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, anyone can start an online retailing business from any part of the world and ensure their products are delivered to customers efficiently by using a third-party logistics company.

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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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.

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

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. Not only can robotic automation help manufacturers achieve greater warehouse productivity, but it can also drive significant cost savings as compared to employing workers. According to the U.S.

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. You can choose to simply go it alone and build or rent a warehouse yourself.

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

Cerasis

Bibliophiles everywhere can still hardly say “Amazon” without snarling, and Amazon’s effect on retail, grocery delivery, and even cloud computing is nothing short of transformative. Walmart and Kroger are the biggest retailers in the US, but when it comes to e-commerce, nobody comes close to Amazon. Listen to "The Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in Creating a More Effective Supply Chain" on Spreaker.

Dock Scheduling: A Requirement as Retailers Double Down on WMS & WES

C3 Solutions

The opportunities to grow fulfillment and improve the flow of inbound and outbound freight depend on multiple factors. The complexity requirements forced companies to adopt a warehouse management system (WMS) or even a warehouse execution system (WES).

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Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

It’s not just the supply chain! Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges.

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The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

Freightos

The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years. They’re licensed to be an ocean freight forwarder, and they’ve bought some aircraft and an airport; and of course they are a huge warehousing player. Online freight booking. See the 2018 State of Online Freight Sales. Think retail. The freight forwarding industry must catch up and close the gap.

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

6 River Systems

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

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

Talking Logistics

E-commerce has blurred the lines between retailers, wholesale distributors and manufacturers. 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.

Insight on how 3PL handles eCommerce Returns for B2B and B2C Retail Brands

Vinculum

The advent of online shopping lead to a significant shift in the market structure and retail spaces. It brought about a revolution in the area of retail management for specialty retailers who had unique and competitive ideas but did not have the required floor space to execute the plans. Present Retail Trend. However, logistics is one of the areas where complexity arises as one moves from physical retail to e-commerce.

How COVID-19 Will Impact Softline Retailers

Supply Chain Nation

Softline retailers have been battling store closures and traffic declines in malls for several years. They have made moves to shift toward experiential retailers. Ultimately, softline retailers were just starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel… until COVID-19 coronavirus arrived. This is going to have several impacts to these retailers: Order visibility: How are retailers able to pinpoint the status and timing of their orders in their supply chain?

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 . With the rapid rise in omnichannel shopping and the need to fulfill those orders quickly, retailers must balance inventory positioning, the labor cost to fulfill the orders, and transportation costs.

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. The online retailer’s most recent patent focuses on drone technology, and would involve drones delivering packages with parachutes. It’s just the latest in a string of patents that span the gamut from smart stores to flying warehouses. by Alexa Cheater How to overcome the Amazon effect.

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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.

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies. Retailers’ concession to consumer demands are having a ripple effect along the supply chain. Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . Supply chain as a retail strategy.

Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

Cerasis

Controlling inventory flow is a top priority among warehouse managers, and gaining control over inventory drives warehouse efficiency. However, figuring out the best way to achieve this feat can be confusing, so warehouse managers should follow these steps. Warehouses have a tendency to become stock rooms for stale product. Wave picking was the standard in warehouse management and order picking for decades. Supply Chain Technology Warehouse

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

Shipchain

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.

Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

Zipline Logistics

But in the world of retail transportation, very few shippers have the ability to be flexible with their deliveries. However, as the retail industry evolves and changes to meet the demands for the modern consumer, that is exactly what retailers look for from their suppliers. E-commerce has permanently altered consumer expectations for near instantaneous product fulfillment and retailers have adjusted to remain competitive. There are many moving parts in retail shipping.

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

After a turbulent few years, news of global air freight volumes is hotly anticipated and feared in equal measure. In reality, the most recent figures announced by IATA in October 2013 prove there is continued growth in air freight, but that significant regional variances are in play (e.g. So will air freight play a lesser role in the global supply chain going forward, or do the numbers not tell the whole story?

What’s the Difference Between a Warehouse and a Distribution Center?

Supply Chain Game Changer

I began my career with responsibility for, amongst other things, Warehouse space planning. With almost a dozen local and remote buildings used to store raw materials and finished goods I spent more than my share of time walking through Warehouses and up and down aisles of racking and shelving. Later on in my career when I entered the Retail and Logistics sectors the facilities used to store and disperse goods were called Distribution Centers. What is a Warehouse?

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies. Retailers’ concession to consumer demands are having a ripple effect along the supply chain. Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . Supply chain as a retail strategy.

To DC Or Not To DC? That is the Warehousing Design Question!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Brick-And-Mortar Retailers. Brick and Mortar Retailers will already have at least one Distribution Centre supporting their physical stores. I faced this question constantly during my time in Retail. ECommerce #Fulfillment #SupplyChain #Logistics #Distribution #Retail #SCM. That is the Warehousing Design Question! E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Distribution ECommerce Fulfillment Logistics Retail SCM supplychain

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Pharma companies will increasingly take cues from retail and consumer goods….why?

The Network Effect

If you want to know ahead of time the changes awaiting the pharmaceuticals supply chain it is useful to extrapolate experiences from the consumer and retail sectors, which were dealing with the same trends and pressures long before pharmaceuticals (for example, the proliferation of distribution channels). Traditionally companies in the pharmaceuticals sector have used a push logistics approach to distribution, which is characterized by over stocked warehouses throughout the supply chain.

Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

Retailers are paying close attention to labor disputes threatening to bring a stop to imports coming in to West Coast ports. They are anxiously awaiting (and hoping for) a successful dock worker agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). Retailers rely heavily on these ports for imported goods coming in from Asia. While it is true that retailers still rely heavily on the U.S. By Chris Ferrell.

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Your Essential Warehouse Cleaning Checklist! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide! Maintaining a high standard of warehouse cleanliness is about more than just creating a more pleasant and attractive workplace. Warehouses can be hectic environments at the best of times, so sometimes it can be hard to find time for cleaning. To keep your warehouse spic-and-span, try to allot a few minutes at the end of every day for cleaning. Get Your Free Warehouse Cleaning Checklist. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Centre Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I was in the Retail Industry which meant that in Supply Chain this was the beginning of the frantic Holiday season. Products were arriving at our Distribution Centres from all over the world at an unprecedented rate so that we could in turn send them out to the Retail stores over the next few months. We were anticipating receiving more goods than ever but as it was my first year in Retail I had been assured by my team that we could handle the load. Subscribe Here!

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. That is e specially the case for outbound freight in southern states and California where produce season is in full swing. . Regional Freight Volume Update ? . Each group oversees freight that enters their region and plans for specific market trends in their respective states.

What’s the Difference Between Fulfillment and Replenishment?

Supply Chain Game Changer

I have worked in many different industries and all around the world but the place where I heard these terms used most frequently was in Retail. 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. At a very crude level both involve the completion of orders in a Warehouse or Distribution Centre setting.

Supply Chain Management Success – What You Need To Know But No One Told You

Gravity Supply Chain

Articles inventory retail #retailers Gravity Technology disruption supplychain visibility logistics performance #automation #realtime #management #cargo #shipment #transportation purchase tracking container freight solution platform order track operations global industry automating manufacturers service providers cloudbased trace carrier shipper data warehousingHow can end-to-end visibility and container tracking prevent supply chain disruptions?