8 Common Warehousing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Logistics Bureau

To say there is any one single way in which to manage a warehouse would be folly—much depends on the nature of the supply chain and of the warehouse itself. To help you keep on top of your warehouse management and ensure your storage facilities don’t generate undue supply chain costs, take note of the following eight common warehousing mistakes. 2: Failing to Optimize Picking Paths. 3: Clinging on to Paper Processes.

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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Autonomous Driving and Logistics: The Effects

20Cube Logistics

Machines that can drive themselves are soon to become a reality in sea, land and air cargo delivery. This technology is set to change the dynamics of how goods are shipped over long distances. In warehouses too, the self-driven concept will be utilized.

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Ultimate guide to warehouse logistics: Enhance organization, movement, and management

6 River Systems

Warehouse logistics is the heart of any supply chain operation, assimilating and dispatching goods to ensure availability and timely delivery. In fact, the National Retail Federation (NRF) found that 75% of consumers expect delivery to be free even for orders under $50.

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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%.

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. From the electricity powering the lights to the labor costs of each order picked, embracing “lean” principles is one of the few proven ways that a company can fight back from its bottom line. Apply Lean to Your Physical Assets. In fact, very few warehouse managers would see an issue with unused space.

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Humanless Warehousing: Tips for a Robot-Driven Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Dave Joseph at veridian.info. Mujin, a Tokyo-based company, has developed and deployed the first fully automated, humanless warehousing robotic systems, reports CNBC. Supply chain leaders need to understand these facts and follow a few tips to prepare for a robot-driven future.

11 Tips on How to Select a WMS

Veridian Solutions

The use of a warehouse management system (WMS) offers critical benefits to retailers and supply chains. These benefits range from efficient and effective labor management to minimized paperwork. At the same time, the cost to implement a WMS is lower than ever, says Brian Barry of Multichannel Merchant. However, not all WMS platforms and vendors are equal, so supply chain leaders should know how to select a WMS without lost time and effort.

WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

eCommerce is growing faster than ever, and everyone is working to find the latest and greatest way to overcome their competitors. The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth. Warehouse Managers need to understand the challenges of maintaining a competitive advantage, how technology can help, and a few best practices in leveraging technology.

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.

How to Leverage Rail/Intermodal…Now and Later

BluJay Solutions

BluJay’s Brian Zirbes was quoted in Inbound Logistics’ October cover story that discussed COVID-19’s impact on intermodal and rail and how supply chain ties into the larger story. The post How to Leverage Rail/Intermodal…Now and Later appeared first on BluJay Solutions Ltd.

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it would make sense for a shipper to understand what a freight forwarder does. Some logistics companies only offer LTL shipping. Check for references to gage the reputation of the freight forwarder. Warehousing.

How to Reduce Time to Implement a Warehouse Management System in 4 Steps

Cerasis

Making the decision to implement a warehouse management system can be among the most cost-effective means to improve warehouse operations. A modern warehouse management system can bring disparate systems together, leverage data from internal and external resources, and stimulate growth in the saturated e-commerce market, allowing businesses to stand out from the crowd. Correct Issues, and Consider Outsourced Services to Streamline Implementation.

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How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

Instead of trying to start from scratch, shippers need to know a few things about the challenges of integrating traditional with e-commerce shipping , why integration is key to success and the best practices necessary to avoid additional issues. Challenges in Integrating an E-Commerce Shipping Plan A primary issue in integrating e-commerce shipping goes back to the extent of current shipping practices. Access to multi-modal shipping and drop shipping options.

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.

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

FLEXE

Aside from that being one of your busiest times of the year, the movement to eCommerce and omnichannel shopping has made accurate demand planning impossible and inventory allocation harder than ever. Will your customers go directly to your stores to buy, will they research online and then pick up in-store, or will they complete all of their purchases through your website? Traditional methods can’t handle the agility required to keep up with today’s ever-changing market.

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.

Editor’s Pick: How To Implement Visual Control In Your Warehouse

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. In this post, Joel Holt, Corporate Director of Engineering at Kenco Group , discusses the value and benefits of visual control in the warehouse and how to successfully implement it.

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How to find a great freight forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it would make sense for a shipper to understand what a freight forwarder does. Some logistics companies only offer LTL shipping. Check for references to gage the reputation of the freight forwarder. Warehousing.

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it would make sense for a shipper to understand what a freight forwarder does. Some logistics companies only offer LTL shipping. Check for references to gage the reputation of the freight forwarder. Warehousing.

[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.

Implementing Omnichannel: How to Get Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

Rather than falling victim to the same problems, your organization should follow these tips to get ready for implementing omnichannel supply chain strategies. This means moving inventory to make it closer to markets where it is sells. Since using a store-as-a-distribution center is integral to keeping storage costs down in omnichannel, retailers should leverage technology and analytics to align inventory correctly.

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

In a standard supply chain process, it has been observed by the economists the rising concern on climate change and growing pressure on the firms to decrease the carbon footprint. Source The process and involvement of logistics department in every organization have become an essential part to the economic development for a long time now. How can companies enable Green Logistics?

Benefits of Using Logistics Service Providers in Warehouses

Vinculum

Warehouse spaces are vast spaces or facilities where businesses can store large amounts of goods, products, and items, which all have costs associated with the company. Warehouses require so many criteria, such as large spaces, ventilation, lighting, and such. LSCR warehouses are actually one of the most renowned warehouse spaces in all of Kansas City, providing all the basic needs of a warehouse for renters. The warehouse industry has never been more popular.

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 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.

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 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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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

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 Safely Handle Chemicals!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide! Every time I am asked about how to handle and transport chemical products I answer that it is all about being well-informed. Indeed, there are various elements that one has to know when it comes to the storage and handling of chemical products. And as a business owner, this is probably the last thing you want to happen. So without further ado, let´s get right to it.

22 warehouse professionals share the most common mistakes made with warehouse safety (and how to avoid them)

6 River Systems

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , the U.S. warehousing and storage industry employs just under 1.2 With a warehouse injury rate of 5 out of every 100 workers, 5% of those employees will suffer an injury each year, or nearly 60,000 workers. Warehouse Operations

Logistics And Warehousing

LeanCor

Logistics and warehousing are two of the most important business concepts in existence. These are two very separate platforms that must be carefully considered for any business that intends to be successful, yet they are also dependent upon each other in order to create a total package to help business owners achieve their goals. The process of logistics involves getting needed materials from one point to the next.

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. Implementing the right technologies, such as collaborative mobile robots , can help to optimize resource management and improve productivity.