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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Further Amazon Prime, though it comes with a fee, offers “free” shipping. The combination of fast delivery, low to no cost shipping, and an endless selection of products all set the competitive benchmark for E-Commerce Fulfillment. You should have lower shipping costs.

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

GlobalTranz

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. 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.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Further Amazon Prime, though it comes with a fee, offers “free” shipping. The combination of fast delivery, low to no cost shipping, and an endless selection of products all set the competitive benchmark for E-Commerce Fulfillment. And their Shipping Costs continue to far exceed their Shipping Revenue. Most companies can not afford to have their Fulfillment costs and their Shipping costs consume such a large portion of their sales. Subscribe Here!

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

GlobalTranz

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. 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.

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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.

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

GlobalTranz

The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce. Shippers need to understand these challenges, the characteristics of an e-commerce shipping strategy and a few best practices to overcome such issues. International trade and customs issues reports Toby Gooley of DC Velocity. Integrate your platform with shipping systems.

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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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.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

One facility has low turnover and one has higher turnover – we see a real difference in slower productivity, more shipping errors, and less continuous improvement going on.”. A group of executive joined SCRC faculty and staff for a one-day workshop held on February 28, 2019. Companies represented included Advanced Auto Parts, John Deere, Hanes Brands, UPS, FHI, Lenovo, GSK, Altria, and UNC Healthcare.

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Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics

Talking Logistics

While we live in an age where same-day delivery and free shipping have become customer expectations, we also live in an age where dimensional weighting and quarterly accessorial increases have become a reality from the carrier. Relying on proactive rather than reactive analytics, and the ability to make specific actionable callouts from these data sets, will be key to navigating the ever-changing shipping landscape both now and in the future.

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.

Four Truths About DC Robots, Jobs, And Warehouse Execution

Lucas

As robots find their place in the DC, warehouse operators will face new challenges in coordinating and optimizing the work of humans and their robotic coworkers. Robots Are Not Killing DC Jobs. And I doubt that robots will have dire effects on DC employment in the next five years. Warehouse and DC jobs in the U.S. First generation DC robots – specifically autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) – are highly dependent on human workers to handle products.

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Less-Than-Truckload Technology: Will Machine Learning, AI & Automation Solve Shipping Problems?

GlobalTranz

Freight shipping has relied on the same systems for years, ranging from manual entries to a constant struggle in balancing delivery windows with costs. Meanwhile, technologies, like machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, will catalyze a reinvention of the transportation industry and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping above all other modes. What Are the Major LTL Shipping Challenges?

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.

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

Talking Logistics

Integrating a ship-from-store strategy can enhance customer service and serve as an important competitive differentiator. The challenge is determining if and when a ship-from-store strategy makes sense and how to best enable this fulfillment option without impacting store productivity and service. Ship from store has gained traction based on changing shopper expectations and buying trends. How does implementing a ship-from-store strategy impact the supply chain network?

Warehouse and DC News – September 2020

Lucas

$6,000 DC Signing Bonuses Demand for warehouse workers is outpacing supply, leading to fierce competition for labor as we approach the busy holiday shipping season. The post Warehouse and DC News – September 2020 appeared first on Work Execution Software Solutions. To attract the workers they need, companies are beginning to. Keep Reading. News Newsletter

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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.

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. This year’s survey showed the growing importance of labor-related metrics in assessing DC performance. Every year the WERC report lists the top 12 metrics used by DC and warehouse managers and tracks how those rankings change from year to year.

Walmart OTIF Fundamentals

SupplyPike

Walmart OTIF is generally calculated by dividing the total number of Vendor Packs , or cases, that are received at the Distribution Center (DC) within the delivery window by the total number of cases ordered. Prepaid orders are shipped by you.

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Walmart OTIF Metrics

SupplyPike

when you manage the transportation) : Less than Truckload (LTL) Shipping: 70% of all cases delivered are delivered on time Full Truckload Shipping: 87.5% Cases on an order are designated “ Prepaid Late Delivery ” if the cases were delivered to the DC after the MABD window.

Sorting It Out on DC Capacity Planning

Supply Chain Digest

Properly Sizing a DC for Future Shipping Capacity can be Problematic

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Inventory and forecast data from retailers: After your product ships (Part 2)

Alloy

Units on Hand Units on Hand is the number of units of a product that are physically available at a given point along the supply chain, such as a store or retailer DC. It’s a very useful number that can itself signal action needs to be taken, such as if Units on Hand drops to zero, indicating a location is out-of-stock and additional product should be ordered or shipped.

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Beyond Multi-Carrier Shipping Software, a Move to the Cloud

GlobalTranz

Shipping is all about movement. The crux of the situation is that the need to move items faster, more efficiently, and cheaper to keep up with the quickening pace of parcel and consumers’demands for fast and free shipping. Well, this is where more movement, to multi-carrier shipping software, makes sense to shippers’ bottom lines. billion by the end of 2025, according to a study reported by DC Velocity. Moving product off of shelves.

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. Things we use the most are the most easily accessible: All we’re doing here 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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How to Maximize Warehouse Space Utilization Without Expansion

EnVista

Managing inventory in your warehouse or distribution center is one of many challenges you face along the supply chain, and a primary challenge in distribution centers (DC) is limited space. That’s not just in the storage area; it holds true for receiving, shipping and all other process areas.

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The Top 10 Most Common LTL Shipping Mistakes Made by Shippers

GlobalTranz

Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is one of the most efficient ways to move shipments when you cannot justify the cost of a full truckload. Unfortunately, shippers may be losing money on LTL shipping if they do not know how to maximize efficiency and cost-effectiveness in each shipment. According to Joe Lynch , shippers face many challenges and problems in LTL shipping. Take A Look at the Top 10 Most Common LTL Shipping Mistakes Made by Shippers.

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.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for March 28, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Wisconsin Paper Mill gets Second Life, UPS First Revenue Generating Drone, I, DC Robot, Chinese Ship Building

The Better Goal: More Fuel Efficient Trucks or Using Fewer Trucks?

Talking Logistics

The other big opportunity, which despite all the talk over the years remains on the table, is reducing the number of trucks required to ship products by eliminating empty miles and backhauls, developing smarter packaging, optimizing trailer loading, collaborative shipping, and other approaches. Why aren’t more shippers engaged in collaborative shipping? Last Friday, the U.S.

Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy

GlobalTranz

Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy. While some vendors might disagree with plans to implement and inbound shipping strategy to reduce your costs, remember that you must look out for your company first. Metrics and Auditing Prevent Overbilling and Overpayment to Vendors for Shipping Costs. Furthermore, your company must pay the costs of shipping , which may more than the carrier’s charges or double-billed.

Why Omni-Channel Fulfillment is a Workforce Double-Whammy

Talking Logistics

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. While shipping the wrong item for replenishment might lead to an over-stock or out-of-stock, shipping the wrong item to a consumer can cost you that customer.

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Fulfillment: Where Should I Ship From?

ChannelAdvisor

Customer experience — Weigh the two big factors: a) speed to get the item(s) to the customer and b) ability for multi-item orders to ship together. Inventory potential — This is a bit more complicated because it is based on projecting information about the next order for an item as part of the decision-making process for how to ship this item. It also strives to ship multi-item orders together. . Industry Trends fulfillment jason goldberg logistics shipping

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