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Seven tips for extending the life of logistics assets

June 20,  2017

In sports, it is often said that the best offense is a good defense. That can be as true in warehousing and distribution as on the athletic field. Here are seven things that can help optimize the contribution of your warehouse and distribution center to your company’s success in this increasingly tightening global logistics market.

1. Create an asset risk profile
Profiling all key assets is one of the first and most important defensive moves you can make. This should encompass all assets, including software, controls, peripheral electrical devices and mechanical equipment. Technology vendors often have a good idea of what you have installed, so you might get started by polling them. From there, rate each asset per its strategic importance to your business: critical, high, medium or low, depending on its impact on operational continuity.

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