9 eCommerce Warehousing Best Practices to Follow

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Unfortunately, millions more will still go to brick-and-mortar stores to find those special items, and the push toward online and omnichannel ordering will continue grow, which is why it is increasingly important to invest in eCommerce Warehousing. However, if you can leverage these “best practices,” you can create an ecommerce warehousing solution ideal for both holiday and year-round scalability and growth. Embrace “Chaotic” eCommerce Warehousing.

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

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We have already covered the top 6 trends for 2016 in manufacturing. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see? 2016 Supply Chain Trend #1: Supply Chains will Look to Go Digital. 2016 Supply Chain Trend #2: Responding to Innovation & Change But with An Eye On Fundamentals.

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6 Best Practices for eCommerce Warehousing

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Meanwhile, the number of warehouses has not yet grown enough to accommodate the surge in order fulfillment and processing. Fortunately, shippers and warehouse managers who follow these best practices can improve production to meet the surging demand. In fact, this details should be compiled and reported from within your warehouse management system (WMS), which reduces the amount of time required in processing thousands, if not tens of thousands, of orders.

7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

Cerasis

When it comes to warehouse management, constant evaluation and adoption of crucial technologies is critical so as to improve profitability and stay competitive. Today, warehouse managers have a wide array of technologies to choose from as they strive to reduce costs, improve efficiency and streamline operations. They must ensure that goods, materials and products flow effortlessly by optimizing their warehouse operations through the use of warehouse technologies.

Warehouse & Distribution Center Management: 5 Tips for Success

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Today, Carl writes about his 5 tips for success Warehouse and Distribution center management. Every day, new warehousing and wholesale supplier businesses are opening their doors, and plenty more are on their way out because they can’t keep up in a competitive economy. Many logistics experts assert that warehouses and distribution centers are virtually the same operation, but experts like Cliff Holste at Supply Chain Digest insist that they are not. Organize Your Warehouse.

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots

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The benefits to the use of warehouse robots, loading, unloading and delivery are evident. Driving Forces Behind the Increase in Use of Warehouse Robots. Foreign Investment - According to Eugene Demaitre of Robotics Business Review , the use of robots in warehouse and manufacturing environments is not a new venture. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post 7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

The Top Logistics Blogs of 2016 …So Far

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Our first post covered the Top 5 Freight Management blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 logistics blogs from 2016 so far. Top Logistics Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. It was clear that the logistics blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included many aspects of logistics. From Third Party Logistics, Warehouse information, Technology, and KPIs. 3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way.

3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way

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From increased affordability and efficiency of the transportation management system (TMS) to the application of Bluetooth technology for superior tracking of product movements, 2016 will be the year in which technology becomes an integral, if not the exclusive, part of the shipping process. Let's take a look at what logistics technology trends will become the dominant factors of the logistics industry for 2016. GreyOrange Butler Robot - Logistics Technology Trend for 2016.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

What will happen in 2016? That said, there are several high-level trends and factors that will impact supply chain and logistics strategies and operations in 2016: Oil Prices : Just a few years ago, there was plenty of talk about oil prices potentially reaching $300 per barrel and the impact it would have on supply chain and logistics networks and processes (e.g., Will interest rates continue to climb in 2016, and if so, what impact will it have on inventory levels?

This Week in Logistics News (October 10-14, 2016)

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Amazon Said to Limit Warehouse Access to New Merchants (Bloomberg). August 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). One of my predictions for 2016 was that we would see increased innovation to simplify and expedite trading partner (B2B) connectivity, which is at the heart of what Appterra does, a company Descartes acquired this week for $5.8

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Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know

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When discussing warehouse statistics many key performance indicators are mentioned. So what are the most important figures needed to run a warehouse? Depending on the warehouse design and complexity there are at least a hand full of statistics that any manager needs. Warehouse Statistics & KPIs to Know. That allows us to see what warehouse statistics we need from each topic to see if our warehouse performs fast, accurate and cost efficient.

DRONES land at 2016 MHI Annual Conference

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First, we would like to thank Skyward for inviting us to participate in the 2016 MHI Annual Conference as a thought leader and partner. Jonathan Evans and X of Skyward will also be speaking during one of the most exciting keynotes of the conference - SCANNERS TAKING FLIGHT: WORLD OF WAREHOUSE SENSING IS CHANGING.

Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC?

