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

GlobalTranz

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. 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. 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

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. 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. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume.

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How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

GlobalTranz

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. Many shipping companies will stack pallets on top of one another to maximize their load, so you need to know this important piece of logistical information as well. . When you ship a product , your goal is simple: make sure it gets there in good condition.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

GlobalTranz

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. An active hurricane season, the forthcoming implementation deadline for electronic logging devices (ELD) and record-shattering projections for the upcoming holiday shipping season reflect some of the top factors affecting the current state shipping capacity crunch. Congdon, reports DC Velocity.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

GlobalTranz

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. . Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season. Truckload Holiday Shipping. Central Freight Holiday Shipping Rates.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

GlobalTranz

Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. . Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season. Truckload Holiday Shipping. Other drivers who aren't great on snow can cause delays in shipping.

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

Supply Chain Network

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. 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 180,000 sq.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. An active hurricane season, the forthcoming implementation deadline for electronic logging devices (ELD) and record-shattering projections for the upcoming holiday shipping season reflect some of the top factors affecting the current state shipping capacity crunch. Congdon, reports DC Velocity.

Move Over Smartphones, Smart Shipping Containers are Here

RFgen

Turning physical objects and actions into digital information help warehouse and inventory management teams maintain control and oversight of products shipped around the globe. Employees working stockrooms and shipping docks often use mobile devices to report procedures as they happen.

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3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered. So the chartering companies are already receiving the ships back and they need to rent them. MSC is interested to charter those ships. DC Velocity, which is a supply chain logistics magazine.

Bridging the Retailer-Manufacturer Divide: A Conversation with Flowcasting Founder André Martin – Part II

BlueYonder

Retailers and manufacturers: do the words mistrust, inaccuracies and frustration come to mind when you think of your trading partners? All this month, Supply Chain Nation is exploring the retailer-manufacturer disconnect and first spoke with André Martin, considered the father of both Distribution Resource Planning (DRP) and Flowcasting, a new paradigm in supply chain collaboration. SCN: One of the biggest challenges for retailers and manufacturers today is the volatility of demand.

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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. 2] Pilar Dieter, “‘Go West’ into China…carefully,” DC Velocity, April 13, 2011.

Doing Business in Singapore

QAD

Singapore is about three and a half times the size of Washington D.C. Manufacturing in Singapore. Singapore has attracted major investments in advanced manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical technology and pharmaceutical production. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

Talking Logistics

Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC? The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. It Isn’t That Simple: Managing the Complexities of Parcel Shipping (2,981 views). The Omni-channel Effect on Manufacturers: Strategies for Success (2,689 views). It’s hard to believe that we’re more than a quarter of the way through 2016 already — and that it’s snowing here in Boston today, the first Monday in April.

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Why Omni-Channel Fulfillment is a Workforce Double-Whammy

Talking Logistics

Retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are investing heavily in omni-channel in 2016. Omni-channel and the DC. Most retail and consumer goods warehouses and distribution centers were originally set up to ship bulk replenishments to stores. These facilities typically ship pallets and cases of goods either directly to stores or to smaller DCs and replenishment depots. Picking orders in-store is six times as expensive as picking orders in a DC, however.

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COVID-19 Crisis and the New Supply Chain

RFgen

Meanwhile, many manufacturers have no choice but to shut down for the foreseeable future. Amazon’s innovations in two-day, next-day and same-day shipping are experiencing an exponential slow down. Interested in how COVID-19 impacts manufacturing? The Future of Manufacturing.

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. Companies that have already got a manufacturing base in China are not necessarily at an advantage, as Bugaboo’s story illustrates. That is one of the 15 industrial areas in China which offer foreign companies attractive tax breaks providing that those companies manufacture exclusively for export purposes. Regional DC.

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The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . DC Velocity columnist Mitch Mac Donald recently noted , “some of the most amazing advances in logistics are coming from retailers that are scrambling to remain relevant (and, oh yeah, profitable) in a rapidly changing marketplace.”.

