Continuous Warehouse Optimization and The DC Technology Gap

Logistics Viewpoints

Many companies are achieving this transformation by adopting modular, elastic DC technologies – including AI and robotics – that provide continuous warehouse optimization without replacing their current monolithic and static warehouse systems.

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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. . 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. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume.

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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. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume.

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8 DC and Warehouse Slotting Considerations for More Efficient Warehouse Operations

GlobalTranz

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. First Things First, Do You have all The Tools To Set You Up for DC Or Warehouse Slotting? You should concentrate on this 20% and have them available for picking upfront in your warehouse or DC.

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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. Aeronautics and automotive manufacturers have been implementing AR with heads-up displays for years now, but wearable AR technology has seen slower development and adoption. The post Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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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The logistical cost of Peloton’s recall

The Supply Chain Journal

On the company’s earnings call Thursday, CEO John Foley said, “There will probably be a change in the manufacturing” of the Tread+, but he’s optimistic there will be no manufacturing change to the Tread, which is expected to be a higher-volume product next year.

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. facility is strategically positioned to receive goods from overseas and domestic manufacturers who can now ship directly to British Columbia for distribution to local Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores. It is staffed by SCI Logistics. See original Press Release from SCI Logistics Website.

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?

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.

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. However, improvement opportunities abound and the right solutions can yield end-to-end improvements throughout the manufacturing enterprise. Improving Performance in Manufacturing.

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

GlobalTranz

Unfortunately, this includes all possible processes, data collection points, and inbound to manufacturing areas. When a given slot falls below standard levels, the WMS should generate an order to the manufacturer. However, the distribution center (DC) or warehouse sees this as an additional cost. To maintain efficiency and accurate inventory control, all returns need to be carefully scrutinized for resale value, needed repairs, or return to the manufacturer.

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. Global Transportation Automotive China Logistics

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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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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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.

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.

Top 12 logistics influencers on Twitter

DELMIA Quintiq

Finding logistics people to follow on Twitter is easy. Simply key in “logistics” and voila: You’re given a long list of individuals whose profiles contain these words. Finding the right logistics people worth following however is a daunting exercise, especially if you don’t know who to look for. We’ve put together a list of logistics influencers worth following, most of whom we’ve had the pleasure of engaging with. Morai Logistics. Logistics Viewpoints.

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.

Technologies are changing the Logistics Picture

Enterra Insights

According to Steve Geary, President of the Supply Chain Visions family of companies and Chief Operating Officer at ROSE Solutions, logistics is the key tool in the supply chain professional’s kit. He explains, “Sun Tzu said, ‘The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.’ With the advent of digitalization, the logistics and supply chain industry is getting a complete makeover.”[2]. Emerging Logistics Technologies and Trend.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

Talking Logistics

Here on Talking Logistics , however, the sun is shining bright. Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC? The Impact of Omni-Channel on Logistics (3,528 views). The Omni-channel Effect on Manufacturers: Strategies for Success (2,689 views). The post Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Third Party is the Perfect Place for Logistics Professionals

Supply Chain Network

There has been much discussion on what Logistics is and the emerging role and recognition of the importance of Logistics professionals within organizations. In fact a recent post of mine even asserted that ‘Logistics is the New Black!’ There are many reasons for this belief, but the major one is that if a Logistics practitioner is worth his salt, from the first day in the role he or she begins working themselves out of a job.

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.

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

Talking Logistics

Now, for this week’s supply chain and logistics news… HighJump Acquires Nexternal. 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.

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Reverse Logistics: Who Does it Well?

Logistics Bureau

It would be tempting to think of reverse logistics as forward logistics done backwards. Reverse logistic isn’t simply a reverse gear. Reverse logistics can also have a dramatic effect on steering a company’s fortunes. Reverse logistics is therefore worth doing, and worth doing properly. Looking to real-life examples for inspiration, we can ask, ‘Who does reverse logistics well?’ This also qualifies as reverse logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (January 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

I began by making the case that companies — at least those that are forward-thinking — no longer view logistics as just a cost center. Yes, cost management is still important, but companies are also looking to leverage logistics as a competitive weapon, as a way to drive top-line growth and gain market share. This is why the business models of third-party logistics providers (3PLs), software vendors, and consultants are converging today in the supply chain market.

This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Trade Representative, met in Washington, D.C. For more on this topic, as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, I invite you to participate in our upcoming Talking Logistics episode with Pete Mento, Director Global Customs and Trade Policy at C.H. Robinson and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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. For example, no single logistics service provider has a distribution network resembling anything close to nationwide coverage. Far from it, in fact – estimates of the number of logistics service providers in China range from one million to two million companies, many of which have just a couple of trucks. Regional DC.

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Global Chemical Company Uses PINC YMS to Cut $1.5 Million in Detention and Demurrage Fees

PINC

The Chemours Company adopts a yard management system that has helped organize the chaos of managing a high-volume DC. the manufacturer’s logistics operation includes 63 global warehouses and 47 contract manufacturing locations.

This Week in Logistics News (February 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

This week’s logistics news includes two articles about privately-held warehouse robotics companies and their respective equity financing announcements. And now on to this week’s logistics news…. to Build New DC in Texas to Support Digital Shopping. Image Source: Lions Financial.