The modern supply chain is a complex beast. You might think things would become simpler after each peak of complexity, but that’s not the case. So, why not embrace complexity as the new normal and prepare for it? Let’s dive into the challenges of the supply chain and learn how to tackle them. Changing consumer […]
What’s the operational and strategic value of robotics? This question is more important now than ever, as businesses look to robotics to overcome labor challenges and increase operational flexibility. Flexibility is a strategic concept summarizing the elasticity a warehouse needs to adapt to market changes and skyrocketing consumer expectations. Helping to address flexibility in the […]
5G connectivity will shape tomorrow’s fulfillment operations – nullifying latency, extending the cloud’s reach, enabling real-time inventory status updates, supporting real-time analytics and more. It will provide at least ten times faster data transfer compared to 4G cellular networks. Event management of in-transit goods offers a great example of 5G’s value.
Businesses trust material handling equipment (MHE) providers for automated guided vehicles (AVG), conveyors, robotics, sortation, storage and beyond. Top to bottom, material handling manufacturers outfit warehouses with the latest and greatest. This goes beyond automation hardware—on the back page of a MHE provider’s RFP, you can often find a warehouse control system (WCS) bundled into […]
Two steps forward – one step back. This old catchphrase is fitting for the current state of ecommerce and reverse logistics. The constant growth and rapid evolution of ecommerce is heightening the volume of returns. In 2016 alone, the ecommerce return rate was 30 percent, compared to under 10 percent of brick and mortar sales […]