Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

Very simply, 3PLs cannot find enough warehouse workers to meet their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The crisis is exacerbated by increases in wage rates for warehouse workers. We have seen some wage rates as high as $40 per hour for warehouse associates.

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Robinson ) announced that it has expanded its operations to São Paulo, Brazil. 3PL Global Trade Mergers/Acquisitions This Week in News Brazil C.H. With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here.

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Logistics in Latin America: A Mosaic of Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Talking Logistics

See the recent election results in Argentina and Venezuela , and the issues facing Brazil’s president and economy , as examples. However, if you import in Brazil or Peru, for example, when a shipment arrives at the port, it has to be moved first to a fiscal warehouse to clear customs, which adds lead time and cost to the end-to-end supply chain process.

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

Talking Logistics

Alexa Heads to the Warehouse (WSJ – sub. Trimble Acquires Brazil-Based Veltec to Expand its Global Portfolio of Transportation Solutions. Warehouse Space Growing Tighter on Rising E-Commerce Demands (WSJ – sub. Alexa in the Warehouse.

New WMS Deployment to Target Emerging Markets

Veridian Solutions

As explained by Fortune, Walmart has already expanded its reach into Brazil’s emerging market, but it is in retreat. Walmart saw gains 3 percent lower than expected following the excursion into Brazil. New WMS Deployment Is Essential to Maximizing Value in Emerging Markets The biggest problem with expansion into emerging markets is about warehousing and supply chain networks. Warehouse Management

My Network Design Is Not Your Network Design

Arkieva

Depending on the industry, nearly 5% of sales dollars will be dedicated to warehousing and transportation. A good example of this would be Martins, located in Brazil. There is one other complexity when dealing with Brazil. Each state within Brazil has its own tax system.

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Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

Information management systems are transforming the cold chain by providing route optimization, warehousing and shipping documentation, key performance indicators, scanning equipment phone apps and the ability to turn data into actionable insights. Now, IT systems are capable of providing real time data and alerts when a warehouse or truck rises above a certain temperature. As emerging markets like India, China, Mexico, Brazil, etc. The Cold Chain is Booming.

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eft Weekly Newsletter 12th March 2015

EFT

The Airbnb of Warehousing Webinar Recordings; 3PL Awards Closing Soon; Supply Chain as Competitive Advantage. Last week, eft held a webinar on The Airbnb of Warehousing – New Warehousing Business Models, Innovation and ROI.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

This means that the world has opened up to countries like China, India, Brazil and Russia open for business.

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Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

Information management systems are transforming the cold chain by providing route optimization, warehousing and shipping documentation, key performance indicators, scanning equipment phone apps and the ability to turn data into actionable insights. Now, IT systems are capable of providing real time data and alerts when a warehouse or truck rises above a certain temperature. As emerging markets like India, China, Mexico, Brazil, etc. The Cold Chain is Booming.

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Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

Information management systems are transforming the cold chain by providing route optimization, warehousing and shipping documentation, key performance indicators, scanning equipment phone apps and the ability to turn data into actionable insights. Now, IT systems are capable of providing real time data and alerts when a warehouse or truck rises above a certain temperature. As emerging markets like India, China, Mexico, Brazil, etc. The Cold Chain is Booming.

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Warehousing. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use?

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Rakuten Super Logistics expands national presence into six additional US markets

EFT

In 2018, RSL began deploying 'order fulfilment robots', developed by inVia Robotics, in its facilities nationwide and will be expanding with inVia's automation technology in the new warehouses. The new Houston facility will be strategic for our clients importing product and materials from all over the world – including Brazil and Germany. RSL will be employing state-of-the-art technology in all six new facilities.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. weeks of inventory at its warehouses in 2016.

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Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. weeks of inventory at its warehouses in 2016.

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No ‘Apocalypse’ Here: These Retailers are Thriving in a Fast-Changing Marketplace

Supply Chain Nation

Federal Reserve sees signs of manufacturing growth; Softbank Robotics gets ready to scale up their business; Brazil reaches a deal to end its truck drivers’ strike; and Alibaba leads a $1.38 Brazil Reaches New Deal to End Truck Drivers’ Strike. listed ZTO would collaborate on delivery and warehouse management as well as technology and other areas. Friday in 5: News from around the supply chain landscape, gathered in one place to keep you up-to-date.

10 Best Practices for Inventory Cycle Counts

EMERGE App

On the other hand, a traditional physical stock take involves manually counting all of your inventory in the warehouse. In reality, however, your stock has been run down at the warehouse. In fact, your warehouse is filled to the brim with rapidly expiring brazil nut butter containers.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Neil Hampshire, CIO at ModusLink!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Whether implementing ERP systems across the globe, or developing “state of the art” warehouse operations, supply chain has always been a key focus and customer of my efforts and often IT and Supply Chain are the first functions that go global as a company scales. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2015

Talking Logistics

For example, here are excerpts from two emails we received recently: I live in Brazil and I am a logistics enthusiast and work in the field. Amazon Tests Robots for Warehouse Item Picking.

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Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Managing factories and warehouses with a lot of employees demands leadership skills focused on routine, whereas connecting departments and supply chain partners actually requires creativity. Brazil. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The End of Made In China Manufacturing

Cerasis

The BCG index now rates Brazil as “one of the highest-cost countries”, and the UK as “the cheapest location in western Europe”. No more warehouses full of old and outdated goods, but a situation in which supply will truly meet demand and not only in theory.

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Extreme Global Weather Set to Continue – What’s the Supply Chain Impact (Part 1)?

BluJay Solutions

Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software) , Compliance (Software) and Visibility (Software).

The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

billion USD in investments have poured into India for improving warehousing facilities and technology in the hopes that tax reform will lead to larger regional and national warehouses. Another notable example is Brazil, where tax arrangements between states and the federal government impact the location of manufacturing and distribution sites in important ways, much like in India. ADJUSTING TO A NEW TAX REGIME.

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The Most Overlooked Cloud Opportunity

Talking Logistics

3PLs with warehouses in Nevada and Tennessee with Automotive connections. Companies my Tier 1 suppliers are connected to in China, India, and Brazil. There are many value propositions associated with cloud (or software-as-a-service) solutions, but the two most cited are lower upfront costs and faster time-to-value as compared to on-premise implementations.

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Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

Warehousing: SEKO Logistics opened the first of 20 warehouses that it plans to open across Mexico in a bid to capture a share of the country’s automotive, retail and aerospace business.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet the company is at pains to make it clear this is part of a global operations strategy, with devices continuing to be assembled in China and Brazil and components presumably continuing to be sourced from emerging markets based on cost and quality.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Brazil. Globally, warehousing is outsourced by 67%. In comparison, according to Fraunhofer Institute, warehousing is outsourced by 54% in Germany, which is the largest logistics market in Europe.

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Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Brazil. directly from their suppliers, from their own warehouse or even from a retail store). The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Brazil. Integration with warehouse mechanisation and production equipment guarantees that the optimal plan will be executed in practice. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead. In particular China and India, with annual economic growth rates many multiples ahead of North America and Europe.

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Talent is the Future of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain @ MIT

A student from Brazil satisfied my obsession with pallets through his project to improve warehouse processes for AmBev.

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.

Made in America: What it Means to the Country

Cerasis

Increase the 12 million jobs again when you add warehouse workers and support staff. The factories overseas are huge warehouses, where workers’ pay is determined by the piece – the number of items they can produce in one hour, for instance.

Amazon’s Mexican Aspirations

Logistics Trends and Insights

Currently, Amazon operates three warehouses just outside Mexico City with about 1.5 Mexico joins other emerging countries such as India and Brazil that has captured Amazon’s attention and pocketbook.

How to Thwart the Growing Menace of Cargo Theft

BluJay Solutions

The problem is even worse in Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Russia and parts of Europe. Learn how Kewill’s cloud-based solutions can help you improve your transportation management , customs management , warehouse management , and visibility and collaboration. While piracy on the high seas regularly makes headlines, the inland version – cargo theft – has quietly been on the rise for years.

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