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

Supply Chain Game Changer

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Technology’s Ever-increasing Role in Supply Chain Functions

GlobalTranz

However, technology has risen to dramatically alter the execution of supply chain functions. However, this sharing of information would have not been possible without the use of technology across the supply chain. Let’s take a look at what is driving the role of ever-increasing technology in supply chain functions and how the supply chain is adapting to meet these demands. Supply Chain Technology supply chain functions

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

So how do you compete against that Supply Chain machine? This may involve outsourcing, insourcing, or leveraging your existing Supply Chain. The post To DC Or Not To DC? appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™. E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Distribution ECommerce Fulfillment Logistics Retail SCM supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address.

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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. The pandemic has intensified the focus of supply chain professionals on the need to increase automation.

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

GlobalTranz

However, the diversity of the supply chain, and the importance of timely shipping and customer service, presents a unique challenge at best through several festive celebrations all year long. 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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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. El Niño and Jonas are the latest reminders that weather and other natural events, such as earthquakes, can lead to supply chain disruptions. Robinson freight forwarding supply chain flexibility

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Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine

SupplyPike

Shortages, extreme demand, and panic buying are causing issues up and down supply chains. Times are tough, so we’ve gathered some guidelines to help your supply chain get back on track, or at least to shore it up during these challenging times.

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The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Centre Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Detective™: The Case of the Unpaid Invoices! I was in the Retail Industry which meant that in Supply Chain this was the beginning of the frantic Holiday season. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Supply Chain Management Case Study

LeanCor

Supply Chain Management Case Study: Total Delivered Cost Model. It was striving to incorporate a more holistic view of its supply chain operation. In this supply chain management case study, read how LeanCor analyzed the supply chain to find opportunities to reduce total delivered cost, and identified pilot SKU’s for implementation. Current metrics included: Inter-Plant (Inter-DC) Freight Costs. Head of Supply Chain.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

Workers are so scarce that, in many parts of the country, low-skill jobs are being handed out to pretty much anyone willing to take them – and high-skilled workers are in even shorter supply.”. 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.

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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 Broker Business: Increase Shrinking Margins With Better Analytics

Turvo

Maintaining a freight broker business and helping it stand out from the crowd is more difficult than ever. Unfortunately, that does not always amount to spending money reasonably and maintaining control over freight spend. Download a Turvo Freight Broker Case Study.

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Center Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Detective™: The Case of the Unpaid Invoices! I was in the Retail Industry which meant that in Supply Chain this was the beginning of the frantic Holiday season. This was a case for the Supply Chain Detective™. To complicate matters further there was no real understanding of space implications for storage and materials movement through our Supply Chain. Subscribe Here!

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.

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

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through ‘Internet of Things’ implementations. 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.

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

GlobalTranz

With this varied inventory, plus a large direct sales force in more than 170 countries and an unpredictable sales cycle, effective supply chain management is critical for continued growth. Using a Service Level Agreement with effective, realistic Supply Chain & Logistics KPIs helped considerably. Challenges: To effectively leverage its supply chain to maximize cost savings, while also positively influencing the overall Whirlpool customer experience.

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

The Network Effect

It seeks to align and synchronize demand, supply, and product cycles, as well as enable the ability to sense and shape demand to make a profitable demand response. 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.

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload. Partial truckload shipments—shipments that don’t fill a full truck—are commonplace in supply chains, and they’re often moved by less than truckload (LTL) common carriers or full truckload carriers. While both are effective, there is a third option that can provide more opportunity for bottom line savings and increased efficiency: freight consolidation.

Supply Chain Congratulations in Order!

Logility

The supply chain and software industries have several high-profile awards and distinctions. Presented at our Connections customer conference, the SAILS Awards recognize companies who significantly improved their business processes, deployed an innovative solution to address their supply chain challenges, or demonstrated an on-going commitment and leadership role in the expansion of supply chain improvements.

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload. Partial truckload shipments—shipments that don’t fill a full truck—are commonplace in supply chains, and they’re often moved by less than truckload (LTL) common carriers or full truckload carriers. While both are effective, there is a third option that can provide more opportunity for bottom line savings and increased efficiency: freight consolidation.

