INDUSTRIES – INTELLIGENT SOLUTIONS
Speeding the Pace of Supply Chain Innovation
Pack Expo saw nearly 45,000 attendees flock to Chicago last month for an incredible array of cutting-edge technologies. Every aspect of packaging and shipping was present, from pharmaceuticals to food to industrial items.
New California Bill AB 1760 “Bulk Merchandise Pallets” changes the rules for junk dealers and recyclers
What happens to plastic and wooden shipping pallets when they’re lost, forgotten or misplaced? They stack up. There’s hardly a wholesaler or distribution center that isn’t cluttered with stacks and stacks of pallets of every description.
Where is Your Supply Chain’s Vanishing Point?
Visibility solutions are a slam dunk win for supply chain managers, especially in such perilous times. They’re now a fundamental element that must be forged into every link. But too many supply chains contain a vanishing point where visibility fades to black.
Is there a Supply Chain Generation Gap?
Whatever you think of the current generation, we can agree that it means true digitization of the supply chain from end to end, and includes technologies such as Internet of Things (often called IoT), robotics, artificial intelligence analytics, and – notably for our purposes – the application of sensors such as low-cost RFID tags, all of it floating in a big data lake.
Does Walmart’s mandate matter? 230,000,000 customers say, “Yes!”
If you have product headed for Walmart’s distribution centers (or would like to), the rules are about to change. Walmart has mandated that many goods headed for its shelves must be RFID tagged no later than September 2. And to meet that “in stock” date, tagging must be in place by August 17.
What are you measuring for ESG?
Our planet needs us more than ever now, and supply chain managers can take impactful steps – such as replacing single-use transport items with returnable transport items (RTIs) – that will quickly add up to major gains. While RTI can rapidly enhance the efficiency and costs of operating your overall supply chain, there’s potentially much more to gain.
Food Traceability & RFID
John DiPalo, ACSIS’ Chief Strategy Officer, was in Las Vegas recently for the RFID Journal LIVE! Event where over 1,000 people shared the latest in RFID tech for supply chain managers. This was the 20th such event — a reminder that RFID technology is far from new. But advances in this technology have driven value so high and costs so low; supply chain managers are eagerly researching new ways to apply RFID.
Sustainability: Easier & Bigger than it Looks
ESG includes strictly measurable criteria that allow investors to understand and value how a given investment is delivering on ESG goals. And favorable ESG ratings, such as those earned by companies with more sustainable supply chains, add value directly to your company’s shareholders through enhanced valuation.
Supply Chain Trends: Ready for the Next Big Advance
“Through 2025, 25% of supply chain decisions will be made across intelligent edge ecosystems.” — Gartner Predicts the Future of Supply Chain Technology, April 20, 2022 2025 will be here in the blink of an eye. But it’s taken us a while to get to the current state of...
Walmart Goes Back to the Future
19 years ago, we at ACSIS published a brochure called "Get ready for RFID with ACSIS." It was aimed at Walmart suppliers who needed to comply with Walmart's "new" RFID initiative. In 2003, Walmart said its top 100 suppliers must begin tagging pallets and cases by...
PACK EXPO East : It’s a Wrap!
PACK EXPO East is the #1 packaging and processing event on the East Coast, and the ACSIS team showed up in strength for this year’s event held in Philadelphia, March 21-23. Getting out of our home offices and walking a trade show floor was a great feeling. The...
Now, Supply Chain Managers have a New Heavy Hitter
We’ve never held the illusion that ACSIS or any other entity can solve the world’s supply chain challenges. For 20 years, we’ve focused on our part of that world: making supply chains more visible, transparent, and sustainable, with track and trace solutions that help...
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