Author: Chantal Tremblay

Author: Chantal Tremblay

Walmart Putting Thousands of Robots to Work in Stores, Expanding Vending-Style Pickup
May 8, 2019 Blog,Uncategorised Chantal Tremblay

Walmart is expanding its use of robots, or “smart associates,” to automate a variety of repetitive tasks such as cleaning floors or checking inventory on shelves, as well as rolling out a swath of new pickup towers. “Our associates immediately understood the opportunity for the new technology to free them up from focusing on tasks that are repeatable, predictable

Kroger’s autonomous delivery cars latest salvo in Houston grocery wars
May 1, 2019 Blog,Uncategorised Chantal Tremblay

Kroger, the nation’s largest grocer, has launched a self-driving grocery delivery service in Houston, the latest salvo in a hyper-competitive grocery market that has supermarket chains investing heavily in new technology to win over online shoppers. Company officials on Tuesday showcased the first of dozens of autonomous delivery vehicles planned for Houston: Toyota Priuses outfitted

Inside Canadian Tire Distribution Center: Design for flexibility
April 24, 2019 Blog,Uncategorised Chantal Tremblay

Canadian Tire’s bulk handling facility brings together automation and conventional materials handling for a variety of products. Square Footage: 1.45 million square feetProducts Handled: Tires and bulk general merchandise including tools, sporting goods, home living, automotive and seasonal outdoors productsSKUS: 15,500Throughput: 350 trailers a day, 65 million cubic feet of shipments per year Shifts: Two 10-hour shifts per day/7 days per

Nagarro partners with Nokia on ‘factory in a box 2.0’ next generation supply chain solution
April 5, 2019 Blog,Uncategorised Chantal Tremblay

Nagarro, a technology solutions provider headquartered in Hanover, Germany, announced this week that is has entered into a new partnership with Nokia for ‘Factory in a Box 2.0’.  First announced in 2017, Nokia’s ‘Factory in a Box’ solution is a disruptive new project to provide modular and flexible production in a mobile, demand-centric way. According

April 4, 2019 Blog,Events,News,Uncategorised Chantal Tremblay

May 16-19, 2019 – Stowe Mountain Lodge, Vermont KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSI) will be presenting the 2019 Supply Chain Benchmarking results to board members at the ROFDA SPRING CONFERENCE in Stowe, Vermont as well as participating in (RAC) meetings as a member of the ROFDA ADVISORY COUNCIL (RAC). ROFDA (Retailer Owned Food Distributors Association) is a cooperative formed to facilitate and enhance

What the rise of the convenience sector means for the supply chain
April 3, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

The Co-op announced at the beginning of the year that it plans to open 100 new food stores in 2019, marking the fourth consecutive year that it has opened 100 new stores or more. With a particular focus on key city centre locations, transport hubs, university campuses and, new communities in high rise residential developments, this is

Walmart, Target, Walgreens to pilot FedEx delivery robot
March 14, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Walmart, Target and Walgreens are among a group of retailers working with FedEx Corp. to test a robot for last-mile delivery of online orders. Called the FedEx SameDay Bot, the wheeled, shoulder-high autonomous delivery device will enable retailers to accept small-shipment orders from nearby customers and bring the items directly to their homes or businesses

Amazon secures London retail space for checkout-free stores
March 13, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Amazon has secured central London retail space for its checkout-free Amazon Go food stores concept, The Grocer reported, in what would be the company’s first expansion of its automated convenience shops outside the United States. Selling food in physical stores is a key strategy of the world’s top online retailer as it tries to win

Walmart, Google-backed Deliv end online grocery partnership
March 12, 2019 Blog,Uncategorised Chantal Tremblay

Walmart Inc and logistics firm Deliv pulled the plug on a key same-day grocery delivery partnership, dealing a setback in the retailer’s race against rival Inc to deliver groceries to customers’ homes. The world’s largest retailer began bolstering its partnerships with third-party courier firms to reach consumers in 100 U.S. cities last year, after

IBM 5 in 5: Five key technologies set to disrupt the food supply chain
March 11, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

With earth’s population set to exceed eight billion within the next five years, IBM has looked at five key technologies and how they will radically transform the food supply chain. IBM will present its 5 in 5 at a Science Slam held at the site of IBM’s biggest client event of the year: Think 2019 in San Francisco.