Author Archive for Clint Reiser

The Warehouse of Tomorrow: Sensing and Adapting to Change

Warehouse robotics are truly reshaping the way organizations are handling materials within the four walls of their warehouse. Leveraging digital technologies that are connected to physical assets, but managed by a central software application, delivers the level of visibility required to sense and respond more effectively than you can if you’re operating in silos. The best practice is to tie them into the WMS to obtain a fully automated workflow.

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Cloud WMS: A Platform for Reliability, Scalability, and Performance

WMS ia a mission-critical application, the backbone of warehouse operations.Cloud applications running on leading enterprise cloud infrastructure offer extremely high availability. The architecture and algorithms dynamically scale cloud computing capacity to handle customers’ increasing volumes. Oracle WMS Cloud, for example, is a zero-downtime application.

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Manhattan Associates WMS Goes Cloud-Native

Manhattan Associated unveiled its latest WMS, Manhattan Active Warehouse Management. The WMS incorporates a broad range of enhancements including the new cloud-native architecture, redesigned user experience, and a list of productivity enhancements that enable holistic management, optimization, and execution. The unified planning and optimization capabilities enable simultaneous planning for inventory, orders, labor, automation, and transportation elements.

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Blue Yonder WMS: Vision, Enhancements, and Adoption

Blue Yonder’s WMS track in its virtual user conference featured content on WMS enhancements, vision, and customer adoption. While architectural advancements were the engine of change, Frictionless SaaS, Luminate Warehouse Tasking, and Blue Yonder Robotics Hub were key initiatives within the WMS agenda.

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WMS Market Update – Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

ARC develops an annual market study on the global WMS market. Incorporating the business impact of the coronavirus outbreak and the “Great Lockdown” into this year’s WMS market forecast increases the complexity and elevates the uncertainty of the forecasting process. In my opinion, the warehouse management systems (WMS) industry is likely to remain relatively stable during these uncertain economic times.

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Post Covid-19 Fulfillment Channels – Predicting Tomorrow’s New Normal

The Covid-19 pandemic s causing a massive increase in e-grocery and consumer good demand, paired with home delivery or pick-up at store. This rapid increase is overwhelming the direct-to-consumer channel capacities of many retailers including Amazon. But how much of this increase will remain, and how much will revert to the prior state once the pandemic recedes?

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The CARES Act – A Supply Chain Perspective

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the ‘‘CARES Act’ includes many provisions directed at the supply chain and logistics function. Namely, modifications to the medical supply chain and support for air carriers are directly supported. The directives on the medical supply chain have potential to stimulate broad-based and long lasting changes. The air carrier directives are focused on bridging the current gap, both operationally and financially.

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Logistics Technology Market Forecasting Under Uncertainty

The current coronavirus outbreak is an example of an economic shock that elevates uncertainty and complicates forecasting. ARC European analysts Florian Güldner and David Humphrey conducted a thorough scenario analysis on the potential impact of the corona virus on automation markets and supply chains. This analysis provides a useful framework for…

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HighJump is Rebranding as Körber Supply Chain

HighJump announced it is Rebranding as Körber Supply Chain. HighJump formally announced its rebranding and its robotics business and strategic partnerships at Elevate, the company’s user conference, hosted in Orlando, Florida. Fetch Robotics, Locus Robotics, and RightHand Robotics were featured in a panel on the rise of warehouse robotics.

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ARC’s Analysis of the Global Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) Market

ARC Advisory Group’s framework and process for analyzing the global AS/RS market provides valuable insights into the competitive environment, influential factors, and growth dynamics of this rapidly evolving and expanding market. AS/RS in this context includes traditional AS/RS, shuttle systems, and cube-based automated storage systems.

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