Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Our “ Research in Focus ” series highlights research conducted by select partners on timely and important trends impacting supply chain and logistics professionals today.

Finding a Warehouse in Today’s High-Demand Market

Talking Logistics

Finding the right warehouse is arguably one of the most important decisions your company will make. Unfortunately, you won’t have that luxury if you want to lock down your choice of warehouses. You Snooze, You Lose…a Warehouse. The biggest impact is arguably the ever-growing beast of e-commerce; with nearly half of all American households subscribing to Amazon Prime, it’s little wonder the industry has such an appetite for warehouse space.

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Does Your Warehouse Need Voice?

Supply Chain Shaman

A warehouse is not a warehouse and a supply chain is not a supply chain. One of these options is voice-directed warehousing. Voice-directed warehousing, where a warehouse worker is directed to perform tasks based on voice automation using a headset, is now over twenty years old.

50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

Warehouse automation stats show that automation is making a big impact on warehouses and distribution centers. As technology awareness grows, more warehouses and DCs turn to automation to adapt to the changing landscape. The number of private warehouses is growing.

The Current State Of Warehouse Technology

Speaker: Cathy Morrow Roberson, Founder and Head Analyst, Logistics Trends and Insights, LLC

Efficiency and speed are pressuring organizations to step up their warehousing capabilities. How are they doing this and what role is technology playing? Join us for this insightful webinar with Cathy Morrow Roberson, Founder and Head Analyst at Logistics Trends and Insights, LLC, who will share substantial research and discuss professional experiences on the current state of warehouse technology.

Warehouse Management in the Retail Industry

Vinculum

Warehouse Management System Overview. And, that is, the significance of warehouse management. Unlike conventional warehouse management practices, modern retailers rely more on on-premise or SaaS Warehouse Management Systems (WMSs).

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.

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!

4 ways technology is transforming warehouses

6 River Systems

Technology is transforming warehouses, too, supporting leaner, more agile operations and enabling warehouses to offer rapid delivery and error-free orders – elements that are essential to the success of a fulfillment operation. Why is technology important for warehouses?

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29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

Warehouse robots are just one form of warehouse automation , but they’re making a big impact. In reality, warehouse robots are augmenting the work of humans, streamlining tedious, repetitive tasks and reducing errors, while also easing the physical demands on warehouse workers.

ChainLink Research: Agile Retailer - Linking Allocation and Transportation

Logility

Ann Grackin is CEO and co-founder of ChainLink Research. 2 And of course there are more nuanced options, such as drop ship from a supplier’s warehouse, during which the supplier or consumer will incur shipping costs. We recently wrote a white paper called The Agile Retailer.

Will Warehouses Eventually Go Dark?

Enterra Insights

Thanks to the popularity of e-commerce, warehouses are some of the hottest properties in real estate. Phillips ( @EricaEPhillips ) reports some retailers were so desperate to find warehouse space this past holiday season they created pop-up warehouses in vacant suburban lots and parking garages.[1] ”[2] He adds, “Freestanding big-box stores closer to population centers than they are to warehouse districts are the primary candidates for such conversions.

Editor’s Pick: How To Implement Visual Control In Your Warehouse

Talking Logistics

In this post, Joel Holt, Corporate Director of Engineering at Kenco Group , discusses the value and benefits of visual control in the warehouse and how to successfully implement it. Visual control is one of the most popular concepts making its way into the warehousing industry today, but companies considering it need to remember this powerful concept isn’t a cure-all. This means a little uphill research and examination of the way your team is implementing lean tools.

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Three Renewal Strategies For Aging Warehouses and Legacy Warehouse Technology

Lucas

There is a building boom of new DCs and rising investment in new order fulfillment and warehouse technology (robotics, automation, mobile technology, etc.). warehouses and distribution centers are saddled with legacy systems, processes and infrastructure. Warehouse is 34 Years Old.

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

FLEXE

Will your customers go directly to your stores to buy, will they research online and then pick up in-store, or will they complete all of their purchases through your website? Here are three common logistics problems you can easily solve with on-demand warehousing.

50 expert tips on improving warehouse efficiency & productivity

6 River Systems

Most warehouses are on an ongoing mission to maximize productivity by optimizing workflows, automating processes and reducing waste (both time and resources). More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there. Cross-train your warehouse workforce.

ChainLink Research: Caribou Coffee’s Supply Chain Story

Logility

Ann Grackin and Bill McBeath of ChainLink Research recently published an article on Caribou Coffee’s supply chain. Their only method of gauging demand was the order-fill numbers of product leaving the warehouse—basic replenishment.

ChainLink Research: Caribou Coffee’s Supply Chain Story

Logility

Ann Grackin and Bill McBeath of ChainLink Research recently published an article on Caribou Coffee’s supply chain. Their only method of gauging demand was the order-fill numbers of product leaving the warehouse—basic replenishment.

