How Sensors Are Moving Materials Handling Toward Safe Automation

This is the first article in a two-part series The Industry 4.0 revolution is enabling new levels of automation, including a new generation of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) for use in the first wave of smart manufacturing and distribution facilities. This revolution also requires new ways of thinking across all aspects of materials handling, especially when…

How Intel’s Using the Smart Factory to Improve the Supply Chain

Significant change is coming to the manufacturing arena. As artificial intelligence, the industrial IoT and the smart factory begin to transform production, Intel Corp. is gauging the impact such technologies will have on manufacturing and the supply chain — and the humans that oversee these complex operations. The benefits of smart factories are many: autonomous…

JAGGAER, Chainalytics Partner to Transform the Logistics Process

JAGGAER, a leader in indirect and direct Source-to-Pay (S2P) spend management solutions, and Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence, today announce their partnership to transform the logistics process for their collective transportation customers and clients as part of JAGGAER’s Select Partner Program. The partnership combines Chainalytics’ renowned supply chain and…

DHL, Huawei Partner on Logistics IoT Solution

DHL Supply Chain together with Huawei Technologies has launched a Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) application at an automotive site in Liuzhou, China. Leveraging existing infrastructure and limited investments, the implemented IoT solution is designed to facilitate and streamline yard management for inbound-to-manufacturing logistics, leading to significant improvements in inbound processing time at the site.…

Fulfillment is the New Battleground in E-Commerce

Thanks to Amazon.com, a customer’s online buying experience is every bit as important as the item that’s acquired. E-commerce b2b capabilities have been lagging b2c, prompting companies to look for ways they can provide fast, accurate and inexpensive delivery options. Innovators have been looking at the logistics space where there’s lots of opportunity for improvement (See…

High-Tech Tackles Logistics

High-tech companies are developing leading-edge solutions to improve a variety of functions in logistics—a complex web of freight movers, third-party logistics companies and parcel delivery services. Here are a handful of companies that have recently launched logistics-related products and services: Freightos has developed an online marketplace that gives importers and exporters on-demand access to global freight services. Freight forwarders,…