The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”

Talking Logistics

The research focused on the inventory visibility and optimization challenges that companies face today related to omni-channel fulfillment and the actions they should take to elevate their omni-channel performance. And it begins with improving their inventory accuracy.

8 DC and Warehouse Slotting Considerations for More Efficient Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

If you are a manufacturing company or distributor, you most likely are using a warehouse or distribution center to make sure you are able to store inventory, replinish store fronts, and easily send goods to customers or receive goods for manufacture or distribution. Many of our shipper customers have asked us for content related to better warehouse or distribution operations. First Things First, Do You have all The Tools To Set You Up for DC Or Warehouse Slotting?

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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. Make your Inventory Omni-Channel.

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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. Make your Inventory OmniChannel.

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Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways—function and form included. Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more products arriving directly from manufacturing to the end-customer, shrinking warehouse use. Where to Do Your Warehousing. Who Will Do Your Warehousing?

Will Warehouses Eventually Go Dark?

Enterra Insights

Thanks to the popularity of e-commerce, warehouses are some of the hottest properties in real estate. Phillips ( @EricaEPhillips ) reports some retailers were so desperate to find warehouse space this past holiday season they created pop-up warehouses in vacant suburban lots and parking garages.[1] ”[2] He adds, “Freestanding big-box stores closer to population centers than they are to warehouse districts are the primary candidates for such conversions.

Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

Cerasis

Today we will talk about the flow of strategy as pertains to inventory flow and driving warehouse efficiency. Staying Strategic in the Warehouse with Better Inventory Flow. Throughout the entire order fulfillment process, companies have a duty to ensure optimum warehouse efficiency by appropriately controlling inventory flow. Companies must also consider the potential impact of returns and warehouse capacity.

Improving Your Manufacturing Operations Using Warehouse Automation  

NC State SCRC

Ian is an expert on warehouse automation, and shares his insights on how you need to get started in thinking about technology and robotics in your warehouse or manufacturing operation. Sandwiched between warehouse and distribution center, manufacturing is where the value gets added.

Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?

ToolsGroup

Industry analysts have pointed out an obvious fit with inventory optimization. If retailers optimize their inventory—dynamically aligning their supply chains to changing customer preferences and behavior—they can position inventory to satisfy demand at the lowest possible cost.

A new era is dawning for warehousing

Supply Chain Movement

For warehousing a new era is dawning. Strategic warehousing. The robotic drive units pick up open inventory shelves (pods) and take them to the order picker. “An However, intelligent mechanisation is not necessarily limited to new warehouses. Google Glass in the warehouse.

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Spotlight on PROMAT 2019: USA trends in DC Equipment and Digital Consciousness

Logistics Bureau

In this article, I will give you a glimpse of some of the distribution centre (DC) trends and technologies that Australian firms should be aware of. Inventory and network optimisation is forecast to reach 75% adoption over the next two years, and 90% over the next five years.

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The Future of Distribution and Fulfillment – What We Know, and What We Will Find Out

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group, in partnership with DC Velocity magazine, has just launched an online survey of logistics practitioners to evaluate the future direction of today’s distribution facilities, technologies, and practices. The survey is designed to obtain a multi-faceted overview of the changing demands placed on fulfillment operations and how practitioners are responding by adjusting processes, investing in technology, reconfiguring DC layouts, and expanding networks.

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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. Warehouse management systems are no longer constrained by mobile operating system offering limited hardware options.

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

Cerasis

Demand to increase efficiency in warehouse management is at an all-time high. Warehouse managers also face challenges with finding and retaining the right talent, as well as added pressure from customers and shareholders alike. Warehouse

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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.

How AI Solves the Riddles of Inventory Management

Aera Technology

by Kaushal Dave, Vice President of Cognitive (AI) Solutions, Aera Technology The problems that pervade inventory management are well known: Excess inventory languished in warehouses, tying up millions of dollars in working capital. How can we best manage expiring inventory?

Utilizing WMS (Warehouse Management System): Top Ways to Get the Most out of Your WMS Investment

Cerasis

Today, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of individual warehouse management systems ( WMSs ) available, but how do you reap the real-world features within this innovative type of supply chain management systems? In addition, companies must manage warehouses, distribution centers and the store-as-a-distribution center and meet an ever-growing demand for seamless, omnichannel shopping experiences. 3PL Supply Chain Warehouse

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Three Key Trends From The WERC DC Measures Survey

Lucas

WERC’s Annual DC Measures Survey is a great tool for benchmarking your distribution center and warehouse operations, but it’s also a valuable resource for identifying trends across the industry. The labor and warehouse technology trends are related.

Warehouse of the Future: The Importance of an Integrated and Autonomous Supply Chain System – Part 3 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

In part 1 of this blog series , we took a look at how innovation is changing the supply chain and the evolution of different warehouse types and processes. Part 2 of the series took a deeper dive into the adoption of technology within the distribution center (DC), how technological innovation processes in DCs are poised to change over the next few years and the path and obstacles to automated DCs. Analytics and Warehouse Automation.

SLOTTING YOUR WAREHOUSE OR DISTRIBUTION CENTER (DC)

The Lean Supply Chain

Your Warehouse Management System (WMS) must reflect these storage locations for proper location control in your warehouse or DC. As a Consultant, I have gone into many warehouses and DCs that have no locations identified. Latitude Warehouse Slotting.

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Spotlight on: 7 Key Warehouse Processes

Logistics Bureau

The 7 Key Warehouse Processes. Are all warehouses the same? Yes, warehouses are the same in 7 key aspects. The SCOR model and companies such as GS1 have blueprints of key processes using barcoding and radio frequency controls, which offer standard ways of reading and recording data, but the physical materials handling logistics and ways of doing things in each warehouse are somewhat unique to each business. Warehouse

The Most Profitable Hub and Spoke Replenishment Model

Herlitz Inventory Management

Retailers with multiple locations inevitably have to deal with higher inventory costs because they need to hold the same items in multiple locations. Hub and spoke means that instead of having each distribution center order from various vendors individually, one DC acts as a hub.

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The Inventory Balancing Act: What’s Tipping the Scales?

Supply Chain Nation

Inventory optimization has always focused on two intersecting balancing acts—balancing supply and demand, and balancing inventory costs with customer service levels. First, they want to Improve Inventory Control and Accuracy.

Bucking the 80/20 Trend: 4 Key Benefits of Adopting a Digital Yard

Talking Logistics

Two dock doors aren’t operating properly and, as a result, the inflow of goods into the DC is slower than usual. Remove the “hidden costs” of warehousing and transportation. But the warehouse is not paying for that availability; it’s hidden in the transportation costs.

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Food Recalls and WMS: Benefits of Recall Functionality in a Warehouse Execution System

Veridian Solutions

The alert from the CDC reasserts the importance warehouses and distributors must place on supply chain visibility and traceability. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. A Robust Warehouse Execution System Enhances Recall Functionality.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

And we have no empty space left in the warehouse racking.” ” That was the actual conversation I had with the head of the Distribution Centre (DC). By early to mid-December we could finally see empty space in the warehouse racking again. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

Veridian Solutions

Demand to increase efficiency in warehouse management is at an all-time high. Warehouse managers also face challenges with finding and retaining the right talent, as well as added pressure from customers and shareholders alike. One of the possible ways warehouse managers can improve efficiency is through the implementation of dark warehouses. Let’s take a closer look at dark warehouses and what they mean for the future of warehouse management.

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25 supply chain experts reveal the best tactics to optimize a supply chain

6 River Systems

From raw materials sourcing to warehouse operations , logistics technology , order fulfillment and beyond, there are dozens of points throughout the supply chain, all of which contribute to overall supply chain efficiency. Warehousing. Warehouse Operations

Editor’s Pick: Profiles in Yard Management Excellence – Batory Foods

Talking Logistics

A national food ingredient distributor, Chicago-based Batory Foods had recently opened a 700,000sf flagship DC in Wilmington, Ill., As part of that growth, the company began offering 3PL services for one of its current suppliers, which also wanted to outsource its DC operations (from the same facility). “A That meant we had to manage the container locations, maintain accurate inventory, and then share that information with our partners.”.

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Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium

NC State SCRC

In turn, these containers sit for about 5 days before being transported to the Nike distribution center next door and stocked inside the DC. The choice of Leuven, Belgium as the site for Nike’s DC may seem like an odd one.

Food Recalls and WMS: Benefits of Recall Functionality in a Warehouse Execution System

Veridian Solutions

The alert from the CDC reasserts the importance warehouses and distributors must place on supply chain visibility and traceability. Before problems arise, companies must properly select and implement the right systems in order to manage food recalls, including warehouse management system (WMS) and potentially warehouse execution system (WES). A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

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I Have a WMS…Do I Need a Warehouse Execution System?

Cerasis

As companies have grown in response to the rise of e-commerce, the types of managing systems deployed in warehouses have evolved. The most common systems boil down to one of two types, warehouse management systems (WMS) and warehouse execution system (WES). While both types perform similar functions, the lines between them have blurred, reports DC Velocity. A WMS Focuses on Managing Slotting and Data in a Warehouse. Warehouse

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Insights from RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference: Top 3 Ways the Retail Revolution Impacts the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

The presentation did not shy away from the complexities of integrated supply chain planning and execution, instead offering a roadmap to success that starts with customer-centric inventory strategies. Automated DC Operations & End-to-End Inventory Visibility.

How Adding Ship-from-Store to an Omni-channel Strategy Changes the Retail Network

Talking Logistics

Additionally, ship-from-store improves margins by providing demand to slow moving inventory trapped at a store. Utilizing store inventory to ship e-commerce orders enables the last remaining units for the entire country. The retail network strategy should encompass all aspects of supply chain for retailers from number of warehouses, to shipping and fulfillment strategy, to deciding where customers can return items.

How to Maximize WMS to Increase E-Commerce ROI

Veridian Solutions

A key issue that comes to the forefront of any discussion on handling e-commerce demand will always involve warehouse management system (WMS) or other supply chain system upgrades. Lack of visibility in data and inventory. Design the warehouse with an omnichannel mindset.