The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

The world has changed from the oil days of machine assisted assembly lines and manufacturing processes as more robots have entered the workforce. Robotics is not just a way to help companies, but many manufacturers have recognized how robots can improve their supply chain processes, benefit the company, and drive their future success. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing.

When craft beer becomes big beer: 5 tips to boost your microbrew supply chain

DELMIA Quintiq

alone, the latest being Seattle-based Elysian in February. While there are a lot more aspects and business-wide dynamics associated with turning craft beer into big beer, I will focus my discussion on supply chain planning. As they did in the beer industry’s beginnings, big brewers again must apply supply chain fundamentals and innovations to secure their success and stay competitive. Do you have the supply chain transformation processes ready to get started?

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Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

El Niño and Jonas are the latest reminders that weather and other natural events, such as earthquakes, can lead to supply chain disruptions. In light of these risks, developing a flexible supply chain is the best strategy for success, but what does that mean exactly and how can companies get there? As you might expect, we both agreed that having timely and accurate end-to-end supply chain visibility was a critical factor in enabling flexibility.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. 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. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

How Important is 1% to Your Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Nation

To give you a better idea of how a small error can have a huge impact, imagine a container ship navigating from China to Seattle with a compass that is off by 1 degree. Let’s apply this same concept to your supply chain. What if the assumptions that are being made about your supply chain plan and its accuracy are wrong? Precision in supply chain planning is what gives your product a competitive edge. Supply Chain supply chain planning

Supply Chain Movement 16 – Consultancy

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 16 – 2015 Q1. Our supply-chain future: fair sharing – column. 11 | Snapshots Roundtables Supply Chain Movement. In the rapidly changing economy, countless companies need advice on strategy and especially supply chain management. In spite of several acquisitions, the landscape of supply chain consulting firms remains fairly fragmented. 22 | Management: international supply chain obstructions.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Outsourced - The Movie

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

COVID-19 accelerates four trends and changes within global supply chains

Proxima

Global supply chain management has always been at the forefront of the battle. Many suppliers continue to rely on automation to ensure flexible supply chains and increased accuracy to help meet the demand from their buyers. How do I improve my supply chain?

4 Food and Beverage Manufacturing Trends on Tap for 2020

USC Consulting Group

What are the major food and beverage manufacturing trends on tap for 2020? Here’s more on this and what other aspects of these food manufacturing trends that will be “in” as Americans shop for snacks, brunch, breakfast, and lunch: 1. In addition to restaurants offering these poultry and beef alternatives, so too are food manufacturers that distribute to delis, grocers’ freezers and meat sections. What food manufacturing trends will go away?

A Digital Transformation Discussion with Supply Chain Execs

Alloy

Alloy recently had the pleasure of joining the Slalom Digital Innovation in Supply Chain Summit , January 23–24 in Seattle. The brainchild of Harshad Kanvinde at Slalom Consulting and Neil Ackerman at Johnson & Johnson, the roundtable was an intimate gathering of supply chain leaders that offered great opportunities to meet and learn about what’s top of mind for enterprises like Procter & Gamble, Mars, The Pokemon Company, and The Coca-Cola Company.

Supply Chain Management:Lubrication Management - An Integral.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. There was an incident where Alaska Airlines (flight 261) flying from Mexico to Seattle airport plunged into the Pacific Ocean.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns.

This Week in Logistics News (January 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

So let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon poised to take on UPS, FedEx in delivery business (Seattle Times). Elemica Honored With Third Patent for Next Generation Supply Chain Network. The Seattle Times reported this week that “sometime in the first quarter, Amazon is expected to acquire the 75 percent of the French package-delivery company Colis Privé that it doesn’t already own.”

Former Tesla Leader joins ThroughPut Inc. as Head of Product Management and Sales Engineering

ThroughPut

the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Supply Chain pioneer that enables operations to increase output, quality, throughput, profitability, and safety through automated bottleneck elimination, today announced the appointment of Alla Anashenkova as the Head of Product Management and Sales Engineering. At Tesla, Alla spent nearly eight years navigating through supply chain nuances while scaling production over 100x. Press Releases big data Supply Chain tesla walmart

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

Cerasis

E-commerce defines the state of global supply chains today. To meet rising demand, supply chain executives must begin considering new ways to increase the capacity of their existing facilities. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. According to Angel Gonzalez of the Seattle Times , systems alignment is essential to leveraging gross and fine movements from robotics to human workers.

Chef?d to Bring Meal Kits to Walgreens, Duane Reade Stores

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – News from around the supply chain landscape, served up in one place to keep you up-to-date. . Microsoft’s technology could potentially compete with Amazon’s highly-automated store concept which opened to the public in Seattle in January. How IoT is Transforming the Supply Chain – and the Cost of Failure. 3PL Manufacturing Retail distribution friday in 5 manufacturing retail technology

Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When you calculated your startup expenses, you probably figured out manufacturing costs down to the penny. A crowdfunding fulfillment provider can track and warehouse your products once they arrive from the manufacturer. You supply the list of backers, and your crowdfunding fulfillment warehouse will match them with their chosen rewards, and then pack and ship your products. appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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ThroughPut Inc. Appoints the former Vice-Chairman of Bank of America and Distinguished Business Finance Expert, Luke Helms, to its Advisory Board

ThroughPut

the Industrial AI Supply Chain pioneer, today announced the appointment of Luke Helms to its Advisory Board. PALO ALTO, California, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ThroughPut Inc.,

Chef?d to Bring Meal Kits to Walgreens, Duane Reade Stores

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – News from around the supply chain landscape, served up in one place to keep you up-to-date. . Microsoft’s technology could potentially compete with Amazon’s highly-automated store concept which opened to the public in Seattle in January. How IoT is Transforming the Supply Chain – and the Cost of Failure. The post Chef’d to Bring Meal Kits to Walgreens, Duane Reade Stores appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.

Your Brand Deserves Modern Logistics, Don’t You Think?

FLEXE

Ask your manufacturer if they offer 100% recycled corrugate or eco-friendly inks and advertise that you use sustainable materials on your website. Across every function of the supply chain (packaging included), things are changing and solutions are becoming more dynamic. You don’t have to be an expert in logistics or have a dedicated department to run your supply chain. Blog: Supply Chain Is the Heart of Business.

Your Brand Deserves Modern Logistics, Don’t You Think?

FLEXE

Ask your manufacturer if they offer 100% recycled corrugate or eco-friendly inks and advertise that you use sustainable materials on your website. Across every function of the supply chain (packaging included), things are changing and solutions are becoming more dynamic. You don’t have to be an expert in logistics or have a dedicated department to run your supply chain. Blog: Supply Chain Is the Heart of Business.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

The company was started in 1907 as a small messenger service in Seattle with $100 in borrowed capital. It manages the supply chain for 69% of the Fortune 100 companies. Ryder is an American provider of transportation services and supply chain management products.

From Value Creation to Digital Transformation with ERP

OptiProERP

Leaders at small and midsize manufacturing businesses may be hands-on managers, but they are also responsible for envisioning the future, identifying opportunities, and anticipating what’s next in a competitive marketplace. At the heart of competitive strategy in the digital age, cloud ERP is the fastest and most sustainable way to inject insight and smarter practices into the manufacturing business. The value delivered by manufacturing ERP can’t be overstated.

This Week in Logistics News (May 25-29, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, for this week’s supply chain and logistics news… HighJump Acquires Nexternal. Last November, JDA Software and IBM announced a “new integrated offering [that] will provide retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers with intelligent sourcing, fulfillment and order management capabilities.” Here are some excerpts from the press release: Nexternal provides an omni-channel commerce platform that serves manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 7-11, 2016)

Talking Logistics

I’m a supply chain analyst by day and a cha-cha dance instructor by night — at least I was this week. And with a hip shake and a step, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to start air delivery network with leasing deal ( Reuters ). JDA Announces New Seamless Integration and Rapid Decision-Making Capabilities for Manufacturers Running SAP HANA.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

About half of these jobs are in the US, and half of them based out of their Seattle headquarters. The lion’s share of the fourteen jobs requiring over ten years of experience are either technology related, like a principal machine learning scientist, or international freight, whether it’s a EU Supply Chain Program manager, a senior intermodal manager, or a principal for Amazon Global Logistics’ (AGL) cross-border unit.

