7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

Cerasis

The technology is ideal for retail warehouses that deal with apparel, sporting goods, personal care items, convenience foods, groceries and general merchandise. The increasing demand for higher levels of performance and flexibility in warehouse robotics is stimulating some innovative product developments and early adoptions of mobile warehouse robotics. Innovative technology to consider is the use of a learning management system to train warehouse operators regularly.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. These 36 innovative companies have figured out how to hack their operations, gaining some financial or media recognition for their methods. Kick back, be inspired and happy innovating.

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Then how about joining our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure cycling team and help us raise money for JDRF in our quest to create a world without type 1 diabetes! In five years, which technologies will have delivered the most supply chain innovation benefits?

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

FLEXE

Your logistics could mean the difference between life and death. Retailers, of every shape and size, are faced with the threat: “Innovate or die.”. In eCommerce, logistics can make or break your business. That said, you’re a retailer, not a logistics company.

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Pitney Bowes Expands Cross-Border Ecommerce Capabilities with the Acquisition of Borderfree. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2015 Results. Note: LeanLogistics and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

Supply Chain and Logistics Resolutions for 2017: 4 Things to STOP Doing This Year

Talking Logistics

Three years ago, I wrote a popular post highlighting “ 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives.” With so much innovation happening in technology, it’s so easy to chase the next new shiny thing, whether it’s artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and countless other emerging technologies. For related commentary, see “ There’s No Silver Bullet for Supply Chain Visibility ” and “ Forget Innovation, Just Execute Better ”.

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

One of the emails I did keep and read with interest was the first item in this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Infor to Acquire GT Nexus. GEODIS acquires OHL (Ozburn-Hessey Logistics) and enhances its Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics offering in the US.

Top 5 Ways Augmented Reality and Apple ARKit Will Transform Retail and Logistics

FLEXE

For apparel, virtual fitting rooms will make it easier for customers to “try on” clothes from home. In combination, B2B and mobile commerce growth create a perfect storm for AR apps to innovate B2B operations. Business use cases also extend to how AR will transform logistics.

The Future of Logistics Outsourcing

Logistics Bureau

For the future of logistics outsourcing , there are two possibilities: either guess it, or invent it. The choice for any given organisation depends on the strategic importance it attaches to its logistics. Customising logistics outsourcing to each business unit.

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Reverse Logistics: Who Does it Well?

Logistics Bureau

It would be tempting to think of reverse logistics as forward logistics done backwards. Reverse logistic isn’t simply a reverse gear. Reverse logistics can also have a dramatic effect on steering a company’s fortunes. Reverse logistics is therefore worth doing, and worth doing properly. Looking to real-life examples for inspiration, we can ask, ‘Who does reverse logistics well?’ This also qualifies as reverse logistics.

Home Delivery World Europe

Supply Chain Movement

Innovation. The event for the home delivery value chain: from retail to logistics. Returns and reverse logistics. Speakers include: Brian McCarthy, Logistics Director, DREAMS. Thoryn Stephens, CDO, AMERICAN APPAREL. Grant, Professor of Logistics, UNIVERSITY OF HULL.

Omni-Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School…

Supply Chain View from the Field

Catalog management – Apparel manufacturers sell to department stores, sporting goods and specialty shops, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Penny’s, Herrods, and many other chains. This works well in the Apple store, but can be complicated for apparel. For many reasons, mobile checkout in apparel doesn’t work as well, and have to think about it differently.

The top 10 most popular logistics/supply chain stories of 2014

EFT

The 2nd and 3rd most popular articles looked at two European apparel retailers in the guise of Zara and the internet only ASOS operation.

Omni-channel Emerging as Top Retail Logistics Issue

Supply Chain Network

Last year in Florida at RILA Logistics 2013, the topic of multi-channel was discussed with 5 related presentations delivered where the challenges of the coming omni-channel revolution were laid down. The panel will address thought provoking perspectives on the innovative supply chain responses and evolutions that will best support omni-channel business and operational productivity gains. Leslie Irvin, Director, Wal-Mart Innovations, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Top 5 Ways Augmented Reality and Apple ARKit Will Transform Retail and Logistics

FLEXE

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Share Your View! Take the Distributed Logistics Survey and Learn More!

Supply Chain Network

Interested in learning about and sharing your views on how Distributed Logistics can assist you in driving increased sales, reducing last mile transportation costs, improving sustainability AND dramatically improving Customer Experience?

Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight

Freightos

And with daily headlines on new Ubers for X, new tech acquisitions, and the continuing crawl of technology into our everyday life, we’re focussing on five emerging tech trends that have the potential to reshape logistics. Logistics startups have been all over the news.

How to Learn About Supply Chain Research From Around the World in a Few Hours

Supply Chain @ MIT

These are: the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (Cambridge, USA), the Zaragoza Logistics Center (Zaragoza, Spain), the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (Bogotá, Colombia), and the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (Shah Alam, Malaysia).

No chicken, no gravy, no customers – KFC’s planning woes are entirely preventable

AIMMS

The problem emerged after KFC switched its deliveries from Bidvest Logistics, a 3PL specialized in food delivery, to DHL and QSL. Bloomberg reports that KFC “pared back its logistics network to cut expenses.”

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Amazon Takes On the Fashion Supply Chain

Elementum

The e-commerce giant recently launched 1,800 fashion products, under seven trademarked brand names, ranging from men's suits to children's apparel to women's clothing. It has been selling apparel since 2002, and has slowly been making further in-roads to the fashion industry. billion worth of apparel. Add in the fact that Amazon will launch its own delivery and logistics business that will compete with Alibaba, FedEx, DHL, and UPS. Amazon also knows how to innovate.

