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Omnichannel In Manufacturing: Why Manufacturers Are Following Retailers to an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

The application of omnichannel in manufacturing primarily focuses on the collaboration between suppliers, or vendors, and distributors. To understand this relationship, we have to consider its driving forces, how it affects omnichannel experiences , and what it means for warehousing capabilities and capacity. Manufacturers still using disjointed processes and operating in functional silos are unable to keep up with demand. Download white paper.

Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This article comes from Steve Wright who works for Whirlwind Steel and shares his knowledge on manufacturing plant site selection. There are a number of factors to consider in manufacturing plant site selection to ensure you have the best location for your new plant. Unlike retail, office, or residential locations, a manufacturer must also consider various environmental regulations , workforce issues, and raw material availability, among other things.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

Cerasis

Furthermore, some data may be of minimal use without comparison to and identification of trends and collaborations between data from other transactions within a given warehouse or transportation system. Take a look at how a business can use technology, metrics, and services to improve transportation processes, which range from supplier shipping to route optimization. Download the KPIs E-Book by Filling out the Form Below!

50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

Warehouse automation stats show that automation is making a big impact on warehouses and distribution centers. As technology awareness grows, more warehouses and DCs turn to automation to adapt to the changing landscape. Below, we’ve rounded up 50 compelling statistics to shed some light on the driving forces behind warehouse automation and the impact automation has on the industry. The number of private warehouses is growing. Warehouse Automation

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?”

Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is the first post in a series produced in partnership with Catavolt, who helps manufacturing organizations drive operational excellence with mobile apps. We encourage our audience to visit The Catavolt Blog for more relevant posts about mobility in manufacturing for best practices, tips, and great industry insights. However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. The Summary of Mobile Technology in Transportation Management.

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Cerasis

Automation in the warehouse is essential to meeting the growing demand of e-commerce and the blending of traditional supply chain channels into the omnichannel supply chain. Unfortunately, warehouse capacity around the country is tight, but available capacity is only being used at rates shy of 70 percent. How can warehouse capacity be both tight and utilized less than 100 percent? Download WhitePaper. Drop orders in the right warehouse for that specific order.

[e-Book] E-Commerce Logistics: Background & Considerations for Manufacturers & Distributors

Cerasis

The flowering of e-commerce—while welcomed by most manufacturers and distributors/retailers—has introduced far more risk and complexity for logistics managers. Download the Background & Considerations for Manufacturers & Distributors to Set up an E-Commerce Logistics Practice E-Book! Download part 1 of a 2 part e-commerce logistics e-book series by filling out the form below. Logistics is the backbone of all manufacturers’ & distributors’ success.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson. Read on to learn more about the best strategies to control and reduce your warehouse fulfillment costs. 1) Warehousing space and inventory control. Warehouse Efficiency

Solving planning challenges in manufacturing liquid chemicals

DELMIA Quintiq

The chemical manufacturing industry has shown impressive growth over the past 25 years. However, rising global competition and challenging customer demands are forcing chemical manufacturers to prioritize operational excellence. The storage and manufacturing of liquid chemicals is an intricate process. This is in stark contrast to a warehouse, which can store different non-fluid or discrete items as long as there is space for them.

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.

[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. You can download our first e-Book, "The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries" here. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost.

5 types of mobile robots that are changing the face of warehousing

6 River Systems

The adoption of robots in warehousing, once considered a pipe dream, has become mainstream. According to market intelligence firm Tractica , nearly a million warehousing and logistic robots will be shipped annually by the year 2022 — almost five times the volume in 2018.

Top 5 Tips To Optimize Your Warehouse Storage System

Cerasis

Do you have a messy, unorganized warehouse? We know that you are also the victim of the ‘ Warehouse Disease’ , i.e. even after regularly organizing your warehouse, it turns messy the minute you receive or ship some cargos. Optimising your warehouse storage system to ensure that it stays organized at all times of the month will be a dream come true, right? Download white paper. There are many ways to optimize your warehouse storage system, such as: 1.

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Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016, sponsored by SAP, is the most important educational event of the year for organizations using SCM, PLM, manufacturing, and procurement solutions to fortify their business operations and infrastructure with proven methodologies and measurable, value-driven results. Date: 22-24 June, 2016. Venue: Austria Center Vienna, Austria. Organisation: SAPinsider.

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Transportation Innovation 2018

EFT

A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries. Autonomous technology has been used in manufacturing and distribution centers for years where AGV are used for moving product throughout a warehouse. When a self-driving vehicle causes damage, who gets sued the manufacturer, operator, or owner? Download Tompkins EFT Presentation.

Warehouse of the Future: The Importance of an Integrated and Autonomous Supply Chain System – Part 3 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

In part 1 of this blog series , we took a look at how innovation is changing the supply chain and the evolution of different warehouse types and processes. Integrating planning supply chain software, coupled with execution solutions, such as warehouse management systems (WMS), can help optimize supply chains. The move to omni-channel retailing means that warehouses are less able to batch orders into large waves. Analytics and Warehouse Automation.

