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26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

The world of logistics is increasingly driven by technology , with artificial intelligence, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation among the biggest logistics trends today. That said, there are many factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse.

50 expert tips on improving warehouse efficiency & productivity

6 River Systems

Most warehouses are on an ongoing mission to maximize productivity by optimizing workflows, automating processes and reducing waste (both time and resources). More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there. Cross-train your warehouse workforce.

Quarterly Report for On-Demand Warehousing Pricing and Usage: 2016 Summary

FLEXE

We wanted to know how pricing and usage of on-demand warehousing trended in 2016. From electronic document management to real-time visibility into transportation logistics, software is modernizing the supply chain. On-demand warehousing is no different.

Why Your Supply Chain Isn’t Best in Class

Logistics Bureau

Do you know that over 60% of businesses do not have a documented Supply Chain Strategy! Most companies outsource some aspect of their Logistics. So if you are embarking on an Outsourced Logistics relationship, think about these key areas of communication: Your reasons for Outsourcing.

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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

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g., It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition.

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Achieving the Impossible Dream: Perfect Order Performance

Material Handling & Logistics

Four separate factors contribute to achieving a “perfect order”: the delivery must arrive complete, on-time, undamaged, and with proper documentation. Order fulfillment typically involves cooperation and coordination of logistics activities across multiple organizational silos.

5 Procurement Management Tips for the New Kid on the Block?

AFFLINK

Those fundamentals include understanding the need for reliability, reinforcing accountability, recognizing core competencies, defining a successful logistics strategy, and managing risk. Defining a Successful Logistics Strategy. The late John Wooden focused on fundamentals.

Adding Value to Your Supply Chain: Seven Cardinal Sins to Avoid

Material Handling & Logistics

From the product to its condition and even documentation, the demand for excellence involving all parts of the process has intensified. Managing the logistics of empty containers is challenging due to numerous persons being involved, import-export economies, seasonality and container types.

What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?

QAD

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Odette International are releasing the fifth version of the Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) assessment this summer. Benchmark supply chain operations. What is MMOG/LE?

Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

It’s hard to imagine that Cargill began as a grain storage warehouse in Iowa, USA, in 1865. I split this off from global sourcing because we had plenty of buyers but not enough planning and logistics so service and documentation was failing.

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

Arkieva

A new report by SupplyChainDigest: “Supplier Integration in an Outsourced Supply Chain World: A Benchmark Report,” showed a growing trend in supply chain outsourcing among manufacturing companies. How to Cut Costs When Replacing Warehouse Equipment.

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.

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.

Data is the Real Gold At the End of the Rainbow for Contract and Spend Management Systems

NC State SCRC

Current best practices in contract management systems are associated with application of searchable contract databases, allowing comparison and rapid access to contract information, as well as comparison of contractual terms and exposure for common suppliers, categories of spending, and specific price benchmarking internally.

The Importance of Change Management to a Successful Transportation Management Outsource

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As my career progressed, I focused on working with customers who chose to outsource their logistics. As a neutral third party, your provider can sort through the discrepancies, document the actual processes, and draw upon experience to present opportunities for improvement.

12 Supply Chain Basics Your Company Must Get Right

Logistics Bureau

If so, prepare to be surprised, because it doesn’t get any more basic than this: Your company must have a documented and commonly understood supply chain strategy. All inbound shipments should be checked against delivery documentation and purchase orders. Warehouse Layout.