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. Warehousing and logistics must be aligned within a firm to have the most efficient effect on overall manufacturing production as well as outbound logistics activities.

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. If you are familiar with the term logistics, then you undoubtedly know it conjures up a different meaning to different people , different countries, and different companies even. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

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26 Best Practices in Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Many people may think the term “lean warehousing” is an oxymoron. Let’s face it, most lean purists believe that all transportation and warehousing functions are pure waste. Many organizations see logistics functions as a way to gain competitive advantage and bring value to the customer. The use of facilities for inbound material logistics and outbound finished goods distribution are the bridges that connect all the imbalances and lack of flow in the entire stream.

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Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014. Order fulfillment has seen a rise in technology in 2014 and there is now a large offering of advanced products to help make your warehouse function more efficient. With software plugged into your warehouse management system, picking and shipping orders has become a lot more accurate. Chirag Patel from Fairway Fulfillment & Logistics explores three popular pick and pack shipping systems in 2014.

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. To better understand your particular situ ation in warehousing and logistics, it’s a best practice to complete a detailed review of current shipping and receiving patterns.

Warehouse Operations

LeanCor

Lean Culture in a Warehouse Operations Setting. Many companies today are realizing that a lean culture is a more effective culture in regards to operations within a firm, such as warehousing, logistics, supply chain, etc. In regards to a lean cultural shift and establishment in a warehouse operations setting, the values of lean must be embraced by all members of the team, especially (at the beginning of the shift) by the upper management and leadership team members.

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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. Creating a level volume flow (shipments, as well as materials) allows for firms to maintain stability and visibility throughout their supply chain network. What does it take?

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). XPO Logistics continues its roll-up strategy with its announced acquisition of New Breed Logistics this week for $615 million. The post This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. Moving on to 3PL news, Transplace announced this week that it has acquired Logistics Management Solutions (LMS) , “a non-asset-based third party logistics provider with particular strength in the chemical and industrial manufacturing sectors.” Note: enVista, Transplace, and UltraShipTMS are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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). Execution-aware planning that eliminates silos to proactively understand and plan against downstream constraints such as carrier capacity and warehouse throughput to eliminate bottlenecks and excess labor costs. . In 3PL news, Con-way reported Q1 2014 results this week.

How Lean is your Warehouse?

LeanCor

4 Ways to Improve upon your Lean Dedicated Warehouse. The summer is coming to an end – and so is our Summer Webinar series , It’s been a great couple of weeks talking with fellow lean thinkers, colleagues and partners in the supply chain and logistics industry who are all dedicated to the lean principles. Our most recent webinar on the Lean Dedicated Warehouse, showed us a lot of very interesting insights about what the opportunities are in our industry today.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia. DHL Supply Chain commits EUR 218m to develop logistics infrastructure in China. Here are some details from the press release: Airclic’s cloud-based mobile solutions help streamline and automate complex ‘last mile’ logistics processes. Here are some interesting details from the article: At a 1.2-million-square-foot warehouse in Tracy, Calif., I’m guessing it’s summer.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website. North American Freight Numbers July 2014. Over the past couple of years, since getting acquired by Francisco Partners, Kewill has made significant investments in expanding its solution footprint and modernizing its technology platform, bringing together transportation management, warehouse management, trade compliance, visibility, and B2B integration capabilities.

This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. Announces the Acquisition of ADS Logistics. FedEx Ground loses new legal round with labor (Logistics Management). June 2014 North American Freight Numbers. The Newegg Express service is only available to customers that live within 50 miles of the company’s City of Industry warehouse in Los Angeles. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

What I Learned at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference 2014

Talking Logistics

I learned that logistics executives are truly concerned about truckload capacity, with some even considering buying their own trucks or expanding their existing fleets (and they’re making the case to their CFOs). For related commentary, see Putting Leadership Development Back on Your Calendar , What’s Missing from Your 2014 Budget? , The post What I Learned at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference 2014 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

Cerasis

When you are prepared, typically, you have contingency, which also means you can absorb any issues that could possibly drive up costs in your logistics department. . 2014 is coming to a close and as we herald in the New Year, shippers (manufacturers, retailers, and distribution centers) around the country are busy gearing up for the holiday season and have holiday logistics best practices on the brain. How many shifts do you plan to run during peak holiday logistics season?

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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. To develop a quality at the source implementation map, draw from the “perfect order” in logistics management. In warehousing and logistics, this means that we need to have mistake-proofing tools in place for all critical processes.

This Week in Logistics News (May 12-16, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management and SAP® Extended Warehouse Management Now Available. enVista’s Transportation Solutions Practice Attains Record Revenue in First Quarter 2014. Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires One Stop Logistics, Inc. March 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Senate EPW Committee signs off on MAP-21 Reauthorization Act (Logistics Management). Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

This Week in Logistics News (February 24-28, 2014)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results. DB Schenker expands its contract logistics capacity in Dubai due to global customer demands. Flagship Logistics Group, Rising Sun Systems and Corporate Traffic are among the first customers. Last October I commented on a story that had appeared in the Wall Street Journal about an interesting partnership between Amazon and P&G (see Amazon Inside P&G Warehouses: A Case of “What’s In It for We” ).

This Week in Logistics News (July 7-11, 2014)

Talking Logistics

May 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index June 2014. The big news this week was the announced merger of Accellos and HighJump, which creates “a market leader with 11,000 customers in 23 countries with operations in North America, Asia and Europe” and “brings together a unique set of technologies, including networked trading partner connectivity, warehouse management, transportation management, and route delivery.”.

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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). As I’ve commented before, the line between stores and warehouses is beginning to blur, with more and more retailers enabling ship-from-store operations. August 2014 freight shipments were up 3.8

This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Once an order is placed, Google sends a contracted courier to pick up the goods from a partner store, where either a Google employee or a retailer’s employee has grabbed the merchandise off of a shelf …The order is then whisked to a warehouse operated by Google where multiple orders are packed into a vehicle, and sent out the same day. Tune in to Talking Logistics this Thursday, July 10 at 12:00 ET where Jason Craig, Manager of Government Affairs at C.H.

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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. Port Logistics Group Adds to Omni-channel Capabilities with EventPick. Reports 2014 Third-quarter Results. UPS Ready for 2014 Peak Season, Forecasting Record Holiday Deliveries. Amazon Opens 3 Logistics Centers in Poland (ABC News). Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor. Ralph and Me (right) as Blue Men.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. Over the years, Infor had a acquired several TMS applications (including CAPS Logistics and Arzoon), but it’s clear from this partnership that the company has opted to partner with a best-of-breed provider than trying to modernize and enhance those legacy solutions.

5 Fundamental Practices to Make The Implementation of Warehouse Technology Pay off Big Time

Cerasis

Warehouse operations and their efficiency are a key to any company that deals with freight, shipping and inventories. This chaotic environment (usually due to those companies who are still using manual process in the warehouse) will directly affect the profits and reputation to customers of your company. Make Warehouse Process as Simple, Efficient, and Technologically Driven as Possible. 3PL Pricing Structure: Part 2 In Third Party Logistics Implementation.

3PLs Show Healthy Growth through Second Quarter 2014

Logistics Viewpoints

The 3PL market – defined here as non-asset based transportation, warehousing, and integrated supply chain services, has shown healthy growth in the second quarter of 2014. The scope of coverage includes non-asset based transportation and warehousing services (referred to as “contract logistics” […]. Logistics Service Providers Logistics Trends

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

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Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. Read on to learn more about the top revenue-earning 3PL warehousing companies in 2020.

Using Put Walls to Flex the Warehouse for the Holiday Surge

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Using Put Walls to Flex the Warehouse for the Holiday Surge appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives. Warehouse Management Systems Warehousing The weather is balmy, and many of us are thinking about the beach or the lakes. But, from a planning perspective, the holiday season isn’t that far away.

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. One specific type of lean warehousing that one of our customers has available to them comes in the form of a cross-dock. This cross-dock allows our logistical engineering team to help their supply chain control flow, improve delivery timing, reduce transportation and increase stability.

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Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

Brent crude oil prices Dec 2009 – Dec 2014 (Source MoneyAM.com). I use this example to illustrate the challenges (or, perhaps, the futility) of making supply chain and logistics predictions. Simply put, I admit upfront that my supply chain and logistics predictions below are biased and flawed, but I make them anyway because it’s a fun exercise, and also because I hope it generates some thoughtful conversations and ideas. The Google Robot, Your Future Logistics Worker.

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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. Warehouse Management. Another area of expertise in distribution logistics is warehouse management. Distribution Logistics offers businesses a number of benefits.

Third Party Logistics

LeanCor

Logistics can be quite complicated and there are many potential failure modes between the order and delivery. Without an effective third party logistics provider in place, the system can break down and the inbound part or outbound final product won’t arrive in time. Many third party logistics providers claim to be lean through their marketing messaging and sales proposals. But we like to educate our customers on how lean logistics processes work rather than hide them.

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. The lean logistics engineering process incorporates several complex factors including volume fluctuations, sourcing changes, and lead, window, and service times to determine transportation modes, sourcing locations, freight consolidation, trailer loads, route combinations, and freight sequences. Move from warehousing to cross-docking.

Lean Logistics and Material Flow: The Importance of Continuous Improvement

LeanCor

Lean logistics aims to reduce inventory levels and create flow within supply chain networks. For supply chains looking to obtain one-piece flow lean logistics processes must be in alignment with purchasing and inventory strategies among other processes within a firm or supply chain network. In order for a firm to gain traction in their lean logistics and material flow journey, there must be support from the executive level to the associate level. Lean Logistics Journey.

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. . Holiday shipping prices for 2014 are pretty similar to what they were last year, only a bit higher. Thursday, December 25, 2014 – Closed. Friday, December 26, 2014 – Limited Service.