Does Your Warehouse Need Voice?

Supply Chain Shaman

A warehouse is not a warehouse and a supply chain is not a supply chain. One of these options is voice-directed warehousing. Voice-directed warehousing, where a warehouse worker is directed to perform tasks based on voice automation using a headset, is now over twenty years old.

7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

Cerasis

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.

How's Your Food Recall Readiness?

Loftware

Unfortunately, even with best practices in place, there are times when Food & Beverage companies need to recall product due to contamination, expired freshness dates, or other health concerns.

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Food Safety Modernization Act in a Nutshell

The Logistics of Logistics

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is detailed and complicated. What Is The Food Safety Modernization Act? The Food Safety Modernization Act is the biggest overhaul of food safety oversight in the history of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Amazon's Whole Foods Takeover: One Year Later

Elementum

When Amazon announced its takeover of Whole Foods last year, there was a lot of speculation about how the e-tail giant would overhaul the grocery chain’s operations. Since 2007 it faced its share of challenges, including losing out to Walmart as the biggest seller of organic food in the U.S.

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Editor’s Pick: Profiles in Yard Management Excellence – Batory Foods

Talking Logistics

In this post, Rafael Granato from PINC Solutions summarizes a video case study we featured recently on Talking Logistics, part of our “Profiles in Yard Management Excellence” series where we highlight companies (in this case, Batory Foods) that are leading the way in driving continuous improvement and innovation in yard management. A national food ingredient distributor, Chicago-based Batory Foods had recently opened a 700,000sf flagship DC in Wilmington, Ill.,

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Food Recalls and WMS: Benefits of Recall Functionality in a Warehouse Execution System

Veridian Solutions

The threat of food-borne illness marred the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday. Two days before the day of thanks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a food safety alert advising people to avoid all types of romaine lettuce due to an E.

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UltraShipTMS Makes 2016 Food Logistics’ FL100

Supply Chain Collaborator

December 15, 2016 – Fair Lawn, NJ – Extending the series of wins in 2016 both in terms of new business and industry recognition, UltraShipTMS is once again to be included in Food Logistics magazine’s list of top software and technology companies.

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Food Safety Modernization Act in a Nutshell

The Logistics of Logistics

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is detailed and complicated. What Is The Food Safety Modernization Act? The Food Safety Modernization Act is the biggest overhaul of food safety oversight in the history of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The goal is to make food safer from farm to fork. The law also covers imported food, which now accounts for about 15% of the food consumed in the United States. Create a food safety plan.

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Food giant Mondel?z outsources its e-commerce-operation

Supply Chain Movement

Food manufacturer Mondelēz International, famous for brands such as Liga, Milka and Prince, recently contracted ModusLink to manage its e-commerce-operation. For now, he sees no reason to deploy drones to move parcels around in the warehouse.

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Food Recalls and WMS: Benefits of Recall Functionality in a Warehouse Execution System

Veridian Solutions

The threat of food-borne illness marred the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday. Two days before the day of thanks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a food safety alert advising people to avoid all types of romaine lettuce due to an E. The alert from the CDC reasserts the importance warehouses and distributors must place on supply chain visibility and traceability. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

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Case Kolonial.no: Winning at Fresh Food Etail

RELEX Solutions

Case Kolonial.no: Winning at Fresh Food Etail. is the largest online fresh food retailer in Norway and the fastest growing company in the sector in the Nordic region. Largest online fresh food retailer in Norway and the fastest growing company in the sector in the Nordic region.

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East Coast Warehouse Takes Yard Operations to the Next Level

PINC YMS

This week, Clint Reiser, director of supply chain research at ARC Advisory Group, had the opportunity of speaking with Bob LaMere, CIO of East Coast Warehouse , about the company’s recent yard management system upgrade and the benefits obtained by the company.

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7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots

Cerasis

The benefits to the use of warehouse robots, loading, unloading and delivery are evident. Driving Forces Behind the Increase in Use of Warehouse Robots. Greater Preventative Maintenance Measures - Although robots do not require food or water, they do require maintenance.

What are the Supply Chain Impacts of Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Big news out of the grocery retail world as Amazon has announced its acquisition of major organic foods retailer Whole Foods Market – for an eye-popping $13.7 That being said, the specific acquisition of a healthy lifestyle brand like Whole Foods is intriguing for sure.

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

Cerasis

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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EDI: A Key IngrEDIent in the Food Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

If you work in the food and beverage industry, it’s possible you’re not familiar with the wonders of electronic data interchange [EDI]. Here are the top three reasons why supply chain managers in the food and beverage industry should consider an EDI solution.

Robots In Logistics Are Improving the Food Processing Industry

Cerasis

The food processing industry impacts the way we eat and the level of access we enjoy to the products we love. Below, we’ll take a closer look at how forward-thinking companies depend on robots in logistics to facilitate needs in the food processing sector.

