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.

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. Some logistics involves transportation or warehouses or both. In fact, the logistics space is so broad, we couldn’t give you only the top 10 blog posts of 2014, but we had to include the top 15. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

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Inbound Warehousing

LeanCor

Stability and Visibility for Inbound Warehousing. For firms today, a universal struggle is the synchronization of inbound shipments with inbound warehousing activities, as well as outbound warehousing activities. Visibility also gives the customer a level of comfort knowing: which parts have shipped, at what time/day, to which location, and in which quantities. By: David Sherman – Lean Logistics Specialist.

How Lean is your Warehouse?

LeanCor

4 Ways to Improve upon your Lean Dedicated Warehouse. 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. Before the webinar, we sent out a Lean Warehousing Assessment to our audience. The overall results were very interesting and also held a lot of opportunity for Lean Dedicated Warehousing. This is an opportunity for improvement in many warehouses, we found.

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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 time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season. Truckload Holiday Shipping. Central Freight Holiday Shipping Rates.

Warehousing and Logistics

LeanCor

When it comes to warehousing and logistics, the biggest costs in shipping and receiving are equipment and people. Identifying waste in shipping, receiving and yard-management activities requires an understanding of the flow of materials and movement of people. Companies often fail to see any patterns for shipping and receiving activities. Many simply want all inbound material to arrive by Monday morning and all outbound shipping to be completed by Friday afternoon.

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

Talking Logistics

Reports 2014 Second-quarter Results. Amazon to open five new warehouses in India (Reuters). Here are some details from the press release: New Breed had revenue of approximately $597 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $77 million for the trailing 12 months ended June 30, 2014. . 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 (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Shipping Vendor ABOL Software to Help Retail Customers Drive International Sales. Shipping startup Shyp comes to New York and soon Miami (VentureBeat). UPS, FedEx Want Retailers to Get Real on Holiday Shipping (WSJ – sub. North American Freight Numbers July 2014. Perhaps most of all, UPS is lobbying retailers to banish any and all free overnight-shipping offers on Dec.

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

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia. As reported in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, it appears that “Amazon’s robot army is finally falling into place,” with deployments at warehouses in California, Kentucky, Texas, and others. Here are some interesting details from the article: At a 1.2-million-square-foot warehouse in Tracy, Calif., warehouses, it can guarantee same-day or overnight delivery for more products to more customers. .

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

Talking Logistics

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” ). In short, as the WSJ reported at the time, Amazon had set up operations inside at least seven P&G warehouses worldwide where “each day, P&G loads products [such as paper towels and diapers] onto pallets and passes them over to Amazon inside a small, fenced-off area.

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. Logistics Technology warehouse technology

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). across from the Empire State Building in Midtown [and on the same busy street as Macy’s flagship store], would function as a mini warehouse, with limited inventory for same-day delivery within New York, product returns and exchanges, and pickups of online orders.

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

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes.

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. In some instances, Google packs orders and hands them off to shipping partners for delivery the following day. .

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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. March 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Speaking of SAP, the company announced the latest versions of its transportation management and warehouse management solutions this week. March 2014 freight shipments were up three percent from March 2013.

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing: By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader of Operations. One specific type of lean warehousing that one of our customers has available to them comes in the form of a cross-dock. Multiple days of requirements can be delivered to a cross-dock in one load, and it can be subsequently shipped in individual shipments based on due dates to the plants. Being able to reduce the inventory levels at the plant is a huge benefit from lean warehousing.

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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. FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates. The post This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week? If so, let’s connect.

6 Tried and True Best Practices for Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Taking a standard approach to lean warehousing drives tangible and measurable results. Here are six key practices that have proven successful in lean warehousing. There are several tools you can use to develop proper facility layout and material flow in lean warehousing. ABC slotting analysis identifies high velocity parts to store closest to the shipping dock. Unlike other areas of our work, in lean warehousing you can really get your hands around the results.

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

Cerasis

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. However, the diversity of the supply chain, and the importance of timely shipping and customer service, presents a unique challenge at best through several festive celebrations all year long.

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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. For the perfect supplier order to come about in lean manufacturing environment, we need to ensure that suppliers are shipping the right parts in the right quantity and condition at the right time to the right place and at the right cost.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition. Eliminate Before You Automate : Automation is critical to large, efficient warehouse operations.

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Kewill Supply Chain Predictions 2014

BluJay Solutions

As 2013 begins to feel a long time ago and our own personal New Year’s resolutions begin to falter, here are a few key themes the Kewill team expects will feature prominently on the global supply chain agenda in 2014: Transportation costs will remain a key concern, with LSPs continuing to be faced with several challenges in terms of spiraling fuel prices, labor shortages and reduced inventories which will threaten to erode their already small margins.

