Robots in Supply Chain & Logistics

Over the last several months, we’ve provided some information on robots in the supply chain and logistics industry. Recently, we compiled all of it and decided to present it here for ease of use for a broad view of what we have on our site. White Paper: Here is a white paper ...

Supply Chain & Logistics Recap

Uber to Build Up Freight The Verge reported Uber spend $200 million annually and hire thousands of employees to set up its young long-haul trucking venture, Uber Freight. The business will be located in their downtown Chicago office with 2,000 employees they are hiring over the next ...

Supply Chain & Logistics Recap

More Robots We’ve been reading (and writing) about robots a lot lately. Partner Steve Mulaik recently wrote a white paper Getting Robots to Pay for Themselves, which you can download here. However, this story by Amazon is causing some buzz because an ExtremeTech article states ...

Supply Chain & Logistics Recap

Chick-Fil-A Expanding with its First Distribution Center The company has purchased 50 acres in northwest Cobb County (home of the Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park) plans to use the facility to serve up to 300 restaurants. The AJC reported that the new DC will allow it to “continue ...

Supply Chain & Logistics Recap and the #WERC Conference

This week we were attending, presenting and exhibiting at the WERC conference at the convention center in Columbus, OH. On Monday, Partner Robert Ouellette and Peter Kok, VP Global Supply Chain Management from Carter’s Inc, presented: Automated Facilities: Synchronize and ...

BOPUS & the Rise of eCommerce Lockers Discussed at #OpsSummit

Recent research has shown that 68% of consumers will abandon a market basket if the seller does not offer free shipping. An emerging shopping option—Buy Online, Pick Up at Store (or “BOPUS”)—is acclimating consumers to the idea of using onsite lockers where consumers can pick up the ...

How to Go True Multi-Channel—The Lucky Brand Experience

At the #OpsSummit it was interesting to learn that successful blue jean maker Lucky Brand is addressing its eCommerce challenges using a slightly different approach, called Buy Online Pick In Store (or “BOPIS”). BOPIS means the customer may not pick up a previously purchased item at ...

Supply Chain & Logistics Recap

The weather can’t seem to make up its mind, logistics and travel impacted again in parts of the country. Logistics News has this article that brings up an interesting angle to technology and innovation being a draw for younger people. John McDonald of ClearObject writes, ...

NRF Big Show Observations

A quick recap of the @NRF Big Show conference.

Supply Chain & Logistics Recap

America building taller buildings Moving up to taller buildings is what developers are hoping will attract eCommerce organizations. They are building multi-story warehouses (WSJ story, limited reads per month) maximizing capacity in tight square footage. Buildings like this are ...


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