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Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways—function and form included. Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more products arriving directly from manufacturing to the end-customer, shrinking warehouse use. Where to Do Your Warehousing. Who Will Do Your Warehousing?

Warehouses Maintain Operations even as More Workers Test Positive for Covid-19

Logistics Trends and Insights

If you been on Amazon lately, you’d know that two-day Prime shipping has become nothing more than a memory. These safety measures our obviously needed to slow the spread of Covid-19, but they are putting supply chain’s everywhere to the test, wreaking havoc on more than just fast shipping. Those numbers include an Amazon employee, working at one of Amazon’s Queens, New York shipping facilities, who became the first infection reported in a U.S. By Amy Wunderlin.

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How to build an automated warehouse system: which new technologies do you need and why?

6 River Systems

Many warehouses are seeking ways to leverage automation for better efficiency, but building an efficient automated warehouse system requires careful selection of the right technologies. Your warehouse systems and software need to be able to share data between them, but those systems are not all the same and may have different data formats. APIs enable applications to collect data from disparate warehouse information systems, supporting integration and eliminating data silos.

Stack It High and Watch It Fly: Is Vertical Inventory Storage Always the Answer?

6 River Systems

The Shanghai Skyline Warehouses have also adopted this strategy. And this made sense when warehouses were truly pass-through for inventory. It used to be that you would source, manufacture, store, send to a store and then the consumer would access that inventory. Now it’s possible to drop ship directly from the factory floor or fulfill an order directly from a warehouse. This is particularly crucial to warehouse operators.

2018 D3: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

New technologies, changing buying behaviors, and market saturation have put retail to the test. As supply chain and logistics become increasingly important for eCommerce success, retailers and brands are turning to new B2B solutions to meet demands and thrive. FLEXE Co-founder and CEO, Karl Siebrecht, gave a presentation on how you can “Future-Proof Your Warehousing.” So, back to future-proofing your warehousing. Pretty cool job if you’re looking for a new one.

Solving the Retail Supply Chain Challenge: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

New technologies, changing buying behaviors, and market saturation have put retail to the test. As supply chain and logistics become increasingly important for eCommerce success, retailers and brands are turning to new B2B solutions to meet demands and thrive. FLEXE Co-founder and CEO, Karl Siebrecht, gave a presentation on how you can “Future-Proof Your Warehousing.” So, back to future-proofing your warehousing. Pretty cool job if you’re looking for a new one.

How does e-commerce affect warehousing?

3PL Insights

In an economy where consumer shopping habits are shifting more towards e-commerce, the state of warehousing is changing. How is the warehouse industry changing to accommodate e-commerce? In the past, distributors would simply build their warehouses where zoning regulations were the most forgiving for their needs. Shifts from shipping pallets to individual items. Use of robotics and new logistics technologies. The post How does e-commerce affect warehousing?

This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Happy New Year! Big ships leave ports awash with problems (Financial Times – sub. Next week is the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City and you can bet that even the hot dog vendors outside the venue will have “omnichannel” posted on their carts. JDA Software kicked things off this week by announcing key enhancements to its JDA Warehouse Management solution, which “optimizes ease of use, time to deployment and warehouse productivity.”

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? In higher-traffic markets, Advance Auto Parts has “hub” stores that keep more inventory in-stock to give customers what they need when they need it. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. PST will ship the same day. Warehouse Efficiency

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017 : exoskeletons, autonomous forklifts, flying warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. Warehouse Automation.

5 Biggest Mistakes Sellers Make When Using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) with Ephraim Ausch

The Logistics of Logistics

Tactical has locations in New Jersey and California, and I’m based in New Jersey. We go from our client’s overseas manufacturing location via air, sea, and land to their warehouse, our warehouse, or to Amazon’s warehouse. [01:36] I grew up in a Monsey, New York, a small town in Rockland County. My first job was working as a customer service representative for a bulk candy company that had an online store and 4 retail locations in New York.

This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

across from the Empire State Building in Midtown [and on the same busy street as Macy’s flagship store], would function as a mini warehouse, with limited inventory for same-day delivery within New York, product returns and exchanges, and pickups of online orders. If it is successful, however, the New York location could presage a rollout to other U.S.

