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IDC FutureScape predictions foretell rapid digital transformation for manufacturers and retailers
Older measures like productivity, quality, and service still apply, but digital transformation promises to 'change everything' about how manufacturers and retailers plan, procure and fulfill.

E-commerce and all it Entails has Given Birth to the Internet of Goods
Introducing the “Internet of Goods,” the rapid digitization of the production, sorting and movement of physical products.

Walmart Robots Scan Shelves and Restock Items Faster
Walmart is testing automation to handle tasks that are repeatable, predictable and manual, like scanning shelves for out-of-stock items, incorrect prices, and wrong or missing labels.

The Big Picture: Business as Unusual
A selection of innovative new business models illustrates how the warehousing, distribution and supply chain industries are finding creative ways to ensure success.

Using Third-Party Logistics Providers to Chase Amazon’s Ecommerce Fulfillment Proficiency
Retailers are looking to compete with Amazon through third-party logistics providers who can tackle the e-fulfillment challenges with service and market specialization as well as making strategic investments in flexible...

NextGen Supply Chain: The future is now on display
Robots and Google Glass may be here sooner than you think, according to DHL

Solving a $45 Billion-Dollar Per Annum Retail Problem with RFID-Reading Warehouse Drones
By coupling airborne drones with smarter RFID systems, MIT researchers have developed a system that enables small, safe, aerial drones to read RFID tags in large warehouses, possibly making missing...

Körber Acquires Supply Chain Software Specialists HighJump, Reinforces Its Business Area Logistics
International technology group Körber reinforces its Business Area Logistics Systems with the acquisition of the US-American supply chain software specialists HighJump.

Automation: What’s at the heart of your system?
While automated equipment at today's warehouses can be at the heart of their success, any single piece of automation needs to be balanced with upstream and downstream processes, raising the...

Iceland Food Delivery Takes Off With Leading E-Tail
Flytrex drone delivery system has been deployed in Reykjavík, Iceland, delivering online food orders across the city.

Expectations and Future Last Mile Delivery Logistics
While various futuristic delivery options are being developed and tested, they're not yet trending, but keep your eyes on them for the future, especially when parcels can be delivered by...

Robotic Piece Picking Hits Tipping Point
Having graduated from concept to compelling, robotic piece-picking solutions are hungry for career advancement.

KNAPP expands North American headquarters in Georgia
Market growth fuels expansion; plans to add 150 employees.

Four Ways to Future-Proof Your Warehouse
Four attributes warehouse technology must have to protect against obsolescence and help future proof your warehouse.

The Evolving Distribution Center Technology Stack
With the growth of e-commerce, the technology stack for distribution centers is expanding. We explore why WES/WCS software is gaining prominence and share how operations are expanding their use...

Painting the Digital Future of Retail and Consumer Goods Companies
With trillions in potential profit at stake over the next decade, retail and consumer goods leaders are harnessing the power of digital to meet rapidly changing market needs and stay...

The Big Picture: Adaptability as King
Traditionally, warehouse automation has been about bringing optimal efficiency to specific processes in warehouses. Learn why new technologies like mobile robots and AR glasses promise breakthroughs in adaptability, even as...

Mobile Computers Role in the Warehouse Data Web
The spread of technology throughout the warehouse has created abundant and valuable information, if only you can find it.

The Evolution of the Digital Supply Chain
Everyone is talking about terms like digitization, Industry 4.0 and digital supply chain management, but what sort of technologies fall under these broad terms, and how will they change the management...

Make Order Fulfillment More Accurate and Flexible
Highly automated solutions and workflow adjustments can bring maximum speed and accuracy to an operation.



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