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KOM International White Papers

AGILE Logistics Network Design & Strategy:

A Battle Tested Process to Overcome the Shortcomings of Supply Chain Design Software When Applied on Distribution Networks

The optimal distribution network model must enhance and sustain consumer driven supply chain workflow processes to optimize performance, quality, flexibility and service for the organization overall. This white paper is an authoritative review of the limitations of supply chain design software for distributors and the state of the art advances available with our AGILE network analysis solution. Essential reading for major distributors who wish to perform an accurate and thorough review of all the options available to support their growth scenarios.

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What to Expect from an Effective Distribution Network Design, Optimization and Logistics Strategy Modeling Process

The optimal network model must enhance and sustain consumer driven supply chain workflow processes to optimize performance, quality, flexibility and service for the organization overall. And this must be undertaken in a manner whereby supply chain collaboration results in improved planning, process, and execution of the organizationís supply chain strategy. This white paper highlights the important considerations and questions to be addressed when choosing to implement a distribution network modelling process for design, optimization, and strategy formulation.

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How to Handle Slow Movers

The cost and complexity to manage slow moving items increases the further downstream you get, and slow movers are not going away. Despite the operational challenges in handling these items at-the-end-of-the-day slow moving or not if customers want it and the item sells you need it. This white paper highlights the important considerations when choosing from the multiple strategies that exist to handle slow movers.

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Current Best Practices and Processes within the Grocery Industry for Distributing Ice Cream

This white paper combines the compiled responses to a series of telephone interview questions posed by KOM to clients involved in the logistical management of Ice Cream products for trade purposes along with a review of the literature. The purpose is to help Grocery distributers when considering whether or not to integrate Ice Cream Distribution into an existing distribution network.

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Racking Up Savings with the Right Slotting Strategy

More than ever companies are reducing costs to remain competitive, while keeping an eye on further improving their responsiveness to customer demand. With fewer inventories in the system, we see that product assortment and the need to handle individual products in the most efficient manner possible is driving operating strategy. That is, slotting requirements are now as important as inventory storage. Learn how the development and selection of the appropriate strategic option forms the foundation for the entire slotting exercise.

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Warehouse Management System Cost Justification

The benefits of warehouse management software technology are widely documented, and hundreds of articles have been published confirming the benefits of this software technology. This document is of interest to you if you are currently in the position of trying to cost justify the investment into WMS technology for your executive management team.

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Voice Recognition Technology

This document provides an in-depth look at the use of speech technology in the distribution center. Topics reviewed include:

  • Evolution of the industry
  • Types of speech technology solutions
  • How speech technology works in the distribution center
  • Types of operations and functions most suited for speech technology
  • Benefits of speech technology
  • Warehouse Management System Integration
  • Costs of a turnkey speech technology solution
  • Profiles of the speech technology solution providers for the distribution industry.

If you wish to download this document please email your request to Steven Kohl