In 2016, finding qualified workers, like pickers, was among the top concerns of 41 percent of warehouse managers, reports Roberto Michel of Modern Materials Handling magazine. Unfortunately, this concern appears to be growing stronger with each year as e-commerce and the demand for omnichannel fulfillment grows.
In 2016, total e-commerce sales reached $394.9 billion, and initial findings suggest 2017 will surpass last year’s sales, reports Scott Stone. Thus, warehouse and distribution center management will face added pressures to do more this year with the same, if not fewer, resources.
As the number of products being sold has increased, the demand for superior warehouse control has grown. For your company, this means you need to make sure every space in your warehouse is maximized for efficiency and optimization. In fact, slotting optimization in warehouses can lead to the following benefits for your company.
1. Increased Picking Productivity With Slotting Optimization.
As companies have grown in response to the rise of e-commerce, the types of managing systems deployed in warehouses have evolved. The most common systems boil down to one of two types, warehouse management systems (WMS) and warehouse execution system (WES). While both types perform similar functions, the lines between them have blurred, reports DC Velocity.
Editor’s Note: We, at Cerasis, love finding cool new content in our industry. So when Tim Young and Vero Solutions came out with this awesome interactive infographic, we really wanted to share it with our readers.
Today’s blog is a continuation of yesterday’s where we discussed cost management and KPIs with warehousing contracts using a real-world scenario. Now we dive a bit deeper with incentives, gain sharing, should-cost models, and governance in warehousing contracts.
Since this is a real-world scenario, here’s a quick recap on the client.
Who doesn’t love a good contract? Of course…everyone…right? Well, not entirely. 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.
When it comes to warehouse management, constant evaluation and adoption of crucial technologies is critical so as to improve profitability and stay competitive. Today, warehouse managers have a wide array of technologies to choose from as they strive to reduce costs, improve efficiency and streamline operations.
There is nothing quite like the ease of ordering things online. The holidays are around the corner, and millions of Americans will turn to their phones, computers and tablets to get the gifts they need.
Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is by Carl Turner. Carl is a freelance business writer who loves to share his knowledge of the entrepreneurial world. Today, Carl writes about his 5 tips for success Warehouse and Distribution center management.