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?

Warehouses Maintain Operations even as More Workers Test Positive for Covid-19

Logistics Trends and Insights

If you been on Amazon lately, you’d know that two-day Prime shipping has become nothing more than a memory. These safety measures our obviously needed to slow the spread of Covid-19, but they are putting supply chain’s everywhere to the test, wreaking havoc on more than just fast shipping. Those numbers include an Amazon employee, working at one of Amazon’s Queens, New York shipping facilities, who became the first infection reported in a U.S. By Amy Wunderlin.

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Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Warehouse Management Set to Take Center Stage in Warehouse Automation

Veridian Solutions

The writing is on the wall for traditional, manual-based processes in supply chain management, says Cade Metz of The New York Times. Supply chain leaders need to understand these current limitations, and how artificial intelligence and warehouse management lead to efficiency gains and the top benefits of AI-driven robotics. The Limitations of Robotics in Modern Warehousing Lead to Inefficiencies. Benefits of Using Artificial Intelligence in Warehouse Automation.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

Many retailers and wholesalers are recognizing the need to expand their warehouse networks, so they can locate products closer to customers, compete with Amazon and establish more competitive omni-channel strategies. This strategic shift in the industry requires that companies expand outside of the largest or most obvious markets to establish new facilities in their expanding warehouse network. Demand for dynamic warehouse space is highest in Cleveland. #2

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

<p>Many retailers and wholesalers are recognizing the need to expand their warehouse networks, so they can locate products closer to customers, compete with Amazon and establish more competitive omni-channel strategies. This strategic shift in the industry requires that companies expand outside of the largest or most obvious markets to establish new facilities in their expanding warehouse network.</p>

How to build an automated warehouse system: which new technologies do you need and why?

6 River Systems

Many warehouses are seeking ways to leverage automation for better efficiency, but building an efficient automated warehouse system requires careful selection of the right technologies. Your warehouse systems and software need to be able to share data between them, but those systems are not all the same and may have different data formats. APIs enable applications to collect data from disparate warehouse information systems, supporting integration and eliminating data silos.

Some Tips to Keep Your Warehouse Free from COVID-19

Logistics Bureau

A worker in an Amazon warehouse in Queens, New York, this week tested positive for Coronavirus, prompting the closure of the facility. This is the last thing that you want happening in your warehouse—the disruption and fallout could be devastating. It would mean deep-cleaning the entire warehouse and possibly ordering fellow workers to self-isolate for a period—all of which would come at enormous cost to your supply chain.

Solving the Retail Supply Chain Challenge: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

New technologies, changing buying behaviors, and market saturation have put retail to the test. As supply chain and logistics become increasingly important for eCommerce success, retailers and brands are turning to new B2B solutions to meet demands and thrive. FLEXE Co-founder and CEO, Karl Siebrecht, gave a presentation on how you can “Future-Proof Your Warehousing.” So, back to future-proofing your warehousing. Pretty cool job if you’re looking for a new one.

How does e-commerce affect warehousing?

3PL Insights

In an economy where consumer shopping habits are shifting more towards e-commerce, the state of warehousing is changing. How is the warehouse industry changing to accommodate e-commerce? In the past, distributors would simply build their warehouses where zoning regulations were the most forgiving for their needs. Shifts from shipping pallets to individual items. Use of robotics and new logistics technologies. The post How does e-commerce affect warehousing?

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. One important factor to note is that most carriers are not national, meaning they only ship within a region. New Hampshire.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. One important factor to note is that most carriers are not national, meaning they only ship within a region. New Hampshire.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. One important factor to note is that most carriers are not national, meaning they only ship within a region. New Hampshire.

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

Talking Logistics

enVista Unveils New Direct Store Delivery Solution for the Beverage Industry. Yes, Amazon is taking a page from Uber’s playbook and creating a new delivery network comprised of you and me — i.e., anybody with a car and a desire to earn a few bucks to deliver packages (after undergoing a vetting process, of course). It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Even New York has taken steps to reopen portions of the state that have been less affected by the virus than N YC. . Warehouses in New Jersey and New York are reopening in the next 10-20 days and we expect to see an increase in outbound volume as a result. . Shipping in or out of Alabama should be?back When shipping to or from California, check to ensure that facilities are online and operational. shipping to or from Kentucky,?you

The Ecommerce Effect on Warehouse Operations | Reduce Warehouse Cost With Energy Efficient Technology | The Amazon and Walmart Standard

Lucas

Online Shopping is Changing the Way Warehouses Operate. What does this expectation mean for warehouses that store and distribute goods? Warehouses need to be fast and accurate in every form of operations. Mobile wearing technologies are a recent trend that help with warehouse operations increase their speed. Many companies are beginning to adapt to these new technologies to help the operate and meet needs of their customers. days on average to ship.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Produce shipping is showing signs of strengthening and should begin building activity for the remainder of the month before leveling off in June. Warehouses in New York and New Jersey are reopening in the next 30 days. Rates will likely fluctuate week to week for outbound New Jersey and New York depending on capacity and demand. Outbound freight to New Jersey is almost non-existent. Shipping to and from Florida should be undisrupted.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Warehouses in New Jersey and New York are reopening in the next 30 days. We expect outbound rates from New Jersey and New York to fluctuate in response to these reopenings. . Shipping in or out of Alabama should be close to normal. . However, the new order has a few modifications and allows for retail and other non-essential businesses to begin reopening on May 4. . Shipping to or from Colorado should not be restricted. .

Stack It High and Watch It Fly: Is Vertical Inventory Storage Always the Answer?

