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Lean Warehousing – From Paradox to Operational Excellence. Before we start talking about Lean Warehousing, can you tell us a little bit about LeanCor Supply Chain Group? Relative to our topic today, Lean Warehousing, is it a big part of your operations?

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6 Best Practices for eCommerce Warehousing


Meanwhile, the number of warehouses has not yet grown enough to accommodate the surge in order fulfillment and processing. Fortunately, shippers and warehouse managers who follow these best practices can improve production to meet the surging demand.

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Warehouse Automation: Why Warehouse Workers Need Not Fear Automation or Robotics


Across the country, retail employees fear how robots will impact job security and their futures, but the use of warehouse automation and robotics means great things for the future of warehouse workers in retail, as explained by Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal.

RFID Journal covers East Coast Warehouse's yard management implementation


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Will Warehouses Eventually Go Dark?

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Thanks to the popularity of e-commerce, warehouses are some of the hottest properties in real estate. Phillips ( @EricaEPhillips ) reports some retailers were so desperate to find warehouse space this past holiday season they created pop-up warehouses in vacant suburban lots and parking garages.[1] ”[2] He adds, “Freestanding big-box stores closer to population centers than they are to warehouse districts are the primary candidates for such conversions.

What Is a Retail Warehouse and What are the Benefits?

Veridian Solutions

The idea of a retail warehouse stems from the gradual decline of available warehouse space in the United States. According to the Wall Street Journal , retailers across the country are experiencing a shortage of available warehouse capacity. Retail Warehouse Management

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative new 5-year agreement late on Friday, so the West Coast ports resumed full operations this past weekend. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Transportation Management American Association of Port Authorities JOC Journal of Commerce port productivity West Coast ports

Chasing Amazon: Dynamic Warehouse Strategies


So, how can retailers without Amazon’s 90+ North American warehouses compete? The answers to these questions require rethinking the nature of distribution networks and the traditionally static warehouses that define them. Chasing Amazon: Dynamic Warehouse Strategies from FLEXE, Inc.

Inside 4 Cutting Edge Warehouses! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Streamline your Entire Distribution Centre or Warehouse at One Time! Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that in 2017 total spending on logistics in the US rose to a record $1.5 The new warehouse from China’s 2nd largest ecommerce company is a robotics masterpiece.

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Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Talking Logistics

Earlier this year, the billionaire founder of Microsoft Bill Gates said in an interview with online news journal Quartz that governments should tax companies use of robots to “temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment.”

Robots Will Take Your Job, Not Mine

Talking Logistics

In a recent Wall Street Journal article (“The High Cost of Impeding Automation“), Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey from Oxford University writes that “history tells us that policies aimed at restricting or slowing automation come with a steep price tag.

‘Drop Shipping’ Looks Set to Go Mainstream as More Retailers Get on Board


Online orders ship directly from the supplier’s warehouse, reducing spending on inventory By JENNIFER SMITH A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. In The News Supply Chain Design Supply Chain Operations Transportation Chainalytics Drop Shipping Home Depot Irv Grossman Macy's Retail Wall Street Journal

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations


A recent story in the Wall Street Journal trumpeted that “ The job market doesn’t get much better than this. The Journal cited the case of one individual who dropped out of high school in the 10th grade and started selling drugs, which eventually led to a lengthy incarceration. The Journal notes that if the Federal Reserve continues to keep rates low in the face of low unemployment, this condition could last for a good while.

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Ultimate guide to technologies that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning A variety of other technologies, such as robots and advanced warehouse management systems, leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) for data-driven decision-making. Warehouse Efficiency Warehouse Operations

Amazon Versus the Delivery Giants: The Retail Saga Continues

Supply Chain @ MIT

On April 24 2014 the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon is testing a distribution network for the “last mile” delivery of purchased goods to customers. Amazon has arrangements with several manufacturers that actually fulfill orders directly from their own warehouses to consumers’ homes.

Put Port Resilience on the Risk Management Map

Supply Chain @ MIT

Port security is in the news thanks to the debate over a mandate to scan all containers flowing into the US and ongoing contract talks between the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union and US West Coast waterfront employers. Ports in a storm.

Rise of the Warehouse Robots!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Anyone who has gone to a material handling trade show or has read industry journals are aware of goods-to-person systems that have evolved over the past decade. The future of the warehouse is happening now with robotics. The post Rise of the Warehouse Robots! Subscribe Here!

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This Week in Logistics News (July 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Warehouse Supply at Its Tightest in Two Decades (WSJ – sub. Tight Capacity Impacting Warehousing Market Too. It’s not just the trucking market that’s dealing with tight capacity; demand for warehousing space is also outpacing supply. My voice is a little sore this morning.

