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

GlobalTranz

2014 is coming to a close and as we herald in the New Year, shippers (manufacturers, retailers, and distribution centers) around the country are busy gearing up for the holiday season and have holiday logistics best practices on the brain. 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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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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Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

GlobalTranz

2015 is coming to a close and as we herald in the New Year, shippers (manufacturers, retailers, and distribution centers) around the country are busy gearing up for the holiday season and have holiday logistics best practices on the brain. 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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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.

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). Many major truck manufacturers are now investing in electric rigs, with one projection having them reaching a 25% market share by 2025.

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China | Transportfolio. That’s not to say there aren’t challenges you’ll need to overcome as an automotive manufacturer in China —especially when it comes to logistics. As part of China’s efforts to improve rural infrastructure, the government offers many incentives for automotive manufacturers to move operations to rural provinces. In fact, more than 80% of China’s inland freight is moved over the road [2].

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. Fifth, manufacturers who offer these displays can gain a competitive advantage over category rivals. 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.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

GlobalTranz

The damage from the overly active storms damaged both freight containers and trucks, and in Houston, the trucking industry is barely back to life. Strong Projections in Manufacturing Will Tighten Shipping Capacity Further. As the stock market continues to climb, the likelihood of increased manufacturing in the U.S. Meanwhile, manufacturers have already started to ramp up production in advance of the 2017 holiday shopping season, and U.S. Congdon, reports DC Velocity.

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®.

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. Companies that have already got a manufacturing base in China are not necessarily at an advantage, as Bugaboo’s story illustrates. That is one of the 15 industrial areas in China which offer foreign companies attractive tax breaks providing that those companies manufacture exclusively for export purposes. Regional DC.

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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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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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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.

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®.

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. Strong Projections in Manufacturing Will Tighten Shipping Capacity Further. As the stock market continues to climb, the likelihood of increased manufacturing in the U.S. Meanwhile, manufacturers have already started to ramp up production in advance of the 2017 holiday shopping season, and U.S. Congdon, reports DC Velocity.

Manufacturer Conducts Distribution Network Analysis

Tompkins Blog

The company is a manufacturer of chainsaws, edgers, leaf blowers, circular cut saws, trimmers, and other powered tools and accessories. The following steps were taken to develop the plan: Visited existing sites to assess present operations, storage, and throughput capacities of each DC. Developed and validated a customized software model to simulate freight cost for existing sites and determine the impact on inventory levels. Company.

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

GlobalTranz

International trade and customs issues reports Toby Gooley of DC Velocity. Characteristics of a Winning E-Commerce Shipping Strategy According to Inbound Logistics, creating the shipping strategy necessary to facilitate e-commerce will require re-evaluation of existing processes and the use of technology to maintain control over freight spend. Review available freight consolidation programs.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

I had just taken over the Operations of a Manufacturing Facility. But execution on the manufacturing floor and in the supply chain was horrific. 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. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out What Gets Measured Is What Gets Done!

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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.

Network Optimization – What are your Success Criteria?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out To DC Or Not To DC? In Manufacturing, Distribution, Logistics and Retail the effectiveness of your network will make the difference between success and failure. Business Process Optimization Freight and Logistics Supply Chain Management Business Distribution Lean Logistics SCM supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address. That is the Warehousing Design Question! Network optimization is a critical issue across all Supply Chains.

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XPO Logistics (XPO) to Acquire Con-way (CNW)

Supply Chain Network

XPO will also capitalize on synergies from the combination with Con-way’s managed transportation, truckload and freight brokerage businesses. All of the acquired operations – Con-way Freight, Menlo Logistics, Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal – will be rebranded as XPO Logistics. Cross-border growth is projected to outperform industry growth, due to the near-shoring of manufacturing. • Washington, D.C. GREENWICH, Conn. and ANN ARBOR, Mich.

Is it Time for the Widespread Adoption of Composite Pallets in Canada?

Supply Chain Network

Plastic pallets refer to pallets made of a thermoplastic polymer, the method of manufacture varies depending on the style and loading requirements, typical processes used include thermoforming, injection molding, and blow molding. The type of the material used is dependent on the manufacturing process and the majority of plastic pallets for the transportation and warehousing of goods are made of non-renewably sourced polyethylene or polypropylene resins.

