10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

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It goes without saying that warehouses need to find ways to prioritize workplace safety for the health and productivity of the workforce. The following is our top 10 list of ways warehouses can drive more efficient and productive warehouse operations: Consider Automation. Boston Consulting Group research shows 1.2 Since labor tends to be the largest cost factor in warehousing and order picking operations, it’s critical for organizations to understand production rates.

Expert Interview: Inventory Optimization

Logility

Inventory Optimization (IO) is a loosely used term in the industry. You’ll see it used to describe tactical inventory management, warehouse operations and strategic network assessments as well as used to describe single stage as well as multi-echelon environments.

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

In parallel, three more raised their hands to speak on robotic automation in their warehouses focused on the redefinition of channel fulfillment. Meanwhile, warehouse robotics is staging a market shift. Second Step: Understand the Role of Inventory. Current Levels of Inventory.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. 2 Real-time Network Inventory Control and Planning. Too often we think about inventory in a linear way.

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Logistics, Data, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) analysts assert, “Logistics networks have never been more complex. The track & trace data shows if any exceptions occurred once the freight left your warehouse (weather delays, mechanical problems, etc.). It tracks not only transportation and handling but also warehousing and inventory working-capital costs, specifically by end customer. … A newer development in self-learning systems is intelligent warehouses.

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Will the Downturn Signal an Upturn?

Supply Chain Shaman

Vendor Managed Inventory processes–once hailed as the panacea of demand sensing–largely operate in isolation within sales organizations (of the thirty-three organizations that we interviewed last year, no market leader has connected these demand signals). Volatility.

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

Warehousing is one link in the supply chain that needs to take a more active role in embracing technological innovation, according to the researchers. Whether the cause is e-commerce growth, the tight labor market, or changing distribution models, inventories and carrying costs are rising.

Google Express, Its Supply Chain & Viability

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

It currently serves the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C., per order for a one hour delivery), utilizes inventory from both its warehouses and local stores and restaurants, and marks up some prices in comparison to the in-store prices.

Is Technology Killing Supply Chain Management?

Enterra Insights

Among those predicting technology will make humans redundant are supply chain and retail expert Allan Lyall and his Boston Consulting Group colleagues Pierre Mercier and Stefan Gstettner. Analysts from Ver Solutions note, “Radio Frequency Identification enables the automatic tracking of inventory and assets and therefore simplifies the supply chain whilst reducing operating costs.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Manhattan Associates Empowers Warehouse Managers With New E-Commerce Capabilities. The orders are being fulfilled from about 160 Best Buy stores in markets that include Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington.

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6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

Talking Logistics

ports will compete for customers, especially in 2018 and 2019 when the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) contracts will be renegotiated. You can read more on the topic in our recent white paper, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion Is Redrawing the Logistics Map [DK1] , which was written collaboratively with Boston Consulting Group. The start of a new year means budget planning is likely back on your agenda.

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Yes, I am a Zealot. I Still Believe. Do You?

Supply Chain Shaman

Most companies have made their own organizations more efficient (ROA), but they have not reduced inventories and they have pushed costs back in the supply chain on suppliers that are less able to bear them. Look at the gyrations of Boston Scientific and Eli Lilly for the same period of time.

Your Guide to Multichannel Selling

Unleashed

According to a study by Google and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), 50% of B2B search queries are made on smartphones. Many B2B companies combine back-office software, accounting systems, inventory management systems, and more. Delivering out of stock products from a warehouse.

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

CH Robinson Transportfolio

ports will compete for customers, especially in 2018 and 2019 when the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) contracts will be renegotiated. The start of a new year means budget planning is likely back on your agenda.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Finally, whether you’re purchasing products locally or from overseas, be sure to use an order, purchase and inventory management system that’s written from the ground up to support international and domestic trade. Introduction.

This Week in Logistics News (February 27 – March 3, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Boston startup raises $10M for retail software that predicts inventory needs (Boston Business Journal). Giant Warehouses Built at Rapid Pace in Fourth Quarter While Tenant Interest Declined (WSJ – sub.

This Week in Logistics News (May 16-20, 2016)

Talking Logistics

I’m at Heathrow airport waiting to board my flight back to Boston, which is delayed by over an hour so far. Warehouse Rental Prices (WSJ-sub. Manhattan Associates: New Inventory and Fulfillment Capabilities Give Store Associates More Time to Deliver a Fulfilling Experience.