Warehouse automation is a process wherein you automate inventory movement within and outside of the warehouse. As a result of a warehouse automation project, businesses are able to eliminate or reduce labor-intensive duties. However, warehouse automation does not entirely require biological or robotic automation. In such cases, it would simply refer to the use of software to replace the manual tasks that a worker does.
Supply and demand are what drives the entire supply chain industry, netting billions of dollars every year. When it’s your job to be on the supply side of things, you’ll notice that customer demand often includes seasonal stock. Seasonal stock can make up part of your supply chain, or you might specialize in the providing of seasonal goods. How can seasonal inventory be managed for year-round supply? Read more below to find out how managing seasonal inventory can be more effectively handled if you’re in the supply business.
Warehouse management is always complex and fraught with issues. Even one that is well managed will run into warehouse problems on occasion. Many companies work with 3PL’s to help minimize their workload and reduce the number of issues they face along their supply chain. There is no single solution that will work for every warehouse or even every 3PL. The effective methods often depend on the warehouse, the 3PL, and the nature of the supply chain itself. Continue reading
We live on the precipice of huge change. The rate of technological development is beginning to outpace our ability to measure or predict it, and very soon we might reach the point of no return: the singularity. This is the point at which technology becomes self-perpetuating. Where new breakthroughs and developments come at an increasingly fast pace, such that the world as we know it is completely transformed.