Current news, information and trends on warehouse management systems including software, strategies, operations, best practices, and lean warehousing.

Logistics technology: ARC says 2009 was a tough year for WMS sector

Posted 07/06 · 10:21 AM · LM Editorial
The damage the global recession inflicted in the Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) marketplace in 2009 was severe to say the least, according to an analysis from ARC Advisory Group.

Warehouse/DC Equipment & Technology: Materials Handling Trends and Future Spending Plans

Posted 06/23 · 08:23 AM · LM Editorial
While more companies report plans to increase investment this year, the future looks even rosier for 2011 and 2012. Our warehouse/DC engineer presents the highlights of the 2010 survey and explores how the upturn is influencing current materials handling trends and future spending plans.

ERP continues to blur the line

Posted 06/22 · 10:03 AM · LM Editorial
The big players continue their aggressive push into the supply chain management software space, using acquisitions and internal technology development to beef up their WMS and TMS offerings, build out planning and optimization, and even add event management to their menus.

Supply chain software: The next view of warehouse management software

Posted 06/18 · 10:28 AM · MMH Editorial
Visualization - using graphical images on a screen - could be the next step forward in WMS technology, according to Tecsys and Next View Software.

State of WMS: Upgrade Time

Posted 06/01 · 10:19 AM · MMH Editorial
According to our 2010 Software User survey, nearly half of all logistics operations using a WMS are looking to upgrade over the next 12 months. Our technology correspondent explains why and then introduces us to a shipper that’s on the brink of revolutionizing its warehouse operations.

Logistics technology: IBM to acquire Sterling Commerce for $1.4 billion

Posted 06/01 · 09:06 AM · LM Editorial
Last week, IBM announced that it plans to acquire AT&T subsidiary Sterling Commerce, a provider of business-to-business integration and cross-channel solutions for $1.4 billion. The transaction is expected to close later this year.

State of WMS: Upgrade Time

Posted 05/19 · 09:50 AM · LM Editorial
According to our 2010 Software User Survey, nearly half of all logistics operations using a WMS are looking to upgrade over the next 12 months. Our technology correspondent explains why and then introduces us to a shipper that’s on the brink of revolutionizing its warehouse operations.

8th Annual Software Survey: Spending remains flat

Posted 04/01 · 01:30 PM · LM Editorial
The results of our annual study shouldn’t surprise anyone: Spending is down or flat across most supply chain software categories; purchase expectations are lower than they were in 2009; and more shippers are turning to SaaS in lieu of purchase-and-install. Our tech correspondent divulges all of the findings.

Ce De Candy's sweet transformation

Posted 04/01 · 11:45 AM · LM Editorial
Faced with new FDA record-keeping requirements, Ce De Candy tossed out its manual systems and turned to information technology to collect information and drive new efficiencies across its logistics operation. And the results have been simply delectable.

System Report: Distribution evolution at PDS

Posted 02/01 · 12:35 PM · MMH Editorial
To transform its business, Prime Distribution Services turned to case picking technology and lean warehousing strategies. And, that’s just the start of things to come.

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