Amazon has scooped up a minority stake in a cargo airline that operates a portion of its fast-growing air-cargo division, the latest sign of the retailer’s long-term ambitions to expand its air-freight operations.
The U.S. has about 21,000 independent community pharmacies, and a majority of owners are still waiting for COVID-19 vaccine supply — some having spent tens of thousands of dollars to prepare for the rollout.
Years from now when the pandemic’s impact on global business is analyzed, it’s likely that the most lucrative change will be how it pushed — or actually shoved — massive markets into the modern e-commerce era.
U.S. freight railroads are trying to take advantage of a train enthusiast president who’s concerned about global warming with a lobbying campaign depicting their industry as a solution to climate change.
Dismas Locaria, partner in the law firm of Venable LLP, explains the substance and impact of President Biden’s executive order for tighter enforcement of “buy American” rules for government procurement.
Cheryl Druehl, associate professor of operations management at George Mason University’s School of Business, details the many ways that distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine went wrong — and the lessons to be learned from it.
Bobby Holland, vice president and director of freight data solutions with U.S. Bank, reports improved results for the number of freight shipments and amount spent by shippers in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Andy Webster, global capital projects lead with Accenture Industry X, discusses recent research showing that many engineering and construction firms are failing to realize the full value of their digitization efforts.
The final mile or outbound shipping function has been an area of strong focus for businesses in recent years with the relentless growth of ecommerce and changes in consumer buying patterns. But the COVID-19 pandemic has now highlighted both the fragility and the importance of international supply chains, the 'first mile', where technology focus has lagged in the past.
Join us to hear how a global network platform is critical for effective international freight management, and how the global network model can improve final mile operations, without the need to rip-and-replace existing TMS solutions.
You will learn:
How to prioritize TMS investments today?
How to assess your logistics maturity for tech fit?
Should you blend inbound and outbound freight operations?
What recent changes in logistics are likely to be permanent?
Monica Truelsch, Senior Director, Solution Strategy for Transportation, Infor
Join Bob Bowman, managing editor of SupplyChainBrain, as he moderates a lively panel discussion with forward-thinking leaders who are looking to swap tips and share stories to inspire and invigorate your plans for automation. Distributors are tight on budget, their workforces are strained and often they don’t know where to start when building (or rebuilding) their warehouse operations. At the same time, the decisions made early on can make or break how your workforce performs and your business grows. Whether you are just starting to build your warehouse strategies, or want to start over, join this webinar and be ready to leave with the top approaches to turn your warehouse into a powerful automation machine for years to come.
• Identify the essential criteria for warehouse automation.
• Distinguish ways to prepare, evaluate and implement warehouse automation.
• Describe future warehouse automation options.
Bill Denbigh, Sr. Dir. Product Marketing, tecsys
Guy Courtin, Head of Global Alliances, 6 River Systems, Inc.
Tom Campbell, Chief Strategy Officer, Capacity, LLC
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:00 to Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time
Sandow’s Material Bank, the world’s largest B2B material marketplace for architecture and design, offers designers the ability to sample hundreds of materials from all over the globe. Material Bank promises their high-profile clientele samples will be in in hand by 10:30 am the next day in one single box, at no additional cost.
To successfully deliver sample orders on-time, in-full, and at no charge to the customer, Material Bank pressed to continuously improving operational efficiency and order accuracy while driving down operating costs.
To meet these aggressive goals, Material Bank implemented Locus Robotics Multi-Bot Fulfillment Solution to increase operational flexibility and decrease employee walking time, enabling associates to pick a very diverse group of materials quickly and accurately.
Hear firsthand how Material Bank worked with Locus to implement its robotic fulfillment solution in their new 74,000 square foot warehouse and how the technology is being utilized to deliver the highest levels of efficiency and customer service.
Join Locus Robotics and SupplyChainBrain to learn:
• Best practices for evaluating and adopting co-bots into a greenfield environment
• How robots leverage your current workforce to get orders out the door 2x-3x faster with 100% accuracy
• How to efficiently scale to meet periods of high-demand and priority shipping deadlines without driving up costs or hiring temporary labor.
Karen Leavitt, CMO, Locus Robotics
Farshid Tafazzoli, Chief Business Officer, Material Bank
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:00 to Monday, May 17, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time
As the coronavirus outbreak has spread, unparalleled challenges have arisen for food and beverage companies all over the world. Extraordinary measures have been taken to keep the food supply chain safe, efficient, and productive.
Industry leaders, with agile solutions, are swiftly changing their approach to mitigate the fallout of the pandemic; further cementing them as leaders in the post-pandemic world.
Yet many companies are still learning to cope with the new realities of the crisis. The need to quickly identify, develop, and adopt new capabilities that ensure long-term resiliency is ever present on everyone’s mind.
For manufacturers and distributors of Food & Beverage, the new normal is characterized by a variety of factors that include:
Consumer demand, both in the volume and variety of manufactured goods consumed
Direct to consumer demand, and the disruption to transportation / delivery networks
Workforce availability (health), composition, and location
Regional/global pandemic restrictions to the food supply chain
Raw material and component inventory shortages affecting production, with resulting inventory shortages impacting manufacturing and distribution companies’ sales
This webinar will discuss some of the key factors involved in building a more resilient post-pandemic Food & Beverage supply chain in 2021 and beyond, including:
Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic
Accelerating technology implementation to improve agility
Methods for developing a more proactive supply chain network
Building trust into supply chain practices
John Flemming, Director, Information Technology, Chapman's Ice Cream
Doug Mefford, Product Marketing Director, Generix Group North America
Phil Gautrin, General Manager, Generix Group North America
Today’s end customer demands a level of service that can only be achieved through deep collaboration among partners. And the role of the marine terminal — with its reliance on state-of-the-art technology, innovative cargo-handling methods, and deep expertise in optimal routing — is more critical than ever before.
What does it mean to be a supplier for a supermarket like Whole Foods and how has that changed now that they’re part of the Amazon juggernaut? This whitepaper provides insights on the changing supermarket landscape, impacts on supply chains and actionable ideas on how to be successful.