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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.

Real-World Scenario: Best Practices for Warehouse Contracts: Part One

Cerasis

When it comes to the logistics industry, whether it's transportation management contracts or warehouse contracts, there are a million moving parts, and as many questions. In the below is a real world example of a consultant coming to a third party logistics company with the goal of choosing a warehouse and 3pl provider. each) and the rest 40% spend is for 25 warehouses (anywhere between 300,000 to 1 Mn. Looking at the Core Components of a Warehouse Contracts.

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Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC?

Talking Logistics

Now, the trend is to use this technology commercially; for the logistics industry, there are many potential use cases in a warehouse. Now that we have discussed the AR vs. VR differences and definitions, let’s discuss how companies can apply augmented reality in warehousing.

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What is EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and ASN (Advanced Shipping Notification)?

3PL Insights

The amount of time and effort saved by using these technologies makes them a must-have when transferring documents to another company. EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange. This refers to the electronic interchange of documents between companies.

50 expert tips on improving warehouse efficiency & productivity

6 River Systems

Most warehouses are on an ongoing mission to maximize productivity by optimizing workflows, automating processes and reducing waste (both time and resources). More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there. Cross-train your warehouse workforce.

Quarterly Report for On-Demand Warehousing Pricing and Usage: 2016 Summary

FLEXE

We wanted to know how pricing and usage of on-demand warehousing trended in 2016. From electronic document management to real-time visibility into transportation logistics, software is modernizing the supply chain. On-demand warehousing is no different.

The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The path to increased operational efficiency and customer satisfaction lies in the digitalization of logistics workflows. Emerging Technologies in Logistics & Their Potential Impact. trillion on logistics and supply chain within the next five years. Smart warehouse.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. So, with darts in hand, here are my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2016: The Transportation Management System (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped as Software-as-a-Self-Service solutions emerge. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (October 10-14, 2016)

Talking Logistics

I am writing to you this morning from Death Valley, CA where my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates and I are getting ready for our 102.7 FourKites Raises $13 Million to Enable “Smart Trucking” via Real-Time Logistics Connectivity. Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

Logistics professionals could adopt that statement as their motto. Half-a-decade ago, Apptricity analysts wrote, “In the world of supply chain and logistics management, perfection remains an elusive goal. ”[1] Between then and now, logistics has become a focal point in today’s e-commerce environment; but, the perfect order remains the elusive ideal. “Logistics companies cannot afford not to be innovative,” he explains.

This Week in Logistics News (October 26-30, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Exclusive: Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup ( Reuters ). According to Reuters , Walmart applied for permission from the FAA to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. After 12 years as an Air Force logistics officer, Michael got his PhD in a top 5 logistics program, and now teaches supply chain management and marketing.

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. There is a plethora of nuances in how each process is physically conducted and electronically controlled. Even third-party logistics companies do things differently. Warehouse

The Impact of Internet to Implement eLogistics

Cerasis

With an electronic digital system; transit time and duration can easily be calculated, stakeholders can assess an overall transportation strategy to make amendments. Warehouse Management Processes. E-Commerce Logistics Infographics Logistics elogistics logistics

EDI: A Key IngrEDIent in the Food Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

If you work in the food and beverage industry, it’s possible you’re not familiar with the wonders of electronic data interchange [EDI]. EDI is transfer of data between computer systems via standardized messaging formats for things such as purchase orders, invoices and shipping documents.

This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. Announces the Acquisition of ADS Logistics. FedEx Ground loses new legal round with labor (Logistics Management). The post This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Advanced Shipment Notification Best Practices

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Thanks to modern automation, the semi-new concept of an advanced shipment notification (ASN) is improving accuracy and lowering costs for logistics operations. Best Practices for Receiving: Establish written policies at the warehouse level.

