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KLG Saves Ollies Bargain Outlet Inc. Over 40%
Date: Mon, Mar 27th, 2017 12:00:00 am

Summary: We stayed true to Ollie's mission by providing an extremely efficient material handling system while saving them 40+%. Read on to learn more.

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Join KLG at PROMAT April 3-6, 2017, Booth S4212A
Date: Tue, Feb 21st, 2017 12:00:00 am

Summary: Visit Kuecker Logistics Group, PROMAT, April 3-6, 2017, Booth #S4212A

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Retain and Train Employees By Automating Your Warehouse System
Date: Tue, Jan 24th, 2017 12:00:00 am

Summary: In non-automated distribution centers, workers tend to do lots of repetitive and mundane work like constructing shipping boxes, order picking and packing, re-checking the picking and packing, weighing, measuring, and other laborious tasks. This kind of warehouse system burns money and has a higher employee turn-over rate. So how can you retain workers and create a more efficient system? Automate your warehouse and eliminate employee repetition.

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Benefits of Using 3rd Party Logistics for Warehousing & Distribution
Date: Mon, Jul 25th, 2016 12:00:00 am

Summary: Warehouses and distribution centers rely on 3rd party logistics for a number of reasons. The most obvious is flexibility. Providers of 3rd party logistics are well aware of the changes that take place in companies on a daily basis. They prepare accordingly by allowing you to set up and scale the distribution model of your business as the demand for products increase. This is just one of the many reasons why companies like yours rely on 3rd party logistic providers to help them succeed.



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How to Make Your Supply Chain More Intelligent
Date: Sat, Jul 23rd, 2016 12:00:00 am

Summary: How intelligent is your supply chain? If you're still using an out-of-date enterprise resource planning system or, even more worrisome, spreadsheets to track your supply chain, then your answer is that it's not very intelligent at all. Read on to discover how you can make your supply chain work harder for you.



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Is Your Warehouse Safe? Ensuring Smoother Operations
Date: Sat, Jul 2nd, 2016 12:00:00 am

Summary: When it comes to operating your warehouse safely, there isn't anything you won't do. From repairing and replacing parts on equipment right away to ensuring that parts haven't gone obsolete, you stay on top of things so that you don't pose problems for your employees and the vendors that provide products and services to you.



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Making Your Supply Chain More Green
Date: Mon, Jun 20th, 2016 12:00:00 am

Summary: Building sustainability into your supply chain is far easier and less expensive than you imagined. In fact, there are a number of ways to make operations more environmentally-friendly and you don’t have to worry about the solutions taking their time to earn you a return on your investment. You can run a successful business and protect the environment, too!


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How Put Walls Can Improve E-Commerce Order Fulfillment
Date: Tue, May 24th, 2016 12:00:00 am

Summary: Want to improve your e-commerce order fulfillment offerings? The put wall is the solution you've been waiting for. The sortation systems allows you to streamline picking on the front end of your warehouse and fulfill orders at rapid speed on the back end. The way it works is quick and easy.



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Supply Chain Risks to Take Into Account
Date: Fri, May 20th, 2016 12:00:00 am

Summary: Supply chain risks are a factor that nearly every business entity must take into account. If any of these supply chain risks come into play, then it's bound to wreak havoc on operations. Keep an eye on these factors if you want to minimize the impact that these risks will have on your company's profitability and ability to meet customer expectations.


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3 Components of Your Logistics & Operations to Specify in an RFP
Date: Sun, Apr 17th, 2016 12:00:00 am

Summary: When it comes to responding to a Request for Proposal, or RFP, there are three components of your logistics and operations organization that you want to specify. This allows customers to determine if you are the right fit for them. The first is specialization. The next is size and the last is scope. These are the things that matter most to your customers.



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Selecting the Right Goods-to-Person Technology for Your Business
Date: Tue, Apr 5th, 2016 12:00:00 am

Summary: With every decade comes changes in technology. The right goods to person technology for your business involves careful deliberation. After all, the idea is to make the customer experience as pleasant as possible, right? Goods to person technology has changed how warehouses and distribution centers fulfill orders. You need to consider what is the most cost-effective and efficient for your business. Of the four options you have to choose from, you need to determine which will be the most accurate in fulfilling your customers’ orders.


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What Was the Top Supply Chain Risk of 2015?
Date: Sat, Mar 5th, 2016 12:00:00 am

Summary: Did You Suffer from the Biggest Supply Chain Risk in 2016?

The top supply chain risk of 2015 was cargo theft. It cost companies an estimated $22.6 billion. Other issues included global terrorism which resulted in billions of dollars in losses, economic downturns in Argentina, Brazil, and China, and extreme weather events such as El Nino which disrupted supply chains and prevented continuity within business in many regions.

