Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC?

Talking Logistics

First, let’s discuss the basic definition of AR, then we can dive a little deeper into how this innovative piece of technology could potentially be used in a warehouse. She enjoys translating “geek speak,” and building excitement around business technology innovations.

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Spotlight on PROMAT 2019: USA trends in DC Equipment and Digital Consciousness

Logistics Bureau

In this article, I will give you a glimpse of some of the distribution centre (DC) trends and technologies that Australian firms should be aware of. THE TOP TWO CHALLENGES FACING DC OPERATORS. Yet they have found their way into DC for a different purpose.

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The Evolution of the Warehouse: How Innovation is Changing the Supply Chain – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

In order to achieve these objectives, innovation is going to be key. And nowadays, since DC’s are considered an essential part of the entire supply chain, there’s much more of a focus on the planning aspects of goods movements, people, orders, etc.

The Future is Bright with Innovation

Supply Chain Nation

Innovation is top of mind in 2017. DC Velocity reports that Self-driving parcel-delivery robots expand U.S. Ben Ames’ article looks into the latest funding for British robotics startup Starship Technologies, which will be used to test last-mile delivery services in Washington, D.C., Innovation Retail Supply Chain friday in 5Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

Supply chain predictions 2018 – innovation hits warp speed

Birst Supply Chain

And let’s not forget Musk’s SpaceX, the Hyperloop and Tesla – all radically different companies predicated on technology innovation, creativity, disruption and long term commercial viability. The pace of innovation is picking up steam at an exponential rate.

Chain Reaction for March 28, 2018 on Earl Innovates in the DC, Without a Budget

Supply Chain Digest

Approach Shows Promise, Earl Tells Alvin

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Warehouse of the Future: The Adoption of Technology within the Distribution Center – Part 2 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

In part 1 of this blog series, we took a look at how innovation is changing the supply chain and the evolution of different warehouse types and processes. In part 2 of this 3-part series, which is based around The Warehouse of the Future report, we’re going to take a deeper dive into the adoption of technology within the distribution center (DC), how technological innovation processes in DCs are poised to change over the next few years and the path and obstacles to automated DCs.

RELEX to bring innovation and 100% customer referenceability to NRF 2017

RELEX Solutions

Working with RELEX, Marimekko has been able to better manage inventory management and assortment planning, resulting in a 22% reduction in DC inventory and a 22% increase in company-level turnover. Read PDF. Retail’s BIG Show | January 15-17 2017 | Booth 830.

MHI Annual Conference: Drone Applications in Supply Chain Beyond Package Delivery


"Commercial Drone Interest is Exploding, While Applications Inside and Outside the DC Are Here Now, before Package Delivery". supply chain logistics innovation digital supply chain drones

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BluJay Expands Leadership Suite to Drive Vision for Next-Gen Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

At SOAR 2019, BluJay’s annual customer conference, new leadership appointments were announced helping to establish one of the most accomplished and talented leadership teams to drive the company’s strategic vision to innovate the future of supply chain technology.

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Ivalua Public Procurement & Acquisitions Summit to Showcase Innovations & Government Success Stories


Premier event for Acquisitions / Procurement practitioners will showcase the innovations and best practices delivering improved efficiency, transparency and value to taxpayers. The Ivalua Public Procurement & Acquisitions Summit will bring together thought leaders and public sector professionals at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington D.C.

The Impact New Technologies Have on the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

All of us supply chain professionals are facing this unprecedented wave of innovation faster than ever. The whitepaper focuses on five innovative technologies that could greatly impact the supply chain. Supply Chain Innovation. Pursuing Innovation in the Supply Chain.

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BluJay Announces what3words Addressing Integration with its MobileSTAR Last-mile Delivery Solution

BluJay Solutions

Read the full article in DC Velocity. In The News Innovation MobileSTAR what3wordsBluJay Solutions has integrated what3words into its MobileSTAR application.

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A Paradigm Shift in Total Cost of Ownership

Supply Chain 24/7

Sustainability is driving innovation: from Silicon Valley companies to Washington, D.C.,

Travel Time is the Key to Lowering Labor Costs in Your DC


It’s common knowledge that one of the highest costs in a DC is labor, and that the most labor time is spent on picking. Therefore, the key to reducing labor costs in your DC is to focus on reducing pickers’ travel time.

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Travel Time is the Key to Lowering Labor Costs in Your DC


It’s common knowledge that one of the highest costs in a DC is labor, and that the most labor time is spent on picking. Therefore, the key to reducing labor costs in your DC is to focus on reducing pickers’ travel time.

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The Internet of Things: Does more data really make us more intelligent?

Supply Chain View from the Field

It is interesting that one of the major consulting firms in DC is offering “big data” capabilities to construct dashboards that provide real-time data. Forecasting MBA Supply Chain Organizing for Supply Chain Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Market Intelligence Recent articles, posts, and future trends studies are all awash with excitement about the Internet of Things.

