About This Webinar
In today’s fast paced, service orientated economy, receiving and delivering the right products on time is what makes and keeps the customer happy. Having efficient warehouse operations is the cornerstone of this happiness and getting it right can have an enormous impact on the success of the business and sets you ahead of the competition. Running a warehouse is very demanding, with the pressures of reduced operating costs, meeting same day/next day demand, increasing numbers of SKU, changes with seasonal demand and shortages of space can make it even more difficult, so improving and optimizing operational efficiency is of vital importance.

This webinar will give you some useful insight on how to improve the efficiency of warehouse operations based on the principles of Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement methodologies. You shall be introduced to some tools and techniques which can be easily implemented to help maximise efficiencies and increase productivity. Key to the Lean philosophy is identifying and removing wasteful activities which don’t create or add value, this webinar will look at how to spot and remove these wastes. We shall also introduce Lean workplace organisation techniques such as 5S, which can help to standardise operations to improve work flow, reduce processing time, reduce errors and make efficient use of warehouse space.

About the project

Fully-funded business growth advice is available for Greater Lincolnshire based small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s) within the logistics sector, this includes the supply chains within this sector.

It is challenging to grow your business which is why at MODAL Training Centre we offer business advice which is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund, to grow your local business. If this is something you think your business would benefit from, join us on Thursday 25th February to find out how we can help you.
  • How to improve the efficiency of warehouse operations
  • Tools and techniques which can be easily implemented to help maximise efficiencies and increase productivity
  • Identifying and removing wasteful activities which don’t create or add value
  • Introduce Lean workplace organisation techniques such as 5S
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    James Deane
    Co-Owner and Director of Production Support
    James Deane is an accomplished process improvement specialist with a background in operational change, Lean manufacturing and process design. He has over 25 years in the manufacturing and process industries, applying his process knowledge and six sigma black belt credentials across multiple sectors, ranging from large multinationals to small technical start-ups. He focuses on delivering practical solutions which maximise efficiencies, improves productivity which, most importantly, add real value to the customer. He understands that it is the interaction between people and process which is key in developing world class operations, and the basis for improvement is the need to observe and measure what’s happening, from here processes can be developed, improved and optimised. James has completed a wide variety of projects which have involved multi-site insourced and outsourced processes, implementing cost effective logistics strategies such as:

    • Optimisation and scaleup for an inorganic salt production process for storage and multi-site delivery, increasing output by x15, reducing cycle time by 50% and tripling product shelf life.
    • Standardisation of end-to-end work activities reducing the defect rate by 40% and reducing completion time by 27% for haulage and transport intermediaries.
    • Development and implementation of a bespoke factory side-line stores with picklists for raw materials and process consumables, decreasing delivery times by 47%, freeing up warehouse space.
    • Setup multinational supply chains for end-to-end ceramic materials processing delivering JIT production reduce working capital costs by 26%.

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    Lisa Paterson
    Business Advisor within Ports, Logistics and Renewables
    An Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Lisa has a wealth of experience within people and business management gained within global, national and local organisations, taking accountability for leading large teams of up to 400 employees to achieve business growth across large geographical areas. Lisa has a passion for helping businesses to identify their “area of opportunity” that enables business growth and people development.
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    Melissa Shaw
    Business Development Executive for the GAIN Project
    Melissa has a wealth of knowledge within the maritime, ports, logistics and health and safety sectors.
    Melissa is a positive, friendly, approachable and empathetic individual with excellent inter-personal skills. Having been the director of her own business for 15 years, understands the hard work and determination it takes to succeed in business.
    She is passionate about helping businesses to access the fully funded advice and support that the GAIN project can provide.