7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt


When it comes to warehouse management, constant evaluation and adoption of crucial technologies is critical so as to improve profitability and stay competitive. Today, warehouse managers have a wide array of technologies to choose from as they strive to reduce costs, improve efficiency and streamline operations. They must ensure that goods, materials and products flow effortlessly by optimizing their warehouse operations through the use of warehouse technologies.

A Win-Win Situation: Electronic Device Manufacturers and Blockchain Solutions


As blockchain is now a frequent topic of discussion among supply chain circles, it is essential to consider how it could affect electronic device manufacturers. Decentralized Data Ensures Compliance and Universal Application of Electronic Devices.

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6 ideas to improve warehouse efficiency

6 River Systems

The efficiency of your warehouse is an integral part of your business. On the other hand, if your warehouse is inefficient, you can quickly lose money, orders won’t be delivered on time and you’re more likely to experience issues like stockouts. Warehouse Efficiency

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26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

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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

Real-World Scenario: Best Practices for Warehouse Contracts: Part One


When it comes to the logistics industry, whether it's transportation management contracts or warehouse contracts, there are a million moving parts, and as many questions. In the below is a real world example of a consultant coming to a third party logistics company with the goal of choosing a warehouse and 3pl provider. Currently they incur a annual spend of USD 380-420 Million for their warehousing needs, of which ~60% spend is for brand new six warehouses (average space of 1.5

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

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Warehouse robots are just one form of warehouse automation , but they’re making a big impact. In reality, warehouse robots are augmenting the work of humans, streamlining tedious, repetitive tasks and reducing errors, while also easing the physical demands on warehouse workers.

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. 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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5 Ways On-demand Technology will Make your Next Public Warehousing Experience Easier


Pubic warehousing —a long-time solution for short-term warehousing needs—is evolving. The process of finding, evaluating and choosing the right public warehouse is now online and on-demand. Antiquated search (finding a warehouse partner can take weeks or months of phone calls).

What is EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and ASN (Advanced Shipping Notification)?

3PL Insights

EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange. This refers to the electronic interchange of documents between companies. Electronic interchange of documents is far more efficient and less expensive than exchanging paper documents, as EDI costs less than a dollar.

Quarterly Report for On-Demand Warehousing Pricing and Usage: 2016 Summary


We wanted to know how pricing and usage of on-demand warehousing trended in 2016. From electronic document management to real-time visibility into transportation logistics, software is modernizing the supply chain. On-demand warehousing is no different.

50 expert tips on improving warehouse efficiency & productivity

6 River Systems

Most warehouses are on an ongoing mission to maximize productivity by optimizing workflows, automating processes and reducing waste (both time and resources). More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there. Cross-train your warehouse workforce.

The Past, Present, and Future of Technology in the Warehouse

Logistics Bureau

Imagine stepping back in time to visit a large warehousing operation in 1990. To save you from a meltdown, let’s take a brief journey through warehouse operating developments from 1990 to 2045. 1990: A Fine Vintage for Warehouse Operators. Warehouse Automation.

What Drives an Investment in a Warehouse Management System? 5 Considerations for Your Selection


Small shipping companies have grown into larger third-party logistics providers , and warehouse management has become more focused on efficiency and accuracy instead of quantity of shipments. However, costs can be further reduced through the use of a warehouse management system (WMS).

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Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency


Today we will talk about the flow of strategy as pertains to inventory flow and driving warehouse efficiency. Staying Strategic in the Warehouse with Better Inventory Flow. Throughout the entire order fulfillment process, companies have a duty to ensure optimum warehouse efficiency by appropriately controlling inventory flow. Companies must also consider the potential impact of returns and warehouse capacity.

Six Ways Warehouse Inventory Management Software Optimizes Efficiency


The Warehouse Inventory Management Software market grew to $1.4B Warehouse Inventory Management software and systems help reduce infrastructure costs and enable the reallocation of existing IT resources to drive productivity improvements, according to IDC.

Setting up a Walmart EDI Connection


Retailers more and more are requiring their suppliers to set up EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) connections so as to reduce paper waste and increase standardization. Working with your warehouse. Then, and this is very important, you’ll need to ensure that your warehouse also does EDI.

