It’s been a couple of weeks since we checked in. We posted our first piece in Getting Started in Lean Supply Chain Operations, Step 1 of 5. It’s been well-received and we’re looking forward to sharing the follow-up pieces to the first one! So stay tuned!
We are happy to be back to our regularly scheduled posting schedule of our Recap and blogging.
- The Amazon buyout of Whole Foods still has everyone talking. There are discussions about how it will change brick and mortar locations and now here is an article on how it could impact trucking. TruckingInfo.com reports, ” They could potentially transform almost every aspect of our economy and long-held models of consumer behavior. And certainly, no market segment will be hit harder, or sooner, than logistics and transportation.”
- SupplyChainDigest has posted a video on Supply Chain News Makers Video Series. Gartner’s Dwight Klappich on Highlights from the 2017 Supply Chain Study.
- Modern Materials Handling has an article on Robotic Piece Picking and how it’s hitting its tipping point. They report that first companies have to figure out their robotic “packability” and evaluate if it’s doable for their particular SKUs. Yaro Tenzer, co-founder of RightHand Robotics, the industries that work best with robotics are pharmaceutical, grocery, and health and beauty.
- Today it was reported by Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor from Supply Chain Management Review that the U.S. Infrastructure is “healthy.” Things are solid, with slow growth in some areas and more in others.
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