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3PL Warehousing 101

Kanban Logistics

The modern warehouse offers much more than basic storage. It’s home base for sophisticated eCommerce operations, high-velocity retail distribution, vendor managed inventory, and a variety of other services. Types of 3PL Warehousing. The Warehouse Management System.

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Optimising Inventory Management for Multichannel Businesses

Unleashed

Managing multichannel inventory requires clear and concise inventory strategies to combat the challenges associated with multi-platform sales. By increasing visibility, working with supply chains, reconciling inventory, connecting systems, and managing safety stock levels, you can improve multichannel inventory management. This also works on a larger scale with the ability to restock items from the nearest warehouse if a store runs out.

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Warehouse Management Systems: The What, Why and How

Vinculum

Warehouse management essentially refers to the monitoring, control, and optimization of complex warehouse and distribution systems. WMSs guide inventory receiving and put-away optimizes order processing and advice on inventory replenishment. Inventory Transparency.

Functions of a Warehouse Management System – All You Need to Know

Vinculum

The transportation and logistics management industry are no exception as it has witnessed a significant shift in terms of day-to-day operations. One of the key innovations that have transformed the logistics industry is the launch of warehouse management systems.

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.

4 ways technology is transforming warehouses

6 River Systems

Technology is transforming warehouses, too, supporting leaner, more agile operations and enabling warehouses to offer rapid delivery and error-free orders – elements that are essential to the success of a fulfillment operation. Why is technology important for warehouses?

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Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

Logistics professionals require exemplary international online logistics tools to help them carry out their daily businesses with ease and deliver the best for their customers. Mobile phones can offer incredible services in any business from inventory tracking and shipments to the execution of procurement transactions. Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals. This optimization tool for inventories is cloud based. The Logistics mobile app.

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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.

50 expert warehouse order picking tips, strategies, and best practices

6 River Systems

The efficiency of order fulfillment from warehouses has become an important focus in logistics management as customers demand quicker deliveries. Warehouse order picking is an important factor in efficient order fulfillment. Create extra space in your warehouse.

13 Amazing Logistics & Supply Chain Mobile Applications

EazyStock

To stay ahead, tech-smart operations, savvy professionals are using logistics and supply chain mobile applications as must-have tools for operational excellence. Logistics & Supply Chain Mobile Applications Top 12. OmniFocus – Task-Management App.

Outsourcing Logistics: Does It Make Sense for Everyone?

Cerasis

The benefits of outsourcing logistics processes to a third-party logistics provider (3PL) are well documented. As the world’s economy has become increasingly complex, it has become impossible for a single entity to control all of the warehousing, transportation and administrative tasks that come with shipping and managing inventory. Basic Facts to Understand Before Outsourcing Logistics. This may include the following: Better inventory management.

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. How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Like oil prices, interest rates impact supply chain policies and decisions, especially with regards to inventory. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

How GST (Goods and Services Tax) Has Affected Logistics in India!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Over time it was understood that this was much needed and it actually helped in organizing and setting up different logistics and transport sectors to speed up their overall processes. From the movement of trucks to managing a good economic supply chain, GST affected logistics in a great way.

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The Past, Present, and Future of Technology in the Warehouse

Logistics Bureau

Imagine stepping back in time to visit a large warehousing operation in 1990. Now imagine what the distribution center of 2045 will look like if technology continues to disrupt logistics as profoundly as it has done since the 1990s. 1990: A Fine Vintage for Warehouse Operators.

The Top 6 Reasons to Have a Good Inbound Logistics Program

Cerasis

Most transportation costs in a company arise from inbound logistics cost. If other words, the costs associated with transportation of items from vendors make up the biggest portion of will transportation costs, reports Amy Roach Partridge of Inbound Logistics. Part of the problem lies in misconceptions around inbound logistics, including manual, data-intense processes and added stress. Better Visibility Leads to Effective, More Accurate Inventory Management.

A Recommended Approach to Warehouse Layout and Operational Design

Logistics Bureau

Is your warehouse full of pallets sitting on the aisle instead of up in the racks? Is your warehouse operation inefficient? Does your warehouse storage and layout design desperately need optimisation? Perhaps it’s Time to Review Your Warehouse Design.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Logistics is no exception. There are hundreds of logistics terms that make up the industry’s language. Here is our glossary of top logistics terms to know. Logistics Terms for Pros to Know. EDI is used to exchange documents like purchase orders and invoices.

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. Better drug management. Warehouse Efficiency

A Case Study in Reverse Logistics Optimization!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? The application of advanced forecasting and planning methodologies improve inventory management in a critical, high-volume repair business, dramatically reducing costs and fulfillment cycles while improving customer satisfaction.

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

Green Supply Chain Management is integrating environment-friendly and innovative strategy while planning the supply chain process. Source The process and involvement of logistics department in every organization have become an essential part to the economic development for a long time now.

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 ). New Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud Offerings Address Needs of Modern Value Chain. The Cubs finally made it to the World Series.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

It’s clear from this week’s long list of news that the pace of change and innovation in supply chain management continues to accelerate. SAP Ushers in New Era of Collaborative Supply Chain Management. Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management.

Product Tags Guide: The Importance of Product Tagging for Ecommerce & Logistics

ShipBob

” For warehouses, product tags can be used to keep ecommerce inventory organized and well-documented. Product tags are descriptive tags put on products to help organize and track them throughout a warehouse, store, or shipment.

The Ultimate Guide to Pick and Pack Methods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Good inventory management and the right pick and pack software will help you ship orders with maximum speed and accuracy. You might get your pick and pack service from a 3PL provider or manage your own order fulfillment. Inventory Storage Strategies. Subscribe Here!

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

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

7 Distribution Technology Trends Worth Discussing

Cerasis

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. As a result, more companies are deploying radio frequency identification (RFID), Bluetooth monitoring and machine-to-machine connected devices to monitor and manage their shipments more accurately.

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

A Systems Approach to Inventory Management. Inventory Management. Inventory is not isolated to raw materials and finished goods. Companies will carry inventory masquerading as service parts, repair items, administrative suppliers, automobile fleets, and a host of other types of assets that are managed by setting and maintaining certain levels. The problem is that almost every function inside an organization can affect inventory levels.

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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. This would have the effect of reducing warehousing requirements.

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.

How Supply Chain Efficiency Can Cut Costs for Food Ingredient Shippers

Zipline Logistics

In a uniquely positioned industry that is both time-sensitive and commodity-driven, suppliers must manage transportation, storage, and distribution of products to key production facilities. One of the most beneficial ways for shippers to manage costs is to evaluate their supply chains.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

Walmart would not have the ability to provide such low prices and have consistent inventory in the over 5,000 stores in the United States and over 1.3 million employees without a focus on good supply chain management. Components of Supply Chain Management (SCM).

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. Stock management.

Walmart – Vision for Supply Chain Drones Beyond Delivery

PINC

The reality is that the near-term applications for drone technology is actually more upstream – utilized for inventory checking for a variety of asset types both inside and outside distribution centers. Inventory checks for finished vehicles in the automotive industry.

Enhanced Customer Experience with Chatbots

20Cube Logistics

Based on the recent records, it is observed that Chatbots are always available, don’t make mistakes, are intuitive and easy to manage. How chatbots are helpful in supply chain logistics: Complete visibility. Inventory management.

Walmart – Vision for Supply Chain Drones Beyond Delivery

PINC

The reality is that the near-term applications for drone technology is actually more upstream – utilized for inventory checking for a variety of asset types both inside and outside distribution centers. Inventory checks for finished vehicles in the automotive industry.

Importance of Technology on India’s Supply Chain Management

20Cube Logistics

Around 14 percent of GDP spent on logistics sector annually in India as compared to only around 5 percent of GDP in the developed countries logistics sector. Source: World Bank Logistics Performance Index 2018 ). Digital Logistics Technology

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors. We believe many practices in global supply chain management can be applied in every industry. Expectation alignment and management will help both the suppliers and you.

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