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

GlobalTranz

When you are prepared, typically, you have contingency, which also means you can absorb any issues that could possibly drive up costs in your logistics department. . 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. Here are 5 tips to prepare any shipper to master the art of holiday logistics.

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

GlobalTranz

When you are prepared, typically, you have contingency which also means you can absorb any issues that could possibly drive up costs in your logistics department. . 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. Here are 5 tips to prepare any shipper to master the art of holiday logistics.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

If your company is a startup you are most likely best served by outsourcing fulfillment to either a Logistics company or a service such as Fulfillment by Amazon. ECommerce #Fulfillment #SupplyChain #Logistics #Distribution #Retail #SCM. The post To DC Or Not To DC?

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8 DC and Warehouse Slotting Considerations for More Efficient Warehouse Operations

GlobalTranz

First Things First, Do You have all The Tools To Set You Up for DC Or Warehouse Slotting? Your Warehouse Management System (WMS) must reflect these storage locations for proper location control in your warehouse or DC. All we’re doing here, in the kitchen example, is making sure those things we use the most frequently are the most easily accessible in the warehouse or DC. You should concentrate on this 20% and have them available for picking upfront in your warehouse or DC.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

If your company is a startup you are most likely best served by outsourcing fulfillment to either a Logistics company or a service such as Fulfillment by Amazon. ECommerce #Fulfillment #SupplyChain #Logistics #Distribution #Retail #SCM. 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.

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Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC?

Talking Logistics

Now, the trend is to use this technology commercially; for the logistics industry, there are many potential use cases in a warehouse. The post Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. While most everyone has heard of an augmented reality (AR) eyeglass-type product, many have only seen it being used for consumer applications.

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Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

The shortage of workers has hit the trucking and logistics industry particularly hard. Articles Current Trends in Production Labor Sourcing Director's Blog Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Hot Topics Logistics Outsourcing Production Labor Sourcing SCM Research Transportation Planning Warehouse managementA group of executive joined SCRC faculty and staff for a one-day workshop held on February 28, 2019.

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The Three Stages of Distribution Center Optimization

CHAINalytics

By Richard Koch | Associate Director, Logistics Growth is good for a business but can severely strain any distribution center (DC) that can quickly become outmoded. There are many ways a company can go about optimizing an existing or future DC. Blog Service Supply Chain Supply Chain Design Supply Chain Operations DC Distribution Center Optimization Richard Koch SCOPs Supply Chain

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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Toys“R”Us, Canada partners with SCI Logistics to Open New DC

Supply Chain Network

To better accommodate its customers in Western Canada, Toys“R”Us, Canada has partnered with SCI Logistics to open a new distribution centre in Delta, British Columbia. The new west coast distribution centre provides us with the additional capacity and flexibility to service our customers and distribution needs in Western Canada,” said Krista Collinson, vice-president of logistics, ecommerce & business development, Toys“R”Us, Canada. It is staffed by SCI Logistics.

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The Logistics of Logistics

Below is a list of useful logistics websites. There is also a list of great logistics blogs and supply chain websites. Logistics Websites. DC Velocity – dcvelocity.com. Inbound Logistics – inboundlogistics.com. Logistics Management – logisticsmgmt.com. Logistics Blogs . Logistics Viewpoints – logisticsviewpoints.com. Which logistics websites should be added to this list? What is your favorite logistics website?

Four Signs It’s Time to Optimize Your Distribution Center

CHAINalytics

By Richard Koch | Associate Director, Logistics Growth is good for a business. But growth can severely strain an outmoded distribution center (DC), hampering productivity and fulfillment capabilities. In this two part blog series, I’ll offer some thoughts on the best way to optimize your existing and future DC to meet growing demands. It should be noted that a DC optimization […].

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

GlobalTranz

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. The Reiterated Importance of Understanding and Managing KPIs in Business and Logistics Management. We hope the following case study shows you the proverbial proof in the pudding of effective Logistics KPIs management. . What core Logistics KPIs would you track?

Warehouse Worker Protection Critical to Sustaining Productive DC Operations

Kane is Able

During the COVID-19 pandemic, warehouse worker protection has emerged as a critical core competency for corporate logistics departments and their 3PL partners. Logistics Safety

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What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack. Clearly, logistics organizations are not doing a good job educating senior management on the overall value of transportation management. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Kanban boosts logistics transportation services with additional trailers

Kanban Logistics

Kanban Logistics has recently added 8 trailers to its fleet, bringing its total number of trailers to 25. North Carolina logistics transportation services. Kanban’s logistics transportation services include: Final mile delivery.

How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

Talking Logistics

And it is when that shipment does not arrive in its best condition that shippers experience the reverse logistics process. Reverse logistics is the invariable result of unintended consequences, which are typically referred to as “over, short and damaged” (OS&D). It can also represent a significant supply chain cost, as there tends to be disorganization around managing reverse logistics that is more challenging than conventional “forward” logistics management.

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

GlobalTranz

However, the distribution center (DC) or warehouse sees this as an additional cost. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Distribution Logistics Transportation Management Warehouse inventory flowToday's post continues our ongoing series on staying a strategic shipper.

15 Million DC Devices Are On A Fast Path To Obsolescence

Lucas

Windows Sunset is a big deal for every manufacturer, logistics provider, and DC using Windows-based RF, voice and vehicle mount devices. If your DC devices are connected to the same internal network as an infected PC or server, it’s a good bet that those DC devices will be attacked – and you may not even know the bug is present on your network. Recent malware attacks highlighted the dangers of running PCs with outdated and unsupported operating systems.

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15 Million DC Devices Are On A Fast Path To Obsolescence

Lucas

Windows Sunset is a big deal for every manufacturer, logistics provider, and DC using Windows-based RF, voice and vehicle mount devices. If your DC devices are connected to the same internal network as an infected PC or server, it’s a good bet that those DC devices will be attacked – and you may not even know the bug is present on your network. Recent malware attacks highlighted the dangers of running PCs with outdated and unsupported operating systems.

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15 Million DC Devices Are On A Fast Path To Obsolescence

Lucas

Windows Sunset is a big deal for every manufacturer, logistics provider, and DC using Windows-based RF, voice and vehicle mount devices. If your DC devices are connected to the same internal network as an infected PC or server, it’s a good bet that those DC devices will be attacked – and you may not even know the bug is present on your network. Recent malware attacks highlighted the dangers of running PCs with outdated and unsupported operating systems.

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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics Email Newsletters. This is the experts’ selection – but if we had to choose just one, our go-to read is the fast-rising WSJ Daily Logistics Report. Ti Logistics Briefing.

WMS at Mars, Inc: M&Ms from the DC to You and Me

Logistics Viewpoints

In September I published a Logistics Viewpoint article titled The Evolution of WMS Customer Requirements. The article discusses how commercial WMS functionality has improved substantially over the years and is now sufficient to meet the needs of most practitioners. As a result, today’s customers are making WMS purchasing decisions based on an expanded set of criteria.

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COVID and Touchless Logistics for Home Delivery: Guest Post by Michael Kay PhD

NC State SCRC

With so many people working from home and social distancing, the issues around “touchless logistics” are going to become more important than ever. One example of this is a proposed design for a home delivery logistics network. [1]

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How Will Peak Season Logistics Management Evolve During Disruption?

Turvo

The pressure to better manage and evolve peak season logistics before the holidays has never been higher in this era of uncertainty. Meanwhile, uncertainty remains the name of the game in peak season logistics planning. Logistics

Warehouse & DC News Roundup – April 2020

Lucas

Demand And Salaries For Logistics Professionals Are Rising A recent survey by Logistics Management found that salaries for logistics professionals “increased precipitously” over 2019 levels, even as career satisfaction has declined. The post Warehouse & DC News Roundup – April 2020 appeared first on Work Execution Software Solutions.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. enVista Releases Latest Version of Distribution Center Optimization Tool, Model DC. This week it was Penske Logistics announcing that it is acquiring Transfreight North America from Mitsui & Co., Transfreight offers customized logistics solutions that include network optimization / rationalization solutions.

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US Company Saves Money and Improves Service by Outsourcing European Distribution

Logistics Viewpoints

I spoke to a Senior Supply Chain Director at a medical device company about the process they used to select a third party logistics (3PL) partner for European distribution. At this shipper’s European distribution center (DC) goods, mainly in the form of ocean containers that originate from two North American plants, are received and stored. […]. Logistics Outsourcing Logistics Service Providers Warehousing

This Week in Logistics News (November 14 – 20)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news. FreshDirect has a reputation for innovative technology deployment, and recently initiated an advanced microfulfillment center automation project with Fabric to support customers in the Washington DC area. Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2016

Talking Logistics

Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend? Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled for 2016. 1+1=3” Opportunities in Logistics (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2015 Conference). Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015.

This Week in Logistics News (March 11-15, 2019)

Talking Logistics

But not when it comes to supply chain and logistics news, so here are the headlines that caught my attention this week: Brexit: MPs vote by a majority of 211 to seek delay to EU departure (BBC) Brexit prompts UK logistics exodus (Lloyd’s Loading List) A Logistics Provider Looks to AI to Keep Its Trucks on the Road (WSJ – sub. The post This Week in Logistics News (March 11-15, 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Job opening: Manager Supply Chain Planning EMEA bij Herbalife

Supply Chain Movement

People ambitie carrière dc distributiecentrum edc erp FMCG food herbalife Oracle vacature Venray Looking to make new strides in your career? Then look no further. A career at Herbalife offers a chance to change lives. Herbalife is a company whose actions reflect their ethics and whose people live their values. Herbalife is a global network marketing company that sells weight-management, nutrition and skin and hair care productions.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? Marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, but ten states and Washington, DC have legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults over 21. Although marijuana has been legalized in several states and CBD on a federal level, there are still many obstacles in the logistics of CBD and marijuana.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? Marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, but ten states and Washington, DC have legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults over 21. Although marijuana has been legalized in several states and CBD on a federal level, there are still many obstacles in the logistics of CBD and marijuana.

Seek loyal logistic service providers

Supply Chain Movement

Companies seek loyal logistics service providers who can conquer the waves with them, whether they are gentle ripples or a powerful swell. For companies who are struggling to outsource their logistics activities, an online tool called the Supply Chain Satellite has been developed. According to this model, companies with supply chains that add a lot of value and are highly complex are advised to select a logistics service provider with whom they can build a long-term partnership.