A Look into 2026: Is a Supply Chain Robotics Takeover Inevitable?

AFFLINK

In a 2016 survey conducted by MHI and Deloitte, a logistics industry group, 35% of respondents said they’d already adopted robotics to maximize their supply chain optimization. But the question still remains: is the rise of robotics within the manufacturing supply chain a good or bad thing? We’ve answered some your most pressing questions about supply chain robotics to determine if 10 years from now they will be Rosie the Robot good or Terminator bad.

The Growing Reliance on Traceability in Manufacturing Supply Chains

IQMS

Manufacturers are racing to digitally transform their supply chains to gain needed insights to reduce risks to their employees, customers, partners, and the business itself. by 2026, achieving an 18% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR).

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Technology Support in Integrated Business Planning: Automation, Augmentation and Human Centricity

Supply Chain Trend

Preview In his 2019 Foresight article, Niels van Hove examined eight technological hurdles that must be overcome to enable autonomous or ‘lights out’ supply-chain planning. Autonomous – third wave – integrated supply-planning software will serve to enhance planning cycles.

Are We Building Our Supply Chains For Gen Z?

EV Cargo Technology

By 2026 Generation Z will overtake Millenials to become the largest consumer population (1). Supply chains need to recognise Generation Z’s vision and values whilst focusing on supporting the sales channels dominated by this era following the millennial generation. So, what supply chain initiatives can have the quickest lasting impact? Consider how you can implement reverse logistics into your existing supply chain.

Are We Building Our Supply Chains For Gen Z?

EV Cargo Technology

By 2026 Generation Z will overtake Millenials to become the largest consumer population (1). Supply chains need to recognise Generation Z’s vision and values whilst focusing on supporting the sales channels dominated by this era following the millennial generation. So, what supply chain initiatives can have the quickest lasting impact? Consider how you can implement reverse logistics into your existing supply chain.

Global Supply Chain News on Major Changes in Which Countries have the Largest Economies, Coming, New Assessment Says

Supply Chain Digest

China to Overtake US in 2026, India, Indonesia to Rise Sharply in New World Order

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

Logistics Bureau

Retailers have little choice but to respond, often without the luxury of breathing space in which to reimagine or repurpose their supply chain networks. There will be no such thing as a one-size-fits-all model for retail supply chains. For that very reason, innovation will be a constant quest for retail supply chain owners over the next decade or so, with three primary areas of focus likely to be: Multi/Omni-channel supply.

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 3rd, 2019

Transplace

Likewise, this week’s TIP List has a particularly bright outlook; including news on the growing freight business and the projected increase to the size of the global supply chain analytics market. Supply Chain Analytics Market Will Be Worth $10.7 Billion by 2026 : According to a report by Acumen Research and Consulting, the size of the global supply chain analytics market is expected to be worth $10.7 billion by 2026, growing with 15.5%

The Expected Growth of Manufacturing Technology Investments!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by Russ Davidson at Software Connect. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently predicted manufacturing will be the only major occupational group that will experience a decline in the 10-year period from 2016 to 2026. appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™. Guest Blog Post Manufacturing Supply Chain Management Technology AI manufacturing robotics technologytrendsSubscribe Here! Email Address.

Why Walmart is Paying Truckers Almost $90,000 a Year

Shipchain

As a supply chain manager, without a means to get a product from Point A to Point B, your hands are tied. Bob Costello, Senior Vice President of the American Trucking Associations, did a study and found that the shortage could be as significant as 175,000 by 2026. Additionally, as per our CEO John Monarch , truck drivers are often unfairly blamed for missteps in the supply chain. Blockchain Industry Logistics Shipping Supply Chain Trucking

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Your Roadmap to the Decade of Supply Chain

Requis

We believe that the 2020’s will truly become the Decade of Supply Chain. This will be the decade that supply chain managers will achieve the visibility they deserve within their organizations. There are so many signals pointing to a breakthrough year for supply chain: Increased emphasis on supply chain as a business differentiator. The rise of supply chain titles in the C-suite (Chief Supply Chain Officer, Chief Procurement Officer, etc.).

