A Radical New Way to Think About Supply Chain Management

1 day 1 hour ago

ARC has done research and writing on supply chain collaboration networks. A supply chain collaboration network (SCCN) is a key technology for improved collaboration across an extended supply chain. SCCN is a collaborative solution for supply chain processes built on a public cloud – many-to-many architecture – which supports a community of trading partners and […]

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Steve Banker

Facilities Are a Critical Part of the Enterprise Supply Chain Tech Stack. It’s Time to Start Managing Them That Way

5 days 2 hours ago

Amidst ongoing uncertainty caused by COVID-19 lockdowns in Asia, war in Europe, scarce raw materials and steep inflation, companies are stockpiling inventory as never before in the hopes of mitigating future supply chain shocks. As a result, warehouse space is scarce and rents are on the rise – a trend that could continue “for at […]

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Mathew Elenjickal

DHL eCommerce Solutions Exhibits its Robotic Sorting Solution

5 days 21 hours ago

DHL held its inaugural DHL Robotics Hour media event earlier this week. DHL successfully piloted two Dorabot DoraSorter systems - one Sort-to-Gaylord and the other Sort-to-Bag. The proprietary drawer-shaped, conveyor belt end effector is the characteristic I found most innovative about this solution. Rather than grasping and item, it supports and balances items from below.

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Clint Reiser

The Most Overlooked DC Performance Strategy

6 days 22 hours ago

At one point in my career, I did some work in a large distribution center in Southern California. This experience helped me understand the importance of a healthy workplace culture. At that time, my employer’s intent was to pay above-market rate for our warehouse roles. To achieve this, the company benchmarked our compensation against national […]

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Kyle Franklin

Southwest Airlines’ Flight Path to Carbon Neutrality

1 week 1 day ago

Southwest Airlines has committed itself to carbon neutrality 2050. But Stacy Malphurs – Vice President of Supply Chain Management & Environmental Sustainability at Southwest – said “we needed an actionable plan we can implement in a shorter time horizon.” That means focusing on technologies the U.S.’s third largest airline can “actually deploy” in the near-term. […]

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Steve Banker

Editor’s Choice: Labor Shortage and the Rise of Real-Time Visibility

1 week 5 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. This article is from Longbow and looks at the ongoing labor shortage and supply chain visibility. Over the past 20-22 months, we have experienced worldwide disruptions that have altered […]

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Chris Cunnane

Your Guide to Distributed Order Management

1 week 6 days ago

E-commerce continues to grow, and as a result, customer expectations are changing. The customer does not expect a similar experience across channels. Instead, they are seeking out a brand experience that allows them to interact through multiple channels during the shopping journey. In the end, it all comes down to whether or not they can […]

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Chris Cunnane

How Supply Chain Leaders Make Sustainability Their Core Mission

1 week 6 days ago

Much has been written about what it takes to run a successful supply chain in the era of “get it to me fast and get it to me cheap.” Supply chain professionals are looking for ways to store goods closer to customers by investing in micro fulfillment centers and to optimize their facilities so orders […]

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Kelly Woodsum

The “Race” to Win the Autonomous Truck Market

2 weeks 1 day ago

There is no doubt that autonomous trucks will change the face of logistics. But there are questions that many would like clarity on around this cutting-edge technology. What kind of trucks will they be? When will we see autonomous trucks on the road? How fast will the rollout be? And who will win the race? […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (April 23 – 29)

2 weeks 3 days ago

Have you ever had one of those mornings where you’re a little groggy and you accidentally pour orange juice into your cereal instead of milk? Cereal ruined, right? Well, maybe not. Even the orange juice specialists at Tropicana admit that OJ might not be the ideal choice for mixing with cereal, but in honor of […]

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Chris Cunnane

Warehouse Management Systems (WMS): Growth Accelerated in 2021

2 weeks 6 days ago

Warehouse management systems (WMS) solutions providers (in aggregate) experienced accelerated growth in 2021 This above-trend growth is primarily a result of the longer-term factors influencing the markets’ growth, supplemented by a surge in pent-up demand from COVID-19 related hesitancy in 2020. A number of factors are currently influencing both the growth of the market and the shift in WMS users’ requirements and priorities. WMS suppliers indicated that [...]

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Clint Reiser

3 Ways Technology Can Enable Retailers to Enhance Deliveries in 2022

2 weeks 6 days ago

As more consumers flock to e-commerce, purchasing big & bulky goods such as furniture, appliances, and wholesale electronics online is becoming more common. A Statista study found that in 2020, the furniture and appliance e-commerce global market volume was $383.2B. Larger types of retail goods such as furniture and appliances, also known as oversized, are […]

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Kushal Nahata

Supply Chain Compliance is About to Get a Whole Lot Tougher

3 weeks 1 day ago

In January 2023, the Germany Supply Chain Due Diligence Act will come into effect, requiring businesses to monitor supply chains for human rights violations and compliance with environmental standards. There has been supply chain legislation before whose goal was focused on making sure various aspects of ESG (Environmental, Social, & Governance) performance were enforced by […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (April 16 – 22)

3 weeks 4 days ago

This past Monday marked the first normal Boston Marathon since 2019, as the 2020 marathon was canceled due to the Covid pandemic, and the 2021 marathon was shifted to October with a smaller field. And what a race it was. In the professional women’s division, Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya and Ababel Yeshaneh of Ethiopia dropped […]

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Chris Cunnane

The State of Home Delivery: Plenty of Room for Improvement

3 weeks 5 days ago

Ecommerce has been on a roll for the last two years. This level of consumer activity has translated into record volumes of home deliveries. But, let’s face it: since the pandemic started, home delivery performance has not been great. Earlier in 2022, we conducted a survey of 8,000 consumers across North America and Europe to […]

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Chris Jones

Home Delivery Robots: Last Mile Gamechangers

3 weeks 6 days ago

Robots continue to be a larger part of global supply chains. When it comes to deploying robots, warehouse technology is more established, as the use of robots within warehouses is set to grow significantly. Warehouse labor shortages will continue to be the main growth driver for autonomous mobile robots. But there are other use cases […]

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Chris Cunnane

Editor’s Choice: What Does the SEC’s Climate Disclosure Proposal Mean for Supply Chains?

4 weeks 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 is from GEP and look at the impact of the SEC’s climate disclosure proposal. With so much current focus on sustainability and climate change, it should not […]

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Chris Cunnane

The Russian Invasion, Cyber War, and Global Supply Chains

4 weeks 1 day ago

When Russia invaded Ukraine, I knew there would be impacts on global supply chains. But supply chain impacts like the rising cost of gas, or the inability of a train to cross Siberia to bring goods from China to Europe, or the increased congestion this would cause at China ports, was not the supply chain […]

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