Manufacturers and distributors of health care products are an essential link in the healthcare supply chain. Now more than ever, identifying and preventing possible disruptions is crucial. Adding the right automation not only helps reduce supply chain disruptions, but also allows these essential businesses to have control of their operating costs and potential labor shortages when meeting increased production demand.
Supply chain management and distribution generally stay the course for a while and don’t undergo serious changes very often. Of course one of the largest trends was the adoption of the computer, to catalog and keep track of where everything is and where everything was going. That was beyond huge and that trend, to implement computers, literally changed the industry as it was known.
Well, here are some trends we've been following on the Cerasis blog to look out for in the future that have the potential to make big changes that businesses should keep an eye on.
Topics: Supply Chain
Theft deterrence & detection - The unrecognized value of stretch wrapping
You've probably trained your receiving team well. When a shipment arrives they carefully count the items and check for damage, and any observed damage is documented with photos and noted when they sign the bill of lading. Your customers follow a similar process, and for most CPG (consumer packaged goods) products this is entirely adequate.