Operations Management is a Broad Topic with Many Applications. These Articles show the Various Application to Many Industries

eCommerce Fulfillment Strategy Survey

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I don’t know how I ended up on some companies list of people to contact for questions on eCommerce Fulfillment Operations. Most of the time, the inquiries are more annoying than interesting, but this time the inquiry was actually very interesting. This company sent me a list of questions to consider. I didn’t answer them, […]

Inventory Management: Is Reshoring US Manufacturing the Answer?

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We’re pleased to have David Hutchinson provide this op-ed article on his thoughts about trend of Reshoring US Manufacturing. David is the founder and CEO of Symbiant Technologies, a solution provider in the inventory management sector. Learn more about David after the article. Lean isn’t a destination for distributors, it’s a journey. The reshoring trend […]

Barcode Solutions: Gain a Competitive Advantage and Better Inventory Control

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Today’s guest post discusses the benefits of a Barcode system for warehouse management and inventory control. Specifically, Ginger Ebinger shares with us the importance of keeping the fidelity of data through the effective use of barcode solutions. But, no matter how great your barcode solutions are, you must have these items in place for your […]

3D Printing: 7 Companies To Watch [Video]

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As many of you know, shmula.com allows guest bloggers to submit articles in areas of manufacturing, operations research, technology, customer experience, lean manufacturing, leadership, and innovation. In that spirit, we have a guest post today from a 3D Printing expert – an area of intense interest. He shares with us 3D Printing Companies to watch. […]

Lean Inventory Management: 5 Results You Can Expect


Pete’s Note: Today we have a guest post from Robert Lockard, who has written for shmula in the past on topics related to Inventory Management. Today is his third installment where he focuses his article on what one can expect from applying the principles of lean manufacturing to inventory management. Enjoy. In my last two […]