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A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. Subscribe Here!

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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This Week in Logistics News (July 23-27, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Just another typical week in the world of supply chain and logistics. Amazon wins a patent for robotic arms that toss warehouse items (GeekWire). CargoSmart Launches Blockchain Initiative to Simplify Shipment Documentation Processes. Cyberattack and hacker threats.

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, the ball is in the court of those industries and their governing bodies to come up with their own sustainability goals and plans. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent. Aligning Warehouse Labor Management with Omni-Channel Strategy.

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

Supply Chain Nation

The finance industry is probably ahead of the pack, but there are also a lot of Blockchain projects in healthcare, insurance, governments, and now supply chain. 3PL Innovation Logistics Supply Chain blockchain FOCUS Smart Logistics supply chainThe numbers speak volumes!

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Supply Chain Risk Blog Series#2: The Impact of Complexity & Role of Contingency Planning

BluJay Solutions

Where a supply chain is very simple – goods are made in a factory, warehoused very locally and transported to a customer down the road – maintaining visibility and control over the goods is easy and the risk is relatively small. 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.

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. Furthermore, government regulations on occupational safety and hazards are forcing today’s distributors to use robotics wherever possible. Effective distribution management is not simply knowing where a product is in a warehouse and sending it out.

Low unemployment is great for everyone, right? (Not so much in logistics…)

NC State SCRC

Employers added 228,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low of 4.1%, the government reported in December. Well actually…no… just ask anyone who works in the logistics sector, especially if they rely on contingent workers. The Greene Group is a staffing agency focused on the logistics sector, specifically identifying trained professionals for the warehouse, transportation, and truck driver segments.

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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Blockchain: The Technology Reshaping SCM!

Supply Chain Game Changer

especially procurement and logistics?—?in The decentralized/distributed ledger infrastructure excites transparency and traceability buffs, creating an even playing field for trusted data, accountability and streamlined governance. Blockchain in Logistics. Auditing and Governance.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g., It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition.

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

Talking Logistics

Complicating matters even further are carrier, port, regional, and government variances in how Free Time is measured around the world. She was quickly able to identify that the Charlotte, NC, location had demurrage charges at 10 times the rate of other similar warehouse locations. .

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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.

CO2 Emissions Reporting Moves Back Up the Supply Chain Agenda

BluJay Solutions

But with the world economy now in recovery, they are once again gaining in popularity with governments and consumers alike. 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.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. In particular, the focal BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) represent major targets for expansion, but with them come a host of new problem that enterprises have little to no experience in dealing with in terms of logistics capabilities.

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.

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.

6 Benefits of a TMS for Better LTL Freight Management

Cerasis

Most businesses that ship freight via Less-than-Truckload or LTL freight services will improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their transportation and logistics departments with the use of an automated transportation management system (TMS). You may get hit with customer chargebacks if someone at the warehouse makes a mistake and sends shipments without knowing that they need to use a particular carrier in a specific lane (governance).

Is Your Company on top of its Inventory Planning Game?

Logistics Bureau

Good inventory planning is based on the effective integration of processes, governance, people, and technology. Governance and Process. Where necessary, this includes vendors and supply chain partners such as 3PL logistics providers. Percentage of warehouse capacity utilised.

Tracking the Response to Typhoon Haiyan

Supply Chain @ MIT

Inevitably, journalists ask affected people why the government and aid agencies cannot coordinate the response to meet the dire needs of victims. I have listed several of my usual sources below (note that they do have a logistics angle). Philippines National Government.

Why Is It So Hard to Find Good Help These Days?

Material Handling & Logistics

and other countries will need a “government guaranteed income” for all working age citizens. WILL: Drone development over the past several years has resulted in a variety of applications and more recently use in the inventory and tracking of items in warehouses.

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

BluJay Solutions

For example, data required for other government agencies such as Food Safety and Inspection Service form for the Import Inspection Application for Meat, Poultry & Meat or Poultry Products.

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Guest Commentary: Is Your TMS Pulling Its Weight?

Talking Logistics

If your shipments cross water or borders, you have additional data to track and documents to create, plus denied party screening and contract management to consider. Your TMS will collect the necessary information to create the import and export documents and then submit them electronically to the appropriate government agencies. T’was the month before the Christmas season, when all through the warehouse. On, Documents !

This Week in Logistics News (May 8-12, 2017)

Talking Logistics

It was a very busy week in the world of supply chain and logistics, so let’s go straight to the news that caught my attention: FLEXE Launches Nationwide Next-Day Delivery. Konexial And Cloud Logistics Partner To Produce Groundbreaking Goload Service.