Top Warehouses in North America 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

“The line between disorder and order lies in logistics…” Sun Tzu. The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. In lean consulting, you would often find excess inventory, rework, over processing and other wasteful practices inside a warehouse. Top Warehouses in North America. Ceva Logistics. Kenco Logistics Services. Neovia Logistics.

Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

QAD

JITS is the acronym for “just-in-time-sequence,” a common supply chain practice in the automotive industry that eliminates or significantly reduces the need to maintain parts inventory at the assembly plant. Needing to carry only a few hours worth of inventory, thereby savings on inventory carrying costs and working capital. Trucking Challenges in North America. But why just in North America?

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Cross Border eCommerce – Key to Successful Entry in North America

Vinculum

When seller brands dream of penetrating the international e-commerce markets, they usually picture North America – and they have justifiable reasons for this: As of 2018, the average revenue per online shopper is the highest for the United States. Logistics – The logistics of the drop shipment model – where the seller ships directly to the customer through DHL or a similar service to reduce inventory risk – can prove to be very expensive per unit for cross border e-commerce.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

Kinaxis

To make the list, companies out-performed their peer group on operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital while driving significant improvement in financial metrics over the period.Supply Chain Improvement is based on a detailed analysis calculated factors for balance, strength and resiliency. As part of the panel, four ex-AMR analysts –Roddy Martin, Mickey North Rizza, Lora Cecere and CJ Wehlage– will share insights on the results and the trends.

Design, Operating and Situational Inventory Trade-Offs

ToolsGroup

Gartner analyst Paul Lord has developed a framework to better understand inventory trade-offs by categorizing those decisions according to the objectives they are meant to achieve: structural, operational and situational. Many companies struggle with decisions such as “How many days of sales or inventory turns per year should we target? or “How can we reduce inventory and improve our balance sheet?”. Structural inventory is a direct result of design choices.

The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Logistics industry trends have also not been left behind in the move towards a more technological future. . 7 Major Trends Influencing the Logistics Industry in the Future . It is now the standard to go ‘international, ’ and logistic solution providers have a role to play in enabling this trend through a transportation network. . In America today, 76% of the teenagers are on social media, 78% carry a cell phone, and 93% can access a computer at home.

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Off to a Healthy Start, Logistics M&A Activity Could be on Hold

Logistics Trends and Insights

Logistics mergers and acquisitions (M&A) were off to a good start in Q1 of 2020, following increased activity to wrap up 2019. On Monday of last week, XPO Logistics announced that it would acquire the majority of the United Kingdom-based contract logistics operations of Kuehne + Nagel, including its 75 facilities and customer base. billion of industrial property in Central and Eastern Europe to Singapore-based logistics provider GLP. by Amy Wunderlin .

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

Typically an expensive part of the supply chain, the management is often based on ‘just-in-time’ deliveries in order to keep inventory levels low. 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 Since there are no minimum order quantity requirements, Volvo can maintain lower inventory levels in its warehouses.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The majority of toilet paper sold in North America is manufactured in North America. Given that there has not been a massive shutdown in America factories the lack of supply cannot be attributed to temporary factory closures. According to the New York Times , about 10% of the supply of giant rolls of paper used in making toilet paper for North America does come from China and India. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Finn-Tack implements inventory and demand management solution

Supply Chain Movement

It also has a further four warehouses in The Netherlands, North America, Russia, and in Finland. Finn-Tack invited Barloworld Supply Chain Software (SCS) to evaluate the future requirements of the company with a view of implementing a robust inventory and demand management solution capable of delivering significant inventory reductions across all of its warehouses. Cases Barloworld SCS consolidation demand planning Finn-Tack inventory Optimiza software

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. This week it was Penske Logistics announcing that it is acquiring Transfreight North America from Mitsui & Co., Transfreight offers customized logistics solutions that include network optimization / rationalization solutions. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Restructuring production schedules has been part of this, as well as encouraging consumers to pre-order, removing much of the risk of holding too much inventory. Not only are intra-Asian movements much cheaper than those to either Europe or North America but also the global forwarders have far less strength in this segment than they do in Asia-Europe or Asia-US trades. The post Logistics Trends Part 2 appeared first on Kewill Inc. First Trend: Yield Dilution.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. According to the press release: Oracle In-Memory Consumption-Driven Planning helps organizations understand and respond on a daily basis to true end-customer demand thus helping to reduce bullwhip effect and to improve on-shelf availability and inventory turns. .

