This Week in Logistics News (April 8-12, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Here’s a video of the technology in action: Meanwhile, “Walmart is expanding its use of robots in stores to help monitor inventory, clean floors and unload trucks,” as reported by Sarah Nassauer and Chip Cutter in the Wall Street Journal. Today’s post was written by a robot.

Spring Starts Slowly


Business Inventories. . While we are on the Commerce Department reports, let’s take a look at inventories, a key part of the GDP. The high levels of inventories held at the retail and wholesale levels are restraining the freight markets. . Looking for a warehouse?

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #5

Supply Chain Trend

We pulled in all a colleague out of our Cleveland office “Don” (a near retirement manufacturing expert) for some additional perspective. Disjoint plans and plans built on non synchronized data leads to more inventory and unhappy customers. Introduction.

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Economic challenges continue springtime


Inventories fell 1.5 Durable goods inventories remained almost the same as stocks remain even with slow demand. . Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS.

A New Year, a New Administration Begins


Category winners were autos as dealers discounted heavily to clear their inventories. The twelve industries covered by the NMI that showing December growth are: Mining; Retail Trade; Finance & Insurance; Information; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Construction; Health Care & Social Assistance; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; and Accommodation & Food Services. .