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Robots in Warehouse

Robots in Warehouse

Robots, as we know, are basically concerned with the interaction with humans in a shared workspace. Cobots have been designed to operate autonomously or with limited guidance and differs strikingly from prevailing robots. These robots are highly flexible machines that give an edge in the warehouse. With companies offering a fast-paced delivery to its end-users, […]

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Freight Corridor

Freight Corridor

With the expanding dedicated freight corridors (DFC), the Indian Railways is expecting to produce a healthy profit while capturing more and more of the freight market, according to data released by the government. The freight loading in the financial year 2018-2019 was 1,221.39 million tonnes, while the earnings were INR 1.27 lakh crore. In the […]

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Inventory visibility in warehouses

Inventory visibility in warehouses

Inventory visibility simply means the tracking of the products at different warehouses and different locations. Inventory visibility is a great tool to be coupled to manage the warehouse properly. In the supply chain, inventory is stored in many places like warehouses, shipment trucks, the store shelves etc. For a successful operation, inventory visibility at each […]

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Digital Technology in Logistics

Digital Technology in Logistics

The most prominent changes in freight forwarding are related to cross-border e-commerce, Blockchain and Big Data. Such developments are resulting in technology-enabled supply chain solutions and fulfilment, but without the necessary know-how about logistics and the infrastructure required for moving shipments internationally, the technology is wasted. Consumer demands are skyrocketing with their addiction towards cost-effectiveness […]

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Road traffic management system

Road traffic management system

A self-regulatory scheme that encourages consignees, consignors and road transport operators to implement a management system (a set of standards) that complies with the Road Traffic Regulations and contributes towards preserving the road infrastructure, improving road safety and increasing productivity. RTMS is thus a system that voluntarily regulates the heavy vehicle industry and has achieved […]

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Logistics time management

Logistics time management

Logistics time management based on the supply chain is the time compression strategy, to find various means to compress and reduce the non-value added time of the supply chain business to increase the time value of the supply chain. The strategic framework of logistics time management based on supply chain includes two levels of supply […]

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Shelves In Warehousing

Shelves In Warehousing

The warehouse is not just a big free are under the roof in most of the cases it is separated according to the tasks. For good storage conditions, accessibility and safety warehouses are commonly equipped with various shelves and aisles. As with most of the warehousing equipment decision of shelves to be used is based […]

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Procurement process

Procurement process

Procurement can be a lengthy process and, because it involves the transfer of money, including fund availability and potentially currency exchange issues, it needs to be planned carefully and often well in advance of the actual activities. A procurement plan is the same as a supply plan, but it includes more information. The supply plan […]

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Technological developments

Technological developments

Shipping, like other modes of transport, is also part of the e-commerce supply chain. However, the extent to which container shipping can benefit from e-commerce trade flows and capture some of the associated gains remains unknown concerning the cross-border e-commerce and theparticipation of alternative modes of transport. The speed of air transport favourably positions aviation […]

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Features of Logistics

Features of Logistics

As a logistics, the system can be considered as an industrial enterprise, territorial-production complex, and commercial enterprise. The purpose of the logistics system – delivery of goods and products in a given place, in the right quantity and variety, as much as possible prepared for production or personal consumption for a given level of costs. […]

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Trends in Logistics and Supply chain management

Trends in Logistics and Supply chain management

Over the last few years, logistics and supply chain management have undergone a transformation: It evolved from the classic “transport, handling, warehousing” business with a strict functional orientation into a global, network-integrating tasks field. Currently, logistics is regarded as an essential part of the scope of services offered by a company. At the same time, […]

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Advantages of containerization

Advantages of containerization

Through the ensuing four decades, the container has become a vital part of the transportation industry the world over and containerization / intermodalism is indispensable to world commerce. Containerization which is also commonly called intermodality or multimodality had caused a tremendous impact on the organization. Operations and structure of the transport industry and international trade. […]

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The Shipping Industry

The Shipping Industry

The shipping industry is a service industry that serves the global economy. The global economy is undergoing a period of transformative change. Many of the dynamics that are working to move the tectonic plates of global demand are still in their infancy, but it seems clear that they are recalibrating the relationship between global economic […]

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Logistics industry

Logistics industry

The Indian logistics industry is expected to grow to $215 billion by the year 2020 with investments in the sector estimated to reach $500 billion by 2025. Currently, the industry is fragmented and is facing several challenges due to the lack of streamlining in operations. The logistics industry involves coordination between various functions like booking, […]

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Material Management

Material Management

Materials management serves various functions—materials planning, purchasing, receiving, stores, material handling, inventory control, scrap and surplus disposal, etc. These functions isolation yield optimal results, e.g. purchasing helps in availing quantity discounts and buying maximum material on one batch. On the other hand, stores will be interested in keeping stocks to the minimum. The three vital […]

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What are the Cargo Vessels?

What are the Cargo Vessels?

Cargoes vary in nature as much as the vessels carrying them. The nature of cargoes has, in some ways, changed little over the past hundred years or so, although various commodities and products have changed significantly over the passage of time, along with the need to package and carry them correctly, speedily and efficiently. The […]

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What is City Logistics?

What is City Logistics?

City Logistics can be referred to as the method of optimising the logistics and transport activities by the private companies with the support of advanced information systems in cities considering the traffic environment, congestion, safety and energy savings within the framework of a market economy. Most of the business activities take place in the cities […]

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What is Cross-docking?

What is Cross-docking?

Cross-docking is a supply chain tactic that can perform significant reductions in total costs. In this plan, cross-dock facilities act as transfer points where inbound product flow is synchronized with outbound product flow to virtually eliminate storage of inventory. Cross-docking is an extremely important strategy, as it leads to considerable savings at many times by […]

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