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Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

An effective warehouse management strategy is key to staying competitive and meeting consumers’ expectations in the omnichannel world. Knowing the available inventory and assets only in distribution centers is inefficient and lacks value, but when applied across an entire supply chain network, inventory visibility propagates effective warehouse management. As a result, stores and regional warehouses end up overstocked or understocked, and carrying costs soar.

9 eCommerce Warehousing Best Practices to Follow

Cerasis

Unfortunately, millions more will still go to brick-and-mortar stores to find those special items, and the push toward online and omnichannel ordering will continue grow, which is why it is increasingly important to invest in eCommerce Warehousing. However, if you can leverage these “best practices,” you can create an ecommerce warehousing solution ideal for both holiday and year-round scalability and growth. Embrace “Chaotic” eCommerce Warehousing.

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E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

The answer lies in developing omnichannel experiences for customers, unifying the online and brick-and-mortar experience into a seamless shopping journey. Unfortunately, shippers may overlook the biggest obstacle to omnichannel, developing effective e-commerce shipping practices. To avoid the retail apocalypse and achieve omnichannel success, shippers need to understand the challenges of e-commerce shipping, how it contributes to omnichannel success and a few tips to succeed in it.

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

The next time you feel the need to toast someone, raise your glass to all the supply chain professionals involved in omnichannel retail operations. Omnichannel logistics challenges. From a consumer perspective, omnichannel retail is about enjoying a seamless shopping experience across channels and selecting a delivery method that meets personal timing and location preferences. Reverse Logistics. … Omnichannel is not just a logistics decision.

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. Who Will Do Your Warehousing?

Omnichannel is another Word for Complexity

Enterra Insights

Omnichannel retail operations are well on their way to becoming the norm. Michael Jones ( @mdjonesy ), a business consultant, explains, “Consumers don’t shop ‘omnichannel.’ ”[1] Successful companies make omnichannel operations seamless and easy for consumers; but, behind the scenes complexity rules. Tom Redd, a marketing expert, observes, “Omnichannel is a marvelous thing, and all cogs in the retail mechanism play a part.”[2]

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

Talking Logistics

Outlines New Developments in Omnichannel Strategy and Technology. Ace Hardware Powers Its Omnichannel Initiative with eBay Enterprise In-Store Pickup. 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. Note: Grand Junction, Kewill, and MercuryGate are Talking Logistics sponsors.

Featuring Our 10 Best Warehouse Order Fulfillment Articles!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Our latest “Featuring” series article covers the topic of Warehouse and Distribution Centre order fulfillment. So take some time and check out our very best Warehouse and Distribution Centre fulfillment articles! Keys to Success in Warehouse Management / Order Fulfillment! Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! Warehouse Fulfillment – Move the Material to the People, Not the Other Way Around! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

In today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018. In our first post on this subject, we addressed the 5 automated logistics technologies that will serve as the foundation of the transformation to the digital logistics & supply chain landscape. In this post, will go to how shippers and logistics providers will lean on 6 more trends to make gains in the months to come.

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Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

Cerasis

This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. In the first part I put forth 6 areas of focus in order to reduce logistics costs. Today, I will now address how a focus on inventory will allow for warehouse cost reductions as well. A Focus on Inventory Control Begets Warehouse Cost Reductions. Match the number on hand in the warehouse to the number on hand in the computer.

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Space Planning: Could You Run Out of Space in Your Warehouse too?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution? And we have no empty space left in the warehouse racking.” By early to mid-December we could finally see empty space in the warehouse racking again. There was absolutely no consideration taken for cubic space requirements and the racking configuration of the warehouse. Omnichannel #Retail #SupplyChain #SCM #ECommerce #Distribution #Logistics. Subscribe Here!

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50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. Luckily, the current movers and shakers of the logistics and supply chain world are all too happy to dole out sage advice in the form of blog posts, interviews, podcasts — you name it. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

2018 Supply Chain Trends: Omnichannel, Customer Experience, & Regulations to Shape the Industry

Cerasis

Omnichannel Supply Chains Will Become Standard. Omnichannel is perhaps the biggest of the 2018 supply chain trends. 2018 will see more supply chains pursue omnichannel strategies , eliminating inconsistencies and disparate systems and creating a cohesive, shopping experience for consumers. Better returns management and reverse logistics are essential to keep pace with the growing demand for e-commerce. Warehouse Managers Will Work More on Attracting New Talent.

The Changing Landscape of Real Estate in the Logistics Industry

Logistics Bureau

This article delves into the changes that new commercial business models, customer expectations, and technology are bringing about in the logistics environment, focusing particularly on how those changes are impacting the planning, procurement, design, layout, and operation of distribution centres. Real Estate in the Logistics Industry: A Changing Landscape. Retailers, therefore, are under pressure to increase warehouse volumes, while also facing high real-estate costs.

Three Ways Material Handling Equipment Is Changing with Rise of E-Commerce

Talking Logistics

2 The shift to a hybrid omnichannel model. To manage both individual parcels and pallets, the hybrid omnichannel model is gaining popularity to balance the requirements of different order sizes. E-commerce has also forced warehouses to operate on an almost 24/7 basis, which requires improvements in MHE to handle more orders and increase efficiency. Data analysis is used to compare maintenance costs, ensuring MHE procurement choices are cost-effective.

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How You Can Get MORE from a Unichannel Logistics Partner! (ULP)

Supply Chain Network

Contrary to what some procurement professionals may think, all logistics solution providers are not created equal, and those who consider price only, or as main factor in their selection process, are doomed to mediocrity and perhaps even failure. Even more importantly is the ongoing evolution or metamorphosis of what was traditional Third Party Logistics (3PL) providers, simple providers of basic logistics services, into the emerging Unichannel Logistics Partner (ULP).

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. With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Boot Barn @bootbarn In 2016, Boot Barn improved operations at its distribution center in Fontana, California by implementing HighJump’s Warehouse Advantage WMS.

13 Amazing Logistics & Supply Chain Mobile Applications

EazyStock

To stay ahead, tech-smart operations, savvy professionals are using logistics and supply chain mobile applications as must-have tools for operational excellence. In this blog, the team at EazyStock will be showing you the most exciting logistics and supply chain mobile applications that will make your job even easier. Logistics & Supply Chain Mobile Applications Top 12. Veeqo – Warehouse Management System.

Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

We follow an exhaustive list of supply chain and logistics blogs to make this possible. If you want to start learning, we suggest you check out these top logistics and supply chain blogs. Top Logistics and Supply Chain Blogs We Love. Cerasis is another leader in the world of supply chain and logistics. Published by MTS Logistics, this blog also focuses on the world of ocean shipping and international trade concerns, key concerns that exist in blockchain circles.

Create a Responsive Supply Chain to Handle Peaks and Lulls!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A Responsive Supply Chain offers greater flexibility with labor management , streamlines warehouse operations, reduces dock constraints, and much more. As noted by Inbound Logistics , “Many manufacturers start assembling products, mapping out product specs to determine capacity needs, and working with their transportation and distribution partners on reliable and cost-effective logistics solutions up to six months in advance.”. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

Bed, Bath & Beyond – Second Quarter 2020 E-commerce & Supply Chain Initiatives

Logistics Trends and Insights

Omnichannel capabilities including inventory and warehouse management capabilities such as advanced allocation logic and replenishment strategies to improve customer experience. Focus on strategic sourcing – A newly formed procurement organization will drive anticipated savings by designing and implementing centralized spend control and vendor management processes across all areas of indirect spend.

How Last Mile Delivery Affects the Supply Chain

The Network Effect

The orchestration of processes and information for the procurement of goods to the “last mile” delivery to the customer is a required competency in today’s direct to consumer marketplace. DC’s and FC’s will already have a robust Warehouse Management System (WMS). Returns and Reverse Logistics. White Paper: Final Delivery: A Technology Perspective on Omnichannel Retailing. By David Meyers. Principal, Supply Chain Technology, Tompkins International.

