Just-in-time in the Real World of Inventory Management


Just-in-time inventory (JIT) is the antithesis of just-in-case inventory and can be a valuable method of reducing waste and streamlining the supply chain. In this article, we will consider some real-world case studies which may help to demonstrate JIT in action in the real world of inventory management and lend insight to the pros and cons of implementing JIT in your workplace.

Just in Time


Just in Time You pick up the load. ’ A supply chain that ensures that businesses get products to the customers when they want them, where they want them, in good conditions…and on timejust in time.

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Success Stories of Just-in-Time Inventory


Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing has been revolutionary for manufacturing and inventory management companies around the globe. The JIT approach differs from other inventory systems, where warehouses build up piles of inventory weeks or months in advance, waiting to be used until there is a demand for that product. This nearly-instant inventory delivery means that manufacturers place orders in small batches, very regularly.

3 Successful Companies Practising Just-In-Time Systems


One of the most popular methods for inventory management is just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing. Many business owners use this inventory method to increase efficiency and decrease waste by only receiving goods as they need them for the production process (hence just-in-time), which reduces inventory stock costs. Toyota was the first to implement JIT effectively in 1970 and is still one of the most successful companies practising JIT systems.

Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?


As the trucking industry experiences rising industry change, just-in-time-sequence (JITS) supply chains are starting to feel the effects. In this article, we will take a closer look at these industry challenges and discuss the current and potential impacts on JITS.

Lean Manufacturing Driven by Rapid Return on eKanban Technology Investment


Through the use of supplier quality certifications and blanket (long-term) purchase orders, a manufacturer can accurately and effectively calculate the optimal level of inventory needed to fulfill demand requirements through the duration of replenishment lead time.

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Surviving the holidays: Warehouse technology turns uncertainty into opportunity

Logistics Viewpoints

Most wholesale distributors have recovered from Black Friday and Cyber Monday by now – and are catching their breath just in time to sprint during these last few weeks of the holidays! This time of year is particularly urgent for getting products to consumers more quickly and cheaply than ever before, which means finding ways to strip out supply chain costs while satisfying customer expectations.

Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways—function and form included. Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more products arriving directly from manufacturing to the end-customer, shrinking warehouse use. Where to Do Your Warehousing.

De Bortoli Improves Grape to Glass Traceability with QAD


Over the years, De Bortoli Wines gained control of its entire supply chain, but in order to harness true competitive value, they needed a solution that would improve their product quality, compliance and traceability. . Just-in-time Scheduling Optimizes the Winemaking Process.

Improving Your Manufacturing Operations Using Warehouse Automation  


Ian is an expert on warehouse automation, and shares his insights on how you need to get started in thinking about technology and robotics in your warehouse or manufacturing operation. To be fair, many warehouses have benefited from new technology. Warehouse AS/RS.

Quick Tips for Optimizing Loading and Unloading Operations


At the same time, the supply chain is increasingly moving toward just-in-time delivery, meaning logistics companies have less room for error. Distribution Warehouse Loading and Unloading

Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know


When discussing warehouse statistics many key performance indicators are mentioned. Stock movement, order duration times, utilization of equipment and personnel, error rates and many more. So what are the most important figures needed to run a warehouse?

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain


Lean Warehousing: By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader of Operations. Just like the popularity of “Smokey and the Bandit”, the desire for today’s workforce to drive a truck has all but faded from our country’s periphery.

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$1.9 Trillion warehouse market growing strongly driven by emerging markets


The global market for warehousing is currently growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6 – 8%, according to Beroe Inc, a procurement intelligence firm. The growth of retail and FMCG goods has been the main driver for the industrial warehouse industry.

The Last Mile Really Does Begin with the First Pick From Your Warehouse

Veridian Solutions

The last mile is a well-known and integral step in supply chain operations. Failures within the last mile often usurp all previous steps in the supply chain That said, the same value placed on the last mile should equal the first mile, and as a result, the first touchpoint. Supply chain leaders that wish to excel in last mile need to understand why the real value begins with this very first point and how effective first mile management enhances the entire process.

The Past, Present, and Future of Technology in the Warehouse

Logistics Bureau

Imagine stepping back in time to visit a large warehousing operation in 1990. To save you from a meltdown, let’s take a brief journey through warehouse operating developments from 1990 to 2045. 1990: A Fine Vintage for Warehouse Operators.

Warehouse Statistics

The Lean Supply Chain

Key Performance Indicators: When discussing statistics for a warehouse many key performance indicators are mentioned. Stock movement, order duration times, utilization of equipment and personnel, error rates and many more. Pareto’s 80/20 principle will assist in setting priorities.

5 Tips for Warehouse and Distribution Center Management Success You MUST Instill Today


In 2016, total e-commerce sales reached $394.9 Thus, warehouse and distribution center management will face added pressures to do more this year with the same, if not fewer, resources. To improve warehouse and distribution center management in your company, instill these five tips in the minds of your team members and company contacts. Warehouse and Distribution Center Management: 5 Tips for Success. Optimize Slots, and Organize Your Warehouse.

