Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Cerasis

Automation in the warehouse is essential to meeting the growing demand of e-commerce and the blending of traditional supply chain channels into the omnichannel supply chain. How can warehouse capacity be both tight and utilized less than 100 percent? Automation Warehouse

6 ways logistics technology is impacting warehousing

6 River Systems

The drive to create competitive advantage and increase delivery speed is leading to numerous breakthroughs in logistics technology. Warehouses, being important hubs in the supply chain, are under pressure to keep up with technology trends to keep pace with demand. Warehouse Operations

Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

From the last half of 2017 through today and beyond, a slew of market forces, some predictable and some unexpected, have combined to create a very real truck capacity shortage in the United States. For shippers and supply chain managers, adjusting their supply chain to the ebbs and flows of the economy has always been standard practice; however, navigating today’s capacity crunch may require more intervention than usual. Learn other benefits of 3PL’s capacity support.

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing: By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader of Operations. As a result, it is increasingly difficult to secure capacity in today’s carrier market. Ask anyone in transportation management/logistics/supply chain and they will affirm this statement.

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Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Freight Capacity Crisis: How Did We Get Here So Quickly?

LTL Rates, Capacity, and Fuel: The General Outlook for 2017

Cerasis

Capacity Will Grow Tighter. Capacity was stretched beyond limitations in 2014, and fleets around the country tried to optimize operations through freight reclassification, dimensional pricing models and freight consolidation, explains Jeff Berman of Logistics Management.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. Subscribe Here!

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.

Increasingly slim capacity driving soaring costs in US logistics

EFT

The publication notes that supply chain capacity is tight enough that a number of major companies have reported in their Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings that they exceeded their 2018 supply chain budget spending. The need for smaller, more costly warehouses has spiked.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. Alexa Heads to the Warehouse (WSJ – sub. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Alexa in the Warehouse.

Will Warehouses Eventually Go Dark?

Enterra Insights

Thanks to the popularity of e-commerce, warehouses are some of the hottest properties in real estate. Phillips ( @EricaEPhillips ) reports some retailers were so desperate to find warehouse space this past holiday season they created pop-up warehouses in vacant suburban lots and parking garages.[1] ”[2] He adds, “Freestanding big-box stores closer to population centers than they are to warehouse districts are the primary candidates for such conversions.

Using the Right Data to Right-Size Your Warehouse

CHAINalytics

Warehouses are not one size fits all. Too little warehouse capacity can restrict the volume of SKUs you can ship, inhibiting revenue and service levels, while too much warehouse capacity inflates your overhead expenditures and ties up working capital. Unfortunately, unlike shopping for clothes, you cannot try on your new space before you buy it … The post Using the Right Data to Right-Size Your Warehouse appeared first on Chainalytics.

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

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. Warehouse Supply at Its Tightest in Two Decades (WSJ – sub. Tight Capacity Impacting Warehousing Market Too. My voice is a little sore this morning.

Optimizing Labor Management to Improve Warehouse Operations

Veridian Solutions

Take a moment to think about your top issues in warehousing. Available slots, cycle times, labor costs, supplier relationship management, transportation management, and dock management are only a few of the everyday challenges supply chain leaders face in managing warehouses.

What Is a Retail Warehouse and What are the Benefits?

Veridian Solutions

The idea of a retail warehouse stems from the gradual decline of available warehouse space in the United States. According to the Wall Street Journal , retailers across the country are experiencing a shortage of available warehouse capacity. Retail Warehouse Management

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

FLEXE

On-demand warehousing—a marketplace platform that connects retailers in need of warehouse space with warehouse operators that have it—enables retailers to scale their distribution networks as demand, well, demands. Instead, it turned to on-demand warehousing.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson.

Increasingly slim capacity drove soaring costs in US logistics in 2018

EFT

Kearney notes that supply chain capacity is tight enough that a number of major companies have reported in their Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings that they exceeded their 2018 supply chain budget spending. The need for smaller, more costly warehouses has spiked.

