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Google’s Parent Company Alphabet Will Begin ‘Wing’ Aerial Drone Deliveries in Finland

Wing, the Alphabet-owned drone delivery startup, has announced that it will launch a free 10-minute trial distribution service starting in spring 2019 in Finland.

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Wing, the Alphabet-owned drone delivery startup, has announced that it will launch a free 10-minute trial distribution service starting in spring 2019 in Finland.

In its 2018 Annual Industry Report, MHI advises companies to “think big, but start small” when implementing new technology tools and systems.

Humans and robots can work in harmony to create a safer, more efficient working world, here’s what that world might look like.

In this white paper we explore the rise of the digital yard and show how technology is enabling significant efficiencies, productivity gains, and cost containment in a world where every penny added to the bottom line positively impacts organizational success.

This year’s report features in-depth profiles of the five NextGen innovations having the greatest impact on supply chains; Robotics and Automation, Predictive Analytics, Internet of Things Sensors, Artificial Intelligence, Driverless Vehicles, and Drones.

Many companies have already integrated autonomous robots into their supply chain, however, for some companies considering launching an autonomous robot strategy it can be intimidating, here are five examples of how autonomous robots and drones can work to streamline your supply chain operations.

Here are the main reasons why your company needs to start integrating autonomous robots into its supply chain in 2018.

This paper details how new technologies are presenting promising opportunities for improvement across the supply chain and how autonomous robots and drones are poised to change the game.

Terex Aerial Work Platforms, a business unit of Terex Corporation, needed to improve upon their current yard management practices at their North Bend, Washington facility, they selected PINC’s yard management system and the process improvements were immediately visible.

Bolstered by the growth in industrial IoT, drones are proving their benefits for aerial inventory within warehouse facilities.

The four pilots cover a wide range of applications for commercial drones, including healthcare materials delivery in North Carolina, consumer delivery in Virginia, providing bait to capture feral hogs in Oklahoma, and a beyond line of visual sight flights aimed at agricultural applications in Kansas.

Proposed tariffs on Chinese goods are forcing retailers to buy early for the holidays to beat the tax but that could leave them with bloated inventories, organizations that have invested in digital inventory technology are gaining an edge in understanding inventory levels and being able to move inventory faster throughout the supply chain.

Chris Sultemeier former Executive Vice President of Logistics for Walmart Stores, Inc. joins the board of directors of PINC, the leading provider of real-time digital inventory solutions.

This article identifies seven qualities that set autonomous drones and robots apart from their human-controlled counterparts.

Companies of all industries and verticals that are involved in moving inventory through the supply chain, now realize that transportation delays often take place not only on the road but while the assets are still in yards at distribution centers and manufacturing plants.