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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Omnichannel Supply Chain Metrics: What Should Supply Chain Leaders Measure?

GlobalTranz

But, how do supply chain leaders and managers ensure their omnichannel supply chain is working. The answer lies using these omnichannel supply chain metrics to carefully track and improve operations continuously. Anytime an order is incorrectly picked and identified prior to shipping , it should be documented and tracked. Therefore, you should track the percent of the actual use of all segments in the omnichannel supply chain.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Further Amazon Prime, though it comes with a fee, offers “free” shipping. So how do you compete against that Supply Chain machine? And their Shipping Costs continue to far exceed their Shipping Revenue.

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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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Technology’s Ever-increasing Role in Supply Chain Functions

GlobalTranz

However, technology has risen to dramatically alter the execution of supply chain functions. However, this sharing of information would have not been possible without the use of technology across the supply chain. Let’s take a look at what is driving the role of ever-increasing technology in supply chain functions and how the supply chain is adapting to meet these demands. Supply Chain Technology supply chain functions

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s. Shipping approximately 400 million selling units consisting of 700 million manufactured units per year, Carter’s employs about 4,000 employees at its peak. Supply Chain Index.

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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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.

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The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Holiday Readiness Catastrophe!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. From a Supply Chain perspective the pressure was intense. First the Distribution Centre (DC) ran out of storage space. Delays by the planning team in releasing orders to the DC resulted in a mad scramble to get goods to the stores and fill their empty shelves. This was a case for the Supply Chain Detective. On the first day of cutover virtually nothing shipped out of the 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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Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine

SupplyPike

Shortages, extreme demand, and panic buying are causing issues up and down supply chains. Times are tough, so we’ve gathered some guidelines to help your supply chain get back on track, or at least to shore it up during these challenging times.

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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.

COVID-19 Crisis and the New Supply Chain

RFgen

COVID-19 is forcing the supply chain to evolve into a new paradigm to fulfill needs of mass labor shortages, industry shut downs and consumer base living almost entirely at home. In the uncertain times ahead, we will rely on the new supply chain more than ever. Overview.

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. Research supply chain options.

EDI 945: Warehouse Shipping Advice – Explaining EDI

SupplyPike

An EDI 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice serves as a shipment confirmation. The 945 transaction code provides information about quantities shipped against the quantity ordered. Buyers, sellers, and warehouses have better visibility on shipping details. What is an EDI 945 document?

Supply chain’s next victim: gamers — WTT [newsletter]

The Supply Chain Journal

I don’t think demand is calming down this year and even if we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units of the PlayStation 5 next year, our supply wouldn’t be able to catch up with demand.” — Sony Group Corp. Welcome to the WHAT THE TRUCK?!? Newsletter.

A New Decade: Give Science A Chance

Supply Chain Shaman

When I started my business in 2012, I frequently wrote about the future using the moniker of Supply Chain 2020. We had just recovered from a recession, and my goal was to help supply chain leaders create a better supply chain by the end of the decade.

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.”. 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.

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Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

And last month, we witnessed the havoc that winter storm Jonas unleashed along the east coast , dumping more than two feet of snow in Washington, DC, New York City, and other major cities, leading to thousands of flight cancellations and gridlock on the roads. El Niño and Jonas are the latest reminders that weather and other natural events, such as earthquakes, can lead to supply chain disruptions. Robinson freight forwarding supply chain flexibility

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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.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. In order to accelerate the learning, this article has gathered 20+ most sought-after supply chain case studies, analyzed/categorized them by industry and the findings are presented. Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft.

Create a Responsive Supply Chain to Handle Peaks and Lulls!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Responsive Supply Chain article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Dave Joseph at veridian.info. Creating a Responsive Supply Chain in advance of the peak shopping season is a no-brainer.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids

Elementum

How will these emergent technologies affect supply chains? Unmanned Systems in the Supply Chain. In the supply chain space, these flying devices are on the cusp of transforming how companies deliver goods into the hands of customers. German shipping magnate DHL is another major player in the drone development game, having been experimenting with drones since 2013. Logistics supply chain technology droids drones last mile delivery

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.

Augmented Reality (AR) is the Future of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Augmented Reality (AR) is Set to Transform Retail and the Supply Chain! Supply chain improvements over the last 15 years have been incremental at best. The advances we are making in the supply chain powered by Augmented Reality (AR) are going to be wildly disruptive. The supply chain community that leans into AR and gets it right will come out the clear winners for every perspective: simplicity, safety, quality and productivity.

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24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic made it abundantly clear that effective supply chain management is crucial to the success of a business. Globalization is fast becoming a headache for supply chain managers as more companies are diversifying their operations, especially manufacturing companies.

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.

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In my last blog , I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals. How do you optimize your supply chains to be efficient and responsive when you lack unified visibility to them? You don’t have to be a retail supply chain expert. It begins by recognizing that you do not have to be a logistics authority to optimize your supply chain. .

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How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In my last blog , I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals. How do you optimize your supply chains to be efficient and responsive when you lack unified visibility to them? You don’t have to be a retail supply chain expert. It begins by recognizing that you don’t have to be a logistics authority to optimize your supply chain. .

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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.

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?

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Center 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. This was a case for the Supply Chain Detective™. To complicate matters further there was no real understanding of space implications for storage and materials movement through our Supply Chain. Subscribe Here!

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. ” ( Gartner Predictions For The Future Of Supply Chain Operations in 2018) I’ve never heard anyone fret about the job killing potential of conveyors, sorters, or AS/RS systems. And I doubt that robots will have dire effects on DC employment in the next five years.

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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. We are pleased to add value to the Toys“R”Us supply chain through the development of a scalable, flexible and dynamic solution,” said John Ferguson, president, SCI Logistics.

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. Supply Chain

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Creating a Responsive Supply Chain to Handle Peaks & Lulls

Veridian Solutions

Creating a responsive supply chain in advance of the peak shopping season is a no-brainer. A responsive supply chain offers greater flexibility with labor management , streamlines warehouse operations, reduces dock constraints, and much more. Managing the balance between peaks and lulls is essential, and supply chain leaders are starting to focus more on building responsive, proactive strategies well in advance of the peak holiday shopping season.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids

Elementum

How will these emergent technologies affect supply chains? Unmanned Systems in the Supply Chain. In the supply chain space, these flying devices are on the cusp of transforming how companies deliver goods into the hands of customers. German shipping magnate DHL is another major player in the drone development game, having been experimenting with drones since 2013. Logistics supply chain technology droids drones last mile delivery