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. When mapping a supply chain, I would always put a big red circle around the warehouse. Back then, a warehouse was always suspected of being a big waste of money. The car guys are back on their feet and warehouses are leaner than ever. Ceva Logistics.

Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?


Cost savings in warehousing and floor space along with associated reduction in personnel required. Trucking Challenges in North America. While the challenge may be looming globally, the North American automotive manufacturing base may be more inclined to try and dilute their just-in-time-sequence (JITS) supply loops. But why just in North America? Automotive retail sales models in North America are also disparate compared to places like Europe.


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North America’s Top Distribution Hubs

Supply Chain Link

Each distribution hub in North America is unique in more than their location, but also the logistics opportunities that lie in each area. Distribution Supply Chain 3pl Global Urban Hubs WarehousingAs speed and demand to market continue to play a role in distribution decisions, many shippers are evaluating which distribution locations would be ideal.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

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Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. Read on to learn more about the top revenue-earning 3PL warehousing companies in 2020.

Cross Border eCommerce – Key to Successful Entry in North America


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.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

While I think this through, here are the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. Ocado uses £150m from shareholders for warehouse robots (The Guardian). CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. The post This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Truck Talk: Hydrogen rising edition

The Supply Chain Journal

Lots has been written about Toyota Motor North America and Kenworth trucks working together to put 10 Class 8 fuel cell trucks into drayage service at the Port of Los Angeles. And the Xcient also will be shown in North America.

This Week in Logistics News (July 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news. After being limited to only offering takeout and delivery for months under some of the strictest lockdown rules in North America, food product shortages are just the latest headache for small business owners to contend with.

US warehousing sector has over 50% more workers on payroll than five years ago but now faces tough labour market


According to Bureau of Labour Statistics data, the US warehousing and storage sector workforce has increased 13.6% Warehousing, too, has become more expensive because of higher labour costs and is expected to remain at higher levels in 2021 as well.”.

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

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The world of logistics is increasingly driven by technology , with artificial intelligence, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation among the biggest logistics trends today. As warehouses embrace technology to optimize the supply chain and reduce fulfillment costs , many companies are considering making the move to an automated warehouse. That said, there are many factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse. Warehouse Automation

This Week in Logistics News (June 26 – July 2)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news. Amazon to open robotic warehouse in Alberta. As Amazon continues to expand its warehouse footprint, it also continues to automate more tasks. The post This Week in Logistics News (June 26 – July 2) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Truck Talk: Autonomous insurance edition

The Supply Chain Journal

Daimler Trucks North America said this week it would offer three levels of electric truck eConsulting through its Detroit subsidiary. Photo: Daimler Trucks North America). Nikola, Proterra and flatbed logistics rollup Daseke Inc.

29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

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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. Warehouse robots are the future, plain and simple.

The Logistics of Customer Experience with Scott Perry

The Logistics of Logistics

The Logistics of Customer Experience with Scott Perry. Scott Perry and Joe Lynch discuss the logistics of customer experience. Scott is the President of the Suddath Companies , Suddath has been a trusted name in moving and logistics for over a century.

On-demand Warehousing Quarterly Pricing and Usage Report


On-demand warehousing entered the supply chain and logistics market in 2014 and has been growing ever since. Just as Airbnb turns unused guest rooms into a commodity, on-demand warehousing turns “dead space” into a valuable commercial asset. In order to help our warehouse partners make informed decisions about their warehouse strategies, FLEXE put together a quarterly report that reviews pricing, usage and volume trends in on-demand warehousing.

Science Fiction and Logistics

Enterra Insights

”[1] Josh Fisher ( @TrucksAtWork ), Technology Editor at FleetOwner , points out that the logistics industry is a perfect proving ground for cutting edge technologies once confined to the realms of science fiction. ”[2] It takes little imagination to see a role for autonomous vehicles in confined operations, like mines, ports, airfields, warehouses, and so forth. ” The intelligent logistics network. He believes the logistics sector is ripe for disruption.

How currency changes are affecting logistics providers

The Network Effect

So what does this mean to the logistics companies in these regions? This creates an increase in North American imports and weaker export activity. European companies gain in selling products into North America. This means more air and sea freight on Europe-North America lanes, cross border feeds from Mexico and Canada, and increases in domestic North American transportation and warehousing for imported products. Logistics logistics

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019


The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics. Supply chain and logistics automation allow companies to refocus their efforts on tasks requiring human hands, and redundant tasks can be automated through robotics , as well as technologies designed to assist human workers. Shippers need to understand the top supply chain and logistics automation trends to watch for in 2019. Automation Logistics Supply Chain Trends

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The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry


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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DP World acquires logistics provider syncreon in $1.2B deal

The Supply Chain Journal

The company provides warehousing and distribution solutions in 91 facilities across 19 countries. billion in revenue during 2020, 57% internationally, mostly in Europe, and 42% in North America.

