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Why Warehousing Matters

The Network Effect

There are few people today who believe that warehousing is simply a storage function – but many still have logistics. The post Why Warehousing Matters appeared first on The Network Effect. Distribution Transportation Warehousing 3pl digital supply chain distribution logistics multiparty networks reverse logistics warehouseing

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The Top 10 Logistics Blogs of 2018

Cerasis

That then allows us to create more of that kind of content so our award-winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. ” Today’s post will cover the top 10 logistics blogs from 2018. The Top 10 Logistics Blogs from 2018 The logistics blogs category most top viewed blog posts from 2018 included several elements of logistics.

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Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

Cerasis

Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. An ecommerce fulfillment warehouse in the USA sends the wrong packages to customers. On top of all that, billions if not trillions of dollars worth of potential working capital are tied up in illiquid assets such as 90-day invoice payouts or even the real estate value of, say, a warehouse or factory building. The inefficiencies that plague supply chains have seemingly been around forever.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. After a year full of more scandals, indictments, political contentiousness, workplace violence, school shootings and natural disasters, maybe it’s time we all took a collective breath and focused on some of the positives that came out of 2018. We hope you enjoy this salute to the best of 2018, and we look forward to even more innovations in 2019. Warehouse Automation.

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5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail. The supply chain technology stack comprises hundreds, if not thousands, of individual technologies, and considering the growth of the Internet of things (IoT), there really is no limit to how much these transformative supply chain technologies may expand within the next 12 months. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

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6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

In today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018. In our first post on this subject, we addressed the 5 automated logistics technologies that will serve as the foundation of the transformation to the digital logistics & supply chain landscape. In this post, will go to how shippers and logistics providers will lean on 6 more trends to make gains in the months to come.

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Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Cerasis

The 2018 State of Logistics Report , sponsored by 3PL Central , indicates warehousing models are evolving at a phenomenal rate. More importantly, demand for warehouse space is at an all-time high, and warehousing is still short two million workers. percent of warehouses vacant, warehouse managers are still stuck with the challenge of maximizing warehouse space. Optimize warehouse design. Supply Chain Warehouse

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Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

In anticipation of the 2018 holiday shopping season , transportation trucking, including Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), Full Truckload (FT), Parcel, and intermodal, will increase in value. Therefore, the ability to meet this demand requires a well-connected supply chain that can respond with LTL shipments as necessary. Warehousing Demand Is Increasing Although warehousing is often dissociative with transportation, its impact will be felt now more than ever.

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5 Automated Logistics Technologies Predictions for Success in 2018

Cerasis

Logistics technology is expanding to keep up with increased demand, and shippers need to know which technologies can make or break success rates in 2018. Some of the top logistics trends to affect the industry in the coming year include these key automated logistics technologies. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018. Big Data Utilized with other Automated Logistics Technologies to Improve Efficiency and Logistics.

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The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management , omnichannel best practices , and much more. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

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Patient-centric networks at the heart of pharmaceutical supply chain management: Lessons from LogiPharma Europe 2018

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha With the Alps as a backdrop, LogiPharma Europe 2018 proved to be both energizing and thought provoking. In early April I attended the LogiPharma Europe 2018 conference in Montreux, Switzerland, an event that attracted more than 800 attendees, including practitioners and executives from pharma and medical device industries, along with software vendors and many service providers. Patient-centric networks are reshaping pharma supply chains.

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Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

Cerasis

The days of managing supply chains through databases and changing information are over. Although blockchain is often related closely to cryptocurrency, it holds great value for use in supply chain management. Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics Will Put Certain Departments at Risk As explained by Connor DiGregorio of Industry Week , blockchain technology carries a degree of risk for traditional supply chain departments.

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Supply Chain and E-Commerce: How Is E-Commerce Changing Supply Chain Management?

Cerasis

As a result, e-commerce will have wide-ranging impacts on supply chain management. Fortunately, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and fully integrated supply chain systems have the potential to meet these demands, and e-commerce will effectively change supply chain management forever. Warehouse managers used to oversee somewhat reasonable-sized warehouses that were separated by channel.

