How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing: By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader of Operations. Just like the popularity of “Smokey and the Bandit”, the desire for today’s workforce to drive a truck has all but faded from our country’s periphery.

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Lean Manufacturing Driven by Rapid Return on eKanban Technology Investment

synchrono

Through the use of supplier quality certifications and blanket (long-term) purchase orders, a manufacturer can accurately and effectively calculate the optimal level of inventory needed to fulfill demand requirements through the duration of replenishment lead time.

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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. To be fair, many warehouses have benefited from new technology. Warehouse AS/RS.

Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know

Cerasis

When discussing warehouse statistics many key performance indicators are mentioned. Stock movement, order duration times, utilization of equipment and personnel, error rates and many more. So what are the most important figures needed to run a warehouse?

This Week in Logistics News (July 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Warehouse Supply at Its Tightest in Two Decades (WSJ – sub. May’s Brexit Plan Comes Just in Time for Supply Chains (WSJ – sub. Trade war: Trump administration threatens China with $200 billion in additional tariffs (USA Today). In release 18.2,

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year. Capacity Will Tighten Further Capacity has run at nearly 100-percent utilization since the 2017 hurricane season.

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Spotlight on: 7 Key Warehouse Processes

Logistics Bureau

This article, written by Mal Walker , Manager at Logistics Bureau, was first published in the January / February 2018 issue of MHD Supply Chain Solutions. The 7 Key Warehouse Processes. Are all warehouses the same? This contradiction in terms is probably best explained by the Thai phrase; ‘Same, same, but different’ This phrase is used widely in Thailand to explain to naive tourists (such as myself) the similarities between one product and another.

How to Plan for Exceptional Performance this Holiday Season

Repl Group

There’s no rest for retailers in the run-up to the Holidays. From forecasting and ordering to warehouse and supply chain. Anticipating your pain points and putting proactive solutions in place to resolve them is critical to exceptional Holiday performance. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday firm favorites among consumers, Holiday shopping now starts in November. on the previous year – economic uncertainty saw retail sales increase by just 1.9% in 2017.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

The capacity crunch continues, and the ELD mandate has lowered the number of trucks available. Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment The challenges of managing e-commerce fulfillment go back to the need to rapidly scale operations to meet changing demand. On-time shipments.

Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains

DELMIA Quintiq

Business leaders are getting nervous as time is very short. The United Kingdom (UK) imports the most goods by far compared to other European countries, not just final products but also parts and components for further production and assembly. This will lead to a surge in costs.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. Why are we going in this direction?

5 Key Supply Chain Technologies Needed to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

More companies are actively engaging with consumers in search of the ultimate omnichannel sales experience as the strength of online sales increase, reports Supply Chain Quarterly. Technologies used in this step include handheld device scanners, automated radio frequency identification tags, Bluetooth technologies and automated identification and data capture (AIDC), comparable to RFID tags. Analytics to Uncover Issues in the Supply Chain.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Veridian Solutions

The capacity crunch continues, and the ELD mandate has lowered the number of trucks available. Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment The challenges of managing e-commerce fulfillment go back to the need to rapidly scale operations to meet changing demand. Disjointed systems and data silos, creating delays in processing and deficiencies in visibility. This is about demand forecasting and understanding the ability of a facility to handle changes in demand.

What is Manufacturing ERP?

OptiProERP

They operate in real time, and have a consistent ‘look and feel’ across all applications. ERP started in the manufacturing industry, but it headed off in new directions. They make products in anticipation of orders yet to come (make-to-stock).

Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics

Savi

Supply Chain Challenges: Freight Volume Rising, Driver Shortage Growing The shipping industry plays a critical role in world economics. Its immense power stems from its ubiquity–in every sector, you will find shipping and a supply chain.

Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Does anyone like being stuck in a Traffic Jam? And those highways only have so much capacity. This Rush Hour period will stretch your capacity to the limit. You will be out of capacity and everything will grind to a halt. You will certainly face busy times of year.

