Optimizing Your WMS: Are Your Warehouse Management System & Supply Chain Technology Ready for Peak Operation?

Cerasis

Software and supply chain technologies have become integral components of successful warehousing practices. Through a warehouse management system (WMS), a company can gain real-time insight into product location, movement, and inventory. To ensure your supply chain technology and WMS are set up.read More. The post Optimizing Your WMS: Are Your Warehouse Management System & Supply Chain Technology Ready for Peak Operation?

Optimizing Your WMS: Are Your Warehouse Management System & Supply Chain Technology Ready for Peak Operation?

Cerasis

Software and supply chain technologies have become integral components of successful warehousing practices. Through a warehouse management system (WMS), a company can gain real-time insight into product location, movement, and inventory. To ensure your supply chain technology and WMS are set up.read More. The post Optimizing Your WMS: Are Your Warehouse Management System & Supply Chain Technology Ready for Peak Operation?

WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth. Modern Technology Is the Solution Think about what makes up a winning eCommerce supply chain strategy and positive customer experience.

5 Key Supply Chain Technologies Needed to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

More companies are actively engaging with consumers in search of the ultimate omnichannel sales experience as the strength of online sales increase, reports Supply Chain Quarterly. Unlike traditional supply chains, omnichannel supply chains rely on the successful integration and application of data, process standardization and high-tech tools to ensure a seamless flow of information and products. Analytics to Uncover Issues in the Supply Chain.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids

Elementum

How will these emergent technologies affect supply chains? Unmanned Systems in the Supply Chain. In the supply chain space, these flying devices are on the cusp of transforming how companies deliver goods into the hands of customers. Another significant application includes inventory control in warehouses, where drones have the upper hand in terms of both efficiency and accuracy when compared to their human counterparts.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids

Elementum

How will these emergent technologies affect supply chains? Unmanned Systems in the Supply Chain. In the supply chain space, these flying devices are on the cusp of transforming how companies deliver goods into the hands of customers.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: IoT and 3D Printing

Elementum

Digital transformation involves the strategic overhaul of business activities, processes, competencies, and models to fully leverage the opportunities made available by new technologies. Two cutting-edge technologies being implemented today are the Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D printing. Now beyond the point of being mere buzzwords, these technologies are actively transforming the landscape of logistics and manufacturing networks across the globe. Digital Supply Chains.

Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

Cerasis

Controlling inventory flow is a top priority among warehouse managers, and gaining control over inventory drives warehouse efficiency. However, figuring out the best way to achieve this feat can be confusing, so warehouse managers should follow these steps. Controlling Inventory Flow Begins With Liquidate Nonessential Products. Warehouses have a tendency to become stock rooms for stale product. Use Automated Technologies.

The 5 Top Benefits of a Warehouse Management System

Cerasis

The days of managing inventory in warehouses with pen and paper have disappeared. In their place, warehouse management systems have risen to make managing inventory easier, and these systems provide tremendous benefits, explains Rick Register of Inbound Logistics.

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5 Seismic Shifts in Supply Chain Technology!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Lora Cecere is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the research firm Supply Chain Insights at [link]. Supply chain technology is changing rapidly as new, innovative solution providers leave traditional legacy players behind. In supply chain management technology there is a fault line separating new, innovative technology providers and traditional supply chain software providers, and the gap between them is growing.

Improving Your Manufacturing Operations Using Warehouse Automation  

NC State SCRC

Today’s guest blog is written by Ian Todd, Director of Automated Parking Systems for Westfalia Technologies, Inc. Sandwiched between warehouse and distribution center, manufacturing is where the value gets added. To be fair, many warehouses have benefited from new technology.

What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important? With so many options and varying levels of service, understanding supply chain technology may seem overwhelming—especially if your organization is growing. Streamlined inventory.

Top 5 Ways Inventory Tracking Technology Is Evolving

Cerasis

In fact, a recent survey of economic experts, reports Jeff Wacker of Retail TouchPoints, found up to 59 percent of retailers are making plans to invest in technology, which includes inventory tracking technology. Technology Must Function Seamlessly Across Multiple Channels.

WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

Veridian Solutions

The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth. Warehouse Managers need to understand the challenges of maintaining a competitive advantage, how technology can help, and a few best practices in leveraging technology. The Amazon Effect: How the Retail Giant Has Shaken Up the Supply Chain and What Supply Chains Can Do to Keep Up.

Optimizing Labor Management to Improve Warehouse Operations

Veridian Solutions

Take a moment to think about your top issues in warehousing. Available slots, cycle times, labor costs, supplier relationship management, transportation management, and dock management are only a few of the everyday challenges supply chain leaders face in managing warehouses.

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI

Cerasis

So why do we feature content related to Vendor Managed Inventory? In a VMI model, part of the equation is the inbound & outbound flow of the inventory. Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. ” Vendor Managed Inventory Model: A Quick Back Story.

Rise of the Machines: Supply Chain Technology Brings Robots to Fulfill Orders

AFFLINK

Robots are already part of supply chain technology, just not at the retail store level. Recent advances in the way technology that powers robots and the rise of Artificial Intelligence have led to robotics being more adept at working at all phases of an operation.

