CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Technology
July 17, 2019

Logistics tech firm builds underground, automated warehouse

Site in parking garage will support one-hour grocery delivery in Tel Aviv, CommonSense Robotics says.

Global WMS market to reach $5 billion

E-commerce explosion will drive 14 percent growth rate in spending, create 57,000 new warehouses globally by 2025, study shows.

Mobility, partial automation dominate in the warehouse

By 2024, six out of 10 companies will use warehouse automation to enhance the human element, not replace it, Zebra Technologies study shows.

Commentary: Challenging the warehouse management system implementation paradigm

Warehouse management systems have come a long way from the 1980s and 1990s. So why are so many companies still asking for customizations? Here's the case for no modifications in WMS implementations.

Hackett Group names 2019 Digital Award winners

Consulting firm honors companies on the cutting edge of smart automation, robotic process automation, cognitive computing, and analytics.

Report: Autonomous supply chains on the way

Half of executives surveyed say they expect fully automated supply chains by 2025, EY Americas study shows.

The most important supply chain software that you don't know much about

Distributed order management systems have been around since the 1990s and have proven to be essential for conducting omnichannel fulfillment. But many supply chain managers still do not know the full range of applications that the software can provide.

AI leads the way in supply chain technology, survey shows

Real-time visibility is the top supply chain priority in 2019, driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning, JDA/KPMG survey reveals.

Is demand planning ready for AI?

Many companies are excited about the possibility that artificial intelligence could improve the accuracy of their demand plans. However, there are several significant hurdles that they must overcome first.

Gartner: Before you dive into digital, be sure you have a strong foundation

Keynote presenters at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference dream of a future where the digital and physical supply chains are combined, but caution that most companies are not there yet.

Which emerging technologies will help you meet your supply chain challenges?

The number of supply chain technologies keeps proliferating. But which ones should companies invest in now, and which ones are not yet ready for prime time?

Verizon: hackers are targeting C-level executives with social engineering attacks

Cybercrime endangers supply chain information, cloud-based solutions, customer data, report says.

Study measures pain points of digital transformation

Firms report disruption as they adopt upgrades such as collocated data centers, cloud computing, and third-party security, Avant says.

Warehouse robotics on the rise

Study shows an 18 percent increase in testing of warehouse robotics in 2019.

Transplace and Riskpulse team up on predictive analytics

Partnership could generate savings by improving risk analytics, firms say.

Infor rebrands GT Nexus digital network as Infor Nexus

Supply chain solution combines AI, IoT and advanced visualization to provide real-time visibility and predictive intelligence, company says.

Report: 50,000 warehouses to recruit robots by 2025

DCs look to automation to handle the crush of e-commerce fulfillment volumes.

Oracle updates Supply Chain Management Cloud for team communication

Blockchain tools will enable era of supply chain transparency, firm says.

Companies honored for blockchain-enabled traceability initiative

Trade group recognizes five companies for their work on the MediLedger Project, aimed at improving supply chain efficiency, effectiveness and safety.

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Amazon to invest in "upskill" training
Online retailer to invest $700 million to train employees for in-demand jobs across the organization, including at its fulfillment centers and in its transportation network.

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June retail sales beat forecasts despite tariff stress, NRF finds
NRF also predicts families will spend more than ever on back-to-school purchases this fall.

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CBRE: logistics real estate supply ticked up slightly in second quarter
Expansion breaks nearly nine-year trend of declining warehouse space in historically tight market.

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Small retailers try to put their personal stamp on Amazon's "Prime Day"
Impact of summer shopping peak sends ripples felt by competitors and carriers outside e-commerce giant's own network.

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Logistics tech firm builds underground, automated warehouse
Site in parking garage will support one-hour grocery delivery in Tel Aviv, CommonSense Robotics says.

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Tropical Storm Barry menaces Gulf Coast with threat of heavy rain
Port of New Orleans to close container and breakbulk terminals by noon on Friday.

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Companies stalled on the road to full e-commerce implementation
Study shows that 60 percent of B2B companies and 70 percent of B2C companies have not yet fully implemented their e-commerce strategies.

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Hub Group expands in Chicago
Transportation solutions company breaks ground on a second building, doubling the footprint at its Oak Brook, Ill., headquarters.

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Retailers ease off on import rush as administration delays tariff threat
NRF, Hackett report shows May container imports were up 6 percent from April but rose just 1.4 percent year-over-year.

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Logistics industry growth slows in June
Logistics Manager's Index reaches historic low of 56, driven by slowdowns in warehouse prices, transportation capacity, and transportation utilization, monthly study shows.

CSCMP Notebook
CSCMP looks to give military veterans the EDGE
Veterans interested in a career in logistics and supply chain management can apply until June 1 for free CSCMP benefits.

CSCMP to unveil 30th Annual State of Logistics Report in June
This year's report will be released June 18, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

NASSTRAC spring meeting to focus on federal regulations and legislation
In addition to a full day of educational sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with congressional leaders and discuss topics affecting transportation.

CSCMP's annual conference is looking toward the future
CSCMP EDGE Conference and Exhibition will be held in Anaheim, California September 15 - 18.

How customer experience is driving supply chain innovation
CSCMP's Hot Topic publication explores why innovation and customer experience are key factors for all businesses.

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