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1. It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s a Walmart Blimp!
... may be Walmart who mixes and matches blimps, drones, mechanized warehousing, and wireless communication to bring near-instant delivery to the masses and do better than Amazon’s Prime 2 day delivery service. ...
Created on 13 September 2017
2. The Rise of Logistics Tech Activates Entrepreneurs
... of 3PL offering consolidation services, supply chain management, warehousing, etc. The entire way that modern retailers operate has changed thanks to innovations in logistics technologies. We have seen ...
Created on 30 August 2017
3. Industry 4.0 Moving Ahead
... according to Piyush Sampat on the Supply Chain Management Review site.One relatively unexpected result it the transformation of warehousing and distribution functions into strategic assets. Check out this ...
Created on 04 January 2017
4. What is an XPL?
... ervices 3PLs provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding." Third-party logistics providers are: freight forwarders courier c ...
Created on 17 November 2015
5. Fix That Supply Chain With Logistics Updates
... transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging. Supply Chain is a wider concept that includes forecasting, supply planning, supply ordering, logistics and customer order management. ...
Created on 02 November 2015
6. WalMart's New Terms
Those of us who are suppliers to WalMart realize that it's sometimes no picnic. The mega-retailer has created some new fees and payment terms that can cause problems for its suppliers.Katlyn Macavoy, on ...
Created on 26 September 2015
7. Why VANs are Important to the Transportation/3PL Industry
Customers turn to logistics services providers (LSPs)/third party logistics (3PLs) companies because they expect them to be able to run their warehousing and transportation operations more efficiently ...
Created on 06 August 2015
8. Congestion Everywhere!
Anyone who spends time on the road knows that congestion is not only a fact of modern life, but also that it's getting worse. It's not just traffic, though- congestion strikes across the supply chain and ...
Created on 20 July 2015
9. 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
10. Logistics Sets Your Supply Chain Apart
... services between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet the requirements of customers. It involves the integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material ...
Created on 20 March 2015
11. Growth of Women in the Supply Chain
Women continue to be underrepresented in US supply chain jobs. Is it because it's a 'man's world' in the supply chain, or are other factors involved?In an article in Industrial Distribution by Mike Hockett, ...
Created on 23 February 2015
12. Driverless Vehicle Update
... s like farming and warehousing are being made.I'm not holding my breath on this one... Check out her article on the site HERE. ...
Created on 12 February 2015
13. 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
14. 3PLs, 4PLs, and Beyond
... ervices 3PLs provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Third-party logistics providers are: * freight forwarders * courier co ...
Created on 28 January 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. Supply Chain is the Place to Be
If you're furthering your education and would like to get into an area that's both 'hot' and 'cool', supply chain management is for you! Opportunities are increasing and word is out that it's the place ...
Created on 08 October 2014
17. 3PL's Add Services
3PLs have had a place in the logistics landscape for quite awhile. They're not standing still, though. Adrian Gonzalez thinks the word 'convergence' is an appropriate designation for how 3PLs are adding ...
Created on 17 September 2014
18. Pulling All Together into 1 and Why Are Things Not Working Properly?
... ng, warehousing, delivery and what ever “points” you want to hang on it. You have an electronic superhighway to connect everything; it's called EDI. But if you look at it as a “supersystem”, you are al ...
Created on 29 August 2014
19. Do We Need A Supply Chain VP/Director Or Just A Supply Chain Manager?
...  to day operations with about 90% of his/her time spent on purchasing-warehousing-inventory management-planning and scheduling issues and all the daily issues that arise from those areas. The Directo ...
Created on 04 June 2014
20. Supply Chain Expertise is Expanding
...  SCM plate. Lots of initiatives and ideas. To accomplish this, SCM needs a special breed of trained individuals. Before this “revolution”, there were specialists in transportation, warehousing, planning ...
Created on 11 April 2014