What Drives an Investment in a Warehouse Management System? 5 Considerations for Your Selection

Cerasis

Small shipping companies have grown into larger third-party logistics providers , and warehouse management has become more focused on efficiency and accuracy instead of quantity of shipments. However, costs can be further reduced through the use of a warehouse management system (WMS).

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This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. I have to go to the grocery store again today to replenish our inventory (yeah, I don’t shop for groceries online; as the son of a bodegero, I’m old fashioned that way.).

Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

Talking Logistics

I’ve been an industry analyst for over 20 years and achieving timely and accurate supply chain visibility has always been — and continues to be — a top priority for companies across all industries. The Maturing of the Supply Chain.

Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

If you could tell a warehouse manager back in 1980 that someday robots would be working alongside humans in the racks, or that individual items could be tracked and traced in real time, they would have laughed it off as science fiction. It’s a humbling thought and one that raises some incredible questions about the technology that awaits the industry in the years ahead. Can you possibly prepare for a supply chain future that may be completely inconceivable right now?

4 Supply Chain Technologies that Add Flexibility and Give Consumers What They Want

FLEXE

Traditional supply chains have survived a long time without requiring too much deviation. Adding flexibility to your supply chain is now a must-have to stay relevant with your customers. Supply chain managers are using this as a seasonal solution.

Labor Management in the Warehouse to Become Key to Supply Chain Success

Veridian Solutions

Labor management in the warehouse might seem like another trivial task. At its core, labor management in the warehouse refers to scheduling and planning of team member shifts. Problems with Labor Management in the Warehouse of Today. Supply Chain Technology

A Brief History of WMS in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

The development and history of warehouse management systems (WMSs) have had a profound impact on how the supply chain functions. Ancient Times Through Colonization: Warehouse Management Dates to Ancient Times. The concept of warehouse management originated in ancient Egypt as people sought ways to manage grain gathered from crops. As the world moved forward, the basic concept of managing warehouse inventory did not change much.

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Bucking the 80/20 Trend: 4 Key Benefits of Adopting a Digital Yard

Talking Logistics

The same 80/20 principle can be applied in the supply chain, where bringing products to market remains a central focus for everyone involved in that end-to-end chain. Reel-in intangible supply chain expenses: At any given time, there are approximately 5.5

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How Slotting Optimization Technology Fosters Strategic Improvement for Distribution Centers

Cerasis

The days of re-slotting and warehouse at the time of its creation have ended. Today, warehouse managers face an endless battle with a growing number of products and limited storage capacity, and among distribution center managers, the challenge of warehouse slotting is even more difficult.

Nine Myths of S&OP Technology Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

The technology market is rife with unsubstantiated claims and myths. Each year, I publish a report analyzing the technologies in the S&OP space. The technology choices are not black and white. New technology is evolving. SAP supplied none of the references.

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

Cerasis

Gartner defines the IoT as “…the network of dedicated physical objects (things) that contain embedded technology to sense or interact with their internal state or external environment. The IoT is connecting the warehouse and retail space as well as the office.

Pharma companies will increasingly take cues from retail and consumer goods….why?

The Network Effect

Thus, using retail and consumer goods as a guide, we can expect that companies will tailor the mode of transportation, warehousing and depth of distribution in each country for different pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Pharmaceutical Visibility supply chain technology visibility

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

Cerasis

IoT Tech is Driving Sustainability in the Supply Chain. But perhaps the most far-reaching changes will center around the use of large data systems to drive sustainability in logistics and supply chains. Internet of Things Supply Chain Technology IoT Tech

Wearable Technology in the Supply Chain: 3 Core Benefits

Cerasis

One of the most surprising parts of the episode showed a warehouse worker using a voice-automated picking system (see video below), and the worker would then scan the product with a scanner on the tip of his finger. What’s Happening with Wearable Technology in the Supply Chain?

5 Big Benefits of Cloud-Based Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

New technology can seem appealing until the process of incorporating it into existing methods becomes overwhelming and stressful. For the supply chain of a business, there is no room for error even when performing the initial steps, and other fears can further scare away potential users. Fortunately, using a Cloud-based supply chain management systems integrator is much easier and far more advantageous than seems plausible at first.

Technology’s Ever-increasing Role in Supply Chain Functions

Cerasis

For decades, the realm of transportation management , warehouse management, and order fulfillment remained set in near-prehistoric hands of isolated silos, inefficient processes, and limited accessibility. However, technology has risen to dramatically alter the execution of supply chain functions. In a Logistics Viewpoint survey , 50 percent of businesses reported sharing inventory across all channels or engaging in omni-channel practices.

4 Benefits of the Use of Bluetooth Technologies in Logistics

Cerasis

Bluetooth technologies seem to predate the use of the Internet of things (IoT) in society. However, Bluetooth technologies are creating a subset of the IoT, expanding its benefits and use among shipping and logistics providers. Benefits of Using Bluetooth Technologies.

This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Volvo Trucks presents future transport solution with autonomous electric vehicles. Another Friday, another flight home from a conference.