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. Trimble Acquires Brazil-Based Veltec to Expand its Global Portfolio of Transportation Solutions. Warehouse Space Growing Tighter on Rising E-Commerce Demands (WSJ – sub. Alexa in the Warehouse.

Warehouses are the next HOT investment triggered by the digital transformation of the supply chain


A recent article in Bloomberg suggests that warehouses are now becoming one of the hottest investments in the market, based on recent moves by the Blackstone Group LP, who are betting $18.7

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

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. A 2017 study from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) found that 19.5

The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Talking Logistics

Is managing your transportation operations an art form? The key tool for a logistics planner has long been a transportation management system (TMS), but the increased complexity of the market is driving demand for more creative TMS capabilities. 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. Look hard at your transportation practices.

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Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

Today’s truck capacity shortage can be linked to several market forces, some that the transportation industry has dealt with for years and others that are new and unfolding. This is a good thing in terms of transportation safety and compliance, however it also tightens already limited capacity. 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.

Hurricane Best Practices for Your Supply Chain


Hurricane Michael is approaching Florida via the Gulf Coast, threatening to rise from its current Category 1 status before making landfall on Wednesday. Storm surges make headlines, but they are just the beginning of potentially weeks of compromised delivery routes and warehouse operations. The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) helps businesses coordinate warehousing, transportation, and logistics aid during natural disasters.

What To Do With An Old Warehouse Management System


Buying a new warehouse management system to replace an existing ERP, host, or legacy WMS is not always the best way to improve warehouse operations. The example of Baptist Health South Florida shows why. The operations team at Baptist Health South Florida faced a dilemma.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

It’ll come to me eventually, but in the meantime, here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Kewill Acquires the IBM® Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS). We had friends over for dinner last Friday, and the kids ran off to play hide-and-seek after eating.

Hurricane Michael could bring spike in FEMA freight

DAT Solutions

Hurricane Michael has made landfall with the Florida panhandle as a very scary Category 4. Hurricane Michael barreled toward the Gulf Coast, and made landfall today in the Florida panhandle. Check with the Department of Transportation for Florida , Alabama , or Georgia , or call 511.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019


Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management , omnichannel best practices , and much more. The post The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Advanced Visibility in Emergency Response Situations

Talking Logistics

This includes providing warehousing, transportation, material handling equipment and whatever else is needed to get logistics operations working again. “It ALAN begins by looking at the logistics challenges — damaged or destroyed warehousing, transportation issues, wrecked infrastructure, and so forth. As just one example of how ALAN works, Kathy mentioned a recent situation where a company donated a piece of equipment needed in Florida after Hurricane Michael.

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.

“1+1=3? Opportunities in Logistics (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2015 Conference)

Talking Logistics

The theme of this year’s Descartes Evolution 2015 Global User & Partner Conference , held in May in Miami, Florida, was “Logistics Integration — What’s Next?”

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Veridian Named HighJump New Partner of the Year

Veridian Solutions

The award recognizes Veridian for its unique and transformative integrations of Körber’s suite of supply chain solutions spanning software to material handling automation to overcome complexities in warehousing and logistics.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn. By installing a warehouse in this region, the Company expects to improve its environmental footprint by reducing the number of miles traveled within its distribution network while also reducing costs and improving its customer service levels. The warehouse is part of ScottsMiracle-Gro’s high-service distribution model that the Company began implementing across the U.S. A new 100,000-sq.

Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

DAT Solutions

Relief efforts are underway in Florida, and our hearts go out to those recovering from Hurricane Irma. Transportation and logistics professionals are urged to contact the American Logistics Aid Network , if you can help provide trucks, trailers, or warehouse space.

Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

In this case study we present two Ocean Spray initiatives – distribution network redesign and intermodal shift from road to rail – that in combination led to a 20% reduction in transportation CO 2 emissions, while achieving comparable cost savings across the transportation network. Prior to the collaboration, these boxcars were returning empty to the Florida region. Traditionally, manufacturers use trucks, or a mix of trucks and rail, to transport their products to customers.

Ecommerce Logistics: From Your Site to Their Doorstep


How do you put your brand in a spot to offer expedited shipping without putting in the time, resources, and investment of several warehouses? Warehousing and storage. Shipping carriers handle the transportation of products to their destination. Warehouse management systems.

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

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%). of warehouse space and 234,100 vehicles, and operates 800 maintenance facilities. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

What’s on Your Radar? Planning for Less Disruption in the Wake of Severe Weather and Disasters

BluJay Solutions

Extreme weather events are becoming more widespread, but transportation and logistics pros can take steps to be better prepared and mitigate the impact. If you work in transportation or logistics, you are undoubtedly aware of the supply chain challenges faced in the aftermath of such events.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US


Miami, Florida. The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) brings an extensive network of warehouse logistics leaders together with warehousing suppliers in this three-day trade show.

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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.

Publix Vendor Guidelines Updated for On-Time Delivery

Zipline Logistics

The Florida-based grocer requires that all suppliers schedule delivery appointments at its distribution center to get product into its supply chain. Vendors that struggle with on-time performance frequently do so because of misaligned production and transportation operations. .

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.?? . Transportation?could

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Millions are still without power in Florida. It will take a very long time for freight transportation and logistics to return to normal, after two such monstrous storms in the same month.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Still easy to cover for all markets except outbound south Texas and Florida to the northeast as capacity out of these markets is harder to come by. . Warehouses in New Jersey and New York are reopening in the next 30 days. Florida .

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping


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.

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.

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.

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba


In other words, Alibaba just connected two small businesses around the world, while third-party businesses arranged transportation and logistics. Amazon has spent 25 years evolving from from sales to warehousing and finally to in-house product brands. The Logistics of Fidget Spinners.

Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Veridian Solutions

Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management, omnichannel best practices , and much more. Although dozens of conferences exist around the globe, warehouse managers should consider going to one of the best supply chain conferences of 2019 (plus MODEX, which is held in even-numbered years and occurs in 2020).

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. Use GPS, maps and weather signals to better predict arrival and route transportation assets.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

Together, Florida and Texas represent nearly 15% of the U.S. This could be from debris or flooding, especially since freight trucking is the most common mode of transport. This could mean altering their route to avoid the storm, or making sure warehouse facilities are prepared to withstand the brunt of the storm when moving goods isn’t a viable option.

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


Co-location of supply chains will reduce disruptions, complications with transportations, government regulations, etc. An expert in bird migration noted that a massive group of warblers in Eastern Tennessee, suddenly flew away and left for Florida.