Warehousing and Logistics

LeanCor

Warehousing and Logistics: How Important is Synchronization? 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. Warehousing and logistics are two different aspects of similar functions within the supply chain.

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. The fact is, particularly with the growth of the global supply chain and extended lead times, lean warehousing is necessary and plays a critical role and must be integrated into the entire supply chain. 2, or tactical lean warehousing. Are you practicing lean warehousing?

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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. Some logistics involves transportation or warehouses or both. Logistics encompasses certain subsets of practices within the supply chain, such as just in time logistics, mission critical logistics, and more.

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.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

The value of peer-to-peer learning and networking was evident at last month’s Ryder Innovate conference — “an exclusive gathering of senior leaders in transportation, logistics, and supply chain seeking strategic insight, new ideas, and thought leadership to improve their supply chain and fleet operations.” Walmart Supply Chain and Transportation Trends for 2015. Talent Management as the Core of a Supply Chain Strategy.

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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What I Learned at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference 2014

Talking Logistics

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference is among the best events to learn and network in the industry. I learned that people are genuinely excited about the opportunities in supply chain management. Simply put, there’s no time or reason to be bored in supply chain management — if you are, then you’re either working at the wrong company or supply chain management is not for you.

How Lean is your Warehouse?

LeanCor

4 Ways to Improve upon your Lean Dedicated Warehouse. By: Susie Sterling – Director, Supply Chain Solutions. 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. Before the webinar, we sent out a Lean Warehousing Assessment to our audience.

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Healthcare Supply Chain

LeanCor

Mapping the Current State – Healthcare Supply Chain. The masses, however, do not realize that the problem does not rest with the poor sweet customer service agent fielding the call, it resides in the complex supply chain. When approaching healthcare supply chain problems, there’s only one place to start – a current state map. Below we address a few simple steps that walk you through mapping your healthcare supply chain. Warehouses.

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

Talking Logistics

“We will see $300 a barrel — or roughly $250 in today’s dollars — because oil supply will be so short. That will be in 2015, after the peak of oil [supply].”. 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. Amazon Inside P&G Warehouses: A Case of “What’s In It for We”.

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

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… JDA Software Announces Industry-Leading Distribution-Centric Supply Chain Suite. Supply Chain Council to Merge with APICS. Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2014 Results. 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. .

Supply Chain Consulting

LeanCor

Warehouse Layout and Transfer Management: A Supply Chain Consulting Case Study. LeanCor’s supply chain consulting team was requested to develop a strategy for improving material flow and processes at the new distribution center location, without impacting head count. Overall results for the supply chain consulting project included: Unloading and putaway cycle times reduced by up to 66% . About LeanCor’s Supply Chain Consulting Services .

Supply Chain Consulting

LeanCor

Supply Chain Consulting: Distribution Network Design Case Study. The distribution centers were not serving a strategic function, warehouse operations lacked experience, and the company as a whole lacked a corporate wide concept of operational excellence. The client turned to LeanCor to conduct a supply chain consulting project that developed an optimized logistics network. The supply chain consulting project resulted in an estimated $3.7

Your 3PL as Supply Chain Risk Management Partner?

Talking Logistics

As I discussed last Friday, Accenture published a report recently on supply chain risk management. Seventy-six percent of the companies that participated in the study described supply chain risk management as important or very important, and “of the more than 1000 companies represented across 10 industries, 25 percent plan increased investments of at least 20 percent in supply chain risk management in the next two years.”.

Imagine the Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Insights

On September 9–11, 2014, 110 supply chain visionaries will gather in the desert at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona to think differently and define the future of supply chain. Supply chain teams are being asked to do more with less. It is time to unstick the supply chain by redefining processes, adopting new technologies, and embracing disruption. Automation of Supply Chain Execution.

Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Integrated supply chain management is still unrealized because effective collaboration has not been realized. Increasingly, in logistics and supply chain management, it is well known that more cross-functional teamwork is required. Excellence in supply chain management will not be reached as long as there are communications barriers. The 3 Strategic Focus Areas for Logistics Collaboration.

Supply Chain Management Services

LeanCor

3 Tips in Choosing Supply Chain Management Services. When sourcing supply chain management services, think about the provider’s approach to people and processes. When a provider is well rounded in its supply chain management services, you’re able to benefit by: • The value and wealth of efficient opportunities in your supply chain. Focus on total logistics cost reduction (transportation, warehousing, and inventory).

