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. Not only does warehouse optimization result in a healthier bottom line, but it also improves key warehouse metrics like accurate orders and on-time delivery. Of course, warehouse optimization isn’t something you do just once; it’s an ongoing process, and a complex one at that.

How working with our remarkable customer, Lufthansa Cargo, got us named to the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

BluJay Solutions

Sometimes, though, we are lucky enough to get to share these customer stories – this is the case with Lufthansa Cargo. Working alongside Lufthansa Cargo, we were able to modernize multi-county customs interfaces for different customs authorities, specifically preparing the Company to meet new airfreight industry standards set for filing German and Austrian customs. The project was so successful that Lufthansa Cargo wanted to share their supply chain success story.

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Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. Shipping Managers, Procurement Directors, Distribution Managers, Traffic Managers, Logistics Directors, SCM Directors, Sourcing Managers, Transport Managers and Supply Chain Directors from: Major High Street and Online Retailers. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Venue: NEC Birmingham. Organiser: Clarion Events. URL: www.multimodal.org.uk.

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

6 River Systems

“I predict we will see a greater adoption of automated tools assisting, rather than replacing, humans in specific roles within our supply chains: warehouse, manufacturing and distribution.” ” For example, collaborative mobile robots like Chuck by 6 River Systems leverage AI and machine learning to optimize pick routes in real-time and prioritizing tasks based on current conditions on the warehouse floor. Warehouse Operations

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Boot Barn @bootbarn In 2016, Boot Barn improved operations at its distribution center in Fontana, California by implementing HighJump’s Warehouse Advantage WMS. As of mid-2017, 80% of the company’s shipments out of its warehouse were going to areas other than California and New York. Warehouse Efficiency

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition. Eliminate Before You Automate : Automation is critical to large, efficient warehouse operations.

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Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

It helps coordinate the various supply chain activities, which include the complete range of procurement, development, implementation, commercialization, and delivery of the goods or services to the market. This involved procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military facilities, services, materials, and personnel. The objective now was to fulfill orders, smooth distribution of products, storage, and warehousing. Warehouse and order management.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

It helps coordinate the various supply chain activities, which include the complete range of procurement, development, implementation, commercialization, and delivery of the goods or services to the market. This involved procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military facilities, services, materials, and personnel. The objective now was to fulfill orders, smooth distribution of products, storage, and warehousing. Warehouse and order management.

Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

20Cube Logistics

Supply chain involves procurement, creating orders, packing, shipping and distribution of goods, etc., Basically, blockchain is a record-keeping mechanism which makes business easy and safe on the internet by increasing transparency and providing end-to-end visibility from order to warehousing to delivery to payment. Each time cargo is shipped, the transaction is documented, creating a permanent history of the shipment from order to delivery.

Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

Mobile phones can offer incredible services in any business from inventory tracking and shipments to the execution of procurement transactions. It systematically limits access from the warehouse locations to minimize cost while maximizing on the availability of highly profitable items. Most logistics prefer integrating the use of this app to automate procurement and replenish other processes to raise the profit margins.

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2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

When someone selects an item, the display calculates the most efficient path through the warehouse, guides that person to the package, scans it as ‘picked’ into the Warehouse Management System, and immediately directs the picker to the next closest package. Facility Planning : You’ll be able to visualize your next warehouse in full-scale before even beginning construction. 2016 Supply Chain Trend #6: Procurement’s New (read Bigger) Role in the Supply Chain.

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Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” Everything from custom duties to cargo inspections can create bottlenecks within the supply chain. After all, the more you know about an item’s origin — and what it takes to get it to your warehouse — the easier it becomes to identify any middlemen that might be artificially elevating the price of goods.

Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

The More Than Shipping blog is a comprehensive resource for shipping trends, supply chain planning, project and specialized cargo and more. Its topics include upcoming supply chain conferences, warehouse technology innovation, logistics insights, and transportation cost control. The blog reports on recent changes to policies, best practices in supply chain management, whitepapers detailing procurement through reverse logistics and much more.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Investment decisions are very critical in this scenario, to help create long term smart strategies of when, why, and how to invest in new facilities such as warehouses, factories, and the resources and equipment needed. Therefore, it is important for manufacturers to make the right decisions that can impact transportation costs and factors that influence it like delivery lead time, fuel price fluctuations, fleet, and cargo regulations, etc. Procurement costs.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Investment decisions are very critical in this scenario, to help create long term smart strategies of when, why, and how to invest in new facilities such as warehouses, factories, and the resources and equipment needed. Therefore, it is important for manufacturers to make the right decisions that can impact transportation costs and factors that influence it like delivery lead time, fuel price fluctuations, fleet, and cargo regulations, etc. Procurement costs.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Investment decisions are very critical in this scenario, to help create long term smart strategies of when, why, and how to invest in new facilities such as warehouses, factories, and the resources and equipment needed. Therefore, it is important for manufacturers to make the right decisions that can impact transportation costs and factors that influence it like delivery lead time, fuel price fluctuations, fleet, and cargo regulations, etc. Procurement costs.

Data Driven Logistics: Using Visibility for Better Customer Experience

20Cube Logistics

This helps organisations achieve efficiency and cost-effectiveness, helping them transform their supply chain processes by better forecasting and procurement planning. . Once you get control and complete visibility over your cargo movement, you are able to make informed decisions related to your freight and 3PL operations. 20Cube Logistics is a global freight forwarding, Customs clearance, and warehousing service provider. Data is the talk of the town.

This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016)

Talking Logistics

As reported by The Seattle Times , “Amazon will fly its latest Boeing 767 widebody jet freighter, publicly revealing the new ‘Prime Air’ branded livery of its fast-growing fleet of used cargo planes” at today’s Seafair aerial display over Lake Washington near Seattle. Within two years, it expects to have 40 similar used cargo jets connecting its package fulfillment centers across the U.S. And we have more than enough package supply to utilize the 40 planes we’ve procured.”.

Omnichannel is another Word for Complexity

Enterra Insights

warehouses) being built across the U.S. … E-commerce users typically need two to three times the amount of warehouse and distribution space that traditional users do.” ” Burnson goes to note that e-commerce is having an impact on air freight hubs, maritime cargo, middlemen, and intermodal operations. Re-orienting the company to embrace omnichannel retailing requires integration with IT, sales and marketing, and procurement as well as transportation.”[7]

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” Everything from custom duties to cargo inspections can create bottlenecks within the supply chain. After all, the more you know about an item’s origin — and what it takes to get it to your warehouse — the easier it becomes to identify any middlemen that might be artificially elevating the price of goods. Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations.

The state of supply chains: Aerospace

EFT

From that moment on, the key was to understand the outlook for recovery and resize our warehouses to match business activity. Mads Ravn is the US-based head of global air freight procurement at DSV Air & Sea, with 25 years career experience at the fast-growing freight forwarder.

Top 10 supply chain trends for 2020

Requis

Another example from fulfillment might involve things like faster alternate transportation route planning in case of the unexpected, or monitoring cargo temperature for shipments of perishable food or medicines. In the past few years we’ve seen the rise of new leadership roles in the C-suite, including the chief procurement officer and chief supply chain officer. If they sold off just 5% per year, that would create 9.45% in free cash, not including the savings on warehousing costs.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

The impact on supply chains is particularly apparent in the following two broad areas— shipping and procurement of products/components/raw materials. Ports in the United States, The Netherlands, Britain, France, and elsewhere have reported a drop in cargo volumes ranging from around 5 percent in January to an estimated 25 percent in February. COVID-19 Impact on Procurement.

Necessary Steps for Smarter Logistics Planning Optimization. Increase Efficiency and Profits

Cerasis

For ‘advanced’ Western companies, who are called data warehouses , considerable resources are invested in creating and maintaining them at the proper level. By and large, the simplest program of this format is a data bank of all the information necessary for conducting operations: suppliers, goods, warehouses, stocks, etc. At large airports and seaports there are warehouses that can be used if necessary.

