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Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

An effective warehouse management strategy is key to staying competitive and meeting consumers’ expectations in the omnichannel world. Knowing the available inventory and assets only in distribution centers is inefficient and lacks value, but when applied across an entire supply chain network, inventory visibility propagates effective warehouse management. Download white paper. It is key to an effective warehouse management strategy and brings disparate systems together.

[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.

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Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. URL: sapinsiderevents.wispubs.com/2016/Vienna/SCM-PLM-MFG-Procurement-CRM/. 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.

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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.

IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management

Cerasis

The internet allows for unlimited scalability and boosted efficiency in warehouse inventory management. The so-called “smart warehouse” takes advantage of these defining factors by connecting systems to streamline inventory management and overall productivity. Warehouse managers must understand why changes of standards and use of the Internet of Things (IoT) are needed and how smart warehouses can meet the demands of today and tomorrow. Download white paper.

Flying Warehouses! And Mobile Fulfillment Centers that Exist Today

FLEXE

Illustrations in the filing show a flying warehouse, which would remain at high altitudes as drones fly back and forth between the warehouse and nearby shipping destinations. The flying warehouse is designed to do things like hover over stadiums and restock concession stands in real-time. Leading e-retailers are using pop-up fulfillment centers to augment their supply chain to do similar things as the flying warehouse might do. Cut transportation costs.

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.

The Importance of Change Management to a Successful Transportation Management Outsource

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We’re sharing his original post here because transportation management is always a relevant topic. Please share your thoughts and read the blog post, The Importance of Change Management to a Successful Transportation Management Outsource. To fully leverage the benefits of outsourcing transportation management, build a good change management framework, minimize implementation challenges, and plan for the future. Outsource Solutions Supply Chain Transportation Management

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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The Million Dollar Transportation Strategy Question – When Do You Need A Multi-Carrier Parcel Solution?

BluJay Solutions

When reviewing their transportation strategy and calculating shipping budgets, they are forced to ask,“Do we want to or can we afford to be held hostage by our carrier?”. The dependence on one carrier often starts in the early stages, as you’re building up your business or have reached critical mass where shipping costs are looked at centrally, perhaps via an organized procurement process. In summary, consider carriers as a central element of your transportation strategy.

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21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

Statista found that 73 percent of buyers and users of freight transportation and logistics services say the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on their logistics and supply chain operations. The number and locations of required warehouses, distributors, etc. Warehouse Operations

WMS Cybersecurity: Top 7 Reasons to Think of Security During Implementation

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain management is filled with risks, and Warehouse Managers need to start thinking about WMS cybersecurity during implementation, explains Cerasis, processes too. Warehouse Managers that take the time to consider cybersecurity during new system implementations can ensure the best possible outcomes. Focus on warehousing and logistics. Risks aren’t limited to warehousing either. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

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. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

E-Commerce Shipping Comes With Unique Challenges As explained by SPS Commerce.com, shippers may lack the physical resources, read “warehousing space,” necessary to handle e-commerce shipping. In addition, shippers may lack the resources necessary to push operations beyond availability and reliability of procurement. Download White Paper. Although e-commerce makes up 10 percent of overall retail sales, its value in the modern economy must not be underestimated.

TMS Strategies for Delivering Savings and Performance

TMC

The other session was an interactive discussion on how to build a transportation management system (TMS) strategy and utilize the technology to drive value in your organization. The company was opening a large distribution center and was consolidating the logistics networks of five warehouses into that one location. Many times procurement and logistics teams are out talking to TMS providers, but haven’t included IT in the conversation.

TMS Strategies for Delivering Savings and Performance

TMC

The other session was an interactive discussion on how to build a transportation management system (TMS) strategy and utilize the technology to drive value in your organization. The company was opening a large distribution center and was consolidating the logistics networks of five warehouses into that one location. Many times procurement and logistics teams are out talking to TMS providers, but haven’t included IT in the conversation.

3D Printing Set to Streamline the Retail Supply Chain Through Reduced Lead Times and Inventory

BluJay Solutions

Anyone involved in retail procurement is acutely aware of the importance of correctly predicting consumer/end-user requirements and ordering the right goods at the right time, in the right quantities. In reality, retailers routinely pass the inventory risk to their suppliers, particularly since the phenomenal growth of multi-channel retailing, with direct dispatch (or drop ship) suppliers bulking up retailers’ online offerings without requiring a financial commitment or warehousing space.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. We want to make sure that supply chain practitioners, as well as manufacturers, understand how all of these technologies are affecting the entire supply chain, including the supply chain & procurement side of a manufacturing operation.

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management

Cerasis

Statistics on the industry-wide use of a transportation management system (TMS), like the Cerasis Rater, are lacking. Download Here. Depending on the scale of warehouses and use of technology, robotics may be employed to load or unload trucks. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

Download white paper. Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have been around for several years, and while 3PLs may have existing software suites, such as our very own transportation management system, the Cerasis Rater, many supply chain managers are still implementing in-house technology solutions that have severe capability limitations. Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

Download White Paper. The same source also informed that the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Risk Index of 2016 was the highest since records have begun in 1995. Design of the Supply Chain Each company should carefully develop the architecture of its supply chain in terms of location of warehouses, shipping routes, and other critical considerations.

