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Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. Amazon supply chain management is driving innovation and change at a pace that’s putting the pressure on other businesses to find a way to keep up, or fold. The online retailer’s most recent patent focuses on drone technology, and would involve drones delivering packages with parachutes.

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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, anyone can start an online retailing business from any part of the world and ensure their products are delivered to customers efficiently by using a third-party logistics company.

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Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. It is an incredible task that won’t happen without careful and well thought out planning and execution of the Supply Chain. What is the Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain? The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain.

Modernizing the Retail Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

When most people think about the retail sector, they think about front-end selling. Without the back-end supply chain, however, retailers would have nothing to sell. Manufacturers would supply retailers, who would then resell the goods to consumers — therefore dealing with complaints or queries from the end consumer. 2] He writes, “Without a doubt, the biggest ongoing trend changing supply chain management is the retail convenience revolution.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

With Black Friday on the horizon, consumer goods of all kinds are making their way from manufacturers to distribution centers and retail locations across the country. As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain.

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The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management , omnichannel best practices , and much more. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

EV Cargo Technology’s e-Doc Webinar Showcases Speed To Sale Improvements For Retailers

EV Cargo Technology

Responding to demand from global retail clients, EV Cargo Technology’s e-documentation functionality is set to enhance efficiency and visibility for EV Cargo Technology’s clients, transforming how they work with their vendors.

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Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

It’s not just the supply chain! Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges.

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

Roambee

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. Much like insurance, you would add it at the last step in the cart as an optional item when purchasing your air ticket, and often only if the firm had previously bitter experiences. However, COVID-19 is changing the way companies are looking at investment into visibility.

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.

Fuelling Supply Chains with Cargo Vessel GPS Tracking

EV Cargo Technology

With consumer expectations rising, it has become more prevalent than ever for retailers to make sure they’re avoiding unnecessary delays and customer dissatisfaction. But, in a world of real time supply chain management, the lack of proactive approaches to timely decision making when it comes to transporting goods is startling, particularly when dealing with sea freight cargo. Retailers should use cargo vessel GPS tracking to support intelligent decision making.

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

FLEXE

Last month, we attended the 2018 D3 Retail Summit in Brooklyn, put together by eyefortransport (EFT). It was a packed couple of days with a lot of great speakers brought together by a common denominator: how to solve the retail supply chain challenge. New technologies, changing buying behaviors, and market saturation have put retail to the test. FLEXE Co-founder and CEO, Karl Siebrecht, gave a presentation on how you can “Future-Proof Your Warehousing.”

Fuelling Supply Chains with Cargo Vessel GPS Tracking

EV Cargo Technology

With consumer expectations rising, it has become more prevalent than ever for retailers to make sure they’re avoiding unnecessary delays and customer dissatisfaction. But, in a world of real time supply chain management, the lack of proactive approaches to timely decision making when it comes to transporting goods is startling, particularly when dealing with sea freight cargo. Retailers should use cargo vessel GPS tracking to support intelligent decision making.

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6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . Supply chains, both international and domestic, are under constant pressure to reduce their costs and enhance performance at the same time. It is a challenge that is giving supply chain executives headaches and all the while squeezing their profit margins.

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The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Two recent reports highlight the growing threat of cyber-terrorism on supply chains. trillion in cargo annually. The second report , issued by TrapX Security, is even more troubling because it hits closer to home — that is, the warehouses and IT systems of manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers. As I’ve written many times before, when it comes to supply chain risk management, many companies are falling short.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Warehouse Automation.

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.

Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain

Cerasis

So, fleet managers need to ask a fundamental question, “What does it mean if my drivers, assets and cargo are continuously connected to the enterprise and how can I leverage this fact to create value for my organization?”. Mobile Technology in Transportation Management Impacts all Points Along the Supply Chain. The smartphone is carving out a place for itself in the supply chain (they are starting to replace ruggedized devices).

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. It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. Niche Retailers. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014.