How to prepare your logistics for Christmas and New Year season

Abivin

The Holiday season is almost upon us, and it’s normal to feel the pressure of the volume spikes and tight deadlines because it is a time when consumer demand can make or break a business. According to a survey conducted by Retail News in Asia, Alibaba racked up $30.8

4 Supply Chain Secrets to Drive Customer Satisfaction

FLEXE

A company can move a product from China to the United States, clear it through Customs, move it to a distribution center, and fulfill it in record time. Improve on-time delivery. Customers want what they want and they want it fast and on-time.

It’s About Time for a new “World Class Supply Chain” Paradigm

NC State SCRC

As a young assistant professor at Michigan State University in 1992, I was part of a group called the Global Procurement Benchmarking Initiative. The principles at the time were certainly appropriate, and were considered ground-breaking at the time. An automotive executive recalls how difficult this was given the technology limitations that existed in the early 1970’s. Arguments broke out internally and in academic debates over which area had dominance over the others.

Fast Fashion—Mastering Affordable Distribution in a Flash

FLEXE

You don’t have to be Inditex , owner of fast fashion chain Zara and second largest fashion company in the world, to afford a fast fashion supply chain. Fast fashion is the latest phenomenon in the fashion industry to get new trends to the market as quickly and cheaply as possible.

Fast Fashion—Mastering Affordable Distribution in a Flash

FLEXE

You don’t have to be Inditex , owner of fast fashion chain Zara and second largest fashion company in the world, to afford a fast fashion supply chain. Fast fashion is the latest phenomenon in the fashion industry to get new trends to the market as quickly and cheaply as possible.

4 Best-in-Class Supply Chains To Watch and Learn From

Logistics Bureau

What I mean by this is that there’s no harm in observing companies with best-in-class supply chains , noting the processes, practices, and initiatives that serve them best and adopting them in a way that fits your own enterprise. Watch and Learn from the Best in Class.

When It Comes to the Control Tower, Optimization Is Key

Supply Chain Nation

Air traffic control towers are great at directing traffic at a couple of crucial points in a flight: the take-off and the landing. But managing a flight is not just about taking off and reaching your destination, it is about reaching your destination in an optimal manner. Supply chain software should be viewed in a similar vein. When companies hold products in inventory in anticipation of customer orders, what is the best location to maintain inventory?

Is it Time for to Move Away from “World Class Supply Chains”?

NC State SCRC

The book looks at what the future procurement capability will need to be, in light of the massive “game changers” of globalization, technology, cultural diversity, demographic issues, and sustainable pressure that is changing the entire ecosystem. The principles at the time were certainly appropriate. Although interest in materials management grew during this period, the concept’s historical origins date to the 1800s.

Fast Fashion—Mastering Affordable Distribution in a Flash

FLEXE

<p>You don’t have to be <a href="[link] target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Inditex</a>, owner of fast fashion chain Zara and second largest fashion company in the world, to afford a fast fashion supply chain. The tradition of seasonal fashion lines that only come out a few times a year is being challenged by retailers introducing new products every couple of weeks.</p>

Why Is It So Hard to Find Good Help These Days?

Material Handling & Logistics

Every year, in our annual MH&L Salary Survey , we ask readers to identify the biggest challenge they face in their jobs, and every year they tell us the same thing: finding, developing and retaining talent. It’s one of those nagging dilemmas that just doesn’t seem to have an answer.

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Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

I got started just as the dotcom craze was taking off, with new logistics startups coming to market every day (all of them announcing they were “The world’s leading provider of X” even though they were just a few months old). Descartes, in short, is alive and well.

REPL vs. Contractors – Which Will Work Best for Your Business?

Repl Group

While you may have your own in-house team, sometimes you need to: boost your capabilities with niche knowledge. get a project over the line by creating more capacity. However, this can be time-consuming and slow. And this doesn’t always make financial sense in the long term. Bring someone in on a temporary contract and the onus is on you to get them up to speed … just in time to let them go again. But don’t just take our word for it.