10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

It goes without saying that warehouses need to find ways to prioritize workplace safety for the health and productivity of the workforce. The following is our top 10 list of ways warehouses can drive more efficient and productive warehouse operations: Consider Automation. Not only can robotic automation help manufacturers achieve greater warehouse productivity, but it can also drive significant cost savings as compared to employing workers. According to the U.S.

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Warehouse Management Set to Take Center Stage in Warehouse Automation

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain leaders need to understand these current limitations, and how artificial intelligence and warehouse management lead to efficiency gains and the top benefits of AI-driven robotics. The Limitations of Robotics in Modern Warehousing Lead to Inefficiencies.

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Alexa Heads to the Warehouse (WSJ – sub. Trucking costs to halve by 2030, study predicts (LLoyd’s Loading List). Warehouse Space Growing Tighter on Rising E-Commerce Demands (WSJ – sub. Alexa in the Warehouse.

Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Talking Logistics

A detailed report on automation released in late November by global management consultancy McKinsey & Company made the bold prediction that “ Automation could kill 73,000,000 US jobs by 2030.”

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

“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.”

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

This is one of the root issues leading to the swell of inventories in company warehouses as shown in Figure 5. Imagine Supply Chain 2030. The focus is on Imagining Supply Chain 2030. July is my birthday month. In the middle of busy travel, I made time for the annual physical.

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

In parallel, three more raised their hands to speak on robotic automation in their warehouses focused on the redefinition of channel fulfillment. Meanwhile, warehouse robotics is staging a market shift. The focus is on Imagining Supply Chain 2030. May was a conference month.

Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

I did not understand warehousing and transportation until reassignment to a logistics role in 1985. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Join us for a critical view of supply chain 2030 through the insights of leading economists. Supply Chain 2030. Supply Chain 2030.

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The State of Supply Chain in 2019

Repl Group

Digitise supply chain systems to reduce the reliance on humans where technology provides practical solutions, for example by creating automated warehouse systems. For example, monitoring and controlling temperatures in delivery vehicles, warehouses and stores.

Tackling the Unknown: Trying to Figure Out New Forms of Analytics

Supply Chain Shaman

On Tuesday, I will co-present on a webinar with a supply chain leader that used Hadoop to maximize warehouse management effectiveness. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Join us for a critical view of supply chain 2030 through the insights of leading economists.

What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

An example of these conflicts is the interrelation between the sale department desiring to have higher inventory levels to fulfill demands and the warehouse for which lower inventories are desired to reduce holding costs. Imagine Supply Chain 2030. The focus is on Imagining Supply Chain 2030. At the event, technologists and business leaders work shoulder-to-shoulder to Imagine Supply Chain 2030. Daily I see one. You probably also have them in your mail. What is it?

Will Robotics Emerging Technology Improve Logistical Efficiency?

AFFLINK

Among other things, the article reports that remotely-operated vessels will be common by 2030, semi-autonomous trucks will probably be common on American roads in five to 10 years, and the number of commercial drones will be 10 times higher in 2021 than 2017. Will Robotics Improve Efficiency?

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It is estimated that 5 billion people will live in urban areas by 2030. Smart Glasses in the Warehouse. Now, a growing number of distribution centers are beginning to roll out smart glass pilots in their warehouses. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017 : exoskeletons, autonomous forklifts, flying warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. Warehouse Automation.

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

Include the supplier’s warehouse and manufacturing locations. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Join us for a critical view of supply chain 2030 through the insights of leading economists. This weekend, I decompressed and turned off my cell phone.

Coming soon to a supply chain near you: 8 big digital disruptors

Kinaxis

Assess your company’s ability to read, warehouse and act on IoT demand signals. These driverless, flying taxis are part of Dubai’s plan to have self-driving vehicles (of all kinds) account for a quarter of journeys made in Dubai by 2030.

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

This 3-part blog series will take a deeper dive into the importance of warehouse workforce management for wholesale distribution and third party logistics (3PLs) and how to create and sustain a high-performance workforce culture. The Importance of Warehouse Workforce Management for 3PLs and Wholesale Distribution. And, as competition heats up among both local and national logistics companies, the need to hire well-qualified warehouse workers across the U.S.

Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight

BluJay Solutions

The 2011 publication of a Whitepaper from the European Commission concluded 30% of road freight transport over 300 km should shift to other modes such as rail or waterborne transport by 2030, and more than 50% by 2050 (European Commission, 2011). Labor shortages; the shortage of drivers and warehouse workers will present a very real challenge to the logistics industry. The logistics industry is shaping up for some radical changes.

China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

Elementum

In 2013, President Xi Jin Ping introduced an initiative to construct a modern-day equivalent of the Silk Road as part of the country’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. From an economic perspective the links initiated by the project will have a major impact on global trade by enhancing communication between suppliers, distribution warehouses, and manufacturers. China is leading an initiative to revive one of the largest feats of trade infrastructure the world has ever known.

