The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 7 main types of warehouse services offerings. While each warehouse company has it’s own unique specialties, these are the predominant warehouse service offerings. Everyone knows what a warehouse is, but I decided to publish Wikipedia’s definition because it was really good. Warehouse Definition. A warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods. The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings. Warehouse Service Offering 1 – Pick and Pack.

Fed up with cargo congestion, freight forwarders flee O’Hare airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo congestion has gone from bad to worse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, forcing importers to wait several days to retrieve shipments and prompting two large logistics companies to migrate airfreight operations an hour west to an uncrowded facility in Rockford, Illinois.

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Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes.

Warehouse Digitalization: The Warehouse of Tomorrow


The Digi-Smart manufacturing process empowers enterprises to gain control of their warehouses and ensures that products can be delivered to customers as quickly as possible. This wave of change has made warehouses smarter and more agile.

What is a Bonded Warehouse? The 2021 Guide


Bonded warehouses are widely used by importers and exporters, as they create efficiencies in both supply chain management and cashflow. It considers how to create a bonded warehouse and the advantages and disadvantages of using one. What is a bonded warehouse?

Tackling Drug Counterfeiting — Barcodes vs. RFID vs. Blockchain


A WHO report 1 says poor countries lose over 2,50,000 children to fake and substandard drugs of malaria and pneumonia every year. Although most industries are focusing on supply chain efficiency, pharma supply chains bring a bigger worry into the picture: patient safety.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. “Warehouse optimization starts with an efficient layout. Use slotting to minimize inventory loss.

Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?


Industry analysts have pointed out an obvious fit with inventory optimization. If retailers optimize their inventory—dynamically aligning their supply chains to changing customer preferences and behavior—they can position inventory to satisfy demand at the lowest possible cost. Distribution centers are designed for receiving, warehousing, and shipment. Nucleus says labor costs per unit to pick from the store are typically six times higher than in a warehouse.

5 Examples of How COVID-19 Made Shipment Monitoring a “Must-Have” in the Industry


Up until now, investing in shipment tracking solutions was like buying travel insurance - it was usually purchased in the last step of the transportation contracting process.

Evolution in Pharma Cold Chain — Vaccine Vial Monitors to Dataloggers to IoT


Ensuring product quality when shipping pharmaceutical products is a matter of life or death. This led to the adoption of vaccine vial monitors during the better part of the 20th century, which could provide an indication about major temperature deviations that affected product quality.

Key Tools and Technologies to Build the Warehouse of the Future

DELMIA Quintiq

Warehouse management is no longer the static element in the supply chain, but an area that’s ready for smart transformation. This makes warehouse digital transformation a reality in order to sustain business and thrive amidst increasing competition and market pressures.

LAX cargo handlers arrested for pilfering gold bars worth $224K

The Supply Chain Journal

Two employees of cargo handling company Alliance Ground International who worked at Los Angeles International Airport were arrested Tuesday morning on charges of stealing four gold bars that were part of a larger shipment going from Australia to New York.

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Warehouse automation the next necessary frontier of logistics digitization

The Supply Chain Journal

Based on a PitchBook report from 2020, venture capital investment in warehousing automation technology in particular saw a 57% increase from 2019 to 2020. That’s why we selected 3PL Warehouse Manager to automate our warehouse.

Top 5 Tips To Optimize Your Warehouse Storage System


Do you have a messy, unorganized warehouse? We know that you are also the victim of the ‘ Warehouse Disease’ , i.e. even after regularly organizing your warehouse, it turns messy the minute you receive or ship some cargos. Optimising your warehouse storage system to ensure that it stays organized at all times of the month will be a dream come true, right? There are many ways to optimize your warehouse storage system, such as: 1. Warehouse

Supply Chain Management Success – What You Need To Know But No One Told You

Gravity Supply Chain

How can end-to-end visibility and container tracking prevent supply chain disruptions? Find out in Gravity Supply Chain Solutions’ latest blog post.

New cranes, cross-docks to help handle growing volumes in Pacific Northwest

The Supply Chain Journal

SSA Marine, the world’s largest privately held marine terminal operator, is the owner and future operator of the ZPMC-built cranes, each standing 316 feet tall with a 240-foot outreach boom and ability to lift 100 tons of cargo.

COVID-19 measures in Vietnam pummel an already bruised supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

CEO Matt Friend said on Nike’s June 24 earnings call with analysts that the company has a lot of inventory stuck offshore and is experiencing longer lead times for purchase orders, adding, “We expect supply chain delays and higher logistics costs to persist through much of fiscal 2022.”.

DHL: ‘Sustainable e-commerce is not any oxymoron’

The Supply Chain Journal

The DHL paper, “ECO-mmerce: How online retail can build the sustainable supply chain of tomorrow,” highlights five key areas of importance: last-mile delivery, first- and middle-mile delivery, warehousing, packaging and returns. “I Read: Will e-cargo bikes take over last-mile delivery?

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning, my mailbox was bombarded with the news of tentative agreement of the settlement of the nine-month labor conflict between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). Today, this is not a valid assumption, and most manufacturers lack the inventory buffers for inconsistent flows. Uncategorized cargo global trade inventory ports supply chain visibility

Gruzka technology aims to change the future of cargo transfer

The Supply Chain Journal

In more than 35 years in logistics and operations, Bob Richardson found one thing has never changed: the transfer process of cargo. “I I realized cargo handling, trailers and truck bodies haven’t changed since 1930,” he said in an interview with FreightWaves. “If

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2018 D3: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy


FLEXE Co-founder and CEO, Karl Siebrecht, gave a presentation on how you can “Future-Proof Your Warehousing.” So, back to future-proofing your warehousing. Structural flexibility: that’s one of the things I want to talk about with respect to how do you potentially future-proof your warehousing or your logistics network. Well, there’s this inconvenient truth, which is you can’t be fast or cheap without a broadly distributed warehouse network.

New Savi IoT Sensors Reduce Theft and Diversion of Sensitive Cargo While Supplying and Protecting Troops


As needed goods and equipment were rushed to support the active conflict, 40,000 containers began to stack up in ports and warehouse yards because there wasn’t a system to identify what goods were inside and direct them to the required destination. As a result, needed supplies can be quickly located in theater , accurate and appropriate inventory levels can be maintained, and logisticians can ensure warfighters have the right parts, at the right time, in the right places.

Importers lost their pricing power. How should they adapt?

The Supply Chain Journal

The bad news: Shipments from Asia face massive delays and even when cargo finally arrives, it costs so much to transport that profit margins are slashed. The urge to upsize inventories. Do you think importers will bring in whatever they can to defensively bolster inventories?

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

Talking Logistics

Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). Honeywell To Acquire Intelligrated, A Leader In Supply Chain And Warehouse Automation Technologies. A similar situation exists in the air cargo market, as reported by Reuters: Following a sharp fall in freight prices air cargo companies are set to trim their fleets and jobs further to battle overcapacity while looking for new partnerships and products to carry, industry executives and analysts say.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

I wrote a similar overview for warehousing: The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. Air transport involves integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging. There are 11 transportation service offerings.

Solving the Retail Supply Chain Challenge: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy


FLEXE Co-founder and CEO, Karl Siebrecht, gave a presentation on how you can “Future-Proof Your Warehousing.” So, back to future-proofing your warehousing. Structural flexibility: that’s one of the things I want to talk about with respect to how do you potentially future-proof your warehousing or your logistics network. Well, there’s this inconvenient truth: you can’t be fast or cheap without a broadly distributed warehouse network.

EV Cargo Targets Further Growth With Launch Of New Solutions Division

EV Cargo Technology

Global logistics and technology business EV Cargo is targeting accelerated growth after expanding and strengthening its service offering with the creation of a new business division.

US Spending Cuts to Create Issues for Freight Forwarders Through Cargo Processing Delays

BluJay Solutions

And the resulting delays in processing cargo imports are set to impact heavily on the logistics industry, with logistics services providers of all types affected, in particular freight forwarders. The CBP itself estimates the cutbacks could result in 5-6 hour delays for air cargo and up to 5 day delays in cargo examinations for ocean cargo in addition to delays for cargo screening through radiation portal monitors.

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air cargo demands grew at double the rate of capacity in 2017. The growth of ecommerce is expected to add continued momentum in the air cargo business worldwide in 2018. In addition, air cargo is transported in two ways: most goes on cargo planes, but some moves on passenger flights. We recommend taking the following steps when we work with shipping customers: Take an inventory.

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

From investing in smart automation solutions like collaborative mobile robots to improve warehouse productivity to route and supplier optimization and outsourcing logistics to a 3PL , there are several strategies that can help companies reduce logistics costs. Efficient warehouse operations.

Rail Roundup: Tech tools to locate railcars, forecast port volumes

The Supply Chain Journal

Zurich, Switzerland-based Nexxiot and Calgary, Alberta-based TransRail Innovation Group (TRIG) are scheduled to roll out to North American companies in July a technological tool that integrates TRIG’s proprietary rail cargo sensors into Nexxiot’s modular hardware and cloud data network.

24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

“They have multi-sourced key commodities or strategic components to reduce their reliance on any one supplier, and they had considered inventory strategy to buffer against supply chain disruption.” Warehouse Operations

Top 3 Benefits of Intermodal Shipping

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

Often, services begin with a container or cargo moved by truck to a ship, then back to a truck to finish the process. When cargo is moved via the ocean rather than just by a truck, it significantly cuts transportation, gas, and routine service costs.

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

cold storage, short shelf life, refrigerated trucks and warehouse facilities) will test the expertise and process robustness of every government, pharmaceutical company, and logistics organization. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. GET our EBOOK HERE.

Yantian port back at full speed; box recovery could take a month

The Supply Chain Journal

The backlog is physically impacting production at factories because they simply don’t have warehousing space to store finished goods that can’t ship out on time. That is leading to the increase in demand for warehousing space, particularly bonded warehousing space,” Nair said.