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Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Seattle is becoming a more favorable market for carriers and rejection rates are increasing. We are seeing favorable rates for shippers in Seattle, Ontario, California, and Denver, Colorado as carriers look to capitalize on outbound volumes. It is prudent to check with supply chain partners to ensure they are operating as normal in Delaware. If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight.

Amazon's White-Collar Retail Managers Cede Power to the Machines

Material Handling and Logistics

Amazon’s algorithms, refined through years of monitoring customer behavior, are getting the Seattle-based company out of the guessing game. This is why Amazon is the 800-pound gorilla,” says Joel Sutherland, a supply-chain management professor at the University of San Diego. About two years ago the retail team lost another key task: negotiating with major brands and manufacturers the terms of popular sales on the site called “Lightning Deals.”

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

This points to an ongoing trend, Armstrong notes, "for companies to outsource logistics functions to 3PLs in order to control costs and increase supply chain efficiency." Content Summary: DB Schenker USA has an integrated multi-modal transportation network, strategic warehousing and hub facilities, global supply chain information technology systems and visibility tools. Ryder Supply Chain Solutions. Ryder Supply Chain Solutions.

Boeing Barges Into Aircraft-Seat Business in Threat to Suppliers

Material Handling and Logistics

Seats have been a persistent challenge for our customers, the industry and Boeing, and we are taking action to help address constraints in the market,” Kevin Schemm, a Boeing senior vice president of supply chain management, finance and business operations, said in the statement. The customers aren’t excited about the current supply base,” he said. The company has expanded its reach into avionics, additive manufacturing, actuators and engine covers known as nacelles.

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

Talking Logistics

When asked about delivery, Starbucks Global Chief Strategy Officer Matthew Ryan said it is still “early days” and the chain isn’t ready to tip its hand with more details but that it’s “moving full speed ahead.” Moving on to 3PL news, Transplace announced this week that it has acquired Logistics Management Solutions (LMS) , “a non-asset-based third party logistics provider with particular strength in the chemical and industrial manufacturing sectors.”

6 Tips for Creating Private Label Products for Amazon FBA

EMERGE App

These two e-commerce business models have really taken off in the past decade, helped no doubt by the resurgence of China as the world’s manufacturing hub, the app economy and the convenience of an always-on mobile web. It’s not the world’s manufacturing hub for a reason. You might want to check out other regional manufacturing hubs if you’re doing clothing (Bangladesh and Vietnam) or leather goods and shoes (Vietnam). Introduction.

Convoy Partners with TMS Provider BluJay to Bring Instant Market Rates and Guaranteed Coverage to Shippers Nationwide

BluJay Solutions

SEATTLE–August 14, 2019– Convoy , a nationwide digital freight network, today announced a partnership with BluJay Solutions, a leading supply chain software and service provider. Shippers use BluJay’s suite of world-class supply chain software and services to better manage their organizations’ logistics. This partnership helps provide access to options for each of our shippers to strategically design their supply chains like never before.”. “As

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

the supply chain. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual State of Logistics report attempts to offer just such a map -- accompanied by some timely warnings. Kearney and sponsored by Penske Logistics for CSCMP, vividly depicts a supply chain struggling under the twin demands of constrained capacity and the need for significant technological investment to help service providers and their customers keep up with soaring growth.

Google money moves into digitization of freight. What does it mean?

Freightera

If you’ve been following the news on freight automation/digitization, freight marketplaces, the acquisition of Globaltranz, Uber Freight’s ups and downs and such, you would have not missed the news last Friday of CapitalG (the late stage investment arm of Alphabet, Google’s parent company) entering the space and backing Seattle-based Convoy.