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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?

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The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. We call this the transportation supply chain. What is the Transportation Supply Chain? Transportation refers to the movement of product from one location to another as it makes its way from the beginning of a supply chain to the customer’s handle. Any supply chain’s success is closely linked to the appropriate use of transportation.

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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.

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The 4 Key Processes Enabled by a Transport Management System (TMS) in 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the “State of the Transportation Management Systems” today with our post on the 4 key processes enabled by the use by shippers of a transport management system or TMS. The popularity of the use of transport management system (TMS) has been growing steadily in the last few years. A transport management system helps coordinate all the data points in a transportation network.

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The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Source: “The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management,” webcast presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM. Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales and Marketing — these functional groups, for the most part, continue to operate independently from each other, each driven by their own objectives and metrics. For example, I remember speaking with the Director of Transportation Services at a large CPG manufacturer a few years ago.

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TMS for SMB: A Case Study with Carhartt

Talking Logistics

What defines the small and mid-sized business (SMB) market for transportation management systems (TMS)? I began my presentation at last month’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference with that question, in a session titled “TMS for SMB: A Case Study with Carhartt,” where I co-presented with Andra Gibson (Project Manager, Logistics Service Solutions at Carhartt) and Gregg Lanyard (Director, Product Management at Manhattan Associates).

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Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. Shipping Managers, Procurement Directors, Distribution Managers, Traffic Managers, Logistics Directors, SCM Directors, Sourcing Managers, Transport Managers and Supply Chain Directors from: Major High Street and Online Retailers.

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Focusing on Efficiency: Setting Foodservice Up for Success in Changing Market Conditions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Often, these areas of opportunity present themselves when your organization or the market is fluctuating. While knowing where food is sourced, how it’s transported, and other supply chain questions may not feel like it has much to do with efficiency, you might be surprised.

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Ultimate guide to technologies that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

Manufacturers can gather valuable granular data such as the time an item spent in storage, at what temperature, how long it took to sell, the length of time between purchase and fulfillment and how long it spent in transport. Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning A variety of other technologies, such as robots and advanced warehouse management systems, leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) for data-driven decision-making. are transported by truck.

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WMS Cybersecurity: Top 7 Reasons to Think of Security During Implementation

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain management is filled with risks, and Warehouse Managers need to start thinking about WMS cybersecurity during implementation, explains Cerasis, processes too. Warehouse Managers that take the time to consider cybersecurity during new system implementations can ensure the best possible outcomes. Focus on warehousing and logistics. Risks aren’t limited to warehousing either. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

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The View from Houston: DHL Global Energy Conference 2015

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was joined by one of my former NC State students, Scott Frahm, who sat in on a few of the presentations. The conference was a great opportunity to interact with logistics and procurement executives in an environment of open dialogue and discussion. All of a sudden, everyone is “knocking on the door” of procurement and logistics, asking for cost improvements. Other presentations at the conference included a discussion of compliance in the global supply chain.

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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.” ” For example, collaborative mobile robots like Chuck by 6 River Systems leverage AI and machine learning to optimize pick routes in real-time and prioritizing tasks based on current conditions on the warehouse floor. Warehouse Operations

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Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

SCM encompasses the integrated planning and execution of processes required to optimize the flow of materials, information and financial capital in the areas that broadly include demand planning, sourcing, production, inventory management and storage, transportation — or logistics — and return for excess or defective products. These jobs could involve working in a Warehouse, Distribution Centre, Manufacturing operation, or in an Office environment, or all of the above.

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The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Most definitions of disintermediation characterize it as the elimination of intermediaries, or “ cutting out the middleman “ Further consider that the “Wastes” associated with Lean thinking and principles include transportation, inventory, over production and motion amongst others. For every node of the supply chain this means that there is transportation, movement and handling, inventory, and production and over, or under production. Subscribe Here!

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50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

“With better communication tools present, businesses can also build their collaborative rapport across the supply chain to eliminate confusion. Implement supply chain actions, including with internal procurement teams, with suppliers and through broader collaboration, and develop measurable targets for these efforts. “As for your internal systems, real-time inventory management helps you manage your fulfillment warehouses. Warehouse Operations

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Embracing the Macro Growth in Micro Supply Chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This rapid growth is presenting new challenges for stakeholders across the grocery and perishables industry and fresh opportunities to capture additional market share. . Warehouse operations located closer to retail stores help keep coolers stocked with appealing “fresh-to-go” selections, allowing grocers to refill these foods quickly. Impact on transportation and logistics. Managed Procurement Services (MPS

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Boot Barn @bootbarn In 2016, Boot Barn improved operations at its distribution center in Fontana, California by implementing HighJump’s Warehouse Advantage WMS. As of mid-2017, 80% of the company’s shipments out of its warehouse were going to areas other than California and New York. Warehouse Efficiency

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This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management. Oracle Introduces New Cloud Solutions for Transportation and Global Trade Management. Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. Last year at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference, I led a discussion session titled “At the Intersection of Social and Business Networks” with about fifty senior executives in supply chain and procurement.

