Monthly Archives: April 2019

24/7 online parts store

Toyota Material Handling has launched its MyToyota Store. Toyota forklifts, a leading forklift manufacturer in North America, now offers more than 600,000 parts for forklifts and other material handling equipment for purchase online. Toyota forklift owners and technicians can find and buy Toyota Genuine Parts exclusively online via keyword search, part number search, or model and serial number search. MyToyota Store offers customers the opportunity to shop online 24/7/365 with a modern and simple search and checkout process. Customers

Supply Chain Trends

Many of the key supply chain trends in 2019 will be continuations from years prior. However, the details, progress, and intensity will differ greatly. ARC Advisory Group believes the following trends will be the most impactful to the supply chain and logistics domain through 2019. Global Trade, Tariffs, and Free Trade Agreements My colleagues and I have been writing periodically about the current global trade environment. How could we not? Remember the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? That topic seems like

Robotics leaders join forces

More than a game, this is a fun and exciting way to educate yourself on key trends and technologies available to help you succeed in the next decade. As markets demand not only efficiency but agility and flexibility from supply chains, next-generation models are successfully combining robotics, automation, and digital technologies to drive superior performance. According to MHI and Deloitte, there are two primary well known forces driving investments in technology in the supply chain and logistics industry: Customer

Reusable Packaging Award

Applications for the 8th annual Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) Excellence in Reusable Packaging award are now being accepted. The award recognizes primary (end) user companies and organizations that have developed and implemented measurable and innovative reusable transport packaging solutions in their supply chain. The application form is available on the RPA website at reusables.org. Submissions are due by June 15. “The RPA Excellence in Reusable Packaging award spotlights and celebrates primary user implementation of reusable transport packaging solutions that

Cloud Logistics moves up

In its recently-released report on TMS, Gartner analysts noted that compared to the previous year, Cloud Logistics improved its position on the ability to execute “axis and completeness of vision axis.” The Gartner Magic Quadrant has recently recognized Cloud Logistics by E2Open (Cloud Logistics) for its progress in implementing its transportation management systems (TMS) for logistics managers. In its recently-released report on TMS, Gartner analysts noted that compared to the previous year, Cloud Logistics improved its position on the

Logistics startup technologies

Ryder System is a Fortune 500 leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions. The company implemented automation in warehouses in the Miami, Dallas, and Chicago markets to serve three leading global consumer brands. After bringing together startup technologies and smart capabilities, Ryder optimized operations and improved customer service. The warehouses feature advanced automation, such as state-of-the-art robotics, autonomous vehicles and drones, sensors and automatic identification tools, and wearable technology, including smart glasses and ring scanners.

Next-Generation Data Capture

New types of “edge” technologies promise new options for real-time location insights. Learn how these emerging forms of data capture might supplement traditional AIDC as well as the importance of software platforms, analytics and applications that take advantage of real-time location data. The newest thing in data capture isn’t so much a device people use to “capture” data with, it’s the autonomous gathering of data by sensors and other edge technologies. Even companies that provide mobile handhelds and other