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3Ms supply chain specialist offers free health-check to stand visitors seeking advice on warehouse management pain points and broader implementation issues.
3M Supply Chain Solutions, a division of diversified technology company 3M and the international operating arm of HighJump Software, is encouraging visitors to this years Logistics Link South and Softworld exhibitions to drop by its stand for a complimentary supply chain health-check.
3Ms professional services consultant Dr David Sinfield (pictured) is one of the team who will put his 23 years experience in supply chain management consultancy to good use by imparting expert, impartial advice on supply chain issues.
More than two decades of communication and consultation has allowed me to examine the supply chains of many different companies and learn some lessons of good and bad practice across various market sectors including retail, manufacturing and aerospace, comments Dave Sinfield, Implementation Manager, 3M Supply Chain Solutions. My current responsibility within 3M is to listen to customers, understand their specific Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) needs and deliver a system that helps them to meet their overarching supply chain objectives. At the Logistics Link South and Softworld shows Ill be extending this specialist service to a wider audience.
Potential topics for discussion with the Supply Chain Doctor include:
Warehouse Management Systems what can a WMS do for me?
- Costs and benefits
- Range of options
- Implementation, resources and expectations.
Supply Chain Optimisation operating structures and procedures
- Communication with suppliers and customers
- Quality control
- General information exchange.
Distribution Networks finding the right balance
- Multiple, smaller distribution centres (DCs) versus one central DC.
Track and Trace/RFID technology and applications
- Current and potential uses
- Checklist of benefits and challenges.
Green issues supply chain considerations
- Achieving good practice in energy management.
- Logistics Link South 2008, 5-6 February, Sandown Park, Surrey
- Softworld Supply Chain & Logistics 2008, 12-13 march, Pavilion, NEC Birmingham
3M is a $22.9 billion diversified technology company, creating innovative products that help make the world smarter, faster, healthier and safer. Well known 3M brands include Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate and Scotch-Brite.
3M has pioneered innovation since 1902 and, today, invests more than $1.5 billion a year in R&D. It has applied its expertise in RFID technology to deliver biometric passports; it is using its understanding of the healthcare industry to provide hospitals with infection prevention and detection solutions; and its digital signage offerings are revolutionising the way businesses communicate with their customers, their employees and the general public.
3M employs 75,000 people worldwide to deliver more than 55,000 products to customers in some 200 countries. Its diverse technologies touch nearly every aspect of modern life, serving markets such as consumer and office, display and graphics, electronics and communications, healthcare, industrial and transportation, safety and protection services, and security systems.