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50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. Not only does warehouse optimization result in a healthier bottom line, but it also improves key warehouse metrics like accurate orders and on-time delivery. Of course, warehouse optimization isn’t something you do just once; it’s an ongoing process, and a complex one at that.

Procurement – How to Enable Spend Aggregation!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Procurement: The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course! Aggregating your procurement spend for the purpose of delivering greater value is a sound objective. We discussed these in greater detail in our post Procurement (Part 1!) – The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course! You may be trying to aggregate spend within your company or across companies, or you are trying to outsource this to a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO). Subscribe Here!

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Procurement Challenges Condensed

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. I took on the challenge of writing a condensed version of all the current Procurement challenges. I believe the issue with these articles is the broad range encompassed by the word Procurement and the constant change within this domain. To my mind, your challenges depend on where you are in transformational change within your organisation, the scope of your function within Procurement and the nature of the organisation’s supply chain.

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Additional focus groups are likely to follow concluding with rollout to everyone else. Procurement of Vaccines. Freight and Logistics Inventory Management Supply Chain Management Warehouse Management Freight ManagementSubscribe Here! Email Address.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (June 20-24, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Behind those Amazon Prime boxes, a bull market in warehouses (Reuters). April 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Cass Freight Index Report – May 2016. From a supply chain perspective, Brexit will have a ripple effect on procurement, trade agreements, customs, and other areas. And if the news from Werner Enterprises and Covenant Transportation Group this week is any indication, the industry remains in low gear.

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. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

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. Implement supply chain actions, including with internal procurement teams, with suppliers and through broader collaboration, and develop measurable targets for these efforts. Think about how your warehouse might look in 2030. Warehouse Operations

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I also believe that many of the trends everyone continues to talk about today — Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Mobile Devices and Applications, Drones and Driverless Trucks, Robots and Warehouse Automation, and Supply Chain Operating Network s — will continue to move forward in 2018, as will many of the predictions I made last year. Kenco Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) is a great example. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I

Artificial Intelligence is Driving Real Supply Chain Improvement

Logistics Bureau

Statistic: Companies that use TMD applications have achieved freight cost savings of up to 8%. Source: ARC Advisory Group Strategic Report. However, with the integration of AI technology, new platforms are taking TMS capabilities to unprecedented heights, offering even more potential for companies to gain efficiency in transportation and reduce freight costs. Integrated AI in Warehouse Management Systems. AI as an Aid to Procurement Communications.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

The healthcare value chain was slow to respond—the majority of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was in Chinese warehouses. To adapt, I recommend that companies form two groups: Operational/Business Continuity Group. This cross-functional group (sales, procurement, manufacturing, and distribution) is an operational team to manage the day-to-day issues and exceptions in the supply chain. Today, I am reflective.

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

A significant paradigm shift in procurement and inventory control is an emerging area of focus. The short-term strategy to build resilience, is to focus on three major elements, essential to keep freight moving. .

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8 key benefits of effective supply chain management

6 River Systems

Data-driven SCM provides visibility from end to end for monitoring the flow of information, services and goods from procurement to manufacturing and delivery to the end consumer. Improved quality control Quality control issues follow the rule of 10, explains Arshad Hafeez, Global Expert for Supply Chain Management and Quality Control, SCM-Group Function (GF) in an article for CIO Review. Warehouse fulfillment costs contribute significantly to overhead. Warehouse Operations

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

CH Robinson Transportfolio

SOLAS requirements and processes remain unclear to many carriers in various discussion groups. ports will compete for customers, especially in 2018 and 2019 when the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) contracts will be renegotiated. In my opinion, there will be more than one way to procure capacity, rates, and services for the 2016-2017 season.

The 4 Key Processes Enabled by a Transport Management System (TMS) in 2015

Cerasis

Visibility : A TMS makes it easier for a logistics manager to have freight visibility along the way so that everyone involved, including the customer knows exactly where the shipments are at any time. A study by ARC Advisory Group has found that the use of transport management system results in a saving of approximately 6 percent. Users have attributed the savings to lower cost mode selections, better routing, and better procurement negotiations.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

Warehouse managers face numerous challenges, as well, such as the need to keep goods flowing in and out of the facility while enabling associates to practice social distancing measures. Forming strategic partnerships with a select group of your best suppliers can allow you to capture a wide variety of benefits—including the potential for scale advantages and priority service.” ” — Customer-Centric Supply Chain Transformation , Boston Consulting Group; Twitter: @BCG 34.

Omnichannel is another Word for Complexity

Enterra Insights

She adds, “There is more you could group under omnichannel, but that’s a good start.” warehouses) being built across the U.S. David Egan, head of industrial and logistics research in the Americas for the CBRE Group, told Burnson, “These mega-facilities serve as the backbone of retailers’ fulfillment networks, distributing goods across multi-state regions. Omnichannel retail operations are well on their way to becoming the norm.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. Manhattan Associates Empowers Warehouse Managers With New E-Commerce Capabilities. Hub Group Inc., Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

Insiders joke (quite fairly, as it turns out) about billion-dollar procurement-management-disposition cycles that are managed in spreadsheets. In the procurement space, what I want to be able to assess is risk management.