Supply chain risk due to poor enforcement of labor regulations also caused issues as well social unrest in Africa and Central America.

Being forced to overcome challenges is something that many businesses know all too well. Without product arriving to the proper supply chains, it doesn’t get to the customer. Supply chain risks like the ones mentioned above cost companies lost revenue and customer trust.

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Kuecker Proudly Offers KeyChain Warehouse Control System: Part II
Date: Tue, Mar 1st, 2016 12:00:00 am

Summary: Kuecker Logistics Group's (KLG) KeyChain warehouse control system (WCS) works because we've invested the time and energy into our Technology Center to give distribution centers (DCs) the best possible results. Simply put: we use the technology we develop for your DC, so we know it works.

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MODEX 2016
Date: Fri, Feb 19th, 2016 12:00:00 am

Summary: Join KLG at MODEX 2016, April 4-7, Georgia World Congress Center



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Kuecker Proudly Offers KeyChain Warehouse Control System
Date: Tue, Feb 2nd, 2016 12:00:00 am

Summary: Kuecker Logistics Group is proud to offer KeyChain, a proprietary warehouse control system (WCS) that's designed to maximize your distribution center's (DC) efficiency and productivity. The WCS is the communications bridge between the warehouse management system (WMS) and the autmated warehouse material handling devices such as picking modules and conveyors.

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4 Lessons on Supply Chain Management from Amazon
Date: Fri, Jan 29th, 2016 12:00:00 am

Summary: Amazon.com has a business model that many small entrepreneurs would like to emulate. Through excellent supply chain management, Amazon went from a start-up operating out of a garage to a multi-billion dollar behemoth. It might seem simplistic to suggest that Jeff Bezos and Amazon owe it all to excellent supply chain management, but through that single factor, Amazon is able to deliver great customer service, innovation and outstanding products. Here are lessons any business owner can take away from Amazon's supply chain management.

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Why Your DC Needs a Print and Apply System
Date: Mon, Jan 11th, 2016 12:00:00 am

Summary: Automated print and apply systems offer a host of benefits to the distribution centers (DC) that use them. They not only significantly reduce labor costs associated with applying labels to shipping cartons, they also help make sure the packages get to where they need to go during shipping. Here's a more in-depth look at print and apply labels, and how your DC can use them to your advantage:

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Five Ways to Minimize Your Company's Supply Chain Management Risk
Date: Tue, Oct 28th, 2014 12:00:00 am

Summary: From tornadoes to thefts to equipment failure, there are a number of events that can threaten your supply chain management. Yet, while your company's supply chain is always going to carry some degree of risk, that doesn't mean you can't take steps to reduce it. Here are five ways to minimize your company's supply chain management risk.

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A Day in the Life of a Warehouse Worker: Part III: Inventory Control
Date: Fri, Oct 30th, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: In our last installment of, "A Day in the Life of a Warehouse Worker," we followed Troy Frink on a typical day in an automated distribution center;s (DC) shipping department. Frink has worked in shipping and inventory control (IC), so we wanted to follow him on a typical day in IC.

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5 Ways to Improve Picking Operation Productivity
Date: Tue, Oct 20th, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: Executives are faced with trying to reduce labor costs and increase productivity every day. Customers are placing more orders, but with smaller quantities than ever before. It's a challenge. Yuo need to increase order productivity and decrease operating expenses. Your retail customers are under pressure to lower costs by reducing their inventories, which means it costs you more to ship less. How can you do more with less distribution? Here are five tips to improve your order picking productivity.

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A Day in the Life of a Warehouse Worker Part II: Shipping
Date: Tue, Sep 22nd, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: In our last installment of "A Day in the Life of a Warehouse Worker," we explored a day in the life of a receving worker. Every DC employee is integral in ensuring the success of the entire enterprise. Shipping associates make sure that the warehouse's inventory actually makes it out the door. Troy Frink, the receiving associate covered in our last installment of "A Day in the Life," has worked in several departments in several DCs. Here's what a typical day looks like for him in shipping.

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Get Ready for Peak Season: How to Make Your Order Fulfillment System More Efficient
Date: Tue, Sep 15th, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: 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 receving and inventory control to outbound shipping must be in place in order for your DC to run at peak performance.


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A Day in the Life of a Warehouse Worker Part 1: Receiving
Date: Sun, Aug 23rd, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: People know that their favorite stores carry the products they want and need. They expect those products to be on the shelves, but many of them do not know how those products get there. Distribution centers (DC) all over the world help make sure consumers get the products that help them stay healthy, get work done and be entertained. We wanted to let readers know what actually goes on in a warehouse from day to day, so we decided to blog about it. This post is the first in a three-part series and follows Troy Frink, a receiving clerk at Express Scripts. Stay tuned for part 2 when we cover a day in the life of a shipping clerk.