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WES in 2020: Why Combined WES and WMS Functions Build Supply Chain Power

Veridian Solutions

There was a time when warehouses were simpler and easier to manage. Now, the strong demand for e-commerce, SKU proliferation, and supporting systems enable warehouses to rival the size of a large shopping mall. Functions traditionally left solely under the realm of a warehouse management system (WMS), such as inventory management, are no longer distinct from those of warehouse control systems (WCS). Therefore, an omnichannel warehouse is the only solution.”.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. Now without further ado, I give you the top 10 supply chain blog posts of the year by page view: [e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017. How can you apply the digital supply chain for effectiveness including going omnichannel.

The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight. The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017. This year, most were interested in logistics management trends, and transportation - specifically in the last mile and white glove services. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017. Last Mile Logistics

What are the Supply Chain Impacts of Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out Amazon and Uber’s Impact on Logistics! It follows on the company’s gradual conquest of the logistics space over the last few years, including the licensing of 20 Boeing 767 air cargo jets, the acquisition of wholesale shipping licenses, and forays into trucking. Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Subscribe Here!

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Accelerate your Supply Chain Management at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Oracle SCM

Unlock New Opportunities in End-to-End Integrated Logistics with IoT and Analytics. As omnichannel businesses become complex and customer demands increase, it's important to understand how supply chains will optimize to perform the functions necessary to meet those expectations. Supply chain organizations have been on a long journey to improve customer fulfillment and collaboration, especially in logistics functions such as transportation and warehousing.

Top 5 Trends to Know to Compete with Amazon’s Supply Chain

Cerasis

In other words, robots will gain new movements, capable of picking items from shelves in warehouses and storefronts. Technology Will Reshape Procurement Practices. Better procurement practices translate into better overall sales, but the role of procurement in driving sales’ statistics will change throughout 2017. For example, Johnson & Johnson procurement professionals actively review market trends before making purchases.

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WMS Labor Cost Reductions: How to Reduce Costs Despite Peak Season

Veridian Solutions

Meanwhile, the industry still suffers from a warehouse labor shortage. Due to the need to move warehouses further from urban areas, warehouse workers become even more scarce. While it will be slower going than last year, it is still set to increase by 1.6%, explains Logistics Management. Since supply chain management begins with procurement, your WMS labor cost reductions must start there. The warehouse is the virtual store.

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

FLEXE

Your logistics could mean the difference between life and death. In this article, we explore how eCommerce retailers can strengthen the backbone of the business—logistics—and leverage new, collaborative technologies to increase sales, improve customer retention, and decrease shopping cart abandonment. Struggling to create a seamless omnichannel experience and boost online sales has been on the agenda. In eCommerce, logistics can make or break your business.

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have been around for several years, and while 3PLs may have existing software suites, such as our very own transportation management system, the Cerasis Rater, many supply chain managers are still implementing in-house technology solutions that have severe capability limitations. What About Moving Product Through the Supply Chain, I.e., What About Logistics? Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail.

Flipkart-Walmart Deal and What It Means for the Indian Online Retail Sector

Shipsy

Efficient Supply Chain and Logistics With increased internet penetration?—?thanks Given Walmart’s competence in supply-chain management, the company can provide the much-needed push by enabling the procurement of goods at village level. The Omnichannel Push Considering the Walmart’s existing infrastructure, the company will likely be pushing its omnichannel strategy. wherein Walmart stores will act as a warehouse and would facilitate in making last mile deliveries.

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50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

Warehouse managers face numerous challenges, as well, such as the need to keep goods flowing in and out of the facility while enabling associates to practice social distancing measures. “As the logistics industry faces extraordinary pressures, maintaining a culture of compliance is more critical than ever. ” — Matt Reynolds, Opinion: As COVID-19 Precipitates Big Consumer Shift, Omnichannel Adapts , Packaging World; Twitter: @packagingworld 8.

Supply Chain Crystal Ball Gazing: Let’s Look Ahead to 2028

Logistics Bureau

We are on the cusp of a robotic revolution, whether you think of robots in the context of automated human replacements in the warehouse or self-driving vehicles on the road, rails, in the air, and at sea. Meanwhile, warehouse robotic solutions are developing apace, as you’ll know if you’ve been reading some of my posts on supply chain trends to watch in 2017 and 2018. Robots Run the Warehouse.