Warehouse Automation & Control System Growth Drivers

ARC Advisory Group conducts an in-depth analysis of the global warehouse automation and control (WAC) market. The research process includes the analysis of large amounts of information and interviews with executives from numerous warehouse automation companies. The process concludes with the publication of ARC’s global Warehouse Automation & Control Market Research Study, which analyzes the market shares across numerous segments of the market, defined by criteria such as geographic region, end-user industry, load-size, and more. […]

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2017 Regulations Update: Top 4 Issues Affecting Trucking this Year

Recently, I had the pleasure of being a guest on Dave Nemo’s Road Dog radio show. We recapped some of the big stories in trucking regulations in 2016 and discussed the issues coming up in 2017. Here are the top four issues I will be following in 2017: Change in DOT and FMCSA leadership This will be the number one issue I watch in 2017. I plan to follow the new leadership of the U.S. […]

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A Global Taste Ingredients Company Begins a Difficult Supply Chain Journey

Mark Elter, a Director of Supply Chain at Kerry, describes the journey they have started to do better capacity planning based on implementing a S&OP process. Mark will be the first to tell you, implementing S&OP is not easy.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 7 – 13)

After 8 years, it is time to say goodbye to the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama. Earlier this week, he gave his final address as POTUS, where he reflected on the accomplishments of his administration as well as the challenges that lay ahead. One of his biggest accomplishment was the growth of the economy. As Donald Trump’s promises to fix infrastructure problems that plague the country’s highways and bridges, there is hope […]

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Why RFPs Don’t Work for Transportation Management Systems

To help you deliver freight at the lowest cost that meets customer requirements, a transportation management system (TMS) has to learn and understand the complexities of your particular business. This level of intimacy, however, is often not appreciated by first-time TMS purchasers. I see many companies make their TMS vendor selection as if they were buying accounting, HR or other back office software – and this approach is typical when finance leads the selection or […]

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Amazon’s Latest Take on Drone Deliveries: Fantasy or Reality

As I mentioned in last Friday’s news round-up, Amazon has won a patent for a flying warehouse or fulfillment center that will deploy drones to deliver parcels. Basically, the plan for Amazon is to have a blimp or airship of some sort hovering at an altitude of around 45,000 feet, stocked with lots of products. When an order is placed, a drone will fly down from the floating fulfillment center and deliver the item within […]

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Key Logistics and Supply Chain Shows to Attend in 2017

It is time to start thinking about the supply chain shows you will be attending in 2017. Here is a list of the key supply chain events of 2017.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 31, 2016 – January 6, 2017)

Welcome back! I certainly had a relaxing end of the year and was able to re-energize for 2017. One of the more fun things I did with my time off was to go skiing with my son. Unlike last year, I saw something new out on the slopes this year – RFID readers. In an interesting take on the technology, my lift ticket no longer fastened to the outside of my jacket. Instead, it was […]

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What Fleet Routing Solution is Right for My Company?

The idea that a supply chain solution should not be a “black box” solution – a solution that forces planners to blindly trust the output of the optimization engine – has been around for close to twenty years. In transportation, the need for this has been glaringly obvious because of all the parameters that can go into a “solve.”

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Key Supply Chain Trends to Follow in 2017

The problem with trends is that they are like a freight train gaining speed; everyone can see the train, but at what point do you say the train is really moving at speed? With that in mind, here are the trends I’m following and the predictions I am making.

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