Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Talking Logistics

Today when most of us think of modern automation, grand images of million-dollar robots with giant arms completing complex (even dangerous) tasks in an automotive plant or complex warehouse fulfillment using automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) immediately come to mind.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

The shortage of workers has hit the trucking and logistics industry particularly hard. Many other jobs such as Material Handler, pickers, and other general warehouse position are bretween $12,00-$14,000, with fork life operators making up to $16 range. Many participants noted that when Amazon raised their warehouse rates to $15 an hour, many of the companies were already paying far more than this, and the working conditions were often better than what workers encountered at Amazon.

DC 40

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

Given the swiftly changing logistics environment, those who navigate the new world we live in need a roadmap to guide their actions. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual State of Logistics report attempts to offer just such a map -- accompanied by some timely warnings.

Transportation Innovation 2018

EFT

Tompkins International (Tompkins) recently led a two-hour workshop on logistics technology innovations. A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries.

The Future of Retail Supply Chain: What’s in Store?

Logistics Bureau

Perhaps stores will become more like showrooms with shopping floor space turned into mini-warehouses, from which online orders will be locally fulfilled. However retailers meet the logistics demands of the future, they can expect to factor in the costs incurred by their choices, as consumers will be unlikely to pay for shipping. While talking technology, retail companies will need plenty of it to meet the challenge of last mile distribution in 2026 and beyond.