Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Receiving Process


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

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 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.

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Shipping Process


This blog takes you through some of the warehouse operations that have a direct impact on the shipping process as well as some of the best practices to optimize it. Warehouse Operations warehouse optimzation warehouse efficiency warehouse processes shipping processShipping is the final warehouse process, and one of the most important ones, for that matter.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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

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.

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.

Hapag-Lloyd and ONE set to operate joint feeder services round the world

The LoadStar

Hapag Lloyd and it’s the Alliance partner Ocean Network Express (ONE) have agreed to operate feeder services around the world together. The post Hapag-Lloyd and ONE set to operate joint feeder services round the world appeared first on The Loadstar.

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

BNSF turns to electric vehicles to "green" up operations

DC Velocity

Railroad awarded $22.6 million grant for clean technology pilot program. Transportation

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

Amazon Air to expand Chicago Rockford operation

The LoadStar

Amazon Air is expanding its Chicago operations, Air Cargo News reports. The airport will pump $11m into developing the new facility for Amazon, and it should become operational by next July. The post Amazon Air to expand Chicago Rockford operation appeared first on The Loadstar.

Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Fleet Operators

Move Ahead

Penske Truck Leasing is offering some tips and resources to help truck fleet operators prepare for a storm and provides resources in the event you need assistance after the storm.

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Louis Vuitton Hackathon: 48 Hours to Unlock Operational Excellence


Bringg team sharing insights on achieving operational excellence. Earlier this month, Louis Vuitton invited Bringg to participate in a 2-day hackathon hosted at their Europa warehouse. As the world’s biggest luxury retail brand, their customers expect the best service with no compromise.

Turkish Cargo Awarded Authorized Economic Operator Certification

Airfreight Logistics

One of the world’s fastest growing Air Cargo carriers, Turkish Cargo were recently awarded the “Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)” certification. The AEO certificate allows companies to trade operations in a more timely and cost-effective manner on the international stage.

So you think you can operate a crane?

DC Velocity

Hiab invites crane operators to compete in the World Crane Championship. Material Handling

Rainier pilot plant operational in Yakima, WA

Fleet Owner

The company has also added a 36,000lb GVW Class “Baby” 8 COE truck model to their lineup called the RT 3600

OSHA Issues Crane Operator Safety Rule

Material Handling and Logistics

Rule reduces compliance evaluations for employers who have already completed them

Operation Safe Driver Week Begins July 15

Move Ahead

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Operation Safe Driver Week will run from July 15 to 21 in an effort to reduce the number of accidents, deaths and injuries caused by vehicle crashes on the road. Visit the CVSA’s website for more information about this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week.

UPS opens up new Atlanta-based ‘super hub’ operating facility

Logistics Management

Global transportation and logistics services provider UPS announced this week that it has officially opened up its second-largest United States-based, and fourth largest global network package operating facility

Vertical carousel revitalizes healthcare retailer's fulfillment operation

DC Velocity

As sales boomed, Danish e-tailer Med24 faced a storage-space crunch. Installing vertical carousels changed all that. Lift Trucks

Fetch Robotics adds two models for material handling operations

DC Velocity

CartConnect and RollerTop robots can be integrated into any warehouse workflow, Fetch says. Material Handling

How Yusen Logistics’ European Control Tower can revitalise your healthcare operation

Insight Into Action

A logistics Control Tower can bring supply chain visibility to your operation, improving both planning and efficiency.

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UPS Strengthens Operations Across the Asian Region

Airfreight Logistics

The post UPS Strengthens Operations Across the Asian Region appeared first on Airfreight Logistics.

Gebrüder Weiss expands Romanian operations

Automotive Logistics

The post Gebrüder Weiss expands Romanian operations appeared first on Automotive Logistics. German logistics provider Gebrüder Weiss has enlarged its base in Sibiu, Romania, to include a logistics terminal with cross-docking hub.

OSHA Proposes Rule on Crane Operator Certification

Material Handling and Logistics

After eight years in development, the new rule would remove certification-by-capacity restrictions

High-Speed Door for Sensitive Operations

Material Handling and Logistics

The new LiteSpeed Washdown High Performance Door by Rite-Hite is designed for easy cleaning in sensitive operations

National Forklift Safety Day 2018 Focuses on Operator Training

Material Handling and Logistics

National Forklift Safety Day 2018 raises awareness of warehousing best practices

[INFOGRAPHIC] Optimize Manufacturing Operations with these 5 Golden Manufacturing Metrics


In order to optimize manufacturing operations, or really just about anything, you need to have at your fingertips the best and most accurate manufacturing metrics around. The 5 "Golden Metrics" to Know in order to Drastically Improve Manufacturing Operations.

CEVA Logistics to Operate Distribution Center for Honeywell Aerospace Trading

Airfreight Logistics

Global logistics and supply chain company, CEVA Logistics has been appointed by Honeywell Aerospace Trading (HAT) to operate the first distribution center in the Asia Pacific region. This new facility will be an extra operation.