Logistics professionals heard about supply chain priorities and technology from one of their peers at Monday’s keynote at MODEX in Atlanta, when Juan Perez, CIO and chief engineering officer for UPS, took the stage. In a talk titled, “Anticipating Tomorrow’s Supply Chain Challenges—Today,” Perez advised “we need to disrupt ourselves” with technology that improves the…Details
While much of the action has been in mobile collaborative robotics, piece picking robots are finding their niche.
Earlier this month, Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Breakthrough Fuel, an energy management company focused on helping shippers gain transparency and “remove distortion from their transportation supply chains,” announced it has rolled out a new transportation and logistics-focused consulting service, entitled Breakthrough Supply Chain. Sustainability in the supply chain, Breakthough Fuel announce new service, Transportation and Logistic…Details
The St. Louis Regional Freightway, Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District located in the State of Louisiana and four ports in the St. Louis region have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish and grow an alliance to generate new business by promoting international and inland trade routes at strategic locations along the…Details
While it appears that air cargo providers are finally playing their cards right, shippers are eager to see if their carriers use more caution in the future—or decide to double down while their hands are hot. Air Freight Discussion, State of Air Cargo 2018, Discussion on Air Cargo Industry, Air Cargo Research
From AGVs to exoskeleton suits, the robotics on today’s warehouse and DC docks aim to help shippers operate more efficiently in an increasingly competitive distribution environment. Robotics in the loading dock, Automatic Guided Vehicles in the loading dock, Drones for loading dock management, Exoskeletons for loading and unloading freight. 2018 Warehouse dock equipment
“Tariff retaliation” by China may occur sooner than later say trade and supply chain experts.
Rail carloads increased 3.6%, or 36,157 carloads, to 1,050,653, and intermodal containers and trailers headed up 5%, or 102,308 units, in March compared to the same period a year ago at 2,132,892.
The sales and operations planning process is a long-established mechanism for aligning business objectives with operations. Find out how planning solutions are becoming more constraint aware and capable of assessing what-if scenarios in ways that make S&OP more effective and meaningful. SandOP planning. New trends in Sales and Operations Planning,
In recent days, much has been made of President Trump’s comments, via Twitter (of course), squarely aimed at global e-commerce behemoth Amazon and how it apparently takes advantage of the United States Postal Service (USPS). Amazon Trump Comments, Trump Tweets about Amazon