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Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

By contrast, the third-party logistics model is where a manufacturer retains oversight of its supply chain but outsources such processes as warehousing, shipping, packing, and distribution to a 3PL provider. Unloading of local freight and de-stuffing and palletising of international freight.

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

Cerasis

As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Yesterday we published the top 10 most read manufacturing articles of 2015. . Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015. The following 10 supply chain articles are listed in order from the 10th most read blog post to the top most read post. Read the full article here. .

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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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Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

The shortage of workers is causing companies to look at non-traditional sources, including individual with a criminal record. Freight rates are on the rise, and there are signs that the shortage are unlikely to abate. Many other jobs such as Material Handler, pickers, and other general warehouse position are bretween $12,00-$14,000, with fork life operators making up to $16 range. Once we hire them, keeping them in the warehouse is a whole other issue!

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Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

This has proved to be a major source of risk. Poor business continuity planning, lack of risk management programs and single source suppliers, have magnified the impact of such risks. Build-In supplier network redundancies: Single-source dependency is high risk.

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Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Smart use of Blockchain : Use of blockchain allows organisation to become more compliant, transparent and create traction in new types of services, such as mobile freight brokerage systems, smart contracts to replace service agreements. Article July 2020

What’s the Difference Between Fulfillment and Replenishment?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Aside from the demand planning, customer order management, and supplier order management activities associated with Fulfillment most people traditionally think of Fulfillment in the context of the Warehouse or Distribution Centre. In a Warehouse all of the activities involved in sending INITIAL orders to Customers or Channels are considered Fulfillment. We cover World Class Fulfillment speed and efficiency principles in our article “ From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes !”

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.

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

Ensure that your warehouse operation is safe. Analyze labor reduction for any warehousing operation. There are Labor Management Software systems that can help manage work in the warehouse. Incentive programs for warehousing employees do work. Try warehouse mobility in your four walls. Productivity increases from wearable voice command tools can increase factory warehouse efficiencies up to 30 percent, according to an article in Supply Chain Management Review.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

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%. In the temporary display industry, we often assemble and pack-out our client’s displays with the product before shipping displays to warehouses or stores. Freight

The Next-Generation Warehouse is Built on Data!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Dave Joseph at [link]. The next-generation warehouse will deploy analytics, blockchain, robotics, drones, driverless forklifts, automated storage and retrieval systems, and much more. Each rendition of the next-generation warehouse will build on existing technologies, and these improvements have a common denominator. What’s Wrong with Traditional Warehouses? Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? 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. And we found that freight innovation is hot. Freight cloud-based marketplace matching shippers and freight forwarders.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The sky and what’s beyond, an endless source of creativity and imagination for kids and adults alike. Warehouses promised lots of jobs, but robot workforce slows hiring (Los Angeles Times). DAT’s Accelerated Freight Matching Launches with New Load Board App for Carriers and Paperless Onboarding Service for Brokers. R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc. October Air Freight Demand Up 8.2% – Fastest Growth in 18 Months (IATA).

This Week in Logistics News (June 3-7, 2013)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… UPS Freight Announces 2013 Rate Adjustment. Cass Freight Index Report for May 2013. Amazon plans big expansion of online grocery business: sources ( Reuters ). On May 28th, ABF increased its general rates and charges for its freight division by “about 5.9 This week UPS Freight announced “a general rate increase of 5.9 You can read the Reuters article linked above for all the details. Welcome to June.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

A recent article in People Magazine about a 26 year old man who couldn’t afford insulin and died is a sobering reminder of how insulin literally keeps my daughter alive). HighJump Launches Warehouse Control System at CSCMP Edge 2018. Two “on the edge” solutions that are getting the most attention today, and where project44 is focusing its R&D and money on, are real-time freight visibility and carrier connectivity.

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. When one of your customers places an order, the software at your fulfillment warehouse generates a packing slip. A warehouse worker takes the packing slip and picks the items for the order from the warehouse shelves. The software maps the products in your warehouse.

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

EFT

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.

Supply Chain Crystal Ball Gazing: Let’s Look Ahead to 2028

Logistics Bureau

We are on the cusp of a robotic revolution, whether you think of robots in the context of automated human replacements in the warehouse or self-driving vehicles on the road, rails, in the air, and at sea. Meanwhile, warehouse robotic solutions are developing apace, as you’ll know if you’ve been reading some of my posts on supply chain trends to watch in 2017 and 2018. Robots Run the Warehouse. Articles Supply Chain Technology Trends

ThankX Delivery Services!

Supply Chain Game Changer

ThankX article and permission to publish here provided by Bruce Leto Jr. From local corner stores and delis, to Whole Foods locations/warehouses in Philadelphia – ThankX expounds the message of personal delivery via giving back in a gracious manner. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

Article contributed by Batool Iqbal. The following article was contributed by Batool Iqbal, from Damco Pakistan – a subsidiary of Ap-Moller Maersk Group. Its mission is to gather and integrate data from various sources and orchestrate it in such a way that it enhances supply chain visibility and efficiency. The South Korean multinational conglomerate had outsourced warehouse and distribution activities to several logistics service providers.

