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3PL Warehousing 101

Kanban Logistics

The modern warehouse offers much more than basic storage. While you can build and staff your own warehouse and perform these services yourself, more and more companies see the value in handing warehousing operations off to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. In this article, we’ll examine all that 3PL warehousing entails, while helping you find a 3PL partner that’s right for your business. Types of 3PL Warehousing. The Warehouse Management System.

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A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. If you’re a warehouse manager, failing to control these risks can lead to high employee turnover, decreased productivity, legal issues, and, at worst, injury or fatality. The Importance of Warehouse Safety.

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20 warehouse professionals and business leaders reveal the single most important first step when designing a warehouse layout

6 River Systems

There are many factors to consider when designing a warehouse layout, and every design decision can have a significant impact on operational efficiency. Curtis Barry & Company , labor comprises more than half of a warehouse’s total operations costs. A poorly designed warehouse floor plan means warehouse associates must walk longer distances to accomplish tasks, resulting in wasted time and resources. Warehouse requirements do not denote storage alone.

8 DC and Warehouse Slotting Considerations for More Efficient Warehouse Operations


If you are a manufacturing company or distributor, you most likely are using a warehouse or distribution center to make sure you are able to store inventory, replinish store fronts, and easily send goods to customers or receive goods for manufacture or distribution. Many of our shipper customers have asked us for content related to better warehouse or distribution operations. First Things First, Do You have all The Tools To Set You Up for DC Or Warehouse Slotting?

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4 Key Reasons Why Businesses Should Opt for Cloud-based WMS


Be it manufacturing or operations or managing communications, both internally as well as externally, the tech trends are set to reshape the entire business landscape. Warehouse management is one of the crucial business functions that play a critical role in deciding the success of business operations and ultimately ROI. With the introduction of automated and sophisticated systems, businesses are left with two options: on-premise and cloud-based Warehouse Management Systems.

Omnichannel Retailing: The Savior of Non-Essential Retail for the COVID Crisis


Production and Manufacturing Shut Down. Almost all industries, be it fashion, communication, logistics, have encountered the brunt of this global pandemic, especially, the manufacturing, and production-based industries. The entire supply chain has gone for a toss as most production and manufacturing facilities are shut down uncertainly. That being said, retailers must ensure that their employees are willing to follow the requisite guidelines.

E-Commerce Distribution: 10 Things Every Distributor Should Know About E-Commerce


Fortunately, you can improve your chances of success by understanding the top 10 things or best practices, report s Leslie Hansen Harps of Inbound Logistics , every distributor should know about e-commerce. Overseas Manufacturing Is Not the Solution to E-Commerce Distribution Problems. Overseas manufacturing is more like opening a can of worms than opening doors if you plan on only selling your products in the U.S., Distribution E-Commerce Logistics

What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?


The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Odette International are releasing the fifth version of the Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) assessment this summer. MMOG/LE is used by automotive customers to select and evaluate production and parts, service and warehousing processes. Adoption of advanced technologies ( machine learning , smart manufacturing, China 2020, digital transformation) to increase performance and efficiency.

Supply Chain Risk Blog Series#1: Why Supply Chain Risk Management Should be a High Priority

BluJay Solutions

With customers operating in all areas of the supply chain, from manufacturers to retailers and distributors to freight forwarders , customs brokers and logistics service providers , Kewill has identified a number of different types of risks that especially expose the supply and demand chain to weakness. The warehouse worker that knows a specific product is in a special location, the driver that knows a customer specific delivery goes to a certain location, etc.

Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Supply chain organizations within the automotive supplier industry contribute to manufacturing excellence in many ways, including quality, cost, and delivery to their OEM and subsystem customer base. Focused on outcomes, a competitive supply chain capability not only assures the on-time delivery of component material, but also the execution of inbound supply to ensure the shipment of quality finished goods at a competitive price while delivering on-target margins for the manufacturers.

