Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing – From Paradox to Operational Excellence. Before we start talking about Lean Warehousing, can you tell us a little bit about LeanCor Supply Chain Group? Relative to our topic today, Lean Warehousing, is it a big part of your operations? What we know for sure is that lean warehousing, just by the nature of the term itself, can be a paradox at best. Robert: I suspect many people think the term “lean warehousing” is an oxymoron.

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About Warehousing

Logistics Bureau

What’s the definition of warehousing and warehouse? Well, I asked Colin Airdrie, one of our warehousing experts, exactly that question! I hope his answers help you if you’re new to supply chain management, or are just trying to gain a better understanding of how warehousing fits in. The Warehouse Defined. A good definition of a warehouse is “a planned space for the efficient storage and handling of goods and materials”. Warehouse Location.

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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. .

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.

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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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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Improving Your Manufacturing Operations Using Warehouse Automation  

NC State SCRC

Ian is an expert on warehouse automation, and shares his insights on how you need to get started in thinking about technology and robotics in your warehouse or manufacturing operation. Sandwiched between warehouse and distribution center, manufacturing is where the value gets added. To be fair, many warehouses have benefited from new technology. Here is a look some of the biggest, and a discussion of how warehouse automation benefits manufacturers.

Evolution of Warehouse Scanning Technologies in the Digital Era

Supply Chain Game Changer

Disruptive Warehouse Technologies for Any Company! Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by Prakash Pol , Principal Consultant at Infosys India. The Warehouse is a central part of Supply Chain Management in any organization. The majority of companies where physical warehouse operation forms a bigger component of the total labor costare primarily concerned about achieving the dual goals of warehousing cost optimization and the improvements in labor productivity.

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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. 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! A group of executive joined SCRC faculty and staff for a one-day workshop held on February 28, 2019.

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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. To save you from a meltdown, let’s take a brief journey through warehouse operating developments from 1990 to 2045. While some imagination will still be required on this journey, most of the hard work has been done in the writing of this article, so you can shut down the imagination overdrive and cruise through this rundown of technology’s impact on warehouses and distribution centers.

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. Disruptions in deliveries from exporting sources, have created a knock-on effect on the financials of suppliers, who now face delayed payments and cash flow pressures. Build-In supplier network redundancies: Single-source dependency is high risk. Article July 2020

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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Develop methodologies to measure risk for each supply chain node, warehouse, factory, supplier, geography, or transportation node. Diversify supplier base : Supply chain should not be overly dependent on long lead-time or on a small pool of specific suppliers or sourcing regions. To improve your capability to manage demand shifts and customer expectations it is mandatory to have dual sourcing. Identify sourcing plant/s which can back-up each other in times of disruptions.

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.

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 !”

Lars Syberg : “Taming Tigers’ supply chain is a real challenge”

Supply Chain Movement

I’m directly involved with inbound, outbound and warehousing as well as sourcing, most of which is done in the Far East. I need to reduce lead-time, improve forecasting, sourcing and risk assessment and I need to model all these things into a system. Read the full article in Supply Chain Movement 14. >> If you’ve not been into a Tiger store yet, it probably won’t be long before you do.

4 Key Considerations for Choosing a Chemical Storage Facility

West Coast and California Logistics

In this article, we’ll try to simplify the sourcing process and identify the top 4 factors you’ll need to consider when finding the right chemical 3PL partner. Public Warehousing Chemical Logistics Chemical StorageFinding the right chemical storage facility for your products is an involved process.

Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

Another use case we see for scenario modeling in the current context is evaluating new sourcing locations. A recent Thomas survey found that 64% of manufacturing companies are likely to “bring production and sourcing back to North America” in view of COVID-19. What we’re seeing is not just a trend towards changing materials/part suppliers, but also warehousing and logistics suppliers. .

