Supply Chain Trends

Revisiting PorterLogic’s top 5 blogs from 2022

Written by
Mary Kate McGowan
Dec 20, 2022
4:12 pm
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Robots and drones and WMSs captured your attention in 2022. 

As we wrap up 2023 and look ahead to further innovation and discussions, let’s reflect on what caught your eye in 2022. To expedite your reflection, we curated the top five most popular PorterLogic blog posts from 2022.

#5 The history of supply chain software infrastructure

In the last 30 years, supply chain organizations have gone from almost exclusively pen and paper to highly automated, extremely advanced systems. So why has the supply chain lagged in adopting the cloud? 

This blog post walks through the supply chain industry’s technological evolution, starting with the pen and paper era, migrating to the cloud and evolving to the possibilities of further technological advancement.

#4 How to properly calculate safety stock

How often do you lose out on sales because of inaccurate inventory data? When you run out of a product, you know how important it is to have safety stock on hand. Calculating safety stock can be tricky, but it's worth learning how to do it properly. When done correctly, you can prevent stockouts, helping you capture more customer demand.

When deciding how much safety stock your company should carry, you must consider several factors, including the product, the seasonality of demand, lead times and supply chain disruptions that you may experience. These considerations play a role in calculating an appropriate amount of safety stock.  This blog post will discuss the basics of calculating safety stock.

#3 4 types of material handling equipment to enhance your warehouse

The equipment you keep in your warehouse is just as necessary as any other component. So how do you decide what you need? How can you ensure your warehouse material handling equipment is efficient and functional?

Choosing the right equipment for your needs and space is essential, so you need to know the basics before making these big decisions. Learn about what qualifies as warehouse MHE and four types of warehouse MHE that make a significant impact.

#2 5 benefits of using drones to manage warehouse inventory

Is there a way of maximizing warehouse inventory while keeping track of many products? Products can be lost in the shuffle, and vast warehouse inventories are challenging to manage. Companies employ workers and software, along with technicians who maintain the software. It is costly and, at times, overwhelming. What if there was a way to simplify a warehouse inventory while still growing it to its max capacity? 

Luckily, with the advancements in technology, there is. The use of autonomous drones to catalog and maximize inventory has skyrocketed (no pun intended!) in the past few years. This article outlines how taking your warehouse inventory management system to the sky can benefit your business.

#1 7 benefits of AMR warehouse automation systems

Will robots take over the world? Probably not, but they may take over your warehouse. AMRs, or autonomous mobile robots, have many benefits to both your company’s bottom line and the labor challenges within your warehouse. Given the current state of supply and demand, it is becoming increasingly clear that AMRs are the way to productively and efficiently operate your warehouse.

This hot, new trend in warehousing has many benefits to your company’s bottom line and the labor challenges within your operation. Explore the benefits of using warehouse automation systems such as AMRs. 

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