How RFID is Transforming the Supply Chain

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Nov 25, 2022 8:00:00 AM

The supply chain is the flow of materials from suppliers to manufacturers to warehouses to consumers. Each company has a unique supply chain, and this is something that businesses are constantly working to improve in terms of accuracy and efficiency. 

Accurate and real-time data is vital to an effective supply chain. To manage their inventory properly, businesses must be able to track their goods at all stages of the supply chain process. This can now be accomplished using RFID technology. Here is what you need to know about RFID and the ways it is transforming the supply chain.

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Topics: RFID, Inventory Managment, Supply Chain




Complex Supply Chain Operations Require Managed Logistics

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Nov 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Warehouse Managment, Inventory Managment, Supply Chain




How the Cold Chain Leads in Innovation

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Mar 24, 2021 9:29:14 PM

There is probably a higher level of public awareness about how the logistics industry works and its technology than ever before. Who hasn’t had at least a passing interest in how a nation plans to get over 300 million doses of a vaccine distributed in a manner of a few months?

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Topics: Inventory Managment, inventory challenges, warehouse process, Mobile Workstation




Are You Using the Right KPIs for 2021?

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Mar 17, 2021 8:22:35 PM

How do you measure success in your warehouse? Every business has their own “dashboard” of KPIs (at least we ASSUME they do by now). Your KPIs could be as granular – and basic - as “Picks Per Hour”, “Receiving Wait Time”, “Packages Shipped” or “Fulfillment Rate”. Or they could be at a more macro level to measure “Inventory Turnover”, “Average Order Value” (or “Average Items per Order”) and “Forecast Accuracy” (along with basic tracking forecast elements).

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Topics: Inventory Managment, warehouse process, KPI




The Eight Forms of Waste – A Look at Inventory

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Jan 27, 2020 7:25:48 AM

Last week we continued our drill-down into the common challenges facing manufacturers and distribution businesses by focusing on Inventory (See “Four Inventory Management Challenges for 2020”). This week we’re going to dig down another level within the Inventory space by looking at it through the lens of the Six Sigma’s “Eight Forms of Waste”. Since we like to keep things to a short read of 5-7 minutes, we’ll focus on three of them today specifically in how they relate to the challenges of Inventory management.

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Topics: Inventory Managment, inventory waste, inventory challenges




Four Inventory Management Challenges for 2020

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Jan 14, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Our last regular article of 2019 was about the major challenges we see coming in Manufacturing and Distribution, particularly in the food industry. This year we wanted to start with something that drills down a bit deeper into one of those challenges – Inventory Management. The good news on this topic is that most of the challenges you will have in 2020 are the same as the ones you were having in 2019. The bad news is that they are just getting harder is the speed and complexity of transportation and logistics continues to evolve, and there is one important new one.

Today we’ll cover FOUR challenges you need to be monitoring and solving for if you are not already doing so:

  1. Knowing Your Inventory
  2. Inefficient Processes
  3. Customer Demand
  4. The Coming Packaging Revolution
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Topics: Inventory Managment, Supply Chain, Packaging, Customer Demand




Three Challenges For Food & Beverage Manufacturers in 2020

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Dec 17, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The Food & Beverage Industry is always one of the fastest-moving in regards to the changes that come every year in terms of consumer tastes, preferences, packaging, manufacturing, storage and transportation and more. For every familiar item that seems to have remain unchanged for generations (see “ice cream” or “eggs”), there are dozens of others ways it evolves visibly and invisibly and constantly creating new opportunities – and challenges. “Regenerative vertical farms” in the aquaponics industry, Plant-based substitutes for meat, but , coconut and oat-based dairy products and more are all creating challenges up and down the supply chain from the logistics supplying the manufacturers, the packaging, storage and even the marketing. In 2020, we expect to see some of these challenges create bigger obstacles than others. Which ones should you be paying attention to?

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Topics: Inventory Managment, Manufacturing, Planning




The Unique Challenges of a Cold Storage Facility

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Sep 24, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Like much of the warehouse and logistics industries, the cold storage aspect of it is growing rapidly as well in almost every major KPI. Driven by the continued growth of the frozen food industry, cold storage has been evolving and adopting many of the same technologies and process innovations as standard warehouses and is expected to grow about 3.4% in 2019. However, the fact that the room is required to be cold, means that there are a long list of other process adaptations, equipment, uniforms and other accessories that are required to run a cold storage facility and make it function for the purpose it was designed for.

Today we’ll review some of the basic features of a cold storage warehouse that set it apart from a more typical one.

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Topics: Warehouse Managment, Inventory Managment, Wireless Infrastructure




Complex Order Fulfillment Simplified with Voice Collection

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Feb 28, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Order fulfillment continues to become more efficient as warehouse automation technology evolves. Voice collection is one of the most recent technological advances to disrupt the order fulfillment status quo. Vocollect is a hands-free order fulfillment solution that tackles the problems traditionally encountered in complex order fulfillment to offer a simple, user-friendly solution. The result is a comprehensive lineup of organizational benefits across varying use case scenarios that increase profitability, employee retention, and customer satisfaction.

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Topics: Warehouse Managment, Inventory Managment, Voice Technology




RFID as a Management System for Tools and Parts

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Aug 7, 2018 8:30:00 AM

RFID has found its way into nearly every industry and every part of the supply chain. But common misperceptions about its extensibility continue to persist, as imaginations for its use have not kept pace with some of the capabilities and it's steadily decreasing the cost to implement. But as the cost and variety of tags get more diverse every day, so do the potential applications.

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Topics: RFID, Inventory Managment, Supply Chain

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