Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

After a year full of more scandals, indictments, political contentiousness, workplace violence, school shootings and natural disasters, maybe it’s time we all took a collective breath and focused on some of the positives that came out of 2018. We hope you enjoy this salute to the best of 2018, and we look forward to even more innovations in 2019. Warehouse Automation. Source ID. Content Summary: Honeywell and Carnegie Mellon Partner to Bring AI to the Warehouse.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes.

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Supply Chain Predictions for 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

A look at the supply chain trends and technology that will come into play in 2018. These concerns will extend into 2018, as companies work on a regulatory standard – though nothing has emerged yet. Strong players in the market will emerge as platform providers to aggregate the IoT data and provide key insights into that data that drive better business decisions in 2018. 2018 will be about predicting the future, not just about understanding the present.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

At the original Thanksgiving feast, the pickings were much slimmer and all ingredients were sourced locally. 1] She note there are only two known historical sources describing the three-day long feast shared by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag natives at Plymouth Colony in 1621. The first source was Edward Winslow, one of the English leaders who sailed to American on the Mayflower. ” The other source was the governor mentioned by Winslow, a man named William Bradford.

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


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. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help.

Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV


This week, Freightos hosted over forty logistics and innovation executives for FreighTech 2018, a symposium dedicated to discussing challenges and opportunities in the industry. While our containers might get a little smarter, everything else will get much smarter, especially with regards to warehouse logistics. The crux of visibility is that given how complex supply chains are, there’s no one data source that is a single source of truth for everything.

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Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. So in 2018, McDonald’s joins Apple, Procter & Gamble and Amazon on a separate “Masters” list, as one of the “best-of-the-best.”. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. In particular, the company has been criticized for its long-time practice of using local water sources for its products.

Show Me the Money: MH&L’s 2018 Salary Survey

Material Handling and Logistics

corporate/executive manager with a transportation/warehousing company with 36-40 years of experience, living in the North Central region and earning $137,000. “My As the results of the MH&L 2018 Salary Survey indicate, the size of the paycheck has become almost as important. “If Since last year, in fact, the situation has worsened, as the percent of white/Caucasian managers increased from 76% in 2017 to 84% in 2018. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China


Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China. This blog post doesn’t aim to be the ultimate guide to sourcing goods from China. I like to start with a broad-based search at Alibaba and Global Sources. Introduction.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review


The year 2018 saw the increasing use of advanced technology to give more intelligence to logistics operations. With the end of 2018 approaching, let’s look back with Abivin at some of the most prominent trends in supply chain management. Source In the year 2018, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics have evolved into the kind of “can’t do without” technology. But what happens when you can’t process a huge amount of data coming from different sources?

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

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HighJump Launches Warehouse Control System at CSCMP Edge 2018. Reduce cold chain risk with live temperature control – Track temperature in real-time across cold chains via connections to a wide variety of IoT sources, allowing users to receive alerts as soon as exceptions occur to ensure freshness and avoid loss. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Disrupting Logistics: 4 Innovative Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2018


Source: The Daily Dot. Blockchain technology will allow all of the entities involved (raw materials, producer, logistics provider, warehouse, retailer etc.) These are some of the innovative blockchain startups trying to solve real-world supply chain and logistics problems that I’ll be keeping my eye on in 2018. The global logistics market is predicted to reach US 15.5 trillion in 2023.

Risk Management: Is 2018 the Year of Living Dangerously?

Enterra Insights

Globalism has been a boon to the supply chain by expanding sourcing, opening new markets, accelerating growth and highlighting opportunities to save money. If supply chain complexity, global competition, information collection challenges, climate change, natural disasters, and protectionism aren’t enough to worry about, Benjamin Roussey insists five IT security risks are going to make 2018 a nightmare for risk managers.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide for Managers & Executives to Know


When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. If you’re a warehouse manager, failing to control these risks can lead to high employee turnover, decreased productivity, legal issues, and, at worst, injury or fatality. of warehouse workers.

