Remove Procurement Remove Resources Remove Shipping Remove Warehousing

9 eCommerce Warehousing Best Practices to Follow

GlobalTranz

Unfortunately, millions more will still go to brick-and-mortar stores to find those special items, and the push toward online and omnichannel ordering will continue grow, which is why it is increasingly important to invest in eCommerce Warehousing. However, if you can leverage these “best practices,” you can create an ecommerce warehousing solution ideal for both holiday and year-round scalability and growth. Embrace “Chaotic” eCommerce Warehousing. Target Two-Day Shipping.

Warehousing 101: An Introduction to Digital Warehouse Automation

RFgen

Key Takeaways: Warehousing and distribution face unprecedented pressures from COVID-19 disruption, commoditization, labor shortages and rising customer expectations. Warehouse automation is an effective way to gain efficiencies, cut costs and scale operations. High warehouse turnover.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

GlobalTranz

However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. As a result, an external benchmarking tool , explains Olga Rissin of CHAINalytics , offers the benefits of reducing internal spend and accessing outside data, which further drives competitive advantage and lower spend in managing the procurement supply chain. This does not mean shipping a product immediately.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. “Warehouse optimization starts with an efficient layout. Upgrade your warehouse equipment.

Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?

GlobalTranz

Many different terms, such as less-than-truckload (LTL), procurement and transportation management, describe supply chain management processes. Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. The simplest way to think of procurement logistics is the procurement of materials needed to manufacture products. What Is Procurement Management?

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

New online insight hub revealed to increase intelligence resources for supply chain decision makers

EFT

The Insight Hub doesn’t just give us an opportunity, for the first time, to house all this industry leading content in one place, it also gives us the scope, resources and platform to create, commission and curate a far broader collection of business-critical intelligence than ever before.

Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World

GlobalTranz

An effective warehouse management strategy is key to staying competitive and meeting consumers’ expectations in the omnichannel world. Knowing the available inventory and assets only in distribution centers is inefficient and lacks value, but when applied across an entire supply chain network, inventory visibility propagates effective warehouse management. As a result, stores and regional warehouses end up overstocked or understocked, and carrying costs soar.

20 warehouse professionals and business leaders reveal the single most important first step when designing a warehouse layout

6 River Systems

There are many factors to consider when designing a warehouse layout, and every design decision can have a significant impact on operational efficiency. Curtis Barry & Company , labor comprises more than half of a warehouse’s total operations costs. Warehouse Operations

Mobile Barcoding and Warehouse Automation for Retail Inventory

RFgen

This is no surprise, since retail relies on inventory management software and hardware to track, procure and supply its products. How Mobile Barcoding Accelerates Retail Warehouse Operations. Mobile technology doesn’t have to be limited to a retailer’s warehouse, either.

What Is Driving Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the Cloud?

GlobalTranz

Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the cloud has risen as companies attempt to stay competitive with Big Box Retailers and Amazon, but those are not the only factors driving investment in cloud-based WMS. Ultimately, supply chain executives need to understand the challenges of a traditional WMS, and why a Warehouse Management System in the cloud is a viable solution with key benefits. Traditional WMS simply told the company where a product was and when it would ship.

5 Reasons Why You Should Go for Paperless Warehousing

Vinculum

Warehousing is critical in movement of goods from manufacturer to the end customer. The Indian warehouse market was worth INR 561 Billion in 2018. To cater this market demand investors are investing heavily in warehousing projects. Paper-less Operation: The future of warehousing.

The Last Mile Really Does Begin with the First Pick From Your Warehouse

Veridian Solutions

As explained by Supply Chain 24/7 , digitalization of the logistics industry, including warehousing, continues to drive the market. The process continues until the order ships. So, warehouse leaders must consider two sides of the first touchpoint—the stage of picking the item and the actual inbound logistics of how it arrived in the warehouse or distribution center. How Procurement Contributes to Improved, End-to-End Supply Chain Efficiency.

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

GlobalTranz

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. A Focus on Inventory Control Begets Warehouse Cost Reductions. If you are looking for warehouse cost reductions, chances are you are stocking too much inventory. Understand "Hidden Costs" in the Warehouse Cost Reductions Quest.

Lean 191

The Challenges & Steps in Procuring a Full Truckload as a Shipper

GlobalTranz

As a shipper, it can be hard to procure full truckloads, and small and mid-sized shippers suffer from an exacerbated version of this problem. Shippers face tightening capacity, higher rates, and demanding consumers, and procuring a full truckload may be the last thing on their minds. In reality, procuring a full truckload as a small or mid-sized shipper comes with unique challenges. The Comprehensive Full Truckload Shipping White Paper. Full Truckload Procurement

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A partial closure at the border based on port of entry or days of the week to reassign more resources to processing people. Utilize warehouses and secured carrier yards as drop points. Should your freight get stuck at the border due to the closure, make sure your transportation service provider has secure trailer yards and warehouses to temporarily store your shipment. Actively communicate with your procurement team. Resources to monitor the situation.

The Supply Chain Workload Iceberg!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And when Executives and Financial teams are pressuring functions on their resource and expenditure levels it can be challenging to defend those requirements with those who don’t understand the complexity involved in making Supply Chain run, and run well. Warehouse Order Fulfillment.

Ultimate guide to technologies that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

In the cloud, companies can deploy resources on an as-needed basis , rather than invest in additional servers and storage capacity that they may only need for a short time. Robotics enabled with AI and ML augment the work of humans in warehouses and distribution centers.

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.

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.” Also, globalization presents another hydra-headed challenge for your procurement network.

What Is Driving Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the Cloud?

Veridian Solutions

Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the cloud has risen as companies attempt to stay competitive with Big Box Retailers and Amazon, but those are not the only factors driving investment in cloud-based WMS. Ultimately, supply chain executives need to understand the challenges of a traditional WMS, and why a Warehouse Management System in the cloud is a viable solution with key benefits. Traditional WMS simply told the company where a product was and when it would ship.

Effectively Manage Foodservice Supply Chains During Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This added area of focus can leave many operators feeling strapped for time and resources. Today, many in the restaurant industry take advantage of outsourcing to lower resource costs, increase efficiency, and gain greater expertise.

What Is Driving Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the Cloud?

Veridian Solutions

Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the cloud has risen as companies attempt to stay competitive with Big Box Retailers and Amazon, but those are not the only factors driving investment in cloud-based WMS. Ultimately, supply chain executives need to understand the challenges of a traditional WMS, and why a Warehouse Management System in the cloud is a viable solution with key benefits. Traditional WMS simply told the company where a product was and when it would ship.

Ultimate Guide To Technologies That Are Transforming Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The biggest benefit of cloud technology and cloud-based commerce networks is that they allow organizations to leverage large pools of IT resources without the need to build and maintain data center infrastructure. Weighing and shipping technologies.

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. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

This strategy particularly applies to international shipping, where rates vary wildly. Establishing relationships with reliable shipping companies will allow you the freedom to count on them to charge you the correct rate for the country you’re delivering to. Warehouse Operation

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

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. 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.” Warehouse Operations

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

While this article is intended as an evergreen resource, to help you navigate in your search for a supply chain job, and is not a COVID-19-specific guide, the pandemic has galvanized attention on the industry and its criticality. Human Resources Personnel. Procurement Analyst.

Keys to a Successful Dropship Implementation

Talking Logistics

Manufacturers and distributors are looking to expand their sales channels and get more of their brands in the hands of customers to generate loyalty, which can mean drop shipping on behalf of retailers looking to expand their product assortments. This will increase the customer’s product and shipping options. It is possible, but it would be a very manual process, with many emails and spreadsheets sent between procurement and vendors.

Chad 77

The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It involves the planning, processes, resources and execution required to facilitate the movement of materials and information between various nodes from the lowest tier supplier through to the end customer and everyone in between. And every one of these activities involves multiple participants from various levels of suppliers to warehouses to distribution centres to ocean carriers to trucking companies to rail carriers to retail stores and ultimately to end customers.

The Ultimate Guide to 3PL Management

Shipsy

Rapidly evolving customer expectations, growing demand for fast shipping and deliveries, and increasing competition rate are a few reasons that are driving businesses to outsource their logistics operations to 3PLs (third-party logistics providers) or carriers. 3PL procurement.

3PL 52

How a 3PL Empowers Shippers With LTL Transportation Stability

GlobalTranz

Fewer labor resources are available to meet the rising demand in both the warehouse and in transit. Port backlogs, cargo limitations on container ships, and a lack of available equipment and port facility staffing.

3PL 197

What is Inbound Logistics and How Can a 3PL Help?

Kanban Logistics

This includes the procurement and delivery of the parts used to build the finished product. By handling inbound logistics yourself, you’re allocating time, money and resources away from your primary goals of increasing factory output and driving sales. Third-party procurement.

3PL 83

How Supply Chain Inefficiencies Can Lead to Poor Customer Experience

Turvo

Poor Transparency and Inefficient Procurement Results in Longer Transit and Higher Fuel Surcharges. Without automated services and an up-to-date digital platform, shipping and logistics can quickly accumulate into hours of wasted time even under the best of circumstances.

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? The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor. PST will ship the same day. Warehouse Efficiency