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Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

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 in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Kanban Logistics

And perhaps no element of the supply chain is more integral to the safety of pharmaceutical products than the warehouse. About Pharmaceutical Warehousing. These standards apply to pharmaceutical warehouses , processes, and to the drugs themselves. Warehousing

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Predictability in a Time of Uncertainty: Machine Learning in Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Large swings in supply and demand for different product categories and changes in distribution patterns left logistics managers grappling with the biggest challenge of their careers. How machine learning is transforming logistics. How machine learning benefits your logistics network.

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3PL Warehousing 101

Kanban Logistics

The modern warehouse offers much more than basic storage. While you can build and staff your own warehouse and perform these services yourself, more and more companies see the value in handing warehousing operations off to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. In this article, we’ll examine all that 3PL warehousing entails, while helping you find a 3PL partner that’s right for your business. Types of 3PL Warehousing. The Warehouse Management System.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Go for Paperless Warehousing

Vinculum

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.

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A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. If you’re a warehouse manager, failing to control these risks can lead to high employee turnover, decreased productivity, legal issues, and, at worst, injury or fatality. The Importance of Warehouse Safety.

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Reuters Events: Supply Chain in conversation with XPO CIO Mario Harik

EFT

Alex HadwickEditor-in-Chief for Supply Chains, Reuters Events, sat down with the Chief Information Officer of logistics giant XPO, Mario Harik, to see how the company is evolving its technology platform and responding to COVID-19.

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Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management. In order to manage e-commerce logistics and maintain cost efficiency, shippers need to know the challenges in managing e-commerce logistics, how a TMS can help, and a few tips to streamline the process. What Are the Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Logistics? Offer multiple shipping options to consumers.

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Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Event-Driven Replenishment and Warehouse Workforce Management

BlueYonder

Today’s support activities, from replenishment and priority waves to receiving and shipping in the warehouse, need to evolve under B2B/B2C convergence. New methods and labor processes that are event and customer driven are more crucial than ever before. All of these event-driven changes surrounding orders and fulfillment have a corresponding impact on replenishment. Figure 1: Replenishment eCommerce Event-driven Capabilities Compared. 56% – Shipping.

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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.

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Strategic Logistics Management: The Importance of Flexibility

Cerasis

We continue our ongoing 11 part series on strategic logistics management to include information on both warehousing and transportation management. We started the series with an overview of the 10 areas that allow you to have a competitive advantage if you have a strategic logistics mindset. Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency. 6 Benefits of Applying Useable Data in Logistics For Continuous Improvement.

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The Logistics & Supply Chain of Thanksgiving

Cerasis

Now, multiply that by 250 million Americans celebrating the holiday, reports Bob Trebilcock of Logistics Management. Frozen turkeys make up 90 percent of Thanksgiving sales, explains Chris Cunnane of Logistics Viewpoints. They are stored at the appropriate temperature until the holiday arrives, meaning warehousing and processing facilities are needed. Meanwhile, logistics operations must transport them from the farm to the production facility and beyond.

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Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Cerasis

Automation in the warehouse is essential to meeting the growing demand of e-commerce and the blending of traditional supply chain channels into the omnichannel supply chain. Unfortunately, warehouse capacity around the country is tight, but available capacity is only being used at rates shy of 70 percent. How can warehouse capacity be both tight and utilized less than 100 percent? Getting The Most Out of Shipping In 2019. Automation Warehouse

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Supply Chain & Warehousing Trends For Year 2017

CormSquare

The digital supply chain is making logistics faster, more accurate, more efficient, and much cheaper. Warehouse management systems are no longer constrained by mobile operating system offering limited hardware options. From iPhones and ring scanners to compact 2D barcode scanners, warehouses now have unlimited potential for mixing and matching mobile hardware. Thanks to sensor-driven technologies, this type of augmented reality will soon become common in warehouses.

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The 2020 Thanksgiving Logistics Shake-Up

Logistics Viewpoints

Specifically, I pointed out the three main segments which caused logistics headaches: the feast itself, festivities around the holiday, and the kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Thanksgiving Logistics: The Feast. Thanksgiving Logistics: The Festivities.

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Automated Versus Manual: Logistics Equipment Solutions

Cerasis

Here’s a look at how the two logistics equipment solutions compare. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018. Inventory Management: Automated Vs. Manual Logistics Equipment Solutions. With the size of many current warehouses, keeping up with inventory on an old school paper inventory sheets, or even in manual Excel spreadsheets, can be a logistical nightmare. Shipping: Automated Vs. Manual. Logistics

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Rethinking Warehouse Operations Management with Artificial Intelligence

ThroughPut

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.

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6 Benefits of Applying Useable Data in Logistics For Continuous Improvement

Cerasis

We continue our series on strategic shipping by going into detail of the 10 main areas that shippers can turn to in order to have a strategic logistics and transportation management mindset. Today we will go into detail on using the available data created in the processing of shipments within transportation management and other related logistics management for continuous improvement. . Shipping processes revolve around a million-trucks-worth of data.

