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!

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.

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.

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.

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

Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know

Cerasis

When discussing warehouse statistics many key performance indicators are mentioned. So what are the most important figures needed to run a warehouse? Depending on the warehouse design and complexity there are at least a hand full of statistics that any manager needs.

Logistics Startup: FLEXE and Pop-up Warehousing

Techgistics

Source: FLEXE. Today's innovations from startups could be the source of transformation that shapes the future of logistics. FLEXE is a cloud-based peer-to-peer marketplace for sharing excess warehouse capacity; the airbnb for warehouses.

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Center Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Much of the product was sourced from vendors all over the world, most significantly from Asia, where the company had absolutely zero experience in sourcing, supplier management, or logistics. I started walking up and down the warehouse aisles row by row to see for myself.

2017 Industrial Real Estate Industry Outlook

Supply Chain Link

The available capacity within the industrial real estate market is dependent on many factors. Given the tightened capacity, occupiers found it challenging to source for their warehouse and distribution needs. Real Estate Supply Chain Distribution Warehousing

Warehouse Statistics

The Lean Supply Chain

Key Performance Indicators: When discussing statistics for a warehouse many key performance indicators are mentioned. So what are the most important figures needed to run a warehouse? Safety/OSHA: Safety is the top priority in any Warehouse environment.

Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Whilst near-shore and onshore sourcing is a growing trend, most retailers are still reliant on suppliers in Asia to fulfill the bulk of their orders. Many LSPs simply do not have spare trucks and warehouses to cope with unscheduled arrivals at ports any more. Source: City A.M. .

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. Or, can Amazon use their data collected at their website, the warehouses and the points of delivery to identify the areas where costs can be reduced?

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The best solutions will be unique to each situation and result in standardized ordering, helping ensure that the puzzle pieces of warehousing, pick and pack, procurement, transportation, and consolidation fit together cleanly to lead to lower costs and less work.

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The best solutions will be unique to each situation and result in standardized ordering, helping ensure that the puzzle pieces of warehousing, pick and pack, procurement, transportation, and consolidation fit together cleanly to lead to lower costs and less work.

Is Your Supply Chain Thoughtfully Designed, or an Afterthought?

FLEXE

Because of this, a simple activity like mapping and visualizing supply chain flows can often spark critical questions such as, “Why are materials sourced from Region A, produced in Region B, then air-shipped as finished product back to Region A?”

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. Simply put, he would always have to scramble and pay above market rates to find enough trucking capacity to meet demand.

Volumes go up but Supply Chain to Stumble at Last Mile at Peak?

BluJay Solutions

So is it likely that the supply chain, having successfully planned and coordinated its sourcing and logistics strategies to ensure that goods arrive in good time to stock warehouses and shelves in anticipation of the predicted strongest peak period in years, will stumble at the last mile?

Flexe, the Airbnb of Warehouses, a threat to Amazon?

Techgistics

Source: Flexe. Flexe, the Airbnb for warehouse space, announced a new next-day delivery service, which the company said would give brands the ability to reach 98 percent of U.S. e commerce Amazon flexe last mile warehouse

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Future eCommerce Fulfilment Trends – What Will 2019 Bring?

Unleashed

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. Even the outside of the packaging needs to be reviewed, customised designs on outer boxes are easier to source than ever, so why miss out on additional advertising via a medium that is already being paid for?

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

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to invest in French firm’s technology for self-driving forklifts (Reuters) Warehouses Test a New Breed of AI Robots (WSJ – sub. Robots in the Warehouse.

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

NC State SCRC

Over time, the terms “strategic sourcing” and “logistics integration” were coined, which largely involved combining volumes of requirements from across the business, grouping them into large bids, and driving down costs due to larger quantity discounts achieved. In logistics, the focus became on centralization of distribution centers and warehouses to drive optimization in transportation routing, reduce inventory carrying and handling costs across the system.

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

6 River Systems

You also have to consider storage costs, warehouse maintenance costs, ordering new items, packaging, vendor costs — all these require spending money. If not, what actions are you taking to consolidate formats, sources and tools? How should our warehouses be designed and operated?

Supply Chain Management Services

LeanCor

When sourcing supply chain management services, think about the provider’s approach to people and processes. Focus on total logistics cost reduction (transportation, warehousing, and inventory). 3 Tips in Choosing Supply Chain Management Services.

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21 Vendor Metrics Your Supplier Scorecard Might be Missing

Supply Chain Cowboy

Capacity. When demand is high, does your supplier have the capacity to fill your orders? Letting vendors know where they stand in their ability to fulfill your peak ordering could encourage them to make more investment and increase capacity. Letting your suppliers know how much of their product you have sitting in your warehouse can help them know when to suggest further orders or delay orders to keep you inventory at target levels.

What is supply chain management?

6 River Systems

How supply chain management works Supply chain management is a complex set of systems and processes , including strategic planning and implementation that ties everything together from raw-material sourcing to post-delivery customer service. Warehouse Efficiency

Another Fall semester brings a new batch of 50 SCRC company projects…

Supply Chain View from the Field

Improvement of Source to Pay processes. - Warehouse management - SOWs, staging lane design, job kitting implementation. Supply chain analytics around capacity planning, commodity pricing, and quality. As we go into our 2013 fall semester, the SCRC team is pulling together the list of project summaries from our 15 corporate partners.

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The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs

Freightos

Source: China Briefing. Source: US Census Bureau. This gave importers time to front-load shipments, placing as many advance orders as their warehouses and working capital could handle. Source: Freightos FBX. Clearly, one step would be sourcing elsewhere.

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The Ultimate Guide to Pick and Pack Methods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Your eCommerce sales channels are integrated with your warehouse systems. When one of your customers places an order, the software at your fulfillment warehouse generates a packing slip. You move around the warehouse, picking the items for the order off the shelves.

Recalls and the Ripple Effects Across Supply Chains

BluJay Solutions

The three most common are: Shipper capacity. When goods are recalled, shippers need truck capacity to move products back to both company facilities and facilities that will dispose of harmful items. Warehouse operations.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition.

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26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. Warehouse Efficiency

Omni-Channel Retailers Supply Chain Survival Plan

Logility

Use virtual warehousing to maximize stock availability. Running “what-if” scenarios is an excellent way to prepare for the unexpected, and explore the impacts of promotions, changes in your sourcing options, and many other factors. It’s an omni-channel world out there.

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Supply chain agility: How big is your gap?

Quintiq

Prahalad calls organizations where people and capacity can be ‘rearranged and recombined creatively and quickly’ velcro organizations. In my experience, the key to being ‘velcro’ or ‘agile’ lies in decoupling your resources from specific sources of demand.

50 expert tips on supply chain optimization

6 River Systems

Supply chain optimization, however, is complex, encompassing everything from warehouse operational performance to logistics planning and more. It seemed to have no way out; the supplier had patented its manufacturing process, and its pricing was lower than that of other sources.