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26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

The world of logistics is increasingly driven by technology , with artificial intelligence, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation among the biggest logistics trends today. That said, there are many factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse.

The Indispensable Role of WMS in Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Reverse logistics is filled with risk, and the rate of reverse logistics in e-commerce is higher than any other channel, reports Business2Community. Using a WMS in reverse logistics can help meet this rise in demand and increase customer satisfaction. Download White Paper.

Logistics Industry Responds to Rise and Rise of e-Commerce

BluJay Solutions

Logistics services providers are adapting too. In Warehousing, process adjustments are increasingly influenced by e-commerce and the need for flexibility to fulfill customer demand for choice in terms of product and delivery timescale and location.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

Spotlight on: 7 Key Warehouse Processes

Logistics Bureau

This article, written by Mal Walker , Manager at Logistics Bureau, was first published in the January / February 2018 issue of MHD Supply Chain Solutions. The 7 Key Warehouse Processes. Are all warehouses the same? Yes, warehouses are the same in 7 key aspects. Even third-party logistics companies do things differently. The act of handling products into a warehouse and onto a system. This is one of the most common questions asked by warehouse managers.

The Indispensable Role of WMS in Reverse Logistics

Veridian Solutions

Reverse logistics is filled with risk, and the rate of reverse logistics in e-commerce is higher than any other channel, reports Business2Community. Among e-commerce sales, up to 30 percent will be returned to the shipper, which reflects a huge demand for effective returns management and reverse-logistics process standardization. Using a WMS in reverse logistics can help meet this rise in demand and increase customer satisfaction. Download WhitePaper.

The Smart Logistics Network of the Future: Blockchain in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

Penske Logistics sees potential benefits for its customers operating in the manufacturing, food and beverage sectors, as well as other industries. Learn more about good uses for Blockchain and download JDA’s POV on Blockchain. The numbers speak volumes!

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Kewill Named a Top 100 Logistics IT Provider for Eighth Consecutive Year

BluJay Solutions

Inbound Logistics recognizes Kewill’s innovative transportation and compliance solutions. April 19, 2016 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – Kewill , a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, has been selected as an Inbound Logistics Top 100 Logistics IT Provider for the eighth consecutive year. To view the full Top 100 Logistics Providers List visit: [link]. About Inbound Logistics. Download the PDF version.

Retailers Raise Stakes for Black Friday – Will the Last Mile Prove the Real Gamble?

BluJay Solutions

via a local store) and that documentation is clear and user-friendly. . Next steps: Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight.

Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?

Freightos

The overall impact of mobile has been well documented in the press. Inventory management and replenishment as well as reverse logistics can now be managed by mobile as well as payments. In 2013, UPS became the first logistics provider to offer 3D printing services at select UPS Stores.

Digital Freight in 2019: The Next Chapter

Freightos

Download Now (Free). A marked increase in logistics tech startups (and funding), introduced new tools, more noise, and external innovation that was sufficient to push for a very real change. Freight Insights General Logistics Technology

Amazon Gets Serious About China with Supply Chain Investment

BluJay Solutions

Under the new agreement, Amazon will build a major presence in the Shanghai FTZ which will incorporate a logistics center and the extensive warehousing that will be required if it is to replicate the mega regional distribution center model it has implemented to such great success in the U.S.

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Holiday Sales Lead to Further Omni-Channel Growth. But can the Supply Chain Keep Pace?

BluJay Solutions

2011 saw a well-documented series of fulfillment issues from U.S. Download our eBook - Omni-Channel Retail – Top 3 Logistics Challenges - to read our hints and tips on avoiding the logistics nightmares we will no doubt begin to read about shortly. Next steps: Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight. Download our eBook - Omni-Channel Retail – Top 3 Logistics Challenges.

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Top Logistics Terminology

3PL Insights

There’s a lot of terminology thrown around in the warehouse and beyond—in transportation, fulfillment, value added, and other logistics services. It’s recommended to study these terms to make day-to-day life in the logistics industry a little easier. Download the pdf here.

Pharma companies will increasingly take cues from retail and consumer goods….why?

The Network Effect

Thus, using retail and consumer goods as a guide, we can expect that companies will tailor the mode of transportation, warehousing and depth of distribution in each country for different pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

Freightos

It should come as no surprise that we are running out the clock until Amazon competes with more aspects of the logistics industry. They’re licensed to be an ocean freight forwarder, and they’ve bought some aircraft and an airport; and of course they are a huge warehousing player.

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management

Cerasis

The most recent report on adoption rates of TMS is from 2015, with only 35 percent of shippers actively using a TMS, asserts Bridget McCrea of Logistics Management. Download Here. The Solution: Use Technologies That Adapt to Freight Management Needs As explained by Zipline Logistics , technologies used to improve full truckload freight shipping management must center on advanced, intuitive technologies.

The Importance of Syncing WMS Development and Production Environments

Veridian Solutions

Warehouse Managers need to understand a few things about the importance of syncing WMS environments and how to prevent issues from arising when systems are not in alignment. Even warehouses that outsource logistics can have an adverse effect on other companies. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Download WhitePaper. Develop and document change management processes to prevent syncing issues at a later time.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

In addition to streamlining your ocean shipments, Kewill Global Forwarding can also help companies: Lower costs by automating processes and reporting/documentation capabilities. Download the American Shipper survey, “ Weighing on an Industry – Shipper, NVO and Carrier Perspectives on VGM ”. Learn how Kewill’s cloud-based solutions can help you improve your transportation management , customs management , warehouse management , and visibility and collaboration.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

In addition to streamlining your ocean shipments, Kewill Global Forwarding can also help companies: Lower costs by automating processes and reporting/documentation capabilities. Download the American Shipper survey, “ Weighing on an Industry – Shipper, NVO and Carrier Perspectives on VGM ”. Learn how Kewill’s cloud-based solutions can help you improve your transportation management , customs management , warehouse management , and visibility and collaboration.

6 Tips on Becoming a Shipping Coordinator

Cerasis

Documentation As a shipping coordinator, you will need to keep many different types of documentation on file. Being able to identify which document you need at what time and keeping good records are part of this job. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

What Makes an Effective OS&D Strategy?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

One of the most popular downloads from the C.H. Maybe the product will be dropped at a local warehouse to be restacked, reworked, and redelivered. Ability to flexibly adapt logistics capabilities to unique exceptions. Accurate documentation and data to drive future avoidance.

15 Million DC Devices Are On A Fast Path To Obsolescence

Lucas

To see a sample of devices that are affected, download our Windows Sunset Application Brief.). Windows Sunset is a big deal for every manufacturer, logistics provider, and DC using Windows-based RF, voice and vehicle mount devices. Download the Application Brief Here.

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15 Million DC Devices Are On A Fast Path To Obsolescence

Lucas

To see a sample of devices that are affected, download our Windows Sunset Application Brief.). Windows Sunset is a big deal for every manufacturer, logistics provider, and DC using Windows-based RF, voice and vehicle mount devices. Download the Application Brief Here.

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15 Million DC Devices Are On A Fast Path To Obsolescence

Lucas

To see a sample of devices that are affected, download our Windows Sunset Application Brief.). Windows Sunset is a big deal for every manufacturer, logistics provider, and DC using Windows-based RF, voice and vehicle mount devices. Download the Application Brief Here.

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Compliance in Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Through Integration

Veridian Solutions

Warehouse Managers need to understand its key challenges and why integration is key in ensuring compliance. Download WhitePaper. The comparisons are immeasurable, so Warehouse Managers must bring systems into alignment and gain real-time asset monitoring of products. Begin the research and development of a blockchain-based supply chain solution, explains Material Handling and Logistics.

Kewill Introduces SOLAS-Compliant Freight Forwarding Solution by Integrating INTTRA eVGM Service

BluJay Solutions

Lean on technology, whether via the booking portals or systems offered by logistics providers, to help the submission process.”. Lower costs by automating processes and reporting/documentation capabilities. A worldwide leader in logistics software, Kewill empowers organizations to efficiently MOVE goods and information across the global supply chain. Download the PDF version. Companies team up to deliver real-time digital transmission of VGM data to carriers.

Better Spare Parts and Supply Chain Management via 3D Printing

Logistics Bureau

This is a form of supply that takes traditional warehousing and demand planning out of the equation. Opportunity Level 1 – Tactical and Logistical. In this sense, it is like traditional printers that print electronic documents onto paper. There is then no need to store physical objects in a physical warehouse. The ideas above already offer logistical cost reductions and faster time to availability. Supply chain management is a constant juggling act.

Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Benefits of ACE

BluJay Solutions

The Simplified Entry pilot scheme already in place for air cargo was recently extended to ocean and rail cargo, with supporting documentation for all modes now permitted to be submitted electronically via EDI or email. Next steps: Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight. Download our eBook – 5 Commandments of Moving Goods Across Borders.

The Challenges & Steps in Procuring a Full Truckload as a Shipper

Cerasis

What about payment processing and documentation? Fortunately, shippers can take advantage of the benefits of full truckload by understanding what’s involved with self-procurement or working with a broker or third-party logistics provider (3PL). Download Whitepaper. In addition, the amount of work involved in scheduling full truckload is extensive, but a 3PL can manage the entire process, explains Zip Line Logistics.

Kewill Introduces SOLAS-Compliant Freight Forwarding Solution by Integrating INTTRA eVGM Service

BluJay Solutions

Lean on technology, whether via the booking portals or systems offered by logistics providers, to help the submission process.”. Lower costs by automating processes and reporting/documentation capabilities. A worldwide leader in logistics software, Kewill empowers organizations to efficiently MOVE goods and information across the global supply chain. Download the PDF version. Companies team up to deliver real-time digital transmission of VGM data to carriers.

Countdown to ACE. What do U.S. Customs changes mean for customs brokers and the supply chain as a whole?

BluJay Solutions

Because the Customs broker responsible for filing the necessary documentation is ultimately responsible for its accuracy, and for hassle such as delays that may result from inaccuracies. Download our eBook – 5 Commandments of Moving Goods Across Borders.

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How to Mitigate Risk of Full Truckload Shipping: Freight/Cargo Insurance!

Cerasis

As explained by Lisa Terry via Inbound Logistics , transportation liability grew more complex with economic growth and an increasing number of contracted drivers and carriers. Download Here. For example, Cerasis Cargo Insurance insures freight from “warehouse to warehouse,” covering transitions between carriers, if applicable. Retain cargo insurance documentation to streamline claims’ processes when needed.

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12 Supply Chain Basics Your Company Must Get Right

Logistics Bureau

To make it easier to for you to evaluate your supply chain essentials, this post is complemented by a 70-point checklist , which you can download in just a few moments and run through with your management colleagues. Inventory Management in the Warehouse. Warehouse Layout.

The Importance of Change Management to a Successful Transportation Management Outsource

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As my career progressed, I focused on working with customers who chose to outsource their logistics. As a neutral third party, your provider can sort through the discrepancies, document the actual processes, and draw upon experience to present opportunities for improvement.