There is only one Boss… and it’s not Tech

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Execution and transactional-based capabilities such as warehouse/distribution center management (WMS), transportation management planning and scheduling (TMS), electronic data interchange (EDI) and visibility via web portals for updates are no longer a “good-to-have” but a “must-have”.

Checklist: Logistics challenges in China

Supply Chain Movement

trillion economy that was the world’s sixth largest, trailing the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom and France. 15 questions about Chinese supply chains.

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Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains

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The United Kingdom (UK) imports the most goods by far compared to other European countries, not just final products but also parts and components for further production and assembly. Additional manpower to work in the warehouse will be required, too.

What does Brexit mean for eCommerce?

Savant Events

Let’s start with a short definition: Brexit is the process of removing the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU), following a popular referendum in June 2016.

Global Trade Networks Create a Single Version of the Truth for Retailers

Talking Logistics

A multi-brand online retailer — currently the number one pure-play eTailer in the United Kingdom and Ireland has enjoyed these results: Over 22% of orders are fulfilled through drop ship method. Drop shipping is also not a panacea, tempting as it is to suggest that retailers could, in time, quit warehousing altogether. Drop shipping is becoming more and more popular among retailers as the “Amazon effect” creates intense pressure from customers for quick delivery.

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From the First Message to the Last Mile, BluJay’s Latest Software Releases Improve Complex Logistics and Global Trade Operations

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which includes new capabilities in the Warehouse Management, Cross Dock, and Transportation Management components of the platform. In addition, the cross-dock mobile application supports a wide array of services including loading, unloading and unit checking. BluJay’s Customs Management-Global application, a single, multi-country platform for import and export compliance, introduced many new declaration types for Denmark, the Netherlands, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Managing factories and warehouses with a lot of employees demands leadership skills focused on routine, whereas connecting departments and supply chain partners actually requires creativity. Tanzania, United Republic of. United Arab Emirates. United Kingdom.

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

This 3-part blog series will take a deeper dive into the importance of warehouse workforce management for wholesale distribution and third party logistics (3PLs) and how to create and sustain a high-performance workforce culture.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Warehousing. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use?

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Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Tanzania, United Republic of. United Arab Emirates. United Kingdom. United States. United States Minor Outlying Islands. directly from their suppliers, from their own warehouse or even from a retail store).

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

This 3-part blog series will take a deeper dive into the importance of warehouse workforce management for wholesale distribution and third party logistics (3PLs) and how to create and sustain a high-performance workforce culture. The Importance of Warehouse Workforce Management for 3PLs and Wholesale Distribution. The article highlights the following big workforce shortages: The United States will have a 4 percent “surplus,” which is down from 10 percent in 2020.

This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management, SAP Extended Warehouse Management and SAP Event Management Now Available. It serves both B2B and B2C customers in the United Kingdom, Spain and France.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Tanzania, United Republic of. United Arab Emirates. United Kingdom. United States. United States Minor Outlying Islands. Integration with warehouse mechanisation and production equipment guarantees that the optimal plan will be executed in practice.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Tanzania, United Republic of. United Arab Emirates. United Kingdom. United States. United States Minor Outlying Islands. Globally, warehousing is outsourced by 67%.

3PL 101

GrandVision: “We are changing completely as we become demand driven”

Supply Chain Movement

Many of these stores are recognised under banners such as Apollo-Optik in Germany, Générale d’Optique and GrandOptical in France, Pearle in the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria and Vision Express in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, Hungary, the Middle East and India to name just a few.

The Online Retail Landscape in 2019: A Review of the Highs and Lows

Logistics Bureau

According to the company’s CFO, Brian Olsavsky, the main issues were: The costs of transitioning warehouses to support one-day delivery. What was behind Amazon’s falling profits in 2019, and how did other big online retail players perform?

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

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For example, Grainger, the largest industrial distributor in the United States and number 3 in the world with revenue exceeding $10 billion, has seen online sales continuously become the larger contribution to the company’s total sales.

Extreme Global Weather Set to Continue – What’s the Supply Chain Impact (Part 1)?

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Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software) , Compliance (Software) and Visibility (Software).

Nursing Hospital and Healthcare Supply Into a New Age

Logistics Bureau

In this traditional model of hospital and healthcare supply, the facility’s loading dock fills up fast each day, with bulk deliveries and small orders arriving constantly, which must then be put away in a warehouse or distributed around a campus. Low unit of measure inventory management.

