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1. The Robotic Revolution
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
2. Need to Trim Supply Chain Costs?
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
3. Looking Forward to 2017?
...  up, right? Well, yes and no. eCommerce transactions are increasing like wildfire, but its orders are small and warehouses are huge. That means the use of robots is growing for order picking. And you kno ...
Created on 10 January 2017
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. Have You Connected the Dots Yet?
... in hours rather than days. That means making accurate inventory information available from your own warehouses and being able to drop-ship directly to the customer. This may not be the case for every order ...
Created on 17 November 2016
6. 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 getting ...
Created on 03 November 2016
7. Are We Really Ready for Software Robots?
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
8. WMS Resurgence
WMS systems are undergoing a resurgence and it's no surprise that the ecommerce boom is driving it. A recent study shows that functionality required to support ecommerce order fulfillment is buing built ...
Created on 07 September 2016
9. Integration is Still an Issue
... that orders are delivered as specified by the customers. The issue is the lack of a viable and stable connection between the ERP and EDI systems. Any other systems such as warehouse management (WHM), logistics ...
Created on 30 August 2016
10. REI Builds a Sustainable DC
When we think about supply chain sustainability, something as basic as warehouse design doesn't typically come to mind.It's extremely important, though, and an acknowledged leader in sustainability, RE ...
Created on 30 August 2016
11. Technology in the Warehouse
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
12. 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
13. Drones in the DC
...  has announced tests of drones within their DCs to gain efficiencies, according to the Supply Chain 24/7 site. Automation of mundane tasks in the warehouse can provide big cost savings. Check out the  ...
Created on 16 June 2016
14. Inventory Positioning for Omnichannel
We've recently looked at the costs associated with servicing omnichannel consumers. In a followup to the original article, Richard Sharpe gets into more detail.The cost of getting inventory into the right ...
Created on 12 May 2016
15. Robots Making Supply Chain Inroads
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 Wall ...
Created on 14 April 2016
16. Cloud WMS
Are WMS systems ready for the cloud, and is the cloud ready for them? Latency has been a problem, but improvements are on the way and Gartner thinks cloud WMS adoption will be at the 90% level by 2020.On ...
Created on 14 April 2016
17. Augmented Reality in the DC
Augmented Reality is a term we've been following over the past year. It looks like AR is making its presence known in the warehouse, according to Ben Ames.His article on the DC Velocity site examines ho ...
Created on 06 April 2016
18. IoT in the DC
We're always interested in seeing practical applications of hot new technology. The folks on the DC Velocity site have created a neat infographic to show what IoT can do in the DC environment.Check out ...
Created on 14 March 2016
19. Wearables in the Warehouse
As expected, wearable computing is on the way to supply chains. Specifically, DCs and warehouses are experiencing the growth of portable devices that can improve productivity.According to Ben Ames on the ...
Created on 03 March 2016
20. IoT Isn't New?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the hot new thing, or is it? Aspects of it have been driving the supply chain for years.According to Steve Banker on the Logistics Viewpoints site, we need to look at the ...
Created on 23 February 2016