All Things Supply Chain

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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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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 4/5/2019 – 4/11/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 4/5/2019 – 4/11/2019

    Walmart adding almost 4,000 new “smart assistants” to its US stores This Tuesday, Walmart announced that it will be adding thousands of new robots to its stores in an effort…

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  • The Easter Bunny Vs Intelligent Supply Chain Systems

    The Easter Bunny Vs Intelligent Supply Chain Systems

    Easter is quickly approaching. Many shops have been selling popular Easter-themed treats and decorations for several months now. The focus of Easter is moving more and more towards sweets and…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 3/29/2019 – 4/4/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 3/29/2019 – 4/4/2019

    Brittany Ferries launches ‘no-deal’ ferry services despite Brexit extension Brittany Ferries has launched the first of its 20-week ‘no-deal’ extra ferry services, which were agreed under a...

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  • The Best Medicine for Hospital Management: Optimized internal Logistics

    The Best Medicine for Hospital Management: Optimized internal Logistics

    When assessing hospitals and other health care institutions, it can be easy to forget that like any other business, they too need to optimize their internal processes and reduce operational…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 3/22/2019 – 3/28/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 3/22/2019 – 3/28/2019

    UPS brings drone delivery to North Carolina hospital campus On Tuesday, UPS began an unmanned drone delivery service to deliver blood samples across the WakeMed hospital campus in Raleigh, North…

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  • Is Blockchain Ready for the Challenge of Managing Complex Supply Chains?

    Is Blockchain Ready for the Challenge of Managing Complex Supply Chains?

    Blockchain – or distributed ledger technology – is most commonly known for being the technological and intellectual basis of the crypto currency ‘bitcoin’, but it has many other applications as…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 3/15/2019 – 3/21/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 3/15/2019 – 3/21/2019

    Aluminum producer hit by “severe” ransomware attack One of the world’s largest aluminum producers Norsk Hydro was hit by a cyber attack late on Monday evening, bringing parts of its…

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  • Robotized automotive yards: When can we expect them?

    Robotized automotive yards: When can we expect them?

    In most sectors today, you’ll often hear about labor shortages for tasks in distribution centers and transport. According to a report by CBRE, U.S. warehouses and distribution centers need to…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 3/8/2019 – 3/14/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 3/8/2019 – 3/14/2019

    Powering ships with residue and waste: CMA CGM to test bio-fuels Leading container operator CMA CGM is planning to test and scale the use of second generation bio-fuel oil in…

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  • Technology in Post and Parcel – Good or Bad?

    Technology in Post and Parcel – Good or Bad?

    What is the role of technology? At first glance, it is a pretty simple question with a simple answer. “To improve the quality of life,” was the main answer given…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 3/1/2019 – 3/7/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 3/1/2019 – 3/7/2019

    UPS launches new “eFulfillment” platform for small and medium sellers UPS recently launched a new eFulfillment platform, connecting small- and medium-sized businesses on 21 different online...

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  • Cold Chain Demand Soars Thanks to This Sweet Treat

    Cold Chain Demand Soars Thanks to This Sweet Treat

    For some time, refrigerated transport and storage was a relatively simple aspect of the supply chain. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t challenging to manage — it most certainly always has…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 2/22/2019 – 2/28/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 2/22/2019 – 2/28/2019

    First overland delivery Europe-China completed in 12 days Dutch company Alblas operated the first overland delivery of European goods to China, which arrived last week, safe and completely intact. It…

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  • Digital twins: How they can optimize the supply chain in the long run

    Digital twins: How they can optimize the supply chain in the long run

    Nowadays, companies must continuously adapt to changing conditions with regard to their supply chain management. However, a lack of available real-time data and responsive planning systems makes...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 2/15/2019 – 2/21/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 2/15/2019 – 2/21/2019

    New RFID system helps robots locate moving objects in milliseconds A significant and potentially dangerous innovation has emerged at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT researchers have...

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  • The Amazing Supply Chain of High Performance Glass

    The Amazing Supply Chain of High Performance Glass

    I am almost positive that every person reading this article has looked through at least one piece of glass today. However, when you hear the word “glass”, your initial association…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 1/11/2019 – 1/17/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 1/11/2019 – 1/17/2019

    U.S. government proposal would loosen restrictions on drones Companies such as Google and Amazon have been testing and developing drones for commercial use for a while now, but a major…

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  • Future Trends in Commercial Shipping

    Future Trends in Commercial Shipping

    The world is changing rapidly, as is the shipping industry. There is an increased focus on boosting the green image of shipping, as well as improving efficiency through emerging technologies.…

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