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!

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.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide for Managers & Executives to Know


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. Warehouse

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.

Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know


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


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.

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. .

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs


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?


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?

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.

Future eCommerce Fulfilment Trends – What Will 2019 Bring?


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?

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


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.

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


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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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

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.

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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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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Supply Chain Management Services


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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Omni-Channel Retailers Supply Chain Survival Plan


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?


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.

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics


Having a tool for accurate demand forecasting and capacity planning allows companies to be more proactive. Tractica Research estimates that the worldwide sales of warehousing and logistics robots will reach $22.4

Are US-Chinese tariffs part of the new normal?


However, the new tariffs will indirectly affect every industry due to tightened capacity, increasing supply chain costs, and longer production lead times. Earlier, they sourced over 90% of their leather goods to be sold all over the world from China. Finding new raw material sources.

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5 Future Applications of the Industrial Internet of Things in Manufacturing & Logistics


While leading manufacturers continue to review the scope and potential benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things the majority asserts Megan Crouse of Manufacturing.net , continue to debate the effectiveness and capacity to implement IIoT solutions in today’s manufacturing processes.

Which supply chain planning processes should we automate?


Gartner suggests System of Record (SOR) activities such as short-term forecasting where fast-moving daily decisions require lots of data which are beyond human capacity. Source: ToolsGroup.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

The service most frequently outsourced to a 3PL is transportation management (24%), followed by warehouse management (19%). Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

This Week in Logistics News (April 3-7, 2017)

Talking Logistics

MercuryGate Announces Dynamic Exchange Offering Faster, Easier Access to Capacity. LLamasoft Offers Customers Access to FLEXE Marketplace for On-Demand Warehousing Services. Fuel-Cell Maker to Help Amazon Improve Warehouse Efficiency (WSJ – sub. My garage door is crumpled.

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When a disconnected meat supply chain doesn’t cut it anymore


A single source of truth. To create plans for each process in the supply chain, your planning team needs data such as demand forecasts, raw material supply, processing capacity, cold store availability and stock outflow.

Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN


Source ASEAN is witnessing a growing middle class with increased spending power, which results in a thriving demand for logistics as consumers require better, more varied products and services delivered to their doorstep.

Preparing Your Supply Chain for the Omni-Channel World (Part 3): Capturing and Reacting (in Nearly Real Time) to Moments of Truth

Supply Chain Nation

Warehousing. This ensures that the necessary infrastructure is in place and any fulfillment capacity bottlenecks can be identified and proactively addressed. Figure 1 shows how various new data sources can enrich the demand-shaping effort.

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Uberization of Logistics Has Arrived

The Logistics of Logistics

From warehousing to Transportation to Order & Hub Management to HR & Finance, all the needs of an LSP are covered under a single umbrella. A command center provides complete visibility of all assets – their overall location (in production, at the warehouse, in transit, etc.)

This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here I am doing my standard Talking Logistics intro through one of my favorite filters: How awesome would it be to discuss blockchain or the capacity crunch in transportation using this filter for an entire episode? E-Commerce Driving Need for More Warehouse Workers (WSJ – sub.

Design, Operating and Situational Inventory Trade-Offs


They can also be network design choices , such as where to locate a warehouse. And single sourcing may reduce unit cost and inventory, but significantly increase structural risks.

What Your Company Needs to Succeed in Today’s Retail Landscape


Space – demand volatility and uncertainty create risk for managing large warehousing operations. To address this, retailers must use available infrastructure at full capacity even as they struggle with a large breadth of SKU assortments and volumes per channel.

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