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

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic made it abundantly clear that effective supply chain management is crucial to the success of a business. The pandemic crisis had global ramifications felt throughout the entire supply chain, from raw materials to finished products, and for many companies, building the resiliency needed to weather such storms has become the #1 challenge of supply chain management. Warehouse Operations

EV Cargo Packaging Conference 2020 – Efficient, Ethical & Sustainable

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo Packaging Conference 2020 – Efficient, Ethical & Sustainable. With transit packaging becoming ever more critical to the retail supply chain, EV Cargo are delighted to announce a conference on Wednesday 22nd April 2020 , focused on helping retailers understand how to optimise, improve and drive greater compliance with packaging throughout the supply chain.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? With Black Friday on the horizon, consumer goods of all kinds are making their way from manufacturers to distribution centers and retail locations across the country. As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. 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.

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Pandemic Highlights Need for Agile Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Food sector and supply chain professionals have been rightfully praised for their efforts to ensure essential goods are available to a locked-down population. Truckers, warehouse workers and cargo handlers, all in a vast network, find themselves one endless day after the next getting food, medicine and, yes, toilet paper to customers. ”[1] That gathering storm has highlighted a level of rigidity in historical supply chains.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

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. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? As 2020 moves closer, one concept that I’m hearing discussed more and more in discussions and appearing online is that of the circular supply chain. The Death of the End-to-End Supply Chain. Why is the Circular Supply Chain Trending?

Supply Chain Complexity and Technology

Enterra Insights

At least that is what Steve Dowse, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Blume Global, hopes will happen in the supply chain arena. Complexity across the manufacturing and retail landscapes has evolved to unprecedented levels and a breakdown in the supply chain is not an uncommon reason for failures.”[1] Technology in the supply chain. ” Following are some of the ways, technology is impacting supply chain operations.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. In order to accelerate the learning, this article has gathered 20+ most sought-after supply chain case studies, analyzed/categorized them by industry and the findings are presented. Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft.

2018 D3: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

Last month, we attended the 2018 D3 Retail Summit in Brooklyn, put together by eyefortransport (EFT). It was a packed couple of days with a lot of great speakers brought together for a common interest: how to solve the retail supply chain challenge. New technologies, changing buying behaviors, and market saturation have put retail to the test. FLEXE Co-founder and CEO, Karl Siebrecht, gave a presentation on how you can “Future-Proof Your Warehousing.”

Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management, omnichannel best practices , and much more. The Amazon Effect: How the Retail Giant Has Shaken Up the Supply Chain and What Supply Chains Can Do to Keep Up.

Supply Chain Transformation: Not Just Digital, But Physical Too

Talking Logistics

Over the past couple of years, we have published many blog posts and produced several video episodes on supply chain digital transformation (see our archives ). What’s becoming clear, however, is that digital supply chain transformation is not enough; companies also have to transform their physical supply chain networks to adequately meet the more demanding challenges and opportunities before them.

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

Talking Logistics

It was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, with robots and weak freight demand dominating the headlines. 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. Last Friday, Honeywell announced that it was acquiring Intelligrated, a privately held warehouse automation solution provider for $1.5

EV Cargo Packaging Conference 2019- Efficient, Ethical & Sustainable

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo Packaging Conference 2019- Efficient, Ethical & Sustainable. With transit packaging becoming ever more critical to the retail supply chain, EV Cargo are delighted to announce a conference on the 13th June 2019, focused on helping retailers understand how to optimise, improve and drive greater compliance with packaging throughout the supply chain.

Beyond Asset Tracking: RFID For An Accelerated Supply Chain

The Logistics of Logistics

Today’s supply chain and logistics management executives are tasked with managing multiple supply chain configurations, maximizing flexibility and incorporating complex technology systems into the mix. At the end of the chain, this can translate to a supply of goods to the customer 40% faster than your competitor, a 20% rise in sales capacity, and “out of stock” becoming a thing of the past. Supply chains without RFID & supporting technologies.