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The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Two recent reports highlight the growing threat of cyber-terrorism on supply chains. 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. Simply put, hackers are embedding malware in handheld barcode scanners made in China to steal supply chain information and infiltrate enterprise systems.

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.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. 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.

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Supply Chain Consulting

LeanCor

Supply Chain Consulting Case Study: Food and Beverage Network Optimization. Designing an optimal supply chain network moving raw material from supplier to delivery of the finished product to the end customer with minimum waste. Distributing its food products through three different divisions had created a complex supply chain network for a food and beverage manufacturer. Click here to learn about our supply chain consulting solutions.

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

Talking Logistics

June 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Global Demand for Supply Chain Executives Drives Heidrick & Struggles To Tap Expert As Partner. 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. According to the company, “The ‘Newegg Express’ will be testing the same-day delivery service throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area through Christmas 2014.

Supply Chain Management Case Study

LeanCor

Supply Chain Management Case Study: Total Delivered Cost Model. It was striving to incorporate a more holistic view of its supply chain operation. In this supply chain management case study, read how LeanCor analyzed the supply chain to find opportunities to reduce total delivered cost, and identified pilot SKU’s for implementation. Inventory Cover and Costs (Including Overflow and External Warehouses). Head of Supply Chain.

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. The ‘last mile’ is a key piece of the supply chain that directly touches customers and has traditionally been fraught with manual paper-based 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.

Supply chain agility: How big is your gap?

DELMIA Quintiq

I think you’ll agree that supply chain efficiency is no longer a differentiator. Why not view all your capacity – trucks, trailers and warehouses – as a common pool of resources. Of course there’s more to supply chain agility than a willingness to pool resources. And here we come up against another reason for a supply chain agility gap. Supply chain agility is a powerful differentiator.

When did Supply Chain Solutions Become Mature?

Logistics Viewpoints

I am not sure exactly when it happened, but one day I woke up and realized that supply chain solutions such as warehouse management systems (WMS) are finally considered “mature” software applications. Guest Commentary Replenishment Supply Chain Optimization Transportation Management Systems Warehouse Management Systems

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

Talking Logistics

I’d welcome the opportunity to meet with supply chain executives to discuss your research questions and objectives for the coming year, and with technology companies and 3PLs to get an update on your products and services. It’s clear from this week’s long list of news that the pace of change and innovation in supply chain management continues to accelerate. SAP Ushers in New Era of Collaborative Supply Chain Management.

Why overcoming stale data is key to achieving a great supply chain

The Network Effect

If we feel that today we have achieved a level of goodness across our supply network planning and operations, how do we target and mobilize toward greatness? ’ We’ve gotten to ‘good’ by deploying the dominant technologies of today, but whose architectural design unfortunately perpetuates significant latency and inefficiency across the supply network. Thus our option was to use data to make decisions based on where our demand or supply needs were 3 weeks ago rather than today.

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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. In order to accelerate the learning, this article has gathered 20+ most sought-after supply chain case studies, analyzed/categorized them by industry and the findings are presented. Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft.

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 (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. When asked about delivery, Starbucks Global Chief Strategy Officer Matthew Ryan said it is still “early days” and the chain isn’t ready to tip its hand with more details but that it’s “moving full speed ahead.” The post This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

4 Tips to Help Manage Your Supply Chain

LeanCor

Companies that recognize and manage the trade-offs by measuring total cost can extend this “systems” thinking to the larger environment, the supply chain in which they operate. Supply Chain Management – Cause and Effect. Although no law is more or less important, the law of cause and effect is of interest to the supply chain professional. Supply Chain Management – Systems Thinking. Supply Chain Management – Total Cost.

Supply Chain Convergence Making Collaboration and End-to-End Visibility a Reality

Talking Logistics

It’s been decades since the term ‘Supply Chain Management’ was coined to define the coming together of internal and external supply chain players, as well as the planning and execution teams within supply chain businesses. Many supply chain players are still not operating on interconnected systems, or using a common end-to-end process to connect all of their partners.

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

Talking Logistics

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. We had friends over for dinner last Friday, and the kids ran off to play hide-and-seek after eating.

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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