Warehouse Safety: 5 Steps You Need To Take

Cerasis

Warehouse businesses thrive where there is orderliness. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there is an average of 16 fatalities yearly in the warehousing and storage industry and an injury.read More. Supply Chain Warehouse warehouse safety

Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing – From Paradox to Operational Excellence. Before we start talking about Lean Warehousing, can you tell us a little bit about LeanCor Supply Chain Group? Relative to our topic today, Lean Warehousing, is it a big part of your operations?

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Mobile Robotics in the Warehouse

Talking Logistics

Autonomy is quickly making its presence known in the warehouse, converting guidance-reliant mobile robotics into thinking—pardon the pun— machines. You may, however, recognize the darling of the robotics industry by a slightly different name, post-acquisition: Amazon Robotics.

6 Best Practices for eCommerce Warehousing

Cerasis

Meanwhile, the number of warehouses has not yet grown enough to accommodate the surge in order fulfillment and processing. Fortunately, shippers and warehouse managers who follow these best practices can improve production to meet the surging demand.

Finding a Warehouse in Today’s High-Demand Market

Talking Logistics

Finding the right warehouse is arguably one of the most important decisions your company will make. It has the potential to be not only be a powerful, industry-leading storage and shipping center, but also the literal hub of your logistics — including returns, reshipments, and other nuanced supply chain tasks. Unfortunately, you won’t have that luxury if you want to lock down your choice of warehouses. You Snooze, You Lose…a Warehouse.

Does Your Warehouse Need Voice?

Supply Chain Shaman

A warehouse is not a warehouse and a supply chain is not a supply chain. They vary by industry and product requirements. One of these options is voice-directed warehousing. Today’s warehouses are more complex than ten years ago.

About Warehousing

Logistics Bureau

What’s the definition of warehousing and warehouse? Well, I asked Colin Airdrie, one of our warehousing experts, exactly that question! The Warehouse Defined. In that sense, we can use the words “warehouse” and “distribution centre” interchangeably. Warehouse

Tips to Operating a Safe Warehouse

NFI

In warehouses, workers face accidents related to forklifts, stacking of products, improper equipment use, inadequate fire safety provisions, and even repetitive motion, among many others. The warehousing industry experiences nearly 15,000 injuries and illnesses each year, according to the U.S.

6 ways logistics technology is impacting warehousing

6 River Systems

Warehouses, being important hubs in the supply chain, are under pressure to keep up with technology trends to keep pace with demand. On-demand warehousing is optimizing factory space utilization. On-demand warehousing is optimizing factory space utilization. Warehouse Operation

The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 7 main types of warehouse services offerings. While each warehouse company has it’s own unique specialties, these are the predominant warehouse service offerings. Everyone knows what a warehouse is, but I decided to publish Wikipedia’s definition because it was really good. Warehouse Definition. A warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods. They are usually large plain buildings in industrial areas of cities and towns and villages.

Warehouse Robotics Coming of Age

Logistics Viewpoints

We were already very bullish on the autonomous mobile robotics (AMR) industry’s potential to improve warehousing and order fulfillment, but Vecna has some differentiators that make them a very interesting supplier. Warehouse robotics is coming of age. While Vecna has been around since 1998, Vecna’s warehouse robots have only been generally […]. The post Warehouse Robotics Coming of Age appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

Bureau of Labor Statistics, tripping, falling, and slipping account for the majority of “general industry accidents.” It goes without saying that warehouses need to find ways to prioritize workplace safety for the health and productivity of the workforce. The following is our top 10 list of ways warehouses can drive more efficient and productive warehouse operations: Consider Automation. Manufacturing Warehouse warehouse operations According to the U.S.

Industrial Real Estate Outlook: 2019

NFI

Driven by the rise of ecommerce and the demand for next-day and two-day shipping, industrial real estate capacity continues to tighten while rents and cost per square foot rises. From strong rental growth to the advancement in warehouse technology, below are a few trends to consider for 2019.

How Lean is your Warehouse?

LeanCor

4 Ways to Improve upon your Lean Dedicated Warehouse. Our most recent webinar on the Lean Dedicated Warehouse, showed us a lot of very interesting insights about what the opportunities are in our industry today. This is an opportunity for improvement in many warehouses, we found.

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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. Subscribe Here!

Warehouse Automation: Why Warehouse Workers Need Not Fear Automation or Robotics

Cerasis

Across the country, retail employees fear how robots will impact job security and their futures, but the use of warehouse automation and robotics means great things for the future of warehouse workers in retail, as explained by Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal.

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Top Warehouses in North America 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. When mapping a supply chain, I would always put a big red circle around the warehouse. Back then, a warehouse was always suspected of being a big waste of money. In lean consulting, you would often find excess inventory, rework, over processing and other wasteful practices inside a warehouse. The warehousing industry has become very high tech.

Real-World Scenario: Best Practices for Warehouse Contracts: Part One

Cerasis

When it comes to the logistics industry, whether it's transportation management contracts or warehouse contracts, there are a million moving parts, and as many questions. In the below is a real world example of a consultant coming to a third party logistics company with the goal of choosing a warehouse and 3pl provider. each) and the rest 40% spend is for 25 warehouses (anywhere between 300,000 to 1 Mn. Looking at the Core Components of a Warehouse Contracts.

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The United Nations of Warehousing

BluJay Solutions

Despite the after-effects of the global economic downturn still being felt, Logistics Services Providers (LSPs) throughout Europe and in many parts of Asia and the US are struggling to find skilled workers for their warehouses. However many are now realizing that if they opt for alternative language settings to better suit their temporary workforce, they can make following warehouse processes much, much easier and reduce queries and errors.

Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019

Cerasis

Companies across the spectrum of the economy are expanding and demanding more from carriers and the logistics industry, and as a result, logistics capabilities will need to grow in accordance. In addition, the sheer volume of warehouses in high-population areas is expanding.

Prioritizing Warehouse Safety in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Link

With more than 145,000 people working in an estimated 7,000 warehouses, keeping employees safe is a priority in the distribution industry and companies want to create a safe environment for all employees 1. Distribution Supply Chain Warehouse Design Warehousing

Machine Learning In Warehouse Management

Cerasis

Machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence, has already been used across many industries to improve efficiency and productivity. The technology has been in development for some time, with the uptake being slowed down by some industry’s reluctance to adopt it.

How An Industrial Computer Workstation Can Improve Industrial Supply Chains

Cerasis

A lot hinges on your industrial supply chain operating smoothly, not least the survival of your business. How then can the humble Industrial Computer Workstation serve to safeguard your supply chain? Then came the Industrial Computer Workstation….

What Is a Retail Warehouse and What are the Benefits?

Veridian Solutions

The idea of a retail warehouse stems from the gradual decline of available warehouse space in the United States. According to the Wall Street Journal , retailers across the country are experiencing a shortage of available warehouse capacity. Retail Warehouse Management

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

6 River Systems

Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. 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.

Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC?

Talking Logistics

Now, the trend is to use this technology commercially; for the logistics industry, there are many potential use cases in a warehouse. Now that we have discussed the AR vs. VR differences and definitions, let’s discuss how companies can apply augmented reality in warehousing.

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This Turbulent Week in Brexit Events and Consequent Multi-industry Supply Chain Disruption Planning

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on a turbulent week of Brexit related developments and on the implications for multi-industry supply chain scenario disruption risk contingency planning. Industry Supply Chain Contingency Planning.

Supply Chain & Warehousing Trends For Year 2017

CormSquare

Breakthroughs in cloud, digital and mobile technology have spurred a new set of trends that will have a deep effect on the supply chain industry for years to come. Warehouse management systems are no longer constrained by mobile operating system offering limited hardware options.

The Future of the Supply Chain is More Warehouses, Everywhere

AFFLINK

Digital sales grew 16% in 2017 , representing 49% of the total growth in the retail industry. This last offering has proven to be the bane of e-commerce providers across the entire industry. In other words, by 2021, when the e-commerce industry sells $4.5

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

Talking Logistics

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. Visual control is one of the most popular concepts making its way into the warehousing industry today, but companies considering it need to remember this powerful concept isn’t a cure-all. Editor's Pick Warehouse Management Kenco Group visual control warehouse management

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2017 Industrial Real Estate Industry Outlook

Supply Chain Link

The available capacity within the industrial real estate market is dependent on many factors. Given the tightened capacity, occupiers found it challenging to source for their warehouse and distribution needs. Real Estate Supply Chain Distribution Warehousing

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. Warehouse

Modern Warehousing Capabilities Mirror the Goals of Industrial Internet of Things

Logistics Viewpoints

The warehouse is on the trajectory to implement many of the capabilities sought in the vision of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Logistics Technologies Material Handling Industrial Internet of Things Vision Systems warehouse automationeCommerce is has been a driver in this sector as companies such as Amazon, Walgreens, and LL Bean are seeking out solutions that are robust, high speed, and have little labor content.

Warehouse of the Future: The Adoption of Technology within the Distribution Center – Part 2 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

In part 1 of this blog series, we took a look at how innovation is changing the supply chain and the evolution of different warehouse types and processes. In part 2 of this 3-part series, which is based around The Warehouse of the Future report, we’re going to take a deeper dive into the adoption of technology within the distribution center (DC), how technological innovation processes in DCs are poised to change over the next few years and the path and obstacles to automated DCs.

The 7 Principles of Warehouse and Distribution Centre Design

Logistics Bureau

Warehouse and distribution centre (DC) design is a fascinating and absorbing topic, but alas, is often misunderstood. Regrettably, few people fully understand the discipline of warehouse design and because of this, literally thousands of facilities are underperforming.