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1. Revolution Coming to the Supply Chain
According to Forbes, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are poised to revolutionize the supply chain. For example AR can be used in the warehouse to make picking faster and less prone to error. ...
Created on 26 February 2018
2. Supply Chain and the TCJA Effect on Jobs
... hiring has picked up fast in construction and mining leading to an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent - a 17 year low. But even with hiring on the rise incomes are reported to be slowly picking up. All these ...
Created on 12 February 2018
3. Amazon Looks To Improve Efficiency
Amazon has received a patent for a wearable that will allow them to gauge the workers location and picking accuracy.   Read the article onSupply Chain Dive  ...
Created on 05 February 2018
4. Amazon Go - It’s all about the back end
... extension. The tech isn’t what traditionalists would expect Go store makes extensive use of cameras and sensors to understand what users are picking up and putting back. But while many might expect ...
Created on 22 January 2018
5. Smart Glasses Improve Productivity
Striving to improve its supply chain DHL tested using AR Smart Glasses for picking, reports ShackNews. DHL says the glasses improved productivity by 15%.   Read the article on ShackNews  ...
Created on 22 August 2017
6. How Legos Meets Holiday Demand
I don't know about you, but after buying, gifting, and assembling Legos over the holidays (as well as picking them out of my bare feet after stepping on various pieces) I'd find it interesting to know wha ...
Created on 10 January 2017
7. Best Practices to Support Speedy Delivery
There is no 'silver bullet' in meeting the speedy delivery expectations of ecommerce customers. There are, though, several best practices you can adopt to improve your chances.On the Supply Chain 247 site, ...
Created on 17 November 2016
8. eCommerce Drives DC Change
Direct-to-consumer order fulfillment continues to grow, and to support that order profile DCs have had to change their ways of doing things. "Each picking", which used to be a real exception, is gettin ...
Created on 03 November 2016
9. All Hail to the Cloud
... have found their way to cloud based platforms. For the supply chain this is particularly good news (and good practice) since the essence of supply chain business is distributed around the globe. Picking ...
Created on 26 April 2016
10. The Changing Consumer Model
According to the Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, if you're a retailer you need to be ready to ship to the EACH. That's the message in a recent post about changing customer value chains.Several trends ...
Created on 01 February 2016
11. The Challenges of Same Day Delivery
A lot of retailers, B2B sellers, and websites wish the 'Same Day Delivery' challenge would just go away. That's not going to happen, according to Cliff Holtse on the Supply Chain Digest site.Expedited ...
Created on 21 January 2016
12. Emerging Technologies for the Supply Chain
Supply chain executives are always looking for an edge, a more efficient process, a better way to get the job done. Emerging technology may have an answer or two.We've all read about the potential of drones ...
Created on 05 November 2015
13. EDI is More Than Just Digits
... Data Interchange is just one part of company-to-company communication. And both buyers and suppliers can benefit from using other forms of communication, too. When there’s a problem, simply picking up ...
Created on 25 June 2015
14. ISM Numbers for Q1
The Institute for Supply Management's numbers are in for the first quarter, and they show a positive look forward. Although some areas continue to be in the doldrums, most of the economy is picking up stea ...
Created on 11 May 2015
15. Why EDI is Important to the Retailer
... r picking, “master-packs” or cartons for warehousing. Different pack sizes based on quantity. The object is to make merchandise floor-ready with minimal effort by store personnel. Watch those labor cos ...
Created on 30 April 2015
16. Big Data in the Cloud
Picking the right software to support your Big Data efforts isn't your most important decision. At least that's what Matt Asay explains on the InfoWorld site.Running it on the most flexible infrastructu ...
Created on 10 April 2015
17. How ERP, CRM and SCM Fit Together
... shipping, receiving, putaway and picking. A WMS also directs and optimizes stock putaway based on real-time information about the status of bin utilization. This is sometimes referred to as wholesale ...
Created on 06 March 2015
18. Locally Installed Software Is Dead
... transition makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons and those of us in the supply chain are likely to be prime beneficiaries of the trend. Picking an email system like gmail or even Yahoo mail is an ...
Created on 13 February 2015
19. Augmented Reality, Really?
As predicted, wearable tech is beginning to find a home in supply chains. In an article on the Electronic Purchasing Strategies site by Barbara Jorgensen, we learn how augmented reality (AR) is making ...
Created on 04 February 2015
20. Supply Chain Predictions for 2015
... well with my stock market plays, football bets, and the lottery I’d be in much better financial shape. Those were pretty easy pickings, in retrospect. The topics were all clearly visible on Gartner’s ...
Created on 29 December 2014