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 Sourcing has Reemerged in a Covid-19 World

Jaggaer

For the first three months after Covid-19 hit, virtually every sourcing project , in every sector , was put on hold while companies tried to assess the situation and how best to deal with the epidemic. Diversify Your Sourcing Needs. COVID-19 Sourcing

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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.

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 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 Move Beyond Spreadsheets

SupplyPike

Excel can’t hold a flame next to the modern, cloud-based retail analytics platforms that are now available. Ready to dump spreadsheets once and for all? Excel offers virtually no advanced reporting capabilities or option to view the encompassing picture of your supply chain. This lack of top-view reporting typically forces users with little data analysis experience to rely completely on analysts to do all the heavy lifting.

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

This increases the urgency for 3PLs to leverage on the best market trends to increase logistics flexibility. This is due to the diversification in the production schemes of manufacturers. On the other hand, there is always the demand to deliver on the highest level of quality possible. So, a lot of manufacturers require 3PLs to agree to service levels that are challenging for large operations. How would that impact their current operations?

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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.

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?

When Disaster Strikes: How to Keep Hurricanes and other Disasters from Raining on your Plans

ModusLink Corporation

Those on the East Coast, who recently dodged a bullet named Hurricane Joaquin, are happy to see that the NOAA’s 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook indicates a below-normal hurricane season is very likely. We all know, however, that it only takes one major storm to bring an unprepared supply chain to a standstill, just as […]. Risk Abatement with Rapid Response Sourcing & Planning real-time supply chain supply chain visibility warehousing

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?

Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

In global supply chain , most companies try to take an advantage of low-cost country sourcing to drive material costs down. The complexity of this practice is how to divide the responsibilities of each trading partner effectively. In 1936, the first revision of Incoterms or International Commercial Terms was released to help trading partners to determine costs, risks and responsibilities in international trade transactions. NAVIGATE. Basics.

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How to Turn Your Supply Chain into an Innovation Engine | Guest Post from Erwin Hermins

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘How to Turn Your Supply Chain into an Innovation Engine’. The author, Erwin Hermans, vice president of supply chain services, describes the areas to consider when turning your supply chain into an innovation engine: An Enabler for New Business Models. Tune the Supply Chain to the Demand. How to Take an Idea into Practice. Let’s look at how the old way of thinking can change.

How To Effectively Run A Distribution Business In Indonesia?

Abivin

Image Source) I. Therefore, distributors are important to manufacturers in expanding market and looking for new opportunities. Its missions are to create values and make positive differences with the distribution activities they engage, strengthen network and coverage to ensure principals product availability. They also provide accurate, complete and on time information and reporting relates to operational, market and competition. Image Source ) 2.

Procurement – How to Enable Spend Aggregation!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Theoretically you should be able to generate better service, better terms and conditions, and better cost. Yet there can be many obstacles in your way to achieving this seemingly simple goal. You may be trying to aggregate spend within your company or across companies, or you are trying to outsource this to a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO). To overcome the Spend Aggregation obstacles there are a series of enablers you need to enact to make this successful.

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

ToolsGroup

Source: Supply Chain Digest. 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. High-demand products and parts must be available immediately; lower-demand items need to be delivered the same day or next morning. Source: Lennox.

How To Start Your Brewery On The Path To Success

Unleashed

billion by 2024, according to Business Wire. Knocked back just 7% in sales volumes during the height of 2020 lockdowns, according to Unleashed Software’s own data, the beer industry overall has shown remarkable resilience – for somewhat obvious reasons – and appears likely to continue its expansion. We’ll also break down the specific details of what it takes to build and grow a successful craft brewery business. Areas to seek expert input.

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.

Question and Answer – How to Break Six Bad Retail Planning Habits

Logility

On the webcast, How to Break Six Bad Habits of Retail Planning Habits , featuring RSR Research co-found Paula Rosenblum and Logility Director or Retail Business Consulting Jim Brown, we explored many of the processes (or habits) implemented a decade or more ago that are still at the heart of today’s retail operations. Paula and Jim have taken the time to respond to several of the questions here on the Voyager Blog. Which do you think is the hardest to fix?

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How To Know If Supply Chain Careers Are Right for You?

Supply Chain Opz

million jobs to fill. To determine if they're right for you, ask yourself these questions. Are you committed to supply chain management? However, these questions lead us to believe that many career changers are not serious about supply chain management, for example, - I got a degree in chemical engineering, has work experience in maintenance division but I do some logistical jobs, can I get supply chain jobs? I don't want to work in the warehouse ".

