As we approach the end of the year, we thought we’d look back at some of our best blog posts from 2018.
We’ve tackled a diverse range of subjects on the blog this year: KPIs, transport management, supply chain productivity, warehouse management, logistics route planning, carrier integration, picking methods, GDPR, economic volatility, and even Brexit.
In case you missed them, here’s our top posts of the year. Some we’ve chosen because they have received the most traffic. But others cover subjects that are likely to be the most useful to our typical readership: those of you who run warehouse operations.
We wrote a series of posts on KPIs in 2018. We started with a look at the seven KPIs you should track to measure improvement in your warehouse operations.
And we followed this up with a post on each KPI that examined the subject in more depth. We explained each KPI and how it is measured. Then we looked at how you can improve your score for that KPI. We covered:
- On Time In Full (OTIF)
- Receipt Accuracy
- Receipt Performance
- Pick Performance
- Cycle Count Accuracy
- Space Utilisation
- Stock Turn
You can read the individual posts, or download the warehouse KPIs whitepaper that summarises it all.
Every warehouse manager is seeking to optimise picking in order to improve efficiency. So we explored some of the different ways that picking can be organised. Naturally, certain methods are better for particular types of operation, but if you want to find out how you might speed up picking in your warehouse, have a look at these:
There’s a trend in logistics towards automating route planning. And in our post Route Planning: Man vs Machine, we examined which is best. We looked at the benefits and drawbacks of automated systems, comparing them with manual solutions. Of course, seeing as we offer our own proof of delivery and routing app for small and medium-sized business running their its own fleets – Springboard Delivery – you might already be able to predict which side we came down in favour of.
Logistics Digital Disruption
In another series, we looked at logistics digital disruption. These blog posts cover digital disruption in areas like retail, grocery shopping, drones, outsourced deliveries and pharmaceuticals. It’s no surprise that Amazon features in each of these six posts. The erstwhile book-seller is adeptly turning its hand to new industries, rapidly implementing new technology and approaches that are shaking up logistics in the UK and around the world.
So if you missed any of these posts, that’s your Twixmas reading sorted this year. We’ll see you on the Balloon One blog again in 2019.