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One reason I find discussions about "the blockchain" and how it might affect collecting information for supply chain traceability projects fascinating is because opinions about the role it will play are pretty polarized. You either believe a decentralized ledger or database such as blockchain can simplify data verification or you think the current state of pilot-itis is an annoying distraction keeping companies from improving systems already in place. "Let’s get on with it," I can hear many of you declare in frustration.
From Walmart to Amazon, the positive role of collaboration in warehouse management is undisputed, and collaboration is on track to revolutionize tomorrow’s warehouse management standards. In fact, both Amazon and Walmart leveraged warehouse management and supply chain management strategies to grow two of the world’s largest retailers. Meanwhile, the demand for more products, more space and faster delivery windows has refocused the role of warehouse management in successful business, and you need to understand how supply chain disruptions will shape its future.
Autonomous technology continues to make an impact on the supply chain. The autonomous supply chain, as I am writing about it here, applies to moving goods without human intervention (to some degree at least). One of the more interesting examples I have seen is from the Belgian brewery De Halve Maan, which in an effort to reduce congestion on the city streets, built a beer pipeline under the streets. The pipeline is capable of carrying 1,500 gallons of beer an hour at 12 mph to a bottling facility two miles away.
A quick look into the history of warehouse management tells us that it was once a very paper-intensive process, heavily reliant on human beings to co-ordinate the multitude of activities that take place within the warehouse. However, ever-rising customer expectations, e-tailing/omni-channel and the pressure of quicker delivery times, increasing operational complexity along with the unprecedented advancement in smart technologies call for smart warehousing management systems, empowered by the Internet of Things or IoT.
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