Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space


The 2018 State of Logistics Report , sponsored by 3PL Central , indicates warehousing models are evolving at a phenomenal rate. Online and mobile innovations are at the heart of increased traceability and visibility, and products must be delivered at break-neck speeds.

6 Warehouse Metrics You Can’t Afford to Ignore


Using drones, automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence, companies are leveraging these important warehouse metrics to better serve their customers while improving their own bottom lines. technology logistics innovation warehouse KPIs

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.” Customer Experience: A Bigger Focus for High-Performing and Innovator Companies.

Dynamic Warehousing Quarterly Report


This is the first report in a quarterly series that will highlight trends and insights in the dynamic warehousing market. It marks the first time dynamic warehousing has been analyzed in detail and serves to establish benchmarks for future reports and analyses.

Dynamic Warehousing Quarterly Pricing Report


This is the first report in a quarterly series that will highlight trends and insights in the dynamic warehousing market. It marks the first time dynamic warehousing has been analyzed in detail and serves. Inbound/outbound activity within dynamic warehouse locations.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & 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. Warehouse Automation.

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). More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there. Cross-train your warehouse workforce.

Dynamic Warehousing Quarterly Pricing Report


<p>This is the first report in a quarterly series that will highlight trends and insights in the dynamic warehousing market. It marks the first time dynamic warehousing has been analyzed in detail and serves to establish benchmarks for future reports and analyses. Dynamic warehousing is a relatively new business model that’s been gradually taking hold in the supply chain and logistics industries over the last</p> <p>18 to 24 months.

Supply Chain is not Only About the Money


In other words, these are projects with benefits that are not visible in short-term financial metrics, but extremely important from a long-term perspective. Indeed, financially-oriented metrics do not show everything that is important.

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning


Source: Technology and Innovation for the Future of Production: Accelerating Value Creation (38 pp., Machine learning is predicted to reduce costs related to transport and warehousing and supply chain administration by 5 to 10% and 25 to 40%, respectively.

5 Easy-to-Use Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

Talking Logistics

Do you have the right metrics? Metrics show how your supply chain is performing – providing they are the right ones to do the job. Inappropriate metrics can give a false or incomplete picture of supply chain performance. Second, what metrics are the best indicators of performance in terms of these goals? What is your warehouse fill rates and lead times? These are examples of metrics that may or may not support your goals.

What Going Digital Can Mean for Your Warehouse Operation


Augmentations to existing technologies can lead to innovative and interactive methods to complete a task, faster and better. However, the digital warehouse allows employers to notice recurring patterns or highlight areas that need improvement. 1) Master Your Supply Chain.

Navigating the Supply Chain Management Fault Line

Supply Chain Shaman

Innovative startups. Artificial Intelligence innovators. Drones in warehouses using machine learning for real-time inventory and self-driving vehicles are transforming logistics. Innovation will never come from application consolidation. Innovators are looking for buyers.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. Or, can Amazon use their data collected at their website, the warehouses and the points of delivery to identify the areas where costs can be reduced?

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Veridian Solutions

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? A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. “As for your internal systems, real-time inventory management helps you manage your fulfillment warehouses.

Bottles, Barrels and the Business of Beverage Distribution

Logistics Bureau

Beverage Bottling and Warehousing. Warehousing strategy and innovation are strengths of another large beverage company, the drinks and brewery holding enterprise Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B InBev). A-B InBev uses temporary buildings and semi-temporary warehouses instead.

3PL Fulfillment Prices! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! Data from 2017 to 2019 polls conducted by shows that the main costs for an outsourced fulfillment company, warehouse leases and employee wages, have both risen from 2017 to 2019. Subscribe Here!

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Warehouse Audit and Survey

The Lean Supply Chain

Warehouse Optimization/Cal Poly Small Business Development Center for Innovation Consultant. No one should roam the warehouse and take parts for samples/sales unless they notify the warehouse staff. What Warehouse Management System (WMS) do you use? Chuck Intrieri.

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to invest in French firm’s technology for self-driving forklifts (Reuters) Warehouses Test a New Breed of AI Robots (WSJ – sub. Robots in the Warehouse.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management


Big enterprises might not be that open to innovations but are hypersensitive to cost and resource savings. More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. The cloud-based logistics has lots of metric tools.

Supply Chain Agenda of Pierre Mille, VP Group Planning & Customer Service Excellence at Carlsberg Group

Supply Chain Movement

As a supply chain we are integrating on-shelf availability, distribution, warehousing, logistics, production, procurement and communication with our suppliers, yet leave intact the intimacy within the individual markets regarding sales.

Supply Chain Management:Rapid Innovation will Differentiate the.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

« Oil operators and Oil services firms - time to dissolve internal walls | Main | Enabling individual item picking in tomorrows warehouses » Rapid Innovation will Differentiate the Future of Retail Industry. Online providers are disrupting the retail industry because of innovation, in the true spirit of the Clayton M. Christensen book, The Innovators Dilemma. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries.

What Are Microservices in Supply Chain Software?

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain managers need to understand microservices and how they can significantly improve warehouse management. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. The use of microservices in the warehouse will continue to expand.

Supply Chain Management Services


Focus on total logistics cost reduction (transportation, warehousing, and inventory). Continuous improvement is important as it leads to improved quality efficiency, innovation or any component that is crucial to any system. 3 Tips in Choosing Supply Chain Management Services.

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What Retailers Learned About the Future at RILA Supply Chain Conference 2018

Supply Chain Nation

We discussed a lot of the questions you’ve probably read about in headlines over the last year or so: How can we invest in innovative warehouse technologies while minimizing complexity and cost? Artificial intelligence and machine learning were also highly discussed – but many retailers are still trying to understand how to best leverage these innovations before they get fully on board for adoption. Supply Chain innovation retail RILA

Assessing the True Return of Procurement Transformation on Total Shareholder Return: A Tough Proposition


Note our earlier comment that the types of metrics being used to assess procurement at each stage are indeed a characteristic of how far along the organization is in its transformation!) The more important question is – what is the impact of procurement transformation on shareholder return – a metric that every CEO and CFO really care about! > Procurement – Metrics – Cost of proc/TC of raw materials. > > Warehouse ownership. >

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26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. Warehouse Efficiency

Five Things to Know about Bimodal before Going Bimodal


To run a bimodal supply chain, the room to innovate or test new solutions is a direct result of optimizing Mode 1 operations. Establish what process improvements and innovations will augment your go-to-market strategy and find partners to help you achieve those goals. Metrics May Vary.

2013 Third-Party Logistics Study

Supply Chain Movement

Outsourcing accounts for 54% of shippers’ transportation spend and 39% of warehouse operations spend. As found in past Annual 3PL Study surveys, transactional, operational, and repetitive activities such as transportation, warehousing, and freight forwarding tend to be the most frequently outsourced. Supply Chain Innovation. Until recently, 3PLs could demonstrate innovation by introducing process improvements, adding technology, improving execution, or offering new services.

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

The design of the conference includes tours of several modern warehouses and centers of excellence. No metric should be measured in isolation, and functional metrics should be replaced with the balanced scorecard metrics shown in Figure 2. It has been awhile.

Data is the Real Gold At the End of the Rainbow for Contract and Spend Management Systems


Contract analytics can provide a summary view on performance and pricing deviations, risks, statistics (expiry, renewal and pending), procurement and sales metrics. Data obtained from contracts should be sent to a data warehouse for cleansing and processing and eventually be used in business intelligence and possible statistical (regression) analysis that can explore major trends in supply chain behaviors, and also help drive strategic planning in the face of new and emerging trends.

6 Important Tips For Effective Logistics Management


Procurement of the goods at the warehouse, and lastly, Delivery of the goods at the destination. Whether it’s the delivery guy or the warehouse manager, everyone should be perfect in their respective field of work. Warehouse Management. This includes: Cycle time metrics.

Omni-Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School…

Supply Chain View from the Field

To give you an idea of what this is doing, the classic retail metrics, “same store sales” and “sales per square foot”, are no longer being reported by Macy’s department stores. As noted earlier, order fulfillment is now using retail stores as warehouses. Inventory and Warehouse data.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

With 12,000 supply chain employees operating in 80 countries with 2400 storage facilities, supply chain excellence and innovation are the foundation of corporate performance. Over the period of 2009-2015 only 88% of companies made improvement on the “Supply Chain Metrics That Matter.” (The

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017


Logistics providers need to know when products will be available, and warehouses must send information back to the manufacturer to ensure supply and demand fluctuations are easily met. Big Data Accessibility Will Drive Innovation and Change. This will lead to the creation of more metrics and business-intelligence tools to help improve manufacturing operations. Actionable Metrics Will Enhance Operations, Reducing Costs.

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint


Green Supply Chain Management is integrating environment-friendly and innovative strategy while planning the supply chain process.