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Warehousing and Logistics

LeanCor

Warehousing and Logistics: How Important is Synchronization? By: David Sherman – Lean Logistics Specialist. Warehousing is a key component of logistics management and how businesses manage the transportation and storage of their inventories.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week.

Warehousing and Logistics

LeanCor

When it comes to warehousing and logistics, the biggest costs in shipping and receiving are equipment and people. ” This lack of level planning in your warehousing and logistics leads to peaks and valleys of demand on people, space, and equipment.

This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… XPO Logistics to Acquire New Breed Logistics. Reports 2014 Second-quarter Results. Amazon to open five new warehouses in India (Reuters).

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. UltraYMS integrates with the UltraShipTMS suite of cloud-based logistics tools and can also be engaged as standalone software for shippers using other TMS solutions.

This Week in Logistics News (April 28 – May 2, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2014 Results. DOT Secretary Foxx sends transportation bill to Congress (Logistics Management). In 3PL news, Con-way reported Q1 2014 results this week.

Inbound Warehousing

LeanCor

Stability and Visibility for Inbound Warehousing. By: David Sherman – Lean Logistics Specialist. For firms today, a universal struggle is the synchronization of inbound shipments with inbound warehousing activities, as well as outbound warehousing activities.

This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Next week, I’ll be speaking at the Ryder Innovate Forum in Chicago and the Elemica reveal 2014 conference in Frankfurt. August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Lowenthal calls for innovative approach for freight infrastructure funding (Logistics Management).

This Week in Logistics News (October 27-31, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… JDA Software Unveils New Brand Identity, Logo, and “Plan to Deliver” Tagline. Nulogy & GENCO Announce Production Command Center for Manufacturing & Packaging Suppliers. Reports 2014 Third-quarter Results.

Warehousing and Logistics

LeanCor

Warehousing and Logistics – Quality at the Source. In warehousing and logistics the goal is minimizing cost and fulfillment times, and initiating quality at the source is key to fulfill these goals. Improving Improvement Skills in Warehousing and Logistics.

Inventory Management in Manufacturing Environment

LeanCor

Firms need to advise their suppliers of their consumption (customer demand) so that they can match buying and manufacturing processes for both parties. Once the collaboration has begun with supplier(s), internal processes can be geared toward lean receiving and warehousing functions.

Panalpina Commits to Operational Excellence

Logistics Viewpoints

If you are looking for a 3PL to manage your warehousing, I believe you should be looking for a 3PL committed to continuous improvement. Logistics Outsourcing Logistics Service Providers Warehousing

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How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing: By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader of Operations. Ask anyone in transportation management/logistics/supply chain and they will affirm this statement. Being able to reduce the inventory levels at the plant is a huge benefit from lean warehousing.

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Is the Package Under your Tree?

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2014, ecommerce strategies grew in importance. At that time, manufacturers talked about customer-centric supply chains, but were afraid to aggressively adopt ecommerce strategies. Manufacturers, today, are aggressively pursuing e-commerce strategies. Details matter.

IT Dominates Manufacturing Trends in 2015

BluJay Solutions

When it comes to the manufacturing space, many of the predictions for 2015 are dominated by technology – what else? Group, which operates Manufacturing.net , Industrial Distribution , Manufacturing Business Technology and other manufacturing publications.

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Distribution Logistics

LeanCor

Distribution logistics includes a wide range of activities. These are all used in three main areas that include warehouse management, order fulfillment and transportation management. Distribution logistics helps businesses redesign their customer service organization and its processes.

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

Whenever decisions are made in purchasing, marketing, manufacturing, o r customer service, inventory levels across these asset types will be impacted. For example, it is extremely hard for an inventory analyst to attempt to reduce inventories when the manufacturing area is frequently changing production schedules without informing the inventory analyst of the changes. As indicated, a significant difference is that Lean systems question the need for logistics activities.