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. Traditionally, products are moved around a DC/FC using humans, human-operated machines, or conveyor system that have been around for decades. Although robots have been around for many years, until recently, they have been very limited in capability, functionality and performance in the world of DC/FC.

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Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation

GlobalTranz

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales over $19 billion, more than 80,000 employees and more than 60 manufacturing and technology research centers globally. We conclude our ongoing series in talking about effective KPI management by giving you a real live Logistics KPIs management case study from Whirlpool's engagement with a logistics service level provider.

6 Key Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2017

Logistics Bureau

The situation is changing however, as more and more MHE manufacturers bring warehouse robotics to market. Robotic solutions offer the ability to introduce automation into DC operations without the need for major structural alterations. Shippers can easily find space for their goods on a truck using “Convoy”, a form of crowd-sourced freight service. Business Improvement Freight Management Logistics Outsourcing Supply Chain Supply Chain Strategy Technology Trends

More than storage: What warehouse services can a 3PL provide?

Kanban Logistics

Some retailers have ‘preferred’ logistics partners that enjoy privileges like the ability to drop trailers off at a DC without an appointment. This enables the non-preferred carrier to skip the appointment process as the preferred 3PL simply drops the trailer at the retailer’s DC.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 25-29, 2015)

Talking Logistics

March 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Last November, JDA Software and IBM announced a “new integrated offering [that] will provide retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers with intelligent sourcing, fulfillment and order management capabilities.” Here are some excerpts from the press release: Nexternal provides an omni-channel commerce platform that serves manufacturers, distributors and retailers. NAFTA freight totaled $96.1 Mexico freight totaled $45.2

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Step Out of Line America: A Need for Action & Middle Class Paradigm Changes in the New American Economy

GlobalTranz

We must face the reality that momentum is certainly not on the side of the American worker at the moment and is not in favor of the American entrepreneur unless you’re willing to manufacture overseas. I screened my documentary film in Washington DC, within walking distance of the Capitol, and not one Congressional leader or Congressional aide showed up for the screening, don’t even get me started on the White House. Editorial Manufacturing

CPFR or Demand-Driven replenishment for your supply chain? Choose wisely….

The Network Effect

Focusing on a single view of the consumer for all members of the extended supply chain requires an approach that includes retailers, manufacturers, and logistics providers to all be connected across a multiparty execution backbone that orchestrates a coordinated response to the end-consumer’s demand signal. Using these types of DDVN based inventory replenishment policies allows customers to reduce supply chain variability, optimize inventory levels, and minimize freight expense.

Visibility Matters to Supply Change Management Improvement

Supply Chain Collaborator

Where is my freight? For manufacturers wanting to avoid idle production lines, up-to-the-minute visibility into inbound logistics is crucial. In fact, there aren’t many shippers that don’t benefit from increased levels of visibility into their freight movements – inbound and outbound. Data-driven decision making, based on improvements in freight visibility, can translate into more effective, profitable business activity and increased competitive advantage.

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Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine

SupplyPike

Distribution centers are overrun and fairly chaotic right now trying to prioritize and fulfill orders, so be mindful of DC appointments and collect ready times to avoid OTIF or ORAD fines. You should also prioritize the products you need to manufacture and replenish.

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Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

The state is also ranked #5 in GlobalTrade Magazine’s “ Best States for Manufacturing.” Here’s why: In terms of output, North Carolina is the second-largest food and beverage manufacturer in the U.S., Total manufacturing output was over $103 billion in 2018.

Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Supply Chain Network

The capture of iGPS’s producer/manufacturer and retail pallet-level product condition and location data will enable our customers to make informed decisions using that data in near real-time via the ZEST Data Services platform, and it will help iGPS further improve information sharing and decision-making across the supply chain.”.

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) released its 22nd “Annual State of Logistics Report®,” presented by Penske Logistics, today at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Manufacturing and business spending were the bright spots during much of 2010, while consumer goods production was almost flat.

Doing Business in the United States

QAD

Manufacturing in the U.S. Manufacturing averaged about $1.98 Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Annual freight traffic equaled about 37.22 About 17 percent of the workforce is involved directly in manufacturing. is comprised of 50 states and one district (Washington D.C.). Doing business in the United States can be highly advantageous for any manufacturing organization. How would you describe the state of Manufacturing in the U.S.?