This Week in Logistics News (July 13 – 19)

18 hours 34 minutes ago

Robots are everywhere these days, but sometimes it still takes a little while for people to get used to them. Warehouse automation is one area where robots have become the norm, with autonomous bots roaming aisles, toting boxes, and getting closer to picking and packing individual items. We have also seen autonomous bots on our […]

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Chris Cunnane

Editor’s Choice: Control Tower: New Essential for Supply Chain Planning

1 day 14 hours 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. This article comes from Solvoyo and looks at the importance of a control tower. Effective supply chain planning is crucial for maintaining competitiveness and ensuring customer satisfaction in today’s fast-paced […]

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Chris Cunnane

G & J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Accelerating Digital Transformation

2 days 15 hours ago

Jeff Erwin, VP of manufacturing at G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, has been helping to accelerate the digital transformation while aligning with the company’s goals and mission to improve its operational efficiency and meet customer requirements and regulatory compliance challenges by tracking and measuring performance. According to Erwin, “sustainability, operational efficiency and digital transformation in manufacturing are […]

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Janice Abel

Don’t Propagate Chaos with Your Supply Chain Planning System!

4 days 18 hours ago

Kinaxis is a leading provider of supply chain solutions. Their Kinexions 2024 user conference ended yesterday (June 19th). Like many enterprise application providers, they had a story to tell about artificial intelligence. It is a good story. And a refreshingly honest explanation. Kinaxis used to refer to itself as a supply chain planning supplier. They […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (July 6 – 12)

1 week ago

Last Thursday was the Fourth of July, and cities and towns across the country celebrated with fireworks displays to the oohs and aahs of large crowds. And while professional fireworks displays are generally safe, for the average person, setting up your own show can be very dangerous. In 2023, roughly 9,700 people were injured by […]

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Chris Cunnane

Supply Chain Planning – A Market Viewpoint

1 week 2 days ago

ARC Advisory Group has been covering the Supply Chain Planning (SCP) market for 17 years. The market has been growing at double-digit rates for several years, even during the pandemic. The pandemic brought home the need for companies to run agile and resilient supply chains. SCP is a critical application to help companies achieve better […]

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Steve Banker and Chris Cunnane

KRONOS Worldwide Improves Service and Reduces Costs with Managed Trans

1 week 4 days ago

KRONOS Worldwide, headquartered in Dallas, is a leading global producer and marketer of titanium dioxide pigments used in a wide range of applications. The company has thousands of 3,000 customers in over 100 countries. The titanium dioxide market has become far more competitive, and the industry is becoming commoditized. While KRONOS (NYSE: KRO) was incorporated […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (June 29 – July 5)

2 weeks ago

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour continues to sell out arenas around the world. The tour kicked off in March 2023, and will end in December of this year, with Swift crisscrossing her way around the globe. The tour has clearly been successful, but just what does success look like when it comes to dollars and cents? […]

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Chris Cunnane

Mobile Warehouse Robotics: The Cornerstone of Modern Warehouse Automation

2 weeks 2 days ago

The mobile warehouse robotics market is no doubt a crucial piece of technology to achieve warehouse automation. At this point, we can see the market reaching some maturity, where more end users recognize the benefits and essentiality of automating warehouse and logistics operations with mobile robots. The increasing number of successful cases shared by key […]

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Fox Chen

Should You Use a WMS or Mobile Robotic System to Optimize Work in in a DC?

2 weeks 4 days ago

Historically, a warehouse management system used slotting and waving functionality to optimize the work in a distribution center. Slotting improves picking efficiency by putting the most popular items in locations closer to the shipping docks and at a height on the rack that is easy for a picker to reach. Waving intelligently groups the tasks […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (June 22 – 28)

3 weeks ago

For thousands of years, humans have been searching for the mythical “fountain of youth.” While appearing in the writings of Herodotus (5th century BC), in the Alexander romance (3rd century AD), and in the stories of Prester John (early Crusades, 11th/12th centuries AD), the legend really grew when it became associated with Spanish explorer Juan […]

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Chris Cunnane

Editor’s Choice: The Three Trends Transforming Supply Chain Management

3 weeks 1 day 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. This article comes from Carlos Díaz Madero, Subdirector Marketing at netLogistiK, and looks at the key trends that are transforming supply chain management. In an ideal world, ensuring the immediate availability […]

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Chris Cunnane

Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) for Efficient Transportation Management

3 weeks 2 days ago

Various trends influence the Geospatial Information Systems market: the adoption of digital technologies, out-of-the-box GIS offerings, cloud and mobile deployments, and location-based analytics. All this knowledge I gleaned from ARC Advisory Group’s recent research on Geospatial Information Systems. But what caught my attention was its use in transportation and why it is so important. When […]

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Sharada Prahladrao

How Can Your Supply Chain Become Even More Resilient?

3 weeks 3 days ago

As we kick off the summer of 2024, four years past the emergence of COVID-19, we are still seeing the effects of the pandemic on the world’s supply chains. As supply chain professionals, COVID-19 made us recognize that disruption is a given. From production shutdowns and material shortages to blocked shipping lanes, we now accept […]

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Terence Leung

This Week in Logistics News (June 15 – 21)

4 weeks ago

The boys are back! Sixteen years to the day, the Boston Celtics are once again NBA champions after dismantling the Dallas Mavericks in five games. The Celtics have been on the cusp of a championship the last few years, but the naysayers continued to say that Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown could not coexist. But […]

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Chris Cunnane

How Artificial Intelligence Benefits Logistics & Warehouse Management

4 weeks 1 day ago

As customer expectations rise and order volumes surge, logistics managers face immense pressure to streamline operations and maintain a competitive edge. How can logistics managers handle these challenges? The key to navigating this complexity and achieving operational excellence lies in adopting artificial intelligence (AI). In my conversations with customers and the marketplace, AI is coming […]

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Kait Peterson

ESG in Supply Chain

1 month ago

Acronyms abound when it comes to supply chain. AT Logistics Viewpoints, we cover a wide range of these acronyms, including AS/RS, DOM, GTC, SCP, TMS, and WMS to name a few. Over the last few years, another acronym has been showing up on the radar: ESG. ESG stands for environmental, social, and governance, and is […]

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Chris Cunnane

Lax Antitrust Enforcement Imperils the Security of the Nation’s Supply Chains

1 month ago

There is an emerging school of thought that monopolies and oligopolies, which have been allowed to operate through lax antitrust enforcement, are incredibly harmful. Two new books, Barons: Money, Power, and the Corruption of America’s Food Industry and  The Everything War: Amazon’s Ruthless Quest to Own the World and Remake Corporate Power, make this argument. […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (June 8 – 14)

1 month ago

July 4th, or the Fourth of July as its known colloquially, is a day for barbecues, fireworks, parades, and for 16 of the last 17 years, watching Joey Chestnut decimate the competition at the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest. The lone blip in the last 17 years was in 2015 when Matt Stonie […]

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Chris Cunnane

Lessons from “The Goal” for Optimizing Warehouse Operations

1 month ago

As part of my personal and professional development, I’ve been participating in our book club at Lucas Systems over the past several months. We’ve read and discussed some fantastic and thought provoking books. One of the most recent, “The Goal,” by Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox, suggested by our CEO, really got me thinking about […]

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