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

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

Transportation is the largest sector of the economy, making up 8.9 percent gross domestic product (GDP), reports the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. 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. Warehouse rental costs are up almost 20 percent, and in major cities throughout the country, actual rates have risen 200 percent.

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The Top 10 Logistics Blogs of 2018

Cerasis

” 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. These 5 Top Logistics Trends for 2018 are a Response to the Growing Customer Experience Movement. 6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018. What Are the Top Warehouse Management KPIs Every Supply Chain Exec Should Measure.

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.

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. The Logistics Robots Market Will Dominate in 2018 & Beyond. The decision by Amazon will result in increased development of robots for use in logistics and other functions in warehouses such as packing and picking. As a result, stores as a distribution center will become more popular throughout 2018. Safety and logistics will also come under the microscope in 2018.

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

Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

In the age of e-commerce, maintaining the status quo will result in failure, disgruntled customers and added expenses, but shippers that leverage 3PL resources to apply transportation management best practices for e-commerce , as listed below, can navigate the issues that arise in e-commerce and achieve sustained profitability. As a result, shippers must understand the transportation management challenges in e-commerce. 3PL E-Commerce Logistics Transportation Management

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. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018. Big data is among the most important automated logistics technologies to affect logistics in 2018. Back to big data; it is going to get a makeover in 2018.

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

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 Top 5 Challenges of Warehouse Management

Cerasis

Warehouse management is not a simple task, and warehouse managers face difficult challenges. Since consumers have the ability to shop online 24 hours/day and 7 days/week, the challenges of warehouse management do not stop when the brick-and-mortar stores lock their doors for the day. Furthermore, identifying the challenges of warehouse management depends on the unique circumstances and level of activity for each facility. Omnichannel Supply Chain Warehouse

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. Machine learning in supply chain management can especially impact inventory levels, quality, supply and demand, production planning and transport management. This is important for supply chain management moving forward, particularly when applied to warehouse management. These robots now do 70% of the work in the warehouse.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

A look at the supply chain trends and technology that will come into play in 2018. These concerns will extend into 2018, as companies work on a regulatory standard – though nothing has emerged yet. Strong players in the market will emerge as platform providers to aggregate the IoT data and provide key insights into that data that drive better business decisions in 2018. Turney Thompson, vice president, Kenco Transportation Management.

Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways—function and form included. Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more products arriving directly from manufacturing to the end-customer, shrinking warehouse use. Where to Do Your Warehousing. Who Will Do Your Warehousing?

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

Cerasis

We expand upon the supply chain technology trends we spoke about in the first part of this blog series, but let’s take a look at 5 more supply chain tech trends that will shape 2018. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. How companies interact with consumers will evolve throughout 2018 thanks to these transformative supply chain technologies. Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail.

 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. The same thinking applies to those in transport, particularly given the unpredictable weather and other factors that transport operators work in.

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

Talking Logistics

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. Trimble Acquires Brazil-Based Veltec to Expand its Global Portfolio of Transportation Solutions. Warehouse Space Growing Tighter on Rising E-Commerce Demands (WSJ – sub.

Top Blog Posts of 2018

Logistics Trends and Insights

For the final year of 2018, we are presenting a 2-part blog post listing the top 10 posts for the year. As Toby notes in the article, “Whether you are an ordinary individual seller of small items on eBay or a large-scale exporter, you are dependent on the global transportation network that include airplanes, merchant ships, trucks and delivery vans. It’s been a wonderful year for us at Logistics Trends & Insights. Thank you!

Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

An effective warehouse management strategy is key to staying competitive and meeting consumers’ expectations in the omnichannel world. Knowing the available inventory and assets only in distribution centers is inefficient and lacks value, but when applied across an entire supply chain network, inventory visibility propagates effective warehouse management. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Omnichannel Warehouse

6 ways logistics technology is impacting warehousing

6 River Systems

Warehouses, being important hubs in the supply chain, are under pressure to keep up with technology trends to keep pace with demand. Today, we will examine six of the leading logistics technologies that are driving warehouse operations trends and capability improvements: Drone deliveries are adding last-minute delivery capabilities. On-demand warehousing is optimizing factory space utilization. On-demand warehousing is optimizing factory space utilization.

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

Cerasis

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. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help.

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 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.

IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management

Cerasis

The internet allows for unlimited scalability and boosted efficiency in warehouse inventory management. The so-called “smart warehouse” takes advantage of these defining factors by connecting systems to streamline inventory management and overall productivity. Warehouse managers must understand why changes of standards and use of the Internet of Things (IoT) are needed and how smart warehouses can meet the demands of today and tomorrow.

Understanding How Parcel Cost Control Reduces Total Transportation Costs

Cerasis

Understand Accessorial Charges Contribute to 20 Percent of Total Transportation Costs Parcel cost control must underscore the importance of controlling accessorial charges, including fuel surcharges and surcharges not otherwise specified, like Saturday delivery, next-day delivery, and hazardous material handling. Knocking accessorial charges out of the equation lowers total transportation costs. Small Package Transportation

Transportation Innovation 2018

EFT

A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries. Autonomous technology has been used in manufacturing and distribution centers for years where AGV are used for moving product throughout a warehouse. In May 2018 unemployment dropped to 3.8% (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics), with the addition of 223,000 new jobs. Tompkins estimates incentives will start to appear in holiday 2018.

[PODCAST] Why Executives Need to Understand Total Landed Costs of Transportation

Cerasis

” The podcast will bring expert voices from around the world in supply chain, logistics, transportation and freight to give you unique insights into what it takes to effectively optimize your supply chain so that you may reduce costs and increase efficiency. You’ll hear from experts here at Cerasis but also experts in the fields of transportation technology, warehouse management, yard management, supply chain technology, carriers, shippers, and more!

Lost Warehouse Inventory? What to Do and When to Write It Off

Cerasis

No one wants to think about lost warehouse inventory, and it can be organizationally frustrating to determine the best process to find, research, and rectify inventory discrepancies. One of the primary reasons a company implements a warehouse management system (WMS) is to know the exact location of their inventory; if the inventory is not there, one might think it is easy to just write that inventory off the books. Use These Best Practices to Reduce Lost Warehouse Inventory.

Top 5 Tips To Optimize Your Warehouse Storage System

Cerasis

Do you have a messy, unorganized warehouse? We know that you are also the victim of the ‘ Warehouse Disease’ , i.e. even after regularly organizing your warehouse, it turns messy the minute you receive or ship some cargos. Optimising your warehouse storage system to ensure that it stays organized at all times of the month will be a dream come true, right? WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Warehouse

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Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Kinaxis

Supply chain skills in high demand, digital twins, disruptive technologies, and other takeaways from the 2018 Gartner supply chain conference. Alexa Cheater (@Alexa_Cheater) May 15, 2018. Kinaxis (@Kinaxis) May 15, 2018. This will call for partnerships with service providers, enabling the ‘Uberization of transportation’ and warehousing. by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain insights from leading industry experts.

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. He points to the late summer Gap warehouse fire in Fishkill, New York, which destroyed 30% of Gap’s total warehouse space and disrupted more than 10% of Gap’s orders.

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?

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

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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. What it the Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in an Effective Supply Chain? We hope you enjoy this episode about the state of warehouse management systems from The Freight project podcast!

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

Cerasis

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. Increased speed in warehouses. Automate warehouse and supply chain management systems.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

E2open Acquires Transportation Management Systems Provider Cloud Logistics. HighJump Launches Warehouse Control System at CSCMP Edge 2018. Like I wrote earlier this week, there is always something new to talk about in the transportation management systems (TMS) market. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.