September 2011

<p>Items are picked to totes from a number of different picking zones and then conveyed to one of the sorter induction areas, where they are placed on the tilt tray sortation system.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2011
The large, direct-to-consumer retailer’s new warehouse relies on a sophisticated warehouse control system to pick up to 400,000 items a day.
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20th Annual study of logistics and Transportation Trends (Masters of Logistics). Our annual study identifies three specific areas of logistics and transportation management that could yield disastrous results if not addressed. In 2011, those who accept the status quo may not be heard from for years to come.
<p>WCS or WMS? In highly automated distribution centers, warehouse control systems are taking on more order fulfillment responsibilities.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2011
Warehouse control systems (WCS) are driving big productivity gains in highly automated facilities. Here’s a look at how these systems are evolving.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Lorie King Rogers · September 1, 2011
Professionals working in the materials handling industry tell Modern that optimism is on the rise and so are paychecks.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2011
While industry analysts slightly differ on who belongs on the “Top 25” