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Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Our latest “Featuring” series article covers the topic of Warehouse and Distribution Centre order fulfillment. So take some time and check out our very best Warehouse and Distribution Centre fulfillment articles!

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More than storage: What warehouse services can a 3PL provide?

Kanban Logistics

When it comes to warehousing, many companies eventually outgrow the “do it yourself” model and choose to hand the reins over to a third-party logistics (3PL) professional. Recap: basic warehouse services. You can choose to simply go it alone and build or rent a warehouse yourself.

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Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence

Gravity Supply Chain

There’s no need to do the maths; we’ve got the answer for you! The post Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

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Procurement Challenges Condensed


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. I took on the challenge of writing a condensed version of all the current Procurement challenges. 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. These two procurement domains have distinctly different challenges.

WMS Software Procurement Lifecycle: How to Evaluate, Select, Implement, Modify, & Realize ROI

Veridian Solutions

The warehouse management system (WMS) serves as the system of record for warehouses and distribution centers. The WMS software procurement lifecycle remains a challenge for many supply chain leaders. Evidence of a poorly conceived and managed warehouse management system (WMS) implementation sometimes is so apparent that passersby on the street notice it. Forty trucks lined up down the road trying to get into a warehouse is a sign of a bad WMS installation.

$1.9 Trillion warehouse market growing strongly driven by emerging markets


The global market for warehousing is currently growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6 – 8%, according to Beroe Inc, a procurement intelligence firm. The increasing service levels such as e-commerce and same-day delivery are influencing retailers to invest further in the warehouse industry. The growth of retail and FMCG goods has been the main driver for the industrial warehouse industry.

Procurement Dashboards – 2020 analytical vision


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Follow our 5 steps for 2020 procurement dashboard vision. Follow our 5 steps for 2020 procurement dashboard vision. Why build procurement dashboards? Start by considering what your procurement dashboards need to contain.

The user experience ensures that procurement policy is followed


History of the user experience: ( read this article in French ). For those companies, like Ivalua ,that develop a software solution for the Procurement Departments of large groups, paying attention to the user experience means ensuring better adoption of our software and, in the end, an increased compliance with procurement policy for our customers. We first determine the scenario we want to work on, generally one part of the procurement process.

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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

A significant paradigm shift in procurement and inventory control is an emerging area of focus. The advent of new technologies like data analytic tool, robots in warehouses, AI to track fulfilment and inventory, use of drones and driverless delivery vehicles and more are prime examples of how the supply chain landscape is changing. . Article July 2020

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What Going Digital Can Mean for Your Warehouse Operation


Supply chain management is the cornerstone of procurement, production and facilities management. However, the digital warehouse allows employers to notice recurring patterns or highlight areas that need improvement. What may take months to find reviewing logs and ledgers can be exposed in minutes with real-time data warehousing. Future warehouses are expected to reach new levels of automation. The warehouse of the digital age is synonymous with automation.

What Going Digital Can Mean for Your Warehouse Operation


Supply chain management is the cornerstone of procurement, production and facilities management. However, the digital warehouse allows employers to notice recurring patterns or highlight areas that need improvement. Future warehouses are expected to reach new levels of automation.

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit


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.

All-in-one Supply Chain Software for ASCs


And, because Village Podiatry locations are scattered around the region and it does not have a warehouse that supplies can be delivered to, it is important for the accounts payable department to know immediately when a product is delivered. Blog Articles Ambulatory Surgery Center e-Procurement Multi-facility Podiatry Value-based Care

Procurement Dashboards – 2020 analytical vision


5 steps for 2020 procurement dashboard vision. Why build procurement dashboards? Then you could benefit from building procurement dashboards. With the huge amount of business information available and data visualisation tools to use, dashboards have become essential tools for Procurement. Identifying the key information requirements for your procurement dashboards is critical. Start by considering what your procurement dashboards need to contain.

Are We Facing the End of Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Argentus at [link] , a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. 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. Companies will always need people who can build relationships with vendors when conducting large-scale Procurement.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In our article “ What Exactly is Supply Chain Management? Supply Chain involves planning, execution, physical flows of goods, the flow of information, processes, financial management, sourcing, logistics, procurement, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, repair and recycling, business management and much, much more. These jobs could involve working in a Warehouse, Distribution Centre, Manufacturing operation, or in an Office environment, or all of the above.

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10 Supply Chain Investment Challenges – Real and Imagined!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I had joined a company that had recently had a large investment in increasing the capacity and technological capability, including a Warehouse Management System (WMS) in their Distribution Centre. SCM #SupplyChain #Technology #IoT #AI #Logistics #Freight #Procurement. Subscribe Here!

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO


The Pulse rooms are fed by data warehouses which pull together data from 94 different applications that are each being used to run data in different parts of the Flex organization.

