Generation Z supply chain students envision transformation through autonomous mobile robots, circular supply chains and autonomous trains
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – 3PL Central, a leader in cloud-based warehouse management systems (WMS) and order management systems (OMS) designed to meet the unique needs of omnichannel execution of two-thirds -Party Logistics (3PL) warehouses and brands, today launched its fourth scholarship of $ 2,500 for fall 2022, aimed at supporting the education of registered undergraduate and graduate students supply chain management or logistics programs. 3PL Central also announced that Michelle Garland, a Bachelor of Business Administration student in Supply Chain Management at Sam Houston State University, was awarded the 3PL Central Spring 2022 Fellowship for her essay on “The Future of AMRs ( automated mobile robots) and robotics in the Supply Chain. “
With U.S. unemployment falling to 4.2% in November 2021 and a record 490,000 openings in warehousing and transportation, supply chain companies need new ways to attract workers and create new jobs. innovative solutions to overcome labor shortages. Finding and supporting these next-generation visionary leaders will be essential in the design and development of scalable logistics, process and technology frameworks to meet growing supply chain demands.
The 3PL Central Supply Chain scholarship encourages interest in careers in logistics and offers financial support to future professionals throughout their educational journey. It also aims to inspire new ideas for the warehousing industry.
“Each generation views technology in different ways,” said Rachel Trindade, director of marketing at 3PL Central. “From automated mobile robots, to autonomous trains and trucks, to circular supply chains, applicants for this semester’s scholarship demonstrated how technology will transform the supply chain. Uniquely, many of this year’s nominees have highlighted how these advancements can also help improve sustainability, a growing concern for many entering the industry. With the scholarship, 3PL Central seeks to foster new ideas and passion in warehousing and logistics in order to develop talent and innovation for the future.
Michelle Garland’s winning essay in the spring of 2022 assumes, “In uncertain times like these, more companies are looking to cut costs, increase COVID-19 safety precautions, and improve the process. selection and packing. AMRs can promise to do just that by reducing labor costs, increasing productivity while working safely with humans, and reducing costly selection and packaging errors. While the price may not match the increased need for robotics, it is only a matter of time before the competition releases AMRs and AMMRs (Autonomous Mobile Manipulation Robots) for use. in most mid-sized warehouses and distribution centers. “
Since its creation in fall 2020, 3PL Central has awarded $ 8,750 to scholarship recipients and finalists. Applicants must be enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program in business administration, supply chain, or logistics. Interested applicants should submit their name, school, major, contact details, and an essay of up to 1,000 words on The Next Big Breakthrough in Supply Chain Management by June 1, 2022, to be considered. Consideration for the $ 2,500 Fall Semester 2022 3PL Central Supply Chain Scholarship. The winners will be notified before July 1, 2022.
To apply for the scholarship or find more information, please go to https://3plcentral.com/3pl-central-scholarship/. The winning essay, along with other finalist essays, will be featured once a week in January on the 3PL Central blog.
About 3PL Central
3PL Central is a leader in cloud-based warehouse management (WMS), inventory management (IMS) and order management (OMS) solutions designed to meet the unique omnichannel processing needs of 3PLs and brands. Serving as the backbone of our customers’ operations, our platforms aim to quickly transform error-prone paper-based businesses into service leaders who can focus on customer satisfaction, operate more efficiently, and grow faster. Offering complete WMS, OMS, and IMS platforms, 3PL Central strives to make inventory management easier for businesses, automate routine tasks, and provide complete visibility to their customers. As an industry leader for over a decade, 3PL Central manages billions of dollars in inventory and processes over 140 million orders per year from our customers’ systems.
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