Distribution Logistics

LeanCor

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. Another area of expertise in distribution logistics is warehouse management. This includes outbound distribution management centers, inbound warehouses and cross docking.

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.

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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?

Distribution Center Robots: How Robots Continue to Power the Distribution Center

Cerasis

Spurred by the record-breaking growth of e-commerce and rising labor costs, robots can have a very positive impact in distribution centers when implemented correctly. As explained by Clint Raiser of Logistics Viewpoints , e-commerce retail sales have grown at 15% annually, doubling in size since 2012. Why Do Companies Fear Distribution Center Robots and Their Implementation? Anyone who has worked in a distribution center knows that exceptions arise constantly.

Conquering COVID-19: An Assault Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain Distribution

Distributing COVID-19 vaccines will require the involvement of governments, NGO's logistics companies and other stakeholders. Written by the Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society in collaboration with IDC, with input from other organisations, this blueprint looks at the factors and issues that will need to be addressed from a supply chain perspective and the Vaccine Distribution Ecosystem (VDE) required to do so.

Beyond Digital: The Physical Transformation of Supply Chain Distribution Networks

Talking Logistics

While digital transformation has been getting the lion’s share of attention from analysts and technology companies, you cannot overlook the importance of physical transformation — that is, the importance of recognizing that your supply chain and distribution networks, which were.

Unique Distribution Challenges of COVID-19 Vaccine Call for Unique Monitoring Approach

Roambee

Distributing the COVID-19 vaccine will be unlike previous vaccine distribution efforts due to its scale and urgency.

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

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

How to outsource logistics operations to a 3PL

West Coast and California Logistics

No matter what your company sells, you’re in the logistics business. From receiving and storage of your products to getting them out to customers, there are many logistics operations that your business handles or oversees daily.

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Streamline Packaging by Integrating with Product Distribution

Kane is Able

Supply Chain Challenges 3PL Outsourcing Reduce logistics costsSpecific consumer products all look pretty much the same as they roll off the manufacturing line.

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. Distribution E-Commerce Logistics

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? The next great reason for switching over to a Distributed Logistics network is that the introduction and their use of forward pick and deliver locations also reduces both lead time as well as overall delivery costs.

20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read

Cerasis

If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people.

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.

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.

How Is Logistics Technology Affecting Warehousing and Distribution?

Cerasis

Logistics technologies are making a major impact on the productivity and competitiveness of warehousing and distribution companies. The post How Is Logistics Technology Affecting Warehousing and Distribution? Distribution Logistics Technology Warehouse Warehousing and DistributionTechnology exists to make life easier. It also provides a potentially huge competitive advantage for companies that make the right investments.

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.”.

E-Commerce Distribution: 10 Things Every Distributor Should Know About E-Commerce

Cerasis

There is more information in e-commerce distribution than you could possibly realize, and the potential for growth of your business is exponential. Fortunately, you can improve your chances of success by understanding the top 10 things or best practices, report s Leslie Hansen Harps of Inbound Logistics , every distributor should know about e-commerce. Mobile E-Commerce Distribution Is Real. Mobile e-commerce distribution is not simply an ideal; it is a fact.

8 Tips for Efficient Omnichannel Distribution

Kane is Able

As the percent of online sales grow and as the line between web and traditional retail store fulfillment blurs, E-retailers and brands need to assess their fulfillment capabilities and those of their 3PL omnichannel distribution partners. Supply Chain Challenges Consumer Goods Logistics

Pharma at the Forefront: How Vaccine Distribution Challenges Are Accelerating ‘The Cognitive Supply Chain’

Logistics Viewpoints

As researchers around the world race to develop a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, pharma companies also face another daunting challenge: how to distribute hundreds of millions of highly sensitive vaccine doses, quickly and accurately, across the country and the world.

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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The Three Stages of Distribution Center Optimization

CHAINalytics

By Richard Koch | Associate Director, Logistics Growth is good for a business but can severely strain any distribution center (DC) that can quickly become outmoded. The post The Three Stages of Distribution Center Optimization appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Service Supply Chain Supply Chain Design Supply Chain Operations DC Distribution Center Optimization Richard Koch SCOPs Supply Chain

A Strategic Approach to Outsourcing European Distribution

Logistics Viewpoints

I spoke to Tom Doherty, Senior Director Global Supply Chain at Welch Allyn, about the process they used to select a third party logistics (3PL) partner for European distribution. EU Logistics Outsourcing Logistics Service Providers Pharma & Life Sciences Supply Chain Network Design Welch Allyn, a private company headquartered in Skaneateles Falls New York in the USA, is a leading global manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment. The company has […].

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.

Mid-Tier Suppliers Voice Retail Distribution Frustrations

Kane is Able

Among small and mid-sized suppliers to grocery chains and mass retailers, few would argue that big retailers are the power brokers in the retail distribution supply chain. One response encapsulates the sentiment of many of the 100 logistics professionals surveyed: Supply Chain Challenges Collaborative Distribution

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. 4] And with distribution centres popping up like mushrooms, as Amazon's burgeoning network demonstrates, competition for workers is intense. Distribution Centre Automation. Canadian discount retailer Giant Tiger has recently adopted large-scale automation made by Symbotic in a new distribution centre.

How to Prepare for the Future of Retail Logistics

Tecsys

Now is the time to prepare because the future of retail logistics is already here and it’s digital. The post How to Prepare for the Future of Retail Logistics appeared first on Tecsys.

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

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. Companies can address some of these challenges by using data they already collect, coupled with distribution network modeling techniques to improve the planning and execution of urban delivery services. Technology Transportation Management Distribution Model Logistics Megacity

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. distribution #logistics #warehouse #productivity #lean #supplychainmanagement. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

10 Primary Challenges in Managing Final Mile Distribution

Cerasis

In order to keep the trust of everyone involved, the final mile distribution must be on point. Plenty of logistics challenges may arise, and shippers need to know.read More. The post 10 Primary Challenges in Managing Final Mile Distribution appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Distribution Final Mile final mile distributionWhen delivering goods, trust between shipper, customer, and driver is crucial.

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.

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. The Distribution Centre management team was equally confident. Distribution Centre Disaster in Conclusion.