This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

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E-Commerce Driving Need for More Warehouse Workers (WSJ – sub. At least that’s the case for Walmart, which according to an article in the Wall Street Journal , “has begun telling online shoppers that some products in its warehouses are ‘out of stock’ after the retailer changed its e-commerce systems to avoid orders deemed too expensive to ship.”. Spark Delivery: Walmart’s Crowd-Sourced Delivery Platform. I joined Snapchat this week.

This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

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The world’s first humanless warehouse is run only by robots and is a model for the future (CNBC). Firm linked to Alibaba opens China’s biggest robot warehouse (CNBC). Kroger set to place warehouse order with partner Ocado (Reuters). Robinson Reports 2018 Third Quarter Results. Robots and AI in the Warehouse. “A It looks like deploying robots in the warehouse is gaining momentum, driven by labor constraints, e-commerce growth, and other factors.

Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model


The Solution: Systems Enabling An Omnichannel Retail Strategy Are Easier to Implement Than Ever The solution, for retailers struggling with omnichannel development and deployment, lies in advanced systems that utilize an open-source architecture. Such technology allows the integration of existing, legacy systems with newer platforms, including a software-as-a-service (SaaS) warehouse management system. Use technology to manage warehousing and transportation.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Source: [link]. Here are excerpts from the press release related to transportation and warehouse management: JDA® Luminate Transport : Leverages enhanced real-time visibility and analytics to accurately predict disruptions to planned transportation, self-diagnose root causes to exceptions and correlate those events to impactful remediation. The post This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth


Bottom Line: It’s time to transition the role of warehouses from cost centers to revenue centers that support new digitally enabled supply chains and business models that require greater accuracy, speed, and scale than ever before. A Warehouse Management System is the tool that can make that happen. Like manufacturing, warehouses, and the systems that manage them, are going through an inflection point. How A Warehouse Management System (WMS) Helps Manufacturers Grow.

Transportation Innovation 2018


A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries. Autonomous technology has been used in manufacturing and distribution centers for years where AGV are used for moving product throughout a warehouse. over 2010 (Source: US Commerce Department). In May 2018 unemployment dropped to 3.8% (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics), with the addition of 223,000 new jobs.

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics


Tractica Research estimates that the worldwide sales of warehousing and logistics robots will reach $22.4 Robots are locating, tracking, and moving inventory inside warehouses, they are conveying and sorting oversized packages at ground distribution hubs. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018?. There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management


WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. The same source also informed that the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Risk Index of 2016 was the highest since records have begun in 1995. Source: Deloitte We can provide lots more statistics and data , but the takeaway here is clear: effective supply chain risk management is critical for any organization to be successful in our ever-changing world.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF


Jörg Schlager describing SKF's Integrated Planning (Source: Optilon). Planners focused on their local operations or warehouses and servicing customers in their territory. It managed local inventories fed by regional warehouses and factory warehouses (See Figure 1 below). Figure 1 Source: SKF. Figure 2 Source: SKF. Figure 3 Source: SKF. Figure 4 Source: SKF.

The sharing economy: An effective model for supply chain management?


It is inevitably becoming a major source of revenue in today’s global economy, led by the likes of Uber and Airbnb. They bundled warehousing, packing and outbound distribution, and synchronized deliveries to fill trucks. by Emily Hunt The sharing economy involves buying and selling temporary access to goods or services, usually arranged through an online platform.

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding


The Applications of Blockchain Are Growing, And Supply Chain Execs Need to Know Where to Look The applications of the use of blockchain in supply chain and logistics platforms are under development, but 2018 is expected to be the year when such technologies reach the masses. The days of managing supply chains through databases and changing information are over. Although blockchain is often related closely to cryptocurrency, it holds great value for use in supply chain management.

