Top Warehouses in North America 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. When mapping a supply chain, I would always put a big red circle around the warehouse. Back then, a warehouse was always suspected of being a big waste of money. In lean consulting, you would often find excess inventory, rework, over processing and other wasteful practices inside a warehouse. Exel (DHL Supply Chain).

Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

QAD

As the trucking industry experiences rising industry change, just-in-time-sequence (JITS) supply chains are starting to feel the effects. JITS is the acronym for “just-in-time-sequence,” a common supply chain practice in the automotive industry that eliminates or significantly reduces the need to maintain parts inventory at the assembly plant. Cost savings in warehousing and floor space along with associated reduction in personnel required.

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North America’s Top Distribution Hubs

Supply Chain Link

Each distribution hub in North America is unique in more than their location, but also the logistics opportunities that lie in each area. Distribution Supply Chain 3pl Global Urban Hubs WarehousingAs speed and demand to market continue to play a role in distribution decisions, many shippers are evaluating which distribution locations would be ideal.

A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. The goal is to drive organic growth in North American and global expansion by combining Kraft’s brands with Heinz’s international platform. The movement to health and wellness with fresher foods creates a more complex, and costly supply chain. Neither Heinz or Kraft are supply chain leaders.

Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many risks and uncertainties in supply chain networks. Current Technologies in Use for Supply Chain Network Design . Prolonged shutdowns have both financial and operational implications, which are often very difficult to assess due to the complexity and far-reaching nature of supply chains. What if a warehouse is forced to close , which supplier is most optimal and which customers should be serviced from whe re?

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

Talking Logistics

While I think this through, here are the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. P&G Remaking Supply Chain Network (WSJ – sub. Ocado uses £150m from shareholders for warehouse robots (The Guardian). CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. P&G Redesigning Supply Chain Network.

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

An optimistic estimate of 95% of automotive assembly plants in Europe and North America remain close. The factories are closed in these regions and elsewhere around the world because of a combination of restrictions aimed at containing the virus, drops in vehicle demand, and issues with component supply. From a supply chain perspective, obtaining parts and other components will be tricky particularly from suppliers further down the supply chain.

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019

Cerasis

The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics. Supply chain and logistics automation allow companies to refocus their efforts on tasks requiring human hands, and redundant tasks can be automated through robotics , as well as technologies designed to assist human workers. Shippers need to understand the top supply chain and logistics automation trends to watch for in 2019.

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There Are Not Enough Women Supply Chain Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Women Supply Chain Leaders article and permission to publish here provided by Sam White at argentus.com. Women have made tremendous strides in the Supply Chain Management profession. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. 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.

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

ToolsGroup

Source: Supply Chain Digest. What does it take to create an award-winning supply chain? 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. Award-winning supply chains don’t come from incremental thinking. Transformative Supply Chain Planning.

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

As warehouses embrace technology to optimize the supply chain and reduce fulfillment costs , many companies are considering making the move to an automated warehouse. That said, there are many factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse. To help you prepare for the transition, we reached out to a panel of warehouse pros and asked them to answer this question: “What’s the #1 factor to consider when moving to an automated warehouse?”

On-demand Warehousing Quarterly Pricing and Usage Report

FLEXE

On-demand warehousing entered the supply chain and logistics market in 2014 and has been growing ever since. Just as Airbnb turns unused guest rooms into a commodity, on-demand warehousing turns “dead space” into a valuable commercial asset. In order to help our warehouse partners make informed decisions about their warehouse strategies, FLEXE put together a quarterly report that reviews pricing, usage and volume trends in on-demand warehousing.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

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.

29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

Warehouse robots are just one form of warehouse automation , but they’re making a big impact. From greater flexibility and scalability to productivity gains, a faster ROI compared to other automation solutions and better resource management, warehouse robots are changing the face of warehousing. Read on to find out what our panel had to say about the impact of warehouse robots on industry employment. Warehouse robots are the future, plain and simple.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

One area in which there is no shortage predictions is the supply chain. Simon Ellis, Vice President of IDC Manufacturing Insights, observes, “The supply chain continues to undergo almost unparalleled levels of change. The supply chain has increasingly become a critical function for companies to realize their business aspirations and is a competitive weapon in the modern, digital economy.”[1]. Supply chain trends.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. 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.

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5 Ways On-demand Technology will Make your Next Public Warehousing Experience Easier

FLEXE

Pubic warehousing —a long-time solution for short-term warehousing needs—is evolving. The process of finding, evaluating and choosing the right public warehouse is now online and on-demand. New technology is connecting public warehouses across North America and bringing them together in an online marketplace , where businesses can find space faster and easier. Antiquated search (finding a warehouse partner can take weeks or months of phone calls).

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

FLEXE

Today’s supply chain has to be flexible. If you’re relying on a static supply chain, then how will you solve for the unexpected? Between inventory fluctuation and seasonality, making it all fit when it needs to, and general supply chain disruptions, there’s a lot to plan throughout the year. On top of managing the supply chain infrastructure day to day, he’s also acutely aware that his busiest holiday season is right around the corner.

