Monday, January 23, 2017

Kuecker Logistics Group announces a new updated website!

Kuecker Logistics Group announces a new an updated website that is responsive and is faster and has updated information. Please visit www.kuecker.com.

Soon we will be announcing a new phone application!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

How to Make Your Order Fulfillment System More Efficient

Every DC has the same goal: to give its customers what they want when they want it. Distribution centers need to get those orders out quickly, efficiently, and accurately. Order fulfillment is the "percentage of orders meeting delivery and performance with complete and accurate documentation and no delivery damage," according to the Supply Chain Council. The process may seem simple enough, but the truth of the matter is that it's much more difficult than what it may seem. Every piece of the puzzle from inbound receiving and inventory control to outbound shipping must be in place in order for your DC to run at peak performance. How can your DC become a powerhouse of order fulfillment? Read on to find out.

Analyze Business Data to Build Order Profiles

Collect and analyze data from your WMS. For retail DCs, the peak season is approaching fast. Having your ducks in a row as far as order profiles from the years past can reveal customer preferences and help you meet customer demand when it matters most in December. 

Find the Right Order Fulfillment Solution to Meet Cycles of Demand

Easy-to-implement order fulfillment software is step one to meet periods of high order volume and high demand. The right order fulfillment software streamlines the process for training new and seasonal hires, and gets them up to speed when you need them to perform at their highest potential. 
Order fulfillment software can make your DC as efficient as possible by reducing walk times for workers who pick and stock items and ultimately improve order accuracy. You don't want to disappoint your customers by sending miss-picks. If you're a retail distribution center, you may ruin a customer's Christmas. If you're a pharmaceuticals DC, you may ruin a customer's life.

Kuecker Logistics Group knows how to make your order fulfillment system as efficient as it can be. For more information about how to get your DC ready for the upcoming busy season, call us at (816) 348-3100 today.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

3 PL

Third-party logistics (abbreviated 3PL, or sometimes TPL) in logistics and supply chain management is a company's use of third party businesses to outsource elements of the company's distribution and fulfillment services.

Advantages of Using Kuecker for Your 3PL Needs

1. Saving Time & Money

As a 3PL and experienced material handling integrator we are experts in logistics, warehouse management, and much more, with plenty of efficiencies that translate to cost and time savings. There's also a lower capital commitment when engaging a 3PL, and thanks to our adaptability you can more quickly and cost-effectively adjust to meet customer and supplier needs.

2. Allowing You to Focus

Let us do what we do best -- logistics management, material handling, warehouse automation, and more -- while you do what you do best. 

3. Flexible Solutions

We offer more flexibility than your individual organization can provide. And we specialize in an array of third party logistics services that you may not be able to offer in-house.

A Trusted Provider of Third Party Logistics 

Product Innovation

By beginning a partnership, the logistics side can begin to anticipate and advise the shipping side about problems they might face in the future or suggestions on a service that would benefit both parties.

Show How You Excel

Give your clients not only what your price is for each service but how the costs are broken down and how they stack up to the competition. If you’re workers are willing to work through the weekend to install a full system then explain why your costs are a little higher than the other place that won’t provide that service. Give evidence that your products are the best and most innovative around.

Product Innovation

One of the most important parts of the logistics/shipper relationship -- bringing innovative new solutions to the table, is something Kuecker excels in. To deliver the most innovative design, software and project management available is the greatest goal.
Shippers want to do the best business they can, so it isn’t all about price, it’s about quality of service. As a logistics provider, you don’t just want to tell people what you can do, show them your ingenuity and the results they lead to.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

3 PL what is it and how can it effect you?

One important fact of 3pl:  How to help customers reduce their shipping spend. Given the rise in e-commerce, increase in omni-channel & small-parcel shipments, and carrier GRI increases, it’s easy to see that spend is top of mind for most 3PL customers. However, determining where costs can be saved is still a daunting task because of the complex shipping profiles of most customers. To address this issue, more time and investment is shifting toward leveraging business intelligence and supply chain analytics. This technology allows 3PLs to more deeply understand customers (and their customers’ customers) trends and to uncover new opportunities for savings, especially given the mountains of shipping data.

