Smart manufacturing challenges businesses to rethink sourcing

Smart manufacturing challenges businesses to rethink sourcing

Three centuries after much of the western world underwent an industrial revolution, we’re now seeing another revolution in industry. This time, rather than agrarian societies giving way to manufacturing ones, digital tools are taking manufacturing to the next level of efficiency.

Retail supply chain investments revolve around the consumer

Retail supply chain investments revolve around the consumer

Consumer demand for real-time product visibility is the top factor driving retailers to invest in their supply chains, according to a joint survey from software company JDA and advisory firm KPMG.

Flytrex Drone Delivery Solution Aims To Cut Last Mile Emissions & Traffic

Flytrex Drone Delivery Solution Aims To Cut Last Mile Emissions & Traffic

Drone delivery service provider Flytrex aims to slash last mile delivery emissions with its fully-electric drone delivery service.

The challenges of last mile logistics & delivery technology solutions

The challenges of last mile logistics & delivery technology solutions

As consumers increasingly turn to e-commerce for all their shopping needs, speedy fulfillment isn’t just a “nice to have” — it’s the expectation of every online shopping experience. And if logistics companies and their retail partners want a shot at thwarting the ever-looming threat of Amazon Prime, it needs to be a priority.

WELCOME TO THE AUTOMATED WAREHOUSE OF THE FUTURE

WELCOME TO THE AUTOMATED WAREHOUSE OF THE FUTURE

British supermarket Ocado is using robots to make online grocery shopping faster. They call it “the hive,” or “the grid.” Or sometimes just: “the machine.” It’s a huge structure that fills a warehouse on the outskirts of Andover, a small and quiet town in southeast England. There are more than a thousand of robots, each the size and shape of a washing machine, and they wheel about, night and day, moving groceries. Their job is to be cheaper and more efficient than humans, and they are very good at it.

More Than E-Commerce Clicks Driving Industrial Property Boom

More Than   E-Commerce Clicks Driving Industrial Property Boom

E-commerce has dominated the headlines as the driver of an industrial property boom and bounteous rent growth. But in no way is e-commerce the only force generating the good times. Traditional warehouse users and third-party logistics companies have also been active in the market, and now manufacturers could be poised to contribute a bigger share to that growth, too.

Supply Chain Technology: It’s Not Just for Big Businesses Anymore, but is it Enough?

Reaping the benefits of a technology-based supply chain used to be a luxury reserved only for the biggest enterprises. But buoyed by IT advancements and increasingly complex market conditions, businesses large and small are now getting in on the game.

Last-Mile Delivery Models to Revolutionize the Space of Urban Logistics by 2025

Last-Mile Delivery Models to Revolutionize the Space of Urban Logistics by 2025

Global logistics spending is expected to reach $10.6 trillion in 2020, with transportation accounting for the majority at 70 percent. Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and crowdsourcing, coupled with an influx of tech-savvy start-ups, are unbundling the value chain and transforming delivery models. Those are among the conclusions in Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, “Urban Logistics Opportunities—Last-Mile Innovation.”