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Data is the Real Gold At the End of the Rainbow for Contract and Spend Management Systems

NC State SCRC

Contract analytics can provide a summary view on performance and pricing deviations, risks, statistics (expiry, renewal and pending), procurement and sales metrics. In a presentation at the EMPOWER conference held in Orlando, a large utility shared how procurement had used the decision-making algorithm embedded in the Emptoris suite of tools to guide users into the appropriate contractual mechanism.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

The list is presented in the order the responses were received in: 1) Andreas Wieland , Assistant Professor at Copenhagen Business School Successful supply chain management means that organizations are well-orchestrated in an end-to-end value network. That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations.

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A Journey to the Cloud Enables the Push to a Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

At Schneider Electric , the global purveyor of energy management and industrial automation systems, the cloud presented an opportunity to undertake a wholesale digital transformation of its supply chain. At the time, it was operating across a platform of approximately 125 enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, 30 warehouse-management systems (WMS) and a smattering of transportation-management systems (TMS).

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

6 River Systems

This should tell us if the supplier values those things our organization does and provide some measure of present competency and direction and investment in future competencies. Cut inventory costs Be it a brick and mortar store or an online business, inventory is always present and it costs money. You also have to consider storage costs, warehouse maintenance costs, ordering new items, packaging, vendor costs — all these require spending money. Warehouse Efficiency

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The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Over the last 100 plus years of the history of supply chain management has evolved from an initial focus on improving relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes to the present day engineering and managing of extraordinarily complex global networks. pallets and pallet lifts) to improve the very labor intensive processes of material handling and how to take better advantage of space using racking and better warehouse design and layout. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. We want to make sure that supply chain practitioners, as well as manufacturers, understand how all of these technologies are affecting the entire supply chain, including the supply chain & procurement side of a manufacturing operation.

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Experts Unfold Top Supply Chain Technology to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In the near-term, hosted software and cloud computing are making sophisticated warehouse, transportation and labor management systems accessible to organizations that could never support the significant capital investment required to discretely license the same software. The concept of “connected logistics” covers the relevant end-to-end processes of warehouse management, transportation management, track & trace and the entire logistics network.

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From soba to udon—Are the noodles in the FTA bowl getting too thick? – LogiSYM December/January 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

There are however many other companies that do not trade tangible goods across borders but may be able to benefit from provisions on services, investment and government procurement etc. Documentation to be presented.

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Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. Such providers understand domestic transportation issues, and can plan to develop long-term solutions to complex local distribution challenges. Procurement will play a key role in monitoring supply base conditions.

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Visibility and Its Importance in Supply Chain Execution Convergence

BluJay Solutions

The following is a high-level recap of his presentation “Successful Supply Chains are Converging around their TMS – is Yours?”. Today’s supply chain and procurement managers face more challenges than ever before. At its most basic, SCEC brings together the different enterprise departments that manage the end-to-end supply chain, breaking down the silos among warehousing, manufacturing, transportation, etc.

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Takeaways from Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2017 Conference

Talking Logistics

While new software releases that improve both the effectiveness and efficiency of store, warehouse, transportation and inventory management are frequently introduced, adoption of the latest technologies is often slowed by the need for significant capital investment or change management requirements. Strategic transportation modelling capabilities. How many companies still manage their transportation operations like yesterday’s Giant Eagle?

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The Basics of Walmart Replenishment

SupplyPike

Walmart’s global inventory is worth more than $32 billion on any given day and presently operates more than 11,500 stores across 27 countries. Since transportation is scheduled with such harmony, transportation costs stay low, as does the transportation time. Walmart has been practicing strategic sourcing to procure the best prices from its suppliers on every product.

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It is about time that we leveraged supply chain analytics

Solvoyo

It turns out “insiders joke about billion-dollar procurement-management-disposition cycles that are managed in spreadsheets” according to Requis. For instance, a customer might be temporarily unavailable to accept product delivery due to a warehouse operation issue.

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Saving Supply Chain Planners from Chaotic Spreadsheets

Solvoyo

It turns out “insiders joke about billion-dollar procurement-management-disposition cycles that are managed in spreadsheets” according to Requis. . For instance, a customer might be temporarily unavailable to accept product delivery due to a warehouse operation issue.

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Advantages and Pitfalls of Push and Pull Strategies in Distribution Networks

Kinaxis

The main processes (Figure 1) to get a customer his or her order would be procurement (buying ingredients), manufacturing (cooking), and delivery (serving the customers). That’s how long the entire process would take to go from procurement, to manufacturing, to delivery. That alone can present a major challenge for today’s companies. Or the distribution planner could take advantage of underutilized transportation and push the parts to downstream sites.

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50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

Warehouse managers face numerous challenges, as well, such as the need to keep goods flowing in and out of the facility while enabling associates to practice social distancing measures. One is time to recover (TTR), the time it would take for a particular node in the supply chain — a supplier facility, a distribution center, or a transportation hub — to be restored to full functionality after a disruption. Warehouse Management

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There Are Not Enough Women Supply Chain Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods! Logistics Managers, Manufacturing Directors and other Supply Chain leaders often rose from the shop floor, from front-line warehousing and transportation positions.

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