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

Cerasis

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Blockchain is entering a phase of development that will affect every aspect of supply chain and logistics management, ranging from procurement to forward logistics and beyond. Facility and Energy Management – The discussion on supply chain use of blockchain is incomplete without touching on facility and energy management, including smart buildings, advanced, integrated warehouse management platforms, and comprehensive energy controls.

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

Cerasis

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. Finally, manufacturers and wholesale distributors must consider changing where product is stored, requiring a review of available warehouses and alternative shipping strategies. Download White Paper.

Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

download ebook. Mountainous regions can be problematic with rocky soil and difficult transportation conditions. The same issue must be considered regarding raw material procurement and delivery, proximity to your markets, labor availability, supply chain infrastructure, and logistics. How far will your vendors need to transport materials? How far will you need to transport finished goods to warehouses and distribution centers?

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

Some logistics involves transportation or warehouses or both. It is evident, the two most popular themes around logistics in 2014 based on these page views have to deal with Reverse Logistics , e-commerce , and information around the warehouse. The Warehouse Manager’s Complete Warehouse Traffic Management Checklist : A warehouse manager is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of their employees and others who visit your workplace.

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. When someone selects an item, the display calculates the most efficient path through the warehouse, guides that person to the package, scans it as ‘picked’ into the Warehouse Management System, and immediately directs the picker to the next closest package.

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3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

The speakers cover everything from air and ocean freight to trucking and warehousing. I’m Nerijus Poskus — Director of Pricing and Procurement at Flexport. We are a marketplace for warehousing services. So if you operate a warehouse, if you rely on 3PL to operate your warehouse, we are a networked marketplace of, essentially, 3PL services. Do I want to lease a warehouse that will cover my peak and sort of go to church for Easter Sunday, therefore?

Delivering a Consumer Centric Supply Chain for Grocers – Part 4 of 4

BlueYonder

The disciplines of interest will include supply management, efficient order fulfillment, transportation and workforce. Effective management of inventory procurement and replenishment, especially in smaller footprints, will increasingly influence the consumer experience. Order fulfillment requires orchestration across the traditional disciplines associated with supply chain planning, order management and warehouse execution. Transportation Optimization.

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Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

FLEXE

Short-term warehousing isn’t new. On-demand warehousing solutions make it possible to solve for inventory overflow and add fulfillment centers with little-to-no risk and no long-term lease agreements. With access to a warehouse marketplace, you can search for available space and leverage multiple warehouse partners to create the distribution network you need. So while short-term warehousing isn’t a new concept, on-demand warehousing is. Download Now.

How working with our remarkable customer, Lufthansa Cargo, got us named to the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

BluJay Solutions

Those selected have produced measurable gains in ROI through cost-cutting and increased efficiency, whether in warehouse, transportation, procurement, sourcing or any other category in the end-to-end supply chain. Read more about Kewill CustomsXchange by downloading the Kewill CustomsXchange datasheet. Download our press release announcing Kewill CustomsXchange.

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Delivering a Consumer Centric Supply Chain for Grocers – Part 4 of 4

BlueYonder

The disciplines of interest will include supply management, efficient order fulfillment, transportation and workforce. Effective management of inventory procurement and replenishment, especially in smaller footprints, will increasingly influence the consumer experience. Order fulfillment requires orchestration across the traditional disciplines associated with supply chain planning, order management and warehouse execution. Transportation Optimization.

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How to Avoid Tunnel Vision when Buying a Parcel Solution

BluJay Solutions

Unfortunately companies often make the tricky procurement process even trickier by approaching it with a narrow focus. By avoiding that tunnel vision and bringing some balance to your procurement process. Download “Unwrapping the Hidden Value of a Parcel System” for free today to help guide you through the parcel solution purchasing process. Download the “ Unwrapping the Hidden Value of a Parcel System ” white paper today.

How to Avoid Tunnel Vision when Buying a Parcel Solution

BluJay Solutions

Unfortunately companies often make the tricky procurement process even trickier by approaching it with a narrow focus. By avoiding that tunnel vision and bringing some balance to your procurement process. Download “Unwrapping the Hidden Value of a Parcel System” for free today to help guide you through the parcel solution purchasing process. Download the “ Unwrapping the Hidden Value of a Parcel System ” white paper today.

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

FLEXE

The FLEXE Supply team sourced additional warehouse providers in the FLEXE network—all of which were already running on the FLEXE software platform. Since working with FLEXE, Lull has been able to invest in and grow their product line, save on transportation costs, and reallocate resources to marketing and product development—a continual improvement cycle designed to grow their business. Blog and video: 2018 D3: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy.

Supply Chain Management:Why not WMS App? - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. The companies today need a Warehouse Management System (WMS) that can be implemented quickly, configured easily and which is cost effective. The concept is similar to downloading Apps i.e. applications to your iPhone from Apple Store. These Apps can be downloaded and implemented from a day to few minutes. Procurement Blog. About Us. Contact Us.