Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways—function and form included. Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more products arriving directly from manufacturing to the end-customer, shrinking warehouse use. Where to Do Your Warehousing. Who Will Do Your Warehousing?

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson.

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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. Hurricane season is upon us, and the latest one, Hurricane Michael, has caused serious damage and disruption in the Florida Panhandle region and beyond.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017 : exoskeletons, autonomous forklifts, flying warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. Warehouse Automation.

Ecommerce Logistics: From Your Site to Their Doorstep

ShipBob

How do you put your brand in a spot to offer expedited shipping without putting in the time, resources, and investment of several warehouses? Ecommerce logistics starts with moving inventory from the manufacturer and lasts until it ends up at the end customer’s destination.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. Warehouse Efficiency

The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Talking Logistics

a warehouse or cross-dock) in a company’s freight network to route a daily mix of inbound freight on truckload or less-than-truckloads (LTL) to plan loads for delivery. Customers get better service, and you could potentially eliminate the need for warehouses or distribution centers in your supply chain. Let’s say a manufacturer based in Milwaukee needs to ship freight to Tampa. Is managing your transportation operations an art form?

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Supply chain impact before, during, and after Hurricane Irma

Kinaxis

If you happen to be involved in any way in supply chain, whether it’s supply chain planning, manufacturing or distribution, your next thought after hoping people are okay is likely, “holy crap!”. by Bill DuBois What are your supply chain thoughts when you see this picture?

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Covering loads has been easy in the Northeast, except outbound South Texas, Southern California, and Florida as capacity out of these regions is tighter with produce heating up. Warehouses in New York and New Jersey are reopening in the next 30 days. Florida.

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

Looking back on how we arrived at this point, many experts point to the 2017 hurricane season, specifically with Hurricane Harvey hitting the Houston area in late August 2017, followed by Hurricane Irma hitting Florida just a few weeks later.

The need to know

EFT

Japan wants manufacturing back from China, but breaking up supply chains is hard to do. When Japanese firm Iris Ohyama agreed in April to begin producing much-needed face masks in Japan, it marked a win for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who wants to bring manufacturing back from China.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

The service most frequently outsourced to a 3PL is transportation management (24%), followed by warehouse management (19%). CEVA also delivers contract logistics solutions featuring customized, flexible design and a range of tailored warehousing and distribution services across the country.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

With my son’s travel baseball team scheduled to begin its season next weekend, the coaches are employing some field maintenance tools you don’t normally see at a baseball field: For all of you who play baseball in California, Texas, and Florida, you have it so easy my friends.

Hurricane Season Brings New Risks to Pandemic-stressed Supply Chain Chains

Enterra Insights

The third named storm, Cristobal, soaked areas from southeast Louisiana to north Florida and south Georgia, then became only the fourth tropical storm to track into Wisconsin or its adjacent Lake Michigan waters in more than 100 years of records. Nichols explains, “With the right application of intelligent technologies, manufacturers and supply chain partners can more easily make proactive decisions, like diverting vessels and making other route changes.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

No issues cover ing loads throughout the market, except for outbound freight from California, South Texas, Georgia, and Florida to the N ortheast as capacity is tighter. Florida ? . Shipping to and from Florida should be undisrupted.?? .

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba

Freightos

Digital channels may spell trouble for traditional retailers but it also represents evolution, giving Asian and Indian manufacturers a global reach. Amazon has spent 25 years evolving from from sales to warehousing and finally to in-house product brands.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Houston is home to a number critical industries, including energy exploration, oil and gas refineries, and related manufacturing of petrochemicals and plastic resins, among others. Millions are still without power in Florida.

Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

We outsource about 80% of the primary ingredients of our crop protection business, and pack it in finishing plants and ship to warehouses. They will be featured in our digital showcase and are a part of the Jabil story on digital manufacturing.

Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

economy in 2017 and so far in 2018, manufacturers have been producing more goods than usual and requiring more freight to be shipped. Southern states, such as Georgia and Florida, will seek additional capacity to transport and distribute their perishable produce throughout the country during the annual produce season. and many jobs in manufacturing and other industries available, desirable alternatives to trucking jobs remain.

