The true value of emerging supply chain technologies is their ability to work together to create a fully connected, transparent ecosystem - that is holistic rather than sequential. The system has become more valuable than the technology.
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Industrial Distribution—Some companies are taking a page out of Uber’s book to improve time and cost efficiency in their material handling processes with fleets of responsive autonomous vehicles.
ThomasNet—According to industry trade groups AIA and the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), North American sales of machine vision components and systems, which are typically used in conjunction with robots and other automation equipment, exceeded $2.8 billion last year. Not only is that amount a new record for the industry, but it also represented a 9.2% increase over the previous year.
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SupplyChainBrain—Achieving great success is about three things: Delivering exceptional service levels at the lowest cost possible and managing complexity.
Supply Chain Dive—Greater bandwidth can accommodate up to a million sensors and grease the skids for technology adoption in warehouses.
Supply Chain Digest—A look at manufacturing output, the PMI and value-added data, which paint a picture of conflicting news.
Global Trade Mag—Table image, portraying yourself as stronger than your hand may be, body language, controlling the look in your eyes, displays of sincerity or weakness all are evident in poker and in business negotiations. And just like in poker, good timing and the right move can advance your position when played right in business.
NACS—Norway has become the first country where electric cars have outsold gasoline and diesel vehicles, according to a report in EEnews. Of the news cars sold in the country last month, 58.4% were battery-powered.
BizJournals.com—Lowe’s Cos. Inc. and FedEx Corp. are teaming up to test same-day deliveries made by robots in a few markets this summer. The boxy-shaped robot on wheels will be rolled out in Memphis, Tennessee, and other select markets.