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase


The year on year increase in customer dissatisfaction of logistics outsourcing has pushed many players into a defensive corner. The costs of logistics and inventory are decreasing, contract renewal rate for logistics outsourcing remains good, and the emergence of cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing, drone delivery and augmented reality is opening up a wide vista of opportunities. Cautious Optimism Abound in the Logistics Outsourcing Outlook.

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

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According to the 30th Annual State of Logistics Report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), companies spent $1.64 trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4% Efficient warehouse operations.

Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth


Bottom Line: It’s time to transition the role of warehouses from cost centers to revenue centers that support new digitally enabled supply chains and business models that require greater accuracy, speed, and scale than ever before. A Warehouse Management System is the tool that can make that happen. Like manufacturing, warehouses, and the systems that manage them, are going through an inflection point. How A Warehouse Management System (WMS) Helps Manufacturers Grow.

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace


Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. Freightera Logistics Inc. Freightera Logistics’ award-winning online freight marketplace has partnered with Natural Resources Canada’s SmartWay program, to help create the North American Low Emission Freight Marketplace.

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


On-demand warehousing—a marketplace platform that connects retailers in need of warehouse space with warehouse operators that have it—enables retailers to scale their distribution networks as demand, well, demands. Consider this: Roger works in logistics for an omnichannel retailer. Roger also knows the right answer is not to invest in more fixed assets or warehousing space, as it’ll leave him with too much capacity after the first of the year.

On-demand warehousing company FLEXE secures $43 Million in Series B funding


Since launching in 2013, FLEXE claims to have created the largest open network of warehouses connected through a single technology platform, reaching more than 1,000 warehouses across North America. We are excited to announce our investment in FLEXE, the pioneer of on-demand warehousing, as the company continues to transform the $1.5 trillion global logistics industry," said Atluru.

Logistics Startup: FLEXE and Pop-up Warehousing


Today's innovations from startups could be the source of transformation that shapes the future of logistics. Are there any start-ups out there that could have this type of impact in Logistics? This is the first in a series of posts on start-ups in the Logistics industry and we’ll start with a “shared economy” player, Flexe, a marketplace for excess warehousing space. FLEXE’s platform includes more than 400 warehouses in North America.

Kenco adds warehouse in California; Lineage buys into Spain

The Supply Chain Journal

Third-party logistics provider Kenco Logistics said Thursday that it has opened a 397,000-square-foot distribution center in Perris, California, that is designed to house multiple tenants. Lineage also said that it purchased in the deal a cold storage warehouse in Gijón.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Dave Clark, SVP Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, and during his talk he announced this week’s top supply chain and logistics news story: Amazon Flex: Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages (The Verge). Cloud Logistics Announces Industry’s First Same Day TMS. July 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Note: enVista and LLamasoft are Talking Logistics sponsors.

$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 increasing service levels such as e-commerce and same-day delivery are influencing retailers to invest further in the warehouse industry. The growth of retail and FMCG goods has been the main driver for the industrial warehouse industry.

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The Last Fast Mile


A conversation with Chuck Moyer, Board Member, Customized Logistics and Delivery Association and CEO, Express Courier, Inc. (an This strategy allows for a more efficient use of resources, provides additional revenue and opens you up for reverse logistics opportunities. Moyer: The key for logistics and delivery companies that want to achieve profitability in the ecommerce world is density. Image: Column 3PL/Logistics Features & Opinion North America

On-Demand Warehousing Quarterly Pricing and Usage Report


<p>On-demand warehousing entered the supply chain and logistics market in 2014. Every year, more data is available to help us better understand how on-demand warehousing is playing a role in the modern supply chain.</p> </p> <blockquote><h3>This report is the second in a quarterly series that highlights trends and insights in on-demand warehousing.</h3></blockquote>

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to the items that caught my attention: Amazon now ships to your Audi’s trunk ( USA Today ). UPS Brings Technology and Logistics Expertise to Study of Drone Use in Humanitarian Response. Swisslog acquires warehouse automation provider FORTE Industries in the United States. February 2015 North American Freight Numbers.

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019


and the CVSA’s current roadcheck inspections across North America. For three days in June, enforcement officials will be conducting International Roadcheck at more than 1,500 roadside locations across North America. Logistics Operators Brace for Import Rush Ahead of U.S. Warehousing Market Cooling Down : The white-hot market for U.S. warehouse space will cool down over the next three years. Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2 nd , 2019.

New cranes, cross-docks to help handle growing volumes in Pacific Northwest

The Supply Chain Journal

Increasing capacity in the Pacific Northwest also is a priority for Maersk Warehousing & Distribution, which is scheduled to open a 117,000-square-foot, 103-door cross-dock facility in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sept.