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.

Innovation maze

Supply Chain Movement

How can you identify the innovations that will really take your company forward? These technologies also receive plenty of attention at conferences and events which promise – usually implicitly – to guide delegates through the innovation maze. I mentioned that we’d recently organized the second edition of our European Supply Chain Start-up Contest and that we’ve seen a wide variety of innovations. The post Innovation maze appeared first on Supply Chain Movement.

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Jumping on a Bandwagon? Pros and Cons of On-Demand Warehousing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! On-Demand Warehousing article and permission to publish here provided by Will Schneider at Fulfillmentcompanies.net. And right now, you might be thinking of giving this new-fangled on-demand warehousing a go. And while in the past your options were limited to a 3PL fulfilment service or purchasing your own warehouse, there’s now a new kid on the block in the form of on-demand warehousing. Subscribe Here!

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Cerasis

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. More importantly, demand for warehouse space is at an all-time high, and warehousing is still short two million workers. Optimize warehouse design. Supply Chain Warehouse

How Automation Empowers Retail Warehousing Success

Veridian Solutions

Automation is quickly becoming the newest way to empower supply chain leaders with warehousing success. Automation enables paperless warehouses, and cloud computing spending has seen a remarkable trend upward of 4.5 Supply chain leaders need to understand how automation truly empowers retail warehousing success. Barriers to Retail Warehousing Success. Consider these barriers to retail warehousing success in today’s world: Data overload.

Complexities in warehousing lead to automation simplifications

20Cube Logistics

In warehouses, automation is termed as improving speed, accuracy, reliability and saving costs. The implementation of warehousing management system in a warehouse depends on how all the activities like tracking all transactions, stacking, staging, putaway and pick-up among others can be integrated with the system. . The easiest and cost-effective warehouse automation strategies that help in cycle counts of inventory hassle-free. How a WMS can benefit the warehouse?

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. Not only can robotic automation help manufacturers achieve greater warehouse productivity, but it can also drive significant cost savings as compared to employing workers. According to the U.S.

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.

Digital Innovation in the Modern Warehouse

Logistics Viewpoints

Digital Innovation in the Modern Warehouse was the topic at this session of the 3PL and Supply Chain Summit. The post Digital Innovation in the Modern Warehouse appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints Executives from HighJump, SSI Schaefer, and Pepperl+Fuchs provided valuable insights on sensor types and their applications, the synthesis of this data into meaningful, actionable information, and the use of digital technology to drive productivity improvements.

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.

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. Today, we will examine six of the leading logistics technologies that are driving warehouse operations trends and capability improvements: Drone deliveries are adding last-minute delivery capabilities. On-demand warehousing is optimizing factory space utilization. On-demand warehousing is optimizing factory space utilization.

Logistics Innovation Lessons From DHL’s Innovation Officer

Freightos

Innovators see the world differently. And innovation, technology and logistics are more intertwined than ever. When we heard Joeri Kuik, VP at DHL Global Forwarding, Global Head of DHL Lead Logistics Partner and Chief Innovation Officer, get up at the eft 3PL Summit in Venlo and say that the biggest logistics technology innovation in the last century was the shipping container, we had to hear how DHL is planning on changing that.

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.

Ecommerce Recap: Customer Experience & Innovations

Descartes

Highlights included the growing importance of real-time connectivity to business partners and sales channels, the increasing need for cost effective and service-oriented warehouse and fulfillment, as well as shipping and home delivery capabilities. In the Ecommerce Track sessions at Descartes Evolution 2019, we discussed how retailers and 3PLs Transform the Customer Experience. Both can enhance their end customers' experience by leveraging Descartes Logistics and Supply Chain Technology.

How Car Technology Innovations Will Transform Logistics

Cerasis

For years, warehousing operations have been using autonomous vehicles to move items along predetermined routes. As driverless vehicles gain the ability to navigate more complex maneuvers, DHL predicts they will become able to travel safely through busy warehouses, where they will work in combination with automated selection, loading and unloading equipment. Augmented Reality Dashboards and Warehousing.

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

A new era is dawning for warehousing

Supply Chain Movement

For warehousing a new era is dawning. on the other, we are seeing new technological advancements such as google glass, smart watches and tablets on the market for innovative process improvements. Strategic warehousing. However, intelligent mechanisation is not necessarily limited to new warehouses. Software supplier Ortec, known for its transport planning solutions, has worked with a partner to develop a sequencing buffer for warehouse racking.

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Warehouse Management in the Retail Industry

Vinculum

The retail space is experiencing substantial changes, lately, that can be attributed to the breakthrough technological advancements and innovations. Warehouse Management System Overview. And, that is, the significance of warehouse management. Unlike conventional warehouse management practices, modern retailers rely more on on-premise or SaaS Warehouse Management Systems (WMSs). Significance of Warehouse Management Systems for the Retail Industry.

