Distribution Outlook: 2018

Supply Chain Link

As consumers continue to shop in 2018, shippers are considering new solutions within distribution to quickly reach their customers. Warehouses today have doubled in size compared to 2002; however, even with larger distribution centers (DCs), the distribution market.

How Slotting Optimization Technology Fosters Strategic Improvement for Distribution Centers


Today, warehouse managers face an endless battle with a growing number of products and limited storage capacity, and among distribution center managers, the challenge of warehouse slotting is even more difficult. Put Strategy First in Your Distribution Center Today.

Distribution Logistics


Distribution logistics includes a wide range of activities. These all focus on achieving efficient distribution and movement of finished products. Distribution logistics helps businesses redesign their customer service organization and its processes.

The shape of a supply chain distribution network

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Iman Niroomand Today, I’d like to discuss distribution networks shapes. A distribution network is a channel that a company uses to get its products from the manufacturer to the end customer. Among these factors, response time gets higher weight in establishing the distribution shape.

Warehouse & Distribution Center Management: 5 Tips for Success


Today, Carl writes about his 5 tips for success Warehouse and Distribution center management. In order to maintain a successful distribution center in this business environment, you have to run an efficient operation in which you are constantly moving product and satisfying your customers. Many logistics experts assert that warehouses and distribution centers are virtually the same operation, but experts like Cliff Holste at Supply Chain Digest insist that they are not.

The Mind-Boggling Complexities of Food Distribution (Why Optimization is Critical)

Talking Logistics

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of buzz and discussion about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, everything from the impact to competing grocery retailers and prices to the accelerated evolution of omni-channel distribution. Craig McGuirk, distribution manager of The Kroger Co.’s

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The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand


Many of the following distribution center metrics to track closely mirror those found within transportation and manufacturing, but this listing will focus on those involved in distribution centers. What Distribution Center Metrics Need Tracking?

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics. Digitalization is transforming every aspect of business across all industries, particularly impacting the distribution and logistics industries.

Pool Distribution: The Speed of Parcel at the Cost of LTL/Truckload

Talking Logistics

It’s our own version of pool distribution, a replenishment and fulfillment model that, although it has been around for some time, is in the spotlight again for many retailers and other distribution-centric companies. Why the renewed interest in pool distribution today? “If

Pharmaceutical Distribution Shuffle

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

The post Pharmaceutical Distribution Shuffle appeared first on Tompkins International. Blog Distribution insourcing Manufacturing Outsourcing Pharma Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical & HealthcareAs the number of mergers, acquisitions, division exchanges, and general realignment of pharmaceutical focus continues to evolve globally, who is managing the supply chain integration?

Streamlining Cross-Border Distribution into Mexico for Pilot Pen

Ryder Exchange

Canada and Mexico, opportunities have never been better for retailers to streamline their cross-border distribution strategies. Consumer Goods Cross Docking Supply Chain Transportation Management Warehousing & Distribution Management Cross-Border Operation

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5 Common Mistakes in Fulfillment Center & Distribution Center Design

The Network Effect

In the same way, management of Distribution and Fulfillment Centers design can be considered both an art and a science. Five Common Mistakes in Fulfillment and Distribution Center Design. Supply Chain Management DC design distribution center material handling warehouse

The Future of the Distribution System: The New Distribution System: Part 3 of 3


In part 3 of the 3-part series, Jake discusses the New Distribution System and where the industry is headed. The New Distribution System. Drivers of New Distribution Technologies. Three factors are driving the adoption of new distribution technologies. Distribution

Analytics in Distribution and Manufacturing Taking Center Stage


Part of this drive toward more interest in analytics in distribution and manufacturing comes from the ability of analytics to reduce inefficiencies dramatically and increase productivity in both physical and virtual sales environments. Furthermore, analytics are becoming more widely available through the cloud, and manufacturers and distributors of any size can reap significant benefits from implementing analytics in their operation, explains Eric Smith of Modern Distribution Management.

Combined Distribution Network (CDN)

The Logistics of Logistics

What is Combined Distribution Network (CDN) and Can a Company Gain Cost Savings by Implementing CDN. The concept of a combined distribution network (CDN) is fairly easy to comprehend. The goal of combined distribution network (CDN) is increased efficiency and effectiveness. Collaborating with Combined Distribution Network (CDN). Additional reading on Combined Distribution Network (CDN). A combined distribution network could help improve efficiency.

Best Practices to Get More Throughput and Capacity Out of Your Distribution Centers


Increased demand on your distribution centers from improved e-commerce sales, changing seasons, or other shopping patterns can limit your throughput. While expanding capacity with new construction is certainly one solution, other ways exist to get more throughput and capacity in distribution centers without major overhauls to existing operations. Small improvements can have significant impacts on your distribution center. Distribution Supply Chain

Compartmentalized Trucks Cut the Cost of Grocery Distribution

Supply Chain @ MIT

Groceries need to be stored and transported at different temperatures depending on the nature of each product – so why not rationalize the distribution of these items by accommodating different temperature zones in the same truck?

24 Ways to Get More Thruput and Capacity Out of Your Distribution Centers


Demand on distribution centers and warehouses are greater than ever, and promises of more reshoring around the country indicate the strain will only grow tighter. of Distribution Center Management. Overhead space can be used more efficiently than adding to the floor space of your distribution centers. Re-Slot Distribution Centers. Workers in distribution centers or warehouses interact with one another and your technology daily. Distribution

Distributed order management for the communications sector

The Network Effect

In our first post , we explained that the purpose of a distributed order management (DOM) system is to intelligently broker orders across the various systems and processes utilized by the multiple parties involved in replenishing an order. jkr1812/Flickr.

The Right Distribution Network

Logistics Bureau

Is your distribution network structure appropriate for your business? In this video, I’m going to share some tips with you on things to look for in your own distribution network to make sure it’s efficient and you’re not paying too much for your outbound supply chain.

The Evolution of Retail Distribution


E-Commerce sales are fast outpacing traditional brick and mortar sales and the impact on logistics is significant due to changes in physical distribution networks, including massive e-fulfillment centers, sortation hubs, parcel hubs, and urban fulfillment centers for quicker order fulfillment.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

The 21st Century Supply Chain

A demanding distribution network comprised of producers, distributors and retailers. However, when the company realized that inventory management is a costly activity, it approached Pampers manufacturer Procter & Gamble (P&G) to manage inventory at P&G’s distribution centers.

How to Handle China in Your Distribution Network

The Network Effect

Reconsidering the conventional view can unlock new potential By Jim Serstad Managing Director, Asia, Tompkins International It is common to treat China as an independent network in distribution network design. The post How to Handle China in Your Distribution Network appeared first on The Network Effect. Supply Chain Management The Network Effect Asia China distribution globalization logistics network supply chain

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North America’s Top Distribution Hubs

Supply Chain Link

As speed and demand to market continue to play a role in distribution decisions, many shippers are evaluating which distribution locations would be ideal. Distribution Supply Chain 3pl Global Urban Hubs Warehousing

The Impact of Mobile Commerce on Distribution Companies


Distribution companies are going to have some of the biggest impacts from mobile commerce. According to Clean Link , avoiding necessary updates within a given distribution system may result in information bottlenecks and lead to problems for the end-user. Also, updates are starting to become routine and frequent, so avoiding even a few updates could cause problems in your distribution network. Distribution E-Commerce Logistics

FMCG Distribution: Route Planning & IKEA Shopping Chaos

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

This is what many FMCG companies suffer in their distribution route planning in Romania every single day. Ok, I know I should not have gone there. It was Sunday and well before the live Premier League football on the TV.

The Future of the Distribution System: The Current State: Part 1 of 3


In part 1 of the 3-part series, Jake discusses the current state and potential issues that arise with your current distribution system. Between these segments is the distribution system. In some industries the producers have taken over the distribution of their products.

Drones in Distribution: Thinking Inside the Box

Logistics Bureau

I’d be a little surprised if you haven’t yet heard about retail giant, Amazon and its plans for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as drones, in distribution. So is there really a place for drones in distribution? What Do You Think About Drones in Distribution?

Advantages and Pitfalls of Push and Pull Strategies in Distribution Networks

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Supply chains are planned based on when a product is produced, delivered to distribution centers and made available at retail stores. There are pros and cons to using push vs. pull strategies within your distribution network.

Chicago: The Central Distribution Hub

Supply Chain Link

Distribution Intermodal Supply Chain Transportation Air Freight Cross-Border Urban Hubs WarehousingHome to more than just the Bears, deep dish pizza, and historic route 66, Chicago offers its residents and businesses a diverse environment.

Modernizing Fulfillment Centers: Why Fulfillment & Distribution Centers Must Correspond With E-Commerce & Supply Chain Technology


On average, e-commerce sales are growing five-times faster than brick-and-mortar retail, but today’s fulfillment distribution centers face significant growing pains. Bring Your Fulfillment and Distribution Centers into the World of Modern Warehousing With an Expert in Supply Chain Technology.

Designing with Care: Four Factors of Humanitarian Relief Distribution


From a … The post Designing with Care: Four Factors of Humanitarian Relief Distribution appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Supply Chain Operations Uncategorized Chainalytics Distribution Optimization Humanitarian Relief Sean Delaney Warehouse Operations

7 Distribution Technology Trends Worth Discussing

C3 Solutions

In this blog, Adam outlines 7 distribution technology trends and how they will impact future operations. SaaS supply chain systems internet of things IoT logistics distribution supply chain technology This is a guest blog from our Adam Robinson at Cerasis.

What are the benefits of distributed order management for retailers?

The Network Effect

A cloud- based distributed order management system solves this problem by accessing inventory availability across multiple inventory locations modeled in the system i.e. other stores, alternate DCs, or even inventory on order or in transit to the retailer. Thomas Hawk/Flickr.