Procurement Challenges Condensed

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Basing this on the many articles I have read covering this subject. I rapidly came to the conclusion that these articles were excellent at the helicopter view of the challenges, however seemed unable to apply categorisation to the challenges. I believe the issue with these articles is the broad range encompassed by the word Procurement and the constant change within this domain. Logistics / Freight. Logistics / Freight.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In our article “ What Exactly is Supply Chain Management? SCM encompasses the integrated planning and execution of processes required to optimize the flow of materials, information and financial capital in the areas that broadly include demand planning, sourcing, production, inventory management and storage, transportation — or logistics — and return for excess or defective products. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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Are We Facing the End of Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

A new article in Harvard Business Review has been generating some automation-related controversy in the Supply Chain Community, as well as lots of buzz and interesting conversation. Titled, “ The Death of Supply Chain Management ,” the article discusses the way that automation, AI and big data are transforming the industry. The HBR article outlines an interesting development: more retail and manufacturing companies are adopting “digital control towers” for their supply chains.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

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.

Is Traffic Congestion Slowing Down Your Delivery During Peak Season? We Got A Solution!

Abivin

As this trend keeps growing, freight service operators are challenged to come up with the most cost-efficient schedules for delivery. This article discusses traffic congestion causes, how it impairs efficiency of logistics activities and possible solutions to overcome traffic congestion. Image Source) 1. Image Source) 2. Other causes would be glitches in warehouse that lead to delay in loading/unloading, bad weather or incidents on the road. Image Source) 5.

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. Pick up from source point: If possible, avoid direct touch with loader, equipment, lifts, etc. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article provided by Jake Rheude at [link]. At the end of every fully funded Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign, there will be a warehouse full of product that needs to get into the hands of your backers. If you’re like a lot of small business startups, however, you might have forgotten to figure in fulfillment costs, including shipping and warehouse storage fees. A crowdfunding fulfillment provider can track and warehouse your products once they arrive from the manufacturer.

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The Digital Opportunity for 3PL Logistics Operations!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Raanan Cohen at bringg.com. Source: DHL eCommerce Americas, City Freight 2019. Similarly, whereas 3PLs once primarily delivered from centralized warehouses, they are now being challenged with delivering from local fulfillment centers and even retail locations, which require entirely different logistical considerations. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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E-Commerce Needs These Supply Chain Systems !

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply Chain Systems article and permission to publish here provided by Dave Joseph at veridian.info. As evidenced by the most recent peak shipping season , the need for effective, high-quality logistics and warehouse management has never been higher. Warehouse Management System.

Food Industry Delivery Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Raanan Cohen at bringg.com. One reason for this growth is the recent proliferation of delivery models and fleet types: same hour, same day and next day delivery; single fleet, multi-fleet, crowdsourced fleets and in-house fleets; deliver from store, curbside pickup, delivery from robotic warehouses, and so many others. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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The Top 5 Impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

For example, DHL analyzes 58 different parameters of internal data to create a machine learning model for air freight. Rather than subjective guesswork, this method allows freight forwarders to predict if the average daily transit time is expected to rise or fall up to a week in advance. Such insights are incredibly valuable in a sector like air freight, where it accounts for only 1 percent of global trade in terms of tonnage but 35 percent in terms of value. Subscribe Here!

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

In this article I’m not going to focus on the things that you can do in your personal lives or in your home. Supplier and Company Manufacturing facilities, Warehouses, Distribution Centres, Retail outlets, Return and Repair operations and Consolidation points are all Supply Chain nodes which use resources to perform their processing activities. The links between these nodes are the freight, transportation and logistics players who move the goods throughout the Supply Chain.

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to invest in French firm’s technology for self-driving forklifts (Reuters) Warehouses Test a New Breed of AI Robots (WSJ – sub. Robots in the Warehouse. Source: “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation,” Adelante SCM & BluJay Solutions, 2018. Here are some excerpts from the article: XPO Logistics Inc.

Worst Forklift Accident Ever and Forklift Safety! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide! I was able to drive the truck and load and unload pallets from trucks and into and out of warehouse storage locations. This is the busiest time of the year in warehouses all over the world as companies look to ship all possible goods out of their warehouses and to their customers. And with speed, amongst other factors, the risk of accidents in these fast paced warehouses is bigger than ever. Source: [link] ).

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

For example, DHL analyzes 58 different parameters of internal data to create a machine learning model for air freight. Rather than subjective guesswork, this method allows freight forwarders to predict if the average daily transit time is expected to rise or fall up to a week in advance. Such insights are incredibly valuable in a sector like air freight, where it accounts for only 1 percent of global trade in terms of tonnage but 35 percent in terms of value.