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Simulation and Emulation in Risk Management

You’ve decided it’s time for a new sortation system in an existing building. Perhaps a change in packaging sizes or types is leading you to reconfigure your conveying systems. Or perhaps you have a greenfield project underway. In any case, ...
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Mitigating Risk with Simulation and Emulation

You’ve decided it’s time for a new sortation system in an existing building. Perhaps a change in packaging sizes or types is leading you to reconfigure your conveying systems. Or perhaps you have a greenfield project underway. In any case, ...
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Digitization of Intralogistics

For years, the term “Internet of things,” was the buzzword of choice, making the rounds at trade shows and in supply chain partnerships. While the term has evolved into the “digitization of intralogistics,” in its simplest form, the concept remains ...
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Taking A Holistic Approach To Warehouse Resource Optimization Through Software

Access to automation is no longer limited to the largest companies with the biggest budgets. Rather, as innovative technologies such as mobile automated vehicles, robotics, and automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) have become more flexible and more affordable, mid-sized ...
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How Automated Micro-Fulfillment At The Retail Store Enhances Customer Service

While the retail headlines of 2020 were dominated by unprecedented growth in e-commerce, 2021 has marked the return of the brick-and-mortar store shopper. According to research from The NPD Group, “In 2020, total discretionary retail sales grew 9%; the e-commerce ...
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6 Ways To Build A More Resilient Supply Chain

As it turns out, supply chain disruptions may be the biggest global shift in the post-COVID-19 “new normal.” After all, what business or consumer hasn’t been affected in some way by retail stockouts of essential items, the national labor shortage, ...
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Retailers Adapt Traditional Footprint To Accommodate Curbside Pickup

U.S. consumers spent more than $861 billion online in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, according to Digital Commerce 360. That represents a 44% year-over-year jump and the highest annual U.S. e-commerce growth in 20 years. Part of that growth ...
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E-Grocery Growing Pains? How Automation Provides A Cure

In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and spread globally, tens of millions of U.S. consumers tried online grocery shoppers for the first time — and liked it. According to eMarketer, “Online grocery sales grew 54.0% in 2020 to reach ...
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Big Data Analytics And Its Value Across Supply Chain Operations

When successfully harnessed and leveraged, Big Data can give organizations insights into their business operations that enable better decision-making and add value across throughout supply chains, according to a white paper written by Oklahoma State University School of Industrial Engineering ...
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Six Ways Automation Addresses Old And New Labor Issues

Staffing distribution centers and warehouses was challenging even before COVID-19 emerged in 2020, as unemployment rates have remained historically low over the past several years while competition for scarce workers drove wages increasingly higher. With the onset of the pandemic ...