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5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Everything today is run by data that’s hyper-connected to customers, trucks, warehouses and quality monitoring, just to name a few.

A Digital Value Network Needs an Accelerated “3-D” Cycle (powered by Incorta)

Supply Chain Action Blog

The subject came up at a conference I attended where the theme was the supply chain of 2030. But, before we turn out the lights and lock the door to a fully automated, self-aware, supply chain “Skynet” , let’s take a moment and put this idea into some perspective.

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There are articles which describe what the future of Supply Chain will be like in 2020, 0r 2025, or even 2030. This will include every step and process within the manufacturing line, warehouse or distribution centre of your company or that of one of your suppliers. Subscribe Here!

Digital Orchestration of Your Supply Chain Requires “3-D” Orchestration

Supply Chain Action Blog

The subject came up at a conference I attended where the theme was the supply chain of 2030. But, before we turn out the lights and lock the door to a fully automated, self-aware, supply chain “Ava Ex Machina” , let’s take a moment and put this idea into some perspective.

Ava Ex Machina and the Retail Supply Chain

Supply Chain Action Blog

The subject came up at a conference I attended where the theme was the supply chain of 2030. But, before we turn out the lights and lock the door to a fully automated, self-aware, supply chain “Ava Ex Machina” , let’s take a moment and put this idea into some perspective.

7 Supply Chain Technology Trends Set to Disrupt Supply Chains in 2017 and Beyond

Arkieva

Some of these disruptive technologies include Uber’s self-driving truck , Amazon’s drone delivery within 30 minutes or less, and various robotic tasks that are currently replacing mundane tasks at assembly lines, warehouses, and industrial farming environments.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Next 15 Years

Logistics Bureau

In the warehouse too, connectivity will greatly surpass the degree to which it’s present today. The connected warehouse of 2030 will literally live up the term “connected”. MHE, operatives, inventory and even lighting and HVAC/temperature control will all be digitally linked, requiring manual management only by exception—that’s in those warehouses which aren’t completely automated and operating with the lights out. Automation Outside the Warehouse.

Detect Problems, Diagnose Causes, and Direct Next Best Actions Before Negative Business Impact

Supply Chain Action Blog

The subject came up at a conference I attended where the theme was the supply chain of 2030. But, before we turn out the lights and lock the door to a fully automated, self-aware, supply chain “Skynet” , let’s take a moment and put this idea into some perspective.

Detect Problems, Diagnose Causes, and Direct Next Best Actions Before Negative Business Impact

Supply Chain Action Blog

The subject came up at a conference I attended where the theme was the supply chain of 2030. But, before we turn out the lights and lock the door to a fully automated, self-aware, supply chain “Skynet” , let’s take a moment and put this idea into some perspective.

Transitioning to a low carbon future, while boosting profits

EFT

A specific example is Siemens, having set the target to be carbon-neutral by 2030 and to have halved carbon emissions by 2020. Warehouses and other operations require electricity.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

And on the packaging side, the company set a goal of recycling a used bottle or can for every one it sells by 2030, Gartner notes. For instance, the company is using warehouse robots, location intelligence, virtual assistants and predictive analytics to improve on its capabilities to move products both through online and brick-and-mortar retail channels.

SAP to Expand Cloud Presence with Acquisition of Ariba

Supply Chain Network

Germany: +49(0)89 2030 3201. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Ariba, Inc. Nasdaq: ARBA) today announced that SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Ariba, the leading cloud-based business commerce network, for $45.00

The Evolution of POS in Fuel Retailing – The Future’s Not What it Used to Be

Repl Group

With the Internet of Things (IoT) growing at a pace, vehicles morphing into ‘four wheeled computers’ and even modest predictions forecasting in excess of 300 million cars on the IoT grid by 2030, the scene is set for a multitude of app-enabled conveniences; conveniences that any fuel retailer with an eye on competitive advantage would be wise to take a long, hard look at. It acted as a master data engine, promotion engine, card system, data warehouse, whatever you needed.

Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

export growth between now and 2030. Outlook on U.S. Exports – Forecasting the “perfect storm” or something else? Transportfolio. Many of us are familiar with the term “perfect storm.” This cliché term implies conditions are ideal for the creation of a pending negative event.

Robotization In Transport And Distribution: Will Nine Out Of Ten DCs Soon Be Obsolete?

EFT

Three technological developments in transport and distribution are going to fundamentally change the existing distribution networks: the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T), the autonomous or platooned trucks that will carry goods safely and reliably over the TEN-T, and the innovations in warehouse automation. Dark stores: robots in warehouses. Warehouses larger than that were thought to be less efficient.