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1. Walmart Distribution Center Goes High Tech
According to Food Drink & Franchise, Walmart will break ground on a new high tech distribution center that will use WITRON tech to automate the distribution of perishables. Read the article onFood ...
Created on 22 October 2018
2. Reverse logistics will trash your inventory plans
... forward Forward logistics is what most people think of when they contemplate stocking warehouses. Buyers project sales for the period, place orders, stock distribution centers and local warehouses, stock ...
Created on 12 September 2017
3. The Rise of Logistics Tech Activates Entrepreneurs
... for online shopping purchases to be delivered quicker has seen a revamping of distribution centers, logistic technologies and the combining of resources with third party suppliers.  We have seen the rise ...
Created on 30 August 2017
4. The Robotic Revolution
... distribution centers when they purchased Kiva, but according to Steve Banker other offerings are on the way. Check out his story on the Logistics Viewpoints site HERE.  ...
Created on 21 March 2017
5. Distribution Centers in the Omnichannel World
... chain partners.Adam Kline explores the changes required of distribution centers in a recent article on the Logistics Viewpoints site... Check it out HERE. ...
Created on 21 February 2017
6. Automated DCs Arrive
The traditional paths for distribution center design, low automation vs. high-automation, are still available.Full automation, always a sort of 'out there in the future' option, may have arrived. A ne ...
Created on 22 November 2016
7. Unmanned Delivery Options are Changing the Supply Chain
... services ranging from simply managing its own delivery fleet and moving away from USPS, FedEx, and UPS, to deploying drones from local distribution centers within a 5 mile redius of delivery locations. ...
Created on 28 September 2016
8. Succeeding at the Last-Mile Challenge
The race is on to solve the 'last-mile' dilemma, according to Bridget McCrea on the Supply Chain 24/7 site. Getting products purchased on-line from the DC into the customers' hands can make or break a ...
Created on 23 June 2016
9. Followup on Finish Line Project Issues
We've previously looked at the problematic system implementation at the Finish Line's distribution centers. Dan Gilmore, editor of the Supply Chain Digest site, has collected thoughts from his readers  ...
Created on 02 May 2016
10. White Collar Jobs in Automation Crosshairs
The use of robots in distribution centers (DCs) is clearly on the rise. Is that the only place we'll see them in the supply chain? Not likely, according to Ritika Shah on the CNBC site.White collar position ...
Created on 19 January 2016
11. Direct From Source - The Future Of Drop Shipping
...  supply chain is inefficient, with extra everything, higher inventory, and slower cash cycle times. How about fulfilling your retail customers’ eCommerce orders directly from your distribution centers? ...
Created on 27 July 2015
12. Last Mile Challenges
On the Logistics Viewpoints site, Chris Cunnane explains why the explosive growth of ecommerce is causing headaches for retailers. As on-line and omnichannel purchases increase, more pressure is felt to ...
Created on 09 April 2015
13. Network Design for Omnichannel
Designing a supply chain network has never been an easy project. With the growth of ecommerce and the advent of the omnichannel consumer, it's become even more complicated.On the Supply Chain Brain site, ...
Created on 24 March 2015
14. Driverless Vehicle Update
Tam Harbert, on the EBN site, provides an update on 'autonomous vehicle' (driverless transportation) usage in supply chains. While we won't see the highways flooded with driverless trailers, inroads in ...
Created on 12 February 2015
15. The Amazon 3PL?
Here's an interesting question: Is Amazon on its way to becoming a 3PL? With some of the steps it's taken recently, as well as processes it has long been involved in, the concept isn't that outlandish.You ...
Created on 17 November 2014
16. WalMart Invests in 'e'
When a company builds a couple DCs, it's usually no big deal. When WalMart does it and it signals an update to their strategy, it's a different story.eCommerce is here to stay and you need to have your ...
Created on 21 October 2014
17. Amazon On the Move
When a company like Amazon decides on a direction, they don't mess around. Since they're always in expansion mode and one of their key efforts is to ramp up overseas, they're going all-in on distribution ...
Created on 29 September 2014
18. Cutting DC Costs
Everyone wants to take cost out of their distribution center operations, but you probably have exhausted all potential sources for savings, right? Well, James A. Cooke on the DC Velocity site has a few ...
Created on 30 July 2014
19. The FedEx Matrix
Ever wonder how FedEx processes all those packages? I have, especially when I lived in Memphis close to their hub and listened to planes landing at their facility at all hours. Their amazing processes ...
Created on 16 July 2014
20. Supply Chain Intelligence: Using Your Visibility To Reduce Supply Chain Costs (Part 2)
...  velocity distribution center operation, even a 15 minute batch window can cause huge distortion on on-hand inventory counts. In fact it’s common to see daily, weekly or even monthly inventory reconciliations ...
Created on 25 June 2014