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A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work.

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.

Quarterly Report for On-Demand Warehousing Pricing and Usage: 2016 Summary

FLEXE

We wanted to know how pricing and usage of on-demand warehousing trended in 2016. From electronic document management to real-time visibility into transportation logistics, software is modernizing the supply chain. On-demand warehousing is no different.

This Week in Logistics News (July 23-27, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Just another typical week in the world of supply chain and logistics. Amazon wins a patent for robotic arms that toss warehouse items (GeekWire). CargoSmart Launches Blockchain Initiative to Simplify Shipment Documentation Processes. Cyberattack and hacker threats.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. Note: Grand Junction, Kewill, and MercuryGate are Talking Logistics sponsors.

The Top 7 Most Popular 3PL Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most popular blog posts of 2014 in each of our main categories with our very first post of 2014 by featuring another area important to Cerasis and the industry: third party logistics. Are We Moving from General Logistics Services Providers to More Specialized?

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Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?

Freightos

The overall impact of mobile has been well documented in the press. In particular, emerging markets such as Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America, the adoption of mobile devices is rapid as consumers and businesses bypass traditional laptops and desktops in favor of smartphones and tablets.

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.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g., It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition.

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CO2 Emissions Reporting Moves Back Up the Supply Chain Agenda

BluJay Solutions

However the ability to impact this relies on their outsourced logistics partners being able to reliably collate and report the relevant information so that they can analyse and present the level of impact that their business is having in this space.

3 Steps for Making Digital Transformation Happen in Supply Chain Planning

Solvoyo

However, we often see business intelligence as a separate solution built on top of a data warehouse and used mostly for reporting, and dashboards, data visualization and extracting data for further offline analysis. What is Digital Transformation?

Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

It’s hard to imagine that Cargill began as a grain storage warehouse in Iowa, USA, in 1865. Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) is clustered around five major regions: North America; Latin America; EMEAR, including Russia; South Asia and East Asia.

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Successful TMS Implementations Begin 6 Months Before Project Kick-off

Talking Logistics

It begins with a strategy project that documents the current state process, information, and data flows. Accomplish this through good documentation, which should have started in the pre-implementation projects.

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. What is MMOG/LE?

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. In particular, the focal BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) represent major targets for expansion, but with them come a host of new problem that enterprises have little to no experience in dealing with in terms of logistics capabilities.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

The need to transport parts also drives inventory up, creates a need for space to store those parts, and uses energy for more forklift time and warehouse heating. Any detected waste needs to be documented and followed by problem-solving. According to Brian Daniels, the powertrain products manager for Daimler Trucks of North America, drivers are directly responsible for 30 percent of the factors that affect fuel economy.

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Third Party Logistics Companies Checklist for Choosing and Qualifying a 3PL

The Lean Supply Chain

RVCF includes North America’s leading retailers, merchandise suppliers, and service providers)…. Pricing: • Price structure that is easy to understand and easy to check. • Invoices formatted to your specifications with proper backup documentation. • Comprehensive price quote.

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%).

Supply Chain Risk Management Highlighted by a Tiny Computer Chip

Enterra Insights

As the British journalist Rose George documents in her book Ninety Percent of Everything , some 100,000 enormous freight ships transport 90 percent of the world’s trade. It costs a retailer less to send a shoe to Europe from a factory in Southeast Asia than it does to transport it from a local European warehouse to a shoe store in the same country. As recent events demonstrate, science fiction often turns into science fact.

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

Logistics Bureau

In 2014, Deere & Company was listed 80th in the Fortune 500 America’s ranking and was 307th in the 2013 Fortune Global 500 ranking. Inbound and outbound logistics planning. Number of warehouses in the United States cut from 28 to just eight.

Supply Chain Agenda of Hildur Gylfadóttir, Supply Chain Manager at Össur

Supply Chain Movement

Hildur Gylfadóttir, Supply Chain Manager, Logistics, Össur. While R&D remains in Iceland it has operational centers in the Americas, Europe, Asia and it employs around 2,300 people across 18 locations. Hildur Gylfadóttir is Supply Chain Manager, Logistics, based in Iceland with the task of improving efficiencies and helping to drive the successful commercialisation of innovations. “The supply chain role is to support innovation and still be efficient”.

Highlights from 3Gtms Innovate 2018 User Conference

Talking Logistics

That’s the question that popped into my head when 3Gtms (a Talking Logistics sponsor) entered the market more than five years ago. The reality is that new innovations in technology, coupled with new transportation challenges that shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) continuously face, create new opportunities for startups to enter the market. Carrier Web Services for Rating, Tendering, and Documents.

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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Guest Commentary: Is Your TMS Pulling Its Weight?

Talking Logistics

If your shipments cross water or borders, you have additional data to track and documents to create, plus denied party screening and contract management to consider. Your TMS will collect the necessary information to create the import and export documents and then submit them electronically to the appropriate government agencies. T’was the month before the Christmas season, when all through the warehouse. On, Documents !

This Week in Logistics News (January 29 – February 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Rising Freight Costs Are Weighing on Companies’ Profits (WSJ – sub. Amazon wins a pair of patents for wireless wristbands that track warehouse workers (GeekWire). What is your earliest memory?

This Week in Logistics News (December 4-8, 2017)

Talking Logistics

So, without further delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: UPS, Overwhelmed by Online Orders, Warns of Delivery Delays (WSJ – sub. JDA and SATO Partner to Deliver the Future of Warehouse Management.

This Week in Logistics News (January 23-27, 2017)

Talking Logistics

I was tempted to title today’s post “This Week in Trump News,” considering all of the actions he took this week that have supply chain and logistics implications. I also considered this title: “Another Week of Amazon News (plus Other Stuff That Happened in Logistics).”.

This Week in Logistics News (December 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… CMA CGM to acquire NOL, reinforcing its position in global shipping. MercuryGate extends invoicing and document management solution with HubTran integration. Note: MercuryGate and JDA Software are Talking Logistics sponsors.