Lean Warehousing


Lean Warehousing – From Paradox to Operational Excellence. Before we start talking about Lean Warehousing, can you tell us a little bit about LeanCor Supply Chain Group? As a third-party logistics provider, LeanCor offers a unique combination of third-party logistics services, hands-on consulting, and training and education that helps organizations eliminate waste, drive down costs, and instill a problem-solving culture across their supply chains.

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Logistics Warehousing


Logistics warehousing should be considered only as one part of the total supply chain logistics strategy. The warehousing function should be a seamless component of this network. A logistics warehousing strategy should be lean, and should focus on the movement of the product, rather than old stop-and-go storage methods. Lean approaches to warehousing makes this possible, even in the ups and downs of the global economy.

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Supply Chain Education and Certification – What’s Missing?

Supply Chain Game Changer

That was the start of Supply Chain education. What is missing in Supply Chain education and certification? Before training and education in the basics was needed because the jobs to be done were transactional. Supply Chain Education in Conclusion. Subscribe Here!

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

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

How to Use Software to Reach Peak Warehouse Efficiency

C3 Solutions

All the steps in between that order's receipt and final fulfillment are manageable through these iterations of warehouse management software. Yet, it's amazing how many distribution operations are running without the benefit of even a basic warehouse management system. The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC), which made the calculation based on its own research, noted that trying to run a DC without a WMS would make implementing automated processes impossible.

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Warehouse Cost Savings: 5 Key Areas of Focus and 13 Practical Objectives


A Director of Operations, Warehouse Director or Manager, or even the Director of Supply Chain or Logistics, are always in the pursuit of continuous improvement as well as warehouse cost savings in both time and money. In today's modern society, often, the stop gap in efficient productivity in your warehouse is typically one of two things: bad process & getting caught up in the weeds of tactics. 5 Key Areas to Focus on in the Pursuit of Warehouse Cost Savings.

The United Nations of Warehousing

BluJay Solutions

Despite the after-effects of the global economic downturn still being felt, Logistics Services Providers (LSPs) throughout Europe and in many parts of Asia and the US are struggling to find skilled workers for their warehouses. However many are now realizing that if they opt for alternative language settings to better suit their temporary workforce, they can make following warehouse processes much, much easier and reduce queries and errors.

Supply Chain Education: What Skills Do Your Staff Need?

Logistics Bureau

We’d like to know what you believe your managers and staff need from a supply chain education program. … Well… As you may know, we have an education division in our group called Supply Chain Leaders Academy, and every so often we like to make sure our program is still up-to-date and relevant. General Supply Chain Education. Topics include: Warehouse design and setup. Warehouse and distribution centre process improvement.

29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

Warehouse robots are just one form of warehouse automation , but they’re making a big impact. From greater flexibility and scalability to productivity gains, a faster ROI compared to other automation solutions and better resource management, warehouse robots are changing the face of warehousing. Read on to find out what our panel had to say about the impact of warehouse robots on industry employment. Warehouse robots are the future, plain and simple.

Finding the Right Education is the KEY

Logistics Bureau

It got to the stage that I was invited to seek education opportunities elsewhere at the tender age of 15, much to the angst of my parents. And with the support of my ‘Boss’ I went off to boost my level of education and leadership skills. It was actually there that I met long time friend and ‘mentor’ Mark Powell, whom many of you may know as the outgoing CEO of the Warehouse Group. 40+ years ago, I was the one struggling with education.

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. First, let’s discuss the basic definition of AR, then we can dive a little deeper into how this innovative piece of technology could potentially be used 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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What to Look for in a Food Distribution Warehouse Provider

Kanban Logistics

Makers of all types of products turn to third-party logistics (3PL) providers to optimize warehousing and distribution operations in order to meet modern supply chain demands. In this article, we’ll examine the many things you’ll need to look for in a food distribution warehouse provider to not only optimize your operations – but do so safely as well. A warehouse that has temperature-controlled space utilizes cooling (and/or heating) units to keep the temperature within a set range.

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Machine Learning In Warehouse Management


However, it’s now being used by many businesses, including logistics companies and retailers seeking help for warehouse management. Currently, machine learning is used in a variety of sectors including healthcare, law, education and science. This is important for supply chain management moving forward, particularly when applied to warehouse management. They now have the world’s largest automation warehouse whereby the robots can pick goods ready to send out to customers.

3 Ways to Improve Warehouse Inefficiencies and Boost Productivity


A disorganized warehouse doesn’t just look bad to the eyes instead, it becomes more of a liability to an organization. The warehouse is the central hub from which any trading and distribution business deliver goods, so it’s essential to deal with warehouse inefficiencies. However, increasing warehouse’s efficiency is much easier with the advancement in technology and movements such as globalization. Do you track warehouse changes? Introduction.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide for Managers & Executives to Know


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

Supply Chain News on MHI Acquires Warehouse Education and Research Council

Supply Chain Digest

Big Shakeup in Supply Chain and Logistics Professional Organization Landscape

Rethinking Warehouse Operations Management with Artificial Intelligence


After all, it is important to know how certain events could impact operations in the future and what companies can do to mitigate unforeseen risks due to volatile production conditions to efficiently manage warehouse operations. Supply chain forecasting is a great way to help manufacturers, operations managers and production planners make educated predictions about factors influencing warehouse operations. Guest Post written by Anita Raj, Industry 4.0 and AI Evangelist.

50 expert warehouse order picking tips, strategies, and best practices

6 River Systems

The efficiency of order fulfillment from warehouses has become an important focus in logistics management as customers demand quicker deliveries. Warehouse order picking is an important factor in efficient order fulfillment. Create extra space in your warehouse.

