Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

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shippers need an efficient and effective Distribution Center (DC) to support this consumer spending peak that takes place typically at this time of the year. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume.

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To DC Or Not To DC? That is the Warehousing Design Question!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The post To DC Or Not To DC? E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Distribution ECommerce Fulfillment Logistics Retail SCM supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address. Check out 5 E-Commerce Order Fulfillment Choices! The fast growing E-Commerce channel makes it an attractive avenue for most companies to participate in.

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Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

Cerasis

shippers need an efficient and effective Distribution Center (DC) to support this consumer spending peak that takes place typically at this time of the year. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume.

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Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

Freight rates are on the rise, and there are signs that the shortage are unlikely to abate. A group of executive joined SCRC faculty and staff for a one-day workshop held on February 28, 2019. Companies represented included Advanced Auto Parts, John Deere, Hanes Brands, UPS, FHI, Lenovo, GSK, Altria, and UNC Healthcare.

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Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload. While both are effective, there is a third option that can provide more opportunity for bottom line savings and increased efficiency: freight consolidation.

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload. While both are effective, there is a third option that can provide more opportunity for bottom line savings and increased efficiency: freight consolidation.

DC Velocity: Tailwind Transportation Software Integrates with Trucker Tools Smart Capacity

Tailwind

“Trucker Tools LLC, which provides shipment visibility, carrier capacity management and predictive freight-matching solutions for the transportation industry, announced today that Tailwind Transportation Software , an award-winning web-based transportation management software (TMS) provider, has integrated Trucker Tools Smart Capacity into their Pro and Enterprise TMS subscription tiers. Blog Current Events Freight Broker Press Releases

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The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

DC Velocity columnist Mitch Mac Donald recently noted , “some of the most amazing advances in logistics are coming from retailers that are scrambling to remain relevant (and, oh yeah, profitable) in a rapidly changing marketplace.”.

The Changing Business of Freight Brokerage: 3 Ways to Come Out on Top

Parade

In the past 1-2 years freight brokerage industry has started to undergo drastic change. As freight brokerages leverage technologies to deliver more competitive services to their customers and carriers, the industry is undergoing rapid consolidation.

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Omni-channel vs Multi-channel: How many E-Commerce Fulfillment Solutions do you have?

Supply Chain Game Changer

There are many different ways that you can fulfill an online customer order: In the “Standard” case the company has a Distribution Centre (DC) solution. You may own and operate the DC or you may have outsourced this responsibility. Check out To DC Or Not To DC?

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Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. . We lose valuable transit days with shipments when carriers aren’t moving freight. Though rates coming out of California are high, you can get a deal if you’re moving freight back west.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. FreightEditor's Note: Today's blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. So much so, that a certain percentage of loss is often expected and built into the balance sheet.

Logistics Websites 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

DC Velocity – dcvelocity.com. Freight Saving Tips – freightsavingstips.com. Freight Dawg – freightdawg.com. Below is a list of useful logistics websites. There is also a list of great logistics blogs and supply chain websites. Logistics Websites. Air Cargo World - aircargoworld.com. Air Cargo – How it Works - air-cargo-how-it-works.blogspot.com/. American Shipper – americanshippers.com. Big Truck TV – bigtrucktv.com.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints. With over 60,000 monthly viewers, Transport Topics is a prime destination for freight buffs, especially those who specialize in trucking.

Space Planning: Could You Run Out of Space in Your Warehouse too?

Supply Chain Game Changer

” That was the actual conversation I had with the head of the Distribution Centre (DC). The head of the DC and I had only recently joined the company. Buyers ordered goods with at best general direction as to roughly when goods should arrive at the DC. Subscribe Here!

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This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Spot Market Stays Strong: September DAT Freight Index. Teamsters Make History With First Ever Organizing Victory at FedEx Freight. economy boosts freight (Reuters). Google said it is expanding the service to Washington, D.C.,

Rise of the Warehouse Robots!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There is a new world of automation options on the market, from robots roaming a DC/FC, to highly automated conveyors and equipment that assist staff with faster fulfillment processes. Today, there are many types of robots available to help with DC/FC operation tasks. Subscribe Here!

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Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. . We lose valuable transit days with shipments when carriers aren’t moving freight. Though rates coming out of California are high, you can get a deal if you’re moving freight back west.

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Center Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I drove over to the Distribution Centre, saw the enormous backup of tractor trailers waiting to get to the docks, talked with the DC leader, and then headed out to the warehouse floor. They were waiting until the DC had received all of the goods which only made matters worse.

Turn your Brick And Mortar Stores into E-Commerce Distribution Hubs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

They can either markdown the goods or they can return the items back to the DC. Additionally fulfilling E-Commerce orders from your DC is likely to be slower, and more expensive. And they don’t care whether it is in a DC or in a Store or at a Supplier. Subscribe Here!

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

And last month, we witnessed the havoc that winter storm Jonas unleashed along the east coast , dumping more than two feet of snow in Washington, DC, New York City, and other major cities, leading to thousands of flight cancellations and gridlock on the roads. That was the central question Matt Castle, Director of Air Freight Services at C.H. Robinson freight forwarding supply chain flexibility

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New Saudi megaport aims to snatch Dubai freight volumes

Logistics Middle East

The metropolis, which will be larger than Washington DC, says it will be cheaper and quicker than Jebel Ali

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The damage from the overly active storms damaged both freight containers and trucks, and in Houston, the trucking industry is barely back to life. Similarly, construction spending is increasing, and overall demand on the existing logistics network will increase, says Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. Congdon, reports DC Velocity. With higher rates, comes tighter capacity as more carriers and shippers attempt to consolidate freight and eliminate deadhead. Subscribe Here!

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

DC Velocity columnist Mitch Mac Donald recently noted , “some of the most amazing advances in logistics are coming from retailers that are scrambling to remain relevant (and, oh yeah, profitable) in a rapidly changing marketplace.”.

5 Common Problems Vendors Have with Routing Guides

PLS Logistics

Routing guides contain routing instructions and an established set of guidelines and requirements for manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and distributors to follow when fulfilling orders and shipping products or materials to a specific location, warehouse or DC. What is a routing guide?

Warehouse Fulfillment – Optimize Your Storage Locations

Supply Chain Game Changer

The Current State of the Online DC. Change Management E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Omnichannel Supply Chain Management distributionlogistics ECommerce Logistics SCM supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address.

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E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

International trade and customs issues reports Toby Gooley of DC Velocity. Ultimately, a winning e-commerce shipping strategy utilizes technology in all stages of the supply chain, from manufacturing to returns management to ensure freight spend stays within reason.

Network Optimization – What are your Success Criteria?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out To DC Or Not To DC? Business Process Optimization Freight and Logistics Supply Chain Management Business Distribution Lean Logistics SCM supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address. That is the Warehousing Design Question!

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Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

Key to both of these pilots were RFID enabled pallets and the first project was the SCN Grocery Pilot which was carried out utilizing RFID at the pallet level for automated Distribution Centre (DC) receiving.

What Are Dark Warehouses and What Do I Need to Know?

Cerasis

According to Ben Ames of DC Velocity , dark warehouses refer to the full automation of material handling equipment, warehouse execution systems , and automatic identification of inventory and shipments. Demand to increase efficiency in warehouse management is at an all-time high.

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Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

Key to both of these pilots were RFID enabled pallets and the first project was the SCN Grocery Pilot which was carried out utilizing RFID at the pallet level for automated Distribution Centre (DC) receiving. Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Grocery Logistics Information Technology Matrix Commerce New Ideas

What’s the Difference Between a Warehouse and a Distribution Center?

Supply Chain Game Changer

A distribution center can also be called a warehouse, a DC, a fulfillment center, a cross-dock facility, a bulk break center, and a package handling center.” Freight and Logistics Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Distribution Center warehouseSubscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution? I began my career with responsibility for, amongst other things, Warehouse space planning.

On Time Delivery – Get that right First before all else!

Supply Chain Game Changer

So my message to the DC management was, “Why would you tell me that we are going to miss customer deliveries when you, as a consumer, would find this unacceptable. Business Process Optimization Freight and Logistics Lean Process Improvement Supply Chain Management customersatisfaction Logistics supplychain supplychainmanagementSubscribe Here! Email Address. Check out What Gets Measured Is What Gets Done!

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Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?

ToolsGroup

These analytics flow to the software's multi-echelon inventory optimization component to place the inventory by location and SKU—favoring the DC location for predicted online demand. For multi-channel retailers, it’s getting increasingly difficult to survive in “the Amazon jungle”.

Technology’s Ever-increasing Role in Supply Chain Functions

Cerasis

When a driver arrives at a distribution center (DC), the app can provide direction for which loading to find, how long the loading will take, and provide digital paperwork to handoff at the destination. For example, unloading freight at locations A and B may leave the truck with empty space. The app could let drivers know to pick up a nearby load for return to the DC or to drop off at another destination.

Trust Fund Practices Questioned by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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In this post, Vic discusses the roundtable that the FMCSA plans on having later this month to discuss the BMC-85 trust fund and what it means to freight brokers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is organizing a Broker and Freight Forwarder Financial Responsibility Roundtable on May 20 to discuss BMC-85 trust funds, used by freight brokers and forwarders. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. Freight Transportation freight

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

Regional DC. It therefore opened a regional distribution centre (DC) for those three countries, based in the same free trade zone as its existing factory. Just like Bugaboo, the Danish company Foss opened a new DC in a free trade zone, albeit in Shanghai.

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