6 River Systems

The Shanghai Skyline Warehouses have also adopted this strategy. And this made sense when warehouses were truly pass-through for inventory. Now it’s possible to drop ship directly from the factory floor or fulfill an order directly from a warehouse. This is particularly crucial to warehouse operators. This will be crucial to how warehouses need to approach the velocity of their goods. Warehouse Efficiency Warehouse Management

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

Talking Logistics

Now Cow rests in peace in a New Balance shoe box in our family room. Ocado uses £150m from shareholders for warehouse robots (The Guardian). Shipping with Amazon. Here are some more details from the article: Dubbed “Shipping with Amazon,” or SWA, the new service will entail the tech giant picking up packages from businesses and shipping them to consumers, according to people familiar with the matter. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning.

This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Happy New Year! Big ships leave ports awash with problems (Financial Times – sub. Next week is the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City and you can bet that even the hot dog vendors outside the venue will have “omnichannel” posted on their carts. JDA Software kicked things off this week by announcing key enhancements to its JDA Warehouse Management solution, which “optimizes ease of use, time to deployment and warehouse productivity.”

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

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? Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. PST will ship the same day. Warehouse Efficiency

The Truth About Working at a Fulfillment Centre!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! That can mean low wages and demanding quotas for warehouse workers, as employers scramble to turn a profit. To us, that doesn’t just mean that we strive for error-free work from the pickers and packers on the warehouse floor (we do). Last Week Tonight reported horrific conditions at various fulfillment warehouses. The original reporting on these labor issues came from the New York Times and other outlets.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. 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.

5 Biggest Mistakes Sellers Make When Using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) with Ephraim Ausch

The Logistics of Logistics

Tactical has locations in New Jersey and California, and I’m based in New Jersey. We go from our client’s overseas manufacturing location via air, sea, and land to their warehouse, our warehouse, or to Amazon’s warehouse. [01:36] I grew up in a Monsey, New York, a small town in Rockland County. My first job was working as a customer service representative for a bulk candy company that had an online store and 4 retail locations in New York.

Amazon Takes On the Fashion Supply Chain

Elementum

Amazon is not new to fashion. The company also sponsored the 2015 New York Men's fashion week for the first time. First, Amazon is aware of the challenges with supply chain operations; for more than a decade now, the company was able to handle quick warehousing and delivery for its brands with its well-developed delivery network and regional fulfillment centers that has allowed the company to cut shipping costs.

Agriculture in the City

Enterra Insights

Readers old enough to remember the 1960s, might recall the television show “Green Acres” starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a country farm. ”[4] They go to note, “Growing food in cities is not a new concept.” Growing crops indoors is not a new concept; however, new technologies are being brought to bear to make indoor, urban agriculture more efficient and affordable.

This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

across from the Empire State Building in Midtown [and on the same busy street as Macy’s flagship store], would function as a mini warehouse, with limited inventory for same-day delivery within New York, product returns and exchanges, and pickups of online orders. If it is successful, however, the New York location could presage a rollout to other U.S.

The need to know

EFT

on Tuesday unveiled the perks of its new membership program, Walmart Plus, which will grant subscribers unlimited free delivery, fuel discounts and no checkout lines. Alibaba Group opens China factory as part of new manufacturing initiative. New York Times].

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative new 5-year agreement late on Friday, so the West Coast ports resumed full operations this past weekend. It said that if it takes two months for the ports to become fully operational, the window for shipping this season’s crop will have closed.

The Blurring Line Between Retail and Logistics

Elementum

We explore what’s behind this new trend, and what it means for supply chain. Many of the new technologies being introduced into supply chain are particularly relevant to logistics. Amazon now uses drones for shipping. Artificial intelligence, the Internet of things (IoT), and blockchain technology are being explored as new solutions for automating processes, easing decision-making, and tracking entire transactions. For now, Parcel only covers the New York area.

Types of Risks Impacting Supply Chains in 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

It’s been reported, for example, that the destruction of medical device manufacturing capacity in Puerto Rico wrought by the hurricane has led to a national shortage of medical IVs, which has forced some hospitals to use alternative products and find new suppliers. He points to the late summer Gap warehouse fire in Fishkill, New York, which destroyed 30% of Gap’s total warehouse space and disrupted more than 10% of Gap’s orders.

This Week in Logistics News (June 22-26, 2015)

Talking Logistics

JDA Announces New Workforce Management Capabilities to Empower Retail Managers to Make Faster, Smarter Decisions. According to Reuters , “Wal-Mart Stores will begin charging fees to almost all vendors for stocking their items in new stores and for warehousing inventory, raising pressure on suppliers as the world’s largest retailer battles higher costs from wage hikes.” On the technology front, JDA Software announced new capabilities in its JDA® Store Operations solution.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. Consumers can then purchase at any time online by entering a prescription, and Warby Parker will send a new pair of glasses within 10-12 business days. Warby Parker maintains a warehouse in New York, through which it fulfills orders and operates its HTO program.

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Rapidly Rising Minimum Wages Will Significantly Increase Your Warehouse and 3PL Costs: Effective Strategies to Combat Their Impact on Your Bottom Line

Cerasis

Under Los Angeles’ new requirements, the minimum wage will increase to $10.50 Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland and Chicago have already moved to raise their wages and there are proposals for minimum wage increases across the country including in New York City, Washington, D.C. If you operate a warehouse in Southern California -- or any of the other impacted areas -- wages, overtime and related payroll taxes will increase significantly.

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Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

I grew up in New York and graduated from the New York Institute of Technology. Then, after a short spell in New Orleans, I moved to Houston to work with supply chain in oil and gas. Then, we buy and ship it to get oil out of the ground. The company searched for smart people who understand what the next new technology will be. One of the bidders had a very unorganized warehouse. [00:38] Please introduce yourself and your company.