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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. Since customers’ needs evolve on a continuing basis, warehouses must evolve in tandem.

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. Warehouse managers should take a moment to define mobility technology. Supply Chain Warehouse

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

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. Content Summary: Honeywell and Carnegie Mellon Partner to Bring AI to the Warehouse.

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.

The Business Case For a Modern Warehouse Management System

Cerasis

Warehouse managers face constant pressure to move more products, reduce damage, improve order cycle times, boost employee morale, and more. Legacy systems traditionally used for warehouse management are inefficient in the modern era; even systems in the 5- to 10-year age range. Warehouse managers can work to gain executive-level support by making the right business case for a modern warehouse management system. Supply Chain Warehouse

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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. So the CSR score too is more of a popularity contest than a consistent metric. So in 2018, McDonald’s joins Apple, Procter & Gamble and Amazon on a separate “Masters” list, as one of the “best-of-the-best.”. Department of Transportation to ban the product from air transportation.

What Warehouse Management Technology Is Necessary to Create a Best-in-Class Distribution Center?

Cerasis

New warehouse management technology, like analytics, machine-to-machine learning, and automated systems, pushes the limits of standard operations to create best-in-class distribution centers. The days of using a small, standalone warehouse management system (WMS) are ending, and distribution centers must turn to newer, more advanced warehouse management technology to meet rising demand for an omnichannel world. Why Do Warehouse Managers Continue to Use Old Technologies?

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Veridian Solutions

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. Since customers’ needs evolve on a continuing basis, warehouses must evolve in tandem.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

The year 2018 saw the increasing use of advanced technology to give more intelligence to logistics operations. With the end of 2018 approaching, let’s look back with Abivin at some of the most prominent trends in supply chain management. Source In the year 2018, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics have evolved into the kind of “can’t do without” technology. Source In 2018, companies continue to rely on data to make decisions in logistics.

WMS Selection: What Drives an Investment in a Warehouse Management System? 5 Considerations

Cerasis

Thus, the demand for warehouse management systems (WMS) has increased, but how do companies distinguish the best-of-breed WMS solutions? WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. You must always think about the cost of investment in a warehouse management system. Furthermore, track the return on investment (ROI) of the system with KPIs and metrics. Supply Chain Warehouse

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Integrating ERP and TMS: Why Your Business Needs Both Systems

Cerasis

While ERP systems provide excellent tools to manage accounting, human resources, customer relationships and more, they considerably lack the tools needed to properly manage transportation. TMS is most important for increased capability When asked what features were needed to increase SCM capability, 92 percent of respondents named transportation management as either critical or important. These reports are created by analyzing all your transportation data.

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50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

Warehouse automation stats show that automation is making a big impact on warehouses and distribution centers. As technology awareness grows, more warehouses and DCs turn to automation to adapt to the changing landscape. Below, we’ve rounded up 50 compelling statistics to shed some light on the driving forces behind warehouse automation and the impact automation has on the industry. The number of private warehouses is growing. per square foot in Q3 2018.

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

Cerasis

WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. The shift to omnichannel will require a training plan for all employees, from warehouse workers to cashiers. Develop Metrics to Track the Effectiveness and Efficiency of the Omnichannel Strategy. Retailers must implement specific metrics to track the effectiveness and efficiency of the original strategy and all appropriate solutions.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

Warehouse Managers and logistics services providers need to have an estimate of the projected demand for all given times. Fortunately, data analysis allows Warehouse Managers to gain the insights necessary to create metrics to track performance, which are also known as key performance indicators (KPIs). According to Conveyco , KPIs should be established through data analysis to measure these key areas: Warehouse capacity.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

On the other hand, only 8 percent of companies that were rated by their executives as less than significantly above average on supply chain-related metrics have the same performance. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Design of the Supply Chain Each company should carefully develop the architecture of its supply chain in terms of location of warehouses, shipping routes, and other critical considerations.

Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping

Cerasis

percent from the first quarter of 2018. Warehouse selection. Finally, manufacturers and wholesale distributors must consider changing where product is stored, requiring a review of available warehouses and alternative shipping strategies. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Align metrics and incentives with unique e-commerce goals.

Four Truths About DC Robots, Jobs, And Warehouse Execution

Lucas

The reality is that robots and people will be working side-by-side in warehouses for years to come. As robots find their place in the DC, warehouse operators will face new challenges in coordinating and optimizing the work of humans and their robotic coworkers. Part of this optimization and warehouse execution challenge is to balance an array of operational metrics, not just to reduce the total number of labor hours worked. Warehouse and DC jobs in the U.S.

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Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Veridian Solutions

Automation in the warehouse is essential to meeting the growing demand of e-commerce and the blending of traditional supply chain channels into the omnichannel supply chain. Unfortunately, warehouse capacity around the country is tight, but available capacity is only being used at rates shy of 70 percent. How can warehouse capacity be both tight and utilized less than 100 percent? A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

“As for your internal systems, real-time inventory management helps you manage your fulfillment warehouses. After all, one of the more difficult aspects of managing warehouses is what to do with excess inventory, so you need to reduce it as much as possible.” You don’t need to invest in warehouse space or expanded technology, and you don’t need to hire and sustain more internal employees.” Think about how your warehouse might look in 2030.

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” It is rare today to read the Wall Street Journal or listen to an earnings call without hearing about the impact of rising transportation costs. The second question we get is what strategies can we implement to lower our transportation costs.