7 Ways Transportation Companies Can Improve Customer Experience

MercuryGate

Limit Unnecessary Check Calls for Freight. The use of technology allows customers to see where their freight is always located through GPS tracking and real-time updates. Streamline Freight Tendering by Sharing Customer Data From the Moment of Ordering. search. close.

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

Talking Logistics

SOLAS requirements and processes remain unclear to many carriers in various discussion groups. ports will compete for customers, especially in 2018 and 2019 when the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) contracts will be renegotiated. In my opinion, there will be more than one way to procure capacity, rates, and services for the 2016-2017 season.

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Quick and Easy Tips for Cost Reduction in Supply Chain Operations

Logistics Bureau

Segregate your customers into sensible groups that have similar service needs. Now let’s juxtapose those same scenarios into your warehouse and transport operations. The store is your warehouse where your staff are making up the customer orders large and small. It’s all about leveraging your warehouse , staff, and transport more effectively. The freight was all outsourced of course. It’s the same with warehousing and freight.

The state of supply chains: Aerospace

EFT

From that moment on, the key was to understand the outlook for recovery and resize our warehouses to match business activity. Mads Ravn is the US-based head of global air freight procurement at DSV Air & Sea, with 25 years career experience at the fast-growing freight forwarder.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Key factors influencing inventory levels, supplier quality, demand forecasting, procure-to-pay, order-to-cash, production planning, transportation management and more are becoming known for the first time. 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.

Keys to a Successful Dropship Implementation

Talking Logistics

It is possible, but it would be a very manual process, with many emails and spreadsheets sent between procurement and vendors. A dropship program ultimately involves many functional groups with the company, including procurement, merchandising, transportation, operations, customer experience, information systems/technology, finance, e-commerce, and possibly others. This can also affect their warehouse management system (WMS) and drive changes in that application.

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A Few Thoughts about Supply Chain Management

Enterra Insights

Ask a person on the street what constitutes supply chain management and my guess is they would say SCM means ensuring the entire supply chain, from procurement of raw materials to product delivery, runs smoothly. ” Brian Hodgson ( @fivepond ), Senior Vice President of Industry Strategy for Descartes Systems Group, Inc., This may include data on truck locations/routes and data to identify warehouses and their congestion.

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7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

The company was replenishing dealers’ inventory weekly, using direct shipment and cross-docking operations from source warehouses located near Deere & Company’s manufacturing facilities. To meet these objectives, Starbucks divided all its supply chain functions into three main groups, known as “plan” “make” and “deliver” It also opened a new production facility, bringing the total number of U.S. Procurement analysis.

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

JDA Software Group recently merged with RedPrairie to create one of the most powerful TMS players in the industry. The JDA Transportation Manager offers several powerful applications including Fleet and Freight Order Management to create work plans for private or 3PL fleets as well as inbound shipment collaboration. They recently also included a cloud-based Warehouse Management program. The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. Another major source of risk is the unreliability of global logistics channels, especially the challenges associated with ocean freight lines, which are becoming increasing unreliable. 2013 has certainly been an interesting year!

What is SCM and Why is it Important?

Oracle SCM

It refers to the systems, processes and software packages used by organizations to manage day-to-day operating activities such as, new product development , demand, supply and sales & operations planning , procurement , logistics , order management , manufacturing and asset maintenance. Oracle’s procurement solutions allow you to improve negotiations, make smarter spending decisions, and more effectively manage source-to-settle processes.

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How to Select a 3PL with Joe Lynch and Adam Robinson

The Logistics of Logistics

Asset based 3PLs own physical assets like trucks, planes, warehouses, etc. Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. 3PLs that specialize in other services like air freight, sea freight, warehousing, etc. Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships. The 3PL team should become an extension of your logistics group.

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Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Asset based 3PLs own physical assets like trucks, planes, warehouses, etc. Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. 3PLs that specialize in other services like air freight, sea freight, warehousing, etc. Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships. The 3PL team should become an extension of your logistics group.

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Kewill completes the integration of LeanLogistics ahead of schedule

BluJay Solutions

Kewill TMS customers have access to procurement processes for increased visibility into freight costs resulting in savings on shipping. Benny Melumad has joined as Group Chief Technology Officer having previously served at a division of Vista Equity Partners where he oversaw the technology function within the portfolio companies. Company sees record revenue growth of 30% in the first half of the year.

Kewill Completes the Integration of LeanLogistics Ahead of Schedule

BluJay Solutions

Kewill TMS customers have access to procurement processes for increased visibility into freight costs resulting in savings on shipping. Benny Melumad has joined as Group Chief Technology Officer having previously served at a division of Vista Equity Partners where he oversaw the technology function within the portfolio companies. Company Sees Record Revenue Growth of 30% in the First Half of the Year. Manchester, UK and Holland, Mich.

Kewill completes the integration of LeanLogistics ahead of schedule

BluJay Solutions

Kewill TMS customers have access to procurement processes for increased visibility into freight costs resulting in savings on shipping. Benny Melumad has joined as Group Chief Technology Officer having previously served at a division of Vista Equity Partners where he oversaw the technology function within the portfolio companies. Company sees record revenue growth of 30% in the first half of the year.