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    The Great Balancing Act: Optimizing The Distribution Network

    Did you miss this presentation at Modex 2016?  If so, then you are in luck!  Due to the overwhelming response we received from this presentation at Modex, Associated University will be hosting it live again using our webinar platform. 


    What you will learn:
    Senior executives across all industries share two common goals: Increasing Shareholder Value and Delivering Bottom Line Results. A proven approach to reducing the overall supply chain 'cost to serve' is the optimal deployment of distribution network assets. This is done by understanding the true cost of the current network and achieving the proper balance of the desired service levels at the most optimal cost. A network optimization study will identify the ‘lowest landed cost’ network that achieves the desired service levels. This presentation will define the reasons to undertake a network optimization project, explain the analysis process and demonstrate the benefits of network optimization through real life case studies.

    This webinar will provide you with additional insight into industry metrics, including:
    • The purpose and process of a network optimization engineering study
    • Case study results and benefits of network optimization engineering studies

    Presented by Wayne Lewis, Senior Director of Peach State’s Global Consulting Group, you will gain insight into the latest network optimization strategies that can significantly impact your bottom line.

    If you would like to learn more about how to increase shareholder value and deliver bottom line results, then join us for this educational webinar.

    Warehouse Safety: It's No Accident

    Every year there are roughly 5.2 recordable accidents for every 100 workers in the United States, which are estimated to cost employers in excess of $100 Million annually. 

    The sad truth is that many of these accidents are completely avoidable if the proper safety protocols were implemented and the required safety training was conducted.  Due to the substantial human and financial toll these accidents can have, OSHA has made a point of fining companies for violations.  These fines can cost your company between $7,000 and $70,000 per violation. 


    This webinar will provide you with additional insight on how to identify these opportunities to improve safety while creating a productive work environment, including:
    • How to identify opportunities to improve safety and mitigate risk within your facility.
    • Have a better understanding of the types of safety equipment that are available.
    • Services that can assist you in being proactive when it comes to preventing accidents.
    • Gain a general knowledge of requirements and recommended safety practices.

    From the real-world perspective of an experienced industry expert you will gain insight into best practices to ensure your operation is a safe and productive environment.


    Understanding OSHA Regulations and Required Training For Powered Industrial Truck Operators

    Every year there are roughly 100,000 injuries reported as a result of lift truck accidents in the United States, which are estimated to cost employers in excess of $100 Million annually.

    The sad truth is that many of these accidents are completely avoidable if the proper safety training was conducted. That is why in 1999 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) started mandating that all companies provide proper safety training.

    Due to the substantial human and financial toll these accidents can have, OSHA has made a point of fining companies for violations. These fines can cost your company between $7,000 and $70,000 per violation.

    This webinar will provide you with additional insight on how to become OSHA compliant while creating a safe and productive work environment, including:

    • OSHA Training Requirements: Understanding what the requirements are and how to comply with them.
    • Training Resources: What resources are available to help you become compliant and train your operators appropriately.
    • Benefits of Operator Training: Explore the benefits of how effectively training your operators can impact your company's morale, productivity and bottom line.

    From the real-world perspective of an experienced industry expert you will gain insight into OSHA's requirements and the many benefits associated with proper training.

    Is Automation Right For You?

    In the last decade we have been bombarded with dramatic changes in our business and economic environment. Companies across all industries have faced the challenges of a changing workforce and increased customer demands. For companies to stay competitive, it is imperative that they take a look at how the availability of technologies, such as automation, can drive their company to achieve maximum efficiency by improving productivity, safety and quality all while reducing operational costs.

    This webinar will provide you with an overview of: 
    • Common automation applications and their corresponding justification 
    • Considerations for determining if automation is the right fit for your organization 
    • Design requirements for Automation Technology

    From the real world perspective of an experienced industry expert, you will gain insight into automation and how it can streamline your processes so you can better utilize your resources.


    Do You Know How Much Your Lift Truck Fleet Is Really Costing You?

    This presentation will provide a guide to identifying cost drivers in your lift truck fleet and how to apply data that will help you to reduce overall operating expenses associated with the fleet. If this is done correctly, companies can effectively reduce down time and maintenance costs. This information can also extend product life cycle, and decrease capital expenditures.

    This webinar will provide you with additional insight into industry metrics, including:
    • Identify metrics that will help you determine cost drivers, including Cost Per Run Hour. 
    • How to identify and segment cost drivers into truly actionable reports.
    • Improve Asset Utilization and Replacement

    From the real world perspective of an experienced industry expert you will gain insight into the latest fleet management trends that can significantly impact your bottom line.


    Optimizing Warehouse Space to Increase Efficiency and Maximize ROI

    Recently, an increasing number of owners and managers of warehouses and distribution centers have faced an ongoing need to accommodate additional orders and throughput without expanding their space. Given this fact, it is crucial that these individuals maximize their warehouse space with flexibility in layout and storage to accommodate current and future storage and capacity needs. Evaluating lift truck fleets, utilizing the right equipment, installing efficient lighting systems and incorporating the latest in lift truck technologies are just a few of the ways to increase storage capacity, drive efficiencies and maximize ROI.

    Learn the practical approach to maximizing your warehouse space from the real-world perspective of an experienced industry expert. We will cover key program elements including:

    Strategic Slotting

    Inventory... although it is the very reason for warehousing it can also be the primary source of reduced storage space and inefficient processes that ultimately lead to increased warehousing costs.

    Traditionally, appropriate storage mediums and order fulfillment processes have been developed utilizing a question and observation methodology. Today, that technique has been enhanced to include a data-driven analysis of your systems and processes through the use of strategic slotting disciplines.

    Learn the practical approach to implementing a slotting strategy from the real-world perspective of an industry expert. We will cover key program elements including:

    Best of all, see how these cost savings can be achieved with low risk and at moderate levels of investment that often provide an immediate return on investment.

    Optimize Your Labor and Order Fulfillment Processes

    Knowledge is Power! Today's operations managers need access to many different data points that will provide them with the visibility they need to make strategic decisions, from right-sizing a fleet to optimizing labor for maximum productivity and effectiveness.

    Telematics is a way of monitoring the movements, status and behavior of a vehicle and its operator. This information gives management complete, real-time knowledge of their fleet activities in one centralized interface allowing you to increase productivity, reduce labor costs, improve customer service, increase safety and reduce operating expenses. 

    In this webinar you will learn the practical approach to employing telematics to maximize your labor utilization and order fulfillment processes from the real-world perspective of an experienced industry expert. We will cover key program elements including how to:

    • Improve the productivity and utilization of your associates
    • Gain visibility to the costs associated with servicing customers 
    • Respond quicker to warehouse operational needs
    • Bring together real-time data of the vehicle with employee and 
    vehicle daily activities

    Best of all, see how these cost savings and business benefits can be achieved with low risk and at moderate levels of investment that often provide an immediate return on investment.

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