The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

FLEXE

On-demand warehousing—a marketplace platform that connects retailers in need of warehouse space with warehouse operators that have it—enables retailers to scale their distribution networks as demand, well, demands. Roger also knows the right answer is not to invest in more fixed assets or warehousing space, as it’ll leave him with too much capacity after the first of the year. Here are three common logistics problems you can easily solve with on-demand warehousing.

$1.9 Trillion warehouse market growing strongly driven by emerging markets

EFT

The global market for warehousing is currently growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6 – 8%, according to Beroe Inc, a procurement intelligence firm. The increasing service levels such as e-commerce and same-day delivery are influencing retailers to invest further in the warehouse industry. The growth of retail and FMCG goods has been the main driver for the industrial warehouse industry.

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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. 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.

There Are Not Enough Women Supply Chain Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods! Logistics Managers, Manufacturing Directors and other Supply Chain leaders often rose from the shop floor, from front-line warehousing and transportation positions.

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? Belk experienced substantial growth in its e-commerce business in 2011 and 2012, leading to the expansion of its original North Carolina fulfillment center plus the opening of an additional 515,000 square foot fulfillment center in South Carolina. In 2016, the company increased its EBIT in the Americas by 40%, with continued growth.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition. Eliminate Before You Automate : Automation is critical to large, efficient warehouse operations.

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Trends and Predictions 2020: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Supply chains will be able to procure, source, manufacture and handle logistics across a broad array of players including small to medium businesses. ” David Barton, ToolsGroup General Manager for North America, predicts, “Algorithmic supply chain planning will go mainstream.”[3] Greeting the new year is like walking into a dimly lit room from the bright sunlight. We need time to adjust to our new surroundings even if those surroundings are familiar.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. This week it was Penske Logistics announcing that it is acquiring Transfreight North America from Mitsui & Co., Unfortunately, many software vendors and users still have a short-sighted perspective of cloud, viewing it simply as a procurement option, no different than deciding between buying a car or leasing it.

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26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

You also have to consider storage costs, warehouse maintenance costs, ordering new items, packaging, vendor costs — all these require spending money. If the right technology is infused with your warehouse and inventory management processes, it can greatly streamline your entire operations and grant value to your organization. It will also track your goods right from the moment an order is received, its journey through the supply chain until it leaves the warehouse for shipping.

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

Cerasis

The need to transport parts also drives inventory up, creates a need for space to store those parts, and uses energy for more forklift time and warehouse heating. According to Brian Daniels, the powertrain products manager for Daimler Trucks of North America, drivers are directly responsible for 30 percent of the factors that affect fuel economy. “ The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize ”: Shigeo Shingo. Lean is a new way of doing business.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Derek Panchyshyn!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Again this involved EMC but under my leadership (and working with a great team) we transitioned all of their business with Celestica at the time from North America and Europe to Asia; costs got better, availability got better, and quality got better. There was no such thing as supply chain in my consciousness early in my career – I was only vaguely aware of functions such as planning, production control, procurement, shipping and receiving. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Lull Case Study: Order Fulfillment that Doesn’t Keep You Up at Night

FLEXE

The FLEXE Supply team sourced additional warehouse providers in the FLEXE network—all of which were already running on the FLEXE software platform. With a flexible warehousing and order fulfillment solution, Lull has been able to reinvest in their business and growth strategy.

Kewill Announces Acquisition of LeanLogistics

BluJay Solutions

And when you combine our two carrier networks, we will have by far the largest in North America.”, The Kewill MOVE® platform helps companies collaborate, reduce costs, manage volatility and automate processes across the entire supply chain – from transportation and warehousing to compliance and visibility. Leading logistics solutions provider strengthens offering with global SaaS transportation platform.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

The impact on supply chains is particularly apparent in the following two broad areas— shipping and procurement of products/components/raw materials. Some ports in China are clogged with arriving containers of iron ore, while warehouses are choked with goods that cannot be exported due to lack of trucks. COVID-19 Impact on Procurement. General Motors is airlifting supplies to its North American truck production.

Retreads are Good For Truckers…and Good for the Environment!

NC State SCRC

In North America, the trucking industry saves more than three billion dollars annually by using retreaded tires. IbisWorld’s Procurement Report on Commercial Tires supports retreading as a major method to reduce total cost of ownership, noting that: The retreading process consists of repairing all existing damage, resurfacing the tire and applying a new layer of tread to the casing. 1] Buchanan, Ian, IbisWorld Procurement Report, “Commercial Truck Tires”, December 2016, pp.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Derek Panchyshyn, SVP at ATX Networks!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Again this involved EMC but under my leadership (and working with a great team) we transitioned all of their business with Celestica at the time from North America and Europe to Asia; costs got better, availability got better, and quality got better. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Is your ERP Driving you nuts?

