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Warehouse of the Future: Digitalization and New Technologies Driving Next Generation Warehouse Automation – Part 2 of 2

In part 1 of this 2-part blog series, “Warehouse of the Future: Adopting Automation within the Supply Chain,” we took a deeper dive into today’s automation systems landscape and retrofitting today’s supply chain with automation. Part-2 of the series will go into more detail around the technologies driving next generation warehouse automation and digitalization and…

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Warehouse of the Future: Adopting Automation within Your Supply Chain – Part 1 of 2

There’s currently a digital supply chain transformation that’s happening faster than the physical supply chain can react, requiring hybrid solutions in semi-automated environments where humans and robots work in tandem. New incentives to modernize operational capabilities should be added that capture efficiencies not previously achieved, while laying the foundation of a digitalized supply chain, continuously…

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Nine West Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Nine West files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a career trucker helps to steer the path for self-driving trucks, manufacturers are expressing trepidation that a burgeoning rebound in blue-collar…

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The Importance of Organizing Warehouse Work and the Requirement to Utilize Real-Time Data to Optimize Warehouse Efficiency – Part 2 of 3

In part 1 of the blog series, “Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer,” we focused on organizational steps to be taken to improve workforce optimization. In addition to organizational steps, the way work is organized is also what drives efficiency and increases workers…

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Waveless Picking: Is Your Supply Chain Able to Compete with Amazon?

Think back five years ago when you shopped online. Back then, when you placed an order online and the estimated delivery date was 10 days later, that was acceptable. Now think about your online shopping and shipping expectations today – a 10-day delivery estimate is unacceptable to most, if not all, consumers. This is mostly…

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Podcast: How to Maximize Your Warehouse Labor Management System

In this Supply Chain Nation podcast episode, JDA’s Steve Simmerman talks with DSC Logistics’ Jim Chamberlain and Open Sky Group’s Jeremy Hudson about getting more out of your JDA Warehouse Labor Management (WLM) system. In the podcast, Jim takes you through DSC Logistics’ 13-year journey of using JDA’s WLM. He provides insight on how the…

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5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). The rate of change is accelerating, driving the transformational initiatives of distributors and 3PLs to stay relevant, create differentiation and execute long-term growth strategy. It’s not just about the change or the expansion of…

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5 Reasons to Synchronize Your WMS and TMS

Leveraging the capabilities from your Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Transportation Management System (TMS), while synchronizing pre-built adaptable workflows can help reduce costs, improve throughput and enhance the customer experience. Customers see many benefits beyond delivery of the inherent best-of-breed (BoB) optimization, which include enhanced labor planning and utilization, improved cycle time and throughput, enhanced…

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Delivering a Consumer Centric Supply Chain for Grocers – Part 4 of 4

Operational Excellence Delivers Profit Optimization In the first three blogs of this series, The Changing Face in Grocery (part 1) and The Digitalization of Grocery (part 2) and The Grocery Supply Chain of the Future (part 3), we have gone into substantial detail to describe shifting consumer behaviors – more shopping excursions for fewer meals,…

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