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How to outsource logistics operations to a 3PL

West Coast and California Logistics

No matter what your company sells, you’re in the logistics business. From receiving and storage of your products to getting them out to customers, there are many logistics operations that your business handles or oversees daily.

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How to Optimize Reverse Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? Optimize Reverse Logistics article and permission to publish here provided by Raanan Cohen at bringg.com. If you think reverse logistics isn’t relevant to your business, think again.

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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it? Let's first talk about first setting the stage, then give you practical practices and tactics to achieve a sustainable lean culture, and then provide core key performance indicators (KPIs) to track your progress. Lean is a challenge to implement.

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How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage. If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. In this article, we have highlighted the most common, but often overlooked elements to consider. Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

You are not alone, especially as in the time since we first penned this article, one huge and unforeseen event has raised awareness of the global importance of this vital sector—and shown it to be an attractive career choice. This is expected to widen to 9 to 1 in the years ahead.

Warehousing Made Easy: How to Meet Ever-Changing Customer Demands

Supply Chain Nation

Warehouse managers are under a lot of pressure to maximize throughput, minimize cost, optimize labor productivity and meet shipping deadlines, and do so in a way that keeps each and every customer happy, which is a tough task. The Rapidly Changing World of a Warehouse Manager. Consumers are the new boss and are driving rapid change, and warehouse managers need to stay ahead of this if they want to stay profitable and competitive.

Warehousing and Logistics

LeanCor

Warehousing and Logistics – Quality at the Source. In warehousing and logistics the goal is minimizing cost and fulfillment times, and initiating quality at the source is key to fulfill these goals. How to begin is the first question that must be answered. To develop a quality at the source implementation map, draw from the “perfect order” in logistics management. Improving Improvement Skills in Warehousing and Logistics.

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. Improving Performance in Manufacturing. Improving Performance in Warehousing.

Mobile Robotics in the Warehouse

Talking Logistics

From Grey Walter’s Tortoises to Shakey the Robot , scientists have been working for years to automate processes and alleviate hard labor on humans. While these older mobile robotics were technologically restricted to follow a path from point A to point B, today’s robots are becoming more and more advanced and more likely to replace human labor. One of the bots’ most intriguing feature is the ability to move goods to a person vs. a person to the goods.

[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. You can download our first e-Book, "The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries" here. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost.

Warehouse Cost Savings: 5 Key Areas of Focus and 13 Practical Objectives

Cerasis

A Director of Operations, Warehouse Director or Manager, or even the Director of Supply Chain or Logistics, are always in the pursuit of continuous improvement as well as warehouse cost savings in both time and money. With the myriad of tasks and personell, a director or manager must oversee, how on earth are they to get everything done? 5 Key Areas to Focus on in the Pursuit of Warehouse Cost Savings. Use cross-functional teams to solve problems.

How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs

DELMIA Quintiq

With growing consumer expectations for faster delivery, shippers are expecting value-added logistics services from 3PL operators. This increases the urgency for 3PLs to leverage on the best market trends to increase logistics flexibility. I had an interesting conversation about this with Frank Tinschert, Business Unit Director Logistics at Quintiq, and below are his answers. This is due to the diversification in the production schemes of manufacturers.

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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. Keep it Simple : It’s important to not over complicate things.

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How to build an automated warehouse system: which new technologies do you need and why?

6 River Systems

Many warehouses are seeking ways to leverage automation for better efficiency, but building an efficient automated warehouse system requires careful selection of the right technologies. Achieving efficiency requires choosing technologies that integrate well and work seamlessly together to fully optimize your processes. Without interoperability, data remains siloed and you can’t benefit from a comprehensive, bird’s-eye view of your warehouse operations.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson at [link]. 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. With this trend looking to continue into the next couple of years, it’s time to examine the state of the industry, especially when it comes to safety with all of these new employees entering the field.

How to Reduce Last-Mile Delivery Costs

20Cube Logistics

Last-Mile Delivery is a keyword in the supply chain logistics industry with respect to moving of consignment to its final destination. Now the question is, how can a business reduce the cost of last-mile delivery? Let’s look at the few essential ways through which the last mile cost can be reduced to a large extent. might make the driver helpless to find the alternative and optimal route. Logistics Supply Chain Management Transport

21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

There are several elements in an effective logistics strategy, with the ultimate goal of identifying the most cost-effective service levels and developing plans and processes that enable the company to operate as close to those optimal service levels as possible.

The Indispensable Role of WMS in Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Reverse logistics is filled with risk, and the rate of reverse logistics in e-commerce is higher than any other channel, reports Business2Community. Among e-commerce sales, up to 30 percent will be returned to the shipper, which reflects a huge demand for effective returns management and reverse-logistics process standardization. Using a WMS in reverse logistics can help meet this rise in demand and increase customer satisfaction.

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

The world of logistics is increasingly driven by technology , with artificial intelligence, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation among the biggest logistics trends today. As warehouses embrace technology to optimize the supply chain and reduce fulfillment costs , many companies are considering making the move to an automated warehouse. That said, there are many factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse.

