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Sure, we all know that restaurants and casinos are closing up shop, but yesterday, I had my first corona-related logistics experience. Like just about everyone else in America, if not the world, I’ve been following news about COVID-19. And like just about everyone else, my life has been disrupted, even though I live in a …
Hear GE Appliances explain how they brought in leading NextGen Technologies to hit the reset button on their appliance distribution business at the NextGen Conference. Some people think incrementally. Others think much bigger. Mark Shirkness, vice president of distribution at GE Appliances, a Haier company, does the latter. What exactly does that mean? Good question. …
Amazon’s supply chain begins with the customer and works backwards. But Amazon is not alone. “Everything at Amazon starts with the customer, and we work backwards from there.” Todd Walker, spokesperson. Back in the March 2018 issue of SCMR, Michigan State’s Steve Melnyk co-authored an article titled Serving Up An Experience. Melnyk and his co-authors …
The NextGen Technology Supply Chain Conference will recognize companies leading the way on new technologies What does it take to put together an award winning supply chain utilizing NextGen supply chain technologies?  That’s one of the questions that will be answered at the NextGen Supply Chain Technology Conference, November 2-4, 2020 at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel in …
Along with building out an unparalleled network, Amazon is investing in associates to win the war for talent Here’s a fact for you: At present, Amazon employs more than 400,000 full and part-time associates worldwide across a network of 110 North American and another 75 around the globe. So, given that the shortage of logistics …
The robots are impressive, but what makes Amazon Amazon is delivering a customer experience. You don’t get that by automation alone. Amazon Robotic Fulfillment Center, North Haven, Connecticut Opened: June 2019 Size: 855,000 square feet Dock doors: 62 Throughput: 1 million + orders per day during peak Shifts: 2 10-hour shifts per day, with downtime …
This year’s conference will focus on digital transformation, supply chain software, robotics and AI, geared for the senior level supply chain manager. NextGen Technologies are tough. In so many ways. They can prove tough to get your arms around. They can be tough to implement and integrate with your processes, which will inevitably change. They …
February 21, 2020
Here’s how one of the world’s largest 3PLs is looking to tomorrow’s innovative technologies, including heads-up display and robotics, to transform its operations today. If Modex 2018, the biannual materials handling trade event in Atlanta, is anything like years past, some of the best-attended booths will be from companies exhibiting technologies that will power distribution centers …
The first generation of warehouse execution systems (WES) brought a new level of orchestration to automated warehouses. The next generation promises to bring a new level of optimization and productivity to the conventional warehouse. Get ready for WES 2.0. In June of 2007, I toured a recently opened 552,00-square-foot expansion to American Eagle’s Ottawa, Kan., …
NextGen Supply Chain Conference and Supply Chain Management Review Announce the 2nd Annual NextGen Supply Chain End Users and Solution Providers Award Winners. Supply Chain Management Review’s NextGen Supply Chain Awards will honor five solution provider and five end user companies for utilizing technologies that will shape tomorrow’s supply chains during the NextGen Supply Chain Conference. The …