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?

4 Features of an Improving Supply Chain

Supply Chain @ MIT

Technology could improve New York’s taxi system. Understand your business and its competitive edge In 2103 Inditex opened a warehouse in its distribution center (DC) in Zaragoza, Spain. The warehouse is known as “the largest clothes closet in Europe” because it handles hanging garments. Using one warehouse to supply stores worldwide would probably not make sense for other retailers. Yet New York City is increasing the number of taxis by 2000 cabs.

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$1.9 Trillion warehouse market growing strongly driven by emerging markets

EFT

The global market for warehousing is currently growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6 – 8%, according to Beroe Inc, a procurement intelligence firm. The increasing service levels such as e-commerce and same-day delivery are influencing retailers to invest further in the warehouse industry. The growth of retail and FMCG goods has been the main driver for the industrial warehouse industry.

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.

The Ecommerce Effect on Warehouse Operations | Reduce Warehouse Cost With Energy Efficient Technology | The Amazon and Walmart Standard

Lucas

Online Shopping is Changing the Way Warehouses Operate. What does this expectation mean for warehouses that store and distribute goods? Warehouses need to be fast and accurate in every form of operations. Mobile wearing technologies are a recent trend that help with warehouse operations increase their speed. Many companies are beginning to adapt to these new technologies to help the operate and meet needs of their customers.

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.

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.

An Interview with an Expert on Omnichannel Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Then I went to Troy Built in Upstate New York, and I was the Director of Materials Management, which means I had everything from the manufacturer/supplier all the way through manufacturing. Today, the supply chain goes from the manufacturer/supplier all the way through the supply chain from manufacturing, warehousing, 3PL, eCommerce - whatever it takes to get to value to the customer.

Multi-echelon inventory optimization vs inventory optimization

ToolsGroup

The subway system is the lifeblood of New York City, carrying an average of 5.7 There are many pieces of the modern manufacturing supply chain, and when it comes to inventory management, each one must operate as a part of a global single system to be most effective. Making matters worse, many manufacturers are currently using legacy systems with rules of thumb, outdated algorithms, or personal instinct to manage inventory.

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. open a new service offering, Fulfillment by Amazon within Tactical. [06:41] [00:52] Please introduce yourself.

Distribution Center Robots: How Robots Continue to Power the Distribution Center

Cerasis

To meet rising demand, supply chain executives must begin considering new ways to increase the capacity of their existing facilities. When Amazon purchased Kiva robots, distribution center robots became the new “shiny object turned real-world effective object” of e-commerce fulfillment. Robotics provides a boost to distribution centers and warehouse managers seeking ways to increase capacity and improve efficiency in critical areas.

Types of Risks Impacting Supply Chains in 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

For example, an analysis carried out by AIR on the potential impact of Hurricane Harvey on regional manufacturing found that, based on percentage of the total potential revenue loss, the top three subsectors are petroleum and coal products manufacturing (37%), chemical manufacturing (13%), and oil and gas extraction (12%). Risks can be categorized into three broad areas such as natural catastrophes, man-made and economic.

Multi-echelon inventory optimization vs inventory optimization

ToolsGroup

The subway system is the lifeblood of New York City, carrying an average of 5.7 There are many pieces of the modern manufacturing supply chain, and when it comes to inventory management, each one must operate as a part of a global single system to be most effective. Making matters worse, many manufacturers are currently using legacy systems with rules of thumb, outdated algorithms, or personal instinct to manage inventory.

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.

Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

However, this rudimentary software is quickly becoming a remnant of the past due to the emergence of several new SCM technologies. Today, there are an estimated 4,000 robotic warehouses in existence worldwide, according to analysts from ABI Research, who estimated that number will increase to 50,000 by 2025 due to an influx of more than 4 million RPA units. Back in August 2018, Amazon earned a patent for a fantastical ecommerce innovation: the floating drone warehouse.

Learning to Speak the Language of Demand

Supply Chain Shaman

New shoes feel awkward. Learning to speak a new language is similar. 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. To become demand driven (or market driven), they need to learn how to speak a new language.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica recently strengthened its position in the industry by vertically integrating with the world’s largest lenses manufacturer, Essilor, in January 2017 [2]. Eyewear has long been a very high margin business, and Luxottica is estimated to markup frames between 10x - 25x from point of manufacture to point of sale, while Essilor sold lenses that were sold to retailers at 3x - 5x retail margin [3]. Manufacturing is outsourced to offshore factories in China.

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Automation in the supply chain to get major boost in 2019

EFT

A new report and industry survey from eyefortransport finds that automation is the top investment priority for retailers and manufacturers in 2019, particularly within the warehouse. The drive to get goods to customers at speed and to achieve operational efficiencies in what is currently a very tight labour market is pushing the investment environment to strongly focus on making more efficient warehousing operations that incorporate automation throughout.

Are You Ready for a Drone-Filled Sky?

Supply Chain Nation

Here’s a quick roundup of some industry news, including a look at drone delivery in the future, the latest trends in manufacturing, and the supply chain journey of the iPhone. . A future filled with flying warehouses in the sky. Chicago Tribune reports that Amazon is exploring new methods of drone delivery. The article takes a look at drone delivery and how these types of advancements in automation will drive new skills training in the future economy.

The need to know

EFT

on Tuesday unveiled the perks of its new membership program, Walmart Plus, which will grant subscribers unlimited free delivery, fuel discounts and no checkout lines. Alibaba Group opens China factory as part of new manufacturing initiative. New York Times].

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Success of New Business Models. Manufacturers are Now Selling Directly to Consumers. 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.

How Consumer Behavior is Changing

Enterra Insights

For example, Anil Kaul ( @anil_kaul ), co-founder and CEO of Absolutdata, asks two fundamental business questions: “What will consumer behavior and profiles look like in the new normal? Now, all that manufacturing, logistics, pricing, customer engagement and general commerce data is obsolete.” Consumers are using new channels. “The first [trend],” Shalabh states, “is that a large consumer block is buying the same products but using new channels.

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Supply Chain Issues Impacting the Country’s Recovery from the Coronavirus

NC State SCRC

In reality, Americans are unlikely to use any more of these products than they have in the past, and manufacturers are unlikely to have shortages. The only thing that is limited is shelf space in stores, but in reality, distributors have warehouses full of these products, and are not going to run out any time soon. In New York alone, there are an estimated 7250 ventilators, and projections are that they will need more than 18,600.

How Building Materials Manufacturers Can Address Rising Material Costs

USC Consulting Group

Raw material costs continue to increase as a result of recent economic developments – most notably, the Trump administration’s new tariffs on aluminum, steel and Canadian lumber. Firms in the building materials manufacturing space are, of course, among the numerous industrial businesses dealing with the repercussions of these duties. This situation has put building materials manufacturers in a tough position.

Good News For Workers In New (and Old) Distribution Centers

Lucas

An article this weekend in the New York Times put a spotlight on the growing demand for warehouse and distribution center workers in US e-fulfillment hubs. Shiny new fulfillment centers built by Zulilly, Amazon and WalMart (among others) are creating thousands of new jobs in the shadows of shuttered manufacturing plants in places like Bethlehem and Allentown, Pennsylvania. Conveyors in a Zulilly fulfillment center.

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Good News For Workers In New (and Old) Distribution Centers

Lucas

An article this weekend in the New York Times put a spotlight on the growing demand for warehouse and distribution center workers in US e-fulfillment hubs. Shiny new fulfillment centers built by Zulilly, Amazon and WalMart (among others) are creating thousands of new jobs in the shadows of shuttered manufacturing plants in places like Bethlehem and Allentown, Pennsylvania. Conveyors in a Zulilly fulfillment center.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 27-31, 2014)

Talking Logistics

It was a great costume, and we looked great — except we were living in Arizona at the time and nobody outside of New York City (the only place the Blue Man Group was performing at the time) had heard of them, so every time we showed up at a party that night, people would yell out, “Hey, look, Smurfs !” Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… JDA Software Unveils New Brand Identity, Logo, and “Plan to Deliver” Tagline.

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Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

New business models are constantly challenging more traditional ones and supply chains need to adapt to these changing conditions. One needs only to look at the Amazon Effect to see how quickly a new market entrant can irreversibly impact the entire go-to-market strategies of entrenched market incumbents.”[2]. Supply chain transformation is not a new phenomenon. As new technologies emerged, supply chains transformed to take advantage of these technologies.

With Covid-19 Supply Chain Professionals Are More Important Than Ever!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the impact of the Coronavirus epidemic on Supply Chains – specifically, how the emerging crisis in China had placed new pressures on companies importing finished goods and raw materials from overseas. In that post, we wrote: “an epidemic striking at the heart of global manufacturing is a stone thrown into the ocean of the global economy, and the ripple effects are sure to be felt downstream. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica recently strengthened its position in the industry by vertically integrating with the world’s largest lenses manufacturer, Essilor, in January 2017 [2]. Eyewear has long been a very high margin business, and Luxottica is estimated to markup frames between 10x - 25x from point of manufacture to point of sale, while Essilor sold lenses that were sold to retailers at 3x - 5x retail margin [3]. Manufacturing is outsourced to offshore factories in China.

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Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

Cerasis

Imagine that you own a truck and you receive an order from a soft drink manufacturer in Missouri to transport around 5000 kilograms of freight. The order states that you leave Missouri with the 5000 kilograms, drop 2000 kilograms in New York, then head towards Atlanta and drop around 1800 kilograms there and finally, the remaining 1200 kilograms need to be dropped in Washington.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Even New York has taken steps to reopen portions of the state that have been less affected by the virus than N YC. . Warehouses in New Jersey and New York are reopening in the next 10-20 days and we expect to see an increase in outbound volume as a result. . Manufacturers, construction outfits, vehicle dealerships, and professional services are now operating at 50% capacity. New Hampshire ? . New Hampshire Gov.

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

Elementum

High Quality Suppliers, Demand-Driven Manufacturing and Longer Device Lifetimes. In the end, his diligence paid off—Xiaomi now partners with the world’s most highly touted hardware manufacturers including Sharp, Foxconn, and Wintek. Xiaomi’s ecosystem of suppliers and reliable manufacturing partners is intimately tethered to the company’s strict policy of demand-driven manufacturing, designed to keep the company’s inventory and up-front production costs as low as possible.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… XPO Logistics to Acquire New Breed Logistics. Amazon to open five new warehouses in India (Reuters). XPO Logistics continues its roll-up strategy with its announced acquisition of New Breed Logistics this week for $615 million. Here are some details from the press release: New Breed had revenue of approximately $597 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $77 million for the trailing 12 months ended June 30, 2014. .

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

Elementum

High Quality Suppliers, Demand-Driven Manufacturing and Longer Device Lifetimes. In the end, his diligence paid off—Xiaomi now partners with the world’s most highly touted hardware manufacturers including Sharp, Foxconn, and Wintek. Xiaomi’s ecosystem of suppliers and reliable manufacturing partners is intimately tethered to the company’s strict policy of demand-driven manufacturing, designed to keep the company’s inventory and up-front production costs as low as possible.

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