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8 Sessions to Add to Your TUG Connects 2018 Schedule

February 17, 2018

Not only are we Silver sponsors at TUG Connects 2018, we are also running 8 (!) sessions. Be sure to add these to your schedule:

Ready for a WMS? Discover the Opportunities and Obstacles of Automating Warehouse Operations 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 7:45 – 8:45 am
Presenter: Tony Bruckler, Consultant, ASW Global Consulting


Automating a warehouse can provide many gains in efficiency, but can also expose weakness in the operation. Don't wait until you are in the middle of an implementation to find out what these benefits and weaknesses are. During this session, we will explore the factors that can drive the need to automate and discuss how you can uncover weaknesses in your operations, in advance, that may prevent a successful implementation. We will also review a sample ROI that can aid the cost benefit analysis for the project.
Is it Time for New and Improved Hardware for Your Warehouse? 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 1:15 – 2:15 pm
Presenter: Andrew Weith, Founder, ASW Global Consulting & WMS Network Leader


Join this session for a review of hardware options for your Warehouse or WMS. This session will cover info regarding your wireless network, RF guns (mobile computers), desktop and mobile printers, barcode label options and more!


TWL - Getting It Running 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 2:45 – 3:45 pm
Presenter: Andrew Weith, Founder, ASW Global Consulting & WMS Network Leader


In this session, we will cover the implementation of TWL - including average timeline and important milestones, options for configuration, and more. We’ll also discuss hardware options, impact to the ERP and various staff roles, and housekeeping tasks to keep TWL running smoothly for years to come. Come learn from our experience with dozens of successful TWL implementations across various industries.


Warehouse Operational Best (and Worst) Practices
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 4:15 – 5:15 pm
Presenter: Andrew Weith, Founder, ASW Global Consulting & WMS Network Leader


The task of managing warehouse operations is no simple one. In this session, we will explore some tips and best practices for ensuring the efficient flow of products in and out of the facility, optimizing the building’s layout and product placement, and keeping employee productivity high, and more. We'll also discuss some commonly accepted practices that should be things of the past.


Best Practices in Warehouse Safety 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 7:45 – 8:45 am
Presenter: Lauren Bruckler, Safety Consultant, ASW Global Consulting


Warehouse workers are injured or killed on the job every day. Some workplaces are downright treacherous and the cost of the emotional and financial recovery is high. Safety awareness and procedures should be an integral part of your operation! This session will cover basic principles of warehouse safety and give you some ideas to make your workplace a better place to be.


Warehouse Metrics and KPIs 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 1:15 – 2:15 pm
Presenter: Andrew Weith, Founder, ASW Global Consulting & WMS Network Leader


Today's analytical tools can help harness the massive amounts of data being captured by distributors' Warehouse Management Systems (WMS). The challenge ahead is no longer getting the data out of the system or organizing it in a way we can digest it, but rather focusing our efforts on the key metrics that can provide the greatest improvements to our operations. 
You may already be familiar with: fill rate, shipped on time, order accuracy. We will discuss these more common concepts, but also reach into areas like employee productivity by task, picks by zone, out of place products, and incomplete tasks by operator, function or delivery method. 
Much time is spent in the warehouse finding things. Finding inventory, finding misplaced orders, finding what else needs to be done. Adding visibility to your warehouse alone can reap huge rewards. Come join us in this session to discuss what metrics we should focus on to increase productivity and reduce errors. 


How to Choose the Right Software at the Right Time and for the Right Reasons
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 4:15 – 5:15 pm
Presenter: Bob Brunk, Consultant, ASW Global Consulting


Ready to finally upgrade your operation with that new software package that will solve so many problems. How can you know that you haven't missed some critical factor, or worse, that you will be creating more problems than you are solving? Learn how to use a proven approach to gain consensus, to focus your solution where your company’s greatest needs are, rather than where the software providers want you to focus.


Managing Change - Why Do Some Changes Succeed and Others Fail? 
Thursday, March 29, 2018; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Presenter: Bob Brunk, Consultant, ASW Global Consulting


How many new techniques, new processes based on high quality systems fail to live up to expectations? The management of change has become as important as the tools selected to implement that change. Learn more about how to use proven techniques and methods to move your business in the right direction, to succeed where so many fall short.


Phew…that is a lot of sessions!

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