[Infographic] 5 Ways STEM Education is Leading the Logistics Industry


Here are the five ways STEM education has helped shape the future of logistics. STEM Education Help Increase Accuracy. Thanks to STEM education, accuracy of the supply chain flow has improved. Today, robots can be found in sorting centers, warehouses and plants, as well as in the form of mail carriers such as drones. Infographics Logistics STEM Technology STEM Education

5 Reasons Why You Should Go for Paperless Warehousing


Warehousing is critical in movement of goods from manufacturer to the end customer. Whenever we come across this term ‘Warehouse’, we imagine a big closed place which is used for storage of the goods to be transported, whether inbound or outbound, trucks moving to and fro, lot of labourers would be working etc. The Indian warehouse market was worth INR 561 Billion in 2018. To cater this market demand investors are investing heavily in warehousing projects.

How Your Warehouse Can Navigate Costly Global Supply Chain Disruptions


Joe Harris, Product Manager at OneSCM, has an education in Business Information Systems and over 12 years experience in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

5 Warehouse Performance Management Tips

The Logistics of Logistics

5 Warehouse Performance Management Tips. Consider setting a quality control at the following stages of production: - when receiving and throughout warehouse process. - Inventory counts are also an excellent security measure for your warehouse. Great warehouse performance is essentially a shared goal between the warehouse manager and their personnel. One idea is to invite an independent party into your warehouse to observe the warehouse floor.

Warehouse Design and Automation. Do you need it?

Logistics Bureau

Mal Walker will show us what’s around warehouse design and automation. As you might not know yet, he is one of our expert consultants in Logistics Bureau and he’s been going across the US to check out on the latest warehousing technologies including automation.

8 DC and Warehouse Slotting Considerations for More Efficient Warehouse Operations


If you are a manufacturing company or distributor, you most likely are using a warehouse or distribution center to make sure you are able to store inventory, replinish store fronts, and easily send goods to customers or receive goods for manufacture or distribution. Many of our shipper customers have asked us for content related to better warehouse or distribution operations. First Things First, Do You have all The Tools To Set You Up for DC Or Warehouse Slotting?

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Free Supply Chain & Logistics Webinars – 4 Topics – 2 Time Zones

Logistics Bureau

Warehousing: John Monck. Books Free Stuff Videos Webinars delivery fleets distribution networks Inventory Management learning reduce cost route planning route scheduling storage facilities supply chain education systems warehousing webinarsWe’d love to share information. We have weekly videos, a very extensive blog, stuffs on social media, and we are now sharing FREE SUPPLY CHAIN WEBINARS! Recent schedule: middle of February through until the end of March 2020.

Gamification to Help Supply Chain Professionals in Their Journey to Efficiency


Additionally, we are seeing changes in supply chain management as the concept of gamification is becoming more popular in branches like distribution and warehousing. For example, a warehouse manager can experiment with various warehousing solutions to better understand the impact of a decision before implementing it in real life.

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Update on MHI Acquires Warehouse Education and Research Council

Supply Chain Digest

Comments from SCDigest Editor Dan Gilmore and MHI CEO George Prest Added

Supply Chain News on Warehouse Education and Research CouncilUpping Its Game for 2015 Conference

Supply Chain Digest

Four New Tracks Added to Focus on Specific Vertical Markets

Are Universities Training Students for Obsolete Jobs? And Where Does Supply Chain Fit in?


Last week, we read a report that stopped us in our tracks: an Australian non-profit studying education and career prospects for young people in Australia reported that nearly 60% of Australian university students are studying for “dying” careers – or jobs that will be automated during those students’ lifetimes. It’s true that more transactional Supply Chain related roles (such as Procurement Clerks and Warehouse personnel) are under threat of automation.

7 Ways to Overcome Yard Management Challenges


Poor planning on the part of warehouse managers can lead to extensive demurrage or detention charges, irritability and anger among truck drivers and employees, and excessive gait, congestion, reports PINC.com. Meanwhile, warehouse managers struggle with maintaining visibility and control over trucks, personnel, and assets in their yards. But, warehouse managers can overcome these challenges by taking these seven steps. . Coordinate Yard Management and Warehouse Systems.

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The Integrated Workforce in the Warehouse

Supply Chain Nation

Work in the warehouse is changing rapidly. At the same time, the warehouse workforce is also changing. They are young, well-educated, digital-native, and view work as a means to support their lifestyles. With the changing fulfillment requirements in the warehouse coupled with the changing needs of the workforce, today’s distribution managers must perform four jobs simultaneously.

Detailed Cost to Serve Lesson

Logistics Bureau

Business Improvement Cost to Serve Training & Education Warehouse administration facility costs inventory holding costs IT systems labour light and power maintenance materials handling equipments MHE miscellaneous office equipment packaging product master file purchasing static storage equipment supervisors and managers transaction file warehouse management system WMSWould you like to find where money is draining out of your business?

Machine Learning in Warehouse Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

However, it’s now being used by many businesses, including logistics companies and retailers seeking help for warehouse management. Currently, machine learning is used in a variety of sectors including healthcare, law, education and science. This is important for supply chain management moving forward, particularly when applied to warehouse management. Machine Learning Applied To Warehouse Management. These robots now do 70% of the work in the warehouse.

The Warehouse Labor Shortage in 2020

3PL Insights

As businesses rely more on online sales, they require more warehouse space and more workers to handle and ship their products. Why are we experiencing this warehouse labor shortage? Unlike previous generations, Gen Xers and Millennials have more access to higher education, leaving blue-collar jobs unfilled. Now that we understand how the warehouse labor shortage occurred, how do we solve it? staffing solution specializes in warehousing and logistics related positions.