All Things Supply Chain

Supply Chain trends, best practices, news and much more!

  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 6/7/2019 – 6/13/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 6/7/2019 – 6/13/2019

    Walmart delivers directly to your fridge “Imagine keeping homes in stock like we do stores.” Walmart just announced that it is launching its own in-home delivery service this fall. Customers…

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  • Material Handling of Today (Does it have a future?)

    Material Handling of Today (Does it have a future?)

    Every industry experiences change because of rapidly evolving technology. Material handling is one business that will see some of its core tenets drastically changed, whether it happens for better or…

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  • The Rise of Collaborative Robots

    The Rise of Collaborative Robots

    As the fourth industrial revolution, known by some as Industry 4.0, continues to transform the supply chain, companies must aim to increase productivity and improve estate utilization by...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 5/29/2019 – 6/6/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 5/29/2019 – 6/6/2019

    Amazon’s “Clicks and Mortar” pilot High streets in the UK have been hit particularly hard in recent years by a crisis, for which internet shopping and e-tail giants, such as…

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  • From Drones to Blockchain – Cutting-edge Tech is Molding the Future of Supply Chains

    From Drones to Blockchain – Cutting-edge Tech is Molding the Future of Supply Chains

    Efficient transport of goods to factories and customers forms the backbone of the global economy. But as supply chains become increasingly international and shoppers demand faster deliveries,...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 5/24/2019 – 5/29/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 5/24/2019 – 5/29/2019

    World’s largest cargo carriers now on board with TradeLens platform Despite the skepticism surrounding IBM and Maersk’s “ownership” of the blockchain platform TradeLens, two of the largest...

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  • Terminals and ports solely responsible for data standards and sharing

    Terminals and ports solely responsible for data standards and sharing

    It has been a couple of weeks now since Port Technology’s Container Terminal Automation Conference (CTAC) 2019 wrapped up and as I sit here and consider what I took away.…

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  • Digital Opportunities for Freight Forwarding

    Digital Opportunities for Freight Forwarding

    Freight and logistics companies can benefit from digital technologies just like any other. In the digital age, where customers expect maximum transparency and lightning-quick turnarounds,...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 5/17/2019 – 5/23/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 5/17/2019 – 5/23/2019

    UPS makes huge RNG purchase UPS just placed what it claims to be the largest order for renewable natural gas (RNG) in US history. The logistics giant has agreed on…

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  • The World Mail & Express Europe Conference 2019

    The World Mail & Express Europe Conference 2019

    The All Things Supply Chain blog recommends our readers involved in post and parcel logistics to mark June 17th to 19th in their calendars since the WMX Europe 2019 will…

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  • AI is coming. How can it optimize internal logistics?

    AI is coming. How can it optimize internal logistics?

    Last week in the USA alone, 18.4 million people watched the penultimate “Game of Thrones” episode which was a record audience for the show. Although, I’m sure that the last…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 5/10/2019 – 5/16/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 5/10/2019 – 5/16/2019

    Amazon installs robot packing system that will replace workers E-commerce giant Amazon is rolling out robot packing machines to automate a key part of its order fulfillment process. The new…

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  • Event Preview: SCi Week 2019

    Event Preview: SCi Week 2019

    ‘Your path to end-to-end intelligent supply chains: Efficiency, visibility and agility.’ There’s no doubt that companies can greatly benefit from intelligent end-to-end supply chain management....

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  • The Amazing Supply Chain of Honey

    The Amazing Supply Chain of Honey

    It is difficult to say exactly how long honey has been around for. Some sources say that honey bees have been on the planet for around 40 million years, while…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 5/3/2019 – 5/9/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 5/3/2019 – 5/9/2019

    FAA report estimates huge growth in commercial drone market Due to recent regulatory progress, the subject of commercial drones is a piping hot topic in the industry right now. In…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 4/26/2019 – 5/2/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 4/26/2019 – 5/2/2019

    Amazon set to disrupt shipping industry with new brokerage platform Not long after Amazon’s announcement about its plans to make 1-day shipping the default for Prime members, the company launched…

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  • Savior, Slave or Sidekick: What is your perspective on automation?

    Savior, Slave or Sidekick: What is your perspective on automation?

    Automation has become a ‘catch-all’ term for the use of technology to address a range of tasks and business objectives. Although the whole business world has been swept up in…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 4/19/2019 – 4/25/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 4/19/2019 – 4/25/2019

    Walmart & HSBC offer financial incentives to cut supply chain emissions Retail giant Walmart has partnered with HSBC to launch a new green financing program, which offers its suppliers favorable…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 4/12/2019 – 4/18/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 4/12/2019 – 4/18/2019

    JD Logistics cracks under pressure It looks like JD.com’s logistics unit is cracking under the pressure of its high internal costs. JD founder and chief executive Richard Liu said that…

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  • Hybrid Environments with Driverless Transport Systems

    Hybrid Environments with Driverless Transport Systems

    Short lead times, low stock levels and high flexibility – these goals are becoming increasingly important when it comes to internal material flow. Driverless transport systems open up new...

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