The Importance of Supply Chain When Reopening the Economy

3PL Insights

As the stores were able to get more of these products in stock, they would sellout almost instantly forcing manufacturers and distribution centers to speed up manufacturing and operations to meet the demand. As people stop buying these products in high quantities the manufacturers are able to catch up. Essential businesses are required to meet guidelines to ensure their workplace is safe.

8 key benefits of effective supply chain management

6 River Systems

Data-driven SCM provides visibility from end to end for monitoring the flow of information, services and goods from procurement to manufacturing and delivery to the end consumer. Data isn’t the only driver of effective supply chain management; other factors such as good vendor and supplier relationships, effective cost control, securing the right logistics partners and adopting innovative supply chain technologies make a big impact, too. Warehouse Operations

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. We may want to review their manufacturing facilities and perform some sort of quick assessment (for example, explore their process capability and yield of the product and how they handle returned parts). Logistics 5.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Like I said last year, making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target: sometimes you get lucky and hit the mark; other times you miss the bullseye by a mile. companies that move manufacturing operations overseas? The Convergence of Commerce and Logistics Continues. Do Facebook and Twitter Need a Logistics Strategy?

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. “As the logistics industry faces extraordinary pressures, maintaining a culture of compliance is more critical than ever. China trade war has already put regionalization of manufacturing back on the table. Warehouse Management

Walmart again Raises Chargeback Stakes

Enterra Insights

2] She wrote: “There’s no doubt about it: manufacturers who fail to meet a retailer’s vendor standards can get into financial trouble. Manufacturers, consultants and trade groups supplying retail businesses are up at arms over these chargebacks, arguing that their profits are being slashed unmercifully — and sometimes unfairly — by retailers claiming noncompliance.” ” Warehousing – “[Warehousing] finds Stock Accuracy and OTIF combined a winning combination!”

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50 expert tips on supply chain optimization

6 River Systems

Supply chain optimization, however, is complex, encompassing everything from warehouse operational performance to logistics planning and more. From choosing the right logistics management software to perfecting the order fulfillment process , there are countless processes, steps and decisions that can have an impact on the supply chain. ” — Rob O’Byrne, Tips to Boost Supply Chain Performance , Logistics Bureau; Twitter: @LogisticsBureau.

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020


You can start with things like logistics, and see how much things have changed in just the past five years. A company we’ve been working with has just landed Walmart, who wants to make sure that its 40,000 suppliers are following the guidelines.”.

TSC’s Best Supply Chain Resources – 2014


You can build and deploy the best supplier collaboration tool available, but if your vendors are not onboard it’s as useful as an empty warehouse. Companies can be very good at managing the costs that go directly into their manufactured goods, but may be unaware of or unsure how to tackle the other costs of doing business – their indirect spend. Hidden Transportation and Logistics Costs of Supplier Non-Compliance. Guidelines for minimizing risk on new solutions.

Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Do they follow DOE guidelines? Bill and his team engage as supply chain consultants helping manufacturers, distributors and others improve their supply chain. Mr. Driscoll has served in senior leadership roles in retail organizations, third party logistics companies and trucking companies to provide the background to offer consulting services. He is a transportation and warehousing professional with over 30 years industry experience.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

This increase is a result of many states loosening or completely lifting virus guidelines for businesses. Regional Logistics Market Updates. Here is what each region is seeing currently: Northeast Logistics. Warehouses in New York and New Jersey are reopening in the next 30 days. Midwest Logistics. Southeast Logistics. Westcoast Logistics. The state has allowed all facilities to reopen if they follow proper social distancing guidelines.