Kuecker Logistics Grooup:
  • Our experts are engaged from the beginning of your project and are focused completely on achieving your end goal in the most efficient manner possible.
  • Turn-key automated material handling solutions create ease of planning.
  • Innovation and use of virtual tools guide the design, function and construction decisions
  • Our customer-focused approach includes you in every step of the decision making process.
  • We create complete operating and cost control considerations focused on your goals, supply chain management needs, and bottom line.
  • From concept to the operating facility, safety and quality are built into every step of the process.
Our Integral approach provides collaborative support to ensure measurable outcomes.
Organized flexibility helps you select the right solution.

Our team creates solutions through our subject matter experts to provide the best system. We employ a process starting with an Engineering Study and culminating with an Internal Rate of Return Analysis (IRR). Serving as your trusted advisors, we ask the tough questions and provide data, insights and a timetable for your project. Our unwavering commitment to empowering informed business decisions relies on facts and numbers to create increased efficiency without sacrificing functionality.

The Kuecker solution can help your company make more profits!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

KLG Technology Center

Kuecker Logistics Group is one of the only integrators in the country to have a Technology Center of their own, and is perhaps the only one with a site that is this extensive. The great investment we have made in our Technology Center allows us to demonstrate the latest generation of material handling equipment and the like, as well as test your solution prior to implementation. Visit KLG at our corporate office, and we can plan and concept in our conference rooms, and then walk right into the Technology Center to see firsthand the equipment we are referring to. You can also ship your product to us for testing on the actual equipment.

Think about the first sentence and that Kuecker Logistics is one of the few to offer its customers and its potential customers the use of a technology center to test and to prove new potential products and services to save a customer money. The center offers so many ways to demonstrate such as:

  • System Logistics carousels
    with inserter extractor
  • Intelligrated sliding shoe sorter
  • In-motion scale
  • ID Tech Print & Apply/Manifest station
  • Intelligrated 24V technology
  • Unarco & Konstant racking
  • Wildeck free standing mezzanine
  • Bilt shelving pick module
  • Accu-Sort & SICK scanners
  • WMS & WCS controls
  • RF & voice directed picking
  • Pick-to-Light/Put-to-Light

Bottom line is we stay ahead of the pack and are constantly adding more so you our valued customers or potential customers can make more profits and sales! 

More to come soon.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

7 Tips for Optimal Inventory Management in a Global Supply Chain

7 Tips for Optimal Inventory Management in a Global Supply Chain
The world feels smaller thanks to improvements in transportation and communication. This movement has inspired many companies to develop an international supply chain. If that is on your organization's horizon, then it's essential to ensure that your inventory management remains stable.

1. A Global Supply Chain Requires Holiday Awareness

With a supply chain that may span several countries, it pays to be aware that other places have different holidays. Plan ahead to keep your inventory management system working.

2. Cloud Migration

Few companies can globalize their supply chain without relying on cloud-based software. Even if you don't go global, the cloud can make your inventory management flow easily.

3. Check Forecasting

7 Tips for Optimal Inventory Management in a Global Supply Chain
Inventory forecasting is an important tool. When you globalize your supply chain, you may need to alter your forecasting methods to allow for the quirks of your international partners.

4. Research Locations

Don't jump in with both feet without thoroughly researching new locations. Send a seasoned consultant to make assessments and provide a full report to keep your inventory management predictable.

5. Work with Local Consultants like Kuecker

The consultant's work will be more valuable when he liaises with a local consultant who can provide unmatched insight. Ideally, this local consultant would have experience in your industry and intimate knowledge of tax codes, relevant laws and even the cultural customs of the country.

6. Revise Lead Time Estimates

Lead times are all-but guaranteed to increase when you globalize your supply chain. Don't forget to factor in considerations like errors, political unrest and natural disasters.

7. Choose Trustworthy Partners

Carefully consider all suppliers before entering an agreement. The more you trust overseas partners, the smoother your inventory management process will be.

An international supply chain can be a valuable asset. However, it's necessary to use these tips to ensure stable inventory management.

Contact us today to discuss your inventory control needs.