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. Consumers can then purchase at any time online by entering a prescription, and Warby Parker will send a new pair of glasses within 10-12 business days. Warby Parker maintains a warehouse in New York, through which it fulfills orders and operates its HTO program.

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The Blurring Line Between Retail and Logistics

Elementum

We explore what’s behind this new trend, and what it means for supply chain. Many of the new technologies being introduced into supply chain are particularly relevant to logistics. Amazon now uses drones for shipping. Artificial intelligence, the Internet of things (IoT), and blockchain technology are being explored as new solutions for automating processes, easing decision-making, and tracking entire transactions. For now, Parcel only covers the New York area.

This Week in Logistics News (June 22-26, 2015)

Talking Logistics

JDA Announces New Workforce Management Capabilities to Empower Retail Managers to Make Faster, Smarter Decisions. According to Reuters , “Wal-Mart Stores will begin charging fees to almost all vendors for stocking their items in new stores and for warehousing inventory, raising pressure on suppliers as the world’s largest retailer battles higher costs from wage hikes.”

The Blurring Line Between Retail and Logistics

Elementum

We explore what’s behind this new trend, and what it means for supply chain. Many of the new technologies being introduced into supply chain are particularly relevant to logistics. Amazon now uses drones for shipping. Artificial intelligence, the Internet of things (IoT), and blockchain technology are being explored as new solutions for automating processes, easing decision-making, and tracking entire transactions. For now, Parcel only covers the New York area.

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. Consumers can then purchase at any time online by entering a prescription, and Warby Parker will send a new pair of glasses within 10-12 business days. Warby Parker maintains a warehouse in New York, through which it fulfills orders and operates its HTO program.

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The Last Mile of Delivery: Getting Shorter and Ever More Important

FLEXE

Shipping accuracy is now a critical part of the buying experience for shoppers. That’s why a lot of eCommerce retailers are looking at new solutions to expand fulfillment networks and improve the last mile of delivery. . The New Last Mile. In some cases, even two-day shipping is too long. Same- and next-day are quickly becoming the new normal, which requires a new last mile of delivery and operations to manage it. You order something online, as we do.

Learning to Speak the Language of Demand

Supply Chain Shaman

New shoes feel awkward. Learning to speak a new language is similar. Companies are stuck at the intersection of inventory turns and operating margin. The first step to making the shift is learning a new language. New forms of analytics make new capabilities possible. While we need forecasting and we need to improve the processes, we also need to teach teams how to use new forms of demand data and adopt demand processes. New Terms to Know.

Ecommerce Venture Capital Trends: Which VCs & Seed Investors are Investing in Ecommerce?

ShipBob

To appeal to investors, you’ll have to start something promising that’s new and unique. Lerer Hippeau Ventures is a New York-based early stage venture capital firm, meaning it invests in companies that are just starting up but have a large chance of success (often Series A rounds).

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Success of New Business Models. This week, many of my friends will gather in New York for NRF. Retail was slow to adopt supply chain processes to drive new business models; and as a result, traditional retail redefinition of supply chain processes got caught in the omni-channel hype while Amazon worked its magic to become a market leader. Retail generic products sold through new channels. With the dawn of eCommerce, companies must now ship the EACH.

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

Talking Logistics

The temperature will likely be in the 40s during the game, but that’s fall baseball in New England. Wal-Mart Won’t Promote Free-Shipping Deals Over Holidays (WSJ – sub. New Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud Offerings Address Needs of Modern Value Chain. According to Reuters , Walmart applied for permission from the FAA to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories. 25, it will bring back free shipping and returns.

Mitigating the Impact of the Coronavirus on Supply Chains with Machine Learning and Real-Time Visibility

Supply Chain Nation

A New York Times article from August 2019 highlights how much artificial intelligence (AI) is indebted to humans. Because the virus is so new and there is very little historical data, Blue Yonder’s data science team is very busy feeding data into the AI-driven control tower to help visualize and predict current and future impacts of the coronavirus. That is because lots and lots of people are needed to help an AI system learn so that it can eventually act on its own.

