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. The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings.

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 Warehousing

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.

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

Talking Logistics

Ocado uses £150m from shareholders for warehouse robots (The Guardian). CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born.

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.

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. Antiquated search (finding a warehouse partner can take weeks or months of phone calls).

Logistics of Love: Journey of the Rose

PLS Logistics

Logistics Transportation Blog Trucking Third Party Logistics North America export customs import flowers warehousing Roses Valentines Day Valentine Love perishableWhen you picture Valentine’s Day in your mind, what do you see? Chocolates, hearts, giant stuffed teddy bears, and "lovey-dovey" cards. But isn’t there something that is even more common on that day? Yes, flowers! But not just any flower, roses, vibrant red roses.

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. Instead, it turned to on-demand warehousing.

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. On-demand warehousing is no different. FLEXE has been providing easy-to-use, short-term warehousing solutions since 2013. The Demand for New Warehousing Solutions Increases.

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace

Freightera

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. The post Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace appeared first on Freightera Blog.

Logistics Startup: FLEXE and Pop-up Warehousing

Techgistics

This is the first in a series of posts on start-ups in the Logistics industry and we’ll start with a “shared economy” player, Flexe, a marketplace for excess warehousing space. FLEXE is a cloud-based peer-to-peer marketplace for sharing excess warehouse capacity; the airbnb for warehouses.

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>

The Last Fast Mile

EFT

You can get closer to your customers by having warehousing capabilities without having to rent or build facilities. Image: Column 3PL/Logistics Features & Opinion North America

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

FLEXE

The panelists discuss supply chain challenges that plague retailers, e-commerce businesses, startups and warehouse operators across the country. New ideas like pop-up warehousing are explained and cloud-based solutions to age-old problems are introduced.

5 Ways Your Next Public Warehousing Experience Could Be Easier with On-Demand Technology

FLEXE

<p><a href="/glossary" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Public warehousing</a>—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.</p>

Today’s Tightened Transportation Market

NFI

Capacity is tight across most areas of the supply chain, presenting challenges in the truckload, drayage, less-than-truckload(LTL), intermodal rail, and warehousing markets.

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

FLEXE

<p>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.</p>

Factors Affecting the State of Capacity

Supply Chain Link

Total spend of shipments as well as the volume of shipments declined for all of North America in October. Brokerage Distribution Supply Chain Transportation Dedicated Fleets supp Warehousing

Wages rising strongly among US warehouse workers

EFT

As much of the logistics and supply chain struggles with very low unemployment, wages are now rising quickly across the entire sector, with warehouse workers seeing consistent raises, particularly in 2017 and 2018.

How currency changes are affecting logistics providers

The Network Effect

This creates an increase in North American imports and weaker export activity. European companies gain in selling products into North America. Intermodal rail will continue to grow in North America and put pressure on an already crowded rail system. epSos.de/Flickr.

Berlin Packaging opens 231,000 sq ft warehouse in Ontario, California

EFT

Strategically located near the busiest seaport in the United States, the adjoining ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and with easy access to highways I-10 and I-15, the 231,000-square-foot Ontario mega-warehouse strengthens Berlin Packaging's operations in Southern California. The warehouse has 23 dock doors, a fully secured yard with two separate entryways, and a training facility.

3 Ways to Achieve Business Agility In Your Supply Chain: Test, Learn, and Adapt with On-Demand Fulfillment

FLEXE

On-demand warehousing and fulfillment is another approach to building out your network. With an on-demand solution, you can access hundreds of warehouse and fulfillment providers across North America and pay only for the space and services you use.

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

Talking Logistics

July 2015 North American Freight Numbers. SendSuite Tracking Online, which is designed for small and medium businesses, is available in 12 countries across North America, Europe and Asia.”

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.

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

Cerasis

Robotics in the Warehouse and Loading Docks Will Streamline Order Fulfillment and Reduce Delays The use of robots in the warehouse and unloading docks will help a company streamline order fulfillment as well.

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Things Have Changed: What Do We Do NOW?

Supply Chain Shaman

The average MAPE for North America was 36% while the European average MAPE was 45%. The average bias of European forecasts versus North America had 2% more bias.

This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Robot Punctures Can Of Bear Repellent At Amazon Warehouse, Sickening Workers (NPR). Brexit Stockpiling Frenzy Leaves Firms With Few Warehouses (WSJ – sub. Which candy is mentioned the most in songs? The answer is M&Ms. But which candy came in second?

You Can’t Sell on Amazon if your Products Are Out of Stock

FLEXE

We have more than 900 warehouses in the FLEXE network. With FLEXE, you can: Get fast access to warehouses across North America. Amazon is driven by the goal of being the most customer-centric organization on the planet.

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Swisslog acquires warehouse automation provider FORTE Industries in the United States. February 2015 North American Freight Numbers. AWS revenues grew 49 percent in Q1 2015 compared to Q1 2014, while the rest of its North America business grew 22 percent.

You Can’t Sell on Amazon if Your Products Are Out of Stock

FLEXE

We have more than 900 warehouses in the FLEXE network. With FLEXE, you can: Get fast access to warehouses across North America. Amazon is driven by the goal of being the most customer-centric organization on the planet.

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

After China, other regions that have growth potential, according to 3PL and supply chain executives, are North America, Asia (not including China and India) and Western Europe, in that order. Other emerging markets include South America (not including Mexico), India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Mexico. Even North America and Europe, which are well-established markets, have plenty of room for growth.

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.

The Top 7 Most Popular 3PL Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

When commoditized warehousing and transportation functions dictated contractual arrangements, the idea of partnership was buried in the fine print.

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Two FedEx Acquisitions Point to Changing Needs and Market Dynamics for Third Party Logistics Services

Supply Chain Matters

The first and most prominent announcement was the acquisition of GENCO, a specialty 3PL that operates more than 130 warehouse and distribution facilities. GENCO is a premier North America 3PL based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with revenues of $1.6B.

More on FedEx Acquisition of GENCO and Bongo International

Supply Chain Matters

In mid- December of 2014, Supply Chain Matters called attention to the FedEx announced acquisition of GENCO, billed as one of the largest 3PL’s in North America operating more than 130 warehouse and distribution facilities. This is additional supplement to our previous Supply Chain Matters commentary highlighting FedEx’s latest fiscal third quarter earnings.