Omnichannel Requires Fast Warehouse Transformation: Why & How to Do It Right| TALKING FREIGHT VIDEO

Cerasis

[link] The growth of omnichannel is subject to hype and fact. Some supply chain leaders and experts argue omnichannel is the improper term to describe the state of warehouse transformation today. Supply chain leaders need to understand why an omnichannel warehouse.read More.

Warehousing: Optimize Storage Locations!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Disruptive Warehouse Technologies for Any Company! . “We just spent several millions of dollars on a new Warehouse Management System for our E-Commerce Online Distribution Centre. All I saw was a very large warehouse with nothing but racks and shelving as far as the eye could see. Employees were pushing carts up and down aisles, across the entire warehouse. The company had just invested in an expensive Warehouse Management System. warehouse.

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Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Cerasis

The 2018 State of Logistics Report , sponsored by 3PL Central , indicates warehousing models are evolving at a phenomenal rate. More importantly, demand for warehouse space is at an all-time high, and warehousing is still short two million workers. percent of warehouses vacant, warehouse managers are still stuck with the challenge of maximizing warehouse space. Since customers’ needs evolve on a continuing basis, warehouses must evolve in tandem.

E-Commerce and Warehousing: Areas of Focus to Prepare for Fulfillment

Veridian Solutions

However, detail-oriented areas of focus can provide a better rubric for e-commerce and warehousing success. Total Square Feet in All E-Commerce and Warehousing Spaces. The first e-commerce and warehousing consideration to look at for supply chain leaders is managing the total square footage of all e-commerce and warehousing spaces, which includes warehouses, fulfillment centers, and even brick-and-mortar locations.

Freight Data Trends for 2019 and How a TMS Will Grow in Value

Cerasis

The application of data can help shippers gain control of shipping costs and make informed decisions, and the top freight data trends for 2019 exemplify how the use of a transportation management system (TMS) can further this cause. Shippers need to consider how the freight data trends will affect dropshipping, omnichannel shipping, reporting capabilities, and much more. As omnichannel shopping becomes the standard for consumers, the use of freight data will excel.

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Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?

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He says that the majority of omnichannel retailers use a hybrid strategy—filling online orders from both stores and distribution centers. Distribution centers are designed for receiving, warehousing, and shipment. Nucleus says labor costs per unit to pick from the store are typically six times higher than in a warehouse. For multi-channel retailers, it’s getting increasingly difficult to survive in “the Amazon jungle”.

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]

[PODCAST] The Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in Creating a More Effective Supply Chain

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Jason Rosing, co-founder of Veridian the leading professional services provider of supply chain solutions & services. Veridian helps clients deploy Manhattan Associates, HighJump Software, and JDA Software’s latest supply chain suite to talk about the current state of warehouse management systems.

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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.

What You Need to Know About Full Truckload Freight Allocation

Cerasis

Poor visibility in freight allocation is a leading reason shippers experience difficulty in managing freight, and this problem is evidence of a disconnect between the person managing freight and company stakeholders. Goodwill notes shipment data granularity and analysis are linked with better freight allocation , which means making use of the full spectrum of available shipping options, including full truckloads. Yesteryear, freight allocation was simpler.

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Veridian Solutions

The 2018 State of Logistics Report , sponsored by 3PL Central , indicates warehousing models are evolving at a phenomenal rate. More importantly, demand for warehouse space is at an all-time high, and warehousing is still short two million workers. percent of warehouses vacant, warehouse managers are still stuck with the challenge of maximizing warehouse space. Since customers’ needs evolve on a continuing basis, warehouses must evolve in tandem.

The Agility of Integration: eCommerce, Warehouse Management and Shipping for SMBs

Talking Logistics

Mobile technology has transformed how customers order, and how goods are fulfilled from the store or warehouse. Similarly, in the warehouse, purchase order receiving and picking processes are often paper-based, which are inherently inefficient and inaccurate. Omnichannel Shakes up the Warehouse. For companies who take on an e-commerce strategy, supporting multiple fulfilment channels also has a huge impact on the warehouse.

Online Taxes and Omnichannel: How New Tax Rulings Will Affect E-Commerce Sales

Veridian Solutions

Now, the Supreme Court has once again weighed in on online sales tax collection, and Warehouse Managers need to understand what it means for e-commerce sales. Recent Supreme Court Decisions Regarding Online Taxes and Omnichannel Supply Chains Have a Direct Bearing on E-Commerce Sales As explained by USA Today, the recent ruling will allow states to begin collecting sales tax for online purchases. Fortunately, integrated warehouse systems can help.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

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Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson. Read on to learn more about the best strategies to control and reduce your warehouse fulfillment costs. 1) Warehousing space and inventory control. Warehouse Efficiency

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” Rising Freight Spend . The Impact of Omnichannel. I asked Michael about the impact omnichannel fulfillment is having on transportation strategies. “A

What Is an Inventory Management System & Its Role in Omnichannel Fulfillment?

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain leaders often interchangeably refer to both a warehouse management system and an inventory management system as one and the same. The use of combined supply chain systems ensures these processes continue disruption-free, even when those systems go outside the warehouse. While a warehouse management system may perform similar functions, it may be also be limited in its use. Regaining control over inventory is essential to omnichannel success.

Online Taxes and Omnichannel: How New Tax Rulings Will Affect E-Commerce Sales

Veridian Solutions

Now, the Supreme Court has once again weighed in on online sales tax collection, and Warehouse Managers need to understand what it means for e-commerce sales. Recent Supreme Court Decisions Regarding Online Taxes and Omnichannel Supply Chains Have a Direct Bearing on E-Commerce Sales As explained by USA Today, the recent ruling will allow states to begin collecting sales tax for online purchases. Fortunately, integrated warehouse systems can help.

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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Logistics in the Golden Age of E-Commerce!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! FedEx Fulfillment offers a wide range of excellent services such as packaging, reverse logistics, transportation, and warehousing. E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Omnichannel Warehouse Management order fulfillmentSubscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Video). Golden Age article and permission to publish here provided by John Howard of couponlawn.com.

What’s the Difference Between Fulfillment and Replenishment?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Aside from the demand planning, customer order management, and supplier order management activities associated with Fulfillment most people traditionally think of Fulfillment in the context of the Warehouse or Distribution Centre. In a Warehouse all of the activities involved in sending INITIAL orders to Customers or Channels are considered Fulfillment. At a very crude level both involve the completion of orders in a Warehouse or Distribution Centre setting. Subscribe Here!

Warehouse Fulfillment – Optimize Your Storage Locations

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Warehouse Fulfillment – Move The Material To The People, Not The Other Way Around! “We just spent several millions of dollars on a new Warehouse Management System for our E-Commerce Online Distribution Centre. All I saw was a very large warehouse with nothing but racks and shelving as far as the eye could see. Employees were pushing carts up and down aisles, across the entire warehouse. warehouse. Proper Warehouse Slotting Benefits.

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Top 5 Practical Freight & Logistics Applications of Blockchain-Based Systems

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Payment Management Forms Another Key Freight-Use for Blockchain-Based Systems. For example, an e-commerce warehouse using a blockchain-based system like a smart contract could automate payments processing. The system initiates payment when triggers occur, such as releasing of an order to the warehouse floor, packaging the shipment, and scheduling or loading onto a truck for shipping. Scheduling Through Blockchain Increases Freight Planning and Accuracy in Recordkeeping.

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. The post Space Planning: Could You Run Out of Space in Your Warehouse too? Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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What Warehouse Management Technology Is Necessary to Create a Best-in-Class Distribution Center?

Cerasis

New warehouse management technology, like analytics, machine-to-machine learning, and automated systems, pushes the limits of standard operations to create best-in-class distribution centers. The days of using a small, standalone warehouse management system (WMS) are ending, and distribution centers must turn to newer, more advanced warehouse management technology to meet rising demand for an omnichannel world. Distribution Technology Warehouse

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. The post Space Planning: Could You Run Out of Space in Your Warehouse too? Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Best Practices & Tips to Maximize Warehouse Space

Veridian Solutions

Your warehouse is everything, and according to recent reports , available warehouse space is on the decline in the US. As companies have expanded to meet the demands of omnichannel consumers, warehouse space has become a commodity which comes at a premium. Warehouse leaders should follow these best practices to truly maximize warehouse space and avoid the costs of new construction entirely. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

5 Tips for Warehouse and Distribution Center Management Success You MUST Instill Today

Cerasis

Thus, warehouse and distribution center management will face added pressures to do more this year with the same, if not fewer, resources. But, according to third-party logistics ( 3PLs ) provider, Cerasis , effective, successful distribution management should take advantage of technological advancements and encourage innovation to meet demands of e-commerce and omnichannel sales. Warehouse and Distribution Center Management: 5 Tips for Success. Distribution Warehouse

This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

DHL launches freight capacity management program in the light of rapidly increasing trade volumes. August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Lowenthal calls for innovative approach for freight infrastructure funding (Logistics Management). The omnichannel retail chess pieces keep moving, and Amazon made a strategic move this week. Finally, the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.6 August 2014 freight shipments were up 3.8

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.

5 Tips to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Business Scalability

Veridian Solutions

Unfortunately, finding a way to improve warehouse efficiency can be difficult. As explained by Multichannel Merchant , supply chain leaders should follow these five tips to improve warehouse efficiency now. Warehouses could leverage the personal devices of their workers, provided bring-your-own-device programs are in place. Adopting a reliable and robust WMS is critical to warehouse efficiency , but the WMS is only one system.

6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program. Shippers need to have a robust set of controls in place, a high-quality inbound freight routing guide , automated tracking technology, reporting capabilities, and much more. Shippers need to understand the trends throughout the industry affecting inbound freight management and how to plan accordingly. Congress Will Affect Successful Inbound Freight Management. Subscribe Here!

7 Reasons to Consider a Cloud Based WMS (Warehouse Management System)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The decision to invest in a cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) is often the result of sub-par systems in operation within the exclusive supply chain. Although cybersecurity may not seem like a significant issue for the modern warehouse, cybersecurity is critical to guaranteeing customer support in building brand value. A Modern WMS Provides Functions of Multiple Warehouse Systems. E-Commerce and Omnichannel Benefit From the Cloud. Subscribe Here!

Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

Cerasis

Additionally, freight in general and the crunch in capacity have stayed flat or decreased in 2015, as economic growth has created mild to little growth in durable goods orders as well, except consumer spending is scheduled to increase slightly. This, combined with the festive peak periods adds omnichannel pressures on shippers and drives the need for a strong fulfillment infrastructure to effectively manage customer orders, no matter when and where they originate.

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What is the Best E-Commerce Order Fulfillment Service for You? Amazon FBA or 3PL?

Supply Chain Game Changer

FBA, or Fulfillment By Amazon is a business model wherein e-commerce sellers on the Amazon Marketplace, big or small, can have their products stored in any of Amazon’s giant warehouses, pack and deliver them to customers, handle customer support, and returns. Warehouse Pricing. Warehouse Costing. Some 3PLs even offer free warehouse storage for a limited time. SCM #SupplyChain #Amazon #Freight #Logistics #Business #Leadership #ECommerce #Omnichannel.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

Shipping rates will continue to soar, and demand for more capacity will push the stretched industry to its breaking point, says Michael Angell of Freight Waves. Less than truckload shipping trends for the remainder of the year point to higher freight spend, stress for drivers and carriers, higher carrying costs for shippers, demand for integrated e-commerce shipping platforms, better last-mile service, that also provide white glove services, and much more.

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