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1. Streamlining the Supply Chain
(News)
... believe the use of technology such as robots can help alleviate the strain.   Read the article on the Pittsburgh Post Gazette  ...
Created on 04 December 2017
2. Robot Maker Increases Reach
(News)
According to Supply Chain Dive, Locus Robotics, developer of mobile robots for use in e-commerce fulfillment warehouses, has raised additional funding. It’s infusion of $25 million in Series B funding ...
Created on 27 November 2017
3. How The Global Logistics Software Market Is Growing Significantly – And What This Means
(Logistics)
... paper. In warehouses, human pickers are being replaced by robots. On the road, human drivers will soon be replaced by autonomous vehicles. It’s easy to see why these changes are taking place. Software ...
Created on 31 October 2017
4. Disruption of Globalization and Supply Chain
(Supply)
...  of demand. Think of car manufacturing: GM, Ford, and others have factories for their fast-moving products, which use robots that are laid out along an assembly line. It is highly cost efficient, and throughpu ...
Created on 16 October 2017
5. Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain
(Technology)
... chain? Is every order initiated by an automated function and passed along at light speed to the manufacturer who instructs their robots to build the order and put it on a pallet? Digital transformation ...
Created on 13 August 2017
6. Controlling Those Robots
(News)
... physical characteristics of the environment and the robots themselves, and other attributes. Steve Banker evaluates the situation on the Logistic Viewpoints site. Read his article HERE. ...
Created on 28 March 2017
7. The Robotic Revolution
(News)
Robots have been all over the news recently as the technology has improved, costs have dropped, and rising labor costs have managers exploring their potential. Amazon was an early adopter in their ...
Created on 21 March 2017
8. 2017 Predictions from the Analysts
(News)
You know, just when I thought we'd exhausted all the 2017 predictions, Dan Gilmore provides a bunch developed by the key supply chain analysts at Gartner and IDC.As you might expect, they come at it from ...
Created on 14 February 2017
9. Need to Trim Supply Chain Costs?
(News)
Simple is good, especially when we're looking for ideas on cuttiing supply chain costs, right? In an article on the Business 2 Community site, Christopher Moore gives us a headstart with a few ideas on ...
Created on 26 January 2017
10. AI in Supply Chain's Future
(News)
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 intelligen ...
Created on 19 January 2017
11. A Christmas List
(News)
In a very timely article, Dan Gilmore shares his Christmas Wish List with us on his Supply Chain Digest site. He's not asking for much, but maybe he hasn't been good this year?Actually, if Dan gets what ...
Created on 20 December 2016
12. Logistics Career Considerations
(News)
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
13. Amazon Fulfillment From the Inside
(News)
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
14. Automated DCs Arrive
(News)
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 new ...
Created on 22 November 2016
15. Are We Really Ready for Software Robots?
(News)
It's not enough that robots are roaming our warehouses? They'll soon be maintaining supply chain software as well (presumably different robots....)?Rich Quinnell on the EBN site makes the case for automati ...
Created on 19 September 2016
16. Are You Ready for RPA?
(News)
"Yes, we definitely need another acronym", said no one ever. The folks at Spend Matters come through for us, though, in a recent article discussing RPA (robotic process automation) on the site.Kaitlyn ...
Created on 25 July 2016
17. Technology in the Warehouse
(News)
We're all aware that robots have become prevalent in warehouses, but drones, too? Asset location and cycle counting seem to be tasks that are right up a drone's alley, so to speak.Steve Banker talks warehou ...
Created on 14 July 2016
18. Amazon's Logistics Moves
(News)
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
19. The Robots are Here!
(News)
At a recent industry conference, robotics seemed to be all the rage. Is it just the hype cycle at work, or are we at an inflection point where they're a critical player in parts of the supply chain?Roberto ...
Created on 21 April 2016
20. Robots Making Supply Chain Inroads
(News)
Robots aren't coming for our jobs, are they? In a recent survey, supply chain professionals see them having a big impact in the very near future, so it may be a good idea to keep working hard!On the Wal ...
Created on 14 April 2016