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated. New Infinea® X from Infinite Peripherals® Expedites Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain Operations. Final rule for electronic logging devices is pushed back to end of October (Logistics Management). Another week, another acquisition in the third-party logistics (3PL) market. Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As was confirmed for me yet again this week at a conference, the most utilized supply chain and logistics application, the reigning champ of them all, is the Excel spreadsheet. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter Earnings 2013. Choice Logistics Opens Service Parts Distribution Center in Dubai Free Trade Zone. Robinson and XPO Logistics both announced Q3 2013 financial results this week. XPO Logistics continued its rapid growth, reporting a 173.3

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Pitney Bowes Expands Cross-Border Ecommerce Capabilities with the Acquisition of Borderfree. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2015 Results. Borderfree manages all aspects of the international shopping experience, including site localization, multi-currency pricing, payment processing, fraud management, landed cost calculation, customs clearance and brokerage and global logistics services.

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Network

At SCI Logistics in addition to fulfilling millions of e-commerce orders on an annual basis, we also spend a significant amount of time studying the optimal methods of helping our customers serve consumers in Canada. Look North to Canada! This is simply a reflection of blunt reality, before any firm can even think of accomplishing a full Matrix Commerce implementation, they and their organizations will have to master and implement the basics of Omni-Commerce logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website. North American Freight Numbers July 2014. Investing in the TMS” is certainly something current customers want to hear, and it’s something that Kewill must do, not only to integrate the solution with its Kewill MOVE platform, but also to establish itself as an innovation and thought-leader in the highly-competitive TMS market in North America.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. Over the years, Infor had a acquired several TMS applications (including CAPS Logistics and Arzoon), but it’s clear from this partnership that the company has opted to partner with a best-of-breed provider than trying to modernize and enhance those legacy solutions.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Network

This is simply a reflection of blunt reality, before any firm can even think of accomplishing a full Matrix Commerce implementation, they and their organizations will have to master and implement the basics of Omni-Commerce logistics. To do this you need to ensure that at ALL locations where stock is held or displayed for retail sale, that ACCURATE and TIMELY inventory information is available. So what is the correct answer when it comes to your omni-commerce logistics strategy?

Wagner Logistics installs software to speed up picking process

EFT

Wagner Logistics has implemented inVia's AI-driven automation software in its Edgerton, Kansas warehouse. Central to this is inVia's new inVia PickMate tool which directs workers to the most efficient route through the warehouse to take products from inventory to pack out. In the coming months, Wagner plans to deploy inVia Picker robots to work in tandem with its warehouse workers to further automate its order fulfillment process.

Innovating spare parts logistics with 3D printing

EFT

Typically an expensive part of the supply chain, the management is often based on ‘just-in-time’ deliveries in order to keep inventory levels low. 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 Since there are no minimum order quantity requirements, Volvo can maintain lower inventory levels in its warehouses.

This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Descartes continues to broaden its footprint in the global trade management space, with two more acquisitions announced this week: e-customs, “a leading provider of electronic security and fiscal customs filing solutions in the UK,” and Pentant, “a leading UK-based Community System Provider (CSP) offering customs connectivity and import/export inventory control solutions for ocean, truck and air cargo.” Robinson, Descartes, and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

Port Logistics Group acquires e-commerce tech firm Whiplash

EFT

Port Logistics Group , an omnichannel logistics services provider, has acquired Whiplash Merchandising, Inc. The move comes just over a year after Port Logistics Group took an ownership interest in Whiplash: since February 2018, Port Logistics Group has fulfilled more than 1.5 This brings Port Logistics Group’s warehouse space up to 6.3 Port Logistics Group is investing in the technology and software to further drive innovation.