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. Warehouse

Global Warehouse Investment Driven by Secular Trends

Logistics Viewpoints

I mentioned that the research process leading to the publication of ARC’s WMS Global Market Research Study includes interviews with executives from numerous WMS software companies. Warehouse Automation Warehouse Management Systems Warehousing

Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth

IQMS

Bottom Line: It’s time to transition the role of warehouses from cost centers to revenue centers that support new digitally enabled supply chains and business models that require greater accuracy, speed, and scale than ever before.

Omni-Channel Fulfillment Drives WMS Adoption

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group conducts an annual analysis of the global warehouse management systems (WMS) market. Replenishment Warehouse Management Systems Warehousing click and collect e-commerce omni-channel fulfillment WMS

The Business Case For a Modern Warehouse Management System

Cerasis

Warehouse managers face constant pressure to move more products, reduce damage, improve order cycle times, boost employee morale, and more. Legacy systems traditionally used for warehouse management are inefficient in the modern era; even systems in the 5- to 10-year age range. Warehouse managers can work to gain executive-level support by making the right business case for a modern warehouse management system. Supply Chain Warehouse

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How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. By using the web, a shipper can research a freight forwarder’s legal requirements. They should also use the research to understand the different between 3PL (third party logistics) providers and 4PL (fourth party logistics) providers. Research what insurance company the freight forwarder is aligned with. Warehousing.

Sneak Peak: How Warehouses are Adapting to Rapidly Changing Demands

Logistics Viewpoints

Prior research by ARC Advisory Group and DC Velocity on omni-channel fulfillment determined that companies expect an average of 40 percent growth in e-commerce sales over the next five years. That research project placed strong emphasis on the use of stores in today’s omni-channel environment. Warehouse Automation Warehouse Management Systems Warehousing distribution center order fulfillment warehouse management

Autonomous Mobile Robotics in the Warehouse TODAY?

Logistics Viewpoints

Last year, ARC Advisory Group published its first formalized research study on the global warehouse automation & control market. Logistics Technologies Warehouse Management Systems Warehousing Warehouse Automation warehouse automation goods-to-man roboticsThe publication was well-received by market participants. Due to the high level of demand, ARC has decided to update the study this year.

Browse through the Ultimate WMS Implementation checklist

Vinculum

Warehouse management has been an essential function for the logistics industry and has evolved with the introduction of robust, efficient and automated warehouse management systems, available in two variants – on-premise and cloud-based. What is Warehouse Management System?

Lost Warehouse Inventory? What to Do and When to Write It Off

Cerasis

No one wants to think about lost warehouse inventory, and it can be organizationally frustrating to determine the best process to find, research, and rectify inventory discrepancies. One of the primary reasons a company implements a warehouse management system (WMS) is to know the exact location of their inventory; if the inventory is not there, one might think it is easy to just write that inventory off the books. Warehouse

The Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Resurgence Continues

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group has been conducting an annual analysis of the warehouse management systems (WMS) market for the last 20 years. The process involves an analysis of large amounts of information and interviews with executives from numerous WMS software companies; and concludes with the publication of ARC’s WMS Global Market Research Study. Omni-channel logistics Warehouse Management Systems Warehousing e-commerce fulfillment market study WMS

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How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. By using the web, a shipper can research a freight forwarder’s legal requirements. They should also use the research to understand the different between 3PL (third party logistics) providers and 4PL (fourth party logistics) providers. Research what insurance company the freight forwarder is aligned with. Warehousing.

Amazon Tests Robots for Warehouse Item Picking

Talking Logistics

At last week’s ICRA 2015 conference, an international forum for robotics researchers, Amazon hosted the “Amazon Picking Challenge,” where robots from 27 entrants from around the world tried to autonomously grab items from a shelf and place them in a tub.

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Android OS at a Warehouse Near You?

Logistics Viewpoints

Mobile computing and RF guns have been an essential tool in real-time warehouses for years. However, ARC’s research into the WMS market shows that mobile apps are receiving substantial R&D dollars from a number of WMS vendors. There is widespread development of new mobile warehousing applications designed for Android operating systems for use on cost-effective, consumer-like hardware.

[WHITE PAPER] The State of Automation in Warehouse Management

Veridian Solutions

According to Grand View Research , growth of the WMS market will continue at a 16.3% All warehouse processes must move smoothly from start to finish to succeed and meet demand, leveraging automation, and new technologies. Critical use cases for automation in today’s warehouses.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

Many other jobs such as Material Handler, pickers, and other general warehouse position are bretween $12,00-$14,000, with fork life operators making up to $16 range. Many participants noted that when Amazon raised their warehouse rates to $15 an hour, many of the companies were already paying far more than this, and the working conditions were often better than what workers encountered at Amazon. Once we hire them, keeping them in the warehouse is a whole other issue!

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Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Talking Logistics

In our research at Kenco Innovation Labs, we don’t think the number will be quite this high, but like McKinsey, we are in full agreement automation will certainly contribute to significant job loss. Matt McLelland is Innovation Research Manager at Kenco Group.