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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. If you’re a warehouse manager, failing to control these risks can lead to high employee turnover, decreased productivity, legal issues, and, at worst, injury or fatality. The Importance of Warehouse Safety.

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

The world of logistics is increasingly driven by technology , with artificial intelligence, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation among the biggest logistics trends today. As warehouses embrace technology to optimize the supply chain and reduce fulfillment costs , many companies are considering making the move to an automated warehouse. That said, there are many factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse. Warehouse Automation

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This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. So, while I count the days and hours and minutes until she gets back, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Activates For Latest Major Hurricane Of 2018. Alexa Heads to the Warehouse (WSJ – sub. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group.

Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth

IQMS

Bottom Line: It’s time to transition the role of warehouses from cost centers to revenue centers that support new digitally enabled supply chains and business models that require greater accuracy, speed, and scale than ever before. A Warehouse Management System is the tool that can make that happen. Like manufacturing, warehouses, and the systems that manage them, are going through an inflection point. How A Warehouse Management System (WMS) Helps Manufacturers Grow.

Warehouse Rates Explained

3PL Insights

Today’s warehouses are much more than static storage, they are hubs of high-speed activity. Ever wonder how warehouse fees are generated? Warehouses rates consist of two main components – storage and handling. Some product such as food & beverage, chemicals, etc.

How the IoT Platform Fixes Problems in Today’s Logistics Industry

Cerasis

While logistics and manufacturing have grown exponentially, problems have become more complicated. Regardless of where you sit to view the logistics industry, problems are becoming more evident. The driver shortage shows no signs of stopping, the cost of connected devices is decreasing and resulting in more immediate work for installation and integration, customers are expecting more, and the average revenue for each shipment is decreasing to keep up with free-shipping offers.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” Shipping Overseas.

This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week… XPO Logistics to Acquire Norbert Dentressangle SA. Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management, SAP Extended Warehouse Management and SAP Event Management Now Available. Fetch Robotics Unveils Robotics System for Logistics Industry. Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships, Volumes Grow (WSJ – sub. Note: JDA Software is Talking Logistics sponsor.

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. Free shipping? Moving on to 3PL news, Transplace announced this week that it has acquired Logistics Management Solutions (LMS) , “a non-asset-based third party logistics provider with particular strength in the chemical and industrial manufacturing sectors.” Note: enVista, Transplace, and UltraShipTMS are Talking Logistics sponsors.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated. New Infinea® X from Infinite Peripherals® Expedites Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain Operations. FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates for Express, Ground and Freight Services. Final rule for electronic logging devices is pushed back to end of October (Logistics Management). Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.”

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

I use this example to illustrate the challenges (or, perhaps, the futility) of making supply chain and logistics predictions. Simply put, I admit upfront that my supply chain and logistics predictions below are biased and flawed, but I make them anyway because it’s a fun exercise, and also because I hope it generates some thoughtful conversations and ideas. For related commentary, see: In Logistics, Somebody Has to Own the Assets.

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Autonomous Ships: The Future of Logistics

20Cube Logistics

We have heard of pilotless planes, driverless cars and unmanned trains, but have you ever heard of autonomous ships? Well, the shipping industry is evolving with new technologies and innovations and the most exciting discovery has been the use of autonomous navigation systems. The automation navigation is clearly becoming a reality with SmartDock that allows a ship to sail, navigate and arrive from one port to another without any help from a human.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Or I can just wing it and go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. Ocado to wheel out C3PO-style robot to lend a hand at warehouses (The Guardian). Cloud Logistics Announces Record Revenue, Growth and Innovation for 2017. Chemical Suppliers Recognize Financial Rewards of Digitization Efforts with Trading Partners (Elemica). What can I do if I have writer’s block?

Guide to warehouse robots: types of warehouse robots, uses, navigation & more

6 River Systems

More warehouses are adopting robotics technology than ever before. The warehouse robotics market was valued at $2.28 There are several types of warehouse robots offering varying functionality, allowing warehouses to select robotics solutions that aid with various processes. Warehouse operators should understand the available options to implement the right technologies to suit the warehouse’s needs. Warehouse robots in the 0.5

Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

Organizations that cultivate and maintain reliable yet malleable logistics channels can source the material needed to produce impactful products with minimal overhead and deliver these items swiftly to anticipative consumers. In fact, 62% of logistics, supply chain, and transportation executives say their companies are undergoing profound supply chain transformation , according to a 2019 report from Forbes Insights.

This Week in Logistics News (December 10-14, 2018)

Talking Logistics

As I listen to The Cure, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Theresa May survives but the Brexit conundrum remains (NBC News). Labor Groups Call for Better Warehouse Working Conditions in New Jersey (WSJ – sub. Amazon will start penalizing sellers who ship unsafe packages to its warehouses, like leaky chemicals and unmarked aerosols (CNBC). Autonomous trucks gain ground in US logistics (McKinsey).

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Last summer, Inbound Logistics published a list of different 3PLs and their services. I wrote a similar overview for warehousing: The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings. Package delivery or parcel delivery is the shipping of packages (parcels) or high value mail as single shipments. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. There are many different types of cargo that are moved in various types of ships.

