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Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes. Møller Mærsk Group.

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

GlobalTranz

It goes without saying that warehouses need to find ways to prioritize workplace safety for the health and productivity of the workforce. The following is our top 10 list of ways warehouses can drive more efficient and productive warehouse operations: Consider Automation. Boston Consulting Group research shows 1.2 million robots are expected to be deployed across manufacturing facilities in the U.S. Implement Lean Manufacturing. According to the U.S.

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What are Freight Management Services?

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management? Freight Management services article and permission to publish here provided by Saheer Gurjot. Why is freight management important? Types of Transport Companies Used in Freight Management Services.

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.

Brewers Supply Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management to Deliver Best-in-class Service for Customers

BluJay Solutions

22, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, announces that Brewers Supply Group, Inc., has selected BluJay’s Transportation Management technology and Managed Transportation Services to manage freight for its multiple divisions across North America. BSG estimates savings of about $3 million following implementation, along with efficiency gains due to freight consolidation and dock scheduling in the warehouse.

Freight Market Update and Q2 Trucking Outlook

Zipline Logistics

Following an unprecedented downturn, the freight market has posted an almost full calendar year of impressive growth spurred by demand from a few sectors of the domestic economy. What to Expect in the Q2 Freight Market . Buying Trends Still Shaping the Q2 Freight Market and Beyond.

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.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. Regional Freight Volume Update ? . California r efrigerated freight has recovered.

6 Tips for Improving Warehouse and Distribution Center Efficiency

Supply Chain Game Changer

Things can always be faster when you work in a warehouse or distribution center. If you want to keep your customers satisfied, you need to keep things moving in your warehouse or distribution center. Keep Your Warehouse Organized. Nothing stymies operational efficiency like a poorly-organized warehouse. Today’s warehouses are much larger than they were in the past. You can group packages by their contents, destination or point of origin. Subscribe Here!

IT Dominates Manufacturing Trends in 2015

BluJay Solutions

When it comes to the manufacturing space, many of the predictions for 2015 are dominated by technology – what else? IT plays a critical role in supply chain management and the productivity of manufacturers, so it’s no surprise that experts say manufacturing will see strides around tech , Cloud, and data efficiency in the coming year. Group, which operates Manufacturing.net , Industrial Distribution , Manufacturing Business Technology and other manufacturing publications.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. 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. Outbound freight has picked up by now, and rates have declined in both directions after the initial, post-storm peak.

How Have Robotics & Automation Changed the Manufacturing Employment Landscape?

GlobalTranz

a provider of integrated material handling and storage systems for industrial operations, is the first post in which we will have a few blog posts on robotics, jobs, and how millennials figure into the future of manufacturing. Robotics & Automation in the Manufacturing Employment Landscape. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), manufacturing employment has changed very little in recent months. increasingly being used to drive more efficient warehouse and assembly operations.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., president and CEO, who has served as interim President of Con-way Freight since August 2010. Greg Lehmkuhl’s team-building experience and management skills have been instrumental in returning operating stability and profitability to Con-way Freight,” said Stotlar. “He These strengths will serve him well as he assumes the leadership reins at Con-way Freight.”. Con-way Inc.

Capacity Crisis: Four Mistakes Shippers Make Regarding Density-Based Freight

GlobalTranz

The freight & transportation landscape is reaching critical mass. Capacity is a very real problem impacting companies in all verticals, especially those who ship density-based freight that present further challenges. Not Properly Dimming Your Density-Based Freight. It’s no secret that the growth in the economy coupled with shortage of drivers and the ELD mandate has led to a serious capacity crisis in Less than Truckload and Full Truckload freight.

Flyjac Selects BluJay’s Freight and Transportation Management Solution to Enhance Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

Headquartered in Chennai in Southern India and founded in 1990, Flyjac Logistics is one of the leading integrated logistics solutions providers in India, specializing in freight forwarding, warehousing and transportation management. The company boasts 29 offices, 61 warehouse locations and 2,800 employees Pan India with a branch in UAE. In 2010, Flyjac Logistics was acquired by Hitachi Transport System Group, Japan.

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Freight Forwarding Outlook for the U.S. Market May Not Be Rosy in 2020

Logistics Trends and Insights

manufacturing activity does not bode well for the logistics market. A reading below 50 indicates the manufacturing sector is contracting. As manufacturing activity falters, the impact on trade tensions with China and other countries can be seen in U.S. The latest U.S.

Cross Docking: Making Inventory Management Easier

20Cube Logistics

In simple words, the word ‘storage’ is removed when cross-docking is in process in a warehouse. Many warehouses today in India implement cross-docking, including 20cube , as it expedites shipment to customers, completing the goal of optimized supply chain. Warehouse

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The ultimate goal is to ensure the uninterrupted availability of quality vaccines from manufacturer to service-delivery levels, so that opportunities to vaccinate are not missed because vaccines are unavailable.” Then you have to manufacture, transport and distribute it.

