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AUGMENTED REALITY: Insight into Smart Glasses in Warehouses and Distribution Centers

Providers of voice solutions see potential for smart glasses as multi-modal devices that can support a combination of voice, vision and scanning, says Roberto Michel. He explains how smart glasses can be used in DCs, as well as where augmented reality technology is headed.  READ MORE @ Supply Chain Management Review

Amazon Files Patent for Augmented Reality System in Distribution

The Supply Chain Digest editorial staff question how Amazon could claim this invention. Augmented Reality (AR) in distribution generally involves associates wearing smart glasses that provide visual guidance for accomplishing certain tasks. But other companies such as 3PL DHL and a number of technology vendors have been developing real AR applications for a number of years before the [...]

Spend Management: Key Elements for Realizing Cost Savings in Procurement

Searching for a path to achieve measurable cost savings in procurement? This BearingPoint white paper breaks down the key elements of spend management and spend analysis. This document presents a holistic view of the activities involved in the “procure-to-pay” process and creates an understanding of the spend structure of an organization, enabling decisions to be based on facts, [...]

WMS, SCM or ERP: Which Is Best for 3PLs?

Logistics companies looking for warehouse management software face a perplexing number of options from warehouse management systems, to supply chain management suites, to enterprise resource planning suites. This article examines the functional breadth and depth of each software category. READ MORE

4 Strategies Suppliers Use to Handle Reverse Logistics

"Everyone is feeling the pain of returns," Joe Hsu, director of solutions at Optoro, told Supply Chain Dive. "If anything, suppliers have it the worst. They have all the stuff coming back through the retail and e-commerce channels, plus the goods coming back from wholesale customers.” READ MORE

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