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WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth. Warehouse Managers need to understand the challenges of maintaining a competitive advantage, how technology can help, and a few best practices in leveraging technology. Modern Technology Is the Solution Think about what makes up a winning eCommerce supply chain strategy and positive customer experience.

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[PODCAST] The Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in Creating a More Effective Supply Chain

Cerasis

On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Jason Rosing, co-founder of Veridian the leading professional services provider of supply chain solutions & services. Veridian helps clients deploy Manhattan Associates, HighJump Software, and JDA Software’s latest supply chain suite to talk about the current state of warehouse management systems. Logistics & Supply Chain Resources to Download.

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 Elementum Lists 3 Trends That Will Impact Supply Chain in 2018 

Elementum

We predict that 2018 will be a year of discovery — brands will discover that achieving supply chain visibility is not an end-game, but a step in the journey to achieving greater availability of their product for impatient customers. Below we list the top three developments we believe will drive product availability in 2018. Companies across industries are already recognizing that their supply chains must function not in isolation but in ecosystems.

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Warehouse Management Proficiency Through Mobility Technology

Cerasis

The role of warehousing in e-commerce is undisputed, and mobility technology is integral to enhance warehouse management proficiency in the modern world. According to Ivanti , mobility technology allows warehouse managers to develop better processes and systems for inventory management and maintain high accountability, visibility, and proficiency in operations. An Introduction to Blockchain and Its Potential Benefits and Drawbacks in Supply Chain Management.

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E-Commerce Continues to Add Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Projections for 2018 Demand Continuous Improvement

Cerasis

Omnichannel supply chains are increasing in complexity and prevalence for good reason. As 2018 progresses, Warehouse Managers need to understand the risk of not going omnichannel, why demand is increasing, and a few tips to meet such demands. Warehouse Managers Avoiding Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies Will Lose Competitive Ground Competitive advantage is based on the ability of companies to offer products or services at reasonable, competitive prices.

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Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. So in 2018, McDonald’s joins Apple, Procter & Gamble and Amazon on a separate “Masters” list, as one of the “best-of-the-best.”.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. So, while I count the days and hours and minutes until she gets back, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Activates For Latest Major Hurricane Of 2018. Alexa Heads to the Warehouse (WSJ – sub. Alexa in the Warehouse.

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Disrupting Logistics: 4 Innovative Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2018

Techgistics

The global logistics market is predicted to reach US 15.5 As a result, venture capital has poured into logistics startups over the last few years in an attempt to digitize the supply chain. Even with large sums of money thrown at start-ups over the last few years, the logistics business is still a tough nut to crack. Here are a few blockchain startups in logistics that could cause massive disruption in the industry: ShipChain Shipchain is a U.S.

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What Are the Top Warehouse Management KPIs Every Supply Chain Exec Should Measure

Cerasis

Warehouse managers face many challenges. These challenges can be overwhelming, but supply chain executives and managers can simplify the process by tracking these top warehouse management KPIs (key performance indicators). of the digital supply chain. The Top Warehouse Management KPIs: Receiving and Put-Away KPIs. The simplest warehouse management KPIs are based on storage. Reverse Logistics KPIs. Supply Chain Warehouse

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Lessons Learned From 2018 Peak Warehousing Season

Veridian Solutions

The 2018 peak warehousing season flourished on the optimism in the market. Cautious optimism remains, and with even more considerable uncertainty in the market for 2019, supply chain leaders need to take stock of lessons learned. What Went Wrong During the 2018 Peak Season? The biggest problem in the 2018 peak warehousing season surfaced before the season even started. How Supply Chain Leaders Overcame the Obstacles.

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Machine Learning In Warehouse Management

Cerasis

However, it’s now being used by many businesses, including logistics companies and retailers seeking help for warehouse management. Supply Chain Management Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in the supply chain by using algorithms that can analyze the success of the chain, while also picking up on aspects that can be improved. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

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Supply Chain Facilities Management: It’s More Than Just Facilities

Cerasis

Supply Chain Facilities Management includes unique challenges and requires out-of-the-box thinking to be successful. Successful supply chain management includes successful Facilities Management , meaning the facilities must work at maximum efficiency to meet guest demands, explains Inbound Logistics. However, supply chain facilities can range from warehouses to forward-stocking locations in the supply chain network.