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

Talking Logistics

Every supply chain has a central purpose, regardless of size or industry: getting materials from their point of origin to the place they’re needed as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Designing a supply chain to accomplish that task isn’t as straightforward as it seems, especially when technology is involved. A smart company pays attention to the way their supply chain operates, and that means working with a proactive design over a reactive one.

Quarterly Report for On-Demand Warehousing Pricing and Usage: 2016 Summary

FLEXE

We wanted to know how pricing and usage of on-demand warehousing trended in 2016. For years, the supply chain has been the same: weighed down by outdated processes and technologies. In supply chain, traditional methods for managing inventory fluctuations with short-term solutions hasn’t been simple. Today, there are new, innovative applications that provide visibility and control throughout every stage of the supply chain.

Supply Chain Transformation: Not Just Digital, But Physical Too

Talking Logistics

Over the past couple of years, we have published many blog posts and produced several video episodes on supply chain digital transformation (see our archives ). What’s becoming clear, however, is that digital supply chain transformation is not enough; companies also have to transform their physical supply chain networks to adequately meet the more demanding challenges and opportunities before them.

On-demand warehousing company FLEXE secures $43 Million in Series B funding

EFT

Since launching in 2013, FLEXE claims to have created the largest open network of warehouses connected through a single technology platform, reaching more than 1,000 warehouses across North America. We are excited to announce our investment in FLEXE, the pioneer of on-demand warehousing, as the company continues to transform the $1.5

On-Demand Warehousing Quarterly Pricing and Usage Report

FLEXE

<p>On-demand warehousing entered the supply chain and logistics market in 2014. Every year, more data is available to help us better understand how on-demand warehousing is playing a role in the modern supply chain.</p> </p> <blockquote><h3>This report is the second in a quarterly series that highlights trends and insights in on-demand warehousing.</h3></blockquote>

Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

New business models are constantly challenging more traditional ones and supply chains need to adapt to these changing conditions. In particular, the supply chain is ripe for innovation. ”[1] Scott Deutsch, President of Ehrhardt + Partner, North America, adds, “Technology is driving changes in consumer behaviors that are undeniable. The future of the supply chain. Supply chain transformation is not a new phenomenon.

Rethink your Business Strategy by Rethinking Your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Logistics

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? But one of the most common mistakes I see many companies make is positioning international supply chains merely as tactical support for larger strategies.

$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.

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019

Transplace

and the CVSA’s current roadcheck inspections across North America. For three days in June, enforcement officials will be conducting International Roadcheck at more than 1,500 roadside locations across North America. Warehousing Market Cooling Down : The white-hot market for U.S. warehouse space will cool down over the next three years. What upcoming regulations may have an impact on your supply chain operations?

The Last Fast Mile

EFT

Moyer: Everyone is in a race to find the right solution not just for the ecommerce rage, but also to meet other global supply chain challenges. Moyer: Global supply chain companies need to find ways to build cost effective solutions that gives them a competitive edge. And, above all, you need to innovative, informed and adjust to the ever-changing supply chain. Image: Column 3PL/Logistics Features & Opinion North America

The Post-COVID Supply Chain Frontier

3PL Insights

Post-COVID Supply Chain Trends. You may be surprised to discover how much manual processing still exists in supply chain today. Looking forward, here are a few supply chain trends that will likely emerge from recent events. According to a Thomas survey of 878 North American manufacturers, 64% reported they were likely to bring production and sourcing back to North America. This goes far beyond the supply chain industry.

The Future of Commercial Real Estate 2020

3PL Insights

As these markets continue to grow the future of industrial real estate will have a huge impact on supply chain expansion. This creates a demand for more warehouses under 120,000 sq. These small to midsized warehouses have experienced a 30% increase in rent over past five years which is double the average of larger facilities. Supply Will Outpace Demand. Evans Distribution Systems can help you with your future warehousing and fulfillment needs.

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

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. ” Meet Our Panel of Supply Chain Professionals: Trey Howard Emmanuel Frost Michael D. “We see first hand how supply chains fail due to…” Poor business continuity practices.

The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

India is on the cusp of a supply chain transformation that may end up being nothing short of a major game changer. This usually leads to a lively discussion as to why companies in India have surprising supply chain configurations. A system of poor supply chain incentives. We spoke to Raj Reddy, supply chain VP at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. This is the start of what will likely be a profound transformation of supply chain in India.

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Lessons from Startups and Fortune 500s Using Short-term Warehousing to Get Ahead

FLEXE

Supply chain managers for Ace Hardware, Iron Mountain and a bed-in-a-box startup came together at the recent Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) annual conference and shared their personal stories about how they are using short-term (on-demand) warehousing to solve overflow problems, generate new revenues and gain ground in the battle for fast, low-cost distribution. Add flexibility to your supply chain.