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.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide for Managers & Executives to Know

Cerasis

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.

8 DC and Warehouse Slotting Considerations for More Efficient Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

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

Vinculum

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.

Adapting Fast When Manufacturing Demand Shifts: Lessons From Core Technology

IQMS

Leveraging DELMIAWORKS manufacturing ERP system, Core Technology Molding Corporation reallocates manufacturing resources to meet the spike in manufacturing demand for medical testing kits in the wake of COVID-19. Core Technology Molding Corporation is a custom injection molding manufacturer based in Greensboro, North Carolina. Achieving Agility to Meet Rapidly Changing Manufacturing Demands.

[WHITE PAPER] Yes, Robotics are Coming, But People Still Power Manufacturing

Cerasis

In a previous guest blog, The Rodon Group along with Rethink Robotics wrote, titled " Can Robots + Humans = The Ideal Workforce in Manufacturing? ": Robots such as Baxter can also help companies save money and increase productivity. At Rodon , robotics and automation have given us a competitive edge, especially against overseas manufacturers. An Interview with Rodney Brooks of Rethink Robotics about the Changing of Manufacturing. Manufacturing Robotics

The Ecommerce Lifecycle with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

AJ Khanijow is the founder of Fulfyld , a warehousing and fulfillment company based in Huntsville, Alabama. Prior to founding Fulfyld, AJ held business development and leadership positions in the manufacturing, technology, packaging, and consulting industries.

How To Create a Safe and Efficient Warehouse (infographic)

USC Consulting Group

Manufacturers are always on the lookout for ways to strengthen their supply chains and warehouses. But while they probably pay close attention to picking speed and accuracy, they may overlook how important warehouse safety is to an effective facility. For the protection of your people, products and bottom line, you should make maintaining a safe warehouse one of your top priorities.

What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?

QAD

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.

The Effects of a Recall Can Be Minimized With a Connected Supply Chain

DynaSys

If the supply chain processes are not connected from the beginning to the end of the entire procurement, manufacturing and distribution processes, or “field to fork”, you will have a bumpy road. Food and Beverage manufacturers have been putting lot numbers on products for years. These factors all fall within the realm of a connected supply chain and give manufacturers the ability to find where a compromise in the chain might have occurred.

5 Common Problems Vendors Have with Routing Guides

PLS Logistics

Routing guides contain routing instructions and an established set of guidelines and requirements for manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and distributors to follow when fulfilling orders and shipping products or materials to a specific location, warehouse or DC. What is a routing guide?

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.

10 Commandments of Inventory Management

Supply Chain Opz

3) Adjusted forecast is passed to the manufacturing and supply planning team to resolve potential issues (4) A meeting among the cross-functional team is arranged to resolve the demand/supply imbalance and everyone agrees upon the plan As you can see, S&OP enables an inventory planner to incorporate various factors that enhance the efficiency of "classic" inventory control theories. Considering 3 warehouse storage policies, the first policy is to store items anywhere.

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.

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

6 River Systems

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). You also have to consider storage costs, warehouse maintenance costs, ordering new items, packaging, vendor costs — all these require spending money. To win, a manufacturing leader can address this through on-demand talent. How should our warehouses be designed and operated?

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.

The Pandemic Motivates Changes in the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

In addition to government guidelines for the food supply chain, the Consumer Brands Association (CBA — formerly the Grocery Manufacturers Association) started a review of supply chain infrastructure, particularly that portion associated with food industries. Retailers requiring additional resources to fulfill needs at grocery stores are provided links to sellers that have available product inventory, shipping/transportation services, supplemental labor, and warehousing services.

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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. Likewise, process guidelines can help suppliers comply with your company’s quality requirements. Warehouse fulfillment costs contribute significantly to overhead. Warehouse Operations

10 Inventory Management Hacks You Can Do in 10 Days

Supply Chain Opz

3) Adjusted forecast is passed to the manufacturing and supply planning team to resolve potential issues (4) A meeting among the cross-functional team is arranged to resolve the demand/supply imbalance and everyone agrees upon the plan As you can see, S&OP enables an inventory planner to incorporate various factors that enhance the efficiency of "classic" inventory control theories. Considering 3 warehouse storage policies, the first policy is to store items anywhere.

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. The next-gen supply chain model is a networked ecosystem – suppliers, partners, manufacturers, distributors and retailers will all have access to relevant cloud-based data to make the best decisions based on real-time signals.” Warehouse Management

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

Cerasis

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., While some overseas manufacturing can help your company, more customers are turning to products manufactured in the U.S., Ultimately, not counting on overseas manufacturing of products for sale in the U.S.

TSC’s Best Supply Chain Resources – 2014

OneSCM

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. Guidelines for minimizing risk on new solutions.

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. Thus, developing robust personal and professional relationships with your colleagues in product development, engineering, manufacturing and finance will allow you and your team to be more effective.” Are products being manufactured to job specifications? 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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Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

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.”. There will be more in-country manufacturing and safety stock.

What are the 3 Decision Rules for Inventory Control?

Unleashed

As one of a business’ greatest assets, inventory is also the cause one of the hardest decisions manufacturers, retailers and eCommerce businesses have to make. Therefore, it is important to establish a set of guidelines to improve inventory decisions and optimise inventory control. It is important that manufacturing, retail and eCommerce businesses have positive inventory control to sustain profitability over the long term. Effective inventory control is a process.

ABC Analysis of Inventory: Optimize Business Bottom Line

OptiProERP

OptiProERP’s manufacturing ERP has a number of dashboards and tools to perform the analysis of your inventory to define the appropriate ABC classifications for you. Now, take a step back from the most basic guidelines, and consider the following questions: Does ABC analysis hold up at your company? What type of manufacturing industry do you represent? We believe, your ERP system simulates your manufacturing environment.

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. He is a transportation and warehousing professional with over 30 years industry experience. “Transportation expense can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.” ” -Bill Driscoll. Transportation cost drains drive up costs.

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. Warehouses in New York and New Jersey are reopening in the next 30 days. The state has allowed all facilities to reopen if they follow proper social distancing guidelines. Manufacturers, construction outfits, vehicle dealerships, and professional services are now operating at 50% capacity.

Supply Chain Talk: 4 Effective Strategies for Creating a Robust Scheduling Process

Arkieva

To support the S&OP process, the schedule must adhere to the S&OP guidelines. Given that, manufacturing assets are as adaptable as we can make them, how do we create a schedule that can absorb changes? Some forecasts are more reliable than others; orders may be on credit hold, you may be a sole supplier for some products, orders may need to meet a ship date, and orders may need to fulfill replenishments at a warehouse, and so on.

The Beginner's Guide to Inventory Control and Management

Supply Chain Opz

However, we can provide some guidelines as below, - Forecast at the right level: Standard inventory control textbooks suggested that forecast be done at a product family level. It's sometimes called Setup Cost - Inventory Carrying Cost or cost associated with holding stock items such as cost of capital, interest rate, warehouse cost, insurance cost, damage cost and obsolescence cost. Imagine an inventory controller reserves the items but warehouse workers can't find where they are.

Kewill Announces Acquisition of LeanLogistics

BluJay Solutions

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. Furthermore, the global capabilities of LeanTMS ensure compliance by providing complete supply chain visibility and access to industry data to meet multi-regional regulations and guidelines.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline 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. . The state has allowed all facilities to reopen if they follow proper social distancing guidelines.?? . Manufacturers, construction outfits, vehicle dealerships, and professional services are now operating at 50% capacity. and recently allowed manufacturing work to resume; however, the?formal?order