Montreal-based ENERGY Transportation Group opens Chattanooga office

The Supply Chain Journal

On Tuesday , ENERGY Transportation Group, an asset-based third-party logistics firm headquartered in Montreal, announced the opening of its brokerage division in Chattanooga, Tennessee, furthering its penetration into the North American transportation ecosystem.

Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing – From Paradox to Operational Excellence. A conversation and exclusive interview with Tonya Vinas, B2B writer and editor, and Robert Martichenko, CEO, LeanCor Supply Chain Group. 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? Robert: These are the reasons we need warehousing in the first place.

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Warehouse Automation in a Time of Rapid Change

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Markus Schmidt, President of Swisslog Americas , about warehousing in today’s environment of rapid and often unpredictable change. Prior to the pandemic, labor shortages were a driver of warehouse automation investment.

Editor’s Choice: Machine Learning Will Make Warehouse Managers More Productive

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s article is from Lucas Systems and highlights the benefits of machine learning in the warehouse. Real-world uses of AI in business have exploded in the past decade, but few of those applications are focused on warehousing and distribution.

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10 Ways How COVID is changing Warehousing & Distribution Forever

Vinculum

One of the biggest questions arises is how this pandemic situation is changing warehousing and distribution. With a massive impact not only on warehousing and distribution but also on industry processes as a whole, COVID is altering how we look at warehousing and distribution.

Embrace Lean Warehousing Practices in 2017

Talking Logistics

Even the most determined business optimist would be hard-pressed not to find a warehousing cost that isn’t creeping skyward. One of the core concepts behind lean is the need to look closely at operations within your warehouse, and never fall into the trap of complacency — even if things seem functional at the moment. Imagine you have 10 warehouse racks, but at any given time, you only use shelf space equivalent to 7 full racks.

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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. In the absence of this visibility, warehouse operators will simply be reacting to day-to-day activities.

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Warehousing 101: An Introduction to Digital Warehouse Automation

RFgen

Key Takeaways: Warehousing and distribution face unprecedented pressures from COVID-19 disruption, commoditization, labor shortages and rising customer expectations. Warehouse automation is an effective way to gain efficiencies, cut costs and scale operations. High warehouse turnover.

Mobile Robotics in the Warehouse

Talking Logistics

Autonomy is quickly making its presence known in the warehouse, converting guidance-reliant mobile robotics into thinking—pardon the pun— machines. Once their parameters are defined—say, the length and width of a warehouse—and orders are coded into their operating system, these brilliant robots can work almost as independently as their human counterparts. Vision-guided vehicles, or VGV’s, are learning how to interact with and avoid humans on the warehouse floor.

Körber User Conference Showcases Ecommerce Warehouses

Logistics Viewpoints

Despite the pandemic, it was a good year for the supply chain group at Körber (Körber rhymes with Gerber, the baby food company). This group had record revenues. During the last sprint, they went into a warehouse still under construction to conduct user acceptance testing.

Warehouse Digitalization: The Warehouse of Tomorrow

Vinculum

The Digi-Smart manufacturing process empowers enterprises to gain control of their warehouses and ensures that products can be delivered to customers as quickly as possible. This wave of change has made warehouses smarter and more agile.

Find warehouse workers: Navigating the challenges

Kanban Logistics

If your company is having trouble finding warehouse workers, you’re not alone. Warehouse staff is harder to come by than ever, with great competition for available candidates. Why is it so difficult to find warehouse workers? Outsourcing 3PL Warehousing

Commodity price spikes slow logistics warehousing activity but don’t stop it

The Supply Chain Journal

Industrial construction completions will be delayed through the second quarter and perhaps for the rest of the year, according to Jack Rosenberg, national director of Colliers’ logistics and transportation solutions North American practice group.

Finding a Warehouse in Today’s High-Demand Market

Talking Logistics

Finding the right warehouse is arguably one of the most important decisions your company will make. Unfortunately, you won’t have that luxury if you want to lock down your choice of warehouses. You Snooze, You Lose…a Warehouse. The biggest impact is arguably the ever-growing beast of e-commerce; with nearly half of all American households subscribing to Amazon Prime, it’s little wonder the industry has such an appetite for warehouse space.

What is warehouse robotics?

6 River Systems

Warehouse robotics refers to the use of automated systems, robots and specialized software to transport materials, perform various tasks and streamline/automate warehouse processes. Others direct workflows through the warehouse, leading associates and transporting loads.

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

GlobalTranz

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. Boston Consulting Group research shows 1.2 Since labor tends to be the largest cost factor in warehousing and order picking operations, it’s critical for organizations to understand production rates.

Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC?

Talking Logistics

Now, the trend is to use this technology commercially; for the logistics industry, there are many potential use cases in a warehouse. First, let’s discuss the basic definition of AR, then we can dive a little deeper into how this innovative piece of technology could potentially be used in a warehouse. Now that we have discussed the AR vs. VR differences and definitions, let’s discuss how companies can apply augmented reality in warehousing.

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3 Types of Warehouse Management Systems

Vinculum

It is essential to accelerate a Warehouse Management System to run any 3PL business which are dealing with physical goods or items that are mostly transported to and from consumers. There are many types of WMS (Warehouse management System) to choose from.

Need for warehouse in logistics

Vinculum

Warehousing is a crucial piece of your supply chain. With new technologies, urbanization, and also the ever-growing world of online searching, storage has ne’er been a warmer topic — such a lot, so there has even been a shortage of warehouse area and on-demand storage stoning up.

What are warehouse robotics?

6 River Systems

Warehouse robotics refers to the use of automated systems, robots and specialized software to transport materials, perform various tasks and streamline/automate warehouse processes. Others direct workflows through the warehouse, leading associates and transporting loads.

Warehouse Management A Complete Guide for Retailers

Vinculum

While retailers rehash their strategies in the wake of technological advancements and breakthrough innovations, warehouse management still remains an inevitable and crucial part of the holistic customer purchase and satisfaction arena. Warehouse Management System – An Overview.

RK Logistics Group Expands Silicon Valley Operations

Supply Chain Brain

RK Logistics Group, a provider of warehousing, eCommerce fulfillment and supply chain management services, announced the expansion of its operations in the Silicon Valley with the opening of two new facilities in Newark

Will Warehouses Eventually Go Dark?

Enterra Insights

Thanks to the popularity of e-commerce, warehouses are some of the hottest properties in real estate. Phillips ( @EricaEPhillips ) reports some retailers were so desperate to find warehouse space this past holiday season they created pop-up warehouses in vacant suburban lots and parking garages.[1] ”[2] He adds, “Freestanding big-box stores closer to population centers than they are to warehouse districts are the primary candidates for such conversions.

Mullen Group gets lift from freight market, acquisitions in Q2

The Supply Chain Journal

Canadian trucking and logistics company Mullen Group ( TSX:MTL ) reported a double-digit jump in revenue in the second quarter Wednesday as it reaped the benefits of a strong freight market and acquisitions. . The strength came from Mullen Group’s LTL and logistics and warehousing segments.

5 Foundations of a Successful & Profitable Warehouse Operation

Vinculum

Introduction: A warehouse always seems like such a simple concept – “they store things, and then maybe sort them, pack them, deliver some of them – pretty straightforward”. Warehouse success is a direct result of creating efficiencies while maintaining profitability.

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. “Warehouse optimization starts with an efficient layout. Upgrade your warehouse equipment.

50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

Warehouse automation stats show that automation is making a big impact on warehouses and distribution centers. As technology awareness grows, more warehouses and DCs turn to automation to adapt to the changing landscape. Below, we’ve rounded up 50 compelling statistics to shed some light on the driving forces behind warehouse automation and the impact automation has on the industry. The number of private warehouses is growing. Warehouse Automation

Mobile Warehouse Robotics – Taking Stock of a Hot Technology Market

Logistics Viewpoints

The mobile warehouse robotics market – call them AMRs or AGVs. To me, the acronym isn’t as important as the capabilities and the value the systems deliver to warehouse operations. Robotics Warehouse Automation Warehousing AMR warehouse robotics

Benefits of 3PL warehouse management system

Vinculum

There are few industries where a high-quality warehouse management system (WMS) is as vital as the 3PL (third party logistics) vacillate trade. 5 Sensible reasons to use a 3PL warehouse service. Sourcing and partnering with a 3PL warehouse supplier will happen quickly.

Ecommerce Warehouse Safety Guidelines, Tips, and a Comprehensive Checklist

ShipBob

Ecommerce warehousing is more than just storing inventory on shelves. Bureau of Labor Statistics , the transportation and warehousing worker injury rate was 4.4 Unfortunately, warehouse injuries and fatality rates continue to rise. Why warehouse safety is so important.

Warehouse Automation Market Outlook: 2020 Update

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group’s 2020 update to its global warehouse automation market shows Dematic, Knapp, and SSI Schaefer as the 2019 market share leaders. Accelerating warehouse automation demand from e-commerce growth is propelling market growth.

o9 Solutions Partners with Beluga Group to Enable Next-Generation End-to-End Planning

o9 Solutions

‘Beluga has earned the reputation as a company with a strong technological focus and a thoughtfully designed digital strategy, thanks to powerful high-tech manufacturing and warehouse facilities. ” — Irek Akhmetshin – Head of Planning at Beluga Group.

What is picking in a warehouse?

6 River Systems

Warehouse picking refers to the process where individual items are picked from a fulfillment facility to satisfy customers’ orders. It’s an essential aspect of order fulfillment and is considered one of the most expensive and labor-intensive activities for warehouses.

Supply Chain Agenda of Pierre Mille, VP Group Planning & Customer Service Excellence at Carlsberg Group

Supply Chain Movement

Pierre Mille, VP Group Planning & Customer Service Excellence, Carlsberg Group. For Pierre Mille, VP Group Planning & Customer Service Excellence, this was an opportunity to unleash its untapped value. As a supply chain we are integrating on-shelf availability, distribution, warehousing, logistics, production, procurement and communication with our suppliers, yet leave intact the intimacy within the individual markets regarding sales.

Warehouse automation the next necessary frontier of logistics digitization

The Supply Chain Journal

Based on a PitchBook report from 2020, venture capital investment in warehousing automation technology in particular saw a 57% increase from 2019 to 2020. That’s why we selected 3PL Warehouse Manager to automate our warehouse.