Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Receiving Process


It’s not uncommon to see small and mid-size warehouses struggle with operational inefficiencies. Warehouse Operations

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Cycle Counting Process


Cycle Counting Warehouse Operations RFID Mobile technology DronesThe cycle counting process is one of the most tedious warehouse tasks, but is an important process to control for the prevention of potential sale losses.

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Replenishment Process


Warehouse Operations ReplenishmentThe warehouse replenishment process pushes managers to walk a very thin line between understocking and overstocking.

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Picking Process


Second, effectively improving warehouse operations requires a combination of data collection, process improvement, and technology. Warehouse OperationsWhen optimizing the picking process in a warehouse, it is important to recognize two key concepts. First, no one strategy or technology fits every case.

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

Shipping strategies you can use to make your operation more productive and cost-effective. You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be?

Cost, operational challenges hinder port automation

Supply Chain and Logistics

One interesting point in the discussion is that port operators are actually not seeing productivity gains in automated ports. They … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Production Operations Shipping Strategy Supply Chains automation infrastructure performance ports productivity technologyBen Meyer in American Shipper has summarized a McKinsey report on port automation and port modernization.

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Put-Away Process


Although often ignored by many warehouse managers when optimizing warehouse operations, the put-away process is a critical step to increasing warehouse efficiency. Warehouse Operations put-away processThe initial placement of goods has a direct impact on all subsequent warehouse processes, especially the picking process. If goods are not stored in the most appropriate location, there is an increase in traveling time and the time it takes to pick and pack goods.

Shipper hackles rise as Hong Kong box terminals announce operating alliance

Supply Chain and Logistics

Rates are … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Production Operations Shipping Strategy Supply Chains alliances China performance port management ports supply chains transportationSam Whelan penned a report on the alliance of four companies managing terminals at the Kwai Tsing terminals in Hong Kong. Apparently shippers are furious. They believe there will be collusion and rates will rise as a result.

KPIs for Warehouse Fulfillment Operations

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

eCommerce companies will invest huge amounts of time crafting performance metrics for fulfillment operations, but spend very little time actively monitoring and managing these key performance indicators (KPIs). In our latest free eBook, we cover 10 tips for setting objectives and measuring performance in fulfillment operations. Here’s an irony for you.

Six operators join to form the UK’s largest logistics company

Supply Chain and Logistics

If they cannot learn to … Continue reading → Logistics Production Operations Strategy Supply Chains Trucking european union mergers supply chains UKAlex Lennane has written in the Loadstar about the merger or assimilation of six UK diverse logistics firms under one management. Perhaps this is what’s necessary to get firms to work together– a bigger hammer.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network.

The Fine Line Between Deregulation and Operation

Blue Grace Logistics

Given that the mandate has also begun to tighten capacity even further, it also encourages shippers and carriers to work more closely together in order to increase operational efficiency. When it comes to regulations in the trucking industry, it’s something of a mixed bag.

Using Data to Improve Supply Chain Operations

Material Handling and Logistics

Learn how to organize your data operations in alignment with supply chain strategy. Cloud-based supply chain management tools, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are expected to figure prominently in future supply chain operations.

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Yusen Logistics Establish Lao Operations

Airfreight Logistics

The new division of the Yusen Group is set to commence operations in January 2019. Along with the initial investment from Japan and China, many foreign companies that have already started operations in Thailand as Thailand+1 are attracting attention. Japan-based Yusen Logistics Co.,

The (New) Future of Fulfillment: How Warehouses are Transforming Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

The post The (New) Future of Fulfillment: How Warehouses are Transforming Operations appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. It was three years ago that Logistics Viewpoints and DC Velocity launched a survey of logistics practitioners to evaluate the future direction fulfillment facilities, technologies, and practices. The survey’s format evaluated past, present state, and expectations for three years into the future.

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

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

Adding digital functionality will increase customer satisfaction, streamline operations and improve efficiencies. Today, many companies have invested heavily in process automation and standardization to drive savings, improve efficiencies and enable control over internal operations.

Supplier-Managed Inventory for Central Kitchen Operation

SIPMM Professional Publications

Every successful food business operates with an effective inventory management system, which is the core of Supply Chain Excellence. The post Supplier-Managed Inventory for Central Kitchen Operation appeared first on SIPMM ACADEMY.

Warehouse Mobile Solutions: A Path to Operational Efficiency


In the recent 2017 Promat , show mobile technology took the spotlight once again. This isn’t surprising considering the opportunities that this technology brings to an industry that is always on the move. For companies that have adopted some form of mobile technology, the good news is you’re one step ahead considering that most of the industry is lagging in the adoption of this technology. As an adopter, you’ve established a clear competitive advantage over those that have fallen behind.

Bullish on Teamwork: Why Integrate Fulfillment and Shipping Services?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

fulfillment operations order fulfillment process eCommerce Fulfillment Parcel TransportationIf the only thing it took to win an NBA title was having one of the world’s most dominant players, the 1984-1990 Chicago Bulls should have been a slam-dunk. After all, they had Michael Jordan.

Eco-Logistics Hub to Improve Operational Efficiencies in North Vietnam


Moreover, logistics companies are unable to maximize their operational efficiencies since inland trucking is the only option, with a maximum of one container per trip, per day being achieved. Traffic Congestion at Hai Phong.

DHL Express kicks off Operation Holiday Cheer

DC Velocity

For the 15th straight year, logistics provider will deliver Christmas trees, letters, decorations and gifts to U.S. military personnel stationed overseas, company says. Transportation

GAC to Open Operations Base at KIZAD

Logistics Manager

The new facility is projected to be fully operational by the end of January 2019 and will provide services for a wide range of industries, such as oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, FMCG, household effects, and specialist equipment.

Heavy Lifting: Keeping Forklift Operators Safe

Now, That's Logistics

However, weighing up to 9,000 lbs and traveling at speeds in excess of 18 mph, the challenge is to keep forklift operators – and workers at ground level – out of harm’s way. In fact, in some cases new technology can even be a source of distraction for operators.

Warehouse Life Hacks: Promoting Teamwork & Improving Operations


In this blog, Tom shares with us 4 Life hacks for promoting teamwork and improving operations. 4 Hacks to Improve Your Warehouse Operations. At times, many warehouse operations may seem to be painstaking and extraordinarily difficult.

Yusen Logistics Establish Lao Operations

Logistics Manager

The new division of the Yusen Group is set to commence operations in January 2019. Along with the initial investment from Japan and China, many foreign companies that have already started operations in Thailand as Thailand+1 are attracting attention. Japan-based Yusen Logistics Co.,

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations


But what are some ways organizations can streamline operations for improved results overall? The following is our top 10 list of ways warehouses can drive more efficient and productive warehouse operations: Consider Automation. Since labor tends to be the largest cost factor in warehousing and order picking operations, it’s critical for organizations to understand production rates. Manufacturing Warehouse warehouse operations According to the U.S.

Federal shutdown stalls few logistics operations

DC Velocity

Critical transportation agencies remain open, UPS sees "business as usual.". Strategy

Call for submissions: #Selfsustain and High-Intensity Operations

Logistics in War

Logistics In War is proud to partner with the Sir Richard Williams Foundation team at The Central Blue in publishing a series examining high-intensity operations and sustaining self-reliance. . Further, the increased sophistication and interdependencies of Australia’s defence capabilities have made self-reliant operations and sustainment more complex. What aspects of Australian Defence Force capabilities and operations should be priorities for sustainable self-reliance?

7 Distribution Operations Issues Highlighted in Industrial Distribution’s 68th Annual Survey


The results have been tabulated for the 68th annual Survey of Distribution Operations. This year the trend continues, as 83% of the surveyed group reports as MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) carriers. Distribution distribution operations

Operation Stack becomes Operation Brock in M20 truck queueing rethink

The LoadStar

He added: “The temporary solution for Operation Stack is a good compromise for operators. The post Operation Stack becomes Operation Brock in M20 truck queueing rethink appeared first on The Loadstar. There will be changes in the way trucks queue on the M20 next year.

How Energy Efficiency Impacts Your Operations’ Bottom Line

Material Handling and Logistics

Advances in lift truck technology and design will bring new ways to reduce costs, improve accuracy and streamline operations

Bee Sweet Citrus juices up its packing operations

DC Velocity

As business blossomed, the California citrus packer began experiencing bottlenecks in its packing operations. A sophisticated automated palletizing system cleared the jam. Material Handling

KN PharmaChain Certifies 200th Operation Globally

Logistics Manager

With now 200 certified operations, KN PharmaChain offers our customers integrated, technology enabled and reliable end-to-end logistics solutions covering the highest quality requirements across the globe.

Choosing a Warehouse Location: 7 Critical Criteria to Consider


Warehouse OperationsChoosing the right warehouse location can make all the difference in how effective, efficient, and profitable a company is.

Study: operational costs of trucking climbed 6 percent in 2017

DC Velocity

Increase caused by rise in fuel prices, maintenance on more complex vehicles, higher driver wages, ATRI says. Transportation

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