Strong demand and tight supply define industrial property sector in markets around the world


E-commerce logistics, distribution and warehousing requirements continue to drive the market and are increasing in line with online retail sales,” commented Mark E. The industrial sector's fundamentals continue to draw capital, as investors are attracted not only to the newest distribution and warehouse facilities, but also to the opportunity to find additional value in older assets near urban areas. United Kingdom Whilst industrial continues to be the best performing U.K.

JDA Software’s Annual EMEA Conference, FocusConnect 2013, Kicks Off Today in London, and We Could Not Be More Excited!

Supply Chain Nation

Today’s agenda kicks off with a round of Special Interest Group (SIG) sessions focusing on warehouse management, workforce management for retail, demand, fulfillment and transportation management, just to name a few.

This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

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Robot Punctures Can Of Bear Repellent At Amazon Warehouse, Sickening Workers (NPR). Brexit Stockpiling Frenzy Leaves Firms With Few Warehouses (WSJ – sub. Which candy is mentioned the most in songs? The answer is M&Ms. But which candy came in second?

Emerging Markets are Leapfrogging Mature Retail Markets by Investing More in Omni-Channel

Supply Chain Nation

In a survey of 300+ CEOs from China, Germany, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States, PwC found trends in omni-channel adoption and investment that varied across the five countries.

Beverage Sector Performance in 2020 – Unleashed Special Report


Multiple countries are represented in the cohort, with the majority based in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Somewhat counter-intuitively they also have fewer warehouses with an average of 7 rather than 8 in April 2020.

When it Comes to Direct-to-Consumer Shipping, Warehouse Size Matters

Supply Chain Nation

This week: Big warehouses get even bigger thanks to direct-to-consumer shipping trends, and Trader Joe’s gets some new competition. Ship-to-consumer means bigger warehouses. As e-commerce has become the preferred shopping method, warehouses have increased in size to accommodate the larger volume needed to ship directly to consumers. Read more in the Material Handling & Logistics article, Big Warehouses Are Getting Even Bigger.

New study: How will the explosion in ecommerce affect value of real estate?

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For the purposes of this research, the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Japan will be the sophisticated countries that we discuss; China, Brazil, Russia, India, and Spain are the unsophisticated countries. oatsy40/Flickr.


The Lean Supply Chain

The other software companies that sell YMS below, sell it in conjunction with a Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Transportation Management System (TMS) so there is no way to gauge those YMS sales as they could be with, or without, the YMS system depending on the customer’s needs.

How to Secure Your First Supply Chain or Logistics Job

Logistics Bureau

It’s likely that you will also come into contact with supply chain and logistics planning, scheduling, warehouse management, and logistics processes, enabling you to gain an excellent end-to-end understanding of the supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (September 2-5, 2014)

Talking Logistics

When it comes to same-day / local delivery, Amazon is placing its bets on multiple models, including building out its own delivery fleet , experimenting with drones , and as reported in the Wall Street Journal this week, partnering with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to deliver groceries.

Top 13 Asian eCommerce Marketplaces


Apart from the fact that the revenue generated is in the region of $1 trillion, by 2020, China’s e-commerce marketplace will be churning out as much as the United States of America, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, and France put together.

4 Ways to Deal with Post-Holiday Inventory Now


Thirdly, you have excess stock sitting in your warehouse that isn’t sold. Then you can clear warehouse space for new stock and the next season. But wait, a warehouse flash sale may be the most practical way forward. Goods simply sit in your warehouse until they are sold.

7 Things That Matter Most To Fresh Supply Chain Leaders

Logistics Bureau

In order to reduce the cost of losses , leading organisations are leveraging the latest in real-time tracking technology , using shared platforms to ensure producers, carriers, warehouse operators and even store managers know exactly where shipments are in the supply chain and why.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The 7 Benefits of Made in USA Driven by Reshoring Movement, Technology, and Better Transportation Costs


offers lower labor, natural gas and electricity costs than some other developed countries in Europe and Asia, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Japan. The trend of outsourcing to overseas suppliers and contractors may be losing some of its luster.

Do You Have Enough Stock for Black Friday?


In the United States, it’s probably the single most important day for retail shopping aside from the weeks leading up to Christmas. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Introduction.

Craft Beer Inventory Management


Germany had an envious history of centuries of beer brewing before it took off in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1970s. So the beer needs to be shipped to refrigerated warehouses. You need not store water physically in your warehouse. Introduction.