29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

Warehouse robots are just one form of warehouse automation , but they’re making a big impact. In reality, warehouse robots are augmenting the work of humans, streamlining tedious, repetitive tasks and reducing errors, while also easing the physical demands on warehouse workers.

How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?

Cerasis

As explained by the Boston Consulting Group , supply chain leaders should gather all stakeholders from an organization. For example, supply procurement, manufacturing processes and warehousing information should be the first considerations. Data Supply Chain Transportation

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

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It’s hard to believe that we’re more than a quarter of the way through 2016 already — and that it’s snowing here in Boston today, the first Monday in April. Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC? The Boston Globe: A Home Delivery and Outsourcing Failure. Mother Nature has hit the pause button on spring, but hopefully she’ll press the play button again, and the sun and warmth will return in time for our first Little League game in a couple of weeks.

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Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

Whether a company requires inbound logistics services or more standard warehousing and distribution services, there are major advantages to basing distribution center operations in North Carolina. Quicker transportation times result in lower freight costs.

7 Factors of Solid Supply Chain Network Design

Supply Chain Opz

At strategic level, it''s used to find the best way to configure a supply chain network such as, - How many warehouse a company should have? Location and size of each warehouse? Product assignment to each warehouse?

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This Week in Logistics News (April 3-7, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Rapid temperature cycling due to crazy Boston weather. LLamasoft Offers Customers Access to FLEXE Marketplace for On-Demand Warehousing Services. Fuel-Cell Maker to Help Amazon Improve Warehouse Efficiency (WSJ – sub. My garage door is crumpled. How did it happen?

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Shoveling Snow with a Dustpan (Takeaways from BluJay Solutions’ SOAR 2017 Conference)

Talking Logistics

This past April 1st, it snowed over 6 inches here in Boston. The library currently includes services such as Rating, Fuel Index, Denied Party Screening, Currency Conversion, Duty Calculation, License Determination, and other services related to transportation and global trade management.

7 Factors of Solid Supply Chain Network Design

Supply Chain Opz

At strategic level, it''s used to find the best way to configure a supply chain network such as, - How many warehouse a company should have? Location and size of each warehouse? Product assignment to each warehouse?

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6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

Talking Logistics

ports will compete for customers, especially in 2018 and 2019 when the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) contracts will be renegotiated. You can read more on the topic in our recent white paper, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion Is Redrawing the Logistics Map [DK1] , which was written collaboratively with Boston Consulting Group. Robinson ocean transportation Panama Canal Safety of Life at Sea SOLAS

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This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

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Manhattan Associates Empowers Warehouse Managers With New E-Commerce Capabilities. Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 27-31, 2015)

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I’m taking the day off from work today, heading to Boston with my mom and my wife and kids, and we’re just going to pass the day in the city. Regulations Robots This Week in News Transportation Management Systems Amazon C.H.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

Warehouse managers face numerous challenges, as well, such as the need to keep goods flowing in and out of the facility while enabling associates to practice social distancing measures. ” — Customer-Centric Supply Chain Transformation , Boston Consulting Group; Twitter: @BCG 34.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. We have suppliers that provide the inventory to select warehouses and these warehouses supply customers at the appropriate time and place.

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Logistics, Data, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) analysts assert, “Logistics networks have never been more complex. The track & trace data shows if any exceptions occurred once the freight left your warehouse (weather delays, mechanical problems, etc.). It tracks not only transportation and handling but also warehousing and inventory working-capital costs, specifically by end customer. … A newer development in self-learning systems is intelligent warehouses.

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6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

CH Robinson Transportfolio

ports will compete for customers, especially in 2018 and 2019 when the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) contracts will be renegotiated. Freight Services Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Supply Chain Consulting

This Week in Logistics News (January 19-23, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Deflategate has consumed the airwaves, headlines, and social media conversations all week, especially here in Boston. ” Companies have historically overlooked B2B Connectivity when evaluating supply chain software solutions, such as transportation management systems.

U.S. Retail Sales Outpace Forecast, Bringing Glad Tidings for Holiday 2017

Supply Chain Nation

The Boston Globe reports that, as shoppers change their buying preferences, retailers have had to change how they ramp up staffing for the holidays. Meanwhile, online retailers bulked up staffing in warehouses and delivery services, and hired workers to handle customer service calls from home.

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. For example, demand planning does not flow to procurement or transportation.

3 Factors Affecting Growth of Automated Material Handling

Cerasis

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) research shows roughly 10% of today’s manufacturing functions are fully automated—a number that’s predicted to reach 25% over the next decade, as robotic vision sensors, intelligence and gripping systems improve. As industrial operations automate, manufacturers also have the opportunity to drive safety in the warehouse. Automated material handling systems reduce—and sometimes eliminate—the need for human intervention in industrial tasks.

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U.S. Retail Sales Outpace Forecast, Bringing Glad Tidings for Holiday 2017

Supply Chain Nation

The Boston Globe reports that, as shoppers change their buying preferences, retailers have had to change how they ramp up staffing for the holidays. Meanwhile, online retailers bulked up staffing in warehouses and delivery services, and hired workers to handle customer service calls from home. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: U.S.

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

Warehousing is one link in the supply chain that needs to take a more active role in embracing technological innovation, according to the researchers. These measures further reduce warehouse capacity, driving rates even higher," the report says.

This Week in Logistics News (February 27 – March 3, 2017)

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Boston startup raises $10M for retail software that predicts inventory needs (Boston Business Journal). Giant Warehouses Built at Rapid Pace in Fourth Quarter While Tenant Interest Declined (WSJ – sub.

This Week in Logistics News (May 16-20, 2016)

Talking Logistics

I’m at Heathrow airport waiting to board my flight back to Boston, which is delayed by over an hour so far. Warehouse Rental Prices (WSJ-sub.