Supply Chain

Supply Chain Disruptions: How Stronger Collaboration Will Have a Big Impact on the Future of Warehouse Management

From Walmart to Amazon, the positive role of collaboration in warehouse management is undisputed, and collaboration is on track to revolutionize tomorrow’s warehouse management standards. In fact, both Amazon and Walmart leveraged warehouse management and supply chain management strategies to grow two of the world’s largest retailers. Meanwhile, the demand for more products, more space…read …

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Shipping Disruption: What Shippers Need to Know About DPA

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has contributed to what might be described as the biggest supply chain shipping disruption of the century. According to the CDC, the total number of cases in the U.S. had jumped to 44,183 as of noon Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and even since, the totals in New York…read …

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Supply Chain Coronavirus Fears: The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market

Truckers and shippers have real fears over the effects and long-term impact of the supply chain coronavirus disruption. The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, continues to change basic supply chain functions. UPS and FedEx both have released statements professing their need to continue shipping as an essential business, but it will be harder for smaller,…read …

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E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates?

The state of e-commerce continues to move more toward heavier, non-traditional online purchases. The trend has been evident in recent years, but heavier freight remained on the fringe of e-commerce shipping. However, the state of the industry is changing in the wake of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, and shippers need to understand why and what…read …

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The Ongoing Impact of Coronavirus

Coronavirus continues to impact the world, stunting supply chains and the global economy. The impact has been far reaching, and at Logistics Viewpoints, we have documented many areas of concern, including the impact on manufacturing supply chains in Southeast Asia, the automotive and pharmaceutical supply chains, the high-tech supply chain, and the impact on retail. …

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What Is an Inventory Management System & Its Role in Omnichannel Fulfillment?

Supply chain leaders often interchangeably refer to both a warehouse management system and an inventory management system as one and the same. However, systems used to manage inventory refer to the combination of technology, including hardware and software, for the following:   Product identification   Product matching to orders   Data analysis   Product labeling and management  Documentation  Reporting  The use…read …

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WMS Benefits: 10 Benefits Of Choosing the Correct WMS

Finding the correct warehouse management system (WMS) for your operation must be based on assumptions about the specific industry. Even though Walmart and Amazon have found paths that work for them, these paths may not translate into feasible strategies for your organization. However, the right WMS will provide key benefits to the warehouse, workforce, transportation…read …

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Supply Chain Productivity: The Role of Employee Engagement

Whether you operate as a small local supply chain or work with international partners and investors, engaging your employees on a more personal level can drastically improve your bottom line going forward. According to Forbes, highly engaged teams exhibit 21% greater profitability, with a 41% reduction in absences and 59% less turnover, improving not only…read …

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How to Stop Disruption in the Supply Chain From the Coronavirus

With the holidays over and 2020 underway, one of the biggest challenges facing today’s supply chain is the current public health scare and its associated disruption in the supply chain. The coronavirus, now officially named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO), is a “global-public-health-emergency” that originated in Wuhan, China in late December 2019. While on the surface, a medical…read …

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[PODCAST] Robotics Process Automation (RPA): The Next Game Changer in Logistics

Listen to “Robotics Process Automation (RPA): The Next Game Changer in Logistics” on Spreaker. Logistics Technology Resources An Introduction to Blockchain and Its Potential Benefits and Drawbacks in Supply Chain Management Download White Paper Revenue Growth At The Hand Of Improved Digital Supply Chains Download White Paper The Digital Supply Chain: The Landscape, Trends, Types,…read …

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