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Inland Empire Logistics: 2018 Outlook

Kane is Able

As the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach continue to experience record-setting growth, the entire Southern California logistics industry is in full “boom” mode. The Inland Empire logistics industry has the room for growth that these counties do not and is poised to continue setting records of its own. Supply Chain Challenges 3PL Outsourcing Fulfillment Warehouse

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Types of Risks Impacting Supply Chains in 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

To look at what risks will affect the supply chain in 2018, Rob Savitsky of AIR Worldwide ( a member of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Supply Chain Exchange program), wrote a blog for MIT discussing three broad categories of supply chain risk. These events also caused supply chain disruptions — although not all the effects may have been fully realized yet,” he said.

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Minimizing Supply Chain Disruption Through Analytics: A Brief Guide

Cerasis

Using analytics in the supply chain has the most potential to dramatically reduce costs of supply chain management, as well as minimizing supply chain disruption. Unfortunately, the upfront investment costs for deploying the technology necessary to use analytics can be difficult to justify, so Warehouse Managers need to know a few things about house analytics to enable the minimization of supply chain disruptions. Supply Chain

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Implementing Omnichannel: How to Get Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

Omnichannel has been a buzzword in supply-chain circles for several years, but retailers that have invested in implementing omnichannel strategies have shown less than superior results, says Steve Dennis via Forbes. These problems show weaknesses and overlooked concerns when implementing omnichannel supply chain strategies. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

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The Indispensable Role of WMS in Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Reverse logistics is filled with risk, and the rate of reverse logistics in e-commerce is higher than any other channel, reports Business2Community. Among e-commerce sales, up to 30 percent will be returned to the shipper, which reflects a huge demand for effective returns management and reverse-logistics process standardization. Using a WMS in reverse logistics can help meet this rise in demand and increase customer satisfaction. Reverse Logistics Warehouse

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8 Common Warehousing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Logistics Bureau

To say there is any one single way in which to manage a warehouse would be folly—much depends on the nature of the supply chain and of the warehouse itself. To help you keep on top of your warehouse management and ensure your storage facilities don’t generate undue supply chain costs, take note of the following eight common warehousing mistakes. These are all symptoms of a warehouse that doesn’t get enough love.

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Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF

ToolsGroup

The company is moving from location-based planning to a global planning model, including a complete revamp of its supply chain planning operations to processes organized by product and factory. As Jörg Schlager, SKF's Business Transformation Manager - Demand Chain, describes it, the company is looking around and seeing disruption everywhere. This prodded SKF to a new demand chain vision. Jörg Schlager describing SKF's Integrated Planning (Source: Optilon).

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Top Supply Chain Link Posts of 2018

NFI

Throughout the year, Supply Chain Link has provided news and insight into current events and other popular topics across the logistics industry. From top questions about blockchain to understanding the benefits of Conestoga trailers, here are some of our top posts from 2018: Top Three Questions About Blockchain Within Supply Chain Blockchain has been heralded. Supply Chain 3pl Dedicated Fleets Distribution Transportation Warehousing

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What Is an Omnichannel Warehouse?

Cerasis

An omnichannel warehouse is different from a traditional warehouse in that it handles incoming orders from online, brick-and-mortar, and all other possible channels. Let’s take a closer look at omnichannel warehouses, why they’re necessary, and how they impact warehouse management and operations. In the age of Amazon, handling all e-commerce orders in a single warehouse is impractical, and it will result in lost opportunities. Omnichannel Warehouse

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7 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Bureau

It’s that time when idle chatter at the office Christmas lunch turns to debating what next year will bring, especially among logistics and supply chain professionals, for whom it seems every New Year brings new challenges, trends, and disruptive innovations. My post on key trends to watch in 2017 received a lot more attention than I anticipated, so I figured it can’t hurt to gather my thoughts and pull together another collection for 2018.

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