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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. While you can build and staff your own warehouse and perform these services yourself, more and more companies see the value in handing warehousing operations off to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. Types of 3PL Warehousing.

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8 Common Warehousing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Logistics Bureau

To say there is any one single way in which to manage a warehouse would be folly—much depends on the nature of the supply chain and of the warehouse itself. To help you keep on top of your warehouse management and ensure your storage facilities don’t generate undue supply chain costs, take note of the following eight common warehousing mistakes. 1: Holding Excess Inventory. These are all symptoms of a warehouse that doesn’t get enough love.

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Warehousing KPIs

The Logistics of Logistics

To effectively and efficiently manage a warehouse, you need to use warehousing KPIs. Below is a listing of commonly used warehousing KPIs. Selecting Warehousing KPIs. Every warehouse is different with different goals and objectives, so choosing just the right warehousing KPIs is tough. Ideally, the KPIs chosen will align to the most important deliverables in your warehouse. Types of Warehousing KPIs. Warehousing KPIs. Inventory.

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. With the onset of technological advancements and innovations, this particular business function has witnessed a substantial impact and paradigm shift in the way warehouse functions are undertaken. WMSs guide inventory receiving and put-away optimizes order processing and advice on inventory replenishment. Inventory Transparency.

Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful

20Cube Logistics

With the constant technology evolution, the supply chain logistics is being introduced to a new and innovative way of shipping consignments. Saves time and money : TMS helps to reduce the amount of time and money spent on shipping and logistics services.

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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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. Warehouse management has been one of the core pillars of the transportation and logistics sector, and businesses have always focused extensively on the effective functioning of this business unit.

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. 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. Reverse Logistics Warehouse

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. As warehouses embrace technology to optimize the supply chain and reduce fulfillment costs , many companies are considering making the move to an automated warehouse. That said, there are many factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse. Warehouse Automation

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

According to the 30th Annual State of Logistics Report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), companies spent $1.64 trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4% Efficient warehouse operations.

Top 10 Features of an Autonomous Warehouse

3PL Insights

It’s said that an autonomous warehouse functions much like the way autonomous vehicles navigate the road. Robots move on their own throughout a warehouse, maneuvering around obstacles—they stop for human workers, pick up crates, and move them from one location to the next, moving through a packing system that may see very human hands. These robots fulfill the picking and packing at Amazon warehouses, continuing to refine Amazon’s process. Supply Chain Warehousing

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. To meet those demands, companies need to have strategically placed warehouses and regional distribution centers that put products in closer proximity to end consumers – and that means more warehouses and DCs.

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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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Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. The lean logistics engineering process incorporates several complex factors including volume fluctuations, sourcing changes, and lead, window, and service times to determine transportation modes, sourcing locations, freight consolidation, trailer loads, route combinations, and freight sequences. Move from warehousing to cross-docking.

A bigger boom in warehousing on the way? Part 1: Current demand and COVID-19

EFT

Within this, however, warehousing has seen little let up in the demand for space, with a number of critical macro-trends being accelerated by the advent of coronavirus. Already, before this crisis warehousing was seeing a considerable period of sustained growth, as both mega-tenants, such as Amazon, as well as smaller businesses, sought space closer to consumers and growth markets. Actually, most of the deals that have happened for new warehouse space this year have been long-term.

20 warehouse professionals and business leaders reveal the single most important first step when designing a warehouse layout

6 River Systems

There are many factors to consider when designing a warehouse layout, and every design decision can have a significant impact on operational efficiency. Curtis Barry & Company , labor comprises more than half of a warehouse’s total operations costs. A poorly designed warehouse floor plan means warehouse associates must walk longer distances to accomplish tasks, resulting in wasted time and resources. Warehouse requirements do not denote storage alone.

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. Reconciling inventory.

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. In supply chain, traditional methods for managing inventory fluctuations with short-term solutions hasn’t been simple. From electronic document management to real-time visibility into transportation logistics, software is modernizing the supply chain. On-demand warehousing is no different. FLEXE has been providing easy-to-use, short-term warehousing solutions since 2013.

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). Warehouses are complex operations with many moving parts and functions happening simultaneously, so while there are plenty of areas to improve productivity, it’s not always easy to determine where your efforts will pay off. More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there.

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.

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. The modern warehouse is complex, and management must balance a number of factors including software, automation, training and processes such as receiving, picking and inventory management. Allocate storage space as inventory levels shift.

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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.

Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

Cerasis

Needs for efficient reverse logistics systems continue to increase as e-commerce claims greater market share, and as so many traditionally functioning businesses grow and inevitably incur increasing volume of returns. This presents opportunities for developing new revenue streams, an exciting challenge to logistics professionals. Need For Reverse Logistics Breeds Opportunity. Efficiently managing reverse logistics is a daunting challenge for many businesses.

Employing this S.M.A.R.T. Technique with a Logistics Company to Create Total Stakeholder Satisfaction

Cerasis

Today we continue our series on successfully working with a logistics company, often called a third party logistics company by focusing on how to properly understand the success of the engagement by knowing all the key performance indicators that a shipper could put in place. We will then finalize the series on logistics key performance indicator success management with practical techniques to carry through the academic subjects we've covered thus far. .

Why the Right Strategy to Managed Inventory Hinges on Clear, Concise Communications

Turvo

A managed inventory depends heavily on teams and leaders that can communicate with each other to avoid operational issues, overstocking, or worse, running out of inventory when the customer is ready to buy. It all makes communication a vital part of maintaining a managed inventory.

5 Ways to Put AI to Work in Your Supply Chain

Bristlecone

Step 1: Digitize your documents. A leading logistics provider – which works with a large global network of carriers through air, ocean and land – is leveraging AI to increase economic efficiency, enabling them to provide more affordable solutions to their customers. Ghodke says an important first step to staying ahead of the competition is to move beyond manual data entry with an AI-driven technology like Document Digitizer.

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? Is your current warehouse lease ending, leaving you to decide between staying put and moving to a new facility? Perhaps it’s Time to Review Your Warehouse Design. 4) Document All Results and Assumptions.

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. Logistic

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.

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. To save you from a meltdown, let’s take a brief journey through warehouse operating developments from 1990 to 2045. 1990: A Fine Vintage for Warehouse Operators. Welcome to our tour of a logistics warehouse in the late 20 th century.

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. The logistics sector in India is worth $130 million and the number is gradually increasing with a passing day. Right after first party logistics, came second and third party logistics.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to a recent survey conducted by Forbes Insights , 65% of logistics, supply chain and transportation executives acknowledge the necessity to revamp existing models and add flexibility to business operations in order to ensure omnichannel delivery, reduce costs and meet the ever-shifting consumer demand. The path to increased operational efficiency and customer satisfaction lies in the digitalization of logistics workflows. Smart warehouse. Subscribe Here!

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. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

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. These apps help companies achieve every business process from tracking inventory and shipments to booking meetings with clients to tracking tasks and projects. In this blog, the team at EazyStock will be showing you the most exciting logistics and supply chain mobile applications that will make your job even easier.

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. Difficulties forecasting demand in a high-volume repair environment caused inventory costs to skyrocket. Additionally, the client’s inventory levels were reduced by 52 percent or $2.3