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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.

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.

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. Transportation.

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.

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. Using a WMS in reverse logistics can help meet this rise in demand and increase customer satisfaction.

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. Key Performance Indicators in Warehouse Contracts.

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Logistics & Transportation with Lean

Arkieva

Are you using lean in your logistics and transportation management? The transportation company’s culture and behavior should change to apply Lean thinking. Transportation takes time. The list of additional waste generated by transportation goes on and on.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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 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. 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.

Find the Money – How a Transportation Spend Diagram Can Help

Talking Logistics

Transportation professionals should be trained to “find the money.” A strategic assessment or solution design is an exercise that helps define the current state of a transportation operation.

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.

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. Right after first party logistics, came second and third party logistics.

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Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

Cerasis

Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). To maintain your role in the global market, you need to understand how 3PLs contribute to an improve transportation networks. Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management. Why Do Supply Chains Need Transportation 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. more near-shoring and larger, less frequent shipments to minimize transportation costs). How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

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.

5 Skills Needed for Radical Supply Chain and Logistics Collaboration

Cerasis

Those in the supply chain and logistics management industry have been talking a great deal about collaboration in dealing with our business partners. Are you "Radical" Enough to Make Supply Chain and Logistics Collaboration Work?

Transportation Management System ROI: What Other Business Areas Can Benefit?

Cerasis

Unless your organization has been absent from the takeover of TMS in the conversations of online and print media, you have likely encountered plenty of reasons why a transportation management system (TMS) benefits shippers. Let’s take a closer look at how Transportation Management System ROI actively strengthens supply chains. Transportation Management System ROI: What Other Business Areas Can Benefit? Both Inbound and Outbound Logistics Benefit From Implementing a TMS.

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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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.

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems. Each year as businesses of every size and industry fight to broaden market share the same old questions haunt the boardrooms, “How can we reduce transportation costs? The answer almost always requires close scrutiny of a companies supply chain infrastructure and the status of its Transportation Management System (TMS). Transportation Management Systems. JDA Transportation Manager. Appian Logistics Software Suite.

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. Holistic transportation management system (TMS).

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. .

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

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. How can companies enable Green Logistics?

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

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

BluJay Solutions

Good news for the freight forwarding industry as air freight volumes are finally on the way up, with industry analyst Transport Intelligence predicting demand for new products from the likes of Apple and Samsung will continue to drive demand higher still.

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

Talking Logistics

Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management. Oracle Introduces New Cloud Solutions for Transportation and Global Trade Management. Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand.

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.

The Impact of Internet to Implement eLogistics

Cerasis

Transportation System. It is necessary to implement effective transportation system and network by large distributors who handle shipments in high bulk volumes for both domestic and international shipment traffic. Warehouse Management Processes.

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.