October 2018 Archive

October 19, 2018
DB Schenker has integrated its eSchenker portal with what3words

what3words splits the world into 3×3 meter squares, and provide a three-word address for each one of them, helping people navigate better and more accurately. Through the association with what3words, DB Schenker’s customers can now optimize their supply chains by specifying accurate pick-up and drop-off points using three-word addresses.

October 17, 2018
How Robots and Drones Will Change Retail Forever (WSJ)

What if you could store and deliver goods as easily as data? Amazon, Walmart and others are using AI and robotics to transform everything from appliance shopping to grocery delivery. Welcome to the physical cloud.

October 12, 2018
What happened to RFID in the Supply Chain?

Despite the bad publicity related to the Walmart mandate, RFID has been making inroads in the supply chain.

October 5, 2018
Campbell in Talks to Sell Fresh Unit (WSJ)

Campbell Soup Co. is struggling to keep things fresh. Campbell has been plagued by supply chain issues since buying Bolthouse Farms six years ago to boost its fresh foods unit and is now looking to sell off the entire fresh division. Fresh foods like carrots and refrigerated juices require supply chain capabilities that differ drastically from what Campbell built for its long-lasting canned soups and cookies businesses, and weak carrot harvests and juice recalls didn’t help Bolthouse’s sales and its relationships with retailers. Campbell’s experience highlights the critical differences in seemingly similar supply chains, where the discipline of managing processed foods doesn’t match the need for speed in fresh food.