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Alexa Heads to the Warehouse (WSJ – sub. Warehouse Space Growing Tighter on Rising E-Commerce Demands (WSJ – sub. So if you can provide warehousing, transportation and/or material handling equipment to support disaster relief efforts, I encourage you to contact ALAN.

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Center Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Clothing, toys, household items, electronics, games, seasonal items, and more now became part of the offering. I started walking up and down the warehouse aisles row by row to see for myself. warehousing #distributionlogistics #supplychainmanagement. Subscribe Here!

Guide to warehouse robots: types of warehouse robots, uses, navigation & more

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More warehouses are adopting robotics technology than ever before. The warehouse robotics market was valued at $2.28 There are several types of warehouse robots offering varying functionality, allowing warehouses to select robotics solutions that aid with various processes.

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Centre Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Clothing, toys, household items, electronics, games, seasonal items, and more now became part of the offering. I started walking up and down the warehouse aisles row by row to see for myself. warehousing #distributionlogistics #supplychainmanagement. Subscribe Here!

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

To understand the results, follow the year-over-year pattern in the orbit chart in Figure 1 and then look at the results of the consumer electronics industry in Table 1. Table 1: Results of the Consumer Electronics Industry for Performance, Improvement and Value.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Keeping track of warehouse inventories with an army of fully autonomous drones (TechCrunch). Are you attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference later this month (September 25-28 in Orlando, FL)?

This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

Talking Logistics

ATA Calls for Swift Issuance of Electronic Logging Device Regulations. Interested in learning more about what’s happening with electronic logging devices and other transportation-related regulations in the works?

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4 Supply Chain Management Takeaways from China to Survive Coronavirus


These include automobiles, luxury goods, electronics and lifestyle, among others. While the SCM processes have entirely stopped in these respective industries, they have percolated issues, such as underutilized warehouses, in other sectors.

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It’s Time to Revisit Vendor Managed Inventory


Electronic Kanban (eKanban) software is a classic example. Often tugger routes are introduced into the process to deliver materials as needed (regularly or on demand pull) from the warehouse to point of use. The eKanban system enables real-time, electronic signaling.

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Supply Chain Movement

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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. There is a plethora of nuances in how each process is physically conducted and electronically controlled. This is driven by factors including magnitude of the warehouse operation, storage capacity, temperature, order profiles, legislative requirements, company culture, and volume of goods moving through the facility. Warehouse

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.

Tile’s CEO on navigating the pain points of modern supply and demand


Electronic Arts, the second largest gaming company in the world, purchased the studio, leading Prober to serve in a series of roles that culminated in SVP of Digital Publishing. consumer-electronics retail consumer-goods product-strategy amazon

Radio Silence on Supply Chain Security

BluJay Solutions

Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software).

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. Commodities such as produce, electronics, mail and military FAK require updates as often as hourly. Warehouse Operations

Get Ready for the Electronification of Everything …and More Global Component Shortages!


I had an opportunity to speak with some executives this week that are frequently in Asia, negotiating with suppliers of everything from memory, semiconductors, and multiple other types of electronic components. Anyone who is working in this industry knows that there are two major problems: 1) A shortage of just about every type of component that goes into anything electronic, and 2) Longer and longer delivery cycle times for these components, sometimes extending out nine months or more.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

Make your supply chain center of excellence (CoE). “Although it is entirely possible to create a virtual center of excellence by having experts across the company collaborate electronically, they often can be more effective if they work together in the same location.

Lean Manufacturing Driven by Rapid Return on eKanban Technology Investment


You dramatically reduce the amount of inventory that becomes old or obsolete, free warehouse space and you build flexibility – and potential capacity – into your production process.

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Rise of the Warehouse Robots!

Supply Chain Game Changer

RightHand Robotics, for instance, provides end-to-end solutions designed to reduce the cost of e-commerce order fulfillment of electronics, apparel, grocery, pharmaceuticals, and other industries. The future of the warehouse is happening now with robotics. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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