Distribution & Logistics

What's Driving a Hot Leasing Market for Industrial Properties?

Posted by Sean Murphy on April 12, 2019

Looking for companies to lease your warehouse or empty retail space? Increase your chances by targeting e-commerce and logistics companies. According to a new CBRE report, these companies dominated warehouse deals in 2018. Together, they took up 61 out of the 100 largest…

What You Need to Know About Supply Chain Blockchain Technology

Posted by Sean Murphy on March 8, 2019

You've probably heard the phrase "blockchain technology" tossed around a bit lately. But what is blockchain technology? How does it affect procurement? This video from Wired does a superb job of describing blockchain technology. In it, researcher Bettina Warburg explains it…

What's New in Supply Chain News That You Need to Know About?

Posted by Sean Murphy on March 4, 2019

Distribution facilities want to automate "piece picking." This process involves robots selecting specific items and placing them in boxes rather than selecting an entire case. Why hasn't it happened by now? Because it's an expensive part of the order fulfillment process and it…

Can You Trust Your Security Guards with Important Documents?

Posted by Sean Murphy on February 20, 2019

There are good reasons to hire security guards to protect your business and its assets, but there are also some liability and risks involved. One of the risks of working with security guards is they could mishandle important documents and affect your business.…

This Will Make You Rethink Live Video Monitoring Companies

Posted by Sudesh Jangalee on February 8, 2019

Think about luxury and economy cars. If you remove the price tag, which would you choose? You most likely will pick the luxury car. Why? Because it offers more. More features, more top-quality materials, more comfort, just more everything. When you're looking for the best…

How You Can Boost Warehouse Operations with This

Posted by Sean Murphy on February 1, 2019

Warehousing is changing and few companies are changing with it. Amazon is one exception because it purchased Kiva Systems in 2012. This little company, now renamed Amazon Robotics, manufactures robots to improve warehouse operations and productivity. More than 30,000 of these…

Is Winter Weather Impacting C-TPAT Inspections at Your Distribution Center?

Posted by Sean Murphy on January 9, 2019

In response to the terrorist attacks on the United States in 2011, the Customs and Border Protection agency challenged the trade community to partner with the government and design a program that would improve supply chain security and keep the country safe. The result is the…

How Will Self-Driving Trucks Impact Logistics and Distribution Facilities?

Posted by Sean Murphy on January 4, 2019

Trucking in the U.S. is a $700 billion industry. Even though there are more than three million truck drivers, there is still a shortage, which is delaying some shipments and putting a crimp in the logistics grid. One way the industry is trying to combat these problems…