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How a 3PL Empowers Shippers With LTL Transportation Stability

GlobalTranz

No carrier or mode has been excluded from the increased demand of e-commerce and a customer base that’s anxious for a return to normalcy, including the LTL transportation sector. Fewer labor resources are available to meet the rising demand in both the warehouse and in transit.

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Warehousing 101: An Introduction to Digital Warehouse Automation

RFgen

Key Takeaways: Warehousing and distribution face unprecedented pressures from COVID-19 disruption, commoditization, labor shortages and rising customer expectations. Warehouse automation is an effective way to gain efficiencies, cut costs and scale operations. High warehouse turnover.

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Commodity price spikes slow logistics warehousing activity but don’t stop it

The Supply Chain Journal

The cost of construction materials has soared along with other inputs as ultra-tight inventory levels meet strong demand in the industrial and residential sectors. NYSE:PLD), the world’s largest logistics warehouse developer, owner and operator.

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?

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

GlobalTranz

One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. We call this the transportation supply chain. What is the Transportation Supply Chain? Transportation refers to the movement of product from one location to another as it makes its way from the beginning of a supply chain to the customer’s handle. Any supply chain’s success is closely linked to the appropriate use of transportation.

Warehouse Cost Savings: 5 Key Areas of Focus and 13 Practical Objectives

GlobalTranz

A Director of Operations, Warehouse Director or Manager, or even the Director of Supply Chain or Logistics, are always in the pursuit of continuous improvement as well as warehouse cost savings in both time and money. Well, it starts with focusing on the areas and objectives that can meet your desired outcomes. In today's blog post we will go over five key areas those managing or directing company warehouses can focus on to achieve reaching your desired outcomes.

The 10 Procurement Metrics that Matter in 2021

Unleashed

What is procurement? In simple terms business procurement is the process of locating and acquiring goods and services from external sources for the business to use. Procurement activities include planning, sourcing, and negotiation, along with risk management, legal and value analysis.

Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?

GlobalTranz

Many different terms, such as less-than-truckload (LTL), procurement and transportation management, describe supply chain management processes. For example, transportation management often focuses on the journey of products after manufacturing. Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. What Is Procurement Management?

10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

GlobalTranz

Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies , in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice. 10 Tips to Remain Competitive and Have an Effective Transportation Management Strategy.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

GlobalTranz

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s no secret that retail supply chains can be particularly complex; trying to continuously meet changing consumer demands while also driving growth can result in missed opportunities to manage cost and drive efficiency. Change your thinking on retail procurement. Robinson’s supply chain and procurement solutions, connect with an expert today. The post Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs appeared first on Transportfolio.

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s no secret that retail supply chains can be particularly complex; trying to continuously meet changing consumer demands while also driving growth can result in missed opportunities to manage cost and drive efficiency. Change your thinking on retail procurement. Robinson’s supply chain and procurement solutions, connect with an expert today. The post Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs appeared first on Transportfolio.

20 warehouse professionals and business leaders reveal the single most important first step when designing a warehouse layout

6 River Systems

There are many factors to consider when designing a warehouse layout, and every design decision can have a significant impact on operational efficiency. Curtis Barry & Company , labor comprises more than half of a warehouse’s total operations costs. Warehouse Operations

Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World

GlobalTranz

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.

Overcome Foodservice Disruptions: Focus on Technology, Service Networks, and Transportation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Understanding today’s transportation market. Transportation capacity, namely truckload, is highly fragmented. Robinson, that reliably meet all of your logistics services and technology needs today and in the future can provide a global suite of services to support your supply chain.

OPTSUM 2015: Where SCM meets Science

BlueYonder

He also provided a heuristic solution to the truck packaging problem that helps negotiate the number of trucks to be booked for transportation. Connecting the dots between demand, fulfillment, transportation and warehouse management was the theme for JDA’s Rajiv Bhuta. The second edition of the optimization summit (OptSum) was held amidst a scene of unprecedented enthusiasm in Bangalore on March 10 -11, 2015.

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IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management

GlobalTranz

The internet allows for unlimited scalability and boosted efficiency in warehouse inventory management. The so-called “smart warehouse” takes advantage of these defining factors by connecting systems to streamline inventory management and overall productivity. Warehouse managers must understand why changes of standards and use of the Internet of Things (IoT) are needed and how smart warehouses can meet the demands of today and tomorrow.

Reflections on the LIVING Supply Chain SCRC Meeting

NC State SCRC

The SCRC meeting was a huge success yesterday. The SCRC meeting featured a group of executives, students, and faculty participating at the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting yesterday in Raleigh, held at the new Talley Student Center on the NC State campus. This discussion was followed up by a great presentation from Vince Messimer, who is retiring from Shell Oil after 34 years with the company as their head of procurement for Shell Manufacturing.

