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Omnichannel is another Word for Complexity

Enterra Insights

Omnichannel retail operations are well on their way to becoming the norm. Michael Jones ( @mdjonesy ), a business consultant, explains, “Consumers don’t shop ‘omnichannel.’ ”[1] Successful companies make omnichannel operations seamless and easy for consumers; but, behind the scenes complexity rules. Tom Redd, a marketing expert, observes, “Omnichannel is a marvelous thing, and all cogs in the retail mechanism play a part.”[2]

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

The next time you feel the need to toast someone, raise your glass to all the supply chain professionals involved in omnichannel retail operations. Omnichannel logistics challenges. From a consumer perspective, omnichannel retail is about enjoying a seamless shopping experience across channels and selecting a delivery method that meets personal timing and location preferences. … Omnichannel is not just a logistics decision.

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Featuring Our 10 Best Warehouse Order Fulfillment Articles!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Our latest “Featuring” series article covers the topic of Warehouse and Distribution Centre order fulfillment. So take some time and check out our very best Warehouse and Distribution Centre fulfillment articles! Keys to Success in Warehouse Management / Order Fulfillment! Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! Warehouse Fulfillment – Move the Material to the People, Not the Other Way Around! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Space Planning: Could You Run Out of Space in Your Warehouse too?

Supply Chain Game Changer

And we have no empty space left in the warehouse racking.” By early to mid-December we could finally see empty space in the warehouse racking again. There was absolutely no consideration taken for cubic space requirements and the racking configuration of the warehouse. Omnichannel #Retail #SupplyChain #SCM #ECommerce #Distribution #Logistics. Selected as one of the Top 75 Supply Chain Blogs, and one of the Top 25 Procurement Blogs, on the Internet.

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2018 Supply Chain Trends: Omnichannel, Customer Experience, & Regulations to Shape the Industry

Cerasis

Omnichannel Supply Chains Will Become Standard. Omnichannel is perhaps the biggest of the 2018 supply chain trends. 2018 will see more supply chains pursue omnichannel strategies , eliminating inconsistencies and disparate systems and creating a cohesive, shopping experience for consumers. In addition, greater use of 3PLs, which usually offer better benefits, pay and freight rates than national carriers, may help actively reduce spikes in freight rates.

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.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

However, logistics focuses expressly on the movement and storage of products, while the supply chain goes into deeper detail, including manufacturing processes, procurement, and the flow of goods. The decision by Amazon will result in increased development of robots for use in logistics and other functions in warehouses such as packing and picking. Freight sharing apps are one of the major app categories that will see a significant boost throughout 2018.

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The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. We want to make sure that supply chain practitioners, as well as manufacturers, understand how all of these technologies are affecting the entire supply chain, including the supply chain & procurement side of a manufacturing operation.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. In 2018, Wayfair expanded its warehouse and logistics investments in the U.S.

Where Is the ROI in a WMS Implementation?

Veridian Solutions

Assessing the return on investment (ROI) of a warehouse management system (WMS) implementation is an essential step in building the business case for investment. According to Chris Barnes , solution consultant for the Accellos platform, Warehouse Managers face many challenges in understanding the ROI in a WMS implementation. Let’s take a closer look at where Warehouse Managers may find the highest ROI in a WMS implementation. Refinement of procurement strategies.

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

2018 will be the year in which more companies choose to leverage the power of 3PL-based technologies, including transportation management systems (TMS) but also other transformative supply chain technologies like a Warehouse Management System, a Yard Management System, a Labor Management System, all integrated together via APIs connected to the cloud with added extensions to handle automated cycle-counting or network optimization.

Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

Its topics include upcoming supply chain conferences, warehouse technology innovation, logistics insights, and transportation cost control. The blog reports on recent changes to policies, best practices in supply chain management, whitepapers detailing procurement through reverse logistics and much more. Top Omnichannel Supply Chain Blogs We Follow. Multi-Channel Merchant is another blog dedicated to the world of supply chain integration in the age of omnichannel.

How to Determine if Your Distribution Fulfillment Strategy is Working

Veridian Solutions

Limited visibility in procurement. Higher freight spend. If your warehouse is well-stocked, organized, and easy to navigate for order processing, it’s another good indication that your distribution fulfillment strategy is operating as it should. Store fronts-as-a-distribution center, which maximizes omnichannel value and keeps all inventory in mind. Strategy is everything in successful supply chains and efficient warehouses.

Supply Chain Crystal Ball Gazing: Let’s Look Ahead to 2028

Logistics Bureau

We are on the cusp of a robotic revolution, whether you think of robots in the context of automated human replacements in the warehouse or self-driving vehicles on the road, rails, in the air, and at sea. Meanwhile, warehouse robotic solutions are developing apace, as you’ll know if you’ve been reading some of my posts on supply chain trends to watch in 2017 and 2018. Robots Run the Warehouse.

13 Amazing Logistics & Supply Chain Mobile Applications

EazyStock

EazyStock in a cloud-based inventory optimization tool that systematically reduces excess and obsolete stock levels (bad inventory) from your warehouse locations to reduce costs while increasing the availability of your faster turning more profitable items (healthy inventory). With easy API integrations with any Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tool, inventory managers can automate procurement and replenishment processes that historically were guesswork cutting into profit margins.

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. ” — Matt Reynolds, Opinion: As COVID-19 Precipitates Big Consumer Shift, Omnichannel Adapts , Packaging World; Twitter: @packagingworld 8. ” — Chadwick Stephens, 5 Ways to Improve Your Procurement Crisis Management , Procurement Pulse by NASPO; Twitter: @NASPOnews 30.

Network Design: the 5 good questions to ask

KEPLER Consulting

This reflection is even more necessary that most retailers (more than 80% according to recent polls) and an increasing number of industrials tackle the omnichannel battle. How many warehouses and where to place them? Closer and more concrete, the taxation threat which constrains refrigerated freight is like a sword of Damocles above logistics flow schemes with per kilometer costs which could triple.

The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight. To understand wide-ranging benefits and key concerns inherent in last mile logistics, your organization needs to understand what constitutes last mile logistics, it’s challenges, how it impacts e-commerce and omnichannel supply chains, why it is evolving, and how new technology improves it. .

The Future of Logistics—20 Trends to Follow in 2017

FLEXE

In 2016, we saw this with Unilever’s partnership with technology startup Convoy—an on-demand freight business. Examples include everything from enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions and factory communications to freight forwarders and forecasting and inventory management software. ARC Advisory Group did a recent market study on omnichannel fulfillment technologies that also forecasts continued growth in this area for 2017. Retail buildings turn into warehouses.

The Top Logistics and Supply Chain Journalists & Thought Leaders to Know for 2020

Shipchain

In the age of Amazon, her voice is a beacon for companies struggling to find the bridge between omnichannel retail and last-mile delivery success. . Jason Rosing is the Managing Partner at Veridian, a third-party integrator, heavily working with major names, like Manhattan Associates, HighJump and JDA, to bring visibility and maximum use of warehouse management systems.