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. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

For example, no single logistics service provider has a distribution network resembling anything close to nationwide coverage. Far from it, in fact – estimates of the number of logistics service providers in China range from one million to two million companies, many of which have just a couple of trucks. From there the pushchairs are shipped to local DCs in China, Japan and South Korea for crossdocking and transport to retailers.

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3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

Joe Lynch and Jeremy Thone discuss the 3PL basics: the 11 transportation services provided by 3rd party logistics providers. Package delivery or parcel delivery is the shipping of packages (parcels) or high-value mail as single shipments. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast.

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IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

The ships now have to reduce their Sulphur emission by over 80% – 85% by switching to Lower Sulphur Fuel. Due to the high level of pollutants in the exhaust of the bunker currently used to power some 60,000+ ships globally, the IMO is going to implement a new regulation regarding these fuels on January 1, 2020. Ships and carriers use heavy fuel oil that contains Sulphur. The ships use the lowest grade of fossil fuel today. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Forty years ago as a chemical engineering student, I learned the tedious craft of chemical plant design. Getting good at factory design is a merit badge of sorts for the chemical engineer. So when the warehouse team threatened to unionize, I transferred into a distribution, warehouse environment. I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. It is usually driven by the logistics and transportation functions.

Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

It is growing much faster than the world’s economy and the rest of the logistics sector. A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain for perishable food products, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals in order to maintain their quality and increase their shelf-life. Other refrigerated transportation modes include airplanes, ships and railcars. Now, IT systems are capable of providing real time data and alerts when a warehouse or truck rises above a certain temperature.

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Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

It is growing much faster than the world’s economy and the rest of the logistics sector. A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain for perishable food products, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals in order to maintain their quality and increase their shelf-life. Other refrigerated transportation modes include airplanes, ships and railcars. Now, IT systems are capable of providing real time data and alerts when a warehouse or truck rises above a certain temperature.

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Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

It is growing much faster than the world’s economy and the rest of the logistics sector. A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain for perishable food products, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals in order to maintain their quality and increase their shelf-life. Other refrigerated transportation modes include airplanes, ships and railcars. Now, IT systems are capable of providing real time data and alerts when a warehouse or truck rises above a certain temperature.

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Apple: Still a Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?

Talking Logistics

If there is any delay, GTAT must either use expedited shipping (at its own cost) or purchase substitute goods (at its own cost). So suppliers often try to cut corners, replace expensive chemicals with less costly alternatives, or push their employees to work faster and longer, according to people at those companies. Sure, Except I Don’t Trust You and Amazon Inside P&G Warehouses: A Case of “What’s In It for We”. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

My Network Design Is Not Your Network Design

Arkieva

Depending on the industry, nearly 5% of sales dollars will be dedicated to warehousing and transportation. With margins under constant pressure, efficient logistics can be the difference between making and losing money on each sale. This can be true for some companies, but it may not be the best option for other companies that wish to integrate their logistics network with manufacturing and other functions to create a supply chain delivery system that is a competitive weapon.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g., 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.

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3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

Cerasis

In the shipping and manufacturing industries, that same “worldwide web” is now being deployed to encourage more energy-efficient operational and communication strategies for a low-carbon economy, thanks to IoT Tech. But perhaps the most far-reaching changes will center around the use of large data systems to drive sustainability in logistics and supply chains. The Internet has already transformed the way individuals interact, make choices, and process information.

Types of Risks Impacting Supply Chains in 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

To look at what risks will affect the supply chain in 2018, Rob Savitsky of AIR Worldwide ( a member of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Supply Chain Exchange program), wrote a blog for MIT discussing three broad categories of supply chain risk. He points to the late summer Gap warehouse fire in Fishkill, New York, which destroyed 30% of Gap’s total warehouse space and disrupted more than 10% of Gap’s orders.

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Only beauty, chemical and Over-The-Counter (OTC) Drugs made progress in operating margins. Traditional supply chains ship cases, pallets and trucks; but not the EACH. With the dawn of eCommerce, companies must now ship the EACH. We how have the endless aisle with the need to ship the EACH. Their processes cannot ship and track the EACH and the outsourcing to third-party logistics is too expensive.

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. From choosing the right logistics management software to perfecting the order fulfillment process , there are countless processes, steps and decisions that can have an impact on the supply chain. ” — Rob O’Byrne, Tips to Boost Supply Chain Performance , Logistics Bureau; Twitter: @LogisticsBureau. Did the job ship?

De Rijke Serves Customers Faster and More Efficiently with BluJay Solutions’ Platform

BluJay Solutions

Integrated Transportation Management and Warehouse Management systems provide fast communication and data processing. Dordrecht, Netherlands – July 6, 2017 – Logistics service provider De Rijke has implemented BluJay Solutions’ integrated Transportation Management and Warehouse Management software to manage its logistics, transportation, storage, and customs. The strategic focus of the logistics service provider lies with supply chain management.

Five Keys to Cold Chain Success with Tyler Hildebrand

The Logistics of Logistics

Growing up I worked in lots of warehouses and was very interested in art. As a freelance marketer, I often worked closely with clients in the transportation and logistics space, so I began to understand the business. Transitioned to transportation and logistics when a recommended me for an opportuniy. Cold Chain Transportation that is sanitary (regardless of mode – air, road, ship, etc.). Tyler, please introduce yourself (your title / company / location).

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