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This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

As reported by The Loadstar this week, “Blockchain logistics start-up OpenPort has notified shareholders it is out of funds and intends to proceed with liquidation.” In the meantime, here’s the rest of this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: U.S.

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Digital Freight in 2019: The Next Chapter

Freightos

In 2019, digital freight isn’t a vision; it’s a reality. So today, we’re going to dive into the vector that digital freight has followed, charting out the journey so far, highlighting the gaps (which are substantial), and projecting where 2019 will lead us.

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

The world of logistics is increasingly driven by technology , with artificial intelligence, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation among the biggest logistics trends today. That said, there are many factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse.

50 expert tips on improving warehouse efficiency & productivity

6 River Systems

Most warehouses are on an ongoing mission to maximize productivity by optimizing workflows, automating processes and reducing waste (both time and resources). More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there. Cross-train your warehouse workforce.

Advanced Shipment Notification Best Practices

OneSCM

Thanks to modern automation, the semi-new concept of an advanced shipment notification (ASN) is improving accuracy and lowering costs for logistics operations. Best Practices for Receiving: Establish written policies at the warehouse level.

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.

What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

Keith postulated the need to connect logistics to business strategy through a new concept termed supply chain management. As a heads up, no company in the Gartner Top 25 in 2019 is outperforming their industry peer group while driving improvement. Ross Stores is a 2019 Supply Chains to Admire award winner posting better results on improvement and performance for two consecutive years. Logistics: Strategic Issues. Daily I see one.

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

Shipchain

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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Five Keys to Cold Chain Success with Tyler Hildebrand

The Logistics of Logistics

Growing up I worked in lots of warehouses and was very interested in art. As a freelance marketer, I often worked closely with clients in the transportation and logistics space, so I began to understand the business. WMS, TMS, documentation. Documentation.

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The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The path to increased operational efficiency and customer satisfaction lies in the digitalization of logistics workflows. Emerging Technologies in Logistics & Their Potential Impact. trillion on logistics and supply chain within the next five years. Smart warehouse.

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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Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

Source The process and involvement of logistics department in every organization have become an essential part to the economic development for a long time now. How can companies enable Green Logistics?

The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

Freightos

It should come as no surprise that we are running out the clock until Amazon competes with more aspects of the logistics industry. They’re licensed to be an ocean freight forwarder, and they’ve bought some aircraft and an airport; and of course they are a huge warehousing player.

Digitization and the Future of Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Claudio Diotallevi, a Partner Manager for Transport & Logistics at Ericsson, explains, “Participants in the supply chain are connected — just not to each other or not at the right time.”[3] ” Advanced Robotics and machine learning — “Modern warehouse management, plus ‘non-physical’ robotics, like database tools for deeper trend analysis that can help predict the future.”

25 supply chain experts reveal the best tactics to optimize a supply chain

6 River Systems

From raw materials sourcing to warehouse operations , logistics technology , order fulfillment and beyond, there are dozens of points throughout the supply chain, all of which contribute to overall supply chain efficiency. Warehousing. Warehouse Operations

8 key benefits of effective supply chain management

6 River Systems

Data isn’t the only driver of effective supply chain management; other factors such as good vendor and supplier relationships, effective cost control, securing the right logistics partners and adopting innovative supply chain technologies make a big impact, too. Warehouse Operations

The Ultimate Guide to Pick and Pack Methods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Your eCommerce sales channels are integrated with your warehouse systems. When one of your customers places an order, the software at your fulfillment warehouse generates a packing slip. You move around the warehouse, picking the items for the order off the shelves.

What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?

QAD

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Odette International are releasing the fifth version of the Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) assessment this summer. supports version 4 today and will support version 5 by summer 2019.

50 expert tips on supply chain optimization

6 River Systems

Supply chain optimization, however, is complex, encompassing everything from warehouse operational performance to logistics planning and more. ” — Rob O’Byrne, Tips to Boost Supply Chain Performance , Logistics Bureau; Twitter: @LogisticsBureau.

3PL/Warehouse Process in Supply Chain

TPSynergy

In most supply chains, warehouses and 3pl (third party logistics) providers are an essential part in ensuring that products arrive on time and are accounted for properly.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

The company was replenishing dealers’ inventory weekly, using direct shipment and cross-docking operations from source warehouses located near Deere & Company’s manufacturing facilities. Inbound and outbound logistics planning.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Warehouse Automation. Self-Service Logistics.

You don’t need a Brexit bunker – streamline your supply chain instead

BluJay Solutions

While that may seem like sensationalism, there is a real concern among importing consumer-facing businesses that a cliff-edge Brexit could lead to supply issues in 2019, in medicine as well as food. The UK simply does not have the warehousing facilities to store the vast quantities of goods that would be needed to wait out long-term disruption, with the country only 60 percent self-sufficient.

3PL providers and shippers struggling to improve agility as infrastructure and workforce readiness hampers capabilities finds study

EFT

Supply chains are investing in integrated technologies to reverse this trend, which include: enterprise resource planning software (72%); warehouse management systems (56%); transportation management networks (38%); and supply chain visibility tools (34%).

Why Is It So Hard to Find Good Help These Days?

Material Handling & Logistics

WILL: Drone development over the past several years has resulted in a variety of applications and more recently use in the inventory and tracking of items in warehouses. The current limitation with drone technology use in warehousing is it’s only a two-dimensional scanner.

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