Standish, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/27/2015 -- It is impossible to look at the quality of material handling processes without looking at delivery costs to retail outlets. Nearly three-fourths of the total costs of direct store delivery (DSD) rest with warehouse, order assembly, and delivery to retail customers. The remaining 30 percent of costs come from demand and supply planning, manufacturing, order generation, dispatch planning, and transportation. When looking at the total system involved in DSD, one must consider three key elements: the health and safety of workers, product damage and quality of service, and the most cost-effective way to deliver products. Delivering Excellence newsletter reported on the rise of DSD.
Workers who have fewer injuries stay on the job longer, remain productive, and benefit everyone. Even the types of injuries sustained can be significantly minimized using best-practice solutions. Product quality is improved whenever product touches are eliminated, resulting in less risk of product breakage or damage. An improvement in service quality can be measured by a reduction in returns, the agility to deliver multiple store formats, and by servicing customers more effectively.
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Delivering Excellence details programs which enable companies to design innovative route distribution solutions that enhance safety and productivity. Delivery routes with a variety of lightweight and ergonomically-designed solutions allow companies to move more loads with less physical stress delivering workplace safety and productivity.
Magline, Inc. provides the e-zine (email news report) which synopsizes the important news and developments touching the materials handling aspect of business. Leaders are looking for a competitive advantage, have dynamic and experienced sales forces, and have a corporate culture which is customer-focused and intent on building long-term relationships with satisfied customers.
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Magline, Inc. (http://www.magliner.com) manufactures a complete line of innovative lightweight route distribution solutions under the Magliner brand. Named one of the Great Supply Chain Projects according to Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Magliner solutions are used in the beer, soft drink, food service, parcel delivery, home healthcare, and other distribution industries. Magline also offers implementation consulting and solutions for reducing service times and eliminating waste during deliveries. Magline is at the forefront of developing products that address the unique material handling requirements from distribution centers to delivery. Magline is the leader in hand trucks worldwide and has a strong dealer base in various regions domestically, as well as internationally. Magline was named a finalist in the MHI Innovation Award.
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