3 Key Steps to Improving Packaging Efficiency

CHAINalytics

An organization’s packaging operation provides an excellent starting point for driving warehouse efficiencies and should be considered as a major contributor to your supply chain performance.

6 Best Practices for eCommerce Warehousing

Cerasis

Meanwhile, the number of warehouses has not yet grown enough to accommodate the surge in order fulfillment and processing. Fortunately, shippers and warehouse managers who follow these best practices can improve production to meet the surging demand.

The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 7 main types of warehouse services offerings. While each warehouse company has it’s own unique specialties, these are the predominant warehouse service offerings. Everyone knows what a warehouse is, but I decided to publish Wikipedia’s definition because it was really good. Warehouse Definition. A warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods. The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings. Warehouse Service Offering 1 – Pick and Pack.

Crunched for Warehouse Space? Think Packaging!

CHAINalytics

By Eric Carlson | Senior Packaging Consultant, Packaging Optimization | Chainalytics The recent onslaught of e-commerce demand in the U.S. means warehouse space is at a premium, according to Chainalytics’ service provider partner, CBRE. Think Packaging!

Is the Package Under your Tree?

Supply Chain Shaman

Cloud-based logistics and warehouse management are combining with B2B networks to enable multi-tier fulfillment. Could your package be delivered by taxi? I would build my own warehouses or very carefully pick a 3PL partner. Details matter. Execution is essential.

Why Using Reusable Packaging Can Be the Most Effective Way to Save Time and Money in Your Global Supply Chain

Cerasis

Reusable packaging may be the one most effective way you can manage your costs better. It seems that no matter what industry you are in there is more and more buzz about the advantages of using reusable packaging and rightfully so. Using Reusable Packaging Is The Right Thing to Do.

Warehouse Automation: Why Warehouse Workers Need Not Fear Automation or Robotics

Cerasis

Across the country, retail employees fear how robots will impact job security and their futures, but the use of warehouse automation and robotics means great things for the future of warehouse workers in retail, as explained by Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal.

What Is an Omnichannel Warehouse?

Cerasis

An omnichannel warehouse is different from a traditional warehouse in that it handles incoming orders from online, brick-and-mortar, and all other possible channels. Therefore, an omnichannel warehouse is the only solution. The post What Is an Omnichannel Warehouse?

A new era is dawning for warehousing

Supply Chain Movement

For warehousing a new era is dawning. Strategic warehousing. However, intelligent mechanisation is not necessarily limited to new warehouses. Google Glass in the warehouse. Breakthrough for omnichannel and new technologies.

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?

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.

What Are Dark Warehouses and What Do I Need to Know?

Cerasis

Demand to increase efficiency in warehouse management is at an all-time high. Warehouse managers also face challenges with finding and retaining the right talent, as well as added pressure from customers and shareholders alike. Warehouse

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Warehouse Cost Savings: 5 Key Areas of Focus and 13 Practical Objectives

Cerasis

A Director of Operations, Warehouse Director or Manager, or even the Director of Supply Chain or Logistics, are always in the pursuit of continuous improvement as well as warehouse cost savings in both time and money. In today's modern society, often, the stop gap in efficient productivity in your warehouse is typically one of two things: bad process & getting caught up in the weeds of tactics. 5 Key Areas to Focus on in the Pursuit of Warehouse Cost Savings.

Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC?

Talking Logistics

Now, the trend is to use this technology commercially; for the logistics industry, there are many potential use cases in a warehouse. Now that we have discussed the AR vs. VR differences and definitions, let’s discuss how companies can apply augmented reality in warehousing.

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Inside 4 Cutting Edge Warehouses! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Streamline your Entire Distribution Centre or Warehouse at One Time! What’s more, the costs of warehousing, fulfillment and delivery are expected to keep rising in the upcoming year. The new warehouse from China’s 2nd largest ecommerce company is a robotics masterpiece.

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The 7 Principles of Warehouse and Distribution Centre Design

Logistics Bureau

Warehouse and distribution centre (DC) design is a fascinating and absorbing topic, but alas, is often misunderstood. Regrettably, few people fully understand the discipline of warehouse design and because of this, literally thousands of facilities are underperforming.

A Quick Guide to Make Picking & Packaging More Efficient

Cerasis

Warehouses are an integral part of most industries – but order fulfillment can take a lot longer than is strictly necessary if your picking and packaging processes aren’t as efficient as they could be. If you’re trying to make your process more efficient, here is a quick guide to help you improve the picking and packaging stages of order fulfillment. Take a Look at Your Process How long has it been since you updated your picking and packaging process?

Packaging Supplies Checklist: 8 Shipping Savings Tips

AFFLINK

Considering the overall supply chain when making packaging decisions will help to reduce costs. Evaluating how packaging moves across the entire supply chain will help you to design structurally sound packaging supplies that will eventually save money for the end user.

Doing Secondary Packaging in the Distribution Center

Consumer Goods Logistics

Products go through many stages as they work their way through the supply chain -- from the inbound flow of raw materials to manufacturing to primary packaging to secondary packaging to the warehouse to final delivery. packaging

The Importance of Proper Packaging to Reduce Parcel Shipping Claims

Cerasis

Add the fact that shipping costs are rising at twice the rate of inflation, and it is more important than ever for warehouse personnel to pack or palletize orders in the most transportation cost-effective way possible to avoid any unnecessary DIM fees. DIM weight is calculated by multiplying the length, width, and height of a package and then dividing that result by a special number known as a “dimensional weight divisor,” “DIM divisor,” or “DIM factor.” Are You Packing for Success?

Logistics And Warehousing

LeanCor

Logistics and warehousing are two of the most important business concepts in existence. These are two very separate platforms that must be carefully considered for any business that intends to be successful, yet they are also dependent upon each other in order to create a total package to help business owners achieve their goals. In most cases this involves moving them from the warehouse to the business location where they are needed.

The Agility of Integration: eCommerce, Warehouse Management and Shipping for SMBs

Talking Logistics

Mobile technology has transformed how customers order, and how goods are fulfilled from the store or warehouse. Similarly, in the warehouse, purchase order receiving and picking processes are often paper-based, which are inherently inefficient and inaccurate. Omnichannel Shakes up the Warehouse. For companies who take on an e-commerce strategy, supporting multiple fulfilment channels also has a huge impact on the warehouse.

Friday in 5: Selling The Empty Space Inside Retailers’ Packages

Supply Chain Nation

This week: Retailers are learning to monetize the empty space inside packages; billions of pounds of meat are piling up in U.S. cold-storage warehouses; RadioShack returns with a new store-in-a-store format; UPS grows on the back of e-commerce demand; and MIT researchers explore critical hurricane-related supply chains. For Sale: The Empty Space Inside Your Packages. cold-storage warehouses as trade disputes weaken demand while production remains strong.

Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

Cerasis

Controlling inventory flow is a top priority among warehouse managers, and gaining control over inventory drives warehouse efficiency. However, figuring out the best way to achieve this feat can be confusing, so warehouse managers should follow these steps. Warehouses have a tendency to become stock rooms for stale product. Wave picking was the standard in warehouse management and order picking for decades. Supply Chain Technology Warehouse

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots

Cerasis

The benefits to the use of warehouse robots, loading, unloading and delivery are evident. As explained by Steve Banker of Forbes magazine , Amazon has unleashed an army of robots in their distribution centers for the purposes of picking and packaging.

The Vital Importance of Dimensional Data in Material Handling and Warehouse Design

The Network Effect

by Cris Anderson, Project Consultant, Tompkins International Material Handling and Warehouse Design When considering any material handling equipment, the size. The post The Vital Importance of Dimensional Data in Material Handling and Warehouse Design appeared first on The Network Effect.

What Drives an Investment in a Warehouse Management System? 5 Considerations for Your Selection

Cerasis

Small shipping companies have grown into larger third-party logistics providers , and warehouse management has become more focused on efficiency and accuracy instead of quantity of shipments. However, costs can be further reduced through the use of a warehouse management system (WMS).

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This Week in Logistics News (November 12-16, 2018)

Talking Logistics

E-retailers and delivery companies get creative to close the last mile gap between warehouse and consumer (JLL). Tide in a Box: E-Commerce a Catalyst for Smarter Packaging. Shoppers can select between the two types of packaging on the site, “standard” and “frustration-free.”.

What Are the Top Warehouse Management KPIs Every Supply Chain Exec Should Measure

Cerasis

Warehouse managers face many challenges. These challenges can be overwhelming, but supply chain executives and managers can simplify the process by tracking these top warehouse management KPIs (key performance indicators). The Top Warehouse Management KPIs: Receiving and Put-Away KPIs.

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Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop for Logistics Cost Savings

Talking Logistics

This is yet another example of how changes in packaging can translate into significant cost savings and sustainability benefits in transportation (see The Better Goal: More Efficient Trucks or Using Fewer Trucks? which highlights how IKEA is designing its packaging with shipping in mind).

The Benefits of Using A TMS to Ship Small Package Freight

Cerasis

For small package shipments, a TMS can prove to be an invaluable resource by providing the following significant benefits. Shipping hundreds of small packages pose challenges for shippers. Getting a small package from point A to point B could easily vary greatly in terms of time requirements. The package may be transferred multiple times between different modes of transit as well. Customer Service Is Essential to Small Package Shippers.

The Past, Present, and Future of Technology in the Warehouse

Logistics Bureau

Imagine stepping back in time to visit a large warehousing operation in 1990. To save you from a meltdown, let’s take a brief journey through warehouse operating developments from 1990 to 2045. 1990: A Fine Vintage for Warehouse Operators. Warehouse Automation.

This Week in Logistics News (July 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Warehouse Supply at Its Tightest in Two Decades (WSJ – sub. Tight Capacity Impacting Warehousing Market Too. It’s not just the trucking market that’s dealing with tight capacity; demand for warehousing space is also outpacing supply. My voice is a little sore this morning.

Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

Cerasis

This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. Today, I will now address how a focus on inventory will allow for warehouse cost reductions as well. How do you achieve warehouse cost reductions?

What Warehouse Management Technology Is Necessary to Create a Best-in-Class Distribution Center?

Cerasis

New warehouse management technology, like analytics, machine-to-machine learning, and automated systems, pushes the limits of standard operations to create best-in-class distribution centers. The days of using a small, standalone warehouse management system (WMS) are ending, and distribution centers must turn to newer, more advanced warehouse management technology to meet rising demand for an omnichannel world. Why Do Warehouse Managers Continue to Use Old Technologies?