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Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

Cerasis

This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. Today, I will now address how a focus on inventory will allow for warehouse cost reductions as well. How do you achieve warehouse cost reductions?

The Warehouse of the Future

Loftware

What are the technologies defining the warehouse of tomorrow? As such material handling, data capture, order fulfillment, and software technologies are evolving to align with organizations’ vision of the warehouse of the future.

Want to Automate Your Warehouses? Better Implement a WMS

Veridian Solutions

Automating a warehouse, including the physical and virtual processes, can help supply chains stay competitive and meet challenges, like the growing supply chain talent shortage , explains JDA. Challenges With Leveraging Automation in the Warehouse. Warehouse Management

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.

Supply Chain Matters Top Ten Most Popular Blogs in 2018

Supply Chain Matters

Oracle Extends Cloud Based Warehouse Management and Logistics Performance Capabilities , July 2, 2018. Provided highlights of Oracle’s improvements to its extended Oracle Warehouse Management (WMS) Cloud application.

7-Eleven and Exel Deliver Fresh Food Daily

Logistics Viewpoints

The increased use of 3PLs for transportation, warehousing, and fulfillment is one example of this trend in specialization. Food & Beverage Industry Inventory Management Logistics Outsourcing Replenishment

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Fostering a Passion for Food Into a Career in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

Her career with Wegmans all started with gourmet foods and cheeses and today, she is the vice president of supply chain. I started working in the gourmet food and cheese department at Wegmans in high school. Pam Erb has built a 30+ year career at Wegmans, a regional supermarket chain.

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Location, Location, Location: Amazon Buys Whole Foods

Techgistics

Amazon announced on Friday that it is acquiring Whole Foods for $13.7 A drone needs to return to a homebase after each delivery and if that homebase is a warehouse on the outskirts of the city, the delivery may not be all that efficient.

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4 Tips to Reduce Food Waste in Your Hospitality Supply Chain

AFFLINK

Food waste across the hospitality supply chain is quickly becoming a global crisis. Food and Agriculture Organization, 1.3 billion tons of food produced is wasted each year. Food loss is not only damaging to the bottom line; it’s also bad for the planet.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 10-14, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Instacart to close Whole Foods delivery operation next year (Reuters). Labor Groups Call for Better Warehouse Working Conditions in New Jersey (WSJ – sub. Whole Foods started testing in-house delivery at a Cincinnati store in February. Why can’t I be you?

6 Must-Haves for a Food Warehouse 3PL

Consumer Goods Logistics

Food products that need storage in temperature-controlled food warehouses call for specialized 3PLs who understand the physical and regulatory requirements for these products. When searching for a 3PL for food products, here are 6 things you should look for to ensure you have the right partner. Food Logistics

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4 Inventory Management Best Practices You Can Implement in Your Warehouse

Unleashed

Keeping on top of inventory, shipments and logistics for a warehouse can be challenging. Now think about doing that for multiple warehouses. Whether you’re managing one warehouse or several, you know it can be a demanding job. There are internal pressures to keep logistics moving swiftly inside the warehouse, to keep staff trained and to make sure morale is high. Warehouses are busy places. Optimise the warehouse floor plan.

FMCG warehouse capacity in Romania: A Short Story

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The car bounced over the dirt road of potholes and puddles and approached the expansive, looming warehouse building that was once so full of life and bustling activity. Spitting cats scattered rapidly fearing the entrance of their fast-food chasing canine enemies.

Amazon Robots Set to Transform Whole Foods’ Warehouses

APICS

Since Amazon announced its intention to buy Whole Foods Market on June 16, news outlets have been exploring all the ways this combination of companies will influence online retailing and grocery strategies. This week, Bloomberg highlighted how Amazon may transform Whole Foods warehouses with its robots

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Case Minimani: Hypermarket Chain Cuts Food Waste Through Supply Chain Optimization

RELEX Solutions

Case Minimani: Hypermarket Chain Cuts Food Waste Through Supply Chain Optimization. These large stores, with their vast range and volume of products, operate on a direct delivery basis with no intermediaries and no central warehouse. The post Case Minimani: Hypermarket Chain Cuts Food Waste Through Supply Chain Optimization appeared first on RELEX Solutions. Resources » Case Studies. Background.

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Bucking the 80/20 Trend: 4 Key Benefits of Adopting a Digital Yard

Talking Logistics

In most cases, this idle time takes place in the yard, where a reefer has been sitting for two weeks and needs to be pre-cooled before any food can be loaded onto it for delivery. Remove the “hidden costs” of warehousing and transportation.

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How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

For example, if your product is cold food, then you need a freight forwarder who has refrigerated shipping experience. Warehousing. For the ultimate supply chain management, the top freight forwarders provide warehousing options. These options should feature robust warehouse space across the nation, including pick and pack fulfillment services. I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”.