Warehousing, Blockchain and automation are the topics for this week’s Supply Chain & Logistics Recap. We hope you are enjoying your Summer, and for some of you, getting ready for some time off for July 4 holiday next week.

  • Latin America for warehousing? Supply Chain Drive reports, “A booming e-commerce market is attracting warehouses, but politics and infrastructure pose challenges.” While both Amazon and DHL are making plans to open warehouses in Latin America, there are NAFTA complications along with potential infrastructure issues that are being analyzed.
  • Microsoft & Blockchain. The Daily Hodl is reporting in a piece that just went live a couple of hours ago, that Microsoft is planning to cut costs by beginning the process of using Blockchain to manage payments for gaming developers. Lucas Mearian, Senior Reporter with Computerworld, wrote, “Blockchain is poised to change IT in much the same way open-source software did a quarter of a century ago. And in the same way that Linux took more than a decade to become a cornerstone in modern application development, Blockchain will take years to become a lower cost, more efficient way to share information between open and private networks.” We are keeping our eye on Blockchain news at Argon & Co North America. We noticed, just yesterday, this article about the global food supply chain.
  • Automation feasibility. A few days ago we sent an email to clients and prospects to let them know that Argon & Co offers unbiased advice on automation feasibility so we read this piece with interest.  We and our clients know what is posted by Industry Week, “…it is critically important to remember that automation does not provide a one-size-fits-all answer to every organization’s needs. It’s really up to each company to do its due diligence to see if automation makes economic sense.”

As of September 8, 2020, Crimson & Co (formerly The Progress Group/TPG) has rebranded as Argon & Co following the successful merger with Argon Consulting in April 2018. 

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