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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.

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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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!

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.

Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Warehouse

Talking Logistics

The right warehouse for your company is similar to a tailored suit: it should make your company look in control and professional, it should fit perfectly, and it should be comfortable and easy to “wear.” ” So what do you do if your current warehouse is ill-fitting?

“1+1=3? Opportunities in Logistics (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2015 Conference)

Talking Logistics

The theme of this year’s Descartes Evolution 2015 Global User & Partner Conference , held in May in Miami, Florida, was “Logistics Integration — What’s Next?” Community — “of enterprise shippers and consignees, logistics service providers, and logistics asset providers”.

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The Ultimate Guide to Pick and Pack Methods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Your eCommerce sales channels are integrated with your warehouse systems. When one of your customers places an order, the software at your fulfillment warehouse generates a packing slip. You move around the warehouse, picking the items for the order off the shelves.

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

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

NC State SCRC

Well actually…no… just ask anyone who works in the logistics sector, especially if they rely on contingent workers. As we’ve noted in previous posts, contingent workers are the folks who come in to work in warehouses, on trucks, and distribution centers, and who keep the packages coming in from all of those Amazon orders you place online. Unemployment levels are at an all time low. Economists are trumpeting about the economy, and how great this is for everyone.

Managing for Daily Improvement: Bridging the Gap Across Teams and KPIs

Talking Logistics

These teams then can identify the root causes that created shortfalls in reaching goals and ensures that the solution is documented. He also served as Director of the Ryder Logistics Network and Vice President of the Gulf Region for Intermodal Trucking Company.

8 key benefits of effective supply chain management

6 River Systems

Data isn’t the only driver of effective supply chain management; other factors such as good vendor and supplier relationships, effective cost control, securing the right logistics partners and adopting innovative supply chain technologies make a big impact, too. Warehouse Operations

Job opening: Associate Director European Distribution at Astellas

Supply Chain Movement

Do you have a University degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, or a related field, between 4 and 8 years of logistics management experience within a pharmaceutical environment? In this position you will co-develop, document and implement the supply chain strategy in relation to the transport and distribution process of the European products. University degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, or related field. At least 4 years of logistics management experience.

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.

What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

A cute press release ginned-up by an aggressive marketing group at a software company. Keith postulated the need to connect logistics to business strategy through a new concept termed supply chain management. In Table 1, we share the comparison of inventory levels by the industry peer groups pre and post-recession. Inventory Levels by Industry Peer Group by Period. Over time, the company grew margin and is now at the peer group average of 14%. Daily I see one.

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.

Successful TMS Implementations Begin 6 Months Before Project Kick-off

Talking Logistics

It begins with a strategy project that documents the current state process, information, and data flows. Do you have a project manager in the business and in the IT group? They will serve as the group to identify, manage, and pay for risks that arise throughout the implementation.

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

This includes how they must be classified, packed, marked, labelled and documented – as well as the dangerous goods training which must be completed by the people packing and sending them. What do you get when you ask a group of kids at a playground about dangerous goods?

Responding to Disruptive Delivery Models & Rising e-Commerce in APAC

BluJay Solutions

In the last 12 months, we saw the arrival of e-commerce giant Amazon in APAC , as well as Alibaba doubling its investment to US$4 billion in the Singapore-headquartered regional e-commerce firm Lazada Group, as it rivals Amazon in its move to expand aggressively in the region. With that, it is hardly surprising that the logistics industry is sharpening its offering and launching services aimed specifically at meeting the fast-changing needs of the multichannel retail market.

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.

Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

About twice a month, companies ask me to review their strategy documents. For example, over the weekend, a group of drug retailers were laughing about Procter & Gamble.

Digitization and the Future of Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Claudio Diotallevi, a Partner Manager for Transport & Logistics at Ericsson, explains, “Participants in the supply chain are connected — just not to each other or not at the right time.”[3] ” Bob Allen, Josh Nelson, and Sandip Saha, analysts with Hackett Group, observe, “The supply chain is considered to be a key area that can greatly benefit from digital transformation.”[4]

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.

What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?

QAD

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Odette International are releasing the fifth version of the Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) assessment this summer. What is MMOG/LE?

Why Your Supply Chain Isn’t Best in Class

Logistics Bureau

Do you know that over 60% of businesses do not have a documented Supply Chain Strategy! Most companies outsource some aspect of their Logistics. So if you are embarking on an Outsourced Logistics relationship, think about these key areas of communication: Your reasons for Outsourcing.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Michael Massetti, VP at Gartner!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The first huge project I was part of at Dell was our transformation from paper documents in the computer boxes for businesses to what we called E-Docs for electronic documentation. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Supply Chain Education: What Skills Do Your Staff Need?

Logistics Bureau

Our blog posts and articles here at Logistics Bureau are almost always written to inform, but this time we’re writing with a request for information. Supply chain documentation. Topics include: Warehouse design and setup.

3 Things you Need to Know about Your Supply Chain (Plus an Extra One)

Logistics Bureau

For those CEOs and other execs who don’t know much about supply Chain or logistics management, I’d like to highlight the four key areas to really keep an eye on. They found 30% of their orders leave the warehouse with a negative margin. Group Managing Director.

Effective supply chain management through social networking: Guest Blog by Nicholas Moores

Supply Chain View from the Field

These networks are more about facilitating “people-to-people communication and collaboration”, allowing real time transparent conversation between peers groups. Logistical updates can be tracked, data can be shared, and progress can be monitored. Coordinating via Socialtext from across the warehouse was a quick and easy innovation, that allowed IMM to use its workforce effectively. Today’s blog is a guest post by Nick Moores on social networking for supply chains.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

The company was replenishing dealers’ inventory weekly, using direct shipment and cross-docking operations from source warehouses located near Deere & Company’s manufacturing facilities. Inbound and outbound logistics planning.

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

Material Handling & Logistics

In recent years, firms both large and small have launched new “Data Science” or similarly named groups. I personally know of several Fortune 500 firms today that have large internal data science groups which literally did not exist five years ago. within the suppliers’) warehouses. .

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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. This person must be a company insider with authority, credibility to enforce change, and the ability to influence groups throughout the organization.

Highlights from 3Gtms Innovate 2018 User Conference

Talking Logistics

That’s the question that popped into my head when 3Gtms (a Talking Logistics sponsor) entered the market more than five years ago. The reality is that new innovations in technology, coupled with new transportation challenges that shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) continuously face, create new opportunities for startups to enter the market. Carrier Web Services for Rating, Tendering, and Documents.

How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

Logistics Bureau

At the next Logistics Bureau Free Executive Breakfast (which will take place in August), I’ll be discussing the alignment of supply chain and business strategy along with eight other important levers for supply chain performance improvement. Group Managing Director.

Impact of SMAC on Enterprise Software Applications - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Introduction Before we move forward and study the impact, lets first understand the meaning of each of these technologies in context of this paper and how these technologies are impacting the world: Social Socials dictionary meanings are community, group, shared, get-together, collective existence, networking etc. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 29 – February 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Rising Freight Costs Are Weighing on Companies’ Profits (WSJ – sub. Amazon wins a pair of patents for wireless wristbands that track warehouse workers (GeekWire). What is your earliest memory?