Talking Logistics

Now, the trend is to use this technology commercially; for the logistics industry, there are many potential use cases in a warehouse. First, let’s discuss the basic definition of AR, then we can dive a little deeper into how this innovative piece of technology could potentially be used in a warehouse. Now that we have discussed the AR vs. VR differences and definitions, let’s discuss how companies can apply augmented reality in warehousing.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

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Keeping track of warehouse inventories with an army of fully autonomous drones (TechCrunch). July 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Here’s what FTR economist Noel Perry said at the 2016 FTR Conference this week, as reported by Commercial Carrier Journal : Though the coming electronic logging device mandate, slated to take effect next December, will cut industry capacity, the productivity hits won’t be as large as some have predicted, Perry says.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q2 2016)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, check out the top posts and episodes from Q2 2016 (see HERE for the top posts and episodes from Q1). Operational Excellence: Streamlining the Warehouse Layout Process. The post Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q2 2016) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. After 32 weeks of blog posts and video episodes, it’s time to hit the pause button and take a little vacation.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

Talking Logistics

It’s hard to believe that we’re more than a quarter of the way through 2016 already — and that it’s snowing here in Boston today, the first Monday in April. In case you missed them the first time around or want to read/view them again, check out the top posts and episodes from Q1 2016. Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC? The post Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

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Trade in 2016 to grow at slowest pace since the financial crisis. Starting next year, Otto-branded trucks and others equipped with Otto technology will begin hauling freight bound for warehouses and stores, he said. To do so, the company needs to build warehouses and cross-docking facilities near seaports and airports, he said.

Translog Connect Congress 2016

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23-24 November 2016. Directors from all important leading businesses from numerous industries – such as automotive, electronics, oil & gas, heavy industry & steel, retail, food & beverage, FMCG, energy and beyond – are attending each year’s summit to meet the key logistics, software, consultancy, transportation and warehousing service providers. Translog Connect Congress. Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal Budapest, Hungary. www.translogconnect.eu.

This Week in Logistics News (January 11-15, 2016)

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Trucking, Rail Outlook Poor in 2016, Analysts Say (WSJ – sub. 2016 has begun like the year before: with Amazon in the headlines, continuing to push the envelope in logistics, continuing to keep competitors and others on their toes. The solution also facilitates inbound shipping processes from vendors/manufacturers to retail stores and warehouses. Meanwhile, JDA Software announced further enhancements to its JDA® Warehouse Management solution. I didn’t win the $1.6

This Week in Logistics News (June 20-24, 2016)

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Behind those Amazon Prime boxes, a bull market in warehouses (Reuters). April 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Cass Freight Index Report – May 2016. The post This Week in Logistics News (June 20-24, 2016) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. A beautiful woman passed away this morning, my wife’s aunt who we all loved, so I will be brief with my comments about this week’s supply chain and logistics news.

The Agility of Integration: eCommerce, Warehouse Management and Shipping for SMBs

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Mobile technology has transformed how customers order, and how goods are fulfilled from the store or warehouse. Similarly, in the warehouse, purchase order receiving and picking processes are often paper-based, which are inherently inefficient and inaccurate. Omnichannel Shakes up the Warehouse. For companies who take on an e-commerce strategy, supporting multiple fulfilment channels also has a huge impact on the warehouse.

This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

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Honeywell To Acquire Intelligrated, A Leader In Supply Chain And Warehouse Automation Technologies. percent between the final quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016 and the International Air Transport Association has lowered its growth forecast for air freight demand in 2016 to 2.1 Last Friday, Honeywell announced that it was acquiring Intelligrated, a privately held warehouse automation solution provider for $1.5

This Week in Logistics News (April 18-22, 2016)

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Cass Truckload Linehaul Index for March 2016. Manhattan Associates Reports Record First Quarter 2016 Performance. If your answer is still “We’re in the transportation and warehousing business,” then your value proposition in the eyes of customers is becoming more limited and commoditized. Finally, Werner Enterprises, Knight Transportation, and Swift Transportation all experienced double-digit declines in profits in Q1 2016 compared to the same period last year.

Supply Chain Event 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Event 2016. Date: 22-23 November, 2016. The event will cover topics related to automation and warehouse robotics, the impact of smart objects on logistics flow management, the use of RFID or disruptive technologies such as augmented reality, 3D printing and new mobile applications for inventory or procurement management. Location: Paris Porte de Versailles – Pav. 8, Paris (FR). Organisation: Reed Expositions France. URL: www.supplychain-event.com.