Editor’s Pick: Profiles in Yard Management Excellence – Batory Foods

Talking Logistics

In this post, Rafael Granato from PINC Solutions summarizes a video case study we featured recently on Talking Logistics, part of our “Profiles in Yard Management Excellence” series where we highlight companies (in this case, Batory Foods) that are leading the way in driving continuous improvement and innovation in yard management. A national food ingredient distributor, Chicago-based Batory Foods had recently opened a 700,000sf flagship DC in Wilmington, Ill.,

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Day 3: Lenovo Goes About Creating the End to End Transparent Supply Chain


Howard notes that “Supply Chain is all about speed, and we have a very innovative development team that is thinking about how our products are agile, in terms of converged infrastructure (networking, storage, and computing all in one rack). We began by enabling the source app, which allows us to see wehre all my suppiers and DC’s are located an what things are going on.

Grocery continues to grow and evolve

Supply Chain Nation

is now available by delivery through AmazonFresh in the larger New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Washington D.C. Featured Innovation Retail Supply Chain Amazon consumer trends friday in 5 retailFriday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: “Free from” groceries are changing the landscape; Martha Stewart launches meal delivery; and you’ll soon be able to shop Costco groceries from home.

U.S. Is No Longer One of the Top 10 Most Innovative Countries

Supply Chain Brain

dropped out of the top 10 in the 2018 Bloomberg Innovation Index for the first time in the six years the gauge has been compiled. I see no evidence to suggest that this trend will not continue,” said Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation in Washington, D.C. The U.S. South Korea and Sweden retained their No. 1 and No. 2 rankings.

Technology’s Ever-increasing Role in Supply Chain Functions


Technology poses the greatest opportunity for small- and medium-sized businesses to take advantage of innovative tools to ensure end-to-end tracking, visibility , and processing of products. When a driver arrives at a distribution center (DC), the app can provide direction for which loading to find, how long the loading will take, and provide digital paperwork to handoff at the destination.

Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019


At ShipChain, we make it a priority to stay up to date on all of the latest and greatest in supply chain innovation. Its topics include upcoming supply chain conferences, warehouse technology innovation, logistics insights, and transportation cost control. The blog at TechBullion boasts an extensive resource for the application of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Blockchain, and general technology innovation in the supply chain. DC Velocity.

Augmented Reality (AR) is the Future of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I started my industrial engineering career in a hot Southeastern ambient distribution center (DC) where innovation consisted of adding conveyor and sorters at several hundred dollars per FOOT! 15 years ago, I toured a perishable DC and remembered a lot of meat and potatoes.

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3 Key Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization Challenges and How to Overcome Them


Doesn’t it make more sense to keep the safety stock at the central DC so we can still decide where to send it? That is why centralizing four DC’s (Distribution Centers) into one DC will reduce the safety stock by a factor 2 (square root of 4).

Three New Ways Retailers Can Improve Inventory Performance


By adopting these new technologies inventory planners are able to see specific demand streams and hold back inventory at the DC, deploying it to stores with the greatest likelihood of selling that item based on early sell-through patterns, i.e. demand sensing.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Effective Supply Chain Management In Manufacturing Key to Revival of Industry in U.S.


There are 230,000 small manufacturing companies in the United States alone, according to a new Infographic from The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Manufacturing Innovation Blog.

Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation


Consumers around the world enjoy Whirlpool's innovative products marketed under Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht and other major brand names.

Supply Chain Consulting


The project provided: Recommended plan for transferring from existing facility into the new DC without impacting customers or production operations. Today’s complex supply chains require vision, strategies, and innovative techniques to create optimal performance. We focus on elements of speed, cost, quality, and delivery, and are able to develop innovative solutions from operational experience as a third party logistics partner.

Celebrating and Encouraging Women in Supply Chain


On the evening of the event, STEP Ahead recognized 100 Honorees and 30 Emerging Leaders at a gala in Washington, D.C. She challenged event attendees to do five things: be passionate about what you do, be bold, be innovative, be adaptive and consider the legacy you want to leave.

Utilizing WMS (Warehouse Management System): Top Ways to Get the Most out of Your WMS Investment


Today, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of individual warehouse management systems ( WMSs ) available, but how do you reap the real-world features within this innovative type of supply chain management systems? Instead of trying to isolate every factor, follow these steps, reports DC Velocity , to help you get the most out of your investment in a Warehouse Management System. Across retail, the push to get more products to more consumers in less time is growing.

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Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

Based on a heritage of quality and innovation, the designs earned the trust in generations of families. Customization happens as part of the manufacturing process, not in domestic DC’s. To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally.

New Tech Bypasses FMCSA Regulations and Mitigates Capacity Challenges Too

Supply Chain Collaborator

Instead, why not use innovative tech solutions to do an end run around the hassles caused by the ELD mandate and onerous Hours of Service regulations? Case in point: innovative new Advanced Scheduling technologies offered by supply chain management solution providers.

Finding a Warehouse in Today’s High-Demand Market

Talking Logistics

And as supply chains continue to expand and innovate, it’s driving companies to newer, larger facilities. Be sure to download and read our ABCs of DC eBook to know what to look for when you’re scanning the market. Finding the right warehouse is arguably one of the most important decisions your company will make.

Design Your Business to Thrive: Four Components of a Smart Supply Chain Modeling Platform

Talking Logistics

product flow-path, inventory right-sizing, DC-to-customer assignments) to get started. There are hundreds or thousands of “what-if” questions for businesses to answer in order to build a sustainable, efficient, responsive supply chain.