The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 7 main types of warehouse services offerings. While each warehouse company has it’s own unique specialties, these are the predominant warehouse service offerings. Everyone knows what a warehouse is, but I decided to publish Wikipedia’s definition because it was really good. Warehouse Definition. A warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods. The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings. Warehouse Service Offering 1 – Pick and Pack.

Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

It’s not just the supply chain! Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges.

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American Airlines deploys new cargo platform


IBS Software's iCargo platform has been deployed by American Airlines Cargo, with AA saying in a press release that this will help “To overhaul legacy infrastructure and provide a single, digital platform to modernize its business and deliver enhanced customer experience.”. Business functions that have been fully integrated into the iCargo solution, include cargo sales, cargo terminal operations, warehouse management, ULD management and cargo revenue accounting.

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Supply Chain Management Success – What You Need To Know But No One Told You

Gravity Supply Chain

Articles inventory retail #retailers Gravity Technology disruption supplychain visibility logistics performance #automation #realtime #management #cargo #shipment #transportation purchase tracking container freight solution platform order track operations global industry automating manufacturers service providers cloudbased trace carrier shipper data warehousingHow can end-to-end visibility and container tracking prevent supply chain disruptions?

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand


Many retailers and wholesalers are recognizing the need to expand their warehouse networks, so they can locate products closer to customers, compete with Amazon and establish more competitive omni-channel strategies. This strategic shift in the industry requires that companies expand outside of the largest or most obvious markets to establish new facilities in their expanding warehouse network. Demand for dynamic warehouse space is highest in Cleveland. #2

Current State of International Transportation Industry – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Beneficial Cargo Owners) to conduct International Freight in their very-own environment, powered by TRAMES’ technology. Analytics: The ability to harness cargo and freight data can yield significant benefits to any Shipper. Article October/November 2020What TRAMES Aims to Tackle.

UK warehouses reaching capacity, just weeks left before full


A survey of logistics and warehousing operations, conducted by leading sector trade association UK Warehousing Association (UKWA), has revealed that lack of available warehousing space in the face of COVID-19 restrictions is reaching a critical point, with potential for zero capacity within weeks.

This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). Honeywell To Acquire Intelligrated, A Leader In Supply Chain And Warehouse Automation Technologies. A similar situation exists in the air cargo market, as reported by Reuters: Following a sharp fall in freight prices air cargo companies are set to trim their fleets and jobs further to battle overcapacity while looking for new partnerships and products to carry, industry executives and analysts say.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. I wrote a similar overview for warehousing: The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks.

3 Tips for Cargo Theft Prevention

Logistics Bureau

As globalization continues to increase the amount of freight shipped across international boundaries, so too does it increase the risk of losses through cargo theft. Already this year (2015)`, a spate of cargo vessel hijackings in the Asia Pacific region has resulted in millions of litres of fuel oil and, to a lesser extent, chemicals, being lost to the black market. Cargo Theft Update as at End of 2017. I originally published this article in April of 2015.

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23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

From investing in smart automation solutions like collaborative mobile robots to improve warehouse productivity to route and supplier optimization and outsourcing logistics to a 3PL , there are several strategies that can help companies reduce logistics costs. Efficient warehouse operations.

China’s COVID-19 Vaccines to Benefit Africa

Logistics Trends and Insights

Poor infrastructure including cold-chain warehouses, undeveloped road networks, and ill-equipped ports and airports will challenge many developing countries. In terms of overall air cargo volumes, Africa and the Middle East air cargo carriers are improving.

UPS moves to promote Free Trade Zone opportunities in a world of uncertainty

Logistics Trends and Insights

To that end, in a well-timed move, UPS recently announced the incorporation of foreign trade zone (FTZ) capabilities within its customs brokerage, warehousing, logistics and transportation business. Read our latest Air Cargo World article here. Air Air Cargo air freight Cargo e-commerce ecommerce Trade Air freight Free Trade Zones International Trade

Information Sharing Communities for Digitally Enabled Supply Chain Visibility – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

port authorities and terminal operators, regulatory bodies, and Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCO) are all working on this topic. Ports and hinterland carriers want to know what cargo (and how fast it) is approaching them, and where it is heading. Head of Digital Cargo , IATA.

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Forklift Safety Tips!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Katie Hentshel at Equipment Depot. A forklift is an essential piece of equipment in any warehouse, distribution center or factory. It’s also crucial that they always check underneath the forks before lowering their cargo. This prevents heavier cargo from causing the vehicle to tip forward. A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide! safety #forklift #warehousing #distributioncenter.

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Nestlé and XPO Logistics building 638,000-square-foot digital warehouse


The XPO-owned facility will be strategically located in the Midlands to benefit from direct access to the M1 motorway for road transport, the East Midlands Airport for cargo flights, and an onsite rail freight terminal with direct access to the major UK ports of Southampton, Felixstowe, London Gateway and the Channel Tunnel. Nestlé and XPO Logistics are co-creating a 638,000-square-foot distribution centre at the new SEGRO East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park in Leicestershire, UK.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Ports in the United States, The Netherlands, Britain, France, and elsewhere have reported a drop in cargo volumes ranging from around 5 percent in January to an estimated 25 percent in February. Some ports in China are clogged with arriving containers of iron ore, while warehouses are choked with goods that cannot be exported due to lack of trucks.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management


In the below article I propose to have a look at the main benefits and advantages of the cloud-based logistics management. More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations.

Amazon Patent Reveals Flying Warehouses that Send Delivery Drones to You


Amazon leased 20 cargo planes to deliver goods to and from fulfillment centers, registered as an ocean freight forwarder in China , and built an ‘ Uber for Trucking ’ app to match truck drivers with shippers. Maybe Amazon just needs excess capacity until a fully unmanned and aerial warehousing and delivery network becomes a reality. You can read more articles here or sign-up for a free monthly newsletter here.

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What is Drayage?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article and permission to publish here provided by Jake Rheude at This short-haul trucking transfers goods from container ships to rail yards, warehouses, or storage lots. This can also sometimes involve delivering freight to order fulfillment warehouses.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping


If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. In this article, we have highlighted the most common, but often overlooked elements to consider. Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%. As an alternative, you may want to find a company with smaller cargo style trucks or use a logistics company to find the right trucking solution for you.

7 Fallacies of Supply Chain Process Redesign - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

This article will show you how the concept of process redesign evolves and things you should avoid when you embark of this type of project. In July 1990, Michael Hammer published the article on Harvard Business Review called " Reengineering Work: Dont Automate, Obliterate ". 3) Subsume information-processing work into the real work that produces the information (a warehouse department processes the cargo receiving data instead of sending the data to an accounting department).

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics


Tractica Research estimates that the worldwide sales of warehousing and logistics robots will reach $22.4 Robots are locating, tracking, and moving inventory inside warehouses, they are conveying and sorting oversized packages at ground distribution hubs. 4) Computer vision Another set of eyes is always a bonus when moving cargo around the world – and this is especially true when those eyes are connected to state-of-the-art technology.

Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain


So, fleet managers need to ask a fundamental question, “What does it mean if my drivers, assets and cargo are continuously connected to the enterprise and how can I leverage this fact to create value for my organization?”. Wireless helps shippers create a more cohesive workforce outside of the four walls of the warehouse. For the details on each of these trends, please read Bridget McCrea’s full article.

The need to know


Christmas, coronavirus and fear of no-deal Brexit push Europe's warehouses to the limit. Retailers worldwide have never had more reason to pack warehouses to the brim and keep stock closer to shoppers who continue to buy a record number of items online.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition.

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Turkey’s leading online retailer Hepsiburada wants own delivery network

Supply Chain Movement

It is based on three pillars: the transfer to a new fulfilment center to replace the company’s current five warehouses, the launch of an on-line market place for third party merchants and the introduction of its own delivery network. The population is young, Internet penetration and use of social media is very high, everyone has at least one credit card and the cargo network is widespread. This article was first published in Supply Chain Movement Q3 – 2015.

Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

The purpose of this article is to show factors you should take into account so you can use incoterms 2010 the right way. Then, incorporating the knowledge of cargo insurance into Incoterms will ensure that risk can be mitigated and trading partners can do business with confidence. Also, file a claim to a carrier in tandem with a claim to a cargo insurance company. Then, cargo insurance company will investigate if damage is caused by a carrier. NAVIGATE. Basics.

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Online retailer Hepsiburada wants own delivery network

Supply Chain Movement

It is based on three pillars: the transfer to a new fulfilment center to replace the company’s current five warehouses, the launch of an on-line market place for third party merchants and the introduction of its own delivery network. The population is young, Internet penetration and use of social media is very high, everyone has at least one credit card and the cargo network is widespread. This article was first published in Supply Chain Movement Q3 – 2015.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have


This article will present five software that every transporter and 3PL company should employ to stay competitive, cost-effective and ensure on-time delivery. Warehouse Management System (WMS) Warehouse Management System enables 3PL companies to take control of their diversified range of product and stock items, as well as monitor the operations of goods and materials moving in and out of the depot.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 13-17, 2017)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s this week’s supply chain and logistics news: Amazon Plans Air Cargo Service for Chinese Customers (WSJ – sub. warehouses from Chinese merchants selling on its site—taking on a role it previously left to global freight-transportation companies.” According to an article in the paper this week, “[Amazon] is planning to offer its sellers in China the ability to fly their goods internationally as air cargo, according to an Amazon Logistics site.”

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Starting next year, Otto-branded trucks and others equipped with Otto technology will begin hauling freight bound for warehouses and stores, he said. ” Uber is not the first company trying to disrupt the trucking and freight brokerage business (see Transfix , Convoy and Cargo Chief ), but it certainly has the most funding and brand recognition, and with Bill Driegert on board, a proven executive who understands the industry.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog


Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. Improved cargo capacity by innovative 40 foot container design (fold). Improved cargo capacity by innovative container design (fold and nest). airbnb), and to warehouse storage for absent small business owners.

This Week in Logistics News (June 6-10, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Google seems to be working on warehouse robots like Amazon’s (Quartz). shouts the warehouse foreman from the rooftop. Last week, I highlighted how Walmart is piloting the use of drones in its warehouses for inventory tracking. And based on news reports this week, Google and DHL have their sights on robots in the warehouse too. My Little League team lost its first playoff game this past Monday.