2021 Logistics Outlook: Emerging Trends In Warehousing

GlobalTranz

As COVID-19 continues to reshape the supply chain, we're looking ahead to the emerging trends in warehousing you need to be aware of to ensure your organization thrives in 2021. Five Emerging Trends In Warehousing To Prepare For In 2021. Transform The Warehouse Network.

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Warehouse Automation in a Time of Rapid Change

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Markus Schmidt, President of Swisslog Americas , about warehousing in today’s environment of rapid and often unpredictable change. Prior to the pandemic, labor shortages were a driver of warehouse automation investment.

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3PL Warehousing 101

Kanban Logistics

The modern warehouse offers much more than basic storage. While you can build and staff your own warehouse and perform these services yourself, more and more companies see the value in handing warehousing operations off to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider.

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10 Ways How COVID is changing Warehousing & Distribution Forever

Vinculum

One of the biggest questions arises is how this pandemic situation is changing warehousing and distribution. With a massive impact not only on warehousing and distribution but also on industry processes as a whole, COVID is altering how we look at warehousing and distribution.

Continuous Warehouse Optimization and The DC Technology Gap

Logistics Viewpoints

But there is a technology gap between gleaming new automated facilities and tens of thousands of existing warehouses and distribution centers that pre-date the warehouse building boom of the past 5-10 years. Modular Vs. Monolithic Warehouse Systems.

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Logistics Warehousing in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Kanban Logistics

And perhaps no element of the supply chain is more integral to the safety of pharmaceutical products than the warehouse. About Pharmaceutical Warehousing. These standards apply to pharmaceutical warehouses , processes, and to the drugs themselves. Warehousing

6 Best Practices for eCommerce Warehousing

GlobalTranz

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. In fact, this details should be compiled and reported from within your warehouse management system (WMS), which reduces the amount of time required in processing thousands, if not tens of thousands, of orders.

Mobile warehousing and storage frees capacity from crowded ports

The Supply Chain Journal

With warehouses experiencing huge demand surges, companies are searching for immediate storage solutions near ports in order to keep their capacity moving. Mobile warehousing and storage can also provide significant cost savings over traditional warehousing options.”.

4 Tips to Meet Consumers’ Growing Fulfillment Demands

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

That’s why we put together some of our tried-and-true tips to help you meet consumers’ growing fulfillment demands. In that case, it may be time to outsource your warehousing or fulfillment responsibilities. Supply Chain Management Warehousing fulfillment Warehouse Fulfillment

26 Best Practices in Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Many people may think the term “lean warehousing” is an oxymoron. Let’s face it, most lean purists believe that all transportation and warehousing functions are pure waste. The fact is, particularly with the growth of the global supply chain and extended lead times, lean warehousing is necessary and plays a critical role and must be integrated into the entire supply chain. In the absence of this visibility, warehouse operators will simply be reacting to day-to-day activities.

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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.

LogiSYM Vietnam 2020: Warehouse Modernization – Meeting the challenges of a post pandemic economy

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

A presentation by Royston Phua, Senior Advisor – Vertical Marketing Strategy – Asia Pacific Supply Chains at Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific. Vietnam 2020 Vietnam2020

3 ways retail warehousing impacts profitability

6 River Systems

With more brick-and-mortar stores shutting their doors than ever before and demand for warehouse space on the rise, retail warehousing creates a profitable opportunity for many companies. of all warehouse space available in the first quarter of 2020, according to Statista.

Warehousing Made Easy: How to Meet Ever-Changing Customer Demands

BlueYonder

Warehouse managers are under a lot of pressure to maximize throughput, minimize cost, optimize labor productivity and meet shipping deadlines, and do so in a way that keeps each and every customer happy, which is a tough task. The Rapidly Changing World of a Warehouse Manager. Consumers are the new boss and are driving rapid change, and warehouse managers need to stay ahead of this if they want to stay profitable and competitive. How JDA WMS Can Make Warehousing Easy.

Overcoming the Warehouse Talent Crisis to Meet Peak Season Demand

Veridian Solutions

To maintain profitability, supply chain leaders need to understand the impact of the warehouse talent crisis, its driving forces, and a few best practices for overcoming the problems. Supply Chain Leaders Underestimate the Impact of the Warehouse Talent Crisis. The warehouse talent crisis is not a small issue. Depending on the level of efficiency and productivity in the warehouse, return rates can soar to above 35%. Meet Peak Season Demand With Plenty of Workers.

Körber User Conference Showcases Ecommerce Warehouses

Logistics Viewpoints

Jackson, and a small team, supported by the system integrator iWMS, implemented a warehouse management system (WMS) at a green field site in under 100 days during the pandemic. During the last sprint, they went into a warehouse still under construction to conduct user acceptance testing.

