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., …
Many Blockchain implementations fail because inadequate consideration is given to the complexity of scaling and managing the ecosystem. Nearly a year ago, I wrote a blog for this publication asking the question, “Are You Fit for Blockchain?” With so much hype and miscommunication surrounding the technology at the time, I offered readers a guide to use when …
Here’s a simple guide to use when considering blockchain technology for supply chain operations. Blockchain is getting the attention of digital supply chain leaders everywhere. The technology has been described as a game changer that will maximize supply chain efficiency, security and transparency. You may not subscribe to all the hype proclaiming blockchain as the …