrow than we did today.” Ann McIlrath Drake, Jim’s daughter, joined in 1994 as CEO, and her vision unified our organization from a public warehousing company of 22 acquired affiliates to “one great company: DSC Logistics.” Under Ann’s leadership, we established our strong reputation for strategic collaboration, providing integrated supply chain solutions to many of the world’s leading companies.

 

About Saddle Creek Logistics:

Saddle Creek is an asset-based third-party logistics provider based in Lakeland, Florida. We specialize in designing and delivering omnichannel logistics solutions for manufacturers, retailers and ecommerce companies.Our approach is solution based and data driven, using the most advanced operational methods and sophisticated technologies.

The Rise of Robots in Distribution Centers

The Rise of Robots in Distribution Centers

Check out this great article we saw in Supply Chain Dive about the dramatic rise of robotics in distribution centers!

At Alpine, we’ve been working with many of our clients on the same thing. As the cost of labor is rising and the cost of automation is coming down, the tipping point for robotics is upon us. Many of our clients are analyzing opportunities for robots and we have recently helped three of them justify “goods to person” system. And, we are installing one right now!

In addition, the success of several robot installations in a “Layer” pick environment has been proven, so now we are working with several CPG companies to develop an adoption plan for this application. There are some great insights from Gartner in the article, as well, from their “Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies” report. Check it out!

Excerpt from the article:

RaaS warehouse solutions require little infrastructure and can be flexibly deployed in any facility, Parks said. InVia Robotics offers an automated picking system to manage a network of picker robots that can autonomously move inventory from one point to another. The compact robots are two feet tall by two feet wide, can reach up to eight feet high and can carry standard totes weighing up to 40 pounds.

“There really isn’t much infrastructure required,” he said. “You just basically put a bunch of stickers on your existing shelving and the robots go and pick.”