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

Workers are so scarce that, in many parts of the country, low-skill jobs are being handed out to pretty much anyone willing to take them – and high-skilled workers are in even shorter supply.”. The American Trucking Association expect a shortage of roughly 70,000 truck drivers in 2019, which will increase to 175,000 by 2026. A group of executive joined SCRC faculty and staff for a one-day workshop held on February 28, 2019.

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The Myths and Benefits of Using a 3PL: Evaluation Criteria to Consider

Turvo

According to Supply & Demand Chain Executive , a new Global Market Insights Inc. report found that the global 3PL market would surpass $1,800 billion by 2026. Prior to the onset of the pandemic, the value of a third-party logistics provider (3PL) was increasing.

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Why the Great Driver Shortage Is Now Top of Mind for Shippers & a Driver of a Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

In fact, the truck driver shortage is expected to double to 100,000 in the next five years, but other industry experts, reports Iris Kuo of Trucks.com , suggest actual worsening could be as high as 200,000 unfilled positions by 2026. The Great Driver Shortage was already starting to weigh on the minds of carriers and shippers early this year as experts predicted tightening capacity, said William B.

Intelligent BOM Management Drives Manufacturing Success

Arena Solutions

Most manufacturing companies must rely on many supply chain partners to design and deliver products to their customers under budget and ahead of schedule. The increased use of supply chains and contract manufacturers (CMs) underscores the need to leverage systems that improve how BOMs are created, shared, and approved between internal and external teams. billion in 2018, with estimated expansion at a CAGR of 7% through 2026, according to Grand View Research.

Retail Apocalypse Predicted to Continue

Enterra Insights

Howland reports, “[UBS] analysts’ best case estimate is for 75,000 stores to collectively shutter by 2026, if e-commerce penetration rises from today’s 16% to 25%.” In the grocery sector, “Some 7,000 grocery stores (or 8% of the base) ‘could close if grocery eComm penetration rises from 2% currently to 10%’ by 2026, while home improvement stores could shutter about 1,000, according to the report.”

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How IoT Improves Consumer Packaged Goods Value Chain

Savi

Agile supply chain operations, especially in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, are using IoT and end-to-end shipment visibility software to outperform competitors with better service while keeping lower inventory levels. Driver Shortages: It is estimated that by 2026, the industry will be short 175,000 drivers. The post How IoT Improves Consumer Packaged Goods Value Chain appeared first on Savi Technology.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Transportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run. Despite ramped-up recruiting efforts, this number is expected to triple by 2026. According to Plunkett Research, transportation revenues in 2017 reached over $1 billion in the U.S. alone. Globally, they stood at $4.8 trillion.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Transportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run. Despite ramped-up recruiting efforts, this number is expected to triple by 2026. According to Plunkett Research, transportation revenues in 2017 reached over $1 billion in the U.S. alone. Globally, they stood at $4.8 trillion.

Manufacturing Operations Management – A Guide for Better Shop Floor Control

ThroughPut

billion in 2018 and this is expected to reach $15.21billion by 2026- this shows a CAGR growth rate of 9.5% from 2019 to 2026. Due to this, the industry has to be further prepared for instant demand/ supply market changes and disruptive innovation. The software operates on a collection of systems that are used to manage end-to-end manufacturing operations processes with the basic objective to optimize the supply chain efficiency of complex manufacturing operations.

Manufacturing Operations Management – A Guide for Better Shop Floor Control

ThroughPut

billion in 2018 and this is expected to reach $15.21billion by 2026- this shows a CAGR growth rate of 9.5% from 2019 to 2026. Due to this, the industry has to be further prepared for instant demand/ supply market changes and disruptive innovation. The software operates on a collection of systems that are used to manage end-to-end manufacturing operations processes with the basic objective to optimize the supply chain efficiency of complex manufacturing operations.