Tips to Improve Warehouse Labor Management Efficiency

Veridian Solutions

Labor management is a complex topic in supply chain management. Warehouse labor management efficiency metrics reveal how well your workers perform against their responsibilities. In other words, are your workers successfully justifying their costs? Labor costs account for 50-70% of the average warehouse budget, reports Logistics Management. Challenges Associated with Decreased Warehouse Labor Management Efficiency. Cycle times decrease.

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What’s Pushing Warehouse Automation Strategies Forward: Technology and People

Veridian Solutions

Warehouse automation is expanding at a phenomenal rate, and the capabilities that are considered best in class in 2017 will start to experience limitations in 2019. Further, the vast growth of e-commerce and demand for better, faster service from customers will force more supply chain leaders to rethink their existing warehouse automation strategies. What’s Holding Today’s Warehouses Back From Better Automation.

The Next-Generation Warehouse Is Built on Data

Veridian Solutions

The next-generation warehouse will deploy analytics, blockchain, robotics, drones, driverless forklifts, automated storage and retrieval systems, and much more. Each rendition of the next-generation warehouse will build on existing technologies, and these improvements have a common denominator. What’s Wrong with Traditional Warehouses? It is vital to understand that traditional warehouses do use data in some form.

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The Indispensable Role of WMS in Reverse Logistics


Reverse logistics is filled with risk, and the rate of reverse logistics in e-commerce is higher than any other channel, reports Business2Community. Using a WMS in reverse logistics can help meet this rise in demand and increase customer satisfaction.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018


The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year. As consumers take to their favorite retailers, also due in part to the strong economy, volume shipped will increase.

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Spotlight on: 7 Key Warehouse Processes

Logistics Bureau

This article, written by Mal Walker , Manager at Logistics Bureau, was first published in the January / February 2018 issue of MHD Supply Chain Solutions. The 7 Key Warehouse Processes. Are all warehouses the same? This contradiction in terms is probably best explained by the Thai phrase; ‘Same, same, but different’ This phrase is used widely in Thailand to explain to naive tourists (such as myself) the similarities between one product and another.

Dock appointment scheduling the smart way


Whether managing the complexity of fresh food or meeting customer promises for rapid delivery, the efficiency with which retailers and suppliers manage the inbound and outbound processes within the Distribution Centre (DC) or warehouse is critical.

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The Next-Generation Warehouse is Built on Data!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The next-generation warehouse will deploy analytics, blockchain, robotics, drones, driverless forklifts, automated storage and retrieval systems, and much more. What’s Wrong with Traditional Warehouses? It is vital to understand that traditional warehouses do use data in some form.

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Inventory Management Techniques That You Need to Know About


So you won’t find a customary listing of the Last-In, First-Out method. This is commonly used in the States but it is prohibited in other countries. You can actually use in your business. First-In, First-Out (FIFO). A real-life example is in order.

What is Cross-Docking? An Introduction For Wholesalers and Distributors.


In today’s Internet-fuelled world, speed to market is critical for both online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores. So optimizing your supply chain and squeezing every bit out of it is important in getting a competitive advantage over other retailers. Decreased Shipping Time.

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

Talking Logistics

Warehouse Supply at Its Tightest in Two Decades (WSJ – sub. May’s Brexit Plan Comes Just in Time for Supply Chains (WSJ – sub. Trade war: Trump administration threatens China with $200 billion in additional tariffs (USA Today). In release 18.2,

What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

He just didn’t know which functions were actually considered logistics. We have the same problem in the 3PL business. Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Just-in-Time (JIT).

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How to Plan for Exceptional Performance this Holiday Season

Repl Group

There’s no rest for retailers in the run-up to the Holidays. From forecasting and ordering to warehouse and supply chain. Anticipating your pain points and putting proactive solutions in place to resolve them is critical to exceptional Holiday performance. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday firm favorites among consumers, Holiday shopping now starts in November. on the previous year – economic uncertainty saw retail sales increase by just 1.9% in 2017.

Understanding E-Commerce Fulfillment: Definition, Process, Resources!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! Successful eCommerce businesses all have one thing in common: terrific eCommerce fulfillment. You might have the best product in the world. However, it is a crucial element of your success in online retail.

A Brief History of WMS in the Supply Chain


The development and history of warehouse management systems (WMSs) have had a profound impact on how the supply chain functions. Rather than trying to look at every small detail that led up to the modern WMS, let’s take a look at some of the most notable advancements in its history. Ancient Times Through Colonization: Warehouse Management Dates to Ancient Times. As the world moved forward, the basic concept of managing warehouse inventory did not change much.

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25 supply chain experts reveal the best tactics to optimize a supply chain

6 River Systems

Getting customers what they want, in a timely manner and at the lowest possible cost (without sacrificing quality) is the foundation of any product-based business. Things are produced on time, on standard and exceeding customer expectations in the process. Warehousing.

5 benefits of warehouse cobots in logistics

6 River Systems

In 2017, there were over 215 million digital shoppers in the U.S. With the boost of modern one-click shipping, warehouse, distribution and fulfillment center leaders are feeling the need for more streamlined logistics and greater efficiency more than any other industry.

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