Supply Chain Consultants in New Zealand: Boosting Business Performance

Logistics Bureau

For example, companies based in many world cities enjoy vast catchment areas containing many millions of potential customers, all within a few hundred kilometers of their plants, warehouses or sales centres. Articles Consultants Global Sourcing PeopleSupply chain consultants in New Zealand know that this far-flung corner of the world is replete with logistics opportunities and challenges, just like any other nation.

The Internet of Things and the Retail Industry

C3 Solutions

This article is part of our Retail Program. Inventory control inside the retail DC is not typically done with roving robots, although Walmart did try drone-based stock taking in the warehouse a few years ago. Less stock means smaller warehouse footprints are possible, saving land and infrastructure costs. 13] " Walmart testing drone in warehouses ", Anne D'Innocenzio, Inside Logistics , June 3, 2016. [14] dock scheduling IoT Retail All Articles

Tom Linton’s Advice to Students: “Don’t Listen to the Status Quo!”

NC State SCRC

Tom shared with me a bit about his background, and one of the first teams for the first PC produced by IBM, where he was sourcing parts. But it literally became a “rocket ship”, which required him to move to Japan to source parts. “If you go to a hospital and a nursing station in a hospital, there may be 2 or 3 nurses, managing 30 or 40 patients. Each patient has a pulse, and the nurses are monitoring all the patients by exception. When pulse goes wrong.,

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Cost To Serve – A Smarter Way to Improved Supply Chain Profitability

Logistics Bureau

For categories of costs that are more complicated to manage, purpose-built network modeling applications make it easier to allocate costs and to calculate CTS for different customer/product combinations from transportation, production and warehousing cost data.

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 Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Source: “The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management,” webcast presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM. Source: “The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management,” webcast presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM. Source: “The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management,” webcast presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM.

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Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

In global supply chain , most companies try to take an advantage of low-cost country sourcing to drive material costs down. The purpose of this article is to show factors you should take into account so you can use incoterms 2010 the right way. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. Incoterms 2010 the Right Way.

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

NC State SCRC

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.

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

EFT

The facility will be sited on man-made plateaus and with sustainability measures include energy-saving LED lighting, environmentally friendly ammonia refrigeration, air source heat pumps for administration areas and rainwater harvesting. Nestlé Director of Supply Chain David Hix said: “We are thrilled to be working with XPO Logistics to build a flagship digital warehouse and technology laboratory at the East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park.

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

To Slot or not to Slot? That is the question

Logistics Bureau

Warehouse Product Slotting – To Slot or Not to Slot? Warehouse Slotting can reduce labour costs by up to 20%! Slotting is a warehouse term that refers to intentionally placing products within the warehouse storage medium to create warehouse efficiencies. Let’s consider what an essential aspect of good warehouse practise, product slotting benefits can achieve. Warehouse Operations. Warehouse Symptoms indicating Slotting is Required .

Future eCommerce Fulfilment Trends – What Will 2019 Bring?

Unleashed

In this article, we will explore upcoming trends in eCommerce fulfilment that businesses need to be aware of to maximise their revenue and satisfy rapidly changing consumer and business demands. As shipping and warehousing costs are based on the size of a product, businesses need to look at how they are spending their money during the product design period. Shipping and warehousing are major costs for any eCommerce business that only increase as more products are sold.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Containers are piling up in ports, international shipping has been hammered, Western companies are battling to source products from traditional suppliers, and disruptions are being experienced throughout the global supply chain. 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.

5 Pillars of Effective Supplier Management

Claritum

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.

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. Multiple / global sourcing of critical components.

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. Journal rated her articles as "chart-topping storytelling" in the field.

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. World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling Warehouse management and inventory control is the center point of integrated logistics management that tries to balance supply and demand. In our opinion, this is the best book on warehouse management ever. Are you a beginner and you want to learn about each logistics function?

4 ways to optimize your supply chain to increase quality and reduce risk

6 River Systems

As consumer and client bases continue to grow at rapid rates, supply chains will need to adapt to larger, more complex methods of information and product transportation,” explains Hunter Lowe in an article published on SelectHub. The typical warehouse wastes approximately 6.9