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8 Common Warehousing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Logistics Bureau

To say there is any one single way in which to manage a warehouse would be folly—much depends on the nature of the supply chain and of the warehouse itself. To help you keep on top of your warehouse management and ensure your storage facilities don’t generate undue supply chain costs, take note of the following eight common warehousing mistakes. This doesn’t mean you have to invest in an expensive and over-complicated warehouse management system though.

A Recommended Approach to Warehouse Layout and Operational Design

Logistics Bureau

Is your warehouse full of pallets sitting on the aisle instead of up in the racks? Is your warehouse operation inefficient? Does your warehouse storage and layout design desperately need optimisation? Perhaps it’s Time to Review Your Warehouse Design.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Andrei Klubnikin at at R-Style Lab. The path to increased operational efficiency and customer satisfaction lies in the digitalization of logistics workflows. Smart warehouse.

How GST (Goods and Services Tax) Has Affected Logistics in India!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article, and permission to publish here, provided by Sunita Singh at [link]. 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. Subscribe Here!

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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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Lean Logistics

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Why is PDCA Important in Lean Logistics? In lean logistics (or any field), PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) allows individuals and teams to thoughtfully review an operation for problems or opportunities, and experiment with ways to improve the situation. Related articles.

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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.

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.

The Past, Present, and Future of Technology in the Warehouse

Logistics Bureau

Imagine stepping back in time to visit a large warehousing operation in 1990. Now imagine what the distribution center of 2045 will look like if technology continues to disrupt logistics as profoundly as it has done since the 1990s. 1990: A Fine Vintage for Warehouse Operators.

This Week in Logistics News (June 1-5, 2015)

Talking Logistics

I’m on limited time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: enVista Launches New Business Entity, Enspire Commerce®.

This Week in Logistics News (October 26-30, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Exclusive: Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup ( Reuters ). According to Reuters , Walmart applied for permission from the FAA to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories.

This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. Announces the Acquisition of ADS Logistics. FedEx Ground loses new legal round with labor (Logistics Management). The post This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Spotlight on: 7 Key Warehouse Processes

Logistics Bureau

This article, written by Mal Walker , Manager at Logistics Bureau, was first published in the January / February 2018 issue of MHD Supply Chain Solutions. The 7 Key Warehouse Processes. Are all warehouses the same? Yes, warehouses are the same in 7 key aspects. Even third-party logistics companies do things differently. The act of handling products into a warehouse and onto a system. Warehouse

5 Ways to Optimize Your Logistics & Transportation with Lean

Arkieva

Are you using lean in your logistics and transportation management? 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.

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Lack of market transparency causes long tender processes

Supply Chain Movement

Apart from a few exceptions, logistics service providers do not make life easy for shippers. The result is a ‘murky’ market in which shippers have to spend a lot of time on selecting the right logistics partner. Complex logistics.

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The Ultimate Guide to Pick and Pack Methods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Jake Rheude at redstagfulfillment.com. Your eCommerce sales channels are integrated with your warehouse systems. You move around the warehouse, picking the items for the order off the shelves.

Don’t Let Your RFT be a 3PL Solution Designer’s Nightmare

Logistics Bureau

At their best, third party logistics (3PL) companies provide new and innovative ways to improve logistics effectiveness. No wonder then, that shippers increasingly turn to 3PLs to manage their warehousing and distribution needs. 3PL Articles Logistics Outsourcing

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Why Your Supply Chain Isn’t Best in Class

Logistics Bureau

But it’s certainly possible. ( If you want to hear how it’s done, just comment below and I’ll write an article on the topic). Do you know that over 60% of businesses do not have a documented Supply Chain Strategy! 4 – Fixing Warehouse Capacity Issues.

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Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

Instead, merchandise ships directly from the supplier’s warehouse.”. Connecting with hundreds or even thousands of vendors and logistics service providers is the first step in enabling this process.

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 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.

What is A Day in the Life of Supply Chain Manager Like?

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, we will show you some typical tasks that many supply chain managers do on day-to-day basis. 13:00: Review and approve of documents Of course, a supply chain manager has to perform some clerical tasks like approval of documents, contracts and so on.

How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

Logistics Bureau

At the next Logistics Bureau Free Executive Breakfast (which will take place in August), I’ll be discussing the alignment of supply chain and business strategy along with eight other important levers for supply chain performance improvement. Articles Benchmarking Case Studies

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

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And on the subject of sustainability, SCDigest.com covered Walmart’s 2015 Sustainability report : Walmart, the world’s largest corporation, is fresh out with its 2015 sustainability report, the eighth such document it has produced.

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. However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g.,

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Blockchain: The Technology Reshaping SCM!

Supply Chain Game Changer

especially procurement and logistics?—?in For this reason, blockchain technology has been viewed as the perfect match for business application within procurement and logistics. Blockchain in Logistics. These applications both support, but also disrupt current logistics roles.

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Arkieva Supply Chain Scope: Canada Retail Sales Decrease; Is Your Supply Chain a Cyber Threat?

Arkieva

Read Full Article. The report revealed that respondents had widespread outsourcing in many areas of their supply chain including sectors such as manufacturing, finishing, packaging/packing, and distribution/logistics. Read Full Article. Read Full Article.

What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

The focus of the article? Keith postulated the need to connect logistics to business strategy through a new concept termed supply chain management. Last week, on my Linkedin blog post, “ Where There is Smoke, There is Fire , ”I shared research documenting that companies choosing SAP APO as the technology for the S&OP business process rated themselves less effective than the general population at a 90% confidence level. The article received over 150 comments.

Supply Chain Education: What Skills Do Your Staff Need?

Logistics Bureau

Our blog posts and articles here at Logistics Bureau are almost always written to inform, but this time we’re writing with a request for information. Supply chain documentation. Topics include: Warehouse design and setup.

Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Incoterms is the important elements for logistics and supply chain management but its not very widely discussed in both academic and trade publication. The purpose of this article is to show factors you should take into account so you can use incoterms 2010 the right way. NAVIGATE.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Michael Massetti, VP at Gartner!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Michael contributed an article for us on 7 Essential Attributes of Strategic Supplier Partnerships! . The article was extremely insightful and proved to be phenomenally popular. . Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

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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%). Click here for original article.

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. Hopefully, this article has given you some key concepts to remember as you focus on how to make transportation a strategic differentiator for your firm. “ The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize ”: Shigeo Shingo.

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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.

Is Your Company on top of its Inventory Planning Game?

Logistics Bureau

Inventory planning roles and responsibilities: As mentioned at the beginning of this article, inventory planning is an activity which crosses functional divides. Where necessary, this includes vendors and supply chain partners such as 3PL logistics providers.