Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

With major companies taking the initiative to develop and encourage the growth of robotics in logistics and manufacturing industries, the possibilities for the future are endless. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Ultimately, the driving force behind the expansion of robotics in logistics and manufacturing processes is the consumer. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing. At a 1.2-million-square-foot warehouse in Tracy, Calif.,

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Oracle OpenWorld 2018 Logistics Sessions Wrap up

Oracle SCM

Oracle OpenWorld took place at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco a couple of weeks ago, and amongst the vast array of keynotes and educational sessions were seven logistics sessions. Logistics Oracle Supply Chain Management

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. It’s no coincidence that Transport Intelligence just emailed me an invitation to The Future of Logistics conference. Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters). Starting next year, Otto-branded trucks and others equipped with Otto technology will begin hauling freight bound for warehouses and stores, he said. Moving from trucking to ocean transportation, San Francisco startup Flexport Inc.

The Inevitability of Warehouse Robots

Supply Chain Nation

Recently, while attempting to leave San Francisco International Airport, I found myself halted by the CAFEX coffee-making robot. The next day brought news of CAFEX shuttering stores throughout the San Francisco area. As it turned out, during the same week, I found myself amongst robots yet again; this time the kinds that make warehouses more productive. An unchanging warehouse fulfilling a static demand profile will not do at all.

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. In related news, the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon recently “tested package delivery by licensed cab in San Francisco and Los Angeles using taxi-hailing mobile app Flywheel.” UltraYMS integrates with the UltraShipTMS suite of cloud-based logistics tools and can also be engaged as standalone software for shippers using other TMS solutions.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference. Manhattan Associates Empowers Warehouse Managers With New E-Commerce Capabilities. McLeod Software Unveils New Business Process Automation Solutions for Logistics Companies.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia. DHL Supply Chain commits EUR 218m to develop logistics infrastructure in China. Here are some details from the press release: Airclic’s cloud-based mobile solutions help streamline and automate complex ‘last mile’ logistics processes. Here are some interesting details from the article: At a 1.2-million-square-foot warehouse in Tracy, Calif., Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

This Week in Logistics News (April 10-14, 2017)

Talking Logistics

With many folks on vacation today for the holiday weekend, we’ll go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news without commentary. Online Retailers’ New Warehouses Heat Up Local Job Markets (WSJ – sub. Marble and Yelp Eat24 start robot food delivery in San Francisco (TechCrunch). Truckers Swift and Knight to Merge (WSJ – sub. req’d). Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil its electric semi truck in September (The Verge).

$1B Investment in Flexport – A Smart Bet or Case of Irrational Exuberance?

Talking Logistics

The investment […] values the San Francisco-based company at $3.2 Today, [Flexport’s] scale includes a network of 10,000 import and export experts and customers who spend millions – some more than $10 million per year – for Flexport to manage their supply chains through a combination of software, local experts and physical assets like its warehouses. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Talking Logistics

Late last year, a San Francisco politician launched a statewide campaign to raise money for a California ballot that would penalize private enterprise for embracing automation in the workplace. Today when most of us think of modern automation, grand images of million-dollar robots with giant arms completing complex (even dangerous) tasks in an automotive plant or complex warehouse fulfillment using automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) immediately come to mind.

This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 4, 2015)

Talking Logistics

My daughter’s second grade class is sharing their work this morning, so in the interest of time, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Descartes Acquires Oz Development, Inc. Million Investment to Power Warehouse Management Software in the Cloud. Final ‘Driver Coercion’ rule is published in Federal Register, will take effect in January (Logistics Management). Acquisitions in the logistics space continue.

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Keep'n it cool; chocolate logistics

Logichain Solutions

Chocolate, enjoyed by so many around the world, presents significant logistics challenges for chocolate makers and logistics companies. With more and more consumers ordering chocolate online, logistics become an even bigger challenge. Chocolate makers must be very specific about temperature requirements when talking to their logistics providers. Some warehouses might only have refrigerated rooms and the staging area is not temperature controlled.

Keep'n it cool; chocolate logistics

Logichain Solutions

Chocolate, enjoyed by so many around the world, presents significant logistics challenges for chocolate makers and logistics companies. With more and more consumers ordering chocolate online, logistics become an even bigger challenge. Chocolate makers must be very specific about temperature requirements when talking to their logistics providers. Some warehouses might only have refrigerated rooms and the staging area is not temperature controlled.

Keep'n it cool; chocolate logistics

Logichain Solutions

Chocolate, enjoyed by so many around the world, presents significant logistics challenges for chocolate makers and logistics companies. With more and more consumers ordering chocolate online, logistics become an even bigger challenge. Chocolate makers must be very specific about temperature requirements when talking to their logistics providers. Some warehouses might only have refrigerated rooms and the staging area is not temperature controlled.

Keep'n it cool; chocolate logistics

Logichain Solutions

Chocolate, enjoyed by so many around the world, presents significant logistics challenges for chocolate makers and logistics companies. With more and more consumers ordering chocolate online, logistics become an even bigger challenge. Chocolate makers must be very specific about temperature requirements when talking to their logistics providers. Some warehouses might only have refrigerated rooms and the staging area is not temperature controlled.

Warehouses are the next HOT investment triggered by the digital transformation of the supply chain

NC State SCRC

A recent article in Bloomberg suggests that warehouses are now becoming one of the hottest investments in the market, based on recent moves by the Blackstone Group LP, who are betting $18.7 The rise of Amazon and other e-commerce companies has increased the need for warehouse space by retailers seeking to expand their digital operations and cut delivery times. logistics real estate, will almost double Blackstone’s U.S.

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. Warehouse Automation. Self-Service Logistics.

The Commerce Marketer Podcast With DSI’s Bob Carver

DSI

This year at SuiteConnect West in San Francisco, DSI’s VP of Cloud Inventory Solutions, Bob Carver was invited to join Commerce Marketing Analyst and podcaster, Gregory Zakowicz on the Commerce Marketer Podcast sponsored by Oracle Bronto Software. Their conversation flowed from consumer, retail and supply chain trends to last-mile logistics and digital transformation.

Is the Package Under your Tree?

Supply Chain Shaman

Cloud-based logistics and warehouse management are combining with B2B networks to enable multi-tier fulfillment. Cabs in San Francisco are delivering packages in their trunks using an application called FlyWheel and manufacturers are experimenting with Uber. So, if I were getting the call to come and talk about expanding the ecommerce strategy in 2015, I would use it as a foundational argument to invest in new forms of logistics infrastructure. Details matter.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids

Elementum

Another significant application includes inventory control in warehouses, where drones have the upper hand in terms of both efficiency and accuracy when compared to their human counterparts. While they remain a relatively rare sight (except for people who happen to live in Washington, DC, or the San Francisco Bay Area), delivery robots may soon begin to appear on sidewalks throughout the U.S. Logistics supply chain technology droids drones last mile delivery

Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em, “Christmas in October” Sales Get Results

Supply Chain Nation

This week: Earlier Christmas promotions may not be popular, but they get results; some shoppers say the quality of produce at Whole Foods has declined since Amazon bought the chain; what’s causing some Black Friday and Cyber Monday orders to run behind; San Francisco thinks twice about delivery robots; and Ford and Alibaba announce a partnership that could see Ford’s vehicles sold on Tmall. San Francisco Puts the Brakes on Delivery Robots.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

So when the warehouse team threatened to unionize, I transferred into a distribution, warehouse environment. I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. Warehouse Management and Transportation Management were in their infancy. It is usually driven by the logistics and transportation functions. Forty years ago as a chemical engineering student, I learned the tedious craft of chemical plant design.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids

Elementum

Another significant application includes inventory control in warehouses, where drones have the upper hand in terms of both efficiency and accuracy when compared to their human counterparts. Logistics supply chain technology droids drones last mile delivery

Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em, “Christmas in October” Sales Get Results

Supply Chain Nation

This week: Earlier Christmas promotions may not be popular, but they get results; some shoppers say the quality of produce at Whole Foods has declined since Amazon bought the chain; what’s causing some Black Friday and Cyber Monday orders to run behind; San Francisco thinks twice about delivery robots; and Ford and Alibaba announce a partnership that could see Ford’s vehicles sold on Tmall. San Francisco Puts the Brakes on Delivery Robots.

Accelerate your Supply Chain Management at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Oracle SCM

This year’s conference is being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from September 16 – 19. Unlock New Opportunities in End-to-End Integrated Logistics with IoT and Analytics. Supply chain organizations have been on a long journey to improve customer fulfillment and collaboration, especially in logistics functions such as transportation and warehousing. Logistics and Order Management Cloud.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

This “invisible” part of Walmart’s business is a logistical and supply chain management and the practices they employ should give supply chain managers pause to take a bit out of their day and inspect what Walmart is doing in order to mimic into the supply chain manager’s own practice. The retailer started dealing directly with manufacturers in the 1980s, giving suppliers the job of managing inventory in its warehouses, the Arkansas Business article said.

This Week in Logistics News (September 2-5, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Mail Delivers Amazon Groceries in San Francisco (WSJ – sub. Radiant Logistics Acquires Trans-NET, Inc. Postal Service, already partners in Sunday deliveries, have launched a [two-month] trial to shuttle insulated containers of meat, dairy, produce and other groceries to San Francisco customers’ doorsteps. . The post This Week in Logistics News (September 2-5, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

All Eyes Remain Focused on the Last Mile

Enterra Insights

The last mile of most traditional logistics’ journeys ended at a retail store. Kraus, Chairman and CEO of EXPAK Logistics, explains, “One of the businesses that technology has been slowly pushing itself into is the last mile delivery business. In logistics, last mile delivery is defined as being the movement of goods from a transportation hub to the final delivery destination. All of these innovations are making last mile logistics much more complicated.

Rapidly Rising Minimum Wages Will Significantly Increase Your Warehouse and 3PL Costs: Effective Strategies to Combat Their Impact on Your Bottom Line

Cerasis

Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland and Chicago have already moved to raise their wages and there are proposals for minimum wage increases across the country including in New York City, Washington, D.C. If you operate a warehouse in Southern California -- or any of the other impacted areas -- wages, overtime and related payroll taxes will increase significantly. XB Logistics’ is a U.S.-based 3PL Logistics 3PL Costs

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Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This term covers all the ocean ports on the West, including Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Long Beach/Los Angeles and others. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), headquartered in San Francisco, represents the dockworkers that man the USWC ports. . Corina Meoño is director of operations at Dedola Global Logistics , a global freight forwarder and provider of supply chain management services.

The 2016 Techgistics Year in Review

Techgistics

2016 was an incredible year for tech in logistics as companies both large and small are working on some transformative technologies not just for logistics, but for society as a whole. Ford announced plans for self-driving cars, Uber launched trials in Pittsburgh and San Francisco , acquired self-driving truck startup OTTO , Google spun off their self-driving car group into Waymo , and Elon Musk wrote his Master Plan Part Deux on self-driving cars.

This Week in Logistics News (November 26-30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the supply chain and logistics realm, with lots of news related to global trade and technology. XPO Logistics Announces Consumer-Friendly Last Mile Tracking of Heavy Goods through Google Search.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

A product might be attractive for customers but drive unnecessary supply chain costs because of the impact the product design has on sourcing, packaging, production, warehousing and transportation. Most warehouses have standardized rack dimensions and store products on pallets. Rene Jacquat is the founder of LogiChain Solutions, based in San Francisco, United States. Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain?