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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.

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. I visited the BVL Kongress in Berlin, and also attended the International Institute for Analytics ”Chief Analytics Officer” meeting last summer. Not surprisingly, analytics is at the top of the list.

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.

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.

3PL Logistics Companies Up Services to Continue to Meet the Needs of Shippers

Cerasis

Although 3PL Logistics Companies or 3PLs were around before the recession, companies realized the short-term savings of outsourcing logistics, transportation, and freight management to 3PLs quickly, and the age of the rise of the logistics provider was born.

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26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

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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.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. So, with darts in hand, here are my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2016: The Transportation Management System (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped as Software-as-a-Self-Service solutions emerge. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

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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13 Amazing Logistics & Supply Chain Mobile Applications

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To stay ahead, tech-smart operations, savvy professionals are using logistics and supply chain mobile applications as must-have tools for operational excellence. Logistics & Supply Chain Mobile Applications Top 12. Veeqo – Warehouse Management System.

Trends That Will Revolutionize Logistics in 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

With the advent of digitalization, the logistics and supply chain industry is getting a complete makeover. Based on our observation of the past two years, following is a look at the trends that will revolutionize the logistics industry in 2018. Elastic Logistics.

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“1+1=3? Opportunities in Logistics (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2015 Conference)

Talking Logistics

The theme of this year’s Descartes Evolution 2015 Global User & Partner Conference , held in May in Miami, Florida, was “Logistics Integration — What’s Next?” Community — “of enterprise shippers and consignees, logistics service providers, and logistics asset providers”.

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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.

Digitizing the Global Supply Chain: Three Ways to Create Value

Talking Logistics

I explored those questions and more with Ty Bordner, SVP of Marketing & Business Development at Amber Road , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Considering we have had spreadsheets, PDF documents, and other electronic representations of the supply chain for years, what makes a “digitized” supply chain different? Ty sees the value of digitization in three main areas: collaboration, automation and analytics. The third potential value area is through analytics.

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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

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In our ongoing technology series, we have concentrated on the Informational and analytical innovation applications which are reshaping supply chain technology as we know it. Failure to plan for this eventual inevitability would be a mistake for players in the logistics industry.

7 Distribution Technology Trends Worth Discussing

Cerasis

Value-added services have also taken on a technology-like role as more companies want to use a comprehensive transportation management system (TMS) to thorough document and optimize their processes. Analytics Are Becoming a Fundamental Part the Distribution Technology Toolbag. Effective distribution management is not simply knowing where a product is in a warehouse and sending it out. Distribution E-Commerce Logistics Logistics Supply Chain Technology distribution technolog

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

Freightos

The overall impact of mobile has been well documented in the press. During the 2014 holiday season in the US, IBM Digital Analytics estimated that 25% of US online sales were via mobile. In 2013, UPS became the first logistics provider to offer 3D printing services at select UPS Stores.

Data is the Real Gold At the End of the Rainbow for Contract and Spend Management Systems

NC State SCRC

Contract management analytics are critical for tracking transactional compliance with contract pricing, terms and conditions, but also as a vehicle for workflow management around negotiation of contract renewals, and aggregation of supplier performance data on service level agreements, delivery, quality, and service performance. This ability to link supply and demand characteristics of the market place is the true “nirvana” of supply chain analytics. .

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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Effective supply chain management through social networking: Guest Blog by Nicholas Moores

Supply Chain View from the Field

Logistical updates can be tracked, data can be shared, and progress can be monitored. Coordinating via Socialtext from across the warehouse was a quick and easy innovation, that allowed IMM to use its workforce effectively. Document and process building can now avoid the black hole of email systems, as shared platforms allow for collaboration throughout a business, such as cloud, where multiple users can input into a document and feed back to one another simultaneously.

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management

Cerasis

The most recent report on adoption rates of TMS is from 2015, with only 35 percent of shippers actively using a TMS, asserts Bridget McCrea of Logistics Management. The Solution: Use Technologies That Adapt to Freight Management Needs As explained by Zipline Logistics , technologies used to improve full truckload freight shipping management must center on advanced, intuitive technologies. Big Data Analytics.

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.

The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It includes functional areas such as Procurement, Purchasing, Freight, Logistics, Planning, Material Handling, Inventory Management, Cash Flow Management, Quality Management, Diversity, Customer Support, Systems Design and Deployment, Business Process Engineering, and Business Management.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. .

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.

Transportation Management System ROI: What Other Business Areas Can Benefit?

Cerasis

Enterprise resource planning (ERP), warehouse management systems and endless spreadsheets might be involved in managing your operation. Cloud-Based Data Analytics Identify Trends and “Concerns.”. Cloud-based TMSs utilize analytics to identify key trends that not obvious. For example, everyone knows that sales will peak around the holidays, but analytics can identify peaks that happen when you think you are in a lull.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. .

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

Cerasis

Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). This involves the combination of data capture, analytic and dashboarding tools to make decisions easier. The high-revolution has given emerging markets the opportunity to become fully developed, increasing the number of consumers and manufacturers.

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.”

Experts Unfold Top Supply Chain Technology to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

Mike Skinner, Vice President, CLX Logistics Technologies Without question, one of the most significant game changing technologies in the past 12 months and looking forward at the next 18 months is TMS – to which you say “big deal” and I say, “true plug-and-play (SaaS/Cloud) global TMS integrated with global trade and customs execution”. In the immediate term, predictive analytics drive a distinct competitive advantage to those few who are already leveraging it to its full potential.

Compliance in Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Through Integration

Veridian Solutions

Warehouse Managers need to understand its key challenges and why integration is key in ensuring compliance. The comparisons are immeasurable, so Warehouse Managers must bring systems into alignment and gain real-time asset monitoring of products. Use Big Data Analytics to understand demand, especially among new pharmaceuticals. Begin the research and development of a blockchain-based supply chain solution, explains Material Handling and Logistics.

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.

Adding Value to Your Supply Chain: Seven Cardinal Sins to Avoid

Material Handling & Logistics

From the product to its condition and even documentation, the demand for excellence involving all parts of the process has intensified. Managing the logistics of empty containers is challenging due to numerous persons being involved, import-export economies, seasonality and container types.

6 Benefits of a TMS for Better LTL Freight Management

Cerasis

Most businesses that ship freight via Less-than-Truckload or LTL freight services will improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their transportation and logistics departments with the use of an automated transportation management system (TMS). You may get hit with customer chargebacks if someone at the warehouse makes a mistake and sends shipments without knowing that they need to use a particular carrier in a specific lane (governance).

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%).