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4 Tips for Increasing DC Productivity
Date: Mon, Aug 10th, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: Making sure your warehouse runs smoothly and effectively depends entirely on your people. Even with the best automation in the world, not having the right standard operating procedures and the right employees to carry them out, your DC will under perform every time. Use the following tips to make sure your DC is as productive as it can be.

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The Best Warehousing Practices for Pharmaceuticals
Date: Wed, Jul 15th, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: While guidelines for proper warehousing for any industry means that products should be available, accessible and in good condition, pharmaceutical distribution centers must be extra dilligent. Not only does a pharmaceuticals distribution center (DC) have to deal with usual challenges like inventory and personnel issues, but it also has to comply with strict DEA and FDA regulations.

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Inventory Solutions That Work for Small Businesses
Date: Wed, Jun 17th, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: It isn't always easy for small businesses to find the right inventory solution for their organization. Large corporations have a somewhat easier time with keeping track of their inventories thanks to their vast financial resources and wealth of employees. Small companies have very little room for errors. Their inventory solution has to be efficient, fluid and scalable so they always know which products they have and how well they are selling.

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Improve Warehouse Productivity With Put to Light Systems
Date: Fri, May 22nd, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: If you experience high warehouse costs due to order picking, there are solutions that save your company a bundle. You just need to know what to look for. Pick to light and put to light are two options that cut costs by improving productivity. Data has shown that productivity increases by 40% with pick to light solutions.

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How Cloud Computing Software Can Help Improve Supply Chain
Date: Mon, May 18th, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: Today's business world is undeniably international. Goods are frequently manufactured in foreign countries and then shipped back to places like North America, Australia and Europe where demands for consumer products are particularly high. Companies began sending manufacturing jobs overseas decades ago in an effort to capitalize on cheap labor. It meant enormous complications, and supply chain software and other systems usually weren't up to the task of tracking the status of raw components or finished products.

Thanks to cloud computing solutions, though, supply chain issues are now being resolved.

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Manufacturing Companies Report Supply Chain Complexities are a Top Concern
Date: Wed, Apr 29th, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: Companies that are in the business of manufacturing have big concerns when it comes to the reliability of their supply chain. The biggest perceived problem relates to the complexity of existing supply chains. Other concerns include the dangers of an attack by hackers while others are worried about growing scrutiny by regulatory commissions.

Read on for more details on supply chain concerns -- and how Kuecker Logistics Group can help.

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Supply Chain Efficiencies in the Healthcare Industry
Date: Tue, Apr 14th, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: Healthcare is big business in America, and providers are hard pressed to find ways to deliver a better and more cost effective product. In the future it seems that more and more organizations will be distinguishing themselves from the competition through improving their supply chain.

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Consider These Components When Planning Your Distribution Strategy
Date: Tue, Mar 31st, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: One of the best ways that any business can cut costs is by improving their distribution strategy. Long gone are the days of the person-to-goods distribution strategy. Today it's all about a more automated goods-to-person system.

Here are our tips for making your operations more efficient.

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Tips for Keeping Your Material Handling System Cutting Edge
Date: Mon, Mar 30th, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: For retail distributors, manufacturers, and packers, material handling systems are an imperative, integral tool.

In an ideal world it would be possible to always have the most technologically advanced material handling system. However, this doesn't make practical sense from a budgetary standpoint. Realistically, companies are not able to upgrade their material handling systems constantly. With the right maintenance, sound obsolescence planning, and other life cycle services by Kuecker Logistics Group, costly system revamps aren't necessary.

Here's how to keep your material handling system operating at peak efficiency.

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How KLG's Industrial Automation Solutions Can Help Your Warehouse
Date: Tue, Mar 3rd, 2015 12:00:00 am

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The Benefits of Using a Warehouse Management System in Pharmaceuticals
Date: Thu, Feb 26th, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: Pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors deal with a lot of potentially dangerous products that need to be managed carefully with particular attention to security. From the completion of the product to storage and shipping out to end consumers, a warehouse management system provides the utmost in high tech inventory control, safe storage and prompt shipping. Companies can track everything remotely and never worry about order fulfillment or rising costs of additional on-site warehouse space or hiring more employees.

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Myths About Supply Chain Management
Date: Thu, Jan 22nd, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: Supply chain management is an essential tool for making your business function optimally. But many business owners avoid investing in supply chain management solutions simply because they don't understand the truth about the process. That's why Kuecker Logistics Group is here to dispel some of the most common misconceptions about supply chain management.