Collaborative Logistics’ Role in the Emergence of the Physical Internet

Material Handling and Logistics

It may seem impossible today, but the physical Internet could be embedded into freight supply chains by 2050. Indeed, it will not only optimize entire supply chain ecosystems but also reshape and reengineer them. Zach Zacharia , an associate professor of supply chain management at Lehigh University, is part of a team developing a handbook on the physical Internet. It is simply not suited to the multidimensional supply chain landscapes of tomorrow. .

Manufacturing Operations Management – A Guide for Better Shop Floor Control

ThroughPut

billion in 2018 and this is expected to reach $15.21billion by 2026- this shows a CAGR growth rate of 9.5% from 2019 to 2026. Due to this, the industry has to be further prepared for instant demand/ supply market changes and disruptive innovation. The software operates on a collection of systems that are used to manage end-to-end manufacturing operations processes with the basic objective to optimize the supply chain efficiency of complex manufacturing operations.

Trucking Companies Are (Finally) Recruiting More Women

Elementum

In light of this shortage, pressure has been mounting on carriers to reach out to untapped workforce pools in order to close the gap and keep supply chains moving. If the trend continues, the ATA predicts the industry could fall short by 174,000 drivers by 2026. The American Trucking Association estimates that trucking companies are short by as much as 45,000 drivers.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Food and Grocery

Enterra Insights

Professionals in the food supply chain work hard to ensure good food finds its way from farm to fork. “By 2026,” note Whole Foods analysts, “80 percent of millennials will have children, and many parents are introducing their kids to more adventurous foods. The food supply chain will become more transparent. Food is one of the essential needs all humans have in common.

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Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Talking Logistics

Restaurant chains such as McDonald’s and Panera Bread have been rolling out kiosks allowing customers to place their own orders. Which is why the California proposals and ideas put forth by industry leaders like Bill Gates are disturbing to those of us in the supply chain. This is particularly alarming because most supply chain automation investments are far more complicated than simply replacing humans.

Where Have The Drivers Gone?

AFFLINK

The most immediate impact of the truck driver shortage (beyond the shortage itself) has to do with its effect on supply chains everywhere. Not only does this exacerbate the shortage as there are fewer drivers hauling larger amounts of freight, but it also leads to massive supply chain issues like product shortages, extended delivery delays, and (ultimately) higher prices.

3 ways retail warehousing impacts profitability

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted global supply chains and caused massive shifts in demand across product categories. With online retail penetration projected to reach 25% by 2026, that means 75,000 stores could be forced out of business by that same year. With more brick-and-mortar stores shutting their doors than ever before and demand for warehouse space on the rise, retail warehousing creates a profitable opportunity for many companies.

Tectonic Shift: From Audits/Compliance to Due-diligence & Collaboration: Recap of the Forum on UK Modern Slavery

EcoVadis

The Institute for Human Rights in Business ihrb.org has set a goal to eradicate worker fees by 2026, through the “employer pays” initiative. Businesses need to acknowledge that there are human rights abuses in their supply chain, and get the policies in place now to address this when it eventually is discussed. You can’t cover all your supply chain tiers.

Transportation Innovation 2018

EFT

As the labor supply drops, wages will go up. Material handling and logistics forecasts that as soon as 2026 90% of new vehicles will be autonomous. By Lisa Kennedy, Project Manager, Tompkins International Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Technology Supply Chain Hi-Tech Tags: Automated Guided Vehicles autonomous vehicles robotics ecommerce Article Type: Features & Opinion Publish as a report

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

the supply chain. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual State of Logistics report attempts to offer just such a map -- accompanied by some timely warnings. Kearney and sponsored by Penske Logistics for CSCMP, vividly depicts a supply chain struggling under the twin demands of constrained capacity and the need for significant technological investment to help service providers and their customers keep up with soaring growth.

A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology

Provenance

Interested in understanding how supply chain transparency could benefit your business? It is forecasted that by 2026, demand will mainly be linked to the rise in clean energy technology, in particular for neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets –– critical components for electric and hybrid vehicles as well as wind turbines. Since the 1990s, China has supplied the lion’s share of the world’s demand for REEs. Illegal mining and opaque value chains.