Recent events have elevated supply chain to a top priority for CEOs across the globe. The Conference Board (conference-board.org), a well-known, global business membership organization, conducted its C-SUITE OUTLOOK survey in the fall of 2021. Its survey results showed supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, and rising inflation to be 3 of the 5 high impact […]
Chad Collins, CEO of Körber Supply Chain Software provides his perspective on the widespread labor constraints impacting warehouse operations; the ways in which management can improve engagement with warehouse workers; warehouse technologies to improve associates’ job satisfaction, productivity, and safety.
I had the opportunity to speak with Alan Prillaman, SVP of Client Services at Open Sky Group, about the 3PL market. Open Sky Group is a global specialist in the Blue Yonder (formerly JDA RedPrairie) supply chain platform. Alan works with 3PLs in his current role, and also worked directly for a 3PL earlier in his career. I asked Alan a few questions to obtain his perspective on the 3PL warehousing environment. First, for some
ARC Advisory Group began conducting formalized research on the global warehouse automation market in 2014. At that time I forecast it to grow to $9.9 billion in 2019. Well, fast forward to 2019 and ARC estimated the market at $11.9 billion. Impressive growth for sure. Here are the top 20 warehouse automation suppliers across the globe, according to ARC’s estimates of 2021 revenues.
The Voice of the Warehouse Worker research by Lucas Systems delivers numerous insights and provides suggestions on topics such as physical demands of the job, training and technology, perceptions on robotics and other technology including potential benefits and concerns. Contrary to common perceptions, warehouse workers overwhelming believe that technology […]
DHL Supply Chain has selected and deployed numerous warehouse robotics and other advanced automation. DHL instituted a well-defined process for vetting and adopting warehouse technologies. Boston Dynamics, Crown Equipment, and Locus Robotics are a few of the technology […}
Are growth investors aware of warehouse automation’s rapid growth and the growth potential of these companies? Private equity investors are aware. Large industrial companies are aware. But theis market seems to otherwise fly under the radar. I recently kicked off my analysis of the global warehouse automation market. Here is some of what I have come across so far.