Digitizing Proof Of Delivery: Overcoming POD Challenges & Benefits of Document Management

Turvo

Traditional options for managing and documenting the process also remain stagnant. All supplier shipments must be accompanied by appropriate documentation. Documentation may include, but is not limited to, packing slip, bill of lading, NAFTA certificates, commercial invoices, CMR (EU and Asia) and hazardous materials information. Thus, process outputs related to documentation must be error free.”

3PL Warehousing 101

Kanban Logistics

The modern warehouse offers much more than basic storage. 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. In this article, we’ll examine all that 3PL warehousing entails, while helping you find a 3PL partner that’s right for your business. Types of 3PL Warehousing. The Warehouse Management System.

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

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.

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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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. Regardless of warehouse size and scope, it’s necessary for warehouse managers and operators to be on top of their business.

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. To help you prepare for the transition, we reached out to a panel of warehouse pros and asked them to answer this question: “What’s the #1 factor to consider when moving to an automated warehouse?”

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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Functions of a Warehouse Management System – All You Need to Know

Vinculum

One of the key innovations that have transformed the logistics industry is the launch of warehouse management systems. Considering the growth perspective and global scalability, businesses are increasingly realizing the importance of warehouse management systems and devising an actionable plan of action to unleash its ultimate potential. So, what is a warehouse management system? Functions of a warehouse management system. Paper-less Inventory Documentation.

Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC?

Talking Logistics

Now, the trend is to use this technology commercially; for the logistics industry, there are many potential use cases in a warehouse. First, let’s discuss the basic definition of AR, then we can dive a little deeper into how this innovative piece of technology could potentially be used in a warehouse. Now that we have discussed the AR vs. VR differences and definitions, let’s discuss how companies can apply augmented reality in warehousing.

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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.

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.

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. FLEXE has been providing easy-to-use, short-term warehousing solutions since 2013. The Demand for New Warehousing Solutions Increases. For warehouse operators, the choice to list available space is a no-brainer.

Managing Recalls with an Adaptive ERP

QAD

Warehousing. Each of these steps should have designated and documented processes to ensure safety. Featured Manufacturing Trends Adaptive erp documentation standards food and beverage food safety food safety modernization act recall management recall prevention recall tracking and traceability recallsNot too long ago, a major U.S. grocery store chain launched a recall of frozen vegetables that was determined to be contaminated. They were produced by a popular manufacturer.

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.

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. If you’re a warehouse manager, failing to control these risks can lead to high employee turnover, decreased productivity, legal issues, and, at worst, injury or fatality. The Importance of Warehouse Safety.

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. Create extra space in your warehouse. Warehouse Operation

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6 Tried and True Best Practices for Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Taking a standard approach to lean warehousing drives tangible and measurable results. Here are six key practices that have proven successful in lean warehousing. Create, document, and audit all processes to generate tasks that are easily repeatable with planned zero waste. There are several tools you can use to develop proper facility layout and material flow in lean warehousing.

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22 warehouse professionals share the most common mistakes made with warehouse safety (and how to avoid them)

6 River Systems

warehousing and storage industry employs just under 1.2 With a warehouse injury rate of 5 out of every 100 workers, 5% of those employees will suffer an injury each year, or nearly 60,000 workers. David Bakke David Bakke is a Warehouse Manager at National Air Warehouse.

5 Ways to Put AI to Work in Your Supply Chain

Bristlecone

Step 1: Digitize your documents. 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. An US based illustrious manufacturer of bedding and mattresses tapped into AI to improve its warehousing and home delivery operational efficiency by 30%, while reducing shrinkage and returns by nearly 50%. Blog DemandSense Document Digitizer Innovation Sense.ai

Why warehouses are becoming more efficient

EFT

This is extending into the supply chain and to warehousing, where sustainability is meeting business practices to make facilities that are cheaper to operate as well as helping the environment. “I’d I’d say that we’ve seen more activity in sustainability through logistics and distribution supply chain – the providers of warehousing, coming forward and doing more in this space,” says Fisher. It’s those large warehouses have the potential to be energy generation systems.

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 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. While some imagination will still be required on this journey, most of the hard work has been done in the writing of this article, so you can shut down the imagination overdrive and cruise through this rundown of technology’s impact on warehouses and distribution centers.

The Importance of Standard Work in Warehousing and Distribution

LeanCor

Why Standard Work in Warehousing and Distribution? Not only must the work be standardized, the expected inputs, procedure, and outputs must also be clearly documented. The documentation should be so clear that an outsider should be able to step into the process, understand the process, and soon operate as fully functioning team member, making appropriate contributions to the process. Some typical warehouse functions can include: Receiving. Documented Current Condition.

EDI 945: Warehouse Shipping Advice – Explaining EDI

SupplyPike

What is an EDI 945 document? An EDI 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice serves as a shipment confirmation. It is sent from the warehouse to inform a supplier that a shipment has taken place and has been sent out to the end-user. The EDI 945 is sent out by the warehouse as confirmation that a shipment is out for delivery following the EDI 940 Warehouse Shipping Order , which serves as the original warehouse order requesting for the goods to be shipped.

Some Tips to Keep Your Warehouse Free from COVID-19

Logistics Bureau

A worker in an Amazon warehouse in Queens, New York, this week tested positive for Coronavirus, prompting the closure of the facility. This is the last thing that you want happening in your warehouse—the disruption and fallout could be devastating. It would mean deep-cleaning the entire warehouse and possibly ordering fellow workers to self-isolate for a period—all of which would come at enormous cost to your supply chain. The 7 Warehouse Processes and how to Safeguard Them.

How to Run an Efficient Warehouse Without Getting Stress

EMERGE App

Having an efficient warehouse will drastically improve in order fulfillment and have the right supply chain level—the level of efficiency in which your warehouse runs can make or break your business’ bottom line. With the surge in e-commerce sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic, warehouses have struggled to keep up with handling the rise in order volumes. The warehouse can be an incredibly stressful environment for both managers and workers. Reorganize Your Warehouse.

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. When you implement an order management system, you should include creating a project management team, identifying risks and interaction among all departments involved in the order fulfillment , product manufacturing, warehousing and transportation processes.

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What Is an Inventory Management System & Its Role in Omnichannel Fulfillment?

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders often interchangeably refer to both a warehouse management system and an inventory management system as one and the same. However, systems used to manage inventory refer to the combination of technology, including hardware and software, for the following: Product identification Product matching to orders Data analysis Product labeling and management Documentation Reporting The use.read More.

Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Warehouse

Talking Logistics

The right warehouse for your company is similar to a tailored suit: it should make your company look in control and professional, it should fit perfectly, and it should be comfortable and easy to “wear.” ” So what do you do if your current warehouse is ill-fitting? For most businesses, the answer is either expanding or changing their warehouse altogether. What Should I Consider When Choosing a Warehouse? What Should I Look for When I Find a Warehouse?

Prologis predicts COVID-19 will act as spur to warehousing sector

EFT

Prologis report on warehousing is bullish about the demand picture in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Name="Document Map"/>. The predict that accelerated e-commerce adoption and higher inventory levels could mean an additional 150 million square feet is required per year over the next three years in the US market alone.

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

6 River Systems

From investing in smart automation solutions like collaborative mobile robots to improve warehouse productivity to route and supplier optimization and outsourcing logistics to a 3PL , there are several strategies that can help companies reduce logistics costs. Efficient warehouse operations.

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.

22 HR & management professionals share the most effective ways for managers to retain their best warehouse workers

6 River Systems

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in the warehousing and storage industry grew from 1,133,900 to 1,194,400 from May 2020 to June 2020. Answers to these questions can help you develop a plan to retain those star warehouse workers. Warehouse Management