Kewill Announces Acquisition of LeanLogistics

BluJay Solutions

Leading logistics solutions provider strengthens offering with global SaaS transportation platform. A worldwide leader in logistics software, Kewill empowers organizations to efficiently MOVE goods and information across the global supply chain. The Kewill MOVE® platform helps companies collaborate, reduce costs, manage volatility and automate processes across the entire supply chain – from transportation and warehousing to compliance and visibility.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Logistics? ? . Warehouses in New Jersey and New York are reopening in the next 10-20 days and we expect to see an increase in outbound volume as a result. . Midwest Logistics ? . Logistics? ? . Logistics ? . The state has allowed all facilities to reopen if they follow proper social distancing guidelines.?? . not expect much logistics disruption in Kansas.?? . and recently allowed manufacturing work to resume; however, the?formal?order

Assessing the True Return of Procurement Transformation on Total Shareholder Return: A Tough Proposition


This roadmap can be used to develop a set of guidelines for deployment of best practices across an organization. It also emphasizes that even a highly mature sourcing function can see its shareholder return diminished by unproductive manufacturing, delivery or market factors, and service issues that are plaguing its supply chain. > Manufacturing cost as % revenue. > > Logistics cost. > > Warehouse ownership. >

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Recession-Proof Businesses and Products: Staying Afloat During Economic Downturn


Essential sectors like healthcare, grocers, household products, and fulfillment logistics are also seeing a rise in demand. . Due to social distancing guidelines, many gyms were forced to close across the country. Due to advances in ecommerce shipping and logistics, it’s easier than ever for customers to order food and drink products online that won’t spoil or get damaged during transit. Freighting, fulfillment, and logistics. Recessions bring hard times.

The need to know


Zebra adds social distancing warnings to warehouse workers' barcode scanners. Zebra Technologies Corp, which sells barcode scanners and other computers used in warehouses globally, introduced a feature on Thursday that sounds an alert when workers breach physical distancing guidelines over the novel coronavirus. China to encourage mergers among large logistics firms. Amazon is sued over warehouses after New York worker brings coronavirus home, cousin dies.

The 3 Cs for a CEO to See What’s Really Important in a Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Our statistics at Logistics Bureau show that 61% of businesses do not have a documented supply chain strategy or do not have one that is properly communicated across the business. Internal communication is the first challenge to be met, before turning your attention to external supplier and logistics partners. Separate applications to manage warehousing, transportation, manufacturing and other functions may hinder overall cooperation.

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #7

Supply Chain Trend

Steve Hainey is an international speaker who has had over 20 years’ experience in global multi-site supply chain planning for Fortune 100 & 500 manufacturing companies of retail consumable goods, chemical materials, and medical device products. The communication back up the chain is usually just as bad if not worse when companies are in the early maturity stages not having well-defined methods and guidelines for communicating the variances against the plans for each cycle.

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Laundry Between Emails: Making the Most of the Coronavirus Pandemic

My Office Apps

Let us know when we can schedule a Kechie demo for you … and please take care of yourselves, follow all the guidelines, and do your best to remain healthy. . Sold in separate packages – inventory and warehouse management (CRM, Sales, Procurement, Logistics included), manufacturing, finance – or a fully configured ERP system to include all of these individual tools. Laundry Between Emails: Making the Most of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Laundry Between Emails: Making the Most of the Coronavirus Pandemic

My Office Apps

Let us know when we can schedule a Kechie demo for you … and please take care of yourselves, follow all the guidelines, and do your best to remain healthy. . Sold in separate packages – inventory and warehouse management (CRM, Sales, Procurement, Logistics included), manufacturing, finance – or a fully configured ERP system to include all of these individual tools. Laundry Between Emails: Making the Most of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Vertical Integration in the Supply Chain: Is it on the Rise?

Logistics Bureau

The desire for absolute control over manufacturing or raw material quality (a driver for backward integration). Warehouses and distribution assets. The multinational tyre giant chose this path because its leaders believe that at some point, the demand for rubber will become so great that it will be too hard to get quality materials for tyre manufacture. In 2006, Armor purchased a company that produces super-strength fibres used in the manufacture of bullet-proof materials.