Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth

IQMS

Bottom Line: It’s time to transition the role of warehouses from cost centers to revenue centers that support new digitally enabled supply chains and business models that require greater accuracy, speed, and scale than ever before.

Logistics Startup: FLEXE and Pop-up Warehousing

Techgistics

Source: FLEXE. Today's innovations from startups could be the source of transformation that shapes the future of logistics. FLEXE is a cloud-based peer-to-peer marketplace for sharing excess warehouse capacity; the airbnb for warehouses.

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. University of North Texas. Warehouse Operations

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? In 2016, the company increased its EBIT in the Americas by 40%, with continued growth. Warehouse Efficiency

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

HighJump Launches Warehouse Control System at CSCMP Edge 2018. For Cloud Logistics, this acquisition will help the company expand its solution footprint (which today is mostly over-the-road and intermodal transportation) and grow its geographic presence beyond North America.

Things Have Changed: What Do We Do NOW?

Supply Chain Shaman

The work done by Terra Technology, in my opinion, is one of two accurate sources of benchmark data on forecasting in the industry. The average MAPE for North America was 36% while the European average MAPE was 45%.

Still Managing Exceptions Manually? How a TMS Can Help

Talking Logistics

This visibility has traditionally been very complicated because it must encompass an order from start to finish; it requires the TMS to read and translate all of the different types of data relevant to that order: The different data sources (like ERPs, portals, EDI, etc.);

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Design, Operating and Situational Inventory Trade-Offs

ToolsGroup

North America, Europe, …). They can also be network design choices , such as where to locate a warehouse. And single sourcing may reduce unit cost and inventory, but significantly increase structural risks.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

A modern, multi-modal Tier 1 TMS can now take data from all sources, cleanse it and use it. The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption.

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

Source: Supply Chain Digest. Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America. Source: Lennox.

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. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition.

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Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

At the original Thanksgiving feast, the pickings were much slimmer and all ingredients were sourced locally. 1] She note there are only two known historical sources describing the three-day long feast shared by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag natives at Plymouth Colony in 1621. The first source was Edward Winslow, one of the English leaders who sailed to American on the Mayflower. ” The other source was the governor mentioned by Winslow, a man named William Bradford.

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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 not, what actions are you taking to consolidate formats, sources and tools? How should our warehouses be designed and operated?

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

In terms of industry value, a 2014 Deloitte study highlighted two major areas of influence for 3D printing in automotive applications: as a source of product innovation and as a driver of supply chain transformation. By Ian Kerr, The Postal Podcas t and Cathy Morrow Roberson.

Locus Robotics announces $26M in Series C investment

EFT

The company says that it will use the proceeds to scale production of its multi-bot solution for warehouse fulfillment, as well as for expansion of its sales and marketing efforts, both in North America, and internationally. Enthusiasm for investment has been helped by sales to retail/e-tail, third party logistics (3PL), distribution, and industrial specialty customers across North America in 2018.

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Where to Find Supply Chain Innovation (Source: Adelante SCM). I didn’t do it. I came back from vacation on Monday to find almost 1,000 emails in my inbox.

Rethink your Business Strategy by Rethinking Your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

When I talk to worldwide businesses in Asia, Oceania, North America, or anywhere else, their chief concern is always the same: how do we meet our customers where they are to get them the products and services they want, all while keeping our own business strategy central?

Amazon's Whole Foods Takeover: One Year Later

Elementum

Since 1980 the company has grown from 19 employees in its small Austin location to almost 500 sites across North America and the UK. Under Amazon, Whole Foods is moving from a regional to a national sourcing strategy to save on costs and streamline its supply chain.

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Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

With such widespread advances in digital help both inside and outside the warehouse, the modern supply chain should naturally gravitate toward proactive design. While civil unrest could slow down production or shipments in a foreign country, natural disasters can accomplish just as much shipping disruption in North America.

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

Source Wikipedia. As the bricks and mortar retailer is attacked by eCommerce pure plays—Amazon in North America, Alibaba in China, and Flipcart in India—assortment and excitement in the store become paramount to lure customers. Definition: Brass tacks are a type of pin or nail.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

In particular China and India, with annual economic growth rates many multiples ahead of North America and Europe. Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies.

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Real-Time Monitoring Fuels IoT Growth In Manufacturing

IQMS

This month IQMS interviewed 151 manufacturers in North America to understand the current and plans for analytics and manufacturing intelligence, mobility, quality and real-time monitoring.

Innovating spare parts logistics with 3D printing

EFT

In terms of industry value, a 2014 Deloitte study highlighted two major areas of influence for 3D printing in automotive applications: as a source of product innovation and as a driver of supply chain transformation. 3D printing is revolutionising the way spare parts is managed.

Amazon Prime Now – The Cost of Expediting the Last Mile

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

  Currently, Amazon’s outbound supply chain is comprised of fulfillment centers, sortation centers, and warehouses that specifically serve Prime Now customers.   In recent years, Amazon has been spreading its warehouse facilities more evenly across high density regions of the US.

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26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. Warehouse Efficiency

Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

”[1] Scott Deutsch, President of Ehrhardt + Partner, North America, adds, “Technology is driving changes in consumer behaviors that are undeniable. Distributed Warehousing. ” Sean Halligan, Vice President of North American fulfillment for Nike, told the Supply Chain Quarterly staff, “If you want to innovate quicker, you cannot do that by having faster trucks, you do it by getting pins in the map in the right spots.”

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

New Infinea® X from Infinite Peripherals® Expedites Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain Operations. which include enhancements “in fleet management, transportation sourcing, transportation business intelligence, transportation planning, global trade management and customs management.”

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The sky and what’s beyond, an endless source of creativity and imagination for kids and adults alike. Warehouses promised lots of jobs, but robot workforce slows hiring (Los Angeles Times). Ryder has a network of over 800 service locations in North America today.

Vacancies for US Industrial Space Lowest Since 2000

EFT

Vacancies in the US industrial sector, which includes warehouses, distribution centres and other facilities, dropped by 10 basis points (bps) to 7.2 More warehouses and distributions are being built closer to areas with larger population hubs.

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

Cerasis

The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. 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. “ 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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Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

It’s hard to imagine that Cargill began as a grain storage warehouse in Iowa, USA, in 1865. Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) is clustered around five major regions: North America; Latin America; EMEAR, including Russia; South Asia and East Asia.

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Extreme Global Weather Set to Continue – What’s the Supply Chain Impact (Part 1)?

BluJay Solutions

Long term or short term interruptions can lead to brand erosion or force companies to source products from secondary markets.

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

FLEXE

When they were ready to expand into more fulfillment locations, they didn’t have to spend time sourcing new solutions. The FLEXE Supply team sourced additional warehouse providers in the FLEXE network—all of which were already running on the FLEXE software platform.

What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

Annette Clayton’s vision as a newly minted SVP of Supply Chain (now COO for North America) is coming to fruition. These balanced metrics overlay the functions of source, make and deliver. An example of these conflicts is the interrelation between the sale department desiring to have higher inventory levels to fulfill demands and the warehouse for which lower inventories are desired to reduce holding costs. Daily I see one. You probably also have them in your mail.

Takeaways From Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chain Rankings 2017

Shipsy

Key Trends in Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain Rankings 2017 (Source?—?Gartner) In the last five years there has been a triple-digit growth in the implementation of industrial robots in manufacturing and warehousing especially in North America, Europe and Asia.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). Source: US DOC & Census Bureau). Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 4.9% Source: US DOL) . Source: Conference Board) (The LEI is a composite of 10 economic indicators that together create an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. Source: US Census).

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