Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing – From Paradox to Operational Excellence. Before we start talking about Lean Warehousing, can you tell us a little bit about LeanCor Supply Chain Group? Relative to our topic today, Lean Warehousing, is it a big part of your operations? What we know for sure is that lean warehousing, just by the nature of the term itself, can be a paradox at best. Robert: I suspect many people think the term “lean warehousing” is an oxymoron.

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Develop a Stocking Policy

Demand Solutions

But maybe you feel it’s worth keeping in your warehouse because it’s a $200,000 product with a high profit margin. And that leads me to the point of this article: your company needs a clearly defined stocking policy that guides decisions like these. The typical company stocking policy goes something like this: “One of our favorite customers said they would continue buying this product if we keep it in stock.”. Repeat After Me: “I resolve to develop a stocking policy.”. .

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Logistics Warehousing in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Kanban Logistics

And perhaps no element of the supply chain is more integral to the safety of pharmaceutical products than the warehouse. About Pharmaceutical Warehousing. These standards apply to pharmaceutical warehouses , processes, and to the drugs themselves. Warehousing

3PL Warehousing 101

Kanban Logistics

The modern warehouse offers much more than basic storage. While you can build and staff your own warehouse and perform these services yourself, more and more companies see the value in handing warehousing operations off to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. In this article, we’ll examine all that 3PL warehousing entails, while helping you find a 3PL partner that’s right for your business. Types of 3PL Warehousing. The Warehouse Management System.

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Smart Cities Need Smart Logistics Policies

Enterra Insights

Eugene Mulero ( @eugenemulero ) reports a study by the National Association of City Transportation Officials concludes, “Officials aiming to facilitate the flow of freight amid advancements in autonomous vehicle technologies need policies designed to reduce the frequency of freight trips while enhancing safety.”[3] … Freight and active transportation interests can have mutual policy goals. ” Smart logistics policies and plans.

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. In fact, this details should be compiled and reported from within your warehouse management system (WMS), which reduces the amount of time required in processing thousands, if not tens of thousands, of orders.

How to Create Successful Returns Management Practices & Policies

Veridian Solutions

Retailers around the globe are working to create successful returns management practices to meet the demands of consumers, and today’s supply chain leaders need to understand how to create successful returns strategies, including policies that align with e-commerce. Consumers will turn to competitors for their purchases, even if it means paying a premium for free, easy returns policies. In other words, the policy itself impacts customer experiences and profitability.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. If you’re a warehouse manager, failing to control these risks can lead to high employee turnover, decreased productivity, legal issues, and, at worst, injury or fatality. The Importance of Warehouse Safety.

KraftHeinz Procurement Bends to 3G Capital’s Policies: How’s it Working Out for You?

NC State SCRC

In its earnings release , Kraft Heinz said it received a subpoena last October related to its “accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls related to its procurement function, including, but not limited to, agreements, side agreements, and changes or modifications to its agreements with its vendors.”. The 3PL showed them the costs to deliver the business, to distribute their product, to run the warehouse, etc.,

Supply Chain & Warehousing Trends For Year 2017

CormSquare

Warehouse management systems are no longer constrained by mobile operating system offering limited hardware options. From iPhones and ring scanners to compact 2D barcode scanners, warehouses now have unlimited potential for mixing and matching mobile hardware. Thanks to sensor-driven technologies, this type of augmented reality will soon become common in warehouses. Three quarters of all Warehouses Management System are projected to be in the cloud by 2020.

Key Factors to Consider When Planning and Designing Warehouses

Logistics Bureau

Planning a Warehouse Network and Design: Key Factors to Consider. In this post, I’d like to talk about the key factors that will impact on the optimum facility network and design required to meet your warehousing or storage requirements. Since I first published this article back in 2009, warehouse design principles haven’t altered that much, but as we received many comments, including requests for more information, I figured it might be a good idea to expand on the original piece.

What to Look for in a Food Distribution Warehouse Provider

Kanban Logistics

Makers of all types of products turn to third-party logistics (3PL) providers to optimize warehousing and distribution operations in order to meet modern supply chain demands. In this article, we’ll examine the many things you’ll need to look for in a food distribution warehouse provider to not only optimize your operations – but do so safely as well. A warehouse that has temperature-controlled space utilizes cooling (and/or heating) units to keep the temperature within a set range.

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23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson. Read on to learn more about the best strategies to control and reduce your warehouse fulfillment costs. 1) Warehousing space and inventory control. Warehouse Efficiency

The user experience ensures that procurement policy is followed

ivalua

For those companies, like Ivalua ,that develop a software solution for the Procurement Departments of large groups, paying attention to the user experience means ensuring better adoption of our software and, in the end, an increased compliance with procurement policy for our customers. The post The user experience ensures that procurement policy is followed appeared first on Ivalua. History of the user experience: ( read this article in French ).

Amazon’s Return and Refund Policies

Vinculum

Here are some common Amazon Seller Reimbursements claims that the seller can apply in case of – If a seller’s inventory stored in Amazon’s FBA warehouse is missing units, is damaged or lost in transition or the quantity of the items is differing, the seller is owed a reimbursement. If a seller’s product is damaged by a carrier or in the Amazon warehouse and is not in a good condition to be sold, Amazon reimburses the price of the product.

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. FLEXE connects partial or temporary warehouse space with companies that need short term storage and provides order fulfillment services. Source: FLEXE.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide for Managers & Executives to Know

Cerasis

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. If you’re a warehouse manager, failing to control these risks can lead to high employee turnover, decreased productivity, legal issues, and, at worst, injury or fatality. The Importance of Warehouse Safety.

Pandemic: Know new ways to run a warehouse efficiently

20Cube Logistics

Logistics are responsible for the flow of goods and particularly the warehouses in India and other countries are much in demand as they are the hubs of the flow as well as the right place to store all kinds of goods. Small Warehouses with Average Shipment. 3PL Warehouse 20Cube Covid 1

22 warehouse professionals share the most common mistakes made with warehouse safety (and how to avoid them)

6 River Systems

warehousing and storage industry employs just under 1.2 With a warehouse injury rate of 5 out of every 100 workers, 5% of those employees will suffer an injury each year, or nearly 60,000 workers. David Bakke David Bakke is a Warehouse Manager at National Air Warehouse.

Your Essential Warehouse Cleaning Checklist! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide! Maintaining a high standard of warehouse cleanliness is about more than just creating a more pleasant and attractive workplace. Warehouses can be hectic environments at the best of times, so sometimes it can be hard to find time for cleaning. To keep your warehouse spic-and-span, try to allot a few minutes at the end of every day for cleaning. Get Your Free Warehouse Cleaning Checklist. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

How to Keep Warehouse Workers Safe in a Pandemic

AFFLINK

Because warehouse workers and other supply chain employees are essential, they need to be given the best quality protection. Masks, gloves, and temperature checks are all part of a good program, but they can be augmented with smart policies that make workers even safer.

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Centre Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I drove over to the Distribution Centre, saw the enormous backup of tractor trailers waiting to get to the docks, talked with the DC leader, and then headed out to the warehouse floor. I started walking up and down the warehouse aisles row by row to see for myself. This would allow us to move goods out of the warehouse and help take the pressure off of the constrained storage situation. This should have been the policy and practice from the beginning but it wasn’t.

Upcoming Changes to Walmart On Time in Full (OTIF) Program: What You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Policy & Government updates Shipper Featured OTIF Refrigerated shipping Retail consolidation Supply chain consultingIn this ever-changing marketplace, consumer and retailer demands are constantly evolving.

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Center Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I drove over to the Distribution Centre, saw the enormous backup of tractor trailers waiting to get to the docks, talked with the DC leader, and then headed out to the warehouse floor. I started walking up and down the warehouse aisles row by row to see for myself. This would allow us to move goods out of the warehouse and help take the pressure off of the constrained storage situation. This should have been the policy and practice from the beginning but it wasn’t.