JCPenney Brings ‘Black Friday’ Back as a Springtime Promotion

Supply Chain Nation

The promotion came as JCPenney embraces innovative new ways of connecting with customers, opening 13 new Sephora locations inside JCPenney stores on May 4 – a concept leading retailers are exploring as they seek to right-size their retail floor space. As Amazon’s share of the apparel market grows, the online mega-marketplace has launched private labels and its “Prime Wardrobe” service.

10 Things - Week of June 12th

EFT

6 Innovations From Amazon to Strengthen Their Logistics Reach ’ [Bringg]. ‘DB DB Schenker, DPWA and Hamburg Sud join forces for blockchain trial’ [Logistics & Material Handling]. What will the Election result mean for delivery and logistics companies?’ Report: Gen Z Prioritizes In-Store WiFi’ [apparel] . Walmart’s Project Gigaton focuses on major supply chain greenhouse gas emissions reduction effort’ [Logistics Management]. ‘

Seven Signs Your Retail Business Needs an Omni-channel Makeover

Supply Chain Network

Not since the advent of price tags , cash registers and the ubiquitous apparel hanger has there been a retail industry innovation poised to create such major change. Are your retail customers finding you less attractive lately?

The Top 4 Trends That Will Dominate Supply Chain in 2019

Elementum

In the 21st century, customer expectations have pushed supply chain and logistics to evolve at unprecedented speed. Businesses will thus continue iterating on their last-mile logistics strategies to boost the customer experience.

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Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Amazon’s innovation is redefining eCommerce faster than Wal-Mart can keep up. Note that apparel manufacturing is growing and apparel retail is declining. Their processes cannot ship and track the EACH and the outsourcing to third-party logistics is too expensive.

Reshoring in America: The Future Outlook, Current Hindrances & Issues, and Ways to Stimulate Reshoring

Cerasis

Notwithstanding many sound reasons for reshoring , an Information Technology and Innovation Foundation report indicates that U.S. International logistics experts and attorneys can facilitate to avoid extreme delays and surprise costs.

Can Supply Chains Adjust to a Circular Economy Over the Next Decade? Part 2

Enterra Insights

”[1] Commenting on the Gartner prediction, the editorial staff at Material Handling & Logistics (MH&L) write, “Supply chain officers need to take note of the fact that both consumer and shareholders are clearly shifting toward sustainability. Marina Mattos, a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, bluntly asks, “How will such a shift affect supply chains?”[3]

Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Kristi Montgomery, a Vice President at Kenco Innovation Labs, explains, “The rapid pace of technological advancement and adoption means that innovation is taking place all around us, from the way we communicate to how we get around cities — even to how we shop for groceries. In particular, the supply chain is ripe for innovation. These jobs have significantly higher than average wages, and account for much of the innovative activity in the economy.”

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

” They note an MIT survey of apparel companies found vastly differing definitions of supply chain transparency across organizations. ” The staff at Supply Chain Link notes, “The terms ‘visibility’ and ‘transparency’ are often used interchangeably in the logistics world. Logistics providers market benefits of visibility and transparency, but it has many customers wondering what exactly the difference is between the two terms.

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Location Decision Drivers: Trends Shaping New Location Selection in Europe

EFT

Using historic data from surveys conducted in 2013 and 2015, we have been able to track how decisions about logistics locations have evolved over this period. Evolving logistics real estate models reflect the need for ever more efficient distribution supply chains.

Is it Advantage Organized Retail in India?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Amazon planned ahead on an extensive product assortment and investments in infrastructure (transportation logistics, fulfillment centers & payment systems) prior to starting their operations in India five years ago.

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Supply Chain Best Practices: The Customer-Obsessed Supply Chain

Elementum

But it’s not just a matter of up-levelling last-mile logistics. Think of better product availability as a way to drive product innovation and inventory planning — not another burdensome requirement.

Trends 2019: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Janie Ryan ( @janiemryan ) writes, “As sanctions on Iran go into effect and Iranian oil exports decline, global oil prices could rise, putting even more pressure on logistics providers. are prompting companies from apparel to electronics to move production out of China and into other low-cost (and less contentious) regions. ” Last-mile logistics. To accommodate faster delivery, the next big thing in last-mile logistics may be the rise of micro-delivery companies.

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Supply Chain Best Practices: The Customer-Obsessed Supply Chain

Elementum

But it’s not just a matter of up-levelling last-mile logistics. Think of better product availability as a way to drive product innovation and inventory planning — not another burdensome requirement. E-commerce is on the rise, and companies are investing to make their last-mile logistics more dynamic, flexible, and faster than ever before. The truth is that physical storefronts still play a vital role in industries from apparel, to tech, to food and more.

Seven Signs Your Retail Business Needs an Omni-channel Makeover

Supply Chain Network

Not since the advent of price tags, cash registers and the ubiquitous apparel hanger has there been a retail industry innovation poised to create such major change. Are your retail customers finding you less attractive lately?

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Bad Retail is Dead — Long Live Retail

Enterra Insights

Think department stores and specialty retailers, especially those selling apparel.) 5] He notes, “Retail chains understand the biggest advantage e-commerce retailers have is their ability to collect and leverage insights into consumer behaviors gained by technological innovations like big data.” However, success belongs only to retailers that consistently integrate processes and data — from procurement logistics to goods management to home delivery service.

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Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

On Monday, I would speak in Orlando Florida at the Terra Technology event; and on Wednesday, present the keynote at the Logistic Summit & Expo in Mexico City. For example, if you are an apparel retailer, track the number of sales by cut, size, color, occasion, and material.