30/10/2018 12:56 | Share
Brazil’s highly biodiverse Cerrado is being destroyed for soybean production, conservationists say.
30/10/2018 08:16 | Share
Many companies have already integrated autonomous robots into their supply chain, however, for some companies considering launching an autonomous robot strategy it can be intimidating, here are five examples of how autonomous robots and drones can work to streamline your supply chain operations.
21/10/2018 18:32 | Share
An article in the Wall Street Journal (October 17, 2018) titled “No More Mail Privilege for China as U.S. to end deep discounts in packages” describes the classification of China as a “tier 3” country while the U.S. is a “tier 1” country, thus permitting subsidized postal rates, from 40% to 70% reduced rates, from China to the U.S. These shipments are small packages, weighing 4.4 lbs or less,from auto parts to jewelry to housewares. Does this one way subsidy provide an unfair advantage to Chinese companies over the US or a reduction in supply costs for users of these products ? Will making the transport costs symmetric in both directions result in fairer supply chain flows ? Should similar actions be taken with Singapore and other countries too ?
21/10/2018 18:18 | Share
An article in finance.yahoo.com titled “Walmart’s grocery warehouse worker of the future will have a STEM background” discussed the new warehouse in Shafter, California that will use automation to get eggs, diary and frozen goods to warehouse employees pick rather than having workers lift over 2,000 cases per shift. The result is an estimated 40% increase in product movement, and lower costs. Will Walmart use these cost savings to decrease consumer prices or increase it thin margins for grocery ? Will the additional skill levels required to operate these warehouses result in current workers getting upskilled or a newer type of warehouse employee ?