Innovations that drive business decisions forward

DELMIA Quintiq

He explained how Quintiq has brought clarity in managing their supply chain, supporting their key values on business operations in planning for labor scheduling, sales forecasts, inventory targets and production planning. Making logistics operations more versatile. Versatility, particularly in regards to optimization of multimodal routes and last mile deliveries, was a recurring theme at the logistics track.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Shell’s current shift to the global supply chain is impacting North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Russia, and China. They saw a steady drop in inventory and reduced working capital by about 50% over the period of 2011-2015. Impact of Demand Sensing on Inventory Levels. Over this period of 2013-2014 Shell made good progress on inventory, but faced unprecedented supply price volatility. North America Simulation Output.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. If you’re like many other organizations around the world, you’re trying to adjust how your business operates and adjust for logistics at the same time. While many first think of LCL shipping as a service between Asia and North America, with the right provider, businesses in Europe can also benefit from strategic LCL shipping.

The emergence of supply chain localization strategies

NC State SCRC

First, you have less cash tied up in your supply chain – and less inventory sitting on a boat, on a plane, or in a container. In North America, we are likely going to move towards a Canada/US/Mexico triad, and much of the labor will likely be moving to Mexico. Articles Director's Blog Global Supply Chain Inventory Management Logistics Uncategorized

Ship From Store: An Omni-Channel Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

I had the pleasure of catching Tom Barone, VP of North America Operations at eBay Enterprise present on the changing nature of commerce. Inventory Management Labor Learning & Leadership Omni-channel logistics Retail As I mentioned in last week’s Friday News Roundup, I spent some time in Atlanta attending the Home Delivery World, Click & Collect Show USA, and ETail Show USA joint conference.

Nothing Easy About Supplier Relationship Management

Talking Logistics

29, 2014): By year’s end, chief executives at all of America’s Fortune 500 companies should get a letter signed by the president of the American Bar Association. companies liable for child labor, slavery, human trafficking and dangerous working conditions among their suppliers, the risks to corporate brands grows by the day, said Chris Johnson, the former general counsel of General Motors North America who heads the ABA business section’s supply-chain initiative.

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) released its 22nd “Annual State of Logistics Report®,” presented by Penske Logistics, today at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The report reveals that business logistics costs rose to 8.3 logistics costs for 2010 and their percentage of the U.S. business logistics system jumped up 10.4 Business logistics costs rose to $1.2 Inventory carrying costs increased 10.3

Personalized, Multichannel Logistics Allows Companies to Customize Fulfillment and Delivery

Tompkins Blog

Logistics operations need to be flexible and personalized to meet the expectations of today’s customers. RALEIGH, NC – “Flawless” is the word used to describe customer expectations in the new paper, Personalized Multichannel Logistics , by Tompkins International. Multichannel operations that are personalized will help to minimize labor costs, reduce inventory costs, and integrate an organization’s IT strategy.”.

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

FLEXE

Aside from that being one of your busiest times of the year, the movement to eCommerce and omnichannel shopping has made accurate demand planning impossible and inventory allocation harder than ever. Between inventory fluctuation and seasonality, making it all fit when it needs to, and general supply chain disruptions, there’s a lot to plan throughout the year. Consider this: Roger works in logistics for an omnichannel retailer. Planned Inventory Peaks.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. In higher-traffic markets, Advance Auto Parts has “hub” stores that keep more inventory in-stock to give customers what they need when they need it. Coyote Logistics @CoyoteLogistics Coyote Logistics prides itself on its innovative logistics and supply chain philosophy.