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Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Organiser: Clarion Events. Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. Events Clarion Events distribution managers event freight transport logistics Multimodal NEC Birmingham procurement directors shipping managers Supply Chain Directors traffic managers

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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.

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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. Here are the top five ways in which Artificial Intelligence is transforming the logistics industry as we know it: 1) Predictive Capabilities Skyrocket When AI in Logistics is Implemented The capabilities of AI are seriously ramping up company efficiencies in the areas of predictive demand and network planning. Logistics

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Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

If supply chain is the ultimate team sport, nothing tests the game strategy and teamwork like a worldwide event. Preparations for this athletic mega event have been at full throttle for a long time. With 32 countries facing off in 64 soccer matches, everything must be perfectly coordinated so as not to mar the magic of the event. Massive sports events, such as the World Cup, involve Herculean tasks that few people see.

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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). Warehouses are complex operations with many moving parts and functions happening simultaneously, so while there are plenty of areas to improve productivity, it’s not always easy to determine where your efforts will pay off. More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there.

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How to Mitigate Risk of Full Truckload Shipping: Freight/Cargo Insurance!

Cerasis

Shippers need a way to mitigate risk of full truckload shipping , regardless of what promises a driver makes in casual conversation. The Problem: Full Truckload Carries Less Risk, So Shippers Forgo Cargo Insurance Risk exists in all transportation modes, and failure to consider risk in full truckload shipping is a poor strategy that will result in loses. Access our complete Full Truckload Shipping White Paper Series.

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The Rise of Logistics Technology in E-Commerce

Cerasis

Logistics technologies are changing how modern retailers operate. Huge warehouses are being built to house an infinitely higher number of products. Home Depot is revamping their distribution center strategy to include a host of regional centers, and logistics providers stand to reap significant profits from increased collaboration in the marketplace. What’s Driving Investments in Logistics Technology in E-Commerce? Benefits of Logistics Technology in E-Commerce.

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3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way

Cerasis

Innovations in technology are changing how the world does business, and technology is dramatically changing how entities in the logistics industry function in nearly every aspect. From increased affordability and efficiency of the transportation management system (TMS) to the application of Bluetooth technology for superior tracking of product movements, 2016 will be the year in which technology becomes an integral, if not the exclusive, part of the shipping process.

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Why You Need to Scale Your Ecommerce Logistics Program

Cerasis

Scaling your ecommerce logistics program to accommodate larger and more frequent orders will give your business the room you need to grow. See how you can increase your logistics team without losing your mind or your business. Speedier Shipping As an individual, fulfilling orders with your family members working from inventory in your garage cannot work as your business grows. By scaling up your logistics team, you’ll be able to give your customers faster shipping.

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10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

Cerasis

This is comparable to the Holy Trinity of Manufacturing and Shipping discussed earlier this year in previous blog posts. However, 48 to 72 hours would be an ideal lead time, reports Steve Raetz of Logistics Viewpoints. This does not mean shipping a product immediately. Take Advantage of Cloud-Based Analytics for Better Warehouse Management and Forecasting. This will ensure all operations continue in the event of a natural disaster.

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Uberization of Logistics Has Arrived

The Logistics of Logistics

For an industry that is forever on the move, the world of logistics is in a perennial state of change, facing numerous challenges and vague demands. Adding to this dynamic is the arrival of ‘Uberization’ that is knocking on the doors of logistics, mounting “faster that fast” delivery expectations and reaching a fruition point of determining who would be the survivors. For a logistics player, this is a do-or-die moment. How can an app entirely replace a logistics operator?

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Logistics property update: December 2020

EFT

Jaguar Transport acquires Ohio warehousing site. sq ft of warehousing and manufacturing space covering 511 acres and 10 miles of private rail, with a direct switch onto the CSX rail network. Work has been completed on Amazon’s latest Ontario, Canada, warehousing facility.

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How Effective Logistics and Transportation Management Leads to Scalability in Business Operations

Cerasis

We feel that if more shippers took a strategic look at shipping versus a tactical one, they will reduce costs, improve customer satisfaction, and remain competitive. As an easy way to catch up on the series, you will find the below posts on effective and strategic logistics and transportation management: . Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency. Strategic Logistics Management: The Importance of Flexibility.

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Omnichannel Logistics Solutions Takes the Supply Chain To The Next Level

Cerasis

How technology in logistics grew throughout 2016 is not limited to the technology that delivers products or enables better, faster picking processes. Over the last year, huge strides were made in machine-to-machine connectivity, as foreseen by our predictions, ranging from the greater use of automated identification and data capture (AIDC) and stronger resolve for more omnichannel logistics solutions. Customers Pushed For More OmniChannel Logistics Solutions, and They Got It.

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50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. Luckily, the current movers and shakers of the logistics and supply chain world are all too happy to dole out sage advice in the form of blog posts, interviews, podcasts — you name it. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers. Warehouse Operation

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UK warehouses reaching capacity, just weeks left before full

EFT

A survey of logistics and warehousing operations, conducted by leading sector trade association UK Warehousing Association (UKWA), has revealed that lack of available warehousing space in the face of COVID-19 restrictions is reaching a critical point, with potential for zero capacity within weeks.

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