Warehousing 101: An Introduction to Digital Warehouse Automation

RFgen

Key Takeaways: Warehousing and distribution face unprecedented pressures from COVID-19 disruption, commoditization, labor shortages and rising customer expectations. Warehouse automation is an effective way to gain efficiencies, cut costs and scale operations. High warehouse turnover.

The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement professionals have the same question looming over their head on a daily basis: “How do you plan on dealing with digitalization?”. Recently I had the pleasure of attending EBG Network’s 8th Annual Source to Pay Summit, which gathered some of the Nordic’s largest organizations and procurement profiles. Regardless of the sheer amount of content one could chose to consume, the theme for the day was apparent and held strong: Digital Procurement. Subscribe Here!

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2017 Warehouse Capacity Economics and Trends Report

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Nowhere is this more evident than the warehouse. On the other hand, for those with excess inventory in need of more space, it’s surprising how many respondents have to rely on traditional methods for procuring space. Download the 2017 Warehouse Capacity Economics and Trends report to learn more about: How conditions have changed for businesses that have excess capacity and for those that have excess inventory, including what the key drivers are behind variations.

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. Warehouse Operations

Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World

GlobalTranz

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.

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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IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management

GlobalTranz

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.

How Banks Can Improve Transparency in Procurement for Better Compliance

Jaggaer

Procurement in Banking also faces unique challenges due to the tough regulatory compliance environment that sets limits on how Banks can achieve goals like cutting costs. The bank’s Chief Procurement Officer may want to change vendor. But if (as is likely) the vendor is also a customer, for example one that recently received finance for a new warehouse, the Chief Operating Officer and customer relationship managers may have other ideas. Download it here now.

Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: Using supplier data to drive successful relationships

HICX Solutions

In our second interview in the series on ‘Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma,’ which supports a full survey carried out by HICX and Raconteur on the subject, Gren Manuel speaks to Richard Wilding, OBE. New demands on Procurement. Procurement for resilience, not just cost.

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Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: Using supplier data to drive successful relationships

HICX Solutions

In our second interview in the series on ‘Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma,’ which supports a full survey carried out by HICX and Raconteur on the subject, Gren Manuel speaks to Richard Wilding, OBE. New demands on Procurement. Procurement for resilience, not just cost.

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The Challenges & Steps in Procuring a Full Truckload as a Shipper

GlobalTranz

As a shipper, it can be hard to procure full truckloads, and small and mid-sized shippers suffer from an exacerbated version of this problem. Shippers face tightening capacity, higher rates, and demanding consumers, and procuring a full truckload may be the last thing on their minds. In reality, procuring a full truckload as a small or mid-sized shipper comes with unique challenges. Download Whitepaper. Full Truckload Procurement

Flying Warehouses! And Mobile Fulfillment Centers that Exist Today

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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. The post Flying Warehouses!

A Quick Guide: Preparing for Automated Warehouse Robots

RFgen

Warehouse automation represents a complex and demanding series of changes and innovations across the supply chain. The global warehouse automation and automated storage and retrieval system market is positioned for strong growth in the coming years, Daedal Research found.

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What Is Driving Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the Cloud?

Veridian Solutions

Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the cloud has risen as companies attempt to stay competitive with Big Box Retailers and Amazon, but those are not the only factors driving investment in cloud-based WMS. Ultimately, supply chain executives need to understand the challenges of a traditional WMS, and why a Warehouse Management System in the cloud is a viable solution with key benefits. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

What Is Driving Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the Cloud?

Veridian Solutions

Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the cloud has risen as companies attempt to stay competitive with Big Box Retailers and Amazon, but those are not the only factors driving investment in cloud-based WMS. Ultimately, supply chain executives need to understand the challenges of a traditional WMS, and why a Warehouse Management System in the cloud is a viable solution with key benefits. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

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.

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

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The number and locations of required warehouses, distributors, etc. David Bakke David Bakke is a Logistics Expert at National Air Warehouse. Similarly, warehouse usage would decline, as your need for safety stock would drop to near zero. Warehouse Operations

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

GlobalTranz

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.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

GlobalTranz

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. In today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018.