Ecommerce COVID-19 Advice: How to Manage Online Sales During COVID-19 [New Tips Updated Weekly]

ShipBob

We’re seeing large brick-and-mortar retailers frantically trying to figure out how to stay alive. And the bigger they are, the more costs they have and employees to lay off. It’s an opportunity for brands to get COVID-19 ecommerce advice from one another on how to run a long-term business at a time filled with uncertainty. All the rules are out the window and you need to react. You can be lean, but you need to know your economics.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. But without an effective fulfillment strategy, it’s difficult to control fulfillment costs, which can have a negative impact on the company’s bottom line. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson.

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. Here is a look some of the biggest, and a discussion of how warehouse automation benefits manufacturers.

Greener Pastures: How to Build a Sustainable Supply Chain

AFFLINK

Do you want to create a sustainable supply chain? In the past, supply chains were often harmful, with high carbon footprints due to shipping and packaging processes that focused more on the bottom line rather than sustainability. A supply chain doesn't have to be unsustainable. There are methods you can employ to make it green. You want to reduce as much waste as possible. Waste is always environmentally-unfriendly, as well as being unfriendly to your budget.

How to Improve Your Shipping Performance

Softeon

They are more likely to buy a product when shipping costs are low and shipping speed is fast. To meet the demands of consumers who have more shopping choices than ever, you need a shipping process that is fast and efficient. Here are a few areas to focus on if you are going to deliver the results people want: Optimize your warehouse organization. If you are looking for ways to make your shipping processes better, we can help. Sources: [link].

Inventory Overflow “How-To” Guide for Shippers

FLEXE

Expanding to new markets. Sometimes you need more warehouse space. But that doesn’t mean you should have to source space and invest in long-term leases. Instead, with on-demand warehousing from FLEXE, you gain a network of vetted professional warehouse providers nationwide that have room for your inventory. We’ve put together a “how-to” guide for shippers interested in solving their inventory overflow challenges. . Seasonal inventory peaks.

Uncovering Hidden Supply Chain Costs (and How to Reduce Them)

AFFLINK

As consumers shift from shopping in-store to shopping online, e-commerce is more significant than it has ever been. This change is affecting warehouses everywhere, both nationally and internationally. Without proper supply chain management techniques, it's impossible for warehouses to keep up with the increased demand. To reduce supply chain costs effectively, you need to start with the big picture. Here's a quick look at each and how they drive costs.

50 expert tips on improving warehouse efficiency & productivity

6 River Systems

Most warehouses are on an ongoing mission to maximize productivity by optimizing workflows, automating processes and reducing waste (both time and resources). Warehouses are complex operations with many moving parts and functions happening simultaneously, so while there are plenty of areas to improve productivity, it’s not always easy to determine where your efforts will pay off. More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there.

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. 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. So how can you help make sure that your warehousing work environment is safe for you? Warehouse

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. companies should be looking to partner with more stable countries where tariff changes aren’t expected. goods is more complex than it used to be. Everything from custom duties to cargo inspections can create bottlenecks within the supply chain. companies to do business in their lands.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. companies should be looking to partner with more stable countries where tariff changes aren’t expected. goods is more complex than it used to be. This isn’t to say you should avoid international sources for goods.

How to Build, Grow and Control Your Wholesale Brand Image

EMERGE App

At first sight, developing your wholesale brand seems to contradict everything that your wholesaling and distribution business stands for. You’ve been dutifully supplying products to your retail customers for years. Now you want to break out of your anonymity and stand on your own with a brand identity. Well, your retail customers aren’t going to take kindly to it! Are you going to compete with them and sell directly to individual consumers?

How to Secure Your First Supply Chain or Logistics Job

Logistics Bureau

If you’re preparing to launch a new career in supply chain or logistics , it will help a lot to know how and where to look for a first job, which appointments can get you off the best start, and what qualifications will be most helpful in getting you into the profession. The supply chain and logistics workforce in Australia will grow to around 161,000 persons by 2021-22, an increase of around 16,000 workers. Source: Deloitte Report – The Future of Work.

[How to] Overcome the Impact of Covid-19 and Scale Your Retail Business

Vinculum

From living without going outdoors to practicing social distancing to wearing a mask to washing/cleaning hands frequently, we live in fear of Covid-19 every day. Not only has it impacted our lives, Coronavirus Pandemic has forced businesses across the world to suspend operations. For the rest of this year and into 2021, consumers are going to have different expectations for their shopping experience, particularly when it comes to health and safety precautions.

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