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2020 Trends to Watch For in Warehouse Management

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Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “The only constant in life is change.”

Technical architecture: The foundation of smarter e-commerce business

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No matter how good the warehouse solution is…. to continually drive delivery and performance in today’s ever-changing supply chain, the platform that delivers the solution has to be world class and best-of-breed. warehouse management systems

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Proud to have my head in the cloud

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A recently received promotional email from a so-called competitor (who shall remain nameless) actually made me laugh out loud - but also sent a bit of a shiver down my spine! cloud wms

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What should a new WMS have, how do you measure its success and what preparation should you make?

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How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Preparation is key: How a WMS helps warehouses manage natural disasters

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This month, we reached the peak of hurricane season 2019 – a fairly active one, with Dorian threatening the east coast in early September, and activity predicted to pick up over the next few weeks

Automation with a human touch

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With all the enthusiasm surrounding IoT capabilities and new automation technologies, it’s easy to forget that robots will not improve picking times or reduce packing errors by themselves – they need human guidance. robotics and automation

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Why customer service is critical to SnapFulfil's success

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In this 24/7 society where we expect deliveries the same day by the touch of a button, the pressure is on to minimise mistakes and maintain customer satisfaction.

Three lessons learned from Amazon Prime Day 2019

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Another Prime Day has come and gone, and online shopping behemoth Amazon topped itself again: more than 175 million items made it through the digital checkout over the event’s 48 hours. It was the company’s most successful event ever, surpassing Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.

Are you 'tooled up' and ready for Warehouse 4.0?

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Spending two long days being rushed off our feet with enquiries at the recent eCommerce Expo in London has brought home to me once again the seismic shift taking place in online retailing

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5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Delivering the WOW factor with cloud-based warehouse management systems

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A leisurely visit to the mall to shop was the pastime of many for many years. It was all about experience, touching, feeling and being inspired to buy. cloud wms e-commerce subscription commerce

Tackling the 'Amazon Effect' head on

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How cloud-based WMS software works harder and smarter

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In order to be effective a Warehouse Management System (WMS) must be able to adapt to the rapidly changing needs of the market - but all too often the cost of change is prohibitive. cloud wms

Three most important steps of a WMS change management plan

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A change would do you good. Well, at least if your team sticks with the change. warehouse management systems labor management

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

ProMat 2019: Lessons learned for the year to come

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Another ProMat show has come and gone – and as always, I’m amazed by the show’s scope and the impressive amount of materials handling technology on display.

Adapting to a Digital World - Agile, Collaborative and Innovative Supply Chain Management

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There are now only five weeks until Digital Supply Chain will be returning to Amsterdam. So if you haven’t already booked your seat, now is the time

How the heatwave impacted the High Street

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By Matthew Robertson, co-CEO, NetDespatch. As we see the first signs of the heatwave dissipating and wetter weather coming in, this got me thinking about recent articles that I've read about the negative impact on productivity the balmy summer weather has had on office workers, with many preferring to work from home and not venture into heat-baked cities, over-crowded tubes and frenzied traffic jams

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Supply chain attacks on the rise as one of the biggest new threat vectors as organisations scramble to close gaps

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CrowdStrike Inc., the cloud-delivered endpoint protection solutions provider, has announced the results of its global supply chain survey, Securing the Supply Chain, produced by independent research firm Vanson Bourne

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Latest Advances and Applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) Technology

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The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the name that the IT folks have given to the now billions of physical devices throughout the world that are connected to the internet. These devices not only collect data, but they share it as well.

The Road to Freight Management Hell: Why Poor Freight Data Visibility and Outdated Systems Hold Shippers in Purgatory

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The road to freight management Hell is laden with poor freight visibility and outdated systems. Failures within freight data visibility contribute to compounding consequences throughout downstream supply chain operations, and the problem only grows worse from there.

Top 5 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2020

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With more consumers than ever doing their everyday shopping online instead of at brick-and-mortar retail stores, a phenomenon known as the ‘Amazon Effect’ has emerged.

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Supply Chain Automation Is the Cornerstone of Supply Chain Success

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Supply chain management evolves, and supply chain leaders have a grand opportunity to leverage supply chain automation and drive success. However, many leaders approach automation with a poor understanding of its capabilities, not to mention potential risks during implementation.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

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Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. A supplier in Mexico mixes up two similar parts. An ecommerce fulfillment warehouse in the USA sends the wrong packages to customers. On top of all that, billions if not trillions of dollars worth of potential working capital are tied up in illiquid assets such as 90-day invoice payouts or even the real estate value of, say, a warehouse or factory building.

Automation in the Supply Chain and Its Impact on Scalability

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Automation is coming of age in the supply chain. Where supply chain leaders once viewed automation capabilities as science fiction fantasy, automation’s real-world applications are becoming evident.

The Last Mile Really Does Begin with the First Pick From Your Warehouse

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The last mile is a well-known and integral step in supply chain operations. Failures within the last mile often usurp all previous steps in the supply chain That said, the same value placed on the last mile should equal the first mile, and as a result, the first touchpoint.

5 Impacts of Autonomous Trucking on Supply Chains

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The flying car of the future might still be out of reach, but autonomous trucking is moving quickly into view for many businesses. Trucks manned by technology, with no human drivers, are currently being tested around the globe.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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Supply Chain Technology Integration: Making the New Technology & Legacy Systems’ Marriage Last

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The decision to bring new technology into your existing warehouse operation should not be taken lightly. Modern technology enables a whole new level of collaboration , efficiency and better operations.

How to Develop a Supply Chain Strategy Like Amazon

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Amazon has taken the eCommerce industry by storm, becoming the leading online marketplace in the world. And what’s not to love? From fast, affordable shipping to great customer service, consumers can find pretty much anything they need on Amazon.

[PODCAST] End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility: The Always Evolving Quest Driven by Tech

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Listen to “End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility: The Always Evolving Quest Driven by Technology” on Spreaker.

6 Benefits of Automated Material Handling

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In the logistics and supply chain industries, every edge counts. That’s why facilities managers and decision makers everywhere are exploring the benefits of automated material handling.

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The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

Warehouse Management Analytics: What You Need to Know

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The rise of e-commerce was a significant change for supply chain managers and leaders. Customers now have access to anything their hearts desire, and inventory management has become a new animal.