Optimizing Today’s Automated Warehouse

Logistics Viewpoints

Warehouse Automation to Optimization Warehouse automation vendors are placing increased emphasis on the ability of their software solutions to take warehouse performance to the next level. Supply Chain Optimization Warehouse Automation Warehousing

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.

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The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 7 main types of warehouse services offerings. While each warehouse company has it’s own unique specialties, these are the predominant warehouse service offerings. Everyone knows what a warehouse is, but I decided to publish Wikipedia’s definition because it was really good. Warehouse Definition. A warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods. The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings. Warehouse Service Offering 1 – Pick and Pack.

Embrace Lean Warehousing Practices in 2017

Talking Logistics

Even the most determined business optimist would be hard-pressed not to find a warehousing cost that isn’t creeping skyward. One of the core concepts behind lean is the need to look closely at operations within your warehouse, and never fall into the trap of complacency — even if things seem functional at the moment. Imagine you have 10 warehouse racks, but at any given time, you only use shelf space equivalent to 7 full racks.

26 Best Practices in Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Many people may think the term “lean warehousing” is an oxymoron. Let’s face it, most lean purists believe that all transportation and warehousing functions are pure waste. In the absence of this visibility, warehouse operators will simply be reacting to day-to-day activities.

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Warehouse Operations

LeanCor

Lean Culture in a Warehouse Operations Setting. Many companies today are realizing that a lean culture is a more effective culture in regards to operations within a firm, such as warehousing, logistics, supply chain, etc. By: David Sherman.

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Surviving the holidays: Warehouse technology turns uncertainty into opportunity

Logistics Viewpoints

Retail drop shipments (shipments directly from the wholesale warehouse) are […]. Guest Commentary Omni-channel logistics Warehouse Management Systems Warehousing fulfillment holiday shipping wholesalers WMSMost wholesale distributors have recovered from Black Friday and Cyber Monday by now – and are catching their breath just in time to sprint during these last few weeks of the holidays!

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

It goes without saying that warehouses need to find ways to prioritize workplace safety for the health and productivity of the workforce. The following is our top 10 list of ways warehouses can drive more efficient and productive warehouse operations: Consider Automation. Not only can robotic automation help manufacturers achieve greater warehouse productivity, but it can also drive significant cost savings as compared to employing workers. According to the U.S.

6 Best Practices for eCommerce Warehousing

Cerasis

Meanwhile, the number of warehouses has not yet grown enough to accommodate the surge in order fulfillment and processing. Fortunately, shippers and warehouse managers who follow these best practices can improve production to meet the surging demand.

Top Warehouses in North America 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. When mapping a supply chain, I would always put a big red circle around the warehouse. Back then, a warehouse was always suspected of being a big waste of money. In lean consulting, you would often find excess inventory, rework, over processing and other wasteful practices inside a warehouse. The warehousing industry has become very high tech.

Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC?

Talking Logistics

Now, the trend is to use this technology commercially; for the logistics industry, there are many potential use cases in a warehouse. Now that we have discussed the AR vs. VR differences and definitions, let’s discuss how companies can apply augmented reality in warehousing.

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4 Biggest Numbers in Warehousing

FLEXE

we discuss the 4 biggest numbers in warehousing, from vacancy rates to new construction build rates these numbers impact all of us in supply chain & logistics. This week we’re gonna talk about warehousing in the United States. In this weeks episode of Logistics 2.0

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.

Airbnb for Warehousing

Logistics Viewpoints

For my part, I was just providing a short preview of the results I’m starting to see from my survey surrounding the best ways to improve warehouse performance. Supply Chain Network Design Warehousing

Warehouse & Distribution Center Management: 5 Tips for Success

Cerasis

Today, Carl writes about his 5 tips for success Warehouse and Distribution center management. Every day, new warehousing and wholesale supplier businesses are opening their doors, and plenty more are on their way out because they can’t keep up in a competitive economy. Many logistics experts assert that warehouses and distribution centers are virtually the same operation, but experts like Cliff Holste at Supply Chain Digest insist that they are not. Organize Your Warehouse.

Warehouse Strategy: Put Wall Systems

The Network Effect

The post Warehouse Strategy: Put Wall Systems appeared first on The Network Effect. Distribution Material Handling Warehousing ecommerce order picking shelving storage warehouseby Alex Barrio, Senior Project Consultant, Tompkins International Supply chain professionals know that running a distribution operation comes with several.

How Lean is your Warehouse?

LeanCor

4 Ways to Improve upon your Lean Dedicated Warehouse. Our most recent webinar on the Lean Dedicated Warehouse, showed us a lot of very interesting insights about what the opportunities are in our industry today. This is an opportunity for improvement in many warehouses, we found.

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2017 Warehouse Capacity Economics and Trends Report

FLEXE

Nowhere is this more evident than the warehouse. How a more dynamic warehousing solution can help solve for both under- and over-capacity. The post 2017 Warehouse Capacity Economics and Trends Report appeared first on FLEXE.

Ushering in a New Era of Warehousing in Singapore

Supply Chain Nation

Singapore, an island city-state known as a hub for global commerce, finance and transport, has taken a giant step into a new era of warehousing with the opening of DHL Supply Chain’s Advanced Regional Center (ARC) in April. This is not just a new warehouse.

Warehousing Made Easy: How to Meet Ever-Changing Customer Demands

Supply Chain Nation

Warehouse managers are under a lot of pressure to maximize throughput, minimize cost, optimize labor productivity and meet shipping deadlines, and do so in a way that keeps each and every customer happy, which is a tough task. The Rapidly Changing World of a Warehouse Manager. Consumers are the new boss and are driving rapid change, and warehouse managers need to stay ahead of this if they want to stay profitable and competitive. How JDA WMS Can Make Warehousing Easy.

Inbound Warehousing

LeanCor

Stability and Visibility for Inbound Warehousing. For firms today, a universal struggle is the synchronization of inbound shipments with inbound warehousing activities, as well as outbound warehousing activities. By: David Sherman – Lean Logistics Specialist.

On-demand Warehousing Quarterly Pricing and Usage Report

FLEXE

On-demand warehousing entered the supply chain and logistics market in 2014 and has been growing ever since. Just as Airbnb turns unused guest rooms into a commodity, on-demand warehousing turns “dead space” into a valuable commercial asset.

Warehouse Management Cost Savings: How to Build a Warehouse Management Strategy Built on Efficiency

Cerasis

An effective warehouse management strategy can successfully reduce rework and drive warehouse management cost savings. However, poor decisions and assumptions can lead to the buildup of other inefficiencies, diminishing the value of your existing warehouse management strategy.

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.

Prioritizing Warehouse Safety in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Link

With more than 145,000 people working in an estimated 7,000 warehouses, keeping employees safe is a priority in the distribution industry and companies want to create a safe environment for all employees 1. Distribution Supply Chain Warehouse Design Warehousing

Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know

Cerasis

When discussing warehouse statistics many key performance indicators are mentioned. So what are the most important figures needed to run a warehouse? Depending on the warehouse design and complexity there are at least a hand full of statistics that any manager needs.

Warehousing KPIs

The Logistics of Logistics

To effectively and efficiently manage a warehouse, you need to use warehousing KPIs. Below is a listing of commonly used warehousing KPIs. Selecting Warehousing KPIs. Every warehouse is different with different goals and objectives, so choosing just the right warehousing KPIs is tough. Ideally, the KPIs chosen will align to the most important deliverables in your warehouse. Types of Warehousing KPIs. Warehousing KPIs.

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The Evolution of WMS Customer Requirements

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply Chain Convergence Warehouse Automation Warehouse Management Systems WarehousingLast month I posted a Logistics Viewpoints article on the evolution and growth of the WMS market.

Real-World Scenario: Best Practices for Warehouse Contracts: Part One

Cerasis

When it comes to the logistics industry, whether it's transportation management contracts or warehouse contracts, there are a million moving parts, and as many questions. In the below is a real world example of a consultant coming to a third party logistics company with the goal of choosing a warehouse and 3pl provider. Currently they incur a annual spend of USD 380-420 Million for their warehousing needs, of which ~60% spend is for brand new six warehouses (average space of 1.5

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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. Editor's Pick Warehouse Management Kenco Group visual control warehouse management

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How Will Trump's Curb on Trade Deficit Affect Warehousing?

Material Handling & Logistics

warehouse inventory has increased by a net of 3.5 trade with Canada and Mexico has increased more rapidly than with any other countries since the signing of NAFTA in 1995, and U.S. billion square feet. read more. Global Supply Chain News Trump and the Supply Chain

The Lean Warehouse: Top Down or Bottom Up?

Logistics Viewpoints

I talked to Bob about Ryder’s use of Lean programs to continuously improve warehousing operations. I talked to Bob Arndt, the Vice President of Lean Supply Chain Solutions at Ryder. Ryder is a leading 3PL.

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Warehouse Automation: Why Warehouse Workers Need Not Fear Automation or Robotics

Cerasis

Across the country, retail employees fear how robots will impact job security and their futures, but the use of warehouse automation and robotics means great things for the future of warehouse workers in retail, as explained by Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal.

5 Reasons Cross-docking is Changing Retail Warehousing

Ryder Exchange

Cross Docking Retail Supply Chain Warehousing & Distribution Management Cross-Docking

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The Workhorse of the Warehouse

The Network Effect

They’ve scurried around wharves and warehouses for decades. The post The Workhorse of the Warehouse appeared first on The Network Effect. Distribution Material Handling Warehousing forklift material handling warehousing

BoB vs. ERP – Part 2: Warehousing, Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

A common theme in the tier 1 and 2 landscape of supply chain execution management is the desire to “orchestrate and synchronize end-to-end business processes,” and that “warehousing and transportation are notable points of convergence” (source: Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems ). Or put another way, how closely do we tie the functional abilities of warehouse, transportation and labor management systems to those of the ERP?

Amazon on the hunt for Warehousing Space in Australia

Techgistics

The Sydney Morning Herald reported today that Amazon is looking for warehouse space in Sydney's west. Amazon e commerce warehouseReminds me of a great quote from Richard Goyder , Wesfarmer Managing Director, when speaking of the threat Amazon poses to Australia retailers: Amazon will eat all our breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. I couldn't agree more; retailers in Australia should be worried, very worried. According to a recent survey , more than 50% of U.S.

Quarterly Report for On-Demand Warehousing Pricing and Usage: 2016 Summary

FLEXE

We wanted to know how pricing and usage of on-demand warehousing trended in 2016. On-demand warehousing is no different. FLEXE has been providing easy-to-use, short-term warehousing solutions since 2013. The Demand for New Warehousing Solutions Increases.

Operational Excellence: Streamlining the Warehouse Layout Process

Talking Logistics

Companies moving into new warehouse space need to take an honest assessment of their current and expected business to maximize their operations. A new warehouse is like a blank canvas with its size just one aspect to consider.

Sustainable Warehousing – Make Earth Day Last All Year

Ryder Exchange

Ryder’s packaging, warehouse and distribution facility in Moreno Valley, California, in 2009. Sustainability Warehousing & Distribution ManagementYet, along with its successful green trucking initiatives, including low emission vehicles and conversion to natural gas, Ryder has found an equally impressive solution right in the distribution center: a commitment to sustainable practices and recycling of packing materials and other re-usable items.