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. chain?issues

6 Key Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2017

Logistics Bureau

Call it a cop-out if you like, but seriously, predicting which logistics and supply chain trends will make a difference to businesses in any given year has become notoriously difficult, given the speed at which technology in particular can suddenly disrupt the way things are done. The 6 Supply Chain Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore. Key Logistics Trend #1: Warehouse Robotics in the Supply Chain.

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

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through end to end ‘Internet of Things’ supply chain implementations. Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Grocery Logistics Information Technology Matrix Commerce New Ideas

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In my last blog , I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals. How do you optimize your supply chains to be efficient and responsive when you lack unified visibility to them? You don’t have to be a retail supply chain expert. It begins by recognizing that you do not have to be a logistics authority to optimize your supply chain. .

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How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In my last blog , I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals. How do you optimize your supply chains to be efficient and responsive when you lack unified visibility to them? You don’t have to be a retail supply chain expert. It begins by recognizing that you don’t have to be a logistics authority to optimize your supply chain. .

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Challenges and possible solutions for local seafood supply chains

Supply Chain View from the Field

Both pointed out some critical points that are indeed challenges for the seafood supply chain in North Carolina, as well as some avenues to explore that may drive solutions. But the low supply of seafood is the major driver, not the packaging capacity. The fish house supplies them with ice, and they will sell the product for them. But the structure over the last 20 years has been that it is NOT a good commodity, due to supply limitations. DC or NE markets).

Urban logistics. Urban myth, or sustainable supply chain strategy?

BluJay Solutions

Urban logistics is a hot topic right now, but is it simply a concept that’s trending or a realistic new supply chain strategy? Competitors will need to share the same space in the DC outside town and the same truck going into town. Some relatively neutral party will be needed to establish the DC outside of town and do the last mile, as well as a collaborative booking mechanism. Urban myth, or sustainable supply chain strategy?

Next-Gen Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Major transformational change in supply chain and logistics is not a frequent occurrence, but it has happened with regularity throughout history: The advent of the steam engine and the related rise of railway and steamship lines. And now, the new-age supply chain will take the next leap forward through integrated technology-enabled solutions. Transportation now accounts for about 63% of total supply chain cost, so it is vital to get right.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to 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. appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™.

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Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

Blockchain technology is a major disruptor in the supply chain. It stands to change the game as we know it by giving companies a better way to ensure traceability throughout vast supply chain networks. In order to properly disrupt the supply chain of today, you need to know everything there is to know about it. At ShipChain, we make it a priority to stay up to date on all of the latest and greatest in supply chain innovation. DC Velocity.

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The Logistics of Logistics

There is also a list of great logistics blogs and supply chain websites. DC Velocity – dcvelocity.com. Freight Saving Tips – freightsavingstips.com. Freight Dawg – freightdawg.com. Supply Chain Websites. Supply Chain Standard – supplychainstandard.com. Supply Chain Brain – supplychainbrain.com. Supply Chain Management Review – scmr.com.

Supply Chain & Warehousing Trends For Year 2017

CormSquare

Buzz-word technologies like “cloud” and “mobile” have dominated top Supply Chain trend lists from organizations like Gartner, Forbes and DC Velocity for 5 years. The digital supply chain is making logistics faster, more accurate, more efficient, and much cheaper. Breakthroughs in cloud, digital and mobile technology have spurred a new set of trends that will have a deep effect on the supply chain industry for years to come.

Supply Chain Crystal Ball Gazing: Let’s Look Ahead to 2028

Logistics Bureau

Sometimes I just like to live on the edge, which is definitely a qualifying status for anyone bold enough to make predictions about the future of supply chain operations and management—but I just can’t help myself. So I’ve decided to indulge my craving by daring to speculate about what the supply chain of 2028 might look like. The supply chain talent gap will not be a concern in the supply chain of 2028.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to 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.” appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™. Freight and Logistics Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Distribution Center warehouseSubscribe Here! Email Address.