Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing – From Paradox to Operational Excellence. Before we start talking about Lean Warehousing, can you tell us a little bit about LeanCor Supply Chain Group? Relative to our topic today, Lean Warehousing, is it a big part of your operations? What we know for sure is that lean warehousing, just by the nature of the term itself, can be a paradox at best. Robert: I suspect many people think the term “lean warehousing” is an oxymoron.

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Logistics Warehousing

LeanCor

Logistics warehousing should be considered only as one part of the total supply chain logistics strategy. The warehousing function should be a seamless component of this network. A logistics warehousing strategy should be lean, and should focus on the movement of the product, rather than old stop-and-go storage methods. Lean approaches to warehousing makes this possible, even in the ups and downs of the global economy.

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26 Best Practices in Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Many people may think the term “lean warehousing” is an oxymoron. Let’s face it, most lean purists believe that all transportation and warehousing functions are pure waste. The fact is, particularly with the growth of the global supply chain and extended lead times, lean warehousing is necessary and plays a critical role and must be integrated into the entire supply chain. At LeanCor, we look at the term lean warehousing from two vantage points, or two cases.

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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, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes.

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Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Below is an excerpt from a report published recently by Amber Road and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) titled “ The Trade Trends Report: 2017 Report on Sourcing, Trade, and e-commerce.” Sourcing is the heart of today’s global supply chains, and decisions made on sourcing impact everything from transportation and shipping costs, to both social and regulatory compliance concerns. Sourcing decisions can complicate or simplify this process.

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About Warehousing

Logistics Bureau

What’s the definition of warehousing and warehouse? Well, I asked Colin Airdrie, one of our warehousing experts, exactly that question! I hope his answers help you if you’re new to supply chain management, or are just trying to gain a better understanding of how warehousing fits in. The Warehouse Defined. A good definition of a warehouse is “a planned space for the efficient storage and handling of goods and materials”. Warehouse Location.

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How Your Warehouse Can Navigate Costly Global Supply Chain Disruptions

OneSCM

With over 17,000 infections and more than 300 deaths, recent news about the outbreak of the coronavirus in China has grabbed attention from a global audience, including supply chain and logistics managers. Whether it’s the coronavirus, or any other disruption, constrictions to the global supply chain pipeline are costly. Enabling managers to see and manage their entire global supply network from virtually any desktop or mobile device.

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Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

By contrast, the third-party logistics model is where a manufacturer retains oversight of its supply chain but outsources such processes as warehousing, shipping, packing, and distribution to a 3PL provider.

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Global Supply Chain Recovery Dependent On A Vaccine

Supply Chain Shaman

The global economy rebound from COVID-19 hinges on the discovery and manufacture of an effective vaccine. The global supply chain recovery depends on a vaccine, but I expect the distribution cycle to be longer than the discovery phase. They are seldom cross-functional to optimize source, make, and deliver together. In this evolution, companies will quickly learn the pitfalls of multi-tier warehouse management and the latency with third-party logistics (3PL) signals.

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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.

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Improving Your Manufacturing Operations Using Warehouse Automation  

NC State SCRC

Ian is an expert on warehouse automation, and shares his insights on how you need to get started in thinking about technology and robotics in your warehouse or manufacturing operation. Sandwiched between warehouse and distribution center, manufacturing is where the value gets added. To be fair, many warehouses have benefited from new technology. Here is a look some of the biggest, and a discussion of how warehouse automation benefits manufacturers.

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Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China. This blog post doesn’t aim to be the ultimate guide to sourcing goods from China. I like to start with a broad-based search at Alibaba and Global Sources.

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Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

Requis

People are still worried about having efficiencies in their warehouses, making sure they’re laid out properly, and having the right processes. A lot of companies now will have regional hubs with just smaller satellite warehouses in each country.

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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

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Rethinking Warehouse Operations Management with Artificial Intelligence

ThroughPut

With the advent of the IIoT and the complexities involved in operating a global supply network, today’s manufacturing companies are more interested than ever before to get a sense of the future. After all, it is important to know how certain events could impact operations in the future and what companies can do to mitigate unforeseen risks due to volatile production conditions to efficiently manage warehouse operations. Guest Post written by Anita Raj, Industry 4.0

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. We believe many practices in global supply chain management can be applied in every industry.

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Manage and Share Your Sourcing Data Effortlessly with ASO: Data Warehouse

Jaggaer

More and more businesses are going global. One small mistake in examining or presenting data points within your sourcing activity could cost you. Businesses need a strategic approach to managing their sourcing data. Within your sourcing events there are dozens of data points you may consider, from pricing to risk level to bandwidth and schedule availability. The Data Warehouse is the future of data management for your procurement suite. Sourcing

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Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know

Cerasis

When discussing warehouse statistics many key performance indicators are mentioned. So what are the most important figures needed to run a warehouse? Depending on the warehouse design and complexity there are at least a hand full of statistics that any manager needs. Warehouse Statistics & KPIs to Know. That allows us to see what warehouse statistics we need from each topic to see if our warehouse performs fast, accurate and cost efficient.

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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.

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Global Chemical Company Uses PINC YMS to Cut $1.5 Million in Detention and Demurrage Fees

PINC

is a global chemical company that makes performance chemicals used by the oil refinery, agricultural, automotive, energy, and consumer electronics industries. the manufacturer’s logistics operation includes 63 global warehouses and 47 contract manufacturing locations. As a result, it struggled with numerous logistical and supply chain issues, including no single source of truth for data and insights. The post Global Chemical Company Uses PINC YMS to Cut $1.5

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COVID-19 accelerates four trends and changes within global supply chains

Proxima

In a matter of days, an unexpected global disruption sent shock waves throughout countries, communities, governments, and businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic spread rapidly. Global supply chain management has always been at the forefront of the battle.

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7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. In a constantly shifting and competitive global trading environment, it is increasingly important to control all costs across the entire supply chain. While global freight cost varies significantly by industry and transportation mode, it is a major cost component of internationally sourced products.

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Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth

IQMS

Bottom Line: It’s time to transition the role of warehouses from cost centers to revenue centers that support new digitally enabled supply chains and business models that require greater accuracy, speed, and scale than ever before. A Warehouse Management System is the tool that can make that happen. Like manufacturing, warehouses, and the systems that manage them, are going through an inflection point. How A Warehouse Management System (WMS) Helps Manufacturers Grow.

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How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Containers are piling up in ports, international shipping has been hammered, Western companies are battling to source products from traditional suppliers, and disruptions are being experienced throughout the global supply chain. Once China was hit by a Coronavirus epidemic and factories ordered closed, it was inevitable that global supply chains would be affected.

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Warehouses under extra pressure this Holiday Season

SnapFulfil

Christmas 2020 is set to break online shopping records as growth continues to accelerate due to the global coronavirus pandemic, with overall e-commerce sales expected to jump from initial predictions of 11% to 19% reaching £78.9bn (source: Edge Retail Insight ).

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4 Challenges in Global Transportation Management

3rdwave

There are 4 fundamental areas where global transportation is challenged. Delivery Performance (across the global supply chain). It is an important part of an effective and efficient global supply chain. Global transportation management affects product landed cost, inventory management, customer service, and satisfaction. . Transportation information is foundational to managing any global supply chain.

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The Business Case for a Global TMS

3rdwave

Managing global freight is ladened with challenges. Demands on the transportation teams are growing as political posturing ramps up causing rapid disruption to global supply chains. A global TMS solution provides an automated and systemic way of addressing the challenges that are the reality for most organizations that source globally. The major benefits that global TMS provide a company are operational, management, and “C”-level control.

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The Access Group acquires Unleashed Software to expand its global presence and potential in manufacturing, wholesale and distribution markets

Unleashed

Brendan Flattery, Managing Director, Access ERP commented: “Our ERP business supports customers across online retail, warehousing, distribution, construction and manufacturing in the UK, EU, Australia, New Zealand and the US with end-to-end Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

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Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

Source In the year 2018, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics have evolved into the kind of “can’t do without” technology. But what happens when you can’t process a huge amount of data coming from different sources? Source In 2018, companies continue to rely on data to make decisions in logistics. Cleaner ships, trains, planes and trucks combined with automation and clean technology in cargo handling and warehousing operations are accelerating.

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The Past, Present, and Future of Technology in the Warehouse

Logistics Bureau

Imagine stepping back in time to visit a large warehousing operation in 1990. To save you from a meltdown, let’s take a brief journey through warehouse operating developments from 1990 to 2045. While some imagination will still be required on this journey, most of the hard work has been done in the writing of this article, so you can shut down the imagination overdrive and cruise through this rundown of technology’s impact on warehouses and distribution centers.

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Achieving the Integrated Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

The integrated global supply chain exists when activities between all supply chain partners are seamlessly coordinated to achieve the optimal results for all its participants. These partners are executives, managers, co-workers, suppliers, customers, carriers, 3PLs, warehouses, government agencies, financial institutions, etc. The results are achieved when extraneous costs are removed and product can optimally move from source to end-user with minimal friction.

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Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent prediction by respected Hong-Kong based trading and distribution business Li & Fung of increased seasonality, with the observation that “retailers are now placing orders with shorter lead-times and pushing deliveries closer to their seasons", marks an interesting development for the global supply chain, particularly if it is accompanied by increased order volumes. Many LSPs simply do not have spare trucks and warehouses to cope with unscheduled arrivals at ports any more.

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Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

As e-commerce continues to advance, the need for a more viable solution to the problem of delivery in heavily congested and confined urban areas is of global importance. As a result, last mile delivery will become increasingly difficult in urban areas across many global locations. In addition to these benefits, robotics is a source of reliable labor, high quality, virtually mistake-free, job performance and significant cost savings over humans. Smart Glasses in the Warehouse.

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How Artificial Intelligence and Global Economic Factors Affect Inventory Optimization

ThroughPut

Through the targeted use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and other technologies, leading global innovators are constantly trying to enhance the effectiveness of their inventory management. The company is setting ever-higher benchmarks for the industry around automation, tracking, robotics, and machine learning in its warehouses, and avoiding stock-outs, for example, while retaining the sheer number of products constantly available in stock.

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Global Trends In Digital Supply Chain - 2019 Review

Abivin

Source ) Even though Warehouse Management System (WMS) has been playing a crucial part in supply chain management, the emergence of autonomous mobile robots in optimizing picking process has become increasingly competitive. Source ) Furthermore, the AI technology can store data, analyze the patterns and predict future operation scenario. Source) 6. Source) 2019 comes with various trends in supply chain management.

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