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . DC Velocity columnist Mitch Mac Donald recently noted , “some of the most amazing advances in logistics are coming from retailers that are scrambling to remain relevant (and, oh yeah, profitable) in a rapidly changing marketplace.”.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Produce shipping is showing signs of strengthening and should begin building activity for the remainder of the month before leveling off in June. Shipping in or out of Alabama should be back to pre-pandemic difficulty. Shipping to or from Colorado should not be restricted.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Shipping in or out of Alabama should be?back When shipping to or from California, check to ensure that facilities are online and operational. Shipping to or from Colorado should not be restricted.?? . Shipping to and from Florida should be undisrupted.?? .

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Shipping with Amazon. Here are some more details from the article: Dubbed “Shipping with Amazon,” or SWA, the new service will entail the tech giant picking up packages from businesses and shipping them to consumers, according to people familiar with the matter. E-commerce coupled with more demanding delivery expectations from retailers — such as Walmart’s On-Time In-Full (OTIF) requirements — are forcing manufacturers to redesign their supply chain networks.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of May 5, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Powerful German Hidden Manufacturing Champions, Walmart Improved DC Safety with Bold New Approach to Training, UPS, FedEx to Get Tough on eCommerce Shipping Rates, Despite what You Read, US Retail RFID Adoption is Low, Analysis Finds

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Retail Distribution Center Automation: 6 Factors to Consider

C3 Solutions

That doubles the pressure to move things along in the DC, as well as create efficiencies to keep delivery costs down and also to offset them by saving costs in other areas. With low unemployment, workers will jump ship for an extra dollar or two an hour, or for benefits. [5]

Your Customer is Going Omni-channel. What is the Impact of Omni-channel on the Supplier?

BlueYonder

Ready or not, manufacturers are being pulled into the Omni-channel world by the evolving needs and strategies of the retailers they serve. See chart) As the retailers’ ecommerce sales grow, they think about questions such as to whether to centralize inventory in a DC for web orders vs. allocating all merchandise to the store vs. increasing the supplier’s expectation for more services. All these put extra information and fulfillment burdens on the manufacturer.

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Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth

IQMS

Like manufacturing, warehouses, and the systems that manage them, are going through an inflection point. A recent survey completed by IQMS of 151 North American manufacturers found that the fastest growing manufacturers can orchestrate analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), mobile and real-time monitoring to grow 10% faster than their peers. How A Warehouse Management System (WMS) Helps Manufacturers Grow.

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

NC State SCRC

Shipments arrive from Nike’s network of global manufacturers in Asia, and includes footwear, apparel and equipment. 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 DC serves as the hub for Nike’s global e-commerce business, and orders taken from Nike.com are shipped to consumers all over the world from this DC, including North America.

No Congestion Issues at the Port of Virginia

Kanban Logistics

and Long Beach, are experiencing severe congestion due to record volumes as US businesses replenish inventories that were depleted after COVID-related manufacturing shutdowns. The purchase of additional large ship-to-shore cranes at NIT terminals.

Replenishment in a Shelf-Connected Supply Network

The Network Effect

A couple of examples as to how and why certain CPG companies plan to move forward are as follows: From a retailer or manufacturer’s perspective, many are executing store-level replenishment or shipping to retail DCs by leveraging a cross-dock schedule. Typically they had been forecasting using store-level shipments or orders, or alternatively planning was done at an aggregate DC level.

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Decentralized Warehouse Models Offer Innovation Opportunity

RFgen

READ MORE: Solving common challenges in supply chain management using DC software ». Imagine you run a small manufacturing plant creating consumer goods. Manufacturing Supply Chain Warehouse ManagementThe Industry 4.0

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

GlobalTranz

Warehouse management rests at the heart of an effective transportation management strategy , and an inefficient, error-laden system results in poor shipping procedures, poor customer satisfaction, and deviations from best practices. Unfortunately, this includes all possible processes, data collection points, and inbound to manufacturing areas. The same problem exists with manual entry of information into computers and electronic shipping systems.

A New Decade: Give Science A Chance

Supply Chain Shaman

The first story is about a large regional food manufacturer. The team was attempting to be customer-centric by modeling an item by customer at a DC level. The second story is about a regional beverage manufacturer.