In Bound Logistics – Materials Handling Meets Big Data

14_Big Data_Inbound LogisticsBy Amy Roach Partridge

By studying warehouse equipment and labor performance data, you can help your operations achieve top marks for productivity, safety, and equipment utilization.

The supply chain sector is buzzing about big data. At any logistics association conference, the topic of what to do with the large and complex sets of data most companies are now collecting is bound to come up. And now, big data is gaining ground in warehouses and distribution centers, too—places that were once a black hole of information.  To read entire article, click here.

Food Logistics – Warehouse Automation in the Food & Beverage Sector

Recently the editorsRoss Halket_Head Shot1 of Food Logistics Magazine asked nearly a dozen of the world’s leading experts on warehouse automation a handful of questions to gauge the year ahead and pinpoint specifics for the food and beverage sector.

Ross Halket, SSI Schaefer’s Executive Director of ASD Sales in the United States was on of the executives selected.  Please click here to read his responses.

 

DC Velocity – Making a World of Difference

UNICEF’s new global procurement and distribution center in Copenhagen is uniquely designed to dispatch emergency relief shipments to locations worldwide within 48 hours. 

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In what must be considered one of the most generous gifts ever made, the government of Denmark in April 2012 handed over the keys to a multimillion dollar procurement and distribution center to UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.

The facility, strategically located near the Port of Copenhagen, is designed to support the work UNICEF carries out on behalf of children around the world. With a staff of 320, the UNICEF Supply Division undertakes all of UNICEF’s international procurement and also oversees and guides procurement and logistics in the field. It handles around $2 billion of supplies each year. Its work includes shipping emergency relief supplies in response to typhoons, war, famine, earthquakes, and other natural and man-made disasters. For instance, after Typhoon Haiyan battered the Philippines, planes carrying items like tents for child-friendly spaces, water purification and sanitation kits, and medical supplies were on their way from Copenhagen within 48 hours. 

In addition to disaster relief shipments, the facility procures and delivers materials—such as vaccines, medicines, nutritional supplements,  and educational supplies—to support UNICEF’s ongoing child survival and  development initiatives around the world. The automated design gives it  the flexibility to process both rush orders required by disaster response and a steady flow of goods shipped to support the agency’s ongoing global mission.  To read entire article, click here.

(Schaefer Systems hired to design automated warehouse for Unicef.)



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