Xiaomi & The Supply Chain Behind the World's Highest Valued Smartphone Startup

Elementum

From 2013 to 2014, the number of units Xiaomi shipped in China grew 186 percent, while its total worldwide shipments grew 224 percent. At the end of 2014, Xiaomi edged out Samsung for the title of most popular smartphone in China—shipping 12.5 In fact, in its early stages the only brick-and-mortar buildings that Xiaomi operated were its “e-commerce warehouses”, optimized to handle the fast-moving inventory necessitated by Xiaomi's model.

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Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

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Xiaomi & The Supply Chain Behind the World's Highest Valued Smartphone Startup

Elementum

From 2013 to 2014, the number of units Xiaomi shipped in China grew 186 percent, while its total worldwide shipments grew 224 percent. At the end of 2014, Xiaomi edged out Samsung for the title of most popular smartphone in China—shipping 12.5 In fact, in its early stages the only brick-and-mortar buildings that Xiaomi operated were its “e-commerce warehouses”, optimized to handle the fast-moving inventory necessitated by Xiaomi's model.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Shipping Vendor ABOL Software to Help Retail Customers Drive International Sales. Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website. Shipping startup Shyp comes to New York and soon Miami (VentureBeat). UPS, FedEx Want Retailers to Get Real on Holiday Shipping (WSJ – sub. Perhaps most of all, UPS is lobbying retailers to banish any and all free overnight-shipping offers on Dec.

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

No one’s saying we’re going to replace them any time soon, so the CFO can continue to get his financial and inventory data, but we can better manage execution decisions in transportation or a planning decision around inventory positioning using AI/ML and real-time data.”.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Containers are piling up in ports, international shipping has been hammered, Western companies are battling to source products from traditional suppliers, and disruptions are being experienced throughout the global supply chain. The impact on supply chains is particularly apparent in the following two broad areas— shipping and procurement of products/components/raw materials. COVID-19 Impact on Shipping. Deere is using costly expedited shipping to avoid disruptions.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

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Top 10 FLEXE Articles of 2017

FLEXE

Take a look at the top 20 trends from 2017, including hyper-local supply chains, expansion and consolidation of “last mile delivery”, and wider adoption of new technologies. The opportunity to innovate and survive lives in the supply chain and how businesses are meeting customer demands for fast, affordable shipping. Walmart acquired Parcel to advance its last-mile strategy in New York City. 2017 Warehouse Capacity Economics and Trends Report.

Is This Fashion Trend Disrupting Your Supply Chain?

Elementum

The term 'fast fashion' is a relatively new concept, but it has already gained notoriety for its impacts on the retail industry. Increasingly, there is a stark contrast between successful and unsuccessful clothing brands—and it comes down to inventory changes. Clothing brands such as Zara manage to push new styles to their stores with little time passing from pieces debuting on the runways in New York, Paris, and Milan. Your inventory needs a makeover.

How to Scale Health and Beauty Products: Online Stores with Intelligent Fulfillment

ShipBob

One of the biggest things to consider is how you’re going to fulfill and ship orders not only in a timely manner, but also at an affordable rate. We were shipping a dozen orders per day, and now we ship hundreds per day. Self-fulfilling orders will become a challenge, and it will become harder to manage your inventory and get orders out the door in a timely manner. . Hint : Storing your inventory in one location may not be substantial in the long run.).

LogTech Industry Roundup: Q2 2016

Freightos

While drones are still being tested for last-mile delivery, air and ground-based drones are playing a larger role upstream, whether by performing low-cost, automated inventory scans at warehouses or picking and packing goods for e-commerce fulfillment. Amazon is expanding it’s rapid delivery capabilities, broadening the scope of pilot restaurant delivery programs, bringing same-day shipping into new regions, and adding more automation to it’s warehouses.

Global Point Saves Thousands Through Re-Engineered Distribution

FLEXE

<p>New York-based Global Point Technology has been a leader in sourcing components and assemblies for OEM manufacturers from Asia for over 30 years. Through their logistics division, they offer warehousing services including the stocking of buffer inventory and JIT delivery to anywhere in North America.</p>