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1. 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
2. AI in Supply Chain's Future
When you hear the 'automation' and 'supply chain' terms in the same sentence, you probably think about robots and driverless trucks.Those will definitely be a part of our future, but artificial intelligence ...
Created on 19 January 2017
3. Amazon's Trucking Moves
Amazon created a lot of buzz (pun intended) with its testing of drones for customer order delivery. But Wired magazine's Davey Alba thinks their real logistics future is elsewhere: in self-driving trucks.Lots ...
Created on 27 December 2016
4. Logistics Career Considerations
A consistent theme we've seen this year has been the need for supply chain workers. Demand is especially high on the logistics side, with the rise of ecommerce and resultant spike in shipping.But is that ...
Created on 15 December 2016
5. Amazon Fulfillment From the Inside
Amazon gets a lot of press, but there's a reason for that: they do a lot of interesting things. I've often wondered what their fulfillment process looked like from the inside, and CNet has provided a fantastic ...
Created on 08 December 2016
6. Amazon's Logistics Moves
Just when you think you have Amazon's strategy figured out, something new (and big) pops up, like its recent purchases and leases of logistics assets. CEO Jeff Bezos says they're not looking to compete ...
Created on 23 June 2016
7. Process, Technology, or Both?
Process and technology are two paths to productivity, but as a supply chain manager you don't have to make an 'either-or' decision. Throughout the supply chain, they interact and are interdependent.Puga ...
Created on 16 May 2016
8. What's Amazon Up To?
... reducing the cost of cloud data storage and removing barriers to scaling for small businesses. • Amazon’s purchase of industrial robot company Kiva and implementation into its DCs lowered costs and ...
Created on 17 February 2016
9. Top Supply Chain Innovations of All Time
You can always count on Dan Gilmore of the Supply Chain Digest for provocative topics. In a current article, he's throwing out a list of the top supply chain innovations of all-time.He nails many of them, ...
Created on 27 April 2015
10. Warehouse Automation
Warehouse automation demand is peaking. It looks like ecommerce is having yet another area of significant impact within the supply chain. Robots are part of the automation solution, but other technologies ...
Created on 26 March 2015
11. More Supply Chain Predictions
Great minds think alike, I suppose. On the Logistics Viewpoints site, Steve Banker details his top 5 predictions for 2015 for the supply chain and they're very similar to ours.If we're right with our 'guesses', ...
Created on 20 January 2015
12. Amazon Robot Update
It's the busy time of year for the folks at Amazon. I bet those robots working in their fulfillment centers are working (but not being paid) overtime to fill the huge volume of holiday orders.Bob Ferrari, ...
Created on 04 December 2014
13. Amazon Automation
It's interesting to get different views on how automation affects processes and people. A good example is the use of robots in Amazon fulfillment centers.In an Operations Room article, Marty Lariviere ...
Created on 24 November 2014
14. Technology and Jobs
In an article on the MIT Technology Review site, David Rotman looks at a topic that may make folks uncomfortable. He discusses how technology used to spur job growth, but in some situations it now has ...
Created on 05 November 2014
15. The Impact on Business by eCommerce
In a provacatively titled article on the Procurement Insights site, Jon Hansen addresses the issue of whether eCommerce is bad for the economy. As we all know, it's had a big impact on businesses and consumers, ...
Created on 08 October 2014
16. 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
17. Amazon Ramps Up Robots
When you talk about companies that offer efficient order fulfillment, Amazon usually is at the top of the list. One relatively recent development, its purchase of Kiva, a robotics company, has contributed ...
Created on 12 June 2014
18. What's Amazon Thinking?
Adrian Gonzalez, on the Talking Logistics site, recommends reading between the lines in Jeff Bezos' recent letter to Amazon stockholders. There aren't too many better ways to learn about cutting edge logistics ...
Created on 23 April 2014
19. Amazon and Kiva
If you thought Amazon would be marketing robotic warehouse equipment after they bought Kiva, you were mistaken, at least so far. Their aggressive DC development efforts seem to be sucking up all of Kiva' ...
Created on 08 April 2014
20. Fearless Predictions for 2014
...  purchased robot manufacturer Kiva, adopt their use, others will be right behind them struggling to keep up. As electronic commerce grows and more distribution centers are built to support logistical needs ...
Created on 03 January 2014