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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). Amazon Inside P&G Warehouses: A Case of “What’s In It for We”. For related commentary, see Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014. — Adrian’s Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2014. Shipping and delivery capabilities become even bigger competitive weapons. Trade agreements, protectionism, and threat of port strike will dominate global trade news in first half of 2014.

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Pharma companies will increasingly take cues from retail and consumer goods….why?

The Network Effect

Thus, using retail and consumer goods as a guide, we can expect that companies will tailor the mode of transportation, warehousing and depth of distribution in each country for different pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Traditionally companies in the pharmaceuticals sector have used a push logistics approach to distribution, which is characterized by over stocked warehouses throughout the supply chain.

Healthcare Supply Chain

LeanCor

For the health care supply chain, the best approach is to map a stable, high-volume, finished product that ships to a customer, as well as a stable, high volume part that is received from a supplier for assembly into that SKU. Warehouses. Mapping the Current State – Healthcare Supply Chain. Waiting for hours in an emergency room or doctors office only scratches the surface of the challenges we find in Healthcare.

How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs

DELMIA Quintiq

They not only provide transportation, but are also responsible for the sorting, pre-manufacturing, warehousing, and so on. With regards to handling global manufacturing operations, let’s take a look at a situation where sourcing is done, say, somewhere in China and then shipping is carried out for selling in European markets. With growing consumer expectations for faster delivery, shippers are expecting value-added logistics services from 3PL operators.

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Learning to Speak the Language of Demand

Supply Chain Shaman

As the long tail (small orders shipped with low-frequency) of the supply chain grows, demand latency increases and there is a greater need for demand sensing technologies. The shifting of demand from one period to another (examples include pre-shipments at the end of the quarter, stuffing the channel to get rid of stock, or shipping early) increases supply chain costs and distorts the demand signal. New shoes feel awkward. Blisters appear. Feet hurt.

Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Ship according to a latest set of transportation routing instructions. These trading partners include customers, suppliers, contract manufacturers, 3PL’s, 4PL’s, carriers, warehouse operators etc. Today I want to talk about the challenges faced by today’s automotive suppliers, and why a network model for their supply chain can help.

Lean Logistics and Material Flow: The Importance of Continuous Improvement

LeanCor

It is not enough to just reduce waste in one area (for example receiving) while the warehousing strategy and outbound strategies do not align. This is to ensure each member of the system (warehousing, transportation, and inventory strategy) is moving toward the same goal simultaneously. Inventory levels will reduce throughout the firm as lead time is reduced (shipping and process lead times) overall. By: David Sherman, CTL. Manager, Lean Supply Chain Operations.

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, as shown in figure 2, 57% of retailers have a perpetual inventory signal in the warehouse and 47% have a perpetual inventory signal in the store. It needs to be an accurate signal reflecting real-time changes as orders are shipped throughout the day. Definition: Brass tacks are a type of pin or nail. The phrase to come (or get) down to brass tacks is sometimes used idiomatically to consider the basic facts of a situation. Source Wikipedia.

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

The second report , issued by TrapX Security, is even more troubling because it hits closer to home — that is, the warehouses and IT systems of manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers. The botnet then sends the scanner a second piece of malware that targets the victim’s corporate financial, customer, shipping, and manifest information. Two recent reports highlight the growing threat of cyber-terrorism on supply chains.

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

The process may shut plants down, short ship customers and expose lack of teamwork at senior levels of the organization. Creating the Lean Warehouse: Evolution Not Revolution (leanlogisticsblog.leancor.com). Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management. Inventory is not only a critical part of supply chain management; too often it is the main cause of a painfully incremental progression toward effective and genuine supply chain management.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Moreover, products can be shipped to stores in-time then lost sales is minimal. Since UK is relatively small when compared with the United States, centralized control of distribution operations and warehouse makes it easier to manage. Another 80% of orders are handled by both warehouse and cross dock system. Due to the lack of actual store front, the locations of warehouse facilities are strategically important to the company.

Power B2B Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, it is rolling off the presses, as I write, and it will ship from the Amazon warehouses on December 15th. If you ask companies if they would like better inventory and global supply chain visibility, you will get an overwhelming answer of, “Yes!” ” However, if you ask companies how they define and deliver global business visibility, you will get stares like, “Doesn’t everyone know what global visibility means?” ” The answer is simple.

Free Shipping Just Got More Expensive – Retailers and Consumers to Spend More to Counter Carrier Cost Hikes

BluJay Solutions

Free shipping is top of the list for consumers when making purchase decisions and it’s been shown that they will modify their spending patterns to ensure they get it, feeling that spending more is worthwhile to save a few dollars in shipping charges. Retailers are upping the minimum spend for free shipping by stealth, with major names such as Amazon, Best Buy and Gap recently increasing their qualifying spend according to analysis by the Wall Street Journal.