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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. Warehouse Automation

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Swisslog acquires warehouse automation provider FORTE Industries in the United States. February 2015 North American Freight Numbers. AWS revenues grew 49 percent in Q1 2015 compared to Q1 2014, while the rest of its North America business grew 22 percent.

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Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019


In reality, this is similar to what a third-party logistics provider does, and it is the same capabilities that exist within a transportation management system, such as the Cerasis Rater. Download WhitePaper.

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Business intelligence critical for logistics firms as IT investment environment improves


Transport and logistics companies are investing into four key areas above all others: Business intelligence; transportation management; warehouse management; and supply chain visibility. Transportation management goes hand in hand with the push towards increased visibility.

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. University of North Texas. As if this wasn’t enough, transportation costs are rising and forcing companies to constantly adjust and optimize.

Retail Distribution Center Automation: 6 Factors to Consider

C3 Solutions

Download for later. would need over 452,000 more warehouse workers. [6]. 7] As warehousing requirements have increased , the most desirable lands just outside city cores that are close to transport arteries have been snapped up. This article is part of our Retail Program.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

In particular China and India, with annual economic growth rates many multiples ahead of North America and Europe. They have good transport and trade links not only with the BRIC countries, but with North America and the EU.


Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

With such widespread advances in digital help both inside and outside the warehouse, the modern supply chain should naturally gravitate toward proactive design. While civil unrest could slow down production or shipments in a foreign country, natural disasters can accomplish just as much shipping disruption in North America.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. Warehouse Efficiency

Lull Case Study: Order Fulfillment that Doesn’t Keep You Up at Night


The FLEXE Supply team sourced additional warehouse providers in the FLEXE network—all of which were already running on the FLEXE software platform. With a flexible warehousing and order fulfillment solution, Lull has been able to reinvest in their business and growth strategy.

Shippers Caused the Truck Driver Shortage


40 percent of butter is sold in November and December and needs to be transported in refrigerated trucks. Land O’Lakes has implemented a real-time transportation visibility solution from FourKites. Land O’ Lakes is a member-owned cooperative with revenues of $15 billion.

Unilever Gains Visibility & Control Over the Most Unpredictable Spend Category


Unilever’s relationship with JAGGAER goes all the way back to 1998 with what was then Unilever’s Transportation Business Center (TBC) in North America. In the transportation and logistics category there are infinite variables and unpredictable circumstances.

New online insight hub revealed to increase intelligence resources for supply chain decision makers


Historically, we’ve done this through free to download whitepapers and reports but have increasingly looked to webinars where key decision makers and influential stakeholders can share best practice in their industry directly with the market between events as well. .

Three High-impact Areas and Easy Wins in Grocery Retail Supply Chains

RELEX Solutions

If your average numbers for your warehouse or distribution center are on-target, but stores keep telling you that they’re getting too much, or too little, or that stock is arriving too late, it may be time to look at your allocations. By having multiple batch sizes, you can reduce handling costs and possibly even create substitutes for out-of-stock products at the warehouse. It’s free to download if you’d like to find out more. A supply chain is always a work in progress.

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