Create a Responsive Supply Chain to Handle Peaks and Lulls!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Responsive Supply Chain article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Dave Joseph at veridian.info. A Responsive Supply Chain offers greater flexibility with labor management , streamlines warehouse operations, reduces dock constraints, and much more.

The Future of Supply Chain Belongs to Those Who Can Find the Talent!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published at [link] and permission to publish here provided by Dave Joseph. Supply chain leaders and Warehouse Managers that seek to stay competitive and meet the growing demands of consumers must find and attract the right talent. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

5 Best Logistics Books for Beginners

Supply Chain Opz

Delivering Customer Value through Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Many people don't know that procurement is a part of integrated logistics. In logistics management literature, procurement is also called "Inbound Logistics" or management of incoming materials. This logistics book will show you have to plan and execute procurement strategy in a step-by-step manner. In our opinion, this is the best book on warehouse management ever.

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

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

The impact on supply chains is particularly apparent in the following two broad areas— shipping and procurement of products/components/raw materials. 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. COVID-19 Impact on Procurement. Most companies are scurrying around trying to find alternative procurement options until the crisis plays itself out.

The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales and Marketing — these functional groups, for the most part, continue to operate independently from each other, each driven by their own objectives and metrics. In the insurance company [example referenced earlier in the article], the product developers kept the back office and customer service people informed, but they didn’t actively engage them in a joint effort. Break down your supply chain functional silos.

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Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sixty-five percent of procurement practitioners say procurement at their company is becoming more collaborative with suppliers, according to The Future of Procurement, Making Collaboration Pay Off, by Oxford Economics. Lower transportation and warehousing costs.

5 Pillars of Effective Supplier Management


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. This article focuses on effective supplier management. The article is orientated towards indirect spend , however many of the principles apply to all spend categories. ArticlesIntroduction.

Supply Chain Management – the SME perspective


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. The level of understanding of procurement automation within a company influences significantly the adoption. See our article on eProcurement adoption for more details on this. By automating their business processes in functions such as finance, procurement and goods receiving and automating time-consuming, repetitive tasks SMEs stand to improve productivity which will help them gain competitive advantage. Articles Popular

Supply Chain Career Changes – How to Get In, Get On, and Get What You Want

Logistics Bureau

The variety of functions involved – product design, procurement, warehousing, production, transport, distribution, sales, for instance – encourages demand for new employees and multiplies possibilities for moving around inside too. Warehousing (warehouse operations manager, warehouse operative). Materials and procurement (materials scheduler, materials analyst/manager, production analyst/manager, procurement analyst/purchasing manager).

What is Inbound Logistics and How Can a 3PL Help?

Kanban Logistics

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the outsourcing model and the ways it can drive efficiency in your inbound logistics supply chain. This includes the procurement and delivery of the parts used to build the finished product. Third-party procurement. Right now, your buyers probably spend a good percentage of their time negotiating with, and procuring goods from, makers of boxes, nuts, bolts, and other consumable parts and materials. What is inbound logistics?

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 Procurement. SCM #SupplyChain #Technology #blockchain #iot #logistics #procurement.

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Is your ERP Driving you nuts?


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. And as we operate in the procurement technology space, its often business users within finance, procurement and operations who are trying to drive innovation, process efficiencies and savings within their business. A mid sized procurement outsourcing business operates a single module of a leading ERP. Articles

Quick and Easy Tips for Cost Reduction in Supply Chain Operations

Logistics Bureau

Now let’s juxtapose those same scenarios into your warehouse and transport operations. The store is your warehouse where your staff are making up the customer orders large and small. It’s all about leveraging your warehouse , staff, and transport more effectively. It’s not about being overly aggressive with your warehousing or transport providers. It’s the same with warehousing and freight. Now I have nothing against procurement teams.

Do You Know When it’s Time for a Freight Review?

Logistics Bureau

Relocation of network nodes (distribution centres, warehouses, cross-dock locations). Over time, as economies grow and technology advances, the entire freight-service market evolves , stimulating the entrance of new players in the logistics arena, the emergence of new business models and the arrival of new ways to procure freight transportation. A thorough review might reveal clear advantages to outsourcing freight procurement to a… Click To Tweet.

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There are articles which describe what the future of Supply Chain will be like in 2020, 0r 2025, or even 2030. Our first belief is that the future Supply Chain must be based on a “Don’t Touch” philosophy, which we discussed in our article A Don’t Touch Strategy Will Dramatically Lean Out Your Supply Chain! This will include every step and process within the manufacturing line, warehouse or distribution centre of your company or that of one of your suppliers.

Reducing Supply Chain Costs

Logistics Bureau

They also give you better negotiating information for suppliers and other third parties (transporters, warehousing companies, product assemblers and others) contributing to your supply chain operations. Similarly, learning time to produce a particular article or supply a certain service can be better amortized over a greater number of iterations of the same process. The Costco warehouse-style approach (above) works because it fits well with customer expectations.