Route Planning for Logistics and Distribution!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Route planning is essential for logistics and distribution companies as it allows them to provide a more efficient delivery service. In order to ascertain the optimum route for multiple deliveries, many logistics and distribution companies use the latest in route planning software.

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What is the Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain? Then you have to manufacture, transport and distribute it. A limited number of vaccines will end up getting approved for global distribution. Distribution Challenges. The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain.

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7 Distribution Technology Trends Worth Discussing

Cerasis

Modern distribution technology has significantly changed how suppliers get their products to end-users, and consumers are driving changes in how Distributors use technology to better their business processes. As a result, you need to understand what distribution technology trends, as explained by Advantage Business Media and Lindsay Konzak of Modern Distribution Management , are being seen in today's distribution network and how they will impact future operations.

The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand

Cerasis

Additionally, the use of metrics fosters positive relationships with coworkers and adherence to rulesets and best practices for the respective third-party logistics provider (3PL). 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?

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

Cerasis

Today we will talk about the flow of strategy as pertains to inventory flow and driving warehouse efficiency. Staying Strategic in the Warehouse with Better Inventory Flow. Throughout the entire order fulfillment process, companies have a duty to ensure optimum warehouse efficiency by appropriately controlling inventory flow. Warehouses should also consider implementing these best practices to ensure effective warehouse management and maintain control and flow of inventory.

Warehouse & Distribution Center Management: 5 Tips for Success

Cerasis

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. To keep afloat, it is important to maintain stable business relationships by providing reliable logistics and product delivery while keeping your costs down. Manage Inventory.

Travel Time Is Key to Lowering Labor Costs in Your Distribution Center

Cerasis

Travel time in the warehouse represents one of the biggest costs in modern distribution centers. Like transportation management for shipped product, effective labor management and lean processes in the warehouse are key to lowering labor costs in your distribution center. As explained by Logistics Viewpoints , the travel distance and prescribed path of pickers depends on the type of material handling equipment used. Distribution

Drone-Powered Digital Inventory

PINC

Even though 90% of inventory is stationary in the supply chain, according to industry experts, inventory accuracy at distribution centers, warehouses, and plants ranges from 89% to 99% *. That’s because most of the inventory management process is still a manual activity. innovation inventory robotics Logistics Viewpoints warehouse drones

How Slotting Optimization Technology Fosters Strategic Improvement for Distribution Centers

Cerasis

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. So, distribution center managers who leverage strategic slotting optimization technology could cut picking costs by up to 50 percent. The revenue of a given distribution center is directly related to its carrying costs. Distribution Supply Chain Technology

Analytics in Distribution and Manufacturing Taking Center Stage

Cerasis

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.

The Impact of Mobile Commerce on Distribution Companies

Cerasis

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. Inventory Management Is More Data-Based. Distribution E-Commerce Logistics

Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory

Cerasis

What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. Lean supply chain and inventory management enable Small Medium Businesses (SMB) to improve efficiency and increase profits. What is Lean Inventory Management? Flow: Understand how inventory flows in your warehouse and apply Lean principle: 5S to clear any obstacles that do not add up.

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Discovering the Power of Distributed Logistics

Supply Chain Network

The future of fulfillment is fast approaching and it’s now all about mastering something called Distributed Logistics! What is Distributed Logistics? Interesting you say, but why would anyone want to move to a Distributed Logistics network? Probably the most compelling reasons are that simply put, positioning the right inventories close to customers saves on costs and improves service. Benefits and Value of Distributed Logistics.

How to run a successful distribution business in Indonesia

Vinculum

Distribution can be categorized into few of the most essential businesses in Indonesia that conduct activities such as wholesale, import, export, and retail in the entire process. Elements such as transportation, packaging, and delivery are included in the procedure of distribution.

Inventory Management

LeanCor

Inventory management, network infrastructure, and labor deployment are all critical components necessary to meet this intense customer demand. Inventory Management Strategy. If we’re going to get inventory into consumer hands the same day they place the order, the inventory has to be 1) available and 2) less than 8 hours away. This requires us to push the boundaries of current inventory management practices, or hold lots of inventory network-wide.

The shape of a supply chain distribution network

Kinaxis

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. The shape of this distribution network could vary from a small and simple size network to very complicated networks such as power grid network. Among these factors, response time gets higher weight in establishing the distribution shape.

6 Tips for Improving Warehouse and Distribution Center Efficiency

Supply Chain Game Changer

Things can always be faster when you work in a warehouse or distribution center. Major players like Amazon and Walmart have distribution centers all over the world, pumping out packages at lightning speed. If you want to keep your customers satisfied, you need to keep things moving in your warehouse or distribution center. Go over your inventory and rate your products based on how often your employees need to retrieve them. Use Inventory Management Software.

The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”

Talking Logistics

Note: The following is an excerpt from “ Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: 5 Key Insights to Improve Inventory Performance for 2019 ,” based on research conducted by Adelante SCM and LEGACY Supply Chain Services with input from nearly 100 supply chain professionals from retail, manufacturing, and logistics service providers companies in the United States and Canada. And it begins with improving their inventory accuracy. The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”.

