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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.

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!

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

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

Talking Logistics

Just another typical week in the world of supply chain and logistics. Here’s the news that caught my attention: China’s Cosco Shipping Hit by Cyberattack in U.S. Amazon wins a patent for robotic arms that toss warehouse items (GeekWire). Cyberattack and hacker threats.

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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

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. It’s also important to note that shipping and aviation, two industries with significant greenhouse gas emissions, are not included in the COP21 agreement. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent. Aligning Warehouse Labor Management with Omni-Channel Strategy.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season.

Logistics Industry Responds to Rise and Rise of e-Commerce

BluJay Solutions

same day) services on parcel shipping, and are rolling out increasingly sophisticated tracking services, via dedicated web portals, along with partner and increasingly consumer-focused apps for easy booking and tracking. Logistics services providers are adapting too.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

The path to increased operational efficiency and customer satisfaction lies in the digitalization of logistics workflows. Emerging Technologies in Logistics & Their Potential Impact. trillion on logistics and supply chain within the next five years. Smart warehouse.

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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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. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. .

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

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. With lean inbound logistics processes, y ou can control what parts to receive, when to receive them, and in what quantity.

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management

Cerasis

The most recent report on adoption rates of TMS is from 2015, with only 35 percent of shippers actively using a TMS, asserts Bridget McCrea of Logistics Management. Demand for record-breaking speed of delivery and free shipping are only making the case for greater use of technology in full truckload freight shipping management, and shippers need to understand why. Access our complete Full Truckload Shipping White Paper Series.

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. Need For Reverse Logistics Breeds Opportunity.

3PL Logistics Companies Up Services to Continue to Meet the Needs of Shippers

Cerasis

Although 3PL Logistics Companies or 3PLs were around before the recession, companies realized the short-term savings of outsourcing logistics, transportation, and freight management to 3PLs quickly, and the age of the rise of the logistics provider was born.

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A Case Study in Reverse Logistics Optimization!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? Inadequate planning and execution resulted in excess and obsolete inventory and poor utilization of warehouse space. Improved on-time, same day ship rates from 84 percent to 99 percent. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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. Small package processing and shipping.

This Week in Logistics News (March 2-6, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Shipment and Logistics Management – provides a platform to document, manage and monitor all logistics activities from in-factory carton label creation, advanced shipping notice generation, carrier booking and tracking, and invoicing through receipt into the warehouse.

How international shipping can be improved in today’s global automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Today I want to discuss international shipping management in the context of the new network platforms. . Visibility and timing once again take center stage related to international shipping. providing all necessary paperwork such as export licenses, and documentation.

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 ). Wal-Mart Won’t Promote Free-Shipping Deals Over Holidays (WSJ – sub. 25, it will bring back free shipping and returns.

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. .

This Week in Logistics News (June 1-5, 2015)

Talking Logistics

I’m on limited time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: enVista Launches New Business Entity, Enspire Commerce®. Free shipping remains the most important option during checkout according to 77% of online shoppers.

6 Tips on Becoming a Shipping Coordinator

Cerasis

In order to become a shipping coordinator, you will have to have a minimum of a high school degree. Here are six tips on becoming a shipping coordinator. Documentation As a shipping coordinator, you will need to keep many different types of documentation on file.

Five Things to Consider When Selecting Multi-Carrier Shipping Software

Accelogix

A customer wants it, and you gain a sense of accomplishment when your warehousing role is complete and you have efficiently moved the product to fulfill your customer’s demand. Truckload (TL), less-than-truckload (LTL) and small package (Parcel) methods each have different rules, regulations and complex standards to plan for when shipping your product. Shipping labels have become complex, and each customer may have unique needs.

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. Your Inbound Logistics Program: What's Next? Logistics

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. Veeqo – Warehouse Management System.

Top 5 Practical Freight & Logistics Applications of Blockchain-Based Systems

Shipchain

While there is much truth to the hype, it is important to stay practical and understand the logistics applications of blockchain and what they mean for you and your organization. Logistics Applications of Blockchain Maintain Data for All Parties. Logistics applications of blockchain all derive from maintaining an incorruptible data resource. For example, an e-commerce warehouse using a blockchain-based system like a smart contract could automate payments processing.

Streamline your Entire Distribution Centre or Warehouse at One Time!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And there was no single pattern of linear flow, from receiving to storage to processing to shipping, anywhere in the facility. The team took the opportunity to document the execution of this remarkable project with time lapsed video. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates.

Trends That Will Revolutionize Logistics in 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

With the advent of digitalization, the logistics and supply chain industry is getting a complete makeover. Based on our observation of the past two years, following is a look at the trends that will revolutionize the logistics industry in 2018. Elastic Logistics.

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Spotlight on: 7 Key Warehouse Processes

Logistics Bureau

This article, written by Mal Walker , Manager at Logistics Bureau, was first published in the January / February 2018 issue of MHD Supply Chain Solutions. The 7 Key Warehouse Processes. Are all warehouses the same? Yes, warehouses are the same in 7 key aspects. Even third-party logistics companies do things differently. The act of handling products into a warehouse and onto a system. This is one of the most common questions asked by warehouse managers.

The Ultimate Guide to Pick and Pack Methods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes! Good inventory management and the right pick and pack software will help you ship orders with maximum speed and accuracy. Pick, Pack and Ship: The Heart of Order Fulfillment. Order shipping. Shipping your orders may seem simple.

Logistics 2.0: Tech Spotlight: Cargomatic

FLEXE

In this weeks episode of Logistics 2.0, we are introducing a new segment called “Tech Spotlight” The Tech Spotlight will be focused on innovative companies & products in the logistics, warehousing & supply chain management industries. The post Logistics 2.0: