9 eCommerce Warehousing Best Practices to Follow

Cerasis

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.

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.

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

Cerasis

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. Take Advantage of Cloud-Based Analytics for Better Warehouse Management and Forecasting.

Why Transportation Procurement is More than an Event

Talking Logistics

The shift began, and in procurement we saw an increase in bid activity that has continued into 2019. Transportation Procurement: Things to Keep in Mind. The post Why Transportation Procurement is More than an Event appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

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?

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

Cerasis

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?

The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement professionals have the same question looming over their head on a daily basis: “How do you plan on dealing with digitalization?”. Regardless of the sheer amount of content one could chose to consume, the theme for the day was apparent and held strong: Digital Procurement.

Procurement – How to Enable Spend Aggregation!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Procurement: The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course! Aggregating your procurement spend for the purpose of delivering greater value is a sound objective. We discussed these in greater detail in our post Procurement (Part 1!) – The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course!

2017 Warehouse Capacity Economics and Trends Report

FLEXE

Nowhere is this more evident than the warehouse. On the other hand, for those with excess inventory in need of more space, it’s surprising how many respondents have to rely on traditional methods for procuring space.

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

FLEXE

On-demand warehousing—a marketplace platform that connects retailers in need of warehouse space with warehouse operators that have it—enables retailers to scale their distribution networks as demand, well, demands. Instead, it turned to on-demand warehousing.

Procurement Challenges Condensed

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. I took on the challenge of writing a condensed version of all the current Procurement challenges. I believe the issue with these articles is the broad range encompassed by the word Procurement and the constant change within this domain.

Warehouse of the Future: The Adoption of Technology within the Distribution Center – Part 2 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

In part 1 of this blog series, we took a look at how innovation is changing the supply chain and the evolution of different warehouse types and processes. In part 2 of this 3-part series, which is based around The Warehouse of the Future report, we’re going to take a deeper dive into the adoption of technology within the distribution center (DC), how technological innovation processes in DCs are poised to change over the next few years and the path and obstacles to automated DCs.

$1.9 Trillion warehouse market growing strongly driven by emerging markets

EFT

The global market for warehousing is currently growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6 – 8%, according to Beroe Inc, a procurement intelligence firm. The growth of retail and FMCG goods has been the main driver for the industrial warehouse industry.

4 Reasons Procurement Consulting is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

AFFLINK

Mary Poppins might not be real, but her deliverables certainly can be – when you hire the right procurement consulting firm. Just as Mary Poppins delivered more than a traditional nanny, today’s procurement consulting firms do a lot more than improve your KPIs.

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. 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. How can a warehouse know what a supplier/vendor does and does not do?

Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

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.

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. URL: sapinsiderevents.wispubs.com/2016/Vienna/SCM-PLM-MFG-Procurement-CRM/. Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016, sponsored by SAP, is the most important educational event of the year for organizations using SCM, PLM, manufacturing, and procurement solutions to fortify their business operations and infrastructure with proven methodologies and measurable, value-driven results.

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How Banks Can Improve Transparency in Procurement for Better Compliance

Jaggaer

Procurement in Banking also faces unique challenges due to the tough regulatory compliance environment that sets limits on how Banks can achieve goals like cutting costs. The bank’s Chief Procurement Officer may want to change vendor. But if (as is likely) the vendor is also a customer, for example one that recently received finance for a new warehouse, the Chief Operating Officer and customer relationship managers may have other ideas.

4 Ways To Improve Procurement For Increased Customer Satisfaction

Slimstock

Though it’s often overlooked as an element of customer satisfaction, procurement is an essential component for delivering that satisfaction. Procurement involves buying goods and services that keep an organization operating; it ensures warehouses are well-stocked with the proper supplies at all times. Procurement can be responsible for up to 70 percent of a company’s revenue , so small changes in procurement functions can have a major impact on profitability.

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

Cerasis

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. What’s a Warehouse Management System in the Cloud?