Inventory Management Beyond the Mystery (Ebook)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Inventory is everywhere you look. Everyone and every company has inventory of some kind or another. In your cupboards and closets, attics and basements at home you have an inventory of goods. Inventory makes the world go around. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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The Future of Distribution and Fulfillment – What We Know, and What We Will Find Out

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group, in partnership with DC Velocity magazine, has just launched an online survey of logistics practitioners to evaluate the future direction of today’s distribution facilities, technologies, and practices. Inventory Management Material Handling Omni-channel logistics Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Optimization Warehouse Automation Warehouse Management Systems Warehousing distribution network fulfillment warehouse automation warehouse facility WMS

11 Inventory Management Best Practices

Supply Chain Game Changer

Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Inventory Management Best Practices article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Dave Joseph at veridian.info. Supply chain leaders are continuously looking for ways to improve inventory management, and the role of technology in the supply chain offers significant advantages. Use ABC Analysis to Categorize Your Inventory. Recognize the Relationship Between Sales and Inventory.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. Colin: How do inventory optimization (IO) and multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) enable manufacturers to operate more efficiently? IO uses powerful analytics to generate the right inventories to meet demand, address demand volatility, and achieve targeted service levels.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. Colin: How do inventory optimization (IO) and multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) enable manufacturers to operate more efficiently? IO uses powerful analytics to generate the right inventories to meet demand, address demand volatility, and achieve targeted service levels.

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 So what you’re getting with pool distribution is the speed of parcel but at the cost structure of LTL/truckload.”.

Can logistics providers offer replenishment planning and distribution services to their clients?

The Network Effect

Focusing on a single view of the consumer for all members of the extended supply chain requires an approach that includes retailers, manufacturers, and logistics providers all connected across a multiparty execution backbone that orchestrates a coordinated response to the end-consumer’s demand signal. Logistics providers are in a unique position to be the key enabler of this multiparty execution backbone. Logistics logistics replenishementTruckPR/Flickr.

How Megacity Distribution Models are Changing Urban Logistics

TMC

How Megacity Distribution Models Are Changing Urban Logistics.Connect. But they also present some difficult logistics challenges, such as inadequate, traffic-clogged road systems. In Mexico City, for example, some 60% of the city’s nanostores maintain only one to two days of inventory. The MIT Megacity Logistics Lab is working with companies to use these analyses to improve the efficiency of urban delivery networks.

Retail Distribution Center Automation: 6 Factors to Consider

C3 Solutions

We’re breaking down 6 automation technologies to drive up your distribution center efficiency. Distribution Centre Automation. Those DCs operate with 33 percent less inventory than conventional retailers and work towards a standard of orders being picked and packed within two hours of the customer clicking the 'buy now' button. [3]. 4] And with distribution centres popping up like mushrooms, as Amazon's burgeoning network demonstrates, competition for workers is intense.

Brexit and the Global Distribution Landscape

Veridian Solutions

The fears of how the global distribution landscape would change following Brexit were founded on the uncertainty that the referendum created. What’s the Risk of Brexit in the Global Distribution Landscape? As reported by Natasha Bernal of Wired : “The supply chain is resilient and capable of coping with demand,” says Andrew Potter, a professor at the University of Cardiff who specializes in logistics and transport. Distribution Global Distribution Landscape

What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What’s The Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management? What is the difference between Logistics and Distribution? Without consulting a dictionary both Logistics and Distribution suggest imagery involving the movement of goods. Let’s start by considering the common definitions that are used for each of Logistics and Distribution. Logistics. Distribution. Comparing Logistics and Distribution.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? Inventory Optimization is defined as a method of balancing the manufacturers’ capital investment constraints and goals along with the defined service-level goals over a large assortment of stock-keeping units (SKUs) while considering all demand and supply volatility situations. It includes the practice of having the right levels of inventory to meet your target service levels while keeping a minimum amount of capital locked for inventory.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? Inventory Optimization is defined as a method of balancing the manufacturers’ capital investment constraints and goals along with the defined service-level goals over a large assortment of stock-keeping units (SKUs) while considering all demand and supply volatility situations. It includes the practice of having the right levels of inventory to meet your target service levels while keeping a minimum amount of capital locked for inventory.

Talking Logistics: PINC and project44 Partnership Commentary

PINC

Here’s more from the press release: Distribution centers, warehouses, and manufacturing plants are looking to improve gate velocity, optimize driver turnaround times, and reduce costs while becoming Shippers-of-Choice. Source: Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 28, 2020).

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Centre Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The last thing we needed was a Distribution Centre disaster. Products were arriving at our Distribution Centres from all over the world at an unprecedented rate so that we could in turn send them out to the Retail stores over the next few months. As I sat there my Distribution Centre leader called me. We had a real Distribution Centre disaster on our hands. When asked however the Supply Chain Inventory Planning team was confident that we had enough space.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturers are Focusing on Direct-to-Patient Distribution

DynaSys

This is just one link in a long chain of organizations involved in the distribution process which also includes pharmacies and pharmacy benefits managers (PBM). The industry is investigating alternative distribution models in order to take greater control in the distribution process. The Direct-to-Patient (DtP) distribution model has had a tremendous impact on patient care. The increased efficiencies of DtP distribution process have improved patient satisfaction.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

BlueYonder

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). 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.