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.

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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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. 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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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

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.

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 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.

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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. 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.

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?

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. Some typical warehouse functions can include: Receiving. Knowledge Sharing in Warehousing and Distribution.

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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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

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

FMCG warehouse capacity in Romania: A Short Story

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The car bounced over the dirt road of potholes and puddles and approached the expansive, looming warehouse building that was once so full of life and bustling activity. The rusty padlock and chain were replaced with a dull clunk and the warehouse was empty again and for how long this time?

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.

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. Check back for part-2 of the blog series, where we’ll go into more detail around the technologies driving next generation warehouse automation and digitalization and next generation capabilities.

Logistics Industry Responds to Rise and Rise of e-Commerce

BluJay Solutions

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.

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

Streamline your Entire Distribution Centre or Warehouse at One Time!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The team took the opportunity to document the execution of this remarkable project with time lapsed video. The post Streamline your Entire Distribution Centre or Warehouse at One Time! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Opening a new FMCG/Pharma warehouse? Top Ten Tips to success

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Now let us look at warehousing. A project to design, build and open a new warehouse is usually large and complicated but at least it is an indication something is going well in the business. An army of people turning up for work on a Monday morning in a new warehouse will not work.

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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 WMS Implementation Checklist to Set You Up for WMS Success

Cerasis

The decision to move to a new warehouse management system (WMS) or add another system to your warehouse repertoire can save big bucks and improve operational efficiency. All warehouses will have key differences and uniqueness. Complete a thorough, well-documented design. Supply Chain Warehouse

A Brief History of WMS in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

The development and history of warehouse management systems (WMSs) have had a profound impact on how the supply chain functions. Ancient Times Through Colonization: Warehouse Management Dates to Ancient Times. The concept of warehouse management originated in ancient Egypt as people sought ways to manage grain gathered from crops. As the world moved forward, the basic concept of managing warehouse inventory did not change much.

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20 Ways to Build a Successful Relationship with Your Warehouse

FLEXE

The relationship you have with your third party (3PL) warehouse is one of the most important relationships you will build in the supply chain. When you think about it, your warehouse is handling your two biggest assets: 1) your inventory, and 2) your customer experience.

The Top Supply Chain KPIs to Know

Cerasis

A perfect order consists of on-time delivery, in full delivery, damage-free delivery, and appropriate, accurate documentation. Warehousing and Transportation Costs. The warehousing and transportation costs per item should also be tracked. The calculation is comparable to the previous calculations, dividing the total warehousing and transportation costs by number of shipped items over a given period of time.

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The Many Types of Inventory Management Technology

Cerasis

Think of manual systems as Excel documents and endless spreadsheets. In a sense, these are still warehouse management systems (WMS), explains Acctivate , but they rely on manual data entry and processing, making them susceptible to errors and problems. Broad changes in the marketability and use of warehouse management technologies have led to an immeasurable number of vendors in the market. Supply Chain Warehouse

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

BluJay Solutions

via a local store) and that documentation is clear and user-friendly. . Blog Kewill last mile logistics retail solutions retail supply chain supply chain supply chain solutions supply chain visibility supply chain visibility software Warehouse Management WMS

“Clean Team” Investigates Warehouse Sanitation Best Practices

Consumer Goods Logistics

Their mission: audit and document best practices in warehouse/DC sanitation for their senior class project. Warehouse Operations Logistics Safety KANE Company CultureRecently, a crack team of logistics detectives (aka “business students”) from the University of Scranton arrived at KANE’s Scranton distribution campus. Code name: Operation Clean Team. The results of the mission have been kept secret – until now.

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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. Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software) , Compliance (Software) and Visibility (Software). .

Things Aren’t Always as They Appear in Today’s Supply Chain: The Direct Correlation Between the Accuracy of Your Mobile Data Inputs and Your Factory’s Outputs

Take Supply Chain

It’s a well-known fact that “visibility” governs your entire supply chain operation from the plant floor to the warehouse and distribution center; really, all the way to the end customer. You need a way for workers to document transactions in real-time.

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Pharma companies will increasingly take cues from retail and consumer goods….why?

The Network Effect

Thus, using retail and consumer goods as a guide, we can expect that companies will tailor the mode of transportation, warehousing and depth of distribution in each country for different pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

How You Can Overcome These 5 Challenges of Managing Multiple Warehouses

Unleashed

Many benefits can arise from adding extra warehouses such as reduced shipping costs by adding new warehouses closer to customer locations, added storage capacity where extra warehouse space may be needed, warehouses for specific purposes that can simplify warehouse management to contingency plans to alleviate risk, such as if one warehouse is taken out of service business can continue. Ability to utilise warehouse space and layout optimally.

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. You will need a transportation solution that understands common carrier shipping rules and regulations, whether your goods travel by road, boat or airplane (or some combination of all three) and can issue all of the proper documentation necessary to ship successfully.