Logistics Startup: FLEXE and Pop-up Warehousing

Techgistics

Today's innovations from startups could be the source of transformation that shapes the future of logistics. Are there any start-ups out there that could have this type of impact in Logistics? FLEXE’s platform includes more than 400 warehouses in North America. Source: FLEXE.

Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

Cerasis

Today we will talk about the flow of strategy as pertains to inventory flow and driving warehouse efficiency. Staying Strategic in the Warehouse with Better Inventory Flow. Throughout the entire order fulfillment process, companies have a duty to ensure optimum warehouse efficiency by appropriately controlling inventory flow. Companies must also consider the potential impact of returns and warehouse capacity.

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Veridian Solutions

Automation in the warehouse is essential to meeting the growing demand of e-commerce and the blending of traditional supply chain channels into the omnichannel supply chain. Unfortunately, warehouse capacity around the country is tight, but available capacity is only being used at rates shy of 70 percent. How can warehouse capacity be both tight and utilized less than 100 percent? A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

4 Biggest Numbers in Warehousing

FLEXE

In this weeks episode of Logistics 2.0 we discuss the 4 biggest numbers in warehousing, from vacancy rates to new construction build rates these numbers impact all of us in supply chain & logistics. We have the numbers that explain why today on Logistics 2.0.

Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

The economy is strong, and trucking capacity is tight. Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management. What Are the Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Logistics?

Key Factors to Consider When Planning and Designing Warehouses

Logistics Bureau

Planning a Warehouse Network and Design: Key Factors to Consider. In this post, I’d like to talk about the key factors that will impact on the optimum facility network and design required to meet your warehousing or storage requirements. Some Tips for Multi-Warehouse Network Planning.

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.

Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

Cerasis

When you are prepared, typically, you have contingency which also means you can absorb any issues that could possibly drive up costs in your logistics department. . Here are 5 tips to prepare any shipper to master the art of holiday logistics.

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The Current State of E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

As recently as 2016, the state of e-commerce logistics triggered a rush to expand warehousing. Meanwhile, the costs of operating within the state of e-commerce logistics surpassed $117.2 E-Commerce Logistics

The Top 2019 Logistics Trends Shippers Should Know

Cerasis

The state of the logistics industry is evolving. 2019 is shaping up to be a year in which warehouses and distribution centers continue the development and implementation of technology-based processes. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018?.

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Five Ways to Be a Shipper of Choice: Lessening Capacity Crunch Impact with a TMS

Talking Logistics

Whatever the cause, the end result is the same: trucking capacity is tight, really tight. Shippers are paying higher rates, and even with offering higher rates many shippers are seeing rejected loads from the same carriers they relied on for capacity in the past. As trucking companies work to add equipment and to attract drivers, they are carefully choosing which shippers are first in line for the limited capacity they do have available.

How to build an automated warehouse system: which new technologies do you need and why?

6 River Systems

Many warehouses are seeking ways to leverage automation for better efficiency, but building an efficient automated warehouse system requires careful selection of the right technologies. The benefits of data analytics and AI aren’t just for warehouses. Warehouse Automation

The 7 Principles of Warehouse and Distribution Centre Design

Logistics Bureau

Warehouse and distribution centre (DC) design is a fascinating and absorbing topic, but alas, is often misunderstood. Regrettably, few people fully understand the discipline of warehouse design and because of this, literally thousands of facilities are underperforming.

Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

Cerasis

When you are prepared, typically, you have contingency, which also means you can absorb any issues that could possibly drive up costs in your logistics department. . Here are 5 tips to prepare any shipper to master the art of holiday logistics. Logistics holiday logistics

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This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Then how about joining our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure cycling team and help us raise money for JDRF in our quest to create a world without type 1 diabetes! Robots in the Warehouse. Here are some excerpts from the article: XPO Logistics Inc.

4 Biggest Numbers in Warehousing

FLEXE

<p>In this weeks episode of <a href="[link] target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Logistics 2.0</a> </a> we discuss the 4 biggest numbers in warehousing, from vacancy rates to new construction build rates these numbers impact all of us in supply chain & logistics. We have the numbers that explain why today on Logistics 2.0.</p>