In 2007 we saw the launch of the iPhone, heralding a new digitalera. Since then, our personal lives have undergone dramatic change. We are always connected, and able to communicate with the rest of the world anytime and anywhere, generating huge volumes of data.READ MORE
Ines and Max are sitting in the warehouse control center monitoring the operating states of the material flow systems on the screens that surround them. The visualisation does not show any incidents, everything appears to be running smoothly. In fact, it looks like today is going to be a pretty boring day...READ MORE
The starting point: A sudden increase of orders and a broken pallet led to major delays in the warehouse. In the example of Ines and Max, there are a number of ways in which the system can take action.READ MORE
Warehouse management systems find routes that will minimise the distance covered between storage and picking points. Parameters can be adjusted to apply various strategies that will boost efficiency levels while still ensuring that goods are handled correctly.READ MORE
Computers can be used to quickly process and analyse large volumes of data in complex settings. Self-learning machines can recognize and remember patterns, and then react as we would when new situations with similar patterns arise, provided that we have defined the ideal result.READ MORE
Advances in materials-handling technology have led to the automation of storage and retrieval of goods in taller, vertical facilities. By using the height for storage, automation has delivered savings by reducing the land required, along with improved productivity. The automated systems can work with much greater speed, safety, and accuracy than manual systems.READ MORE
Social media, streaming services, and search engines – more and more services and systems are benefiting from the advantages of cloud computing. With the increasing complexity of IT and software infrastructures within and between companies, professional cloud solutions can help with the development of efficient and flexible company processes.READ MORE
The SAP logistics suite already goes back a long way. Logistics processes were first covered in the R/2 ERP software up to the early 1990s, before being developed in the R/3 software when Warehouse Management (WM) and Transport Management (TRM) were introduced in their own modules as part of the ERP. This marked the launch of the first-ever embedded warehouse management and control system. WM is still maintained as an embedded module in the era of S4/HANA, although SAP will stop providing official support by the end of 2025. However, there is a delimited workaround available in the meantime with “Stock Room Management” that can be used beyond 2025.READ MORE
Since the start of 2020, the logisitics world as we know it has been turned upside down. The challenges of 2020 have changed the world of logisitics.
The old normal will no longer be the new normal. Handling online orders will now become more important than ever. Is online fulfilment an option for your warehouse?
2020 has tested and challenged every business. Were your warehouse and logistics operations ready? Have your fulfilment systems struggled to keep up and fulfil your online orders? Has your logistics operation adapted?READ MORE
This week, our ANZ Managing Director, Brad Welsman, spoke to the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce about the impacts being felt in supply chain and the logistics industry with the COVID crisis, and specifically the impacts on both online and traditional retail in Australia.READ MORE