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. And as we operate in the procurement technology space, its often business users within finance, procurement and operations who are trying to drive innovation, process efficiencies and savings within their business. A $10bn global packaging supplies business operates across North America, EMEA and Asia Pac. A mid sized procurement outsourcing business operates a single module of a leading ERP.

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

Talking Logistics

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. Last year at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference, I led a discussion session titled “At the Intersection of Social and Business Networks” with about fifty senior executives in supply chain and procurement. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week? If so, let’s connect.

Is Robotic Process Automation the Optimal Route to the Supply Chain Dream?

EFT

Analysing and securing data faster and more accurately, AI-enabled automation delivers cost-savings, improved productivity and compliance quickly, and streamlines the flow of goods from warehouse to customer. .

Successful TMS Implementations Begin 6 Months Before Project Kick-off

Talking Logistics

Please involve procurement/purchasing, materials management, the planning and forecasting group, warehouse operations, facilities, finance / accounting, IT, customer service / sales, and anyone else that will touch this implementation.

Kewill completes the integration of LeanLogistics ahead of schedule

BluJay Solutions

Kewill has one of the largest carrier networks in the world which has increased to over 20,000 carriers across North America and Europe offering shippers unsurpassed shipment execution capabilities. Kewill TMS customers have access to procurement processes for increased visibility into freight costs resulting in savings on shipping. Company sees record revenue growth of 30% in the first half of the year.

Kewill Completes the Integration of LeanLogistics Ahead of Schedule

BluJay Solutions

Kewill has one of the largest carrier networks in the world which has increased to over 20,000 carriers across North America and Europe offering shippers unsurpassed shipment execution capabilities. Kewill TMS customers have access to procurement processes for increased visibility into freight costs resulting in savings on shipping. Company Sees Record Revenue Growth of 30% in the First Half of the Year. Manchester, UK and Holland, Mich.

Kewill completes the integration of LeanLogistics ahead of schedule

BluJay Solutions

Kewill has one of the largest carrier networks in the world which has increased to over 20,000 carriers across North America and Europe offering shippers unsurpassed shipment execution capabilities. Kewill TMS customers have access to procurement processes for increased visibility into freight costs resulting in savings on shipping. Company sees record revenue growth of 30% in the first half of the year.

Unilever Gains Visibility & Control Over the Most Unpredictable Spend Category

Jaggaer

Unilever’s relationship with JAGGAER goes all the way back to 1998 with what was then Unilever’s Transportation Business Center (TBC) in North America.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

In 2014, Deere & Company was listed 80th in the Fortune 500 America’s ranking and was 307th in the 2013 Fortune Global 500 ranking. The company was replenishing dealers’ inventory weekly, using direct shipment and cross-docking operations from source warehouses located near Deere & Company’s manufacturing facilities. The North Bend facility is always full of lifting equipment. Procurement analysis.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

This is the one metric within a manufacturer that supply chain/logistics organization, manufacturing and procurement organizations are aligned to. At some point, a company like Kraft used to own biscuits, cheese, pizza, confectionery, beverage, meats… with products delivered to customer directly to stores (DSD), through the customer warehouses or via wholesalers across more than 100 countries. My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago.

New online insight hub revealed to increase intelligence resources for supply chain decision makers

EFT

In turn, we also hope to act as a catalyst for supply chain businesses and professionals looking to make the leap into sharing insights of their own; whether they can share new technology use cases, perspectives on trends, valuable data sets or industry initiatives from; sourcing and procurement practices to last mile delivery, – you can see that it’s a really wide reaching and exciting project to launch!

Claritum and ADS Solutions® Announce Strategic Partnership

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Wholesale Distributors Get More Control Over Procurement. Through Claritum’s partnership with ADS Solutions, Claritum users will be able to leverage Accolent ERP’s full range of ERP features including advanced inventory control, sales, CRM, customer service, warehouse management, fulfillment, automated invoicing and accounting, as well as to tap Accolent ERP’s powerful, fully-integrated e-commerce platform.

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

Retailers have started popping-up fulfillment centers across North America. With scalable, on-demand capacity, it’s easier to procure space when volumes peak and there’s a strain on your infrastructure. Short-term” warehousing traditionally meant signing a one-year lease and committing to a service contract. For example, in Q4 when the holidays hit, companies like Walmart and Urban Outfitters hit about 80% of their warehouse capacity.

Typical Challenges in a Repair & Return Process - Part 1

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Very recently I was a member of a project team implementing an Asset/Inventory Management system for a well-known pipeline maintenance company in North America. During these interactions I came across many process related issues like enabling material visibility across the organization, acknowledging service receipts, tracking material movement across warehouses, material reservation by work management teams etc. Sure, we can" retorted all three warehouse managers.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

North American Market. General Motors suspended its manufacturing operations in North America, but the plan did not include its factories in Mexico, which will continue operating normally until further notice. One issue that is becoming more of a pinch-point is warehouse capacity. Ports America based their decision on operations hours due to significant drop in vessel and container traffic from COVID19 impact. Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020.