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Inventory Management Solutions for Bookstores
Date: Mon, Jan 19th, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: One of the most difficult problems for booksellers is keeping the right inventory available to their customers. But failing to have the correct inventory on hand is a major source of lost profit for bookstores that are doing everything else right. After all, if you don't have the book your customer wants when she comes in, you risk losing her sale to Amazon. Another danger is losing profits as your inventory sits unmoving on the shelf. But how can you practice inventory management techniques to ensure that you have the books your customers want?

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How Restaurants Benefit from Supply Chain Management
Date: Fri, Dec 19th, 2014 12:00:00 am

Summary: Supply chain management is a powerful tool for restaurants, as long as it functions effectively. A solid, reliable supply chain means that a restaurant can deliver food that is of a consistent quality. Moreover, that food is fresher and safer. As an added incentive, good supply chain management can even improve operation cost savings. Clearly, reviewing current supply chain practices and perhaps making a few adjustments could be valuable for restaurants of any size.

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Seven Benefits of Strong Supply Chain Management for Healthcare Organizations
Date: Thu, Nov 20th, 2014 12:00:00 am

Summary: Supply chain management isn't just about getting items to their destination in a timely fashion. It is also a method of reducing waste, increasing efficiency and performing at a superior level. It is one behind-the-scenes detail that make all of the visible tasks possible. While many healthcare organizations prefer to concentrate on more important tasks, such as treating the sick and saving lives, the fact of the matter is that minor details like supply chain management simply cannot be overlooked or neglected.

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Five Common Logistics Management Mistakes to Avoid
Date: Tue, Nov 18th, 2014 12:00:00 am

Summary: Today's customers don't just want excellent products. They want excellent products delivered to their door quickly and affordably. This often leaves logistics companies scrambling, which in turn translates into costly errors. Is your logistics management company throwing money away? You are if you are still making any of these five costly mistakes.

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Five Common Inventory Management Mistakes (and What to Do About Them)
Date: Wed, Oct 15th, 2014 12:00:00 am

Summary: While your merchandise may be what attracts customers to your business in the first place, if you don't have a firm grasp on inventory management, your customers aren't likely to stick around. Here are five common inventory management mistakes and what to do about them.

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Supply Chain Management: Are You Prepared for the Unexpected?
Date: Mon, Sep 29th, 2014 12:00:00 am

Summary: If the unexpected happens, is your supply chain management plan prepared to adapt? Call (816) 666-8404 to talk to our experienced team.

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Logistics Management Challenges for Online Grocery Stores
Date: Tue, Sep 23rd, 2014 12:00:00 am

Summary: Looking for logistics management solutions for online grocery stores? Call (816) 666-8404 to learn more!

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Four Industrial Automation Trends to Look Out For
Date: Sat, Aug 30th, 2014 12:00:00 am

Summary: As the demand for industrial automation technology grows, the technology continues to improve as well. New technologies such as mobile communication, cloud computing and cyber-security technologies will give the most invested business owners the competitive edge they need to outpace their competition and bring in the most profits with the least amount of waste.

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Change the Way You View Taking Inventory With These Four Great Solutions
Date: Tue, Aug 19th, 2014 12:00:00 am

Summary: If you know your numbers are right, but you can never seem to find the products you need when you need them, it is time to get organized. Either you need a better way to organize products as they go from the truck to the shelves, or you need a more robust automated inventory management system that can let you know right where your packages are, whether they are on the sales floor or en route to a customer's home.

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Promote Safety & Efficiency with Automated Guided Vehicles
Date: Tue, Jan 31st, 2017 12:00:00 am

Summary: Automation is already a huge part of manufacturing an processing, now it's an essential part of your warehouse system. Many picking and retrieval systems have already been automated and it doesn't stop there. Automated guided vehicles can help create a more efficient and safe warehouse environment.

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Are you at risk for supply chain fraud?
Date: Sun, Jun 21st, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: Though it may be difficult to admit, every supply chain is susceptible to fraud. A survey conducted by Deloitte Financial Advisory Services indicated that 28.9 percent of participants reported some type of supply chain fraud occurring somewhere in their operation over the prior 12 months. That statistic is bad enough, but it doesn't account for the instances of fraud that have not been discovered or reported. This suggests that it's important for organizations of all sizes to inspect their supply chain for possible fraud.

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The Warehouse Workforce and its Changing Face
Date: Mon, Jul 6th, 2015 12:00:00 am

Summary: The modern warehouse employee can come from a vast variety of different backgrounds and have different outlooks and abilities. With so many factors in mind, a warehouse manager's job is to turn a diverse group of people into powerhouse of productivity.

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