As companies seek out options that allow them to streamline operations and reduce costs, many have turned to an emerging technology called robotic process automation (RPA). Robotic process automation gives businesses the option to automate mundane rules-based business processes and frees up staff to spend more time on face-to-face interactions, direct contact with customers, or

Business intelligence (BI) tools transform the raw data collected by logistics technologies into meaningful reports and predictions that managers can use to take actions for a more optimized supply chain. Business intelligence is just that: intelligence that makes business smarter and better. These tools can help gather insight into the inner workings of complex, ever-changing

The “future” of logistics is happening faster than anticipated. All of those “five-year predictions” we saw last year are suddenly being implemented in the past few months at unprecedented speeds as companies strive eagerly to implement better supply chain management efforts for the future. COVID-19 is teaching us to expect the unexpected, prioritize risk management,

The May Cass Freight Index shows that the COVID-19 impact on the logistics industry hasn’t and isn’t slowing down. There are still major implications on freight volumes and expenditures at a recessionary level due to the pandemic shutdown. In fact, this recent Cass report states that these numbers actually mark the worst market reading since

Responses, both necessary and unnecessary, to the COVID-19 pandemic have threatened the strength of the supply chain model. The future of the supply chain will demand a higher level of connectivity and transparency in order to function, let alone thrive. The future of “connectivity” will be twofold: the inter-connection and transparency between supply chain partners

When we address modern manufacturing and automation, one of the first and foremost types of robots mentioned is the pick and place robot. These particular robots serve the purpose of speeding up the process of picking up parts or items and placing them in another location. These helpful robots are used to handle repetitive tasks

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a radical change in the entire supply chain, especially forcing transporters and retailers to rethink the strategies behind their last-mile deliveries. Companies are searching for ways to provide fast and timely deliveries (faster than ever before) while minimizing the contact between humans, both on the backend in distribution centers as

The loading and unloading of cargo is a dangerous process that can cause serious injury or even fatality to warehouse workers if it is not performed with care. Docks can often get congested, tight, and busy, and there are a lot of things that can go wrong. Safety should always be the top priority for

Supply chain managers have always been faced with a unique set of supply chain challenges, it’s something they deal with on a daily basis. However, if we fast-forward to 2020, they are now facing a dramatic increase in the difficulties involved in not only creating but also retaining efficient, effective operating methods in times of

Among the various technologies designed to make the picking process in warehouses more accurate and functional, voice systems, also known as pick-by-voice or voice-directed warehousing, have been shown to have some of the best benefits in regards to streamlining the picking process.  Voice systems work in a unique way to improve efficiency and accuracy of

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