Lean Warehousing


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?

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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.

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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.

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6 Best Practices for eCommerce Warehousing


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.

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.

Embrace Lean Warehousing Practices in 2017

Talking Logistics

Even the most determined business optimist would be hard-pressed not to find a warehousing cost that isn’t creeping skyward. One of the core concepts behind lean is the need to look closely at operations within your warehouse, and never fall into the trap of complacency — even if things seem functional at the moment. In effect, a properly-executed lean philosophy acts as an insurance policy against every type of rising cost.

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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. Subscribe Here!

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. The most common warehouse temperature ranges are: Ambient. Refers to the natural temperature of the warehouse.

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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. Some Tips for Multi-Warehouse Network Planning.

Supply Chain & Warehousing Trends For Year 2017


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.

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.

Amazon’s Return and Refund Policies


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.

The user experience ensures that procurement policy is followed


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.

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


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.,

Logistics Startup: FLEXE and Pop-up Warehousing


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.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide for Managers & Executives to Know


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. 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.

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. Subscribe Here!

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. Subscribe Here!

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. 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. 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. Continued uncertainty as policy making is delayed. Utilize warehouses and secured carrier yards as drop points.

10 Warehouse Productivity Tips for Reducing Downtime Today!


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. Plan an Efficient Layout for the Warehouse.

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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.

24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

“I predict we will see a greater adoption of automated tools assisting, rather than replacing, humans in specific roles within our supply chains: warehouse, manufacturing and distribution.” Warehouse Operations

4 Supply Chain Management Takeaways from China to Survive Coronavirus


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.

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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). West Coast Ports: Getting Back on Track. Two weeks ago, U.S.

5 Demand Planning Tips for Calculating Forecast Uncertainty

The Smart Software

We focus on forecasts made in support of demand planning as well as forecasts inherent in optimizing inventory policies involving reorder points, safety stocks, and min/max levels.

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. These are mathematical models that help warehouse managers determine what quantity of products to reorder at predetermined intervals.

Wages rising strongly among US warehouse workers


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.

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. Market Update: Transportation Industry News.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

“As for your internal systems, real-time inventory management helps you manage your fulfillment warehouses. After all, one of the more difficult aspects of managing warehouses is what to do with excess inventory, so you need to reduce it as much as possible.”

Robots Will Take Your Job, Not Mine

Talking Logistics

In a recent Wall Street Journal article (“The High Cost of Impeding Automation“), Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey from Oxford University writes that “history tells us that policies aimed at restricting or slowing automation come with a steep price tag.

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. Or, can Amazon use their data collected at their website, the warehouses and the points of delivery to identify the areas where costs can be reduced?

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said they’ve asked the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) if aid is needed in their stalled labor talks with U.S. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations.