Whatever the nature of the business — from consumer packaged goods to online products to pharmaceuticals — the ultimate success of the enterprise hinges on the efficiency of its supply chain. Increasingly complex supply chains can not only be distracting but also costly and a disaster for businesses in competitive industries.
The recent pandemic has impacted every part of the global supply chain, from the sourcing of raw materials to getting products into the hands of consumers. Businesses continue to struggle with a variety of supply chain disruptions, prompting many to invest in innovation initiatives to improve visibility and efficiency.
All workers want to be happy and enjoy a work-life balance. Warehouse industry workers often find this a particular challenge. Flexible work options not only help achieve this desired level of balance, but they can also help you attract and retain quality employees, lower labor costs, increase productivity, and develop a safer work environment for your team.
Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm on Florida's west coast on September 28. The hurricane-related wind and rain and the subsequent flooding destroyed property, displaced homeowners and businesses, and claimed a still unknown number of lives. The storm also disrupted an already troubled supply chain.
While the Tampa Bay area dodged dire predictions of historic flooding, the storm led to the highest storm surge levels ever recorded in the Ft. Myers and Naples areas to the south. Major inland flooding was also experienced throughout Florida.
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The demand for robotics solutions is exploding as companies in a variety of sectors look for new ways to boost their productivity and competitiveness while also addressing ongoing supply chain issues.
The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized some far-reaching trends, such as labor shortages, rising costs for materials, and growing pressure from consumers. Fortunately, technology is opening new opportunities for businesses to address these challenges. Here is why now is the ideal time to pursue innovation and some of the latest trends in robotics for 2022 and beyond.
Are you considering implementing some changes to how you handle the paperwork for your business? Many companies are opting to make their processes paperless due to the many advantages this approach offers. But this is an extreme departure from the way most organizations do business, so it won’t be easy. Here are some of the benefits of going paperless and how robots can help your business accomplish this goal.
Farming has come a long way since the invention of the plow and later innovations like the tractor and combine to improve agricultural productivity. Every industry has been impacted by the digital age, and agriculture is no exception. Here is how technology is fast becoming more common in the agricultural sector and some of the many benefits of digital agriculture.
Ask anyone in the restaurant industry right now, and they will probably tell you that supply chain issues, along with increased food costs, are their most pressing challenges. Everything, from fryer oil to meat and vegetables to dish soap and freezer parts, is in short supply. And, when a restaurant can get its hands on the items it needs, they find themselves paying much higher prices.
The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a catalyst for a technological revolution in the global supply chain. Until that pivotal moment in history, many businesses were unaware just how fragile our system of communication and logistics really was.
The U.S. restaurant industry has been regaining momentum after extended periods of shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Diners are enthusiastically returning to take advantage of new and favorite options for in-house dining. However, supply chain issues continue to disrupt the restaurant industry.