12 Distribution Center Best Practices You Need to Implement Today


Thinking this way can yield new ideas that might relieve operational disruptions, seasonal fluctuations and more, such as using narrower racking in portions of your warehouse where you store slower-moving merchandise to make more room for critical operations. . The more you can eliminate sources of human error — such as taking notes on scraps of paper —?the If you oversee a warehouse, it’s in your best interests to take a hands-on approach when it comes to returned merchandise.

How Peapod drives supply chain innovation and efficiency with analytics


My team and I work on developing and furthering our supply chain and operations by providing a centralized analytical perspective – we work on improving fulfillment models, applying analytics, improving productivity and output at our warehouses, and optimizing our operations. You are currently using AIMMS for Warehouse Slotting Optimization. Image source: Peapod. Neither of those standard solutions deal with having a store-like warehouse that shares inventory with a store.

How Peapod drives supply chain innovation and efficiency with analytics


My team and I work on developing and furthering our supply chain and operations by providing a centralized analytical perspective – we work on improving fulfillment models, applying analytics, improving productivity and output at our warehouses, and optimizing our operations. You are currently using AIMMS for Warehouse Slotting Optimization. Image source: Peapod. Neither of those standard solutions deal with having a store-like warehouse that shares inventory with a store.

Don’t risk falling behind: 3 things you can do to start mastering analytics


Source: CSCMP. Warehouse optimization is yet another application area where our customers have seen impactful results. In today’s business environment, you can’t remain competitive without mastering analytics. S till, most companies are “not very far” when it comes to implementing analytics and garnering benefits from data, as a recent survey from CSCMP suggests.

Modeling Supply Chains with “Digital Twins”


Digital twins drive benefits such as improved business planning and improved sourcing, procurement and supplier management. This means it must be able to take many data types into account - from traditional supply chain inputs, to non-traditional corporate sources (like CRM data) and even unstructured, online data that factors into demand sensing. Twenty-two warehouses have achieved full “autopilot” for two of SKF's factories.

The year’s biggest hits: Top 10 FLEXE blogs of 2018


2018 was another year of massive growth and disruption for the retail and supply chain industries. 2018 was packed with retailers seeking out innovative and new ways to meet customers’ rising expectations, and looking to strong logistics solutions in order to implement them. Take a look at our most popular articles from 2018 and stay tuned for our 2019 Retail & Logistics Predictions report coming next month. 2018 D3: FUTURE-PROOF YOUR WAREHOUSE STRATEGY.

5 Best Logistics Books for Beginners

Supply Chain Opz

Delivering Customer Value through Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Many people don't know that procurement is a part of integrated logistics. World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling Warehouse management and inventory control is the center point of integrated logistics management that tries to balance supply and demand. In our opinion, this is the best book on warehouse management ever. Are you a beginner and you want to learn about each logistics function?

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

“Users can easily now look at your global or regional supply situation and quickly source alternates when required, but the key here is to practice your response. “As for your internal systems, real-time inventory management helps you manage your fulfillment warehouses. After all, one of the more difficult aspects of managing warehouses is what to do with excess inventory, so you need to reduce it as much as possible.” Warehouse Operations

MODEX Moments: The Future of Supply Chain Is Now

Material Handling and Logistics

From disruptive technologies to the dirtiest jobs you could ever imagine, here's a look at some of the highlights from the MODEX 2018. Thirty thousand people from 110 countries walked the show floor of MODEX 2018 in Atlanta, spread across 250,000 square feet of exhiibition space occupied by 900 vendors, showing every type of material handling solution imaginable, from bins, pallets and shelves to drones, robots and artificial intelligence-based systems. Source ID. Source ID.

When a disconnected meat supply chain doesn’t cut it anymore

DELMIA Quintiq

A single source of truth. Lack of information results in poor plans that deliver subpar results in processing, warehousing and shelf-life planning. Today, a majority of meat manufacturers still struggle to realize the full potential of their operations. The main culprit? A disconnected supply chain, which leads to a lack of supply chain visibility for all stakeholders in the company. So what do meat manufacturers need in order to increase visibility and make smarter decisions?