7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

Cerasis

When it comes to warehouse management, constant evaluation and adoption of crucial technologies is critical so as to improve profitability and stay competitive. Today, warehouse managers have a wide array of technologies to choose from as they strive to reduce costs, improve efficiency and streamline operations. They must ensure that goods, materials and products flow effortlessly by optimizing their warehouse operations through the use of warehouse technologies.

The Top 5 Warehousing Best Practices in Supply Chain Management

ThroughPut

Studies show that worldwide, companies spend an estimated $350 billion a year on warehousing, and this number is only estimated to increase with high dependence on traditional warehouse practices. Lean warehousing. Digital warehouse.

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10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

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. million robots are expected to be deployed across manufacturing facilities in the U.S. Implement Lean Manufacturing. Manufacturing Warehouse warehouse operations

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. Once their parameters are defined—say, the length and width of a warehouse—and orders are coded into their operating system, these brilliant robots can work almost as independently as their human counterparts. Vision-guided vehicles, or VGV’s, are learning how to interact with and avoid humans on the warehouse floor.

Logistics Experts from SSI Schaefer Implement Automated Deep-Freeze Warehouse in Manila, Philippines – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The initiative “50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders” aims to leverage innovation and sustainable business models, and gives a platform for making the contribution to achieving the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) global visibility.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

In that spirit, we’ve combed the MH&L archives for the most innovative supply chain developments of the past year, as reported in our print magazine, on our website, in our e-newsletters, or our various social media channels. We hope you enjoy this salute to the best of 2018, and we look forward to even more innovations in 2019. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Warehouse Automation.

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. Unfortunately, you won’t have that luxury if you want to lock down your choice of warehouses. You Snooze, You Lose…a Warehouse. The biggest impact is arguably the ever-growing beast of e-commerce; with nearly half of all American households subscribing to Amazon Prime, it’s little wonder the industry has such an appetite for warehouse space.

50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

Warehouse automation stats show that automation is making a big impact on warehouses and distribution centers. As technology awareness grows, more warehouses and DCs turn to automation to adapt to the changing landscape. Below, we’ve rounded up 50 compelling statistics to shed some light on the driving forces behind warehouse automation and the impact automation has on the industry. The number of private warehouses is growing. Warehouse Automation

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. In today's modern society, often, the stop gap in efficient productivity in your warehouse is typically one of two things: bad process & getting caught up in the weeds of tactics. 5 Key Areas to Focus on in the Pursuit of Warehouse Cost Savings.

Digital Transformation: An Imperative for Industrial Manufacturing in 2017

Cerasis

Are industrial manufacturers seizing all the opportunities of a more digital world? A recent article suggests that, by 2018, only 30 percent of manufacturers investing in digital transformation will be able to maximize the outcome. Let’s take a look at four reasons why digital transformation is an imperative in 2017 for industrial manufacturers: 1. Manufacturers need to rise to meet these new expectations – and one of the keys is through digital transformation.

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

Cerasis

Where and how manufacturers make products for Americans will change in 2017. Current industrial manufacturing trends show the new administration is pushing for reshoring among the nation’s biggest manufacturers, and new technologies are revolutionizing how companies respond to growing skepticism and scrutiny by the public and government oversight as well. Manufacturers must adapt to changing demands, or they will become nothing more than a statistic in history books.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

Meanwhile, in 2016, UPS announced a distributed, on-demand manufacturing network that links its global logistics network with 3D printers at more than 60 UPS Stores across the U.S Furthermore, SAP announced its extended supply chain solutions will be integrated with UPS’s on-demand manufacturing solution and global logistics network to simplify the industrial manufacturing process from digitization, certification, order-to-manufacturing and delivery.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Latest Gartner Supply Chain Predictions

ToolsGroup

For instance, they see companies with complex picking operations increasingly piloting self-navigating smart warehouse robots. He offered the example of consumer products manufacturers beginning to participate in shared distribution networks to reduce costs and use fewer resources. For technology initiatives , Gartner analyst Steve Steutermann offered several imperatives for global execution, such as designing supply chains to accommodate innovation.

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning

IQMS

Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations is achievable with machine learning. Bottom line: Machine learning algorithms, applications, and platforms are helping manufacturers find new business models, fine-tune product quality, and optimize manufacturing operations to the shop floor level. New products are proliferating in manufacturing today, and delivery windows are tightening.

Manufacturers bouncing back after COVID using low-code technology

TrackVia

The COVID-19 pandemic continues impacting manufacturers in an unprecedented way, globally hitting demand, supply, and workforce at the same time. The global manufacturing and supply chain ecosystems have been among the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic.

29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

Warehouse robots are just one form of warehouse automation , but they’re making a big impact. From greater flexibility and scalability to productivity gains, a faster ROI compared to other automation solutions and better resource management, warehouse robots are changing the face of warehousing. Read on to find out what our panel had to say about the impact of warehouse robots on industry employment. And it is humanity, not machines, that innovates.

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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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. First, let’s discuss the basic definition of AR, then we can dive a little deeper into how this innovative piece of technology could potentially be used in a warehouse. Aeronautics and automotive manufacturers have been implementing AR with heads-up displays for years now, but wearable AR technology has seen slower development and adoption.

