Yes, I am a Zealot. I Still Believe. Do You?

Supply Chain Shaman

It will not be as easy as stuffing new signals into last decade’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) or Warehouse Management Systems (WMS). I take supply chain seriously. My friends might tell you TOO seriously.

Trends—January 2012

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain trends for 2012; update on transportation issues in California, Washington, Kentucky, and South Dakota; reverse logistics helps retailers generate customer goodwill and create demand; airport warehousing demand soars; FAA regulations limit pilot flight time; Coca-Cola extends its environmental stewardship; Trucking industry responds to Hours-of-Service legislation

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Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Then, please check out 6 things you should consider about cargo insurance as below, 1) Indicate clearly that you want “Warehouse to warehouse” insurance so that the loss or damage happened via the land transportation can be included. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics.

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Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

The Logistics of Logistics

When you have chosen a 3PL partner, insure that you have an effective Service Level Agreement (SLA) with accompanying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage the Service Level of the 3PL. This SLA/KPI has to be negotiated and agreed upon by you and your 3PL partner.This negotiation time can take three (3) to Six (6) months. If you do not want to start at the 3PL as a contact customer with a SLA/KPIs, you can ship your goods and become a public account.

Inbound Logistics’ Summer Reading Guide 2012

Inbound Logistics

New publications on supply chain and logistics topics such as warehousing, sustainability, and procurement help logistics professionals stay sharp. Here are some recent books on supply chain topics of interest

Trends—January 2012

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain trends for 2012; update on transportation issues in California, Washington, Kentucky, and South Dakota; reverse logistics helps retailers generate customer goodwill and create demand; airport warehousing demand soars; FAA regulations limit pilot flight time; Coca-Cola extends its environmental stewardship; Trucking industry responds to Hours-of-Service legislation

Like A Green Lump of Clay….

Supply Chain Shaman

Additionally, through network strategies, be sure to design your warehouses for flows. Agile Transportation and Distribution Networks: The use of alternate routing and mode, cross-docking, yard management and warehouse management to absorb changes in volume and the shifts in tasks. The network is designed to allow shipments from multiple origins with tight workflow integration between transportation, order management and warehouse systems.

Why the CMO Needs to Bond with the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO)

Supply Chain Network

The customer is expecting a range of activities – whether that be filling shelves at a store or fulfilling a customer order from a warehouse directly to the home. 2012 ACI Ltd.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Introducing the 10PL

Supply Chains Rock

Tuesday, April 03, 2012. After integrating a few services like freight forwarding, warehousing, inventory management and IT, these “alleged” logistics providers stopped there. Who said supply chains are boring?

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Inbound Logistics’ Summer Reading Guide 2012

Inbound Logistics

New publications on supply chain and logistics topics such as warehousing, sustainability, and procurement help logistics professionals stay sharp. Here are some recent books on supply chain topics of interest

Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Supply Chain Network

Intelleflex ZEST™ Data Services, a cloud-based repository for aggregating, warehousing and sharing information across the supply chain, facilitates on-demand access to actionable data for improved supply chain operations to provide a complete picture of data spanning the entire supply chain.

SCM Technology Leaders JDA and RedPrairie to Merge

Supply Chain Network

The $45 per share offer price represents a 33 percent premium to JDA’s stock price on October 26, 2012 – the day before market rumors surfaced stating JDA was exploring a sale. JDA’s heritage of pioneering market-leading supply chain planning, merchandising and pricing solutions is a perfect strategic fit with RedPrairie’s heritage in warehousing, workforce management, store operations and e-commerce. 2012 RedPrairie Corporation.

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Maximize Your Distribution Center Efficiency with S.A.L.T. (Video)

Supply Chain Network

is a way to think about the issues to consider before automating your warehouse or provide the justification to go forward with an automated materials handling project. Have you ever considered automating your warehouse? What is required to justify automation?

Does Your Warehouse Need Voice?

Supply Chain Shaman

A warehouse is not a warehouse and a supply chain is not a supply chain. One of these options is voice-directed warehousing. Voice-directed warehousing, where a warehouse worker is directed to perform tasks based on voice automation using a headset, is now over twenty years old.

SAP to Expand Cloud Presence with Acquisition of Ariba

Supply Chain Network

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of calendar year 2012, subject to Ariba stockholder approval, clearances by relevant regulatory authorities and other customary closing conditions. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. 2012 SAP AG.

50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

Warehouse automation stats show that automation is making a big impact on warehouses and distribution centers. As technology awareness grows, more warehouses and DCs turn to automation to adapt to the changing landscape. The number of private warehouses is growing.

Lack of commercial property development during global downturn hampers logistics service providers’ expansion plans

BluJay Solutions

Across Europe and Asia Pacific, competition for sites for new distribution centres or warehouse facilities is increasing, with logistics service providers facing being outbid or out-manoeuvred by shippers who also face the same dilemma.

Microsoft Logistics Fleeing Germany Because of Patent Fears

Supply Chain Network

To sidestep any potential business fallout from the ruling, the company opted to head across the border, where it’s considered safer to warehouse physical goods, because there’s less of a chance of facing court-imposed injunctions.” From EBN: “Here’s something you don’t see every day: A Fortune 100 company and big-name technology business is shifting its distribution operations because of a lawsuit.

Mega containers force moves towards hub-and-spoke logistics network

BluJay Solutions

Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software). Great fanfare has accompanied the CMA CGM Marco Polo – the world’s largest container ship – on its maiden commercial voyage around North Europe, North Africa, Malta, the Middle East Gulf and Asia.

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Ryder Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report

Supply Chain Network

In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector. Ryder System, Inc., a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that it has published a Corporate Sustainability Report highlighting Ryder’s progress towards improving the communities and environments where the Company does business.

iPhone 5 – production delays another blow to the logistics industry?

BluJay Solutions

It says a great deal about the state of the global economy in recent years and in particular the fortunes of the global logistics industry to date in 2012, that so much emphasis is placed on the launch of an updated version of an existing product by one manufacturer.

LSPs and Freight Forwarders optimistic on market recovery

BluJay Solutions

Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software).

BYOD – win:win for improved supply chain collaboration?

BluJay Solutions

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Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) to use social media to connect with customers and partners

BluJay Solutions

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Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways—function and form included. Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more products arriving directly from manufacturing to the end-customer, shrinking warehouse use. Where to Do Your Warehousing. Who Will Do Your Warehousing?

Emily Ross: Good Blood

Inbound Logistics

As senior supply chain manager at blood management devices manufacturer Haemonetics Corporation, Emily Ross monitors the pulse of the company’s transportation and warehousing services sourcing

Click and collect: convenience for the customer, logistical complexity for the retailer

BluJay Solutions

Direct despatch suppliers are frequently completely different to those that routinely supply retailers’ warehouses and distribution centres, and so some retailers will have to reconsider service level agreements and logistics arrangements to ensure click-and-collect timescales can be adhered to. Blog Logistics Logistics (Software) Supply Chain Supply Chain (software) Transportation Management (TMS) Warehousing Management (Software

The logistics world continues to consolidate…

BluJay Solutions

Having been away on vacation recently, I’ve been catching up on industry news and it struck me just how long it’s been since the weekly logistics news updates I subscribe to didn’t feature at least one story on an acquisition of a transport company, freight forwarder or warehouse operator by either a regional peer or an international heavyweight.

29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

Warehouse robots are just one form of warehouse automation , but they’re making a big impact. In reality, warehouse robots are augmenting the work of humans, streamlining tedious, repetitive tasks and reducing errors, while also easing the physical demands on warehouse workers.

Supply Chain Management:Flying Robots in a Warehouse?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

« Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 3 (Last Day) | Main | What does the future hold for brick and mortar stores? » Flying Robots in a Warehouse? Well, this may appear strange but having watched Vijay Kumar and his teams innovation on flying robots in TED - [link] , it struck to me that these little robots can do wonders in warehousing operations. Posted by Lokmanya Rawat on March 12, 2012 8:56 AM | Permalink. Posted by: Sharath | March 13, 2012 5:48 AM.

Emily Ross: Good Blood

Inbound Logistics

As senior supply chain manager at blood management devices manufacturer Haemonetics Corporation, Emily Ross monitors the pulse of the company’s transportation and warehousing services sourcing

Space Constraints in a 3PLP FMCG/Pharma Warehouse

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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Top 10 Features of an Autonomous Warehouse

3PL Insights

It’s said that an autonomous warehouse functions much like the way autonomous vehicles navigate the road. Robots move on their own throughout a warehouse, maneuvering around obstacles—they stop for human workers, pick up crates, and move them from one location to the next, moving through a packing system that may see very human hands. These robots fulfill the picking and packing at Amazon warehouses, continuing to refine Amazon’s process. Supply Chain Warehousing

Supply Chain Management:Enabling individual item picking in.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

« Rapid Innovation will Differentiate the Future of Retail Industry | Main | Utility of iPads on Shop Floor » Enabling individual item picking in tomorrows warehouses. Warehouses of today are facing increasing challenges in their picking operations. December 2012.

Three Renewal Strategies For Aging Warehouses and Legacy Warehouse Technology

Lucas

There is a building boom of new DCs and rising investment in new order fulfillment and warehouse technology (robotics, automation, mobile technology, etc.). warehouses and distribution centers are saddled with legacy systems, processes and infrastructure. Warehouse is 34 Years Old.