23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson.

Understanding How Parcel Cost Control Reduces Total Transportation Costs

Cerasis

Understand Accessorial Charges Contribute to 20 Percent of Total Transportation Costs Parcel cost control must underscore the importance of controlling accessorial charges, including fuel surcharges and surcharges not otherwise specified, like Saturday delivery, next-day delivery, and hazardous material handling. Knocking accessorial charges out of the equation lowers total transportation costs. Small Package Transportation

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5 Trending Transportation Updates: July 2017

PLS Logistics

SF Holding, a Chinese delivery company, has obtained a license from the country’s military to use drones to deliver commercial packages. Amazon Beings Research for Box-Packing Warehouse Robots. Will this be the last of their human employees in the warehouse?

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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. As if this wasn’t enough, transportation costs are rising and forcing companies to constantly adjust and optimize. Warehouse Operations

How Car Technology Innovations Will Transform Logistics

Cerasis

At least 18 companies globally are racing to get ahead in the driverless car market, which promises to radically transform transportation. For years, warehousing operations have been using autonomous vehicles to move items along predetermined routes.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

What is a warehouse? And what is a warehouse management system? In North America, average truckload rate per mile charged to customers increased about two percent while truckload transportation costs increased about four percent, excluding the estimated impacts of the change in fuel.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Before the 1950s, logistics was perceived in purely military terms. This involved procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military facilities, services, materials, and personnel. Mounting transportation costs. Warehouse and order management.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Before the 1950s, logistics was perceived in purely military terms. This involved procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military facilities, services, materials, and personnel. Mounting transportation costs. Warehouse and order management.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Before the 1950s, logistics was perceived in purely military terms. This involved procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military facilities, services, materials, and personnel. Mounting transportation costs. Warehouse and order management.

Dedication to Career, Life and Family

Supply Chain Nation

Rebecca’s strong dedication to her job and helping customers comes directly from her military background. Being in the military also formed Rebecca’s passion for exercising and running. SCN: What branch of the military did you serve?

Dedication to Career, Life and Family

Supply Chain Nation

Rebecca’s strong dedication to her job and helping customers comes directly from her military background. Being in the military also formed Rebecca’s passion for exercising and running. SCN: What branch of the military did you serve?

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017 : exoskeletons, autonomous forklifts, flying warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. Warehouse Automation.

Drones in Distribution: Thinking Inside the Box

Logistics Bureau

There are a few hurdles to be overcome before drones in distribution become a widespread commercial reality, not least of them being the safety aspect and risk of conflict with general aviation users—in other words, pilots of private, military and commercial aircraft.

Delivery Drones are Taking Off! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Initially drones were primarily associated with the military and aviation sectors, however, they are now being increasingly used for various activities within the leisure, non-profit and commercial spheres. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

How to Future-proof the Internet of Things | A Guide for Manufacturing Plants

Cerasis

Ah yes, the Internet of Things (IoT), welcomed to the manufacturing family like a returning military hero – well, mostly. Internet of Things Warehouse internet of things

This Week in Logistics News (November 7-11, 2016)

Talking Logistics

In the case of supply chain, the focus is on trade agreements and transportation infrastructure investments. military, the men and women who have risked and sacrificed so much to protect our homeland and democracy, as we continue to work toward creating a more perfect union.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Operations Research began when scientists demonstrated the value of analytics in the study of military logistics problems in the 1940s as a result of the complex requirements of World War II. History of Supply Chain Management.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Operations Research began when scientists demonstrated the value of analytics in the study of military logistics problems in the 1940s as a result of the complex requirements of World War II. Check out Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet? .

It’s All About the Logistics

Enterra Insights

Sun Tzu, the famous Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher who lived in the 6th century BC, wrote, “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.” ” He continues: “This would include the number of site locations, transportation and alternative modes, warehouse design, route optimization, and business processes. He explains, “The use of 5G and IoT will speed up transportation of goods by rail, road and motorway.”

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

NC State SCRC

Co-location of supply chains will reduce disruptions, complications with transportations, government regulations, etc.

A Lockout Looms for the ILWU: Why it Might Happen, and What it Means for the Nation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Both the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been extremely vocal on their positions, yet no deal is in sight. Global Trade Resources Global Transportation

How a Profession Went From Zero to Hero

Supply Chain @ MIT

In the early days the function was known as transportation or warehousing (these are still important activities today but are components of SCM). Educators such as the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics are playing their part to build a better talent pipeline.

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Then to Now: 90 Years of Logistics History

3PL Insights

The Beginning: The history of logistics actually begins in ancient Greece and was used to transport military goods during wars. The company started off as Central Detroit Warehouse Company (CDW) and opened its first warehouse in the heart of downtown Detroit.

7 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Bureau

It’s been less than a decade since big-budget, rugged mobile devices began to penetrate the warehouse and transport operations of large enterprises. Yes… It’s that time of year again.

Logistics of Hurricane Harvey's Humanitarian Aid

Elementum

Meanwhile, on August 29th, Joint Base Charleston also provided aid and its two C-17 Globemaster III military aircrafts, carrying 30.6 Hurricane Harvey has been wreaking havoc in the state of Texas since Friday, August 25th, crippling most of the state, and specifically devastating Houston.

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

Anyone who has served in the armed forces knows the military loves its acronyms. For years the military has used the acronym VUCA to describe what, in wartime, is often referred to as the fog of war.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market

Cerasis

The financial and economic outlook of each mode of transportation. Logistics is, by definition, a functional system which consists in combining and coordinating the operations of different modes of transport as a fundamental pre-requisite for ensuring efficient service. The United States military ensured that the services and supplies were provided at the right time and at the right place.

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Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

North Korea : The more missiles North Korea launches and tests, the greater the risk for military conflict — or worse. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response? Past performance is not indicative of future results.

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

ATA has an ongoing program to recruit military veterans with heavy-duty driving experience. Warehousing is one link in the supply chain that needs to take a more active role in embracing technological innovation, according to the researchers.

Tracking the Response to Typhoon Haiyan

Supply Chain @ MIT

customs, local transporters, infrastructure status), and common services (e.g. transportation, warehousing) to fill identified gaps in logistics capacity. Today’s post was written by Dr. Jarrod Goentzel, Director of the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab.

Why So Disruptive?

Tailwind

I think we got the hold overs from the schoolboard warehouse from the 1920s or something like that. It wasn’t even a British reform school, or some US military school! appeared first on Tailwind Transportation Software. I was a good kid. I went to church.

This Week in Logistics News (May 16-20, 2016)

Talking Logistics

You get on the M25 and before long you have a front seat view of the biggest transportation challenge facing companies in England and many other countries around the world: traffic congestion. Warehouse Rental Prices (WSJ-sub.