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SAP to Expand Cloud Presence with Acquisition of Ariba

Supply Chain Network

The acquisition will also significantly boost SAP’s cloud applications portfolio with the addition of Ariba’s leading cloud-based procurement solutions. Industry experts estimate the cloud-based enterprise network and procurement segment at a current size of $5 billion in revenue. Note to editors: To preview and download broadcast-standard stock footage and press photos digitally, please visit www.sap.com/photos. SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Ariba, Inc.

WMS and Cycle Counting: How to Reach Inventory Management KPIs

Veridian Solutions

Greater control and efficiency in modern warehouse management rests on the reliability and accuracy of your inventory management processes. Warehouse Managers need to understand the challenges of cycle counting, how the right KPIs can help, and how to leverage WMS and cycle counting best practices to develop the best inventory management KPIs. Failure to track replenishment and procurement activities. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

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Automation in the supply chain to get major boost in 2019

EFT

A new report and industry survey from eyefortransport finds that automation is the top investment priority for retailers and manufacturers in 2019, particularly within the warehouse. The drive to get goods to customers at speed and to achieve operational efficiencies in what is currently a very tight labour market is pushing the investment environment to strongly focus on making more efficient warehousing operations that incorporate automation throughout.

Where Is the ROI in a WMS Implementation?

Veridian Solutions

Assessing the return on investment (ROI) of a warehouse management system (WMS) implementation is an essential step in building the business case for investment. According to Chris Barnes , solution consultant for the Accellos platform, Warehouse Managers face many challenges in understanding the ROI in a WMS implementation. Let’s take a closer look at where Warehouse Managers may find the highest ROI in a WMS implementation. Download WhitePaper.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

GlobalTranz

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. 5 Tips for Warehouse and Distribution Center Management Success You MUST Instill Today. 10 Advantages of Slotting Optimization in Warehouses. As new technology evolves, slotting optimization in warehouses will grow easier.

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

GlobalTranz

You can download our first e-Book, "The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries" here. Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency. We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

GlobalTranz

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.

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

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Download Here. Depending on the scale of warehouses and use of technology, robotics may be employed to load or unload trucks. These benefits, reports Jamie Wyatt via Supply Chain 24/7 , include: Information gathered from mobile technologies increases real-time shipment visibility Integrated systems provide expedited procurement and shipping strategies Access to real-time pricing for available full truckload carriers.

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

GlobalTranz

Download white paper. 2018 will be the year in which more companies choose to leverage the power of 3PL-based technologies, including transportation management systems (TMS) but also other transformative supply chain technologies like a Warehouse Management System, a Yard Management System, a Labor Management System, all integrated together via APIs connected to the cloud with added extensions to handle automated cycle-counting or network optimization.

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.

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

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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.

ThankX Delivery Services!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Next, Leto connected Colon to an app developer (Divine Digital Agency), which created an effective, engaging, and interactive app – now available on the itunes, Apple, and Google stores (“ThankX”) for download! Visit www.gothankx.com for additional information and app download link!

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

GlobalTranz

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.

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain

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This enables it to optimally manage the supply of ingredients—coffee, flavored syrup, cups and lids—from a warehouse to partner sites. Costa’s new demand and replenishment planning system takes point-of-sale data from Costa’s unmanned coffee stations to forecast demand, optimize inventory, and generate nightly replenishment proposals for distribution and procurement. Click below to download Lennox's CSCMP award-winning presentation: Supply Chain Planning

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

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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.

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.

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

GlobalTranz

By the end of the series, we will have ample content to then turn it into a downloadable e-book that should serve any professional well as they look to continually improve themselves and, if they are a worker or manager within these categorical industries, can help keep an eye out for how you may apply a trend into your everyday workplace to stay competitive and efficient. . 2016 Supply Chain Trend #6: Procurement’s New (read Bigger) Role in the Supply Chain.

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