Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Picking Process


When optimizing the picking process in a warehouse, it is important to recognize two key concepts. As a best practice, warehouse managers should conduct an ABC analysis, properly document and review the current process to detect inefficiencies, and improve warehouse processes before introducing any form of warehouse automation and/or warehouse technology. So, let’s dig into the steps needed to optimize this critical warehouse process.

TMS Optimization: Transitioning from “Nice to Have” to “Must Have”

Talking Logistics

Optimization is a ubiquitous term in the supply chain and logistics industry. We all talk about how we need to optimize our operations. In practice, however, relatively few companies are using optimization technology, particularly in transportation. In the past, a lot of companies believed that they didn’t need optimization, but is that still true today? What factors are shifting transportation optimization from a “nice to have” to a “must have” capability?

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Optimizing Your Supply Chain Costing

Talking Logistics

Supply chain costing is the collection, expense assignment, and analysis of cost information across all the work activities comprising a supply chain for the purpose of identifying opportunities to obtain a competitive advantage through a combination of reduced costs or improved performance. Read more Optimizing Your Supply Chain Costing. The post Optimizing Your Supply Chain Costing appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

What is Inventory Optimization?


What is inventory optimization? So what is inventory optimization? According to Wikipedia, inventory optimization is: “a method of balancing capital investment constraints or objectives and service-level goals over a large assortment of stock-keeping units (SKUs) while taking demand and supply volatility into account.”. Inventory optimization is the next level of inventory management for warehouse and supply chain managers and buyers.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis


This creates a major problem for managing e-commerce fulfillment when orders spike and shippers need to understand how data analysis may help. Data Analysis Enhances E-Commerce Forecasts and More Take a moment to consider what goes into managing e-commerce fulfillment.

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The Mind-Boggling Complexities of Food Distribution (Why Optimization is Critical)

Talking Logistics

In such a scenario, what is the optimal way to load these trailers and route the deliveries? Routing just a handful of trucks to a few stores or customers in the most optimal manner — that is, in a way that minimizes miles driven and costs while satisfying delivery time windows and other customer constraints — quickly reaches the limit of human capability. They might not realize it, but what they’re really saying is that they need optimization.

Predictive analysis: How it improves supply chain visibility

20Cube Logistics

Predictive analysis, today is part of all major business operations and processes to help forecast trends, events and to find solutions for complexities. According to Forbes, predictive analysis is mandatory in logistics as it relies heavily on accuracy and timeliness to achieve success. Reasons why one should not skip using the predictive analysis. Let’s look at some of the benefits of predictive analysis: Identifying real-time patterns and data accurately.

Streamline Your Supply Chain with a Network Analysis

CH Robinson Logistics

Company ABC engaged with their 3PL’s supply chain engineer team, who performed a network optimization analysis and made a final recommendation to eliminate 20 of the warehouse locations. A simplified, streamlined supply chain with better visibility to inventory and optimal warehouse locations. Is network analysis a good fit for your company? In truth, network analysis is a best fit for any organization that is ready, willing, and able to change.

Potential Impact Of COVID-19 On Logistics Finance Market Analysis 2020-2028

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Global Logistics Finance Market Report assistances industry leaders to make confident capital investment decisions, develop strategic plans, optimize their business portfolio, innovate successfully and operate… The post Potential Impact Of COVID-19 On Logistics Finance Market Analysis 2020-2028 appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Optimizing Your Supply Chain Costing – Talking Logistics

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Supply chain costing is the collection, expense assignment, and analysis of cost information across all the work activities comprising a supply chain for the purpose… The post Optimizing Your Supply Chain Costing – Talking Logistics appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

The Top Three Benefits of Optimizing Shipping Performance


This approach to optimizing shipping performance is educational because of how it illuminates potential weaknesses and offers advice for making positive changes. If customer application reviews show shortcomings in your practices, the field engineering phase can help you actionably move closer to optimal shipping performance. Performing computer-based analysis is also possible in cases when it is impractical to assess in the most common ways.

Top 5 Tips To Optimize Your Warehouse Storage System


Optimize Now. There are many ways to optimize your warehouse storage system, such as: 1. Conduct ABC Analysis. It is a simple analysis, also known as Inventory Categorization Method, which categorizes all the products as per their monetary value (high to low). LinkedIn The post Top 5 Tips To Optimize Your Warehouse Storage System appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Do you have a messy, unorganized warehouse?

