May 2014

By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2014
With a new voice-directed picking system, Wyoming Liquor Division is handling more split-case picking, additional SKUs and higher customer service levels.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
Modern readers weigh in on their usage of supply chain software, its value to their organizations, and their spending plans for expanding, updating and growing.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
Whether upstream, downstream or elbow-to-elbow, robots and humans are working together to overcome challenges in warehouses and distribution centers.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
The RFID market is showing signs of steady growth as companies work to achieve a meaningful return on investment in specific areas of given processes.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
Flexible warehouse management system mirrors company’s legacy system interface to ease transition for 200 employees.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
Platform unites transportation, warehouse management and labor management systems for national manufacturer/distributor.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
Automotive aftermarket distributor optimizes supply chain with improved warehouse, inventory and customer management.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
Moving assembly lines increase automotive supplier’s productivity while enhancing product protection.
By Mark Pearson · May 1, 2014
A growing number of manufacturing companies are warming up to sustainability—taking aggressive steps to soften and shrink their environmental footprints. However, buy-in from those companies’ suppliers has been less encouraging.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
With or without an investment in technology, a proactive approach to fleet management can improve the health of operator culture and an operation’s bottom line.
By Sara Pearson Specter · May 1, 2014
A variety of labeling solutions can reduce labor and materials costs.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2014
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Jerry Heathman, incoming president, Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) about his role with the organization and the future of the industry.
By Derik Andreoli · May 1, 2014
Cost conscious shippers understand that fuel comprises between 40 percent and 60 percent of ocean carriers’ operating costs, and bunker surcharges are a similarly important line item on a shipper’s own income statement.

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Ever-changing regulations are making it risky for U.S. companies engaged in cross-border trade...
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Top 25 ports: West Coast continues to dominate
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Innovation uses Bluetooth, GPS to measure how long drivers wait for cargo