Professor Richard Wilding on Medieval Logistics, the New Omni-Channel, and How to Really Build Trust

Elementum

Welcome to the first installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series. As Chair (Full Professor) in Supply Chain Strategy at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management , Cranfield School of Management UK, Richard Wilding, OBE works with European and International companies on Logistics and Supply Chain projects in all sectors. Read further for some insights on how to innovate with history in mind—and a little bit of British/American rivalry.

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24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic made it abundantly clear that effective supply chain management is crucial to the success of a business. Moreover, it’s vital to the health of the global economy. The pandemic crisis had global ramifications felt throughout the entire supply chain, from raw materials to finished products, and for many companies, building the resiliency needed to weather such storms has become the #1 challenge of supply chain management. How to solve it?

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016, sponsored by SAP, is the most important educational event of the year for organizations using SCM, PLM, manufacturing, and procurement solutions to fortify their business operations and infrastructure with proven methodologies and measurable, value-driven results. Date: 22-24 June, 2016. Venue: Austria Center Vienna, Austria.

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6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

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23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

According to the 30th Annual State of Logistics Report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), companies spent $1.64 trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4% to $493.7 to $1.04

How to Enhance Your Product Labelling Strategy

Unleashed

Running an efficient warehouse is a top priority and often sought after by business owners. There’s a ream of solutions to help you find this elusive efficiency. But when you’re looking around for different strategies to keep your warehouse at its best, you really don’t need to reinvent the wheel. It’s time to look into barcode labels. If you’re already using them, it’s time to look at how to enhance your labels.

How to develop a competitive advantage through supply chain planning

6 River Systems

According to the market research firm, Gartner , “Supply chain planning (SCP) is the forward-looking process of coordinating assets to optimize the delivery of goods, services and information from supplier to customer, balancing supply and demand.” In the 70s and 80s, companies like Walmart and Dell crushed their competition by gaining a competitive edge in supply chain and logistics. How a business handles quick market shifts will determine its longevity.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. According to the American Trucking Association, in the USA trucks move 11 billion tons of freight each year; deliver 100 percent of all consumer products and 70 percent of all freight tonnage; and deliver to the 80 percent of U.S. Logistics

How To Effectively Run A Distribution Business In Indonesia?

Abivin

They are individual companies working on behalf of another in being an intermediary between manufacturers and retailers. Commonly, retailers are connected with manufacturers in a collaborative relationship through distributors. Therefore, distributors are important to manufacturers in expanding market and looking for new opportunities. They also provide accurate, complete and on time information and reporting relates to operational, market and competition.

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

What does it take to create an award-winning supply chain? The two companies’ shared similarities—bold initiatives, transformative supply chain changes, big results and innovative technology—help answer the question—How to build an award-winning supply chain. As a leading manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, Lennox Residential’s business strategy depends on exceptional parts availability and customer service.

Warehouse Management Software – A Blueprint for Warehouse Excellence & Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Warehouse Management Software? A Warehouse Management Software (WMS) is one that helps plan, control, and manage the day-to-day manufacturing operations in a warehouse along with the guidance of inventory movement, optimizing order picking, and shipping of customer orders. It helps manufacturers effectively control and administer warehouse operations right from the entry of goods or materials into the warehouse until they move out.

Warehouse Management Software – A Blueprint for Warehouse Excellence & Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Warehouse Management Software? A Warehouse Management Software (WMS) is one that helps plan, control, and manage the day-to-day manufacturing operations in a warehouse along with the guidance of inventory movement, optimizing order picking, and shipping of customer orders. It helps manufacturers effectively control and administer warehouse operations right from the entry of goods or materials into the warehouse until they move out.

Key Factors to Consider When Planning and Designing Warehouses

Logistics Bureau

Planning a Warehouse Network and Design: Key Factors to Consider. In this post, I’d like to talk about the key factors that will impact on the optimum facility network and design required to meet your warehousing or storage requirements. It includes some questions to answer in determining the number of warehouses required in a network, and their optimal locations. Some Tips for Multi-Warehouse Network Planning.

Unified Logistics: The Need for Agile Resiliency

Supply Chain Nation

Someone recently mentioned that “resiliency” seems to be one of my favorite words. As words go, it’s not a bad one to have as your favorite. As supply chain and logistics practitioners, our reality was already challenging. How do we make our logistics chains more resilient?

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Cerasis

Automation in the warehouse is essential to meeting the growing demand of e-commerce and the blending of traditional supply chain channels into the omnichannel supply chain. Unfortunately, warehouse capacity around the country is tight, but available capacity is only being used at rates shy of 70 percent. How can warehouse capacity be both tight and utilized less than 100 percent? How Effective Operations Management & Technology will Enhance Shipping.

The Current State of E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

As recently as 2016, the state of e-commerce logistics triggered a rush to expand warehousing. International shipping and fulfillment grew more complex with time, and the demand for more efficient operations replaced the need to develop services. E-commerce takes an added level of finesse to manage, and customers will not hesitate to abandon your company if you cannot deliver. Include honest issues and offer solutions to consumers’ possible questions.