We scour the web for the most impactful supply change management news, whether it be on technological developments or vital industry trends. Here are the top news items affecting the supply chain industry right now, and what they mean for your supply chain firm.
Week of November 4, 2019
Mastercard forays into blockchain-based food supply chain, UPS expands its healthcare facility, and more supply chain management news
Tompkins Robotics teams up with PULSE Integration to introduce warehouse robots
Tompkins Robotics, a provider of autonomous, mobile robots, has announced a strategic partnership with PULSE Integration, a supply chain technology solutions provider. PULSE Integration will offer its clients Tompkins’ t-Sort system, a Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS) solution, comprising small robots that automate the sorting of goods in warehouses or backrooms. The partnership is targeted at companies looking for a cost-effective way to automate warehouse operations using robotics technology. [Read more]
UPS expands healthcare facility, receives EU compliance certification
Logistics giant UPS recently announced the addition of 1.3 million square feet of distribution space in the U.S., which will expand its total capacity for dedicated healthcare warehousing and distribution space to 4 million square feet in the U.S. by 2020. UPS says the expansion will help it offer patient-centered logistics and faster deliveries, much needed in the face of changing customer expectations brought about by new trends and technologies, such as the rise of neighborhood healthcare providers, personalized therapies, and wearables. UPS also received the European Union’s Goods Distribution Practice (GDP) compliance certification award this week for its French and German healthcare operations locations. [Read more]
Mastercard partners with Envisible for blockchain-based food supply chain
Global payments company Mastercard has announced an integration partnership with Envisible to power Wholechain, a system designed to enable blockchain-based traceability. Wholechain will be piloted by food cooperative, Topco Associates LLC, to help its members track the origin of seafood. Envisible, a company that facilitates supply chain visibility in food systems, will use Mastercard’s blockchain-based Provenance Solution to drive Topco’s project. This news helps to confirm blockchain’s validity for supply chain companies dealing in fast-moving consumer goods that want transparency into the quality of delivered goods in order to preempt product recalls. [Read more]
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