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Beyond Kiva: How Amazon Triggered a Robotic Arms Race

Beyond Kiva: How Amazon Triggered a Robotic Arms Race | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
Amazon has been famously tight-lipped about its robotics goals since purchasing Kiva four years ago. By shutting off outside sales of the robots, though, it has opened the door for plenty of would-be competitors.
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Elektrische weg Zweden mijlpaal wegtransport

Elektrische weg Zweden mijlpaal wegtransport | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
De eerste elektrische weg van de wereld is afgelopen week in gebruik genomen in Zweden. Dit is het resultaat van een samenwerking tussen de Zweedse regering en de private sector die de weg opent naar transport zonder het gebruik van fossiele brandstoffen. Scania levert de elektrisch aangedreven trekkers, die in reële verkeersomstandigheden worden ingezet.
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7 ingenious ideas for the future of urban transportation

7 ingenious ideas for the future of urban transportation | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
Seven US cities spent six months trying to figure out how to ready their transportation systems for the future. Here's what they came up with.
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A Smarter Way to Run a Supply Chain

A Smarter Way to Run a Supply Chain | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
Intelligent applications are making a big comeback in the market, and could make an equally big impact on manufacturing.
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How 3PLs can deliver strategic value in an omni-channel world

How 3PLs can deliver strategic value in an omni-channel world | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
The demands of the omni-channel customer are forcing retailers and manufacturers to quickly adapt to become more agile and responsive. This challenge presents an opportunity to third-party logistics providers (3PLs), as they are ideally positioned to help retailers and manufacturers transform their supply chain operations.
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Rolls-Royce expects remote-controlled cargo ships by 2020

Rolls-Royce expects remote-controlled cargo ships by 2020 | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
Rolls-Royce isn't limiting its robotic transportation plans to luxury cars. The British transportation firm has outlined a strategy for deploying remote-controlled and autonomous cargo vessels.
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Seven reasons why you need to forecast in supply chain

Seven reasons why you need to forecast in supply chain | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it

The importance of demand forecasting has been topic of discussion in economics and some valuable books have been written on it over the years. However, within the supply chain context there are three types of forecasting.

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5 technologies driving productivity in the supply chain

5 technologies driving productivity in the supply chain | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
By Mike Doyle – Country Manager UK&I, Datalogic.

The 20th June was world productivity day so we thought we’d turn our attention to 5 technologies that we think hold the future to improving productivity in the supply chain.
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Security Risks in the Supply Chain

Security Risks in the Supply Chain | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
While the use of IoT technology enables retailers to better track their products, it also introduces a variety of security and data risks.
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Amazon is just beginning to use robots in its warehouses and they’re already making a huge difference

Amazon is just beginning to use robots in its warehouses and they’re already making a huge difference | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
Amazon acquired Kiva for $775 million in 2012 but only started using the orange robots in its warehouses in late 2014. The deal was expected to make inventory management more efficient. It’s now beginning to become clear by how much.
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Strategic Plans Are Less Important than Strategic Planning

Strategic Plans Are Less Important than Strategic Planning | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
Mention the word “plan” to most managers and the image that springs to their minds might well be a travel plan. Drawn up by travel agents, these lay out in clear and certain terms the sequence of your trip and what to expect when, specifying: where you’re going from, your destination, where you’ll stay en route and when, how you’ll travel, and so forth.
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Tesco food waste rose to equivalent of 119m meals last year

Tesco food waste rose to equivalent of 119m meals last year | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
Supermarket promises to redistribute unsold edible food to charities from 2017 as it urges rivals to join fight against waste
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Picnic breidt uit naar Almere

Picnic breidt uit naar Almere | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
Online supermarkt Picnic breidt na de zomer uit naar Almere. Dat laat de formule weten. Picnic is momenteel al actief in en rondom Amersfoort en Utrecht.
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Google Just Bought the Entire Power Output From an Unbuilt Wind Farm

Google Just Bought the Entire Power Output From an Unbuilt Wind Farm | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
Google has bought the entire 12-year power production from an unbuilt Norwegian wind farm to supply its European data centers.
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The future of 3D-printed prosthetics

The future of 3D-printed prosthetics | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
The recent ubiquity of 3D printers and innovations in prosthetic design, manufacturing and distribution offer a viable solution for the millions of people living with limb loss around the world. In the United States alone, close to 200,000 amputations are performed each year, yet, with prosthetics priced from $5,000-$50,000, having one can almost be considered a luxury.
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Climate change forcing builders to rethink design

Climate change forcing builders to rethink design | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
Severe weather events like wildfires and floods are becoming more frequent and more difficult to predict, forcing architects and engineers to rethink how they design buildings, infrastructure and cities.
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Top 8 emerging logistics markets

Top 8 emerging logistics markets | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
Research undertaken for the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index records some notable changes in the global rankings. Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look.
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How Small Manufacturers Can Leverage Smart Manufacturing

How Small Manufacturers Can Leverage Smart Manufacturing | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
Smart manufacturing isn't just for large manufacturers anymore. Here's how the technology benefits small manufacturers.
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Brexit, the Next Big Disruption for the Supply Chain?

Brexit, the Next Big Disruption for the Supply Chain? | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
The prospect of Britain leaving the European Union, the so-called 'Brexit,' will be known shortly, and while most of the focus of the debate so far has rightly concentrated on the economic impact of Britain leaving; import, export and almost every aspect of the supply chain would undoubtedly be affected.
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Albert Heijn test één uurs fietsbezorging

Albert Heijn test één uurs fietsbezorging | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
Albert Heijn begint maandag een proef met bezorging van boodschappen binnen één uur. Dit gebeurt in een straal van 15 minuten fietsen rond twee winkels in Amsterdam.
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Why Underdog Leicester City Are League Winners and Supply Chain Losers

Why Underdog Leicester City Are League Winners and Supply Chain Losers | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
For an object lesson in the critical importance of supply chain speed and flexibility, look no further than Leicester City Football Club.
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'Huge risk' to supply chain flows as 3D printing evolves, warns expert

'Huge risk' to supply chain flows as 3D printing evolves, warns expert | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
Carriers and forwarders that ignore the advances of 3D printing do so “at their peril”. In his view of the future of logistics, John-Manners Bell, CEO of Transport Intelligence, warned that 3D printing and robotics would change supply chains - with the flow of time-critical and high value goods particularly affected, and low-value 3D-printed goods having a significant impact on shipping lines.
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How IoT Data Can Cut Machine Part Safety Stock

How IoT Data Can Cut Machine Part Safety Stock | Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting | Scoop.it
A Supply Chain Management (SCM) master’s program thesis research project carried out in collaboration with managed services provider OnProcess Technology, headquartered in Ashland, MA, found that by using Internet of Things (IoT) data to predict machine failures, companies can reduce spare part inventory volumes and improve their ability to meet service quality levels.
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