A Model for Employing Disabled Workers in Warehousing

15 hours 26 minutes ago

On Monday, March 8th, a vice president of supply chain for a large retail chain – a chain with over 5,000 stores – spoke at Körber’s supply chain conference Elevate. Körber is a leading provider of logistics software, material handling, voice, and consulting solutions. This retailer seeks to become a leader in employing people with […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (April 10 – 16)

3 days 13 hours ago

We are truly living in the smart era; we have smart phones, smart TVs, smart cars, smart appliances, and really just about any other smart item you could imagine. And now, the smart face mask is set to become a reality. In January, game hardware company Razer unveiled what was then called Project Hazel during […]

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Chris Cunnane

Building Profitability with Agility while Digitally Transforming the Supply Chain

4 days 15 hours ago

Many companies were in the midst of digitally transforming their supply chain when the Convid-19 pandemic hits. During that time, with great volatility, many companies struggled to keep pace with increasing customer expectations around delivery on-time. In my Logistics Viewpoints article in January 2021, “The New Definition of Supply Chain Agility and Resilience in an […]

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Terence Leung

Integrating Warehouse Robotics: SVT Robotics Demo

5 days 6 hours ago

I am interested in seeing how the warehouse robotics landscape evolves. It is becoming clear to me that heterogenous environments will c0ntinue to be a reality, and likely expand along with robot adoption. SVT Robotics is one of the first names I heard in this niche. And finally this week I learned more. During the […]

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Clint Reiser

Straight Talk on 5G for Industrial Applications

1 week ago

5G represents the next generation of broadband cellular technology. I have written before that 5G for supply chain applications is still at the hype stage. However, the 5G protocol is slowly evolving to add more features for industrial applications. The promise of 5G is alluring. Thus, it was of interest to me to hear what […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (April 3 – 9)

1 week 3 days ago

Over the last year, we have seen shortages of almost everything you can imagine. The most famous shortage, of course, was the toilet paper shortage, which was really more about a shift in usage and panic buying than production. We have also seen shortages of semiconductor chips, shipping containers, and even test monkeys (seriously). And […]

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Chris Cunnane

Understanding New Supply Chain Concepts

1 week 4 days ago

The Executive Interviews conducted at the virtual ARC Industry Forum elicited interesting perspectives on the digital transformation journey in a post-COVID world. In a freewheeling interview, Patrick Van Hull, Industry Thought Leader with Kinaxis and Steve Banker, VP, Supply Chain Service at ARC Advisory Group, discussed the changing vocabulary in supply chain management and the […]

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Sharada Prahladrao

TireHub’s Digital Transformation Shakes Up the Tire Wholesale Industry

1 week 5 days ago

Ashok Vantipalli, Vice President of IT, recently spoke at ARC Advisory Group’s Supply Chain Forum. Mr. Vantipalli works for TireHub and discussed the company’s ongoing digital transformation efforts. They have implemented a variety of supply chain applications to build out the business model, with the mantra of “crawl, walk, run.” They are currently in the walk […]

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Chris Cunnane

Editor’s Choice: The Journey to Perfect Delivery

1 week 6 days ago

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is by Jim D’Addario, Director of Product Marketing SCM at Oracle, and highlights where to get started on the journey to the perfect delivery, How do you […]

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Chris Cunnane

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

2 weeks ago

Peet’s Coffee was going through a digital transformation when Covid-19 hit. Despite the significant amount of effort involved in going from running a business on Excel spreadsheets to implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP), they are very grateful that their efforts to improve their supply chain agility were underway when the pandemic hit. Founded in […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (March 27 – April 3)

2 weeks 3 days ago

Spring brings about a plethora of annual traditions. For example, yesterday was Major League Baseball’s opening day, which turned into a rainout for my hometown Red Sox. Another yearly tradition is the emergence of annual cicadas, which are found in every US state. This year, however, the annual cicadas will be joined by periodical cicadas, […]

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Chris Cunnane

Procurement and Supply Chain are Smarter Together – Practical Use Cases

2 weeks 4 days ago

In a previous post, I made a case for how the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are smarter together. I took the viewpoint that as the need for supply chain resiliency becomes front and center, CSCOs and CPOs will need to collaborate very closely; and shared the reasons why this […]

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Dr. Madhav Durbha

Boot Barn Implements Intelligent Warehouse Automation and Control System

2 weeks 5 days ago

Boot Barn is a retail chain devoted to western and work-related footwear, apparel, and accessories. The company operates over 200 stores in the US and e-commerce websites consisting primarily of bootbarn.com, sheplers.com and countryoutfitter.com. The company also operates store support and distribution centers in California and Kansas. The Wichita, Kansas facility supports the company’s expanding […]

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Clint Reiser

HWI Unleashes Continuous Innovation

3 weeks ago

Dave Elias, vice president of supply chain management, and Josh Stauffer, senior director of IT, spoke at ARC Advisory Group’s Supply Chain Forum. Both men work for HarbisonWalker International (HWI). Mr. Elias and Mr. Stauffer spoke about the digital transformation the company is going through. They have implemented a broad suite of enterprise and supply […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (March 20 – 26)

3 weeks 3 days ago

We have certainly seen a large number of companies looking to offset their greenhouse gas emissions and reduce their carbon footprints. A lot of this effort comes down to more sustainable sourcing, which tends to make environmental-conscious consumers happy. But for consumers, it is often difficult to measure the climate impact of what we eat. […]

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Chris Cunnane

What is Supply Chain Resiliency?

3 weeks 4 days ago

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the supply chain resiliency test. Supply chain disruption has many sources: tariffs and trade disputes, natural disasters, pandemics, economic uncertainty and cybersecurity attacks. Each disruption has its own nuances, so it’s challenging to plan a […]

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Ross Spanier

Amazon Supply Chain Innovation Continues

3 weeks 5 days ago

Three years ago, my colleague Steve Banker wrote an article about the Amazon supply chain, asking if it was the most innovative in the world. In the article, he wrote about Amazon Relay, the acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon the carrier, and the expansion of its warehousing capabilities. As the world is in year two […]

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Chris Cunnane

Supply Chain Talent Matters More than Ever

4 weeks 1 day ago

According to one survey, only 27% of leaders believe that they have the talent needed to meet current supply chain performance requirements. What should supply chain leaders be looking for to close the talent gap? AGCO has received well deserved acclaim for the agility with which they navigated the pandemic (How They Did it: AGCO […]

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Steve Banker

Editor’s Choice: 10 Reasons to Implement a Cloud Multi-Carrier Parcel Management System

1 month ago

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from Logistyx Technologies, and highlights some of the reasons a company would want to implement a cloud multi-carrier parcel management system. Not too long ago, if […]

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Chris Cunnane
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