Warehouse & DC News Roundup – May 2020


As Target ramps up in-store fulfillment capabilities, the Wall Street Journal asked rhetorically if DCs are even necessary. The post Warehouse & DC News Roundup – May 2020 appeared first on Work Execution Software Solutions. With Stores Filling More Online Orders, Does Target Need Fulfillment Centers? The answer, of course, is yes. Keep Reading. News Newsletter

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Making Food & Beverage Supply Chains Pay


When production lines are running smoothly, product quality is up, and customer delivery dates are being met it’s a sure sign the supply chain management, inventory, and warehouse management systems supporting the shop floor are tightly integrated. Strategic Management Journal, 21(3), 345.

Excess Inventory? No Problem. You Have Trailers In the Yard.­­

Talking Logistics

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs, companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works. This trend gathered steam last year thanks to a warehouse vacancy rate of 4.3% million square feet of warehouse and distribution space was absorbed by the market (versus 49.9

The Ongoing Impact of E-Commerce on the Supply Chain


This growth, combined with the impact digital commerce has on consumer behavior, has what the Wall Street Journal called “an outsize impact” on the supply chain.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management


More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations.

The Logistics & Supply Chain of Thanksgiving


They are stored at the appropriate temperature until the holiday arrives, meaning warehousing and processing facilities are needed. It has become the biggest party night of the year, explains The Wall Street Journal , outranking New Year’s Eve! The turkey is out of the oven.

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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.

5 Best Logistics Books for Beginners

Supply Chain Opz

World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling Warehouse management and inventory control is the center point of integrated logistics management that tries to balance supply and demand. In our opinion, this is the best book on warehouse management ever. This book clearly explains the concepts and techniques used by modern warehouse operations. Journal of Business Logistics, 38(1), 35-54. Are you a beginner and you want to learn about each logistics function?

This Week in Logistics News (April 8-12, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Here’s a video of the technology in action: Meanwhile, “Walmart is expanding its use of robots in stores to help monitor inventory, clean floors and unload trucks,” as reported by Sarah Nassauer and Chip Cutter in the Wall Street Journal. Today’s post was written by a robot.

This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

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Honeywell To Acquire Intelligrated, A Leader In Supply Chain And Warehouse Automation Technologies. Last Friday, Honeywell announced that it was acquiring Intelligrated, a privately held warehouse automation solution provider for $1.5

Inventory Management Mistakes: What Supply Chain Leaders and Managers Need to Know

Veridian Solutions

Carrying too much inventory will result in higher carrying costs, demand for more warehousing space, and longer times between completing picks. Enact seasonal adjustments to inventory in both warehouses and brick-and-mortar locations.

This Week in Logistics News (June 18-22, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Nestlé and XPO Logistics Build a Digital Warehouse of the Future in the UK. As reported by the Wall Street Journal : CVS struck a deal with the Postal Service to pick up prescriptions at CVS stores and bring them to customers’ homes in one or two days.

This Week in Logistics News (July 7-11, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The Accellos 3PL WMS product has tremendous market adoption within multi-client public warehouse 3PLs and is differentiated in the market based on 3PL specific product features and domain expertise in the Accellos’ 3PL business unit. . Lots of news to get to this week, so let’s dive right in.

This Week in Logistics News (April 16-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Sticker Snafu Has Millions in Imports Stuck in Argentina’s Warehouses (Bloomberg). We already see this in the consumer realm with smartphones, and in the warehouse too with voice picking technologies.

Nucleus Digital Supply Chain Hub Advances Contactless Supply Chain Efforts

Supply Chain Collaborator

An “earthquake in supply and demand” is how the Wall Street Journal’s Logistics Report characterizes the effects of COVID-19 on supply chain management.

Amazon’s 3D Printing Trucks: A Quixotic Quest for Zero Delivery Time?

Talking Logistics

According to reports on 3DPrint.com and the Wall Street Journal , Amazon filed for a patent in Novmeber 2013 titled, “Providing Services Related to Item Delivery via 3D Manufacturing On Demand.”

Logistics Payrolls Surging Ahead of Fall Shipping Season


Transportation and warehousing companies added 15,600 jobs in July even as hiring in the broader U.S. economy cooled By Jennifer Smith, August 3, 2018 Wall Street Journal Logistics sector hiring kept up a brisk pace in July as delivery firms, trucking companies and warehouse operators added 15,600 jobs ahead of the peak shipping season.