Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, reviewed the documentation on the medical equipment supply chain control tower and found that automation is needed for it to be successful. “It sounds very sexy. … But from what I’ve seen, they don’t even have the basics required to support it,” said Handfield. “It’s a
From SKU proliferation, to e-commerce, to increasing customer demand, changes and trends in today’s supply chains have significantly complicated the warehousing industry. Now, as warehousing organizations look for new ways to stay ahead of these shifts and challenges, many are embracing automation technology to drive new efficiencies. However, when it comes to automating their warehouse,
Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and other forms of automation are catching on quickly in the warehouse, as operators strive to become more efficient while coping with labor shortages, says Chris Anton, executive vice president of global sales with Snapfulfil. SCB: Why do think automation is taking hold so quickly in the distribution and supply-chain industry?
At a time when global supply chains and trade flows are being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand patterns are changing rapidly, many businesses are looking to inject more agility into their systems and processes. The World Trade Organization anticipates international merchandise trade will fall by between 13% and 32% during 2020, and almost all
Aera Technology announced the Aera Cognitive Operating System, a cloud platform for Cognitive Automation. Aera is the industry’s first Cognitive Operating System that enables the Self-Driving Enterprise. Aera combines both internal and external data across the enterprise, applies science to derive insights and recommendations, digitizes and augments decision processes and operationalizes change by digitizing institutional expertise and experience. Aera’s