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

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

GlobalTranz

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. Additionally, freight in general and the crunch in capacity have picked up in 2014, as economic growth has created an increase in durable goods orders as well as consumer spending. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume. You’re placing undue stress on the DC when the same product is divided into different segments.

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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

GlobalTranz

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. Additionally, freight in general and the crunch in capacity have stayed flat or decreased in 2015, as economic growth has created mild to little growth in durable goods orders as well, except consumer spending is scheduled to increase slightly. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume.

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6 Checks Every Supply Chain Should Take To Stay Healthy

Gravity Supply Chain

6 ways supply chain health checks ensure streamlined operations, mitigate risk, minimize disruption, meet customer needs and protect the bottom line.

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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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How Quickly Things Change: April Freight Market Index Commentary

BluJay Solutions

Guest commentary by Mike Mulqueen, JBF Consulting – as provided for the April 2020 Freight Market Index report. The impact of COVID-19 was not felt until March and initially, the result was a surge in freight volumes as consumers stocked up in preparation for quarantine.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. Regional Freight Volume Update ? . California r efrigerated freight has recovered.

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. If you’re sending larger LTL shipments or multiple LTL shipments to the same location or distribution center (DC), consolidation is a viable solution that could help you reach the results you’re looking for.

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. If you’re sending larger LTL shipments or multiple LTL shipments to the same location or distribution center (DC), consolidation is a viable solution that could help you reach the results you’re looking for.

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight

Freightos

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight. Freight innovation frequently focuses on moving data better – like visibility, eBookings , and the new generation of forwarders and brokers. Which is why one of technology’s most respected minds is now fundamentally overhauling land freight (and he’s not just stopping at an electric truck). What The Tesla Semi Means For Domestic and International Freight. What Elon Musk’s Blueprint Means For The Freight Industry.

Walmart OTIF Metrics

SupplyPike

On Time compliance issues for “Prepaid” are for times where you manage the freight. Cases on an order are designated “Prepaid Early Delivery” if the cases were delivered to the distribution center (DC) before the Must Arrive By Date (MABD) window.

Trucking 2020: An Outlook on the State of the Carrier Market

GlobalTranz

According to DC Velocity, all signs indicated the freight market would favor carriers over shippers for trucking 2020 cycles. Freight carriers overall experienced mounting financial pressure and deflationary markets through 2019, which began in the first quarter.

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Walmart OTIF Fundamentals

SupplyPike

Walmart OTIF is generally calculated by dividing the total number of Vendor Packs , or cases, that are received at the Distribution Center (DC) within the delivery window by the total number of cases ordered. Freight Shipping freight shipping KPI otif Walmart OTIF

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Lean on 3PL Cross Dock Freight Solutions During Peak Season

Kanban Logistics

Fortunately, third-party logistics (3PL) companies that offer cross dock freight solutions can help you keep your product moving throughout peak season and beyond. What are 3PL cross dock freight solutions? Other benefits of cross dock freight solutions.

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How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

GlobalTranz

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.

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

GlobalTranz

The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. . For the freight world holiday shipping or for shippers in any peak season (such as those who ship plants for the spring time) it gets chaotic, everyone is trying to clear docs, empty warehouses, and get their books in order. We lose valuable transit days with shipments when carriers aren’t moving freight. Central Freight Holiday Shipping Rates. UPS Freight®.

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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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. All of the goods that you sell online are stored in that DC. Whoever runs the DC will receive an order, fulfill it, and ship it to the customer’s destination of choice. They don’t have to hold all skus in one DC.

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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. 150 years of Lloyd’s helps back this new website, which includes frequently updated information on freight and shipping information. Ocean freight is split into 14! DC Velocity.

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., Retail Supply Chain & Logistics Trends This Week in News Amazon Connect Group CXS FedEx Freight Google Express J.B. As you read this, I’ll be 30,000+ feet over the Atlantic, heading home from Frankfurt.

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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How TMS Supports Contactless Supply Chain Initiatives

Supply Chain Collaborator

Like most transformative innovations in supply chain automation, the end state – in this case, a completely touchless supply chain – is an aspirational goal. And while technology is already being leveraged toward achieving the goal of contactless supply chain, it is an incremental process.

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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.”. Retail consolidation programs differ from freight consolidation in the consistency it provides for suppliers, retailers, and carriers.

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

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

GlobalTranz

The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. . For the freight world holiday shipping or for shippers in any peak season (such as those who ship plants for the spring time) it gets chaotic, everyone is trying to clear docs, empty warehouses, and get their books in order. We lose valuable transit days with shipments when carriers aren’t moving freight. Central Freight Holiday Shipping Rates. UPS Freight®.

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

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. Without any data on historic sales, and with the highly seasonal nature of the new products, it made most sense to keep the majority of goods in the DC until we saw which channels sold the products better. Buyers ordered goods with at best general direction as to roughly when goods should arrive at the DC.

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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. Pilot Scope: Main participant in the SCN Grocery Pilot was Sobeys and two locations were enabled for the pilot, the Sobeys DC in Whitby and the Schenker/Unilever facility in Brampton.

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 Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Centre 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.

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. Instead of having their CSRs focus purely on booking a load, they are having them focus on delivering more targeted experiences for carriers (and ultimately, customers), asking questions like: Was this carrier the lowest risk carrier for my customer (deadhead, quality, history, repeating DC visits, etc.)? Questions: How will your freight brokerage differentiate itself?

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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. Instead of having their CSRs focus purely on booking a load, they are having them focus on delivering more targeted experiences for carriers (and ultimately, customers), asking questions like: Was this carrier the lowest risk carrier for my customer (deadhead, quality, history, repeating DC visits, etc.)? Questions: How will your freight brokerage differentiate itself?

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