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5 Manufacturing Tech Trends You Need to Know to Prevent Risk and Boost Production

Cerasis

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are similar, but both function on the connection of equipment to the internet and applying data collected to consumer and business needs, including the needs of manufacturers. From boosting the level of artificial intelligence to promoting better means of mitigating and preventing risks, technology will change how manufacturers grow throughout 2017. The First 5 Manufacturing Tech Trends of 2017.

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AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

When her employees kept breaking their tablets on the production floor, Peggy used lean-production thought processes to innovate for new answers. While many employers would have penalized the employees for tablet breakage , Peggy explored the world of wearables to enable her digital manufacturing transformation. AGCO’s culture of innovation policy deployment enabled employees to pioneer a technology solution for manufacturing. Improvement in Digital Manufacturing.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. With enhancements in manufacturing and product development, it’s increasingly hard to distinguish product capabilities as a customer. We are seeing that businesses who invest in innovation and view supply chain as a competitive lever drive the most impact to their bottom line.

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week , “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation.” The research, produced by Adelante SCM and presented by BluJay Solutions (a Talking Logistics sponsor), was conducted to explore the links between supply chain management innovation, customer experience, technology adoption, and company performance. Logistics Service Providers Focus on Delivering Innovation.

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? Drop orders in the right warehouse for that specific order. Automation Warehouse

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

LEAN, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Warehouse and Cost Reduction Consultant. Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The post How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Lean Manufacturing Supply Chain lean cultureToday I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement.

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Making IoT in Manufacturing & Supply Chain Work by Using Cloud Technologies

Cerasis

The IoT is connecting the warehouse and retail space as well as the office. In the warehouse, the Internet of Things is helping to keep track of inventory, track orders, and identify and schedule maintenance for faulty equipment. Where do we draw the line between automated efficiency and the kind of lazy complacency that stifles creativity and mires innovation? . Internet of Things Manufacturing Supply Chain Technology Warehouse IoT

Quarterly Report for On-Demand Warehousing Pricing and Usage: 2016 Summary

FLEXE

We wanted to know how pricing and usage of on-demand warehousing trended in 2016. Today, there are new, innovative applications that provide visibility and control throughout every stage of the supply chain. On-demand warehousing is no different. FLEXE has been providing easy-to-use, short-term warehousing solutions since 2013. The Demand for New Warehousing Solutions Increases. For warehouse operators, the choice to list available space is a no-brainer.

The Agility of Integration: eCommerce, Warehouse Management and Shipping for SMBs

Talking Logistics

E-commerce has blurred the lines between retailers, wholesale distributors and manufacturers. Cloud-based applications that manage e-commerce and enterprise resource planning (ERP) have lowered the barrier to entry for small- to medium-sized companies, and fueled an explosion of innovative products and high growth organizations. Mobile technology has transformed how customers order, and how goods are fulfilled from the store or warehouse. Omnichannel Shakes up the Warehouse.

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. Read on to learn more about the best strategies to control and reduce your warehouse fulfillment costs. 1) Warehousing space and inventory control. Warehouse Efficiency

Are Industry 4.0 and Lean Manufacturing Mutually Exclusive?

USC Consulting Group

Lean manufacturing and Industry 4.0 According to a recent research report spearheaded by IndustryWeek, lean manufacturing systems is a major priority among manufacturers in the U.S. So if lean manufacturing aims to reduce operational expenses, while Industry 4.0

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QAD Cloud ERP 2019 and Other Solution Innovation Highlights

QAD

The goal of all of our innovations is to help provide our customers with the agility they need to effectively respond to the opportunities in their rapidly changing business environments. Additional innovations were made in the areas of sourcing, inventory and order visibility within depot repair and related material management processes. The post QAD Cloud ERP 2019 and Other Solution Innovation Highlights appeared first on QAD Blog.

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.

Supply Chain Innovation Technology: No Longer Just a “Build vs. Buy” Decision

Talking Logistics

Whitman’s comments are particularly relevant in the world of supply chain and logistics today, where a wide range of technologies — Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Mobile Devices and Applications, Drones and Driverless Trucks, Robots and Warehouse Automation — are offering exciting new opportunities to transform (and perhaps even disrupt) the status quo.

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. So, how do you turn your supply chain into an innovation engine? In this scenario, which contract manufacturing model is preferred?

Using Drones To Improve Manufacturing And Supply Chain Capabilities

PINC

From aerial photography to more sophisticated uses such as locating and tracking inventory inside of warehouses. technology supply chain innovation digital supply chain dronesAs we all know, the drone industry is evolving quickly and transforming the way many companies do business. Organizations also now understand that this is not all about the last-mile delivery. There are so many more practical applications and use cases for drones than last-mile delivery.

What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a collaborative blog post series about mobility in manufacturing & logistics along with Catavolt, who helps manufacturing organizations drive operational excellence with mobile apps. We encourage our audience to visit The Catavolt Blog for more relevant posts about mobility in manufacturing for best practices, tips, and great industry insights. This new era brings with it an acceleration of innovation and disruption.