The Parable of Walmart, Target Stores and Vertical Farming

Supply Chain Collaborator

From ERP systems, to transportation management systems (TMS) , Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) to Yard Management Systems (YMS) to freight and route optimizers and network design systems, every inch of their supply chains is fully visible and controlled.

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

On Monday, I would speak in Orlando Florida at the Terra Technology event; and on Wednesday, present the keynote at the Logistic Summit & Expo in Mexico City. I am a manufacturing gal by training. Include the supplier’s warehouse and manufacturing locations.

Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

Ocean Spray, CSX (the rail operator), and fruit shipping companies partnered in order to enable Ocean Spray to ship more products intermodally from its New Jersey distribution center to the company’s Florida facility. Prior to the collaboration, these boxcars were returning empty to the Florida region. Ocean Spray added new manufacturing and distribution capabilities in Florida to support the company’s growing customer base.

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

The Pulse rooms are fed by data warehouses which pull together data from 94 different applications that are each being used to run data in different parts of the Flex organization.

How to Build, Grow and Control Your Wholesale Brand Image

EMERGE App

And few can match the scale and success of Costco and their membership-only warehouse clubs, for example. You buy packaged and canned food and drinks from manufacturers and distribute them to retail supermarkets, mom-and-pop grocery shop, and convenience stores. Introduction.

Outbound Volume Booming After Countrywide Reopening

Zipline Logistics

And Midwestern manufacturing hubs are potent sources of outbound volume as parts of the industrial economy have restarted following their March downturn. Southeast Logistics—Outbound Volume from Florida, Georgia, Texas.

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Economic challenges continue springtime

EFT

Manufacturing is steady. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reports that manufacturing held its own in April after six months of shrinking. Of the 18 manufacturing segments covered, 11 reported growth. .

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3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

The speakers cover everything from air and ocean freight to trucking and warehousing. 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.

What is Inventory Management?

EMERGE App

Dan was implementing the ideas of JIT manufacturing to his flying discs. With a basic disc in hand, he could order a design, paint or metallic finish at short notice, have it delivered to his simple manufacturing workshop and produce variants on the fly. What is Inventory Management?

L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

DAT Solutions

Mangkhut weakened as it moved on to Hong Kong and other ports and manufacturing centers in Southeastern China, but high winds and flooding damaged property and infrastructure. Meanwhile, less than a month after Florence and Mangkhut, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

If you frequently ship between states, or are considering opening a warehouse location in a particular state, take a look at our state-by-state breakdown below to help you make the best decision for you and your business. Phoenix and Tuscon are Arizona’s freight activity centers for consumer goods and manufacturing. Florida. Florida embraces a multimodal transportation system, moving over 770 tons of freight annually. Short Answer: Yes.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

If you frequently ship between states, or are considering opening a warehouse location in a particular state, take a look at our state-by-state breakdown below to help you make the best decision for you and your business. Phoenix and Tuscon are Arizona’s freight activity centers for consumer goods and manufacturing. Florida. Florida embraces a multimodal transportation system, moving over 770 tons of freight annually. Short Answer: Yes.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

If you frequently ship between states, or are considering opening a warehouse location in a particular state, take a look at our state-by-state breakdown below to help you make the best decision for you and your business. Phoenix and Tuscon are Arizona’s freight activity centers for consumer goods and manufacturing. Florida. Florida embraces a multimodal transportation system, moving over 770 tons of freight annually. Short Answer: Yes.

What is Seasonal Inventory and How to Deal With It

EMERGE App

Remember, it costs money to store stock in your warehouse, insure them, and you run a higher risk of facing theft, damage or natural disasters when you’re overstocked. When stock is left to accumulate in your warehouses, your risk of excessive stock and dead stock is high.

This Week in Logistics News (November 27 – December 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

UPS To Launch eBike In Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In-depot / in-warehouse management. It’s December 1, the beginning of the end of 2017. How did we get here so fast?

This Week in Logistics News (December 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Hundreds of Cafe Bustelo cans washed ashore in Florida this week. HighJump Partners with Advantage2Retail to Bring Best-of-Breed Warehousing Software to Retailers. versions of its SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) and the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) applications.