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. In the absence of this visibility, warehouse operators will simply be reacting to day-to-day activities.

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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. 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.

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.

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

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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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.

What I Learned at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference 2014

Talking Logistics

I learned that cloud-based solutions are gaining traction across a broader spectrum of supply chain applications, including areas where many analysts were originally skeptical about adoption, such as warehouse management systems (see LogFire ) and supply chain planning (see Solvoyo ). For related commentary, see Putting Leadership Development Back on Your Calendar , What’s Missing from Your 2014 Budget? ,

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

Talking Logistics

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. According to the company, “The ‘Newegg Express’ will be testing the same-day delivery service throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area through Christmas 2014. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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. Moving on to technology, UltraShipTMS introduced UltraYMS this week, “a new yard management system (YMS) module that helps supply chain managers keep track of tractors and trailers (and the freight they may contain) entering, dwelling, and exiting their freight yards, warehouses and distribution centers.” The post This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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 (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 (April 28 – May 2, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2014 Results. According to the press release, the new suite provides the following key capabilities and benefits: A single, holistic view of demand built from point-of-sale (POS) data and shaped by factors such as price, promotion and other events, that automatically drives optimal inventory distribution decisions along with warehouse planning of labor and slotting. .

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 (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.

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 (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.

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. The excellent warehouse manager plays a proactive role in planning physical improvements.

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

Talking Logistics

Reports 2014 Third-quarter Results. UPS Ready for 2014 Peak Season, Forecasting Record Holiday Deliveries. 2014 is turning into the year to refresh your corporate tagline, at least for third party logistics (3PL) and software companies. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 27-31, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Ralph and Me (right) as Blue Men.

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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. The post This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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.

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.

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

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. 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.

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. Being able to reduce the inventory levels at the plant is a huge benefit from lean warehousing. Embarking on lean warehousing, such as employing a cross-dock, is one such method to have more control of your network.

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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” […].

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. In lean warehousing, 5S creates a safe work environment, improves employee morale, teaches process discipline, improves process quality, and enables problem exposure.

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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. In warehousing and logistics, this means that we need to have mistake-proofing tools in place for all critical processes. Improving Improvement Skills in Warehousing and Logistics.

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. Additionally, freight in general and the crunch in capacity have picked up in 2014, as economic growth has created an increase in durable goods orders as well as consumer spending.

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Is the Package Under your Tree?

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2014, ecommerce strategies grew in importance. Cloud-based logistics and warehouse management are combining with B2B networks to enable multi-tier fulfillment. Problems continue, but 2014 was the year of experimentation. I would build my own warehouses or very carefully pick a 3PL partner. The brand owner is always responsible for service, and from what I see in the 2014 holiday period, many of these stories are ripe for Saturday night live. Details matter.

To Automate or Not Automate in Warehousing? A 50-Year Payback Period in the Making

LeanCor

“Our warehousing and distribution aren’t sophisticated enough” James said, as he shuffled through a pile of applications on his desk. Our warehousing and distribution lack sophistication.”. Blog warehousing supply chain insightsOur people are great, don’t get me wrong. But all we give them to work with are racks and shelves. No automation, no carousels, no flow racking, no conveyors.

Learning to Speak the Language of Demand

Supply Chain Shaman

Downstream Data: Use of channel data (Point of Sale (POS) and Warehouse Withdrawal) to sense channel demand. New shoes feel awkward. Blisters appear. Feet hurt. The shoes are worn for short periods. Often we shelve them to allow our feet to recover. However, over time, they slowly feel comfortable. They become a part of our wardrobe. Learning to speak a new language is similar. Conversations are strained. Mistakes are made. Pauses are awkward. Confusion reigns. Communication is stilted.

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

Cerasis

The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. . For the freight world holiday shipping or for shippers in any peak season (such as those who ship plants for the spring time) it gets chaotic, everyone is trying to clear docs, empty warehouses, and get their books in order. Holiday shipping prices for 2014 are pretty similar to what they were last year, only a bit higher. Thursday, December 25, 2014 – Closed.

Omni-Channel Fulfillment Drives WMS Adoption

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group conducts an annual analysis of the global warehouse management systems (WMS) market. Replenishment Warehouse Management Systems Warehousing click and collect e-commerce omni-channel fulfillment WMS The research process includes the analysis of large amounts of information and interviews with executives from numerous WMS software companies; and the process concludes with the publication of ARC’s WMS Global Market Research Study.