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By Bridget McCrea · June 6, 2016
By enabling collaboration and optimization across previously siloed functions, supply chain software convergence helps shippers better leverage their IT investments across the enterprise. Here’s how the concept has evolved—and the vendors that have jumped into the game.
By Bridget McCrea · January 1, 2016
Seeking better efficiencies and workforce productivity, logistics organizations are slowly, but consistently embracing the idea of mobile technology within the four walls.
By Jeff Berman · July 24, 2015
Regardless of how it gets done, an emphasis on high-level data quality and management needs attention from both shippers and providers.
By Roberto Michel · July 1, 2014
Equipment uptime and diagnostics among top-use scenarios, but experts agree that it is still early days for IoT adoption.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 21, 2014
The future was on display in Atlanta.
By Bridget McCrea · March 1, 2014
A mature market by supply chain software standards, warehouse management systems continue to play a prominent role in the ever-changing shipping and distribution environment. Here are five market drivers that are sure to keep usage on the rise.
By Bridget McCrea · February 1, 2014
Top supply chain software analysts assess growth in the transportation management systems (TMS) market, highlight emerging trends in adoption, and predict the future of this highly beneficial, yet consistently underused application.
By Bridget McCrea · April 1, 2013
An increasing number of logistics managers are using labor management systems to monitor productivity, identify bottlenecks, and optimize the workforce. Here’s how they’re getting it done.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 30, 2013
Would that which we call a WCS by any other name still be a WCS?
By Maida Napolitano · October 1, 2012
Today’s warehouse management systems 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 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?
SPECIAL REPORT
By Bridget McCrea · September 1, 2012
A closer look at what wireless technology is being adopted, how it’s being used, and what benefits logistics professionals are deriving from their mobile investments either inside the four walls or on the road.
By Jeff Berman · August 9, 2012
In its report, entitled “Warehouse Management Systems Worldwide Outlook,” ARC noted that WMS revenues for add-on functionality like labor management systems and warehouse analytics have been growing at impressive rates.
By Jeff Berman · August 7, 2012
The Warehouse Management System (WMS) market saw significant growth in 2011, increasing by 10%, according to data from Dedham, Mass.-based ARC Advisory Services.
<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?

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From the June 2016 Issue
In the wildly unstable ocean cargo carrier arena, three major consortia are fighting for market share, with some players simply hanging on for survival. Meanwhile, shippers may expect deployment shifts as a consequence of the Panama Canal expansion.
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Supply Chain Software Convergence: Synchronization Realized
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