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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.

Why Kroger is teaming with Microsoft
Image March 8, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

The Kroger Co. announced on Monday that it was teaming with Microsoft to help create the grocery store of the future with digital shelves, price tags and advertisements. Cincinnati-based Kroger and Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft are rolling out the technology to two pilot stores in Ohio and Washington state. According to CNN, Kroger wants to give

What You Need to Know about AI in retail
March 7, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Artifical intelligence is poised to transform retail, according to Symphony RetailAI Chairman and CEO Pallab Chatterjee. His firm has developed a framework to identify, activate and realize the benefits AI can bring to retailers’ assortment, promotions, category management and supply chain decisions.