How to Use ABC Analysis for Inventory Management (and the Added Value of XYZ Analysis)


If you’re wondering what is the best way to manage inventory with hundreds or even thousands of SKUs, you’ve found your answer: ABC analysis (otherwise known as ABC classification ). In this post, we’re going to discuss how you can classify your inventory into three ABC categories and introduce the concept of XYZ analysis. But first here’s a quick reminder of what ABC classification of inventory is: ABC Analysis Definition. XYZ Analysis.

How Supply Chain Analysis Keeps Your Business on Top

PLS Logistics

Logistics Supply Chain Management Optimization Big Data Risk Management SuppliersManaging a supply chain is all fun and games until you bring efficiency and profitability into the mix. No matter how good the product is, a poorly-managed supply chain will give your business no chance at real success.

Optimize Your e-Commerce Conversions

3PL Insights

10 Ways to Optimize Your E-Commerce Conversion Rate. With thorough analysis of the customer journey through your website, you’ll be able to better isolate the issues that are causing potential buyers to leave or even get so far as to abandon a full shopping cart. Of course, this list is not complete, but the above tips are among the most important for optimizing your customer journey and minimizing the risk of shopping-cart abandonment.

How to Use ABC Analysis for Inventory Management (and the Added Value of XYZ Analysis)


If you’re wondering what is the best way to manage inventory with hundreds or even thousands of SKUs, you’ve found your answer: ABC analysis (otherwise known as ABC classification ). In this post, we’re going to discuss how you can classify your inventory into three ABC categories and introduce the concept of XYZ analysis. But first here’s a quick reminder of what ABC classification of inventory is: ABC Analysis Definition. XYZ Analysis.

MarineTraffic, NAPA join forces on fleet optimization

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MarineTraffic, NAPA join forces on fleet optimization. MarineTraffic, NAPA join forces on fleet optimization.

Is there a compelling reason to implement analytics & optimization? STEP 1 – Prove the bridge is on fire


An analysis leveraging sales data and geographical lifecycle indicators classified inventory into three major segments: Dead stock – simply an (unwelcome) snapshot of stock that has no buyer without deep discounting. After many iterations of ‘this isn’t true’, ‘this can’t be true’ the robustness of the analysis helped them realize the situation. The mission was clear – it was time to thoroughly and comprehensively embed analytics and subsequent optimization into the business.

STILL Hybrid Tracking Enables Optimal Team Picking

Logistics Business Magazine

Based on this analysis, they identify options for action and develop a suitable implementation concept. As independently acting assistants, the OPX iGo neo follow their operator autonomously and always stop at the optimal picking position, thus saving the picker up to 75 percent of energy- and time-consuming mounting and dismounting, while at the same time considerably reducing the distance the operator has to walk under load.

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud


Modern supply chains are evolving beyond anyone’s expectations due to increased use of cloud-computing technologies, wearables and advanced data analysis. For example, wearables measuring the number of steps, heart rate and calorie consumption can virtually eliminate on-the-job cardiac events, reports the Inventory & Supply Chain Optimization Blog. Data Analysis Grew Exponentially, Providing More End-to-End Visibility and Continuous Improvement.

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Track Drivers in Real-time and Ensure SLA Compliance


Reduce your logistics management costs and increase overall efficiency by tracking drivers and their behavior in real-time. Industries, especially those with sensitive cargo and shipments, focus on tracking the behavior of their drivers to ensure service level agreement (SLA) compliance.

Rethinking Your Distribution Network Optimization – Supply Chain 24/7

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Distribution Network Optimization. Whether you are a small business owner or a corporate logistics manager, it’s crucial to stay attuned to the most innovative ways to optimize your distribution network. Whatever the motivation, reassessing your distribution network optimization is an absolute necessity. Distribution Network Optimization Is More Relevant Than Ever. If a cost-benefit analysis sounds expensive and time-consuming, simplify the question.

Combinatorial Optimization: We do the math so you don't have to


Combinatorial optimization can lighten the load The resources required to solve those questions manually are simply unfeasible. This is where combinatorial optimization can help. We then inverted the analysis to run a minimal carrier award scenario and found this required only two suppliers, which resulted in a different kind of problem. Transportation procurement, the process of identifying and evaluating logistics providers, is a game of options.

Top Tech Upgrades of The Year


To optimize resource movement with a view to reduce operations costs and improve overall process efficiency. Tech evolution must always be around a purpose. The purpose of the upgrades mentioned here, and many more that are regularly communicated to the clients through mailers, is singular.

Case Study: Automha Optimizes Space and Storage for UK Brewer

Logistics Business Magazine

The company wanted to exploit an existing plant in Nottingham, optimizing its storage capacity. Sec Storage, following a detailed analysis of the building slated to house the new warehouse and the load units, designed the best solution for Murphy & Son, developing a semi-automatic storage system for multi-depth pallet, which was implemented using Automha’s Autosat shuttle.

ELD Mandate for Trucking Industry by FMCSA


The Phase 2 (Mandatory Implementation) of ELDs began on the 18th of Dec 2017. US Department of Transport is mandating that drivers be on duty for a fixed set of hours (60 hours in 7 days, or 70 hours in 8 days; based on the breaks taken in between). There are multiple constraints was total hours of driving.

How the Three M’s Can Help You Cut Down on Supply Chain Cost

Blue Grace Logistics

Understanding the nuances of your supply chain and how to improve upon it is the best way to achieve maximum savings, optimize efficiency, and manage customer expectations. A Global perspective to keep updated on the latest developments and optimize processes across North America. As the global supply chain settles into the COVID19 technology driven and customer-centric decade, there’s no time to pause and reflect on what has happened. Now, more than ever is a time for action.

Necessary Steps for Smarter Logistics Planning Optimization. Increase Efficiency and Profits


Editor's Note: Today's is blog is from Nicole Lewis who shows us the steps for smarter logistics planning optimization. Ironically, the main problem of today's domestic logistics planning optimization is not in a lack of information about ‘advanced’ tools, lack of appropriate equipment and information technologies, and not even that not all managers are in principle aware of the existence of any management mechanism.

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3 Compelling Reasons to Start Using Prescriptive Analytics


If you’ve read up on the latest topics in the field of data analysis, then you’ve probably encountered the term Prescriptive Analytics. Off the shelf scheduling tools, pricing optimization tools, and production planning tools tend to work well for many businesses. A global carrier, for example, used our technology to optimize their network. AIMMS Optimization Prescriptive Analytics Supply chain optimization Prescriptive analytics software supply chain optimization

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The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Talking Logistics

A New Approach: Continuous Pool Optimization. That’s what continuous pool optimization (CPO) allows without sacrificing efficiency or service. It enables shippers to be creative in designing a dynamic distribution model that optimizes itself, taking advantage of new realities. Shippers can plan shipments to a consolidation point by predetermin­ing a specific location or by allowing an algorithm to dynamically determine the optimal consolidation facility.

5 Inventory Reduction Strategies to Drive Cost Savings


While these stats will vary to some degree, this is the theory behind ABC inventory analysis – a model that can be used to categorize your stock. Using ABC analysis, you can classify your inventory items into three groups based on their value to the business.

How BT is Building a Connected Supply Chain Amidst Ongoing Transformation


We are using Network Design Navigator for two purposes with different data sets: The first one is to optimize proximity in our network allocation for engineers. This is mainly taking large populations of engineers, the post codes of their work area and drive times, and using AIMMS to optimize how we map engineers to different locations. It has helped us dynamically optimize our engineer sources as we go. We see great potential for using optimization at a strategic level.

Why Cars Are Cheaper Than You Think

Supply Chain Brain

at the moment, the least expensive iterations average $46,000, while the most expensive versions of the same models settle around $63,000, according to analysis from Edmunds.com. Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics SC Analysis & Consulting Automotive Retail All Technology SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Supply Chain Visibility SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt

Saving Your Company After a Data Breach

Supply Chain Brain

Global Supply Chain Management Quality & Metrics Regulation and Compliance SC Analysis & Consulting Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. SC Planning & OptimizationCompanies large and small are susceptible to data breaches. In fact, it’s highly likely that your organization will suffer one at some point in time. So how should you respond?

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How A.I. Will Transform Shipping and Logistics

Supply Chain Brain

Business Strategy Alignment SC Analysis & Consulting Global Supply Chain Management All Logistics Global Logistics Transportation & Distribution All Technology Supply Chain Visibility SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt. SC Planning & Optimizationis seeping into virtually every industry, and logistics isn’t immune. Imagine systems that can sift through huge volumes of information to formulate “smart” recommendations as to routes, scheduling and pricing.