With material shortages and demand volatility becoming the new normal, as we’ve seen with COVID-19, companies are implementing new strategies to keep their organizations nimble and their supply chains operational no matter the situation. The right supply chain best practices can pivot your organization from being overwhelmed by demand spikes to utilizing them to improve your business. This playbook outlines three simple steps for companies to follow for reducing costs, streamlining operations, and capturing revenue. Proper supply chain management technology, like that provided by Elementum, allows companies to discard outdated and inefficient supply chain management practices, replacing them with control and insight that drives an optimized response from your organization in real-time. With the right operating cadence in place, your company can establish more efficient S&OP processes that address outstanding supply chain incidents, assign responsibility, and bring issues to faster resolution. In order to catalyze and adhere to these supply chain best practices, empowering a Supply Chain Hero—a go-to agent for driving change and upholding accountability—can ensure business objectives are realized. By following the three-step formula outlined in this playbook, organizations can meet the same success as a $1B+ consumer goods manufacturer that relied upon Elementum to help with supply shock and surge requests caused by COVID-19. This company found that integrating a supply chain services management platform to their S&OP process clarified companywide communication, addressed supply chain disruption root causes, increased incident resolution rates, and allowed them to stay on top of increased demand spikes. Even in a rapidly changing environment, like we have seen with COVID-19, it is still possible to lean into change and optimize your business with the right technology and best practices. Read the full playbook to learn how Elementum’s platform gives supply chain professionals the power to better manage and resolve day-to-day operational challenges, while meeting the exceptional demands presented by the times at hand.
Rapid shifts in consumer behavior are placing a huge strain on all aspects of supply chains. Flexible automation systems allow your organization to react nimbly to the ever-changing environment while getting your operations ready to respond to whatever comes next.
Stop losing ground and get started quickly with the Vecna Robotics’ Quick Start Guide. In this guide, you’ll learn about out-of-the-box Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) packages based on three most frequently deployed use case scenarios. Begin with a simple installation to learn the system’s capabilities, evaluate early results, adapt and scale. Through Vecna Robotics’ Quick Start program, you will:
Identify the best use case(s) for using AMRs in your facility
Determine which AMR platform is best for your operation
Integrate automation into your workflows, and train staff on new processes
Gather data and gain insights into simple workflow efficiencies
Get site-and operation-specific feedback to inform your future automation strategy
Get to know the differences between AGVs, VGVs, and AMRs.
Self-driving industrial vehicles like tuggers, pallet jacks, and forklifts are used to increase efficiency in material handling operations. For years, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Vision or Virtually-Guided Vehicles (VGVs) have been the only players in the warehouse automation market. Companies are now turning to a more intelligent and nimble solution: Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs). Vecna Robotics brings high-capacity AMRs to warehouse and manufacturing facilities, to intelligently navigate spaces, safely execute tasks, and increase throughput.
Understanding the distinctions among these solutions will help you assess which vehicle platform will provide the highest performance for your operation. Download the infographic to see the side-by-side comparisons and learn more about each vehicle.
Vecna Robotics’ Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) have helped leading global supply chain operator, GEODIS, improve put-away productivity by 30%. The company was proactively looking for ways to enhance their material handling processes in distribution centers when in the fall of 2019, they began researching solutions to make jobs safer while increasing efficiency and throughput. As a 3PL company, GEODIS handles many different operations within its distribution centers. In order to increase overall productivity, GEODIS determined that the flexibility offered by Vecna Robotics would be ideal for the complex operation in their dynamic workflows. After assessing various systems, GEODIS engaged with Vecna Robotics. Download the case study to learn more.
Challenge: As consumer preferences shifted to healthier foods, this specialty food group’s leaders recognized that change was needed. Without changing how the business operated, the company could not continue its stellar history as a top quartile financial performer in its industry.
Challenge: A customer operating on BluJay’s transportation management system experienced volume increases peaking weekly at 50% year-over-year, driven by COVID-19 and shifts in consumer demand. This created an immediate need to scale carrier procurement efforts to support increased load volumes, while keeping costs in line and meeting customer service expectations.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:00 to Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:00
In today's environment every aspect of transportation is facing challenges. Shippers are presented with load coverage limitations, routing decisions and capacity challenges. Not to mention the feat to maintain safe working environments via no contact processes. Flexible technology can help you stay safe, find load coverage and carrier capacity.
Join SupplyChainBrain and BluJay Solutions in this one hour webinar to learn about:
- The current climate of COVID-19 and the impact it continues to have on the supply chain
- How you can implement no contact check in and check out processes for the warehouse
- Technology that can help shippers find capacity and carriers find loads
- Examples of shippers taking advantage of managed transportation services to keep their product moving and on the shelves
Brian Zirbes, Business Product Owner, BluJay Solutions
Steve Williamson, Director, Solution Consulting, BluJay Solutions