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Continuous Improvement, Procurement and Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

I spoke to Carl Fowler, the Vice President of North American Sales and Engineering at Menlo Logistics, on the topic of continuous improvement and procuring warehousing services. Logistics Service Providers Procurement Warehousing

Material Handling and Fleet Management: Uncovering Opportunities for Cost Savings and Other Business Benefits

Talking Logistics

But fleet management can mean other things, especially in warehouse operations. “We That includes all material handling equipment within a warehouse, distribution center or manufacturing site, such as forklifts, personnel carriers, yard spotters, sweepers, and booms. It is virtually impossible, therefore, to have complete, integrated visibility to its usage and to standardize equipment procurement and utilization.

IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management

Cerasis

The internet allows for unlimited scalability and boosted efficiency in warehouse inventory management. The so-called “smart warehouse” takes advantage of these defining factors by connecting systems to streamline inventory management and overall productivity. Warehouse managers must understand why changes of standards and use of the Internet of Things (IoT) are needed and how smart warehouses can meet the demands of today and tomorrow.

Continuous Improvement, Procurement and Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

I spoke to Carl Fowler, the Vice President of North American Sales and Engineering at Menlo Logistics, on the topic of continuous improvement and procuring warehousing services. Logistics Service Providers Procurement Warehousing

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.

Contingent Workforce is a Major Focus for Procurement

NC State SCRC

Brian Hoffmeyer from IQ Navigator, a procure to pay solution, spoke today at IBM’s Empower event on this trend, and the implications for procurement. Contingent labor spans everything from temporary warehouse workers, consultant, and project workers. It helps to manage the procure to pay process for contingent labor – and helps to manage workflows. Analytics Category Management Contract Management Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Procure to Pay

Predictive analytics in procurement means using whatever data is available

NC State SCRC

Predictive analytics is still relatively new in procurement, but it’s increasingly important, particularly in organizations that have already been through the cycle of spend analytics, supplier leveraging, segmentation, and consolidation. It is often built on a strategic platform that provides data visibility and near real-time availability, as well as advanced data warehouses for collection of relevant third party datasets.

Flying Warehouses! And Mobile Fulfillment Centers that Exist Today

FLEXE

Illustrations in the filing show a flying warehouse, which would remain at high altitudes as drones fly back and forth between the warehouse and nearby shipping destinations. One big shoe retailer recently used this type of warehousing to support its pop-up store campaign.

Is Procurement a True Profession….Yet?

Supply Chain View from the Field

Gerard Chick and I are working on a new book, that is effectively questioning whether procurement, as we know it, is on the right track, and if not, what it will take to get it back on track. There is certainly a lot of work to be done, and this exciting project that we’ve been traveling through will I believe provide some provoking ideas to drive the profession of procurement to new heights.

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?

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This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Alexa Heads to the Warehouse (WSJ – sub. Warehouse Space Growing Tighter on Rising E-Commerce Demands (WSJ – sub. So if you can provide warehousing, transportation and/or material handling equipment to support disaster relief efforts, I encourage you to contact ALAN.

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

Cerasis

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. Full Truckload Procurement

What Going Digital Can Mean for Your Warehouse Operation

EFT

Supply chain management is the cornerstone of procurement, production and facilities management. However, the digital warehouse allows employers to notice recurring patterns or highlight areas that need improvement. Future warehouses are expected to reach new levels of automation.

Assessing the True Return of Procurement Transformation on Total Shareholder Return: A Tough Proposition

NC State SCRC

In my earlier book with Gerard Chick on “ The Procurement Value Proposition “, we advance the notion that buildoing a business case for investing in people, process, and technology improvement in procurement is key. Many procurement assessments developed by consultants seek to provide an answer to the question “how far along are you relative to your peers in your procurement transformation journey”, and “which processes are lagging compared to your peers?”

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

NC State SCRC

Several stories came out this week, related to KraftHeinz’s share price, its procurement department, and the fate of its parent company, 3G Capital. 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.”.

5 Procurement Management Tips for the New Kid on the Block?

AFFLINK

In much the same way, any business seeking success in the procurement management environment should address the fundamentals first. Procurement management accountability builds from having processes and quality controls that meet or surpass customer expectations.