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


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By Roberto Michel · June 1, 2015
ERP vendors who focus on the SME market seek to rival Tier 1 WMS vendors on deeper warehouse management functionality—while playing “suite card” on e-commerce and ERP foundation.
<p>E-commerce demands real-time responsiveness to single-line orders, challenging legacy systems geared toward daily cycles and case quantities.</p> By Josh Bond · February 1, 2015
Complemented by a growing stable of inexpensive execution solutions, aging software monoliths can prove that they don’t need to be toppled.
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By Roberto Michel, Contributing Editor · September 1, 2014
The supply chain software market is evolving toward platforms that optimize end-to-end processes and juggle constraints at all levels. Here’s how several leading suppliers are making progress on this vision.
By Sarah · May 1, 2014
WMS lags behind other categories in cloud adoption, but is poised for growth as solutions scale up to meet the needs of larger sites.
By Jeff Berman · April 9, 2014
DiCentral officials said that this acquisition is a result of the company looking to improve customer experience and return-on-investment, with SmartTurn being brought to market as a value-add to its supply chain integration suite and also help customers achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility.
By Bridget McCrea · April 1, 2014
WMS is now called upon to support omni-channel fulfillment and the increased use of automation that’s necessary to make it all work. Here’s how retailers, manufacturers, and distributors are continuing to drive the evolution of the market’s most mature software.
By Bridget McCrea · January 1, 2014
A mature market by supply chain software standards, warehouse management systems (WMS) continue to play a prominent role in the ever-changing shipping and distribution environment—both onshore and overseas. Here are five market drivers that are sure to keep usage on the rise.
By Sarah · January 1, 2014
In many cases, inventory related costs can rival transportation spend as the largest logistics cost—and often holds the most opportunity for significant improvement once it’s closely examined. Our warehouse/DC insiders give us a refresher on the all too often overlooked practices.
By Bridget McCrea · September 1, 2013
Our technology correspondent shares how two logistics organizations are getting the most from their warehouse management systems (WMS) while gaining shipping efficiencies and streamlining their supply chains along the way.
By Maida Napolitano · June 1, 2013
The pressure is on retailers to deliver anything, anytime, from anywhere. Three experts answer four key questions that will help traditional brick-and-mortar retailers revolutionize their use of WMS and their shipping processes on the way to a multi-channel transformation.
By Bridget McCrea · March 1, 2013
Our technology correspondent examines the current state of the warehouse management systems (WMS) market, explores key trends driving the industry, and highlights the new, smarter capabilities that are just around the corner for both vendors and users.
By Bridget McCrea · October 1, 2012
Buoyed by emerging market growth, demand for add-on functionalities, and its certain move to the cloud, the warehouse management systems market is posting double-digit growth. But is this just a post-recession bounce?
<p>With the implementation of its new WMS in its McDonough, Ga., regional DC (above), the company shed its paper-based systems and maximized its WMS to automate inventory, shipping, and labor. The company is now rolling out the WMS to the rest of its regional facilities.</p> By Maida Napolitano · June 1, 2012
Today’s warehouse management systems (WMS) come with sophisticated rules and logic, real-time seamless integration to aligned business applications, and effortless interfaces to automated equipment and mobile technology. But why are we still not putting these capabilities to work?
By Michael Levans · May 1, 2012
Five leading technology analysts explore the roles ERP, business analytics (BI), RFID, TMS, and social media are playing to help logistics professionals capture and utilize data to improve supply chain visibility—and their careers.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2011
Today’s lift trucks offer more in the way of technology, power, and performance than ever before. Here’s a look at the latest innovations available in today’s trucks.

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