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

Our 40 th Bi-Annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting was a great success, culminating with the student gallery walk, featuring 27 undergraduate and MBA supply chain projects. The meeting was attended by over 80 executives, as well as numerous students and faculty.

What Is Driving Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the Cloud?

GlobalTranz

Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the cloud has risen as companies attempt to stay competitive with Big Box Retailers and Amazon, but those are not the only factors driving investment in cloud-based WMS. Ultimately, supply chain executives need to understand the challenges of a traditional WMS, and why a Warehouse Management System in the cloud is a viable solution with key benefits. What’s a Warehouse Management System in the Cloud? Technology Warehouse

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Looking For a Job? Here’s The Top 10 Transportation Jobs

GlobalTranz

Editor's Note: Today's blog comes from our friend Michael Stoddard who shares the top 10 transportation jobs in the industry. If you happen to find yourself searching for careers in logistics, transportation and supply chains, you'll be happy to know that there's no shortage of positions. Getting into transportation is a different topic entirely, one that demands a separate, more intricate look. Transportation Manager. Transportation Director. Transportation

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

GlobalTranz

This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. 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. If you are looking for warehouse cost reductions, chances are you are stocking too much inventory. Understand "Hidden Costs" in the Warehouse Cost Reductions Quest.

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5 Procurement Management Tips for the New Kid on the Block?

AFFLINK

In much the same way, any business seeking success in the procurement management environment should address the fundamentals first. Procurement management accountability builds from having processes and quality controls that meet or surpass customer expectations. Meeting quality expectations may involve meeting international and national standards such as ISO 9001. The late John Wooden focused on fundamentals.

7 Ways Transportation Companies Can Improve Customer Experience

MercuryGate

Usability Be up and running easily and quickly, enabling transportation teams to realize immediate and measurable results. Company Discover the company who is revolutionizing the transportation management industry. Learn About Our Chief Technology Officer Meet Beth arrow_right_alt.

The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales and Marketing — these functional groups, for the most part, continue to operate independently from each other, each driven by their own objectives and metrics. For example, I remember speaking with the Director of Transportation Services at a large CPG manufacturer a few years ago. Simply put, he would always have to scramble and pay above market rates to find enough trucking capacity to meet demand.

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How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

It touches many departments, from production, procurement, shipping, accounting, and finance to marketing, warehousing, research and development, and sales. Maybe a Master’s in supply chain itself, or logistics, and/or transport planning. Procurement Analyst.

Ultimate guide to technologies that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

Manufacturers can gather valuable granular data such as the time an item spent in storage, at what temperature, how long it took to sell, the length of time between purchase and fulfillment and how long it spent in transport. are transported by truck.

The Million Dollar Transportation Strategy Question – When Do You Need A Multi-Carrier Parcel Solution?

BluJay Solutions

When reviewing their transportation strategy and calculating shipping budgets, they are forced to ask,“Do we want to or can we afford to be held hostage by our carrier?”. The dependence on one carrier often starts in the early stages, as you’re building up your business or have reached critical mass where shipping costs are looked at centrally, perhaps via an organized procurement process. In summary, consider carriers as a central element of your transportation strategy.

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6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

GlobalTranz

However, logistics focuses expressly on the movement and storage of products, while the supply chain goes into deeper detail, including manufacturing processes, procurement, and the flow of goods. The decision by Amazon will result in increased development of robots for use in logistics and other functions in warehouses such as packing and picking. TMS Transportation ManagementIn today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018.

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The Supply Chain Construct for New and Growing Businesses!

Supply Chain Game Changer

logistics, transportation) they often aren’t the subject matter experts in this area. That is the purview of Procurement. Specifically it is also important to have great Procurement leadership that is business savvy and great at relationship management. Subscribe Here!

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24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

“I predict we will see a greater adoption of automated tools assisting, rather than replacing, humans in specific roles within our supply chains: warehouse, manufacturing and distribution.” Also, globalization presents another hydra-headed challenge for your procurement network.

Creating a Digital Warehouse: Turning Boxes Into Numbers

RFgen

Turning warehouse activities into digital information calls for mobile data collection devices. To do this, managers must have a constant view of items being added and subtracted from warehouses and other distribution locations.

Focusing on Efficiency: Setting Foodservice Up for Success in Changing Market Conditions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In this way, you will find new ways to do more with less, better meet customer expectations, and adapt quickly to change. While knowing where food is sourced, how it’s transported, and other supply chain questions may not feel like it has much to do with efficiency, you might be surprised.

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Ultimate Guide To Technologies That Are Transforming Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Manufacturers can gather valuable granular data such as the time an item spent in storage, at what temperature, how long it took to sell, the length of time between purchase and fulfillment and how long it spent in transport. are transported by truck.

5 Ways Temperature Controlled Shippers Can Boost Supply Chain Efficiency

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Making improvements in these areas will help you meet safety expectations, and better meet customer expectations. Robinson, to discuss how Managed Procurement Services could provide a customized, more holistic solution.