Top 7 Warehouse Safety Tips

3PL Insights

Warehouse safety for workers should be the number one priority for companies. Here are 7 warehouse safety tips that should be implemented everywhere. Be Aware of Your Surroundings: Forklifts are a necessity in a warehouse and are very heavy. An important part of warehouse safety is being mindful to lookout for forklifts. Lift Properly: It’s important to remember when moving something by hand in a warehouse to practice proper lifting technique. Warehousing

The Trade War Latest: What Supply Chain Professionals Should Consider

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As I’ve been discussing the latest tariff changes with importers, a few recurring questions seem to be on most companies’ minds: Will our supply chain be more impacted by the policy changes affecting China-to-U.S. Now that the cost to import from China has increased, companies may find it cheaper to fulfill product with pre-tariff inventory from a warehouse 1,000 miles away (instead of new inventory assessed a 25% duty). Customs/Trade Policy Global Forwarding

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What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the U.S.-Mexico Border Situation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We have seen over the course of this administration that policy is often refined and revised from the first announcement or tweet to the final policy implementation. It appears that some type of new policy is being seriously considered at the border, but as of today the final details are still to be determined. While we may not know if and how policy may change and impact freight for a few days or weeks, we can scenario plan for a reasonable number of outcomes.

10 Warehouse Productivity Tips for Reducing Downtime Today!

Arkieva

If you are a warehouse manager, you would know that handling warehouse operations is not an easy task. It is important to constantly implement ways to optimize the processes and improve the operational effectiveness of the warehouse. Minimizing downtime and increasing productivity are two things that rank high on a warehouse manager’s to-do list. Here are 10 effective warehouse productivity tips to help you reduce downtime right away.

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Win E-Commerce Peak Season With Warehouse Analytics

Veridian Solutions

While peak season represents an expansive opportunity for retailers and supply chains of all sizes , the rise of Amazon, and its faster, free shipping policies made staying competitive almost impossible. As explained by Stevie Hay of Inbound Logistics , supply chain leaders need an effective strategy to succeed in peak season, and warehouse analytics may be the ideal solution. Warehouse Analytics Enable Better Planning. Tips for Using Warehouse Analytics.

U.S. West Coast Ports: Getting Back on Track

CH Robinson Transportfolio

West Coast ports resumed full operations after a tentative labor deal was reached between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). Freight Services Global Trade Resources Global Transportation Over the Road Transportation Policy Ocean Freight Port Congestion Transportation West Coast Ports West Coast Ports: Getting Back on Track. Two weeks ago, U.S.

Warehouses Are Full as Holiday Season Commences

Material Handling & Logistics

The stores and warehouses are full, and it’s time for the shopping to begin,” says Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy. Imports take a breather as retail shelves are fully stocked for peak season.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

On February 20, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced their tentative five-year contract. Freight Services Logistics Over the Road Supply Chain Transportation Policy Carrier Capacity Driver Shortage Market Indicators Transportation Market Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations.

4 Supply Chain Management Takeaways from China to Survive Coronavirus

Vinculum

While the SCM processes have entirely stopped in these respective industries, they have percolated issues, such as underutilized warehouses, in other sectors. Not every aspect can be solved with policies or planning. Sell on Marketplaces Globally Inventory & Order Management Omnichannel Experience Warehousing & Fulfillment Brands Multi-brand Retailers Marketplaces Sellers Industry Insights eCommerce Corona Virus Covid-19

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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. It also seems that this trend is unlikely to slow down as long as the economy continues to expand and warehouse workers are in demand and looking for higher pay. According to EmployBridge studies, warehouse wages began increasing in 2014 but have more room for correction.

Guide to warehouse inventory replenishment: the best models, systems, and processes

6 River Systems

With customers expecting lightning-fast order fulfillment times, there is a growing need to streamline and optimize warehouse operations. Inventory replenishment is an indispensable part of warehouse operation management that controls the efficient flow of goods throughout an entire supply chain (and thus, greatly affects fulfillment times). These are mathematical models that help warehouse managers determine what quantity of products to reorder at predetermined intervals.