7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

GlobalTranz

When it comes to warehouse management, constant evaluation and adoption of crucial technologies is critical so as to improve profitability and stay competitive. Today, warehouse managers have a wide array of technologies to choose from as they strive to reduce costs, improve efficiency and streamline operations. They must ensure that goods, materials and products flow effortlessly by optimizing their warehouse operations through the use of warehouse technologies.

What is a Bonded Warehouse? The 2021 Guide

Unleashed

Bonded warehouses are widely used by importers and exporters, as they create efficiencies in both supply chain management and cashflow. It considers how to create a bonded warehouse and the advantages and disadvantages of using one. What is a bonded warehouse?

Warehouse Management Proficiency Through Mobility Technology

GlobalTranz

The role of warehousing in e-commerce is undisputed, and mobility technology is integral to enhance warehouse management proficiency in the modern world. According to Ivanti , mobility technology allows warehouse managers to develop better processes and systems for inventory management and maintain high accountability, visibility, and proficiency in operations. Warehouse managers should take a moment to define mobility technology. Supply Chain Warehouse

The Top 5 Warehousing Best Practices in Supply Chain Management

ThroughPut

Studies show that worldwide, companies spend an estimated $350 billion a year on warehousing, and this number is only estimated to increase with high dependence on traditional warehouse practices. Lean warehousing. Digital warehouse.

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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?

10 Proven Principles for Best Warehouse Design and Operation

Logistics Bureau

In this article, Logistics Bureau’s Mal Walker, who has spent decades exploring all aspects of warehousing, offers some valuable tips on warehouse design and operation. He has delved deeply into it and identified ten principles for optimising warehouse performance.

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.

Need for warehouse in logistics

Vinculum

Warehousing is a crucial piece of your supply chain. With new technologies, urbanization, and also the ever-growing world of online searching, storage has ne’er been a warmer topic — such a lot, so there has even been a shortage of warehouse area and on-demand storage stoning up.

Warehouse Operations

LeanCor

Lean Culture in a Warehouse Operations Setting. Many companies today are realizing that a lean culture is a more effective culture in regards to operations within a firm, such as warehousing, logistics, supply chain, etc. In regards to a lean cultural shift and establishment in a warehouse operations setting, the values of lean must be embraced by all members of the team, especially (at the beginning of the shift) by the upper management and leadership team members.

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The 5 Top Benefits of a Warehouse Management System

GlobalTranz

The days of managing inventory in warehouses with pen and paper have disappeared. In their place, warehouse management systems have risen to make managing inventory easier, and these systems provide tremendous benefits, explains Rick Register of Inbound Logistics. Let’s take a look at the top five benefits of a warehouse management system. A Warehouse Management System Saves Space. When inventory is managed correctly , warehouse space can be saved.

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Real-World Scenario: Best Practices for Warehouse Contracts: Part One

GlobalTranz

When it comes to the logistics industry, whether it's transportation management contracts or warehouse contracts, there are a million moving parts, and as many questions. In the below is a real world example of a consultant coming to a third party logistics company with the goal of choosing a warehouse and 3pl provider. Currently they incur a annual spend of USD 380-420 Million for their warehousing needs, of which ~60% spend is for brand new six warehouses (average space of 1.5

How to Use Software to Reach Peak Warehouse Efficiency

C3 Solutions

All the steps in between that order's receipt and final fulfillment are manageable through these iterations of warehouse management software. Yet, it's amazing how many distribution operations are running without the benefit of even a basic warehouse management system.

Will Warehouses Eventually Go Dark?

Enterra Insights

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.

Insights for Developing, Executing, and Monitoring your Parcel Freight to Meet Demand

CH Robinson Logistics

Customers now expect reliability, speed, and convenience in their small parcel delivery experience and a company’s ability to meet those expectations can even be a source of differentiation.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. Design a floor plan that meets your needs now and also allows for growth. Upgrade your warehouse equipment.

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.

7 innovative warehouse technologies to scale business

6 River Systems

Warehouse automation is reaching the tipping point, accelerated in part due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The shift of commerce from brick and mortar stores to e-commerce platforms has created an unprecedented demand for warehousing. Warehouse Efficiency

Ecommerce Warehouse Safety Guidelines, Tips, and a Comprehensive Checklist

ShipBob

Ecommerce warehousing is more than just storing inventory on shelves. Bureau of Labor Statistics , the transportation and warehousing worker injury rate was 4.4 Unfortunately, warehouse injuries and fatality rates continue to rise. Why warehouse safety is so important.

What is ‘full employment’ doing to warehouse recruitment efforts?

West Coast and California Logistics

When there’s not enough supply of a product to meet demand in the marketplace, consumers of that product are negatively impacted until the product is available again. As the economy continues to thrive, there simply aren’t enough warehouse workers to fill the number of warehousing jobs available. Warehouse operations Labor issues Warehouse