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More than storage: What warehouse services can a 3PL provide?

Kanban Logistics

When it comes to warehousing, many companies eventually outgrow the “do it yourself” model and choose to hand the reins over to a third-party logistics (3PL) professional. Recap: basic warehouse services. Value-added 3PL warehouse services. Warehousing

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

SUMMARY: Because 4PL providers handle a company’s entire chain, including challenges that are thrown up by advances in technology, they are increasingly being favoured over third-party logistics (3PL) providers, especially by big companies with complex supply chains. Healthcare Logistics.

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Radio Silence on Supply Chain Security

BluJay Solutions

Whilst testing and reporting no doubt have a role to play, there seems to be little industry commentary around the role that RFID could play in securing the supply chain. But this of course would rely on all manufacturers, distributors and logistics service providers absorbing the cost of using RFID tags, installing readers and incorporating this into their logistics planning. Subscribe to our Logistics Newsletter to receive regular industry updates.

Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals

BluJay Solutions

However recent reports from Europol, Europe's crime fighting agency, highlight that ocean freight is now a target for criminal on criminal activity, with an ongoing court case involving organized criminals recruiting hackers to bypass port security systems in order to locate and intercept containers where illegal drugs had been hidden in order to be smuggled into Europe.

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.

Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019

Cerasis

economy, regardless of the slight shakeup at the end of 2018, alludes to a year in which logistics capabilities will expand. Companies across the spectrum of the economy are expanding and demanding more from carriers and the logistics industry, and as a result, logistics capabilities will need to grow in accordance. Consider these industries and areas of the economy where logistics capabilities will expand throughout 2019. Strong growth in the U.S.

Supply Chain & Warehousing Trends For Year 2017

CormSquare

The digital supply chain is making logistics faster, more accurate, more efficient, and much cheaper. Warehouse management systems are no longer constrained by mobile operating system offering limited hardware options. From iPhones and ring scanners to compact 2D barcode scanners, warehouses now have unlimited potential for mixing and matching mobile hardware. Need For Better Data Security Will Drive People To The Cloud.

In House Logistics vs. Outsourced Logistics: Big & Small Brands Alike are Targeting 3PL Services

Cerasis

Outsourcing in the supply chain of logistics teams may sound farfetched. Yet in outsourced logistics simply refers to hiring a third-party logistics service, 3PL, to handle the logistics services. From securing inventory to transporting goods from Point A to Point B, 3PL are taking over as in-house logistics teams fall flat. Rechannels Logistics. Justin Brands Boots Their In-House Logistics Department to Outsourced Logistics.

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The Top 2019 Logistics Trends Shippers Should Know

Cerasis

The state of the logistics industry is evolving. 2019 is shaping up to be a year in which warehouses and distribution centers continue the development and implementation of technology-based processes. Technology allows shippers to work smarter, faster and with fewer human resources, and new technologies, such as drones and augmented reality, are continuing the process, reports Victoria Kickham of Logistics Brief. Logistics Supply Chain Trends

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This Week in Logistics News (June 24-28, 2013)

Talking Logistics

HighJump Software Enhances HighJump Warehouse Advantage Express Offering to Meet Increased Demand in SMB Marketplace. ATA Releases Latest Freight Forecast, Projecting Strong Trucking Growth. Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Temasek Polytechnic Establish Scholarship Programme, Announce 2013 Winners. Retailers and small and midsize businesses (SMBs) – the two market segments supply chain and logistics software vendors are hyper-focused on these days.

What Does the Future Hold for Sea and Air Logistics?

20Cube Logistics

The Future of the Logistics Industry in India. Due to the growth of the economy, there has been a rise in the demand for logistics providers in India. In fact, the country has become a prime destination for logistics companies all over the globe.

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7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

In the below article I propose to have a look at the main benefits and advantages of the cloud-based logistics management. More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. It incorporates your resources from every stage of the logistic process in the real-time. Logistics

5 Tips For Keeping Your Freight Safe

Freightos

Freightos CEO, Zvi Schreiber, recently dubbed 2016 as the “ year that the freight industry goes online.” ” Some freight services, like rate quoting, have now reached the tipping point. On Freightos, for instance, forwarders and shippers can create a freight quote in 30 seconds. Other freight services have already passed the tipping point, fleet tracking, for instance, spearheaded by freight technology companies like Track Your Truck.

How Logistics Is Proving that Amazon Needs to Be Regulated

Freightos

In itself, that’s a big deal, but its significance is compounded when you consider the trucking shipment volumes such a move will require; it’s essentially jet fuel for their new freight brokerage business. Take into account their FBA warehouse footprint, NVOCC license, and SEC reports flagging forwarders as competition, and you have a solid reminder that Amazon is coming for global freight. Regulating Amazon…Because Freight. The Logistics of Dominance.

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena. Robert Cadena and Joe Lynch provide an introduction to 3rd party logistics. 3rd party logistics services include 5 major categories: 1.) Warehousing 3.) Logistics 4.) Logistics 3.)

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10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

Cerasis

Manufacturers must work to consolidate incoming supplies and outgoing shipments to make their incoming and outgoing freight more attractive to major carriers. As a result, more shipments can be placed on “fast lanes,” reducing overall freight spend and duration of shipments. However, 48 to 72 hours would be an ideal lead time, reports Steve Raetz of Logistics Viewpoints. Take Advantage of Cloud-Based Analytics for Better Warehouse Management and Forecasting.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

In today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018. In our first post on this subject, we addressed the 5 automated logistics technologies that will serve as the foundation of the transformation to the digital logistics & supply chain landscape. In this post, will go to how shippers and logistics providers will lean on 6 more trends to make gains in the months to come.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. As history has shown, terrorist attacks (and how the world responds to them) affects oil prices, stock markets, consumer confidence and spending, and trade lanes — and they can trigger new regulations and security measures, which could increase supply chain costs and lead times.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. Keychain Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Dave Clark, SVP Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, and during his talk he announced this week’s top supply chain and logistics news story: Amazon Flex: Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages (The Verge). LLamasoft Secures $50 Million in Funding from Goldman Sachs. Cloud Logistics Announces Industry’s First Same Day TMS. July 2015 North American Freight Numbers.

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.

How Will Self-Driving Trucks Impact the Logistics Field

Kinaxis

Which has led us to wonder: what will be the impact of driverless cars and trucks on the Logistics field in general? It’s speculated that this technology might lower the demand for truck drivers – but for logistics planners and service providers (3PLs), are there opportunities for Supply Chain efficiency and strategic advantages? Higher Efficiency through speeding up traffic flows, and by allowing freight trucks to travel 24/7 without requiring driver rest time.

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing: By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader of Operations. As a result, it is increasingly difficult to secure capacity in today’s carrier market. Ask anyone in transportation management/logistics/supply chain and they will affirm this statement. One specific type of lean warehousing that one of our customers has available to them comes in the form of a cross-dock. link]. Does it seem like there are less big rigs on the roads than there used to be?

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The importance of Logistics in S&OP planning

4WL Consulting

Not as recognized within the process is the importance of logistics, especially the transportation function. Here are a few ways logistics plays a key role in S&OP planning. First, it helps to improve asset utilization for companies operating their own logistics assets – be it trucks or warehousing. It’s also a good thing for companies who outsource some or all of their transportation functions to Logistics Services Providers (LSPs).

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This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And that is why on November 3, together with my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates, I will be riding 100 miles in support of JDRF to help us find a cure. So, I have a small ask: It doesn’t cost you anything to access the posts and videos we publish on Talking Logistics, thanks to our sponsors. Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. E2open Acquires Transportation Management Systems Provider Cloud Logistics.

Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

20Cube Logistics

This is where Blockchain is ready to transform the way the supply chain and logistics industry works. Basically, blockchain is a record-keeping mechanism which makes business easy and safe on the internet by increasing transparency and providing end-to-end visibility from order to warehousing to delivery to payment. How will blockchain impact freight forwarding? Transparent & secure. The post Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

Why Should Logistics Businesses Pay Attention to LOLER?

Supply Chain Game Changer

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide! There are several scenarios in the logistics sector where lifting equipment may be used and if safety policies are not adhered to, serious incidents can take place. Why LOLER Is Relevant to the Logistics Industry. Subscribe Here!

How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry

Freightos

How Freight Disrupted Itself. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry. Phil knows his (freight) stuff. In his PhD thesis he developed a product to secure ocean freight rates with financial derivatives. Prior to that, Phil held a variety of other logistics roles in both Germany and the United States. Declining Freight Rates. Phil adds that something else has contributed to declining freight rates.

Calls to Better Align Supply Chain Security Certifications to Benefit Logistics Services Providers?

BluJay Solutions

The Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) supply chain security programme is firmly established and steadily increasing in popularity in the EU, with over 11,000 certificates in use by July 2012 and formally recognized by some major trading partners. In theory, achieving AEO status is a clear win-win for both logistics services providers and customs authorities. Logistics services providers operating in Europe will be glad to hear that this anomaly is to be addressed.

5 Warehouse Performance Management Tips

The Logistics of Logistics

5 Warehouse Performance Management Tips. Consider setting a quality control at the following stages of production: - when receiving and throughout warehouse process. - Inventory counts are also an excellent security measure for your warehouse. Great warehouse performance is essentially a shared goal between the warehouse manager and their personnel. One idea is to invite an independent party into your warehouse to observe the warehouse floor.

The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to a recent survey conducted by Forbes Insights , 65% of logistics, supply chain and transportation executives acknowledge the necessity to revamp existing models and add flexibility to business operations in order to ensure omnichannel delivery, reduce costs and meet the ever-shifting consumer demand. The path to increased operational efficiency and customer satisfaction lies in the digitalization of logistics workflows. Smart warehouse. Subscribe Here!

How 5 Emerging Technologies Will Change the Services of 3rd Party Logistics Providers

Cerasis

Yesterday, we started our series on the effects of emerging technologies on 3rd party logistics providers by speaking about the future of logistics technology and if 3rd party logistics providers are prepared. How these 5 Emerging Technologies will Forever Change the Service Offerings of 3rd Party Logistics Providers. Today’s emerging technologies are more concerned with speed, accuracy, security and seamless delivery.

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the role of Supply Chain “is to ensure effective vaccine storage, handling, and stock management; rigorous temperature control in the cold chain; and maintenance of adequate logistics management information systems. Subscribe Here!

7 Ways to Overcome Yard Management Challenges

Cerasis

Poor planning on the part of warehouse managers can lead to extensive demurrage or detention charges, irritability and anger among truck drivers and employees, and excessive gait, congestion, reports PINC.com. Meanwhile, warehouse managers struggle with maintaining visibility and control over trucks, personnel, and assets in their yards. But, warehouse managers can overcome these challenges by taking these seven steps. . Coordinate Yard Management and Warehouse Systems.

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o9 Solutions and FourKites partner to bring unprecedented connectivity between freight visibility and planning Control Towers

o9 Solutions

This article has also been published on Business Wire The partnership combines o9’s industry-leading integrated business planning platform with FourKites’ Visibility Cloud to provide end-to-end visibility to freight tracking.