What Retailers Learned About the Future at RILA Supply Chain Conference 2018

BlueYonder

The 2018 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference was a great opportunity to hear what retail leaders are focused on, and excited about, as we chart the future of our evolving industry. We discussed a lot of the questions you’ve probably read about in headlines over the last year or so: How can we invest in innovative warehouse technologies while minimizing complexity and cost? Challenges Ahead in 2018. Low unemployment and an aging population are likely to remain issues in 2018.

WMS Cybersecurity: Top 7 Reasons to Think of Security During Implementation

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain management is filled with risks, and Warehouse Managers need to start thinking about WMS cybersecurity during implementation, explains Cerasis, processes too. Warehouse Managers that take the time to consider cybersecurity during new system implementations can ensure the best possible outcomes. Constructive metrics. Focus on warehousing and logistics. Risks aren’t limited to warehousing either.

Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

CH Robinson Logistics

And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible. Over the past few months, I’ve posted about what you need for transportation success: 1. Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management”. Why Transportation Needs to be Included in Supply Chain Collaboration”. Does your technology support transportation excellence?

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Transport network disruption. Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan. The slowdown had a final price tag of $770 million for Washington business alone—the sum of net delinquent shipments and additional costs such as warehousing and truck idling fees. This inventory glut crowded warehouses, eventually forcing companies to cut back on their new orders to clear out their backed-up storage facilities.

What Retailers Learned About the Future at RILA Supply Chain Conference 2018

BlueYonder

The 2018 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference was a great opportunity to hear what retail leaders are focused on, and excited about, as we chart the future of our evolving industry. We discussed a lot of the questions you’ve probably read about in headlines over the last year or so: How can we invest in innovative warehouse technologies while minimizing complexity and cost? Challenges Ahead in 2018. Low unemployment and an aging population are likely to remain issues in 2018.

Top 8 software every FMCG company should invest in

Abivin

Transportation Management System (TMS) and Route Optimization Software (ROS) TMS and ROS are needed for both Primary and Secondary Distribution of FMCG products. Cutting costs in transportation has always been a concern for FMCG companies due to the huge capacity and fast-paced movement of the industry. A transportation management system might be the key to lessen your burden. This solution is designed specifically for resolving transportation constraints in ASEAN countries.

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

To gain insights on that question and more, Adelante SCM and BluJay Solutions conducted a web survey of supply chain and logistics professionals in March 2018. Source: “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation,” Adelante SCM & BluJay Solutions, August 2018. Source: “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation,” Adelante SCM & BluJay Solutions, August 2018.

Performance Reporting and the Operational Restructuring Process

Silvon Software

Our experience with mid-market manufacturers and distributors has shown that the deployment of financial and operational metrics is still an evolving process. Even having a flash report that shows key metrics for revenue, operating performance and working capital is highly effective. These metrics need to be studied objectively on a weekly or even daily basis by business leaders across the organization.

5 Reasons to Synchronize Your WMS and TMS

BlueYonder

Leveraging the capabilities from your Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Transportation Management System (TMS), while synchronizing pre-built adaptable workflows can help reduce costs, improve throughput and enhance the customer experience. Establishing Effective Interoperability Between Planning and Execution in Transportation. In the realm of supply chain execution, and specifically transportation planning and order fulfillment, this isn’t the case.

Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value!

Supply Chain Game Changer

By building common metrics and targets and jointly monitoring progress – companies avoid the misaligned incentives that damage so many collaboration efforts. Picking the right metrics can be challenging, however, and it will inevitably involve trade-offs. Lower transportation and warehousing costs. Improved customer service metrics. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post and permission to publish provided by Milan Vyas.

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

The 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer championship has drawn millions of sports enthusiasts to Russia. All these goods have to be transported on time from their supplier or manufacturing location — often at the other end of the world — to the stadium or the athletes’ lodgings. million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*. Multimodal transport: A multi-layered, connected carrier network is essential.

You Can’t Sell on Amazon if your Products Are Out of Stock

FLEXE

According to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, they have “invested over $150 billion worldwide in fulfillment networks, transportation capabilities, and technology infrastructure, including AWS data centers” since 2011. In April 2018, Amazon increased its storage and fulfillment fees for FBA sellers. The index is made up of four key metrics: Excess Inventory – Considers where your profitability may be impacted by slow-moving SKUs.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Transport network disruption. Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan. The slowdown had a final price tag of $770 million for Washington business alone—the sum of net delinquent shipments and additional costs such as warehousing and truck idling fees. This inventory glut crowded warehouses, eventually forcing companies to cut back on their new orders to clear out their backed-up storage facilities.

Safety Stock Calculation For Your Wholesale & Distribution Business

EMERGE App

The damage and closures caused by major storms can close down factories, damage infrastructure and put a stop to air and road transport. It takes about 30 days to make them in the Australian factory and then ship them to your warehouse. However, like any inventory management metric, you need to see the safety stock formula in the context of your business and seasonal sales. So use your common sense when dealing with inventory metrics. Introduction.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supplier and Company Manufacturing facilities, Warehouses, Distribution Centres, Retail outlets, Return and Repair operations and Consolidation points are all Supply Chain nodes which use resources to perform their processing activities. The links between these nodes are the freight, transportation and logistics players who move the goods throughout the Supply Chain. are generated by transportation. Copyright Mortson Enterprises Inc, 2018. Subscribe Here!