5 Tips to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Business Scalability

Veridian Solutions

Unfortunately, finding a way to improve warehouse efficiency can be difficult. As explained by Multichannel Merchant , supply chain leaders should follow these five tips to improve warehouse efficiency now. Warehouses could leverage the personal devices of their workers, provided bring-your-own-device programs are in place. Adopting a reliable and robust WMS is critical to warehouse efficiency , but the WMS is only one system. Download a Copy of the White Paper.

5 Tips for Writing a Transportation Management Plan

Cerasis

Every transportation firm sees the utility of having a transportation management plan. It is essential in organizing activities in the transportation industry effectively and efficiently. The challenges that the transportation industry faces are enormous. Thus, it becomes inevitable for transport companies to devise a transportation management plan that factors in all these variables. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

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

6 River Systems

trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4% billion, while transportation costs increased by 10.4% transportation network and other logistics challenges. Now, this does not just come down to the staff in the warehouse.

7 Ways Transportation Companies Can Improve Customer Experience

MercuryGate

Usability Be up and running easily and quickly, enabling transportation teams to realize immediate and measurable results. Company Discover the company who is revolutionizing the transportation management industry. 7 Ways Transportation Companies Can Improve Customer Experience.

Warehouse of the Future: The Importance of an Integrated and Autonomous Supply Chain System – Part 3 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

In part 1 of this blog series , we took a look at how innovation is changing the supply chain and the evolution of different warehouse types and processes. Integrating planning supply chain software, coupled with execution solutions, such as warehouse management systems (WMS), can help optimize supply chains. The move to omni-channel retailing means that warehouses are less able to batch orders into large waves. Analytics and Warehouse Automation.

How to Build a Business Case for Cloud-based Supply Chain Execution

BluJay Solutions

In addition, they now cover several critical areas of supply chain execution, including transportation management, warehousing and logistics – providing a single solution for greater efficiency, agility and overall visibility. Businesses of all sizes are making the move to cloud-based transportation management and logistics management technology for several reasons, including lower costs, faster implementation times, easier integration, less maintenance and lower risk.

Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019

Cerasis

E-Commerce Demand Will Lead to the Urbanization of Warehousing As explained by On Time Logistics , the urbanization of warehousing refers to the increased use of warehouse space to move product closer to consumers. Instead of placing warehouses and out-of-the-way locations, such as outside of the city, more warehouses are moving downtown. In addition, the sheer volume of warehouses in high-population areas is expanding. Download WhitePaper.

5 supply chain management tips for retail for sustained profitability

6 River Systems

Manufacturing companies have the option of selling directly to consumers without the help of any retail middle men. Automate warehouses and distribution centers Warehousing is one of the important drivers of cost in the retail supply chain. Warehouse Management

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

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Veridian Solutions

Automation in the warehouse is essential to meeting the growing demand of e-commerce and the blending of traditional supply chain channels into the omnichannel supply chain. Unfortunately, warehouse capacity around the country is tight, but available capacity is only being used at rates shy of 70 percent. How can warehouse capacity be both tight and utilized less than 100 percent? A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Download WhitePaper.

Radio Silence on Supply Chain Security

BluJay Solutions

This is quite surprising, as RFID technology is of course already utilized widely by shippers and by some logistics services providers (LSPs) and freight forwarders for warehousing management as well as track-and-trace –for a few it’s integral to modern warehouse management , transport management and freight forwarding systems.

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. Download White Paper. Warehouse managers need a way to separate the physical handling process from the accounting process, and using a WMS in reverse logistics achieves this goal. Reverse Logistics Warehouse

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

download ebook. However, logistics focuses expressly on the movement and storage of products, while the supply chain goes into deeper detail, including manufacturing processes, procurement, and the flow of goods. The decision by Amazon will result in increased development of robots for use in logistics and other functions in warehouses such as packing and picking. TMS Transportation Management

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Digital Inventory Management Key Battleground in Transformation of Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Cerasis

Warehouse Managers need to understand why this is happening, its implications, and how digital inventory management can benefit brick-and-mortar retail. Download White Paper. To guarantee success, Warehouse Managers should follow these tips: Track the movement of inventory through multiple channels. Monitor inventory in all stages of the supply chain from manufacturing to returns, explains Andy Henderson via General Electric.

Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping

Cerasis

E-commerce has presented wholesale distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a crown opportunity for growth, but it comes at the cost of transitioning from single-channel shipping. Unfortunately, manufacturers and OEMs may lack the infrastructure necessary to facilitate such changes, and resellers face challenges in optimizing procurement for the world of e-commerce. Warehouse selection. Download White Paper.

Blockchain and TMS: A Future Match Made In Heaven?

Cerasis

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Blockchain and TMS Will Lead to Incorruptible, Efficient Energy Management Blockchain-based TMS has the potential to eliminate inconsistencies and errors in managing transportation and freight. In transportation management, outsourcing has another name, partnering with a third-party logistics provider (3PL), like Cerasis. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Blockchain TMS Transportation Management

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. Download white paper. All warehouses will have key differences and uniqueness. Electronics manufacturers may focus on recycling returns properly. Ammunition and arms manufacturers must track serial numbers, customer information and more. Supply Chain Warehouse

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. John Moss @EnglishBlinds John Moss is the CEO of English Blinds , the manufacturers of bespoke window blinds and shades. Warehouse Operations