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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.

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. This doesn’t mean you have to invest in an expensive and over-complicated warehouse management system though.

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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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.

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

Logistics Industry Responds to Rise and Rise of e-Commerce

BluJay Solutions

Logistics services providers are adapting too. In Warehousing, process adjustments are increasingly influenced by e-commerce and the need for flexibility to fulfill customer demand for choice in terms of product and delivery timescale and location.

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. From electronic document management to real-time visibility into transportation logistics, software is modernizing the supply chain. On-demand warehousing is no different.

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. Let’s base our discussion on online trucking logistics and mobile applications that can be used in supply chain management on a global basis by the logistic professional to control their business. Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals. The Logistics mobile app.

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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.

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.

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.

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®. Key Software Systems Revolutionizes Technology in Last Mile, Same Day Delivery.

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

Talking Logistics

Just another typical week in the world of supply chain and logistics. Study warns of rising hacker threats to SAP, Oracle business software (Reuters). Amazon wins a patent for robotic arms that toss warehouse items (GeekWire). Cyberattack and hacker threats.

This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

As reported by The Loadstar this week, “Blockchain logistics start-up OpenPort has notified shareholders it is out of funds and intends to proceed with liquidation.” In the meantime, here’s the rest of this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: U.S.

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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.

Volumes go up but Supply Chain to Stumble at Last Mile at Peak?

BluJay Solutions

So is it likely that the supply chain, having successfully planned and coordinated its sourcing and logistics strategies to ensure that goods arrive in good time to stock warehouses and shelves in anticipation of the predicted strongest peak period in years, will stumble at the last mile?

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.

This Week in Logistics News (October 10-14, 2016)

Talking Logistics

I am writing to you this morning from Death Valley, CA where my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates and I are getting ready for our 102.7 FourKites Raises $13 Million to Enable “Smart Trucking” via Real-Time Logistics Connectivity. Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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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. But how do you assess transportation software solutions that make sense for your business? Make sure that a transportation software solution provides a deep understanding and integration to any of the carriers in the methods your business utilizes.

Supply Chain Risk Blog Series#2: The Impact of Complexity & Role of Contingency Planning

BluJay Solutions

Where a supply chain is very simple – goods are made in a factory, warehoused very locally and transported to a customer down the road – maintaining visibility and control over the goods is easy and the risk is relatively small. However this rapid reaction can only be achieved with the correct supply chain processes in place, backed up with effective supply chain execution software. .

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

Talking Logistics

UPS Accelerates Use of Routing Optimization Software to Reduce 100 Million Miles Driven. For related commentary, see A New Era for Global Trade Management Software? ). Note: Descartes, JDA, and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

Holiday Sales Lead to Further Omni-Channel Growth. But can the Supply Chain Keep Pace?

BluJay Solutions

2011 saw a well-documented series of fulfillment issues from U.S. Utilizing our extensive multimodal transportation management expertise, in particular our experience of providing enterprise shipping management software to some of the world’s largest online and omni-channel retailers, Kewill has developed a guide designed to help retailers to design in safety features to ensure their fulfillment doesn’t let them down at the last mile.

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Amazon Gets Serious About China with Supply Chain Investment

BluJay Solutions

Under the new agreement, Amazon will build a major presence in the Shanghai FTZ which will incorporate a logistics center and the extensive warehousing that will be required if it is to replicate the mega regional distribution center model it has implemented to such great success in the U.S.

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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. EazyStock – Inventory Optimization Software.

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. Note: Grand Junction, Kewill, and MercuryGate are Talking Logistics sponsors.

“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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Retailers Raise Stakes for Black Friday – Will the Last Mile Prove the Real Gamble?

BluJay Solutions

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The Impact of Internet to Implement eLogistics

Cerasis

Logistic industry experts have termed the use of internet for eLogistics as an effective and efficient medium to exchange information among different stakeholders and thus have increased the productivity of logistics solutions which also reduces the overall additional transportation costs.

CO2 Emissions Reporting Moves Back Up the Supply Chain Agenda

BluJay Solutions

However the ability to impact this relies on their outsourced logistics partners being able to reliably collate and report the relevant information so that they can analyse and present the level of impact that their business is having in this space.

This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. Announces the Acquisition of ADS Logistics. FedEx Ground loses new legal round with labor (Logistics Management). The post This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

The Smart Logistics Network of the Future: Blockchain in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

Penske Logistics sees potential benefits for its customers operating in the manufacturing, food and beverage sectors, as well as other industries. 3PL Innovation Logistics Supply Chain blockchain FOCUS Smart Logistics supply chainThe numbers speak volumes!

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You don’t need a Brexit bunker – streamline your supply chain instead

BluJay Solutions

The UK simply does not have the warehousing facilities to store the vast quantities of goods that would be needed to wait out long-term disruption, with the country only 60 percent self-sufficient. And having some time still left to implement resilience and flexibility into supply chains is one of the greatest assets logistics managers have. Logistics managers are concerned that after the UK’s split with the EU, we will be struggling to plug a regulatory hole.

5 Ways to Optimize Your Logistics & Transportation with Lean

Arkieva

Are you using lean in your logistics and transportation management? The need to transport parts also drives inventory up, creates a need for space to store those parts, and uses energy for more forklift time and warehouse heating.

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How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. Has software-as-a-service (SaaS) made TMS implementations easier or harder? Those are some of the questions I posed to Geoff Milsom, Senior Director at enVista , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Geoff says you still have to do the requirements document and set priorities, but it’s important to get the right people involved.

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: