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Real-World Scenario: Best Practices for Warehouse Contracts: Part One


When it comes to the logistics industry, whether it's transportation management contracts or warehouse contracts, there are a million moving parts, and as many questions. In the below is a real world example of a consultant coming to a third party logistics company with the goal of choosing a warehouse and 3pl provider. each) and the rest 40% spend is for 25 warehouses (anywhere between 300,000 to 1 Mn. Looking at the Core Components of a Warehouse Contracts.

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Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals


Logistics professionals require exemplary international online logistics tools to help them carry out their daily businesses with ease and deliver the best for their customers. Let’s base our discussion on online trucking logistics and mobile applications that can be used in supply chain management on a global basis by the logistic professional to control their business. Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals. The Logistics mobile app.

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Top 10 Features of an Autonomous Warehouse

3PL Insights

It’s said that an autonomous warehouse functions much like the way autonomous vehicles navigate the road. Robots move on their own throughout a warehouse, maneuvering around obstacles—they stop for human workers, pick up crates, and move them from one location to the next, moving through a packing system that may see very human hands. These robots fulfill the picking and packing at Amazon warehouses, continuing to refine Amazon’s process. Supply Chain Warehousing

The Top 6 Reasons to Have a Good Inbound Logistics Program


Most transportation costs in a company arise from inbound logistics cost. If other words, the costs associated with transportation of items from vendors make up the biggest portion of will transportation costs, reports Amy Roach Partridge of Inbound Logistics. Part of the problem lies in misconceptions around inbound logistics, including manual, data-intense processes and added stress. Your Inbound Logistics Program: What's Next? Logistics

The Biggest Supply Chain Blunders of 2017


As 2017 reaches its final weeks, we reflect back on this year's blunders in supply chain planning. Indeed, 2017 was plagued by problems within international supply chains, ranging from logistical to unethical. 2017 has been a doozey but there’s always a silver lining.

Quarterly Report for On-Demand Warehousing Pricing and Usage: 2016 Summary


We wanted to know how pricing and usage of on-demand warehousing trended in 2016. From electronic document management to real-time visibility into transportation logistics, software is modernizing the supply chain. On-demand warehousing is no different.

The Past, Present, and Future of Technology in the Warehouse

Logistics Bureau

Imagine stepping back in time to visit a large warehousing operation in 1990. Now imagine what the distribution center of 2045 will look like if technology continues to disrupt logistics as profoundly as it has done since the 1990s. 1990: A Fine Vintage for Warehouse Operators.

A Recommended Approach to Warehouse Layout and Operational Design

Logistics Bureau

Is your warehouse full of pallets sitting on the aisle instead of up in the racks? Is your warehouse operation inefficient? Does your warehouse storage and layout design desperately need optimisation? Perhaps it’s Time to Review Your Warehouse Design.

What is A Day in the Life of Supply Chain Manager Like?

Supply Chain Opz

12:00: Have lunch while reading more e-mails A supply chain manager has to collaborate extensively with all internal stakeholders and suppliers, customers and third party logistics providers. What is it like to be a supply chain manager?

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

This includes how they must be classified, packed, marked, labelled and documented – as well as the dangerous goods training which must be completed by the people packing and sending them.

Trends That Will Revolutionize Logistics in 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

With the advent of digitalization, the logistics and supply chain industry is getting a complete makeover. Based on our observation of the past two years, following is a look at the trends that will revolutionize the logistics industry in 2018. Elastic Logistics.

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Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management


Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). Partnerships reduce transportation costs through freight consolidation, appropriate freight classification and selection and increased scrutiny of billing and documentation practices. The use of 3PLs will continue to grow throughout 2017 and beyond.

Transportation Management System ROI: What Other Business Areas Can Benefit?


Enterprise resource planning (ERP), warehouse management systems and endless spreadsheets might be involved in managing your operation. A 2017 survey of shippers found that up to 40 percent are concerned over continued delays and failure to deliver products on time and as expected. Both Inbound and Outbound Logistics Benefit From Implementing a TMS. Inbound and outbound logistics are two sides of the same coin, and both can reap increased profits from implementing a TMS.

How Do You Measure “Free Time” Across Your Global Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

She was quickly able to identify that the Charlotte, NC, location had demurrage charges at 10 times the rate of other similar warehouse locations. . As a result, the problem was identified as a broken process on dispatching trucks to the customs warehouse.

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Bringing Augmented Reality to Supply Chain


After all, new technologies impact almost every industry, and logistics is no exception. AR can visualize any planned rearrangements in full scale, making the warehouse a test bed for future warehouse operation modifications and planning.

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Logistics & Transportation with Lean


Are you using lean in your logistics and transportation management? The need to transport parts also drives inventory up, creates a need for space to store those parts, and uses energy for more forklift time and warehouse heating.

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What is a 3PL & How Can They Benefit Your Business?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Whatever the reason, if you’re searching for a third party logistics provider (3PL) for the first time, you’ll want to have a keen understanding of what they are and how they work before choosing one to help with your logistics challenges. Freight Services Logistics Supply Chain 3PL

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How GST (Goods and Services Tax) Has Affected Logistics in India!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Over time it was understood that this was much needed and it actually helped in organizing and setting up different logistics and transport sectors to speed up their overall processes. From the movement of trucks to managing a good economic supply chain, GST affected logistics in a great way.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 23-27, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Just another typical week in the world of supply chain and logistics. Amazon wins a patent for robotic arms that toss warehouse items (GeekWire). CargoSmart Launches Blockchain Initiative to Simplify Shipment Documentation Processes. Cyberattack and hacker threats.

Five Things to Consider When Selecting Multi-Carrier Shipping Software


A customer wants it, and you gain a sense of accomplishment when your warehousing role is complete and you have efficiently moved the product to fulfill your customer’s demand. You will need a transportation solution that understands common carrier shipping rules and regulations, whether your goods travel by road, boat or airplane (or some combination of all three) and can issue all of the proper documentation necessary to ship successfully.

Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

Logistics professionals could adopt that statement as their motto. Half-a-decade ago, Apptricity analysts wrote, “In the world of supply chain and logistics management, perfection remains an elusive goal. ”[1] Between then and now, logistics has become a focal point in today’s e-commerce environment; but, the perfect order remains the elusive ideal. “Logistics companies cannot afford not to be innovative,” he explains.

5 Procurement Management Tips for the New Kid on the Block?


Those fundamentals include understanding the need for reliability, reinforcing accountability, recognizing core competencies, defining a successful logistics strategy, and managing risk. Defining a Successful Logistics Strategy. The late John Wooden focused on fundamentals.

Top 5 Practical Freight & Logistics Applications of Blockchain-Based Systems


While there is much truth to the hype, it is important to stay practical and understand the logistics applications of blockchain and what they mean for you and your organization. Logistics Applications of Blockchain Maintain Data for All Parties. Logistics applications of blockchain all derive from maintaining an incorruptible data resource. For example, an e-commerce warehouse using a blockchain-based system like a smart contract could automate payments processing.

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Guest Blog: 13 things you need to know about freight forwarding


Today’s guest blog is from John Stuart of the International Logistics Center. He shares some interesting information about freight forwarding, that anyone in logistics should be aware of. Freight forwarding companies, like the International Logistics Centre, coordinate the shipment of goods from one destination to another using a range of carriers, including air freight , ocean freight , road fright and, in some cases, railway freight.

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Don’t Let Your RFT be a 3PL Solution Designer’s Nightmare

Logistics Bureau

At their best, third party logistics (3PL) companies provide new and innovative ways to improve logistics effectiveness. No wonder then, that shippers increasingly turn to 3PLs to manage their warehousing and distribution needs. 3PL Articles Logistics Outsourcing

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3 Things you Need to Know about Your Supply Chain (Plus an Extra One)

Logistics Bureau

For those CEOs and other execs who don’t know much about supply Chain or logistics management, I’d like to highlight the four key areas to really keep an eye on. They found 30% of their orders leave the warehouse with a negative margin.

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What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Overall, the supply chain technology you choose should make logistics simpler for you—whether you’re a supply chain manager, dock worker, or vice president—while also enhancing the shipping experience for your customers. What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important? Robinson.

Why Your Supply Chain Isn’t Best in Class

Logistics Bureau

Do you know that over 60% of businesses do not have a documented Supply Chain Strategy! Most companies outsource some aspect of their Logistics. So if you are embarking on an Outsourced Logistics relationship, think about these key areas of communication: Your reasons for Outsourcing.

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Supply Chain Education: What Skills Do Your Staff Need?

Logistics Bureau

Our blog posts and articles here at Logistics Bureau are almost always written to inform, but this time we’re writing with a request for information. Supply chain documentation. Topics include: Warehouse design and setup.

Streamline your Entire Distribution Centre or Warehouse at One Time!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The team took the opportunity to document the execution of this remarkable project with time lapsed video. Lean #SupplyChain #ProcessExcellence #SCM #Logistics #Distribution. Copyright Mortson Enterprises Inc, 2017. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Is Your Company on top of its Inventory Planning Game?

Logistics Bureau

If a sound governance platform is established, comprising documented policies, processes, checks, and balances, your inventory management team should find itself equipped to proactively plan and manage the inventory dynamics within your supply chain. Percentage of warehouse capacity utilised.

How The Carmack Amendment Applies to Freight Claims When Partnered with a 3PL


In today’s competitive market, filled with customers’ scrutiny and expectation for quality products, more shippers need to understand what the Amendment does and does not cover, including how it impacts freight claims and third-party logistics providers. 3PLs provide every type of service imaginable, ranging from carrier selection to packaging and warehousing. Freight Freight Claims Logistics Transportation Management the carmack amendment

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How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

Logistics Bureau

At the next Logistics Bureau Free Executive Breakfast (which will take place in August), I’ll be discussing the alignment of supply chain and business strategy along with eight other important levers for supply chain performance improvement.

15 Million DC Devices Are On A Fast Path To Obsolescence


Windows Sunset is a big deal for every manufacturer, logistics provider, and DC using Windows-based RF, voice and vehicle mount devices. The document outlines your options, lists some of the affected hardware devices, and suggests a few steps you can take today to plan your migration.

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15 Million DC Devices Are On A Fast Path To Obsolescence


Windows Sunset is a big deal for every manufacturer, logistics provider, and DC using Windows-based RF, voice and vehicle mount devices. The document outlines your options, lists some of the affected hardware devices, and suggests a few steps you can take today to plan your migration.

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15 Million DC Devices Are On A Fast Path To Obsolescence


Windows Sunset is a big deal for every manufacturer, logistics provider, and DC using Windows-based RF, voice and vehicle mount devices. The document outlines your options, lists some of the affected hardware devices, and suggests a few steps you can take today to plan your migration.

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Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?


By 2017, the market research company expects the number of global smartphone users to increase to 2.50bn and represent 33.8% The overall impact of mobile has been well documented in the press. This would have the effect of reducing warehousing requirements.