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

Talking Logistics

Alexa Heads to the Warehouse (WSJ – sub. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Freight trucking startup Shipwell gets a $10 million boost (TechCrunch). 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. Alexa in the Warehouse.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

As a disclaimer, WebCargo , a Freightos Group company, does offers digital services to global forwarders and carriers, including online sales portals, digital eBooking, multimodal rate management and the Freightos.com freight marketplace. . The Freight Game of Thrones.

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23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

A shift to manufacturing critical goods like pharmaceuticals in the United States would lead to higher production costs, for instance. Now, this does not just come down to the staff in the warehouse. Efficient warehouse operations. Warehouse Efficiency

This Week in Logistics News (October 27-31, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The last time I really got dressed up for Halloween was more than twenty years ago, when my friend Ralph and I transformed ourselves into members of the Blue Man Group. It was a great costume, and we looked great — except we were living in Arizona at the time and nobody outside of New York City (the only place the Blue Man Group was performing at the time) had heard of them, so every time we showed up at a party that night, people would yell out, “Hey, look, Smurfs !”

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This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Providers of real-time freight visibility solutions. Back in July 2017, I interviewed Bennett Adelson, the former CEO of MacroPoint (which was later acquired by Descartes Systems Group, a Talking Logistics sponsor) about OTIF and how it is driving demand for visibility solutions. Here’s an excerpt from the post I wrote: “The reason real-time freight visibility is a hot topic now is that with today’s technology it’s no longer accepted as a black hole,” said Adelson.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Reducing freight costs, improving supplier delivery performance, and minimizing supplier risk are three of the many benefits machine learning is providing in collaborative supply chain networks. Machine learning is gaining adoption in Logistics Control Tower operations to provide new insights into how every aspect of supply chain management, collaboration, logistics and warehouse management can be improved.

This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

UPS Tells Shippers to Prepare for Freight Strike (WSJ – sub. The world’s first humanless warehouse is run only by robots and is a model for the future (CNBC). Firm linked to Alibaba opens China’s biggest robot warehouse (CNBC). Kroger set to place warehouse order with partner Ocado (Reuters). Deutsche Post DHL Group and S.F. Robots and AI in the Warehouse. “A I’m in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico this morning.

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. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. John Moss @EnglishBlinds John Moss is the CEO of English Blinds , the manufacturers of bespoke window blinds and shades. Warehouse Operations

Can Kodiak Robotics compete with the big boys of autonomous trucking?

The Supply Chain Journal

It also lacks the fundraising and manufacturer partnerships that competitors have. Kodiak is building the data backup to prove its case with revenue-generating freight loads in Texas where 15 of its 75 employees work. Just like the trucking, shipping and freight industry today.

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

One of my first clients back in 1999 was Descartes Systems Group. Descartes Systems Group Revenue 2006-2018 (Source: macrotrends). Real-time freight visibility is quickly becoming a “must have” capability for transportation managers. Simply put, real-time freight visibility is hot right now, with both customers and investors. presented a great case study on the company’s journey and success with real-time freight visibility.

Supply Chain Games

BluJay Solutions

On the face of it, it may seem unlikely that it would have much of an effect on supply chain companies such as LSPs and freight forwarders who are involved in the global transportation and movement of goods, with little or no involvement with the end-user. So how might this impact on logistics services providers and freight forwarders going forward?

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

“A centralized group can also help to resolve another common concern: it’s hard for an expert to have credibility across the company when he or she is remote and attached to a particular business unit. Study the needs of your supply chain in order to make informed predictions. “Many manufacturers practice demand-driven logistics, meaning they are focused on their customers’ buying signals. Think about how your warehouse might look in 2030.

Justifying Investments in Risk Avoidance

MIT Supply Chain

I gave the example of Sun Microsystems, which suffered a spate of freight thefts in Europe. Insurance companies face this issue when selling disruption insurance, or when trying to convince manufacturers to reduce both the likelihood and impact of business interruptions through measures such as increasing inventory levels and developing alternative suppliers. Consider, for example, Amazon’s drive to build more warehouses throughout the US. Relief and resilience.

The History and State of Vehicle Routing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels? The movement of goods between manufacturers, distribution centres, warehouses, retailers and consumers is happening at unprecedented levels. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Digitalisation of Logistics Industry and its Impact

20Cube Logistics

The recent study by IMARC Group, entitled “Logistics Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, estimates that the global logistics market reached a value of US$ 1,171 Billion in 2017 and is estimated to register a CAGR of 2.7% These innovations are removing the boundaries between the manufacturers, suppliers, buyers, logistics service providers.

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Logistics property update: April 2021

EFT

Nestle’s opens 638,000 sq ft Leicestershire (UK) warehouse. Nestle’s £55m, 638,000 sq ft warehouse in Leicestershire, UK, has fully opened. The warehouse is at the SEGRO East Midlands Gateway which is next to East Midlands Airport. ELI constructs 100,000 sq m Silesian warehouse.

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

The following article was contributed by Batool Iqbal, from Damco Pakistan – a subsidiary of Ap-Moller Maersk Group. The most significant role of a control tower is to provide a live view into the vitality of the complete chain, across many functions – manufacturing, inventory, demand planning, logistics, customs clearance, etc. Recently, SRS (an umbrella group for twenty European retailer groups, selected GT Nexus to deploy a global transportation control tower.