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Rule #1

"You don't run out of warehouse space because you have too much inventory; you run out because you have too much of the wrong inventory."


Rule #2

"For high volume Distribution Centers, racking should run perpendicular to the longest axis."


Rule #3 

"Warehouse layouts and processes should follow the horseshoe path. The opening in the horseshoe represents the internal and external suppliers and customers. The horseshoe itself represents the activities that take place. There are other paths however this remains the easiest to learn and to follow."


Rule #4  

"When developing Bin Locations always start from the floor and work your way up. Shelf A will either be the floor or the bottom shelf."


Rule #5  

"If you're losing a penny a transaction - you're not going to make it up in volume."


Rule #6

"There are two primary events that take place in any business. They are Income and Expense. Everything that happens impacts both of these. Ask yourself; What will happen to Income and Expense if I do this?"


Rule #7

"Focus on the Vital few rather than the Trivial many. It takes discipline and courage; however this focus will change your life for the better."


Rule #8  

"The number one Detriment to Effective Productivity is...Fragmented Focus."


Rule #9 

 "The number one Error in Controlling Inventory is...Focusing on Dollars."


Rule #10  

"Dead Inventory is the grand illusion of them all. Perhaps it has no value, but that is by choice. Inventory is never dead."


Rule #11  

"Inside the four walls of a warehouse are both suppliers and customers. The material management staff are the suppliers and the order processing staff are the customers."


Rule #12  

"Ask three benchmark questions of your software system...(1) Uptime; how often is the system available? (2) Performance; how timely does the system return requests? (3) Integrity; how reliable are the results of your request?"


Rule #13 

"Performing a task thirty times at the same business does not equate to doing something one time at thirty businesses. Things change. Consider the dynamics of thirty businesses."


Rule #14 

"Asset or Inventory? Everything you buy becomes an Asset for some period of time. If it's worth money then it's an asset. On the other hand, consumable inventory should not become a fixed asset."


Rule #15

"The Days Supply report is far more valuable than any other consumable inventory report you run. This report should be run weekly with consideration of several filters."


Rule #16  

"The world changes. Traditional inventory management techniques no longer apply. You need to unlearn what you have learned. Adjust your train of thought." 


Rule #17

"You can't steal Second Base without leaving First."


 Rule #18

"You can throw the dog Filet Mignon but if he's not hungry he's not gonna eat. Want more Sales? Make them hungry."


Rule #19

"Control is the Flip Side of Fear. If they want too much control then they're apprehensive of something."

Schools of Thought

"Perfection is an elusive target. Many never act unless they believe 100% can be achieved. I'd rather have 80% of something good than 100% of nothing. Take action."

Incremental Benefit

Our method of enjoying segmented benefit. You gain benefit at the close of each work segment. This will minimize your expense and maximize your results.

Upcoming Engagements - Where's Dan?

- Bar-Code Deployment in Utah.

- Workshop "Getting Ready for Bar-Coding in Michigan.

- Warehouse Operations Evaluation in Georgia.

FAQ's

What is ADC? Dan says: "All bar-code technologies fall under the macro umbrella of ADC-Automated Data Collection. This includes RFID."

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