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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Invest in These Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

AIMMS

Insights from Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020. Supply chain professionals know it can be extremely challenging to drive day-to-day operational excellence and pursue innovation at the same time.

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Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many risks and uncertainties in supply chain networks. Current Technologies in Use for Supply Chain Network Design . Scenarios to assess DC closures and the impact of shutdowns .

Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Viewpoints

There are several key supply chain trends to watch in 2018. Omnichannel Revenue Management The retail supply chain has been going through a massive transformation. ARC’s Chris Cunnane does an annual survey omnichannel retail in conjunction with DC Velocity. The post Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018 appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Trends supply chain trends

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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. Here are 5 tips to prepare any shipper to master the art of holiday logistics.

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Bottom Line: What is the ROI of Supply Chain Network Design Software?

AIMMS

To do this, we assume that these sample new customers will initially optimize based only on their current distribution assets and constraints (such as lead times), and simply allow the technology to make the best of what they already have by optimizing customer/DC associations.

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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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?

Technology’s Ever-increasing Role in Supply Chain Functions

GlobalTranz

However, technology has risen to dramatically alter the execution of supply chain functions. In a Logistics Viewpoint survey , 50 percent of businesses reported sharing inventory across all channels or engaging in omni-channel practices. However, this sharing of information would have not been possible without the use of technology across the supply chain. What’s Causing the Shift Towards Greater Use of Technology in Supply Chain Functions?

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? 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. This may involve outsourcing, insourcing, or leveraging your existing Supply Chain. ECommerce #Fulfillment #SupplyChain #Logistics #Distribution #Retail #SCM. The post To DC Or Not To DC? Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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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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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. To see some of these applications in working form, SAP created a great video that you can see here: Kristi Montgomery is Vice President, Kenco Innovation Labs, a team dedicated to delivering value through technology transference, innovative processes, emerging technology application, and supply chain innovation.

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8 DC and Warehouse Slotting Considerations for More Efficient Warehouse Operations

GlobalTranz

Chuck Intrieri, 3PL consultant, and long time Lean Supply Chain practitioner, offers his advice on distribution center or warehouse slotting effectively. 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. Warehouse Slotting and DC Slotting Software. Logistics Warehouse warehouse slotting

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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2016

Talking Logistics

Does it contain a line item for supply chain talent and leadership development? Contrary to what many people believe, investing in employees is not dilutive to a company’s financial results and shareholder value — it’s actually accretive,” said Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, at the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference. Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled for 2016.

Why I Love Supply Chain Management

Logility

At that point in my life I probably had only heard the term “logistics” as related to the military and the term “supply chain management” hadn’t been coined yet. Again, logistics or supply chain management wasn’t part of my vocabulary or part of a long-term career plan. I looked at various MBA specializations and came across Materials & Logistics Management (MLM). A fellow MBA student and I drove to D.C. What is your supply chain story?

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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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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

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 […].

The logistical cost of Peloton’s recall

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Friday’s (5/7) Point of Sale retail supply chain newsletter sponsored by ArcBest. Meaning, Peloton expects to incur roughly $50 million in refund expenses alone, not including logistics costs.

The logistical cost of Peloton’s recall

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Friday’s (5/7) Point of Sale retail supply chain newsletter sponsored by ArcBest. Meaning, Peloton expects to incur roughly $50 million in refund expenses alone, not including logistics costs. Want more stories on DTC retail supply chains?

Supply Chain Consulting

LeanCor

Warehouse Layout and Transfer Management: A Supply Chain Consulting Case Study. LeanCor’s supply chain consulting team was requested to develop a strategy for improving material flow and processes at the new distribution center location, without impacting head count. The project provided: Recommended plan for transferring from existing facility into the new DC without impacting customers or production operations.

Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine

SupplyPike

Learn how to: Keep your logistics on time and prepared Maintain your replenishment goals Properly forecast and redefine your demand plan Use technology to help. Shortages, extreme demand, and panic buying are causing issues up and down supply chains. Logistics.

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Design Your Business to Thrive: Four Components of a Smart Supply Chain Modeling Platform

Talking Logistics

There are hundreds or thousands of “what-if” questions for businesses to answer in order to build a sustainable, efficient, responsive supply chain. Supply chain modeling is a must-have capability for businesses to continuously optimize their supply chain operations and adapt to ever-changing market conditions by enabling credible, data-backed answers to tough what-if questions. Four Components of a Smart Supply Chain Modeling Platform.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; Supply chain professionals often cite peer-to-peer learning and networking as the most valuable investment of time and money. Where Does Supply Chain Design End and Planning Begin?

Three Benefits of a Resilient Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

I'm always struck by how weather patterns not only affect our lives but how they also disrupt supply chains and global trade. But it turns out this year is all about La Niña – an equally problematic, though lesser known weather system just as powerful and disruptive to supply chains. Explore Modern End-to-End Supply Chain for Real Business Growth. Massive weather disruptions constitute a potential logistical nightmare.

Building Supply Chain Resiliency with Richard Sharpe

The Logistics of Logistics

Building Supply Chain Resiliency with Richard Sharpe. Richard Sharpe and Joe Lynch discuss building supply chain resiliency. Because of the supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID 19, companies have a renewed interest in improving supply chain resiliency.

Last Mile Logistics: Why More Shippers Are Expanding Capability Into Last Mile Delivery

GlobalTranz

Last mile logistics remains a confusing part of the modern supply chain. While initially perceived as relatively simple, last mile logistics are much more critical than many shippers realize. First Things First: What Does Last Mile Logistics Mean.

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Mid-market companies leapfrogging supply chain planning maturity stages

ToolsGroup

Is the latest technology enabling some mid-market companies to leapfrog supply chain planning (SCP) stages of maturity? don’t have the baggage of $ multi-million systems, so are saying let’s start with clean slate and get the latest technology available.” ( Click here for a short description of Gartner’s five supply chain planning technology maturity stages). Traditionally supply chain planning was a highly cumbersome, time consuming and manual process.

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.

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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. Supply Chain Websites. Supply Chain Brain – supplychainbrain.com.

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.

Pandemic creates peaks and valleys of demand, transportation execs say

BluJay Solutions

DC Velocity’ s Ben Ames sat down with Chris Timmer, BluJay’s Chief Revenue Officer, to discuss BluJay’s recent partnerships and how COVID-19 impacted the supply chain and logistics industry as a whole, citing data from the July FMI report. In The News DC Velocity

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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.”. The shortage of workers has hit the trucking and logistics industry particularly hard. A group of executive joined SCRC faculty and staff for a one-day workshop held on February 28, 2019.

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Invest in These Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

AIMMS

Insights from Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020. Supply chain professionals know it can be extremely challenging to drive day-to-day operational excellence and pursue innovation at the same time.

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.