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Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is core to the middle class and a healthy economy. At the end of 2014, many leaders that I work with are preparing their 2015 strategies. The word digital is everywhere in their presentations– digital path to purchase, digital agriculture, and digital manufacturing.

Implementing RFID for Manufacturing Visibility: A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

This article is a guest commentary from Prof Ming K Lim who is Head of Centre of Excellence for Supply Chain Improvement and Professor of Supply Chain and Logistics Operations at Derby Business School.

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. With lean inbound logistics processes, y ou can control what parts to receive, when to receive them, and in what quantity.

How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs

Quintiq

With growing consumer expectations for faster delivery, shippers are expecting value-added logistics services from 3PL operators. This increases the urgency for 3PLs to leverage on the best market trends to increase logistics flexibility. Transport & Logistics

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Your 3PL as Supply Chain Risk Management Partner?

Talking Logistics

appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. 3PL Supply Chain Risk Management Accenture Deloitte logistics logistics service providers As I discussed last Friday, Accenture published a report recently on supply chain risk management.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. .

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

We are currently mapping the progress of all public manufacturing, distribution and retail companies on three factors: Strength: Year-over-year improvement on operating margin and inventory turns for the past six years.

Near-Shoring Trend a Cause for Celebration and Concern for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) & Air Carriers

BluJay Solutions

increase year on year as at January 2014 ) were tempered by a note of caution around the increasing trend towards near-shoring. But does the resurgence in near-shoring represent a true return to close-to-home manufacturing, demonstrating increasing protectionism?

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g.,

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Third Party Logistics

LeanCor

Many organizations have utilized lean to improve manufacturing processes, and have now realized it’s time to extend these programs and start connecting lean principles to partners within the supply chain. This, in turn, will decrease process and manufacturing lead times and, ultimately, increase supply chain velocity and flow. Logistics can be quite complicated and there are many potential failure modes between the order and delivery. Logistics networks are complicated.

The Top 7 Most Popular 3PL Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most popular blog posts of 2014 in each of our main categories with our very first post of 2014 by featuring another area important to Cerasis and the industry: third party logistics.

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50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. INFOGRAPHIC] Top 10 Logistics and Supply Chain Facts of 2014. Layers of Logistics Explained.

Supply chain agility: How big is your gap?

Quintiq

Are you a large logistics service provider with many customers? Why not view all your capacity – trucks, trailers and warehouses – as a common pool of resources. I think you’ll agree that supply chain efficiency is no longer a differentiator.

Three Reasons to Give Advanced Track and Trace Capabilities a Fresh Look

Logistics Viewpoints

The need for track and trace capabilities in industries such as food and beverage, manufacturing or automotive industries is obvious: the threat of contamination or recalls impacts public safety, and the responses to those events are highly regulated.

TSC’s Best Supply Chain Resources – 2014

OneSCM

As we’re kicking off 2015, now is a great time to gather our best supply chain resources from 2014. You can build and deploy the best supplier collaboration tool available, but if your vendors are not onboard it’s as useful as an empty warehouse.

A supply chain ‘prenup’

Supply Chain Movement

A supply chain director from a retail company said that he preferred to hold minimal stock in the outsourced warehouse, while his logistics service provider who was sitting next to him wanted the warehouse to be as full as possible.

Manufacturers Should Focus on This Most Critical Component for Manufacturing Operations Excellence

Cerasis

We conclude this two part series about manufacturing operations excellence by consultant Chuck Intrieri, by outlaying why manufacturers should focus on a critical component that will help sustain manufacturing operations excellence for years to come. What is Driving Sustainable Manufacturing Operations Excellence? What is the most important part of manufacturing? The most important resource in manufacturing is people. WMS= Warehouse Management System.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Manufacturing systems and regulatory compliance are considered to be very complex, coupled with the limited number suppliers due to the high barriers to entry. Moreover, the aircraft manufacturers have to do whatever it takes to win the order long before the commencement of production.