Ocean Ports Lead the Way in Logistics Technology Advancements

Material Handling and Logistics

The growth of cargo moving through America’s ocean ports has increased significantly over the last two decades. In addition to the challenge of handing increased cargo throughput, the ports must also have the channel depth to accommodate the new deep draft Ultra Large Container Vessel ships and even larger ships currently on the drawing board. Cargo carried by ships must be loaded and unloaded quickly with minimal dwell time in the port.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

The speakers cover everything from air and ocean freight to trucking and warehousing. I’m Nerijus Poskus — Director of Pricing and Procurement at Flexport. We are a marketplace for warehousing services. So if you operate a warehouse, if you rely on 3PL to operate your warehouse, we are a networked marketplace of, essentially, 3PL services. So today and yesterday, there was not enough capacity, cargo was rolled, prices spiked.

Supply Chain Transformation is a Journey not a Destination

Enterra Insights

Although supply chain operations still involve procurement, manufacturing, and logistics, emerging technologies are dramatically affecting how these processes are implemented. Beadle reports, “By 2021, one in 10 warehouse workers in established economies will be replaced by autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). AMRs offer innovative, intelligent platforms to replace the ‘dumb’ automated guide vehicles used in warehouses and factories since the 1950s.”

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. Thirteen Years After 9/11, A New Attempt To Screen 100 Percent of Cargo Containers ( Roll Call ). Last year at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference, I led a discussion session titled “At the Intersection of Social and Business Networks” with about fifty senior executives in supply chain and procurement. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week? If so, let’s connect.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Full block train, single or multiple containers, LCL shipments and oversized cargo are available options. The key takeaway here is that companies need to take a holistic and integrated approach to how they procure, plan, and execute their transportation operations. My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. But it’s no joke, it’s true.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

No longer do the large, beneficial cargo owners have an overwhelming advantage in global supply chain operations. The driver (perhaps after completing a delivery already accepted) heads straight to the e-commerce store’s warehouse or other dispatch point and collects the items for delivery. It’s time to start looking ahead again. Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year.

What are the Supply Chain Impacts of Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. It follows on the company’s gradual conquest of the logistics space over the last few years, including the licensing of 20 Boeing 767 air cargo jets, the acquisition of wholesale shipping licenses, and forays into trucking. It expands the company’s distribution network, adding 440 refrigerated warehouses within 10 miles of 80 percent of the population. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Is It Time to Bring Your TMS Back to the Future?

BluJay Solutions

Today’s supply chains are growing increasingly complex as companies expand their geographic footprint, procuring and selling goods all around the globe. By aligning different organizational functions — manufacturing, warehousing and finance, for example — with transportation and supply chain groups, it is much easier to establish a foundation of collaboration and data integration. Remember the 1980s? If you lived through them, the answer is probably “how could I forget?”

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Valentine’s Day and the Logistics of Love

Enterra Insights

Roddie notes, “Supply chain planning may seem oh so unromantic — what with all the talk of S&OP, and IBP and all of our websites full of pictures of warehouses. Francisco Ricaurte reports, “To ensure these precious flowers arrive at peak freshness, UPS shepherds the shipments from colorful growing fields in Latin America through the Miami International Airport — where UPS is one of the largest air cargo carriers — to final recipients in less than two days.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market

Cerasis

It is also defined as the procurement, maintenance, distribution, and replacement of personnel and material. Examples of this fundamental progress include the invention of the sea cargo container and the creation of novel service systems during the 20th century. Some of the most common parts of the supply chain that can be improved by outsourcing include raw material processing, manufacturing, assembly, support operations, warehouse storage, distribution and transportation.

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The Top Logistics and Supply Chain Journalists & Thought Leaders to Know for 2020

Shipchain

Jason Rosing is the Managing Partner at Veridian, a third-party integrator, heavily working with major names, like Manhattan Associates, HighJump and JDA, to bring visibility and maximum use of warehouse management systems. His works remain expansive—from procurement through reverse logistics and even facilities management for the supply chain itself. . Cathy Morrow Roberson (Air Cargo World, Logistics Trends & Insights).