This Week in Logistics News (January 26-30, 2015)

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With almost 2 feet of snow on the ground, the Blizzard of 2015 hit us hard here in Boston, but I was prepared with my “Made in Cuba” snow shovels. In other news this week… DHL successfully tests Augmented Reality application in warehouse. That’s what I wrote a year ago, and this week DHL provided some answers, announcing the results of a successful pilot project testing smart glasses and augmented reality in a warehouse in the Netherlands.

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

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The situation at the West Coast ports took a turn for the worse this week, with the Pacific Maritime Association announcing yesterday that the ports will stop loading and unloading vessels from Thursday morning through next Monday unless a contract settlement is reached with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (work will still continue in the dockyards, rail yards and terminal gates). With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here.

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

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Warehousing. Of course, the difference between KPIs and metrics will vary at different levels of your organisation, so for example, while a metric recording “receiving accuracy” in a warehouse would certainly be a KPI for a warehouse manager, it would be completely extraneous as an executive-level KPI. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right.

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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. Global Trade Content and Compliance : Denied party screening services for international ecommerce and ad hoc analysis; landed cost calculation services for global trade automation; and support for customs initiatives in the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Argentina, Cuba and Paraguay. Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

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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. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

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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. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

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The supply chain solutions for the 24-hour economy lie primarily in a flexible IT platform which enables the various internal software applications, such as for manufacturing execution, warehouse management and transport planning, to be connected to external systems such as for customs handling. Integration with warehouse mechanisation and production equipment guarantees that the optimal plan will be executed in practice.

This Week in Logistics News (January 9-13, 2017)

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It’s what my father did when he worked in the sugarcane fields in Cuba and dreamed of escaping poverty. Check out it’s video gallery , including this one showing its demonstrator site in operation: Just like Amazon acquired Kiva Systems to accelerate its use of robots in the warehouse , acquiring Mole Solutions could also accelerate its R&D efforts to create underground freight pipelines.

Logistics, Perpetually in Motion (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2016)

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Addressed customs initiatives in the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Cuba and Paraguay. First, Descartes is starting to focus on helping companies, especially small and mid-sized businesses, better integrate and automate their e-commerce, warehouse management and shipping processes. For related commentary, see guest commentary by Brian Hodgson from Descartes, The Agility of Integration: eCommerce, Warehouse Management and Shipping for SMBs ).