About the Book
Warehouses aren’t an issue until you can’t find what you need or the write-offs start becoming too big. Materials management doesn’t come naturally to manufacturers, who only view inventory as a cost to be minimized. This blind spot hinders manufacturers from scaling their material handling processes and ultimately impacts profitable growth. This book shows how to achieve an efficient warehouse and, more importantly, transform it into a competitive advantage. Based on the author’s 25 plus years of inventory management experience, you’ll find case studies, easy to implement ideas and tools you can use right away to start transforming your warehouse.
Jeff Lem, BBA, MBA, P.MM, started his career in inventory management over 25 years ago and has helped thousands of warehouses become more efficient. His company, Portable Intelligence Inc., develops warehouse management systems for manufacturers and distributors that’s used in hundreds of sites across a dozen countries. Jeff’s background includes a professional materials management designation from the Materials Handling & Management Society (MHMS) of Ontario, where he serves as Director of Education. He’s also on the Canadian Visual Manufacturing User Group steering committee. Jeff resides in Markham, Ontario, and has three grown children with his wife Mary. When Jeff isn’t helping companies transform their warehouses into a competitive advantage, he can be found on his road bike, climbing a mountain pass.