2016 Supply Chain Industry Year In Review

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2016 was a memorable year in the supply chain. William Mahoney, Senior Vice President Warehousing Warehouse vacancies saw much improvement during the calendar year. Brokerage Distribution Global Intermodal Real Estate Supply Chain Transportation WarehousingFactors like elections, ocean alliances, trade agreements, technologies, and demand have all affected the evolution of the logistics industry. NFI’s executive team shared insight into the top trends this past year.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

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Warehouses promised lots of jobs, but robot workforce slows hiring (Los Angeles Times). On my morning walks to grade school, I would pretend to be an astronaut, jumping in zero gravity over the sidewalk cracks, my backpack filled with oxygen. Some mornings I would ride my rocket ship, evading asteroids and alien cruisers along the way, and I would barely make it to school on time (I mean, the space station), with just enough fuel to make a safe landing.

On-demand Warehousing Quarterly Pricing and Usage Report

FLEXE

On-demand warehousing entered the supply chain and logistics market in 2014 and has been growing ever since. Just as Airbnb turns unused guest rooms into a commodity, on-demand warehousing turns “dead space” into a valuable commercial asset. In order to help our warehouse partners make informed decisions about their warehouse strategies, FLEXE put together a quarterly report that reviews pricing, usage and volume trends in on-demand warehousing.

eDelivery Expo 2016

Supply Chain Movement

eDelivery Expo 2016. Date: 27-28 April 2016. The show will comprise of a content rich education programme covering key themes: Home Delivery, Warehousing, Click and Collect and Supply Chain which are essential to delivery, 2 specialist conferences: Multichannel Fulfilment and Operations in Multichannel, 15 clinics, 20 workshops and suppliers showcasing the latest and cutting edge technologies in multichannel retail. Venue: NEC Birmingham, UK. Organiser: Clarion Events.

Amazon: Disruptor or Distraction?

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Amazon expands logistics reach with move into ocean shipping (Reuters – Jan 2016). Amazon to compete with Fedex, UPS and Alibaba with secret ‘Dragon Boat’ plan, report says (GeekWire – Feb 2016). Amazon Partners with Atlas Air Worldwide for Cargo Services (WSJ – May 2016). Amazon ‘in talks over Hahn Airport base’ (Lloyd’s Loading List – Apr 2016). Is Amazon a disruptor or a distraction for the logistics industry?

The 2016 Techgistics Year in Review

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2016 was an incredible year for tech in logistics as companies both large and small are working on some transformative technologies not just for logistics, but for society as a whole. Here’s a few interesting tech advancements in 2016 that were important for the year, but could also point to what’s to come in the near and long-term future. Self driving Vehicles are no Longer Just Science Fiction In 2016 there seemed to be a new story every week about self-driving cars.

This Week in Logistics News (June 6-10, 2016)

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Google seems to be working on warehouse robots like Amazon’s (Quartz). April 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). shouts the warehouse foreman from the rooftop. Last week, I highlighted how Walmart is piloting the use of drones in its warehouses for inventory tracking. And based on news reports this week, Google and DHL have their sights on robots in the warehouse too. My Little League team lost its first playoff game this past Monday.

This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016)

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Cloud Logistics Announces Banner Results For The First Half of 2016. The acquisition could give it access to Jet.com’s innovative pricing software, its network of warehouses and customer data. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I celebrated my 46th birthday this week, and commemorated the 8 year anniversary of my father’s passing, by going to the beach.

Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

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This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. Today, I will now address how a focus on inventory will allow for warehouse cost reductions as well. A Focus on Inventory Control Begets Warehouse Cost Reductions. If you are looking for warehouse cost reductions, chances are you are stocking too much inventory. Understand "Hidden Costs" in the Warehouse Cost Reductions Quest.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 9-13, 2016)

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March 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). According to the press release : The trial run, part of a larger research and innovation project, was conducted between January and March 2016 in the Bavarian community of Reit im Winkl. The post This Week in Logistics News (May 9-13, 2016) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

2016: The Start of the Third Act?

Supply Chain Shaman

We are also more advanced on transportation and warehouse planning than supply chain planning. In 2016, 45% of companies plan to increase technology spending. The answer is unknown; but what is for sure, the market is going to be far more interesting in 2016. How do you see 2016? Six years ago, on a snowy January afternoon, I wrote my first post for the Supply Chain Shaman.