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Warehouse Safety: 5 Steps You Need To Take


Warehouse businesses thrive where there is orderliness. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there is an average of 16 fatalities yearly in the warehousing and storage industry and an More. Supply Chain Warehouse warehouse safety

Aligning Warehouse Labor Management with Omni-Channel Strategy

Talking Logistics

How are e-commerce and omni-channel fulfillment impacting warehouse operations and labor requirements? Most warehouses are equipped to ship pallets and cases to distribution centers and stores instead of shipping 1 or 2 items out in a small package or envelope to a customer’s home. Hitting the shipping volumes [involved with shipping individual items] is very difficult and labor intensive because most warehouses aren’t set up or designed to handle it efficiently.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations


The topics of discussion covered a wide spectrum of issues associated with the current state of the challenging job market, including the current landscape, key criteria for consideration of labor outsourcing options, alternate models of employment, dealing with seasonality, variability, the emerging Gig economy for labor, new ways of hiring workers, and how to motivate and engage young people in the millennial generation. Automation can solve labor issues.

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Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity


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. How can warehouse capacity be both tight and utilized less than 100 percent? Automation Warehouse

Using Warehouse Automation to Combat the Labor Crisis


According to Fortune Media, labor already accounts for nearly a third of supply chain costs. Dan Gilmore of Supply Chain Digest refers to this as “ The Great DC Labor Crisis.”. To combat this labor crisis, enterprises are turning to warehouse automation technology

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Are Your Labor Management Capabilities Aligned With Your Omni-Channel Strategy?

Talking Logistics

As many retailers, manufacturers, third-party logistics providers (3PLs), and others are discovering, pursuing an omni-channel strategy impacts all supply chain and logistics processes, and that is certainly the case with warehouse labor management.

Mobile Robotics in the Warehouse

Talking Logistics

From Grey Walter’s Tortoises to Shakey the Robot , scientists have been working for years to automate processes and alleviate hard labor on humans. Vision-guided vehicles, or VGV’s, are learning how to interact with and avoid humans on the warehouse floor.

Podcast: How to Maximize Your Warehouse Labor Management System

Supply Chain Nation

In this Supply Chain Nation podcast episode, JDA’s Steve Simmerman talks with DSC Logistics’ Jim Chamberlain and Open Sky Group’s Jeremy Hudson about getting more out of your JDA Warehouse Labor Management (WLM) system. Intelligent Fulfillment Supply Chain podcast Warehouse Labor Management WLM

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space


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.

North American Warehouse Worker Wage Trends


Bureau of Labor Statistics updates its […]. The post North American Warehouse Worker Wage Trends appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Supply Chain Design Supply Chain Operations What's New BLS Labor Chainalytics Data Tom Cisewski Warehouse Labor Trends

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Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know


When discussing warehouse statistics many key performance indicators are mentioned. So what are the most important figures needed to run a warehouse? Depending on the warehouse design and complexity there are at least a hand full of statistics that any manager needs.

Travel Time Is Key to Lowering Labor Costs in Your Distribution Center


Travel time in the warehouse represents one of the biggest costs in modern distribution centers. Like transportation management for shipped product, effective labor management and lean processes in the warehouse are key to lowering labor costs in your distribution center. Warehouse Managers Underestimate Lost Revenue Due to Travel Time Warehouse revenue is reliant on fill rates and orders shipped minus overhead expenses, including labor.

Does Your Warehouse Need Voice?

Supply Chain Shaman

A warehouse is not a warehouse and a supply chain is not a supply chain. As complexity increases, manufacturers and distributors are seeking new ways to optimize customer service requirements and stem rising labor costs. Today’s warehouses are more complex than ten years ago.

7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt


When it comes to warehouse management, constant evaluation and adoption of crucial technologies is critical so as to improve profitability and stay competitive. Today, warehouse managers have a wide array of technologies to choose from as they strive to reduce costs, improve efficiency and streamline operations. They must ensure that goods, materials and products flow effortlessly by optimizing their warehouse operations through the use of warehouse technologies.

Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World


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. As a result, stores and regional warehouses end up overstocked or understocked, and carrying costs soar.

Vision and Voice in the Warehouse: How Are These Technologies Impacting Warehouse Management?

Veridian Solutions

Vision and voice in the warehouse , i.e., voice-assisted systems and augmented reality, can change how the typical warehouse operates. The biggest reason for the continued development of vision and voice in the warehouse is simple. Technology Warehouse Management

The Lean Warehouse: Top Down or Bottom Up?

Logistics Viewpoints

Labor Learning & Leadership Logistics Service Providers I talked to Bob Arndt, the Vice President of Lean Supply Chain Solutions at Ryder. Ryder is a leading 3PL. I talked to Bob about Ryder’s use of Lean programs to continuously improve warehousing operations.

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Omni-Channel Commerce – Event-Driven Labor and Workforce Management

Supply Chain Nation

New pressures have resulted in more real-time, event driven processes and omni-channel fulfillment within the warehouse, the store, and the extended supply chain. Labor management software solutions are designed to establish benchmarks for tasks and individual performance.

Retail Warehouse Automation Is Finally Top-Priority

Veridian Solutions

The only way to truly stay successful and competitive is to embrace retail warehouse automation. Why Have Retailers Forgone Warehouse Automation? Traditional warehouses needed to perform customary fulfillment and e-commerce fulfillment in tandem.

7 Ways to Boost Warehouse Productivity – Right Now

Consumer Goods Logistics

Warehouse productivity. Supply Chain Challenges Logistics Labor Management Warehouse Operations warehouse labor managementEvery warehousing operation on earth would like to be more productive, but too few actually invest the time to stop, retool and make it happen. Fortunately, there are relatively small things that just about every operation can perform in the here and now to boost productivity without major investments of time or money.

Warehouse Management Proficiency Through Mobility Technology


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

Tips to Operating a Safe Warehouse


In warehouses, workers face accidents related to forklifts, stacking of products, improper equipment use, inadequate fire safety provisions, and even repetitive motion, among many others. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations


Bureau of Labor Statistics, tripping, falling, and slipping account for the majority of “general industry accidents.” It goes without saying that warehouses need to find ways to prioritize workplace safety for the health and productivity of the workforce. The following is our top 10 list of ways warehouses can drive more efficient and productive warehouse operations: Consider Automation. Optimize Labor Productivity. Manufacturing Warehouse warehouse operation

Warehouse & Distribution Center Management: 5 Tips for Success


Today, Carl writes about his 5 tips for success Warehouse and Distribution center management. Many logistics experts assert that warehouses and distribution centers are virtually the same operation, but experts like Cliff Holste at Supply Chain Digest insist that they are not. If you’re looking to improve operations and overall, successfully manage your warehouse or distribution center, consider these 5 tips. Organize Your Warehouse. Distribution Warehouse

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots


The benefits to the use of warehouse robots, loading, unloading and delivery are evident. Driving Forces Behind the Increase in Use of Warehouse Robots. Logistics Robotics Supply Chain Technology Warehouse warehouse robots

Introducing License Plating to Accelerate Warehouse Inventory Management


As inventory volumes increase, warehouses still using traditional manual-entry processes are at risk of becoming overwhelmed. Too many warehouses continue to use outdated inventory management processes for handling large quantities of material.

Labor Management Strategies in the Warehouse

Consumer Goods Logistics

KANE teamed up with top supply chain researchers, Peerless Research Group, to survey logistics executives on the strategies they employ for managing labor in the distribution center. Among the findings: Labor Management Strategies in the Warehouse. Download. The results of that research are summarized in this report. Download the workforce management research report. DOWNLOAD. read more

What Drives an Investment in a Warehouse Management System? 5 Considerations for Your Selection


Small shipping companies have grown into larger third-party logistics providers , and warehouse management has become more focused on efficiency and accuracy instead of quantity of shipments. However, costs can be further reduced through the use of a warehouse management system (WMS).

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23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson.

Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

Retailers are paying close attention to labor disputes threatening to bring a stop to imports coming in to West Coast ports. We do not expect the ongoing labor negotiations at the West Coast ports to cause a substantial interruption on a wide-spread basis. By Chris Ferrell.

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Warehouse Statistics

The Lean Supply Chain

Key Performance Indicators: When discussing statistics for a warehouse many key performance indicators are mentioned. So what are the most important figures needed to run a warehouse? Safety/OSHA: Safety is the top priority in any Warehouse environment.

The Labor Shortage: Finding the Missing Link


Without the forklift operators, material handlers, truck drivers, spotters, logistics coordinators, operations managers, warehouse supervisors, and others, supply chains would break; 37 percent of all jobs in the U.S.

Pokemon Go is coming to a warehouse near you!


Augmented reality requires that warehouse workers are equipped with small glasses, like Google Glass, where a user will see a “digital pick-list” in their field of vision. Below are some good links to vision picking demonstrations: warehouse augmented reality e commerce

Enterprise-Level Workforce Scheduling and Labor Management Optimization in the Customer-Connected Era

Supply Chain Nation

Today’s staff scheduling and dynamic multi-function planning, coupled with task productivity, are important in today’s retail store and within the warehouse environment. Profitable and intelligent fulfillment is aware of labor implications enterprise-wide.

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


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). The Top Warehouse Management KPIs: Receiving and Put-Away KPIs.

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