25 supply chain experts reveal the best tactics to optimize a supply chain

6 River Systems

From raw materials sourcing to warehouse operations , logistics technology , order fulfillment and beyond, there are dozens of points throughout the supply chain, all of which contribute to overall supply chain efficiency. Warehousing. Warehouse Operations

7 Distribution Technology Trends Worth Discussing

Cerasis

Value-added services have also taken on a technology-like role as more companies want to use a comprehensive transportation management system (TMS) to thorough document and optimize their processes. For example, electronic logging devices are automatically notifying carriers and shippers of HOS violations, which could impact the overall operation. Furthermore, HOS logs from electronic logging devices can be used to optimize the network, explains Telogis.

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.

Five Keys to Cold Chain Success with Tyler Hildebrand

The Logistics of Logistics

Growing up I worked in lots of warehouses and was very interested in art. As a freelance marketer, I often worked closely with clients in the transportation and logistics space, so I began to understand the business. WMS, TMS, documentation. Documentation.

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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. electronics giant Best Buy, with heavy promotion of seasonal deals being swiftly followed by thousands of cancelled orders in mid-December due to stock shortages, with customers given little time to source replacement gifts. 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.

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3PL/Warehouse Process in Supply Chain

TPSynergy

In most supply chains, warehouses and 3pl (third party logistics) providers are an essential part in ensuring that products arrive on time and are accounted for properly.

What is a 3PL & How Can They Benefit Your Business?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Whatever the reason, if you’re searching for a third party logistics provider (3PL) for the first time, you’ll want to have a keen understanding of what they are and how they work before choosing one to help with your logistics challenges. Freight Services Logistics Supply Chain 3PL

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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. 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.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Warehouse Automation. Self-Service Logistics.

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.

An Interview with an Expert on Omnichannel Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Chuck's long career has given him the unique opportunity to watch logistics and supply chain management change in unprecedented ways. That is why it was such an honor and privilege to interview him - to get his view on how logistics and supply chain management has changed, particularly in light of eCommerce's emergence. Going on from there, eCommerce came around to help people with cost efficiency by streamlining document handling and lowering operating costs.

Digitizing the Global Supply Chain: Three Ways to Create Value

Talking Logistics

I explored those questions and more with Ty Bordner, SVP of Marketing & Business Development at Amber Road , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Considering we have had spreadsheets, PDF documents, and other electronic representations of the supply chain for years, what makes a “digitized” supply chain different? It may also alert the warehouse that the shipment should arrive in five hours so the proper labor resources can be ready to unload.

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How Do You Measure “Free Time” Across Your Global Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

She was quickly able to identify that the Charlotte, NC, location had demurrage charges at 10 times the rate of other similar warehouse locations. . As a result, the problem was identified as a broken process on dispatching trucks to the customs warehouse.

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The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

Oracle, the world’s third-largest software maker by revenue, has spent over eight years refining its logistics and transportation software and now offers the most extensive supply chain suite in the market. Oracle’s “Transportation Management” app provides an opportunity for shippers and third party logistics companies to execute all supply stages in every transportation medium. They recently also included a cloud-based Warehouse Management program.

You don’t need a Brexit bunker – streamline your supply chain instead

BluJay Solutions

The UK simply does not have the warehousing facilities to store the vast quantities of goods that would be needed to wait out long-term disruption, with the country only 60 percent self-sufficient. And having some time still left to implement resilience and flexibility into supply chains is one of the greatest assets logistics managers have. Logistics managers are concerned that after the UK’s split with the EU, we will be struggling to plug a regulatory hole.

50 expert tips on supply chain optimization

6 River Systems

Supply chain optimization, however, is complex, encompassing everything from warehouse operational performance to logistics planning and more. ” — Rob O’Byrne, Tips to Boost Supply Chain Performance , Logistics Bureau; Twitter: @LogisticsBureau.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

As a result, shippers and forwarders will be able to easily transmit VGM data electronically to carriers, saving time and ensuring that shipments arrive at their destination on time. “As In addition to streamlining your ocean shipments, Kewill Global Forwarding can also help companies: Lower costs by automating processes and reporting/documentation capabilities.