Warehouse Management Systems: The What, Why and How

Vinculum

Warehouse management essentially refers to the monitoring, control, and optimization of complex warehouse and distribution systems. With the onset of technological advancements and innovations, this particular business function has witnessed a substantial impact and paradigm shift in the way warehouse functions are undertaken. Regardless of warehouse size and scope, it’s necessary for warehouse managers and operators to be on top of their business.

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.

4 Innovative Solutions for More Productive Warehouse Management

Cerasis

Over the past 30 years, technology has transformed warehouse operations, making them more efficient as well as reducing the number of required workers. And, given that technology advances at an exponential rate, warehouse managers may find it difficult to imagine what the warehouses of the future will look like. The post 4 Innovative Solutions for More Productive Warehouse Management appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

The Evolution of the Warehouse: How Innovation is Changing the Supply Chain – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

In order to achieve these objectives, innovation is going to be key. Carey School of Business, “ The Warehouse of the Future.” The series will go into more detail around what’s changed or changing in the warehouse, the evolution of warehouse types, technology within the DC and how integrating supply chain planning software and execution solutions such as warehouse management systems (WMS), can better optimize the supply chain. The Evolution of Warehouse Types.

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Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

The value of peer-to-peer learning and networking was evident at last month’s Ryder Innovate conference — “an exclusive gathering of senior leaders in transportation, logistics, and supply chain seeking strategic insight, new ideas, and thought leadership to improve their supply chain and fleet operations.” Source: “Sustainability and Green Initiatives in Transportation & Logistics,” Jason Mathers, EDF, Ryder Innovate 2014.

How Peapod drives supply chain innovation and efficiency with analytics

AIMMS

It’s an exciting era for retail as companies continue to focus on creating and providing a great experience for their customers, while driving innovation and market share. online grocer who serves the East Coast and Mid-West, to hear about how he views the role of analytics and technology in driving supply chain innovation at his company. You are currently using AIMMS for Warehouse Slotting Optimization. An interview with Daniël van Gool at Peapod.

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. Of course, warehouse optimization isn’t something you do just once; it’s an ongoing process, and a complex one at that.

How Peapod drives supply chain innovation and efficiency with analytics

AIMMS

It’s an exciting era for retail as companies continue to focus on creating and providing a great experience for their customers, while driving innovation and market share. online grocer who serves the East Coast and Mid-West, to hear about how he views the role of analytics and technology in driving supply chain innovation at his company. You are currently using AIMMS for Warehouse Slotting Optimization. An interview with Daniël van Gool at Peapod.

Supply Chain Innovation: Responding to Change While Keeping An Eye On Fundamentals

Cerasis

Supply chain innovation and change are the driving forces behind today's modern supply chain, and, according to Nye Longman of Supply Chain Management , the rate of change isn't going too slow. However, new trends in technology, process automation, and better customer-relationship management tools are essential in responding to innovation and change. Defining Supply Chain Innovation. Merriam-Webste r defines innovation as follows: An idea, method, or device.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

In terms of industry value, a 2014 Deloitte study highlighted two major areas of influence for 3D printing in automotive applications: as a source of product innovation and as a driver of supply chain transformation. Since there are no minimum order quantity requirements, Volvo can maintain lower inventory levels in its warehouses. By Ian Kerr, The Postal Podcas t and Cathy Morrow Roberson. 3D printing is revolutionizing the way spare parts is managed.

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. For technology initiatives , Gartner analyst Steve Steutermann offered several imperatives for global execution, such as designing supply chains to accommodate innovation. Gartner analysts presented their latest supply chain findings throughout the two-day Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference last month in London.

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.

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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.

4 ways technology is transforming warehouses

6 River Systems

Technology is transforming warehouses, too, supporting leaner, more agile operations and enabling warehouses to offer rapid delivery and error-free orders – elements that are essential to the success of a fulfillment operation. To meet those demands, companies need to have strategically placed warehouses and regional distribution centers that put products in closer proximity to end consumers – and that means more warehouses and DCs.

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Logistics, Innovation, and the Future

Enterra Insights

”[1] He believes all of these innovations are good things. “More than any other time in history,” he concludes, “technology and innovation are here to make it happen.” ” E-commerce and logistics innovation. What they don’t see is the frenzy, innovations, and hard work involved in getting those packages to the door. “Logistics companies cannot afford not to be innovative,” he explains.

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Veridian Solutions

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. More importantly, demand for warehouse space is at an all-time high, and warehousing is still short two million workers. Optimize warehouse design. Supply Chain Warehouse Management

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. 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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