26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

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

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.

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.

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!

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. Currently they incur a annual spend of USD 380-420 Million for their warehousing needs, of which ~60% spend is for brand new six warehouses (average space of 1.5

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The Many Types of Inventory Management Technology

Cerasis

There are diverse types of inventory management technology and systems, designed to properly sort, control and act upon information with a company’s inventory. As explained by Kenneth Hamlett of the Houston Chronicle , the two dominant types of inventory management technologies include manual and automated systems. But, there are additional levels of inventory management in between. The basic and most limited type of inventory management system is a manual system.

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

How To Prevent and Mitigate 3 Common Inventory Management Problems

Unleashed

When managing inventory, there are a wide array of challenges and problems that face business owners. Inventory is one of your most important assets. It’s imperative to prevent and mitigate inventory management problems in order to protect the lifeblood of your business. We’ll highlight a few of the common inventory management problems facing business owners and discuss how they can be mitigated with practical solutions. Inventory going off.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide for Managers & Executives to Know

Cerasis

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. Warehouse

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. On-demand warehousing is no different.

EDI 846 Inventory Inquiry – Explaining EDI

SupplyPike

You would send an EDI 846 (Inventory Inquiry/Advice) to your buyers/trading partners to notify them of your on-hand inventory. EDI 846 documents are also commonly used for e-commerce vendors that utilize a drop ship management model. The Inventory Inquiry/Advice is an incredibly effective document for use between trading partners to properly regulate their respective stock of a product. EDI + Data Exchange edi EDI 846 Inventory inquiryWhat is an EDI 846?

EDI 846 Inventory Inquiry – Explaining EDI

SupplyPike

You would send an EDI 846 (Inventory Inquiry/Advice) to your buyers/trading partners to notify them of your on-hand inventory. EDI 846 documents are also commonly used for e-commerce vendors that utilize a drop ship management model. The Inventory Inquiry/Advice is an incredibly effective document for use between trading partners to properly regulate their respective stock of a product. EDI + Data Exchange edi EDI 846 Inventory inquiryWhat is an EDI 846?

What is Web Based Inventory Management Software?

EMERGE App

You run a lean business model with minimal overheads and using web-based inventory management software plays a big part in this. With the right user access permissions, Tom from the Warehouse will not have access to financial reports of Sally in Finance. Introduction.

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. 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. Warehouse Automation.

6 Tried and True Best Practices for Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Taking a standard approach to lean warehousing drives tangible and measurable results. These can include labor productivity, equipment and space utilization, and inventory reduction. Here are six key practices that have proven successful in lean warehousing.

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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.

6 Steps to Effectively Implement an Order Management System

Cerasis

Being in control of your supply chain and warehouse is essential to your success, and warehouse management systems follow suit. Many warehouse managers and retailers often forget about the scope and value in planning. Supply Chain Warehouse

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WMS and Cycle Counting: How to Reach Inventory Management KPIs

Veridian Solutions

Greater control and efficiency in modern warehouse management rests on the reliability and accuracy of your inventory management processes. Warehouse Managers need to understand the challenges of cycle counting, how the right KPIs can help, and how to leverage WMS and cycle counting best practices to develop the best inventory management KPIs. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Which Inventory Management KPIs Are the Best?

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10 Best Practices for Inventory Cycle Counts

EMERGE App

They’re disruptive I know but they’re an essential part of maintaining inventory accuracy. Here, we’ll introduce inventory cycle counting and show you how it can complement your annual stock take exercise. What is an Inventory Cycle Count? Introduction.

8 Inventory Costing Methods That You Might Not Know About

EMERGE App

Inventory costing or valuation is an accounting concept that has a direct impact on your gross profit and thus taxable income. Methods of valuing inventory are simply different cost-flow assumptions about how to allocate your cost of goods available for sale. Retail Inventory Method.

Is Your Company on top of its Inventory Planning Game?

Logistics Bureau

Good inventory management, like everything else, starts with good planning. But planning isn’t just the start; it’s the very foundation of effective inventory control. Inventory planning also happens to be an area that many companies fail to prioritise sufficiently.

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

When they built the project, they did not realize that they did not have access to daily data daily for their third-party warehouses and contract manufacturing locations. Pictures, images, text, email, sentiment, contracts, documents are all areas of opportunity. We finished dinner.

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The Indispensable Role of WMS in Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Warehouse Managers Underestimate the Importance and Demand of Reverse Logistics Brick-and-mortar sales are associated with an 8.9-percent returns rate, and this rate has been the standard measure for the amount of dedication for reverse logistics. Reverse Logistics Warehouse

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. S&OP allows VMAC to maintain inventories, lower customer lead times, stabilize the work force and balance financial aspects.

Bottlenecks and Poor Inventory Control Are Stunting Your Growth

Unleashed

Warehouse management is a challenging task that requires experienced staff and the right tools for them to do their jobs effectively. To control productivity and accuracy, managers need to be abreast of every detail around how the warehouse operates because one inefficient process may cause a bottleneck that can slow everything else down. Inventory control. An inventory bottleneck is caused by a material variance.

An Inventory Audit Guide for Wholesalers and Distributors

EMERGE App

However, we shall soon see why an inventory audit is critical for businesses dealing with physical stock. You shouldn’t confuse an inventory audit with two popular means of tallying your stock: physical stock takes and cycle counting. What is an Inventory Audit.

On-Demand Warehousing “Best Practices” Guide for Warehouse Operators

FLEXE

<p>Do you struggle with losing money on empty warehouse space at different times throughout the year? Are you looking for a way to generate capital by renting short-term warehouse space to shippers in need of space?</p> </p> <p>On-demand warehousing might be the right fit for you. FLEXE's online marketplace connects people with extra warehouse capacity to those in need of extra space.

Spotlight on: 7 Key Warehouse Processes

Logistics Bureau

The 7 Key Warehouse Processes. Are all warehouses the same? Yes, warehouses are the same in 7 key aspects. The SCOR model and companies such as GS1 have blueprints of key processes using barcoding and radio frequency controls, which offer standard ways of reading and recording data, but the physical materials handling logistics and ways of doing things in each warehouse are somewhat unique to each business. Warehouse

Warehouse of the Future: Adopting Automation within Your Supply Chain – Part 1 of 2

Supply Chain Nation

This scenario introduces the question of how to create an optimal environment allowing warehouse management systems (WMS) to orchestrate work across manual and automated areas to ensure efficient operations and maintain quality and service levels. In either scenario, a WMS is often utilized to manage inventory allocation to customer and order. The results, if not thought through, can have repercussions on inventory accuracy, exception management, and operational efficiency.

Spreadsheets for Inventory: What Are You Actually Getting?

Unleashed

For a small business, using a spreadsheet is a simple, cost-effective solution to managing your inventory, right? In the early days of a small business, a spreadsheet is an easy way to reduce upfront costs and still manage your inventory. Maybe you don’t have the capital to invest in inventory software in the early days. However, using spreadsheets for inventory may be holding you back. Keeping your inventory all in one place.

Don’t Make These 8 Horrible Inventory Management Mistakes Before Halloween

EMERGE App

Not cleaning up the inventory skeletons in your closet can mean a difference between a ho-hum year and a bumper year. Here we’re going to cover some common inventory management mistakes that businesses make while winding up the year. Horror 7: Labyrinthine Warehouse.

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. This refers to the electronic interchange of documents between companies. 3PL Logistics Warehousing

Don’t Let Inventory Discrepancies Affect Your Accounting

Unleashed

A reliable stock taking procedure allows businesses to know its inventory count and value, not only informing decision-makers and driving operations but also ensuring accurate information is available to accountants, auditors and financial controllers who prepare annual reports, balance sheets and essential statements of earnings. A stock take discrepancy occurs if the actual quantity of stock held by a business is different from the quantity shown in its inventory records.

Streamline your Entire Distribution Centre or Warehouse at One Time!

Supply Chain Game Changer

They were going to take the Holistic approach (see our Blog Inventory Turnover Breakthrough (Part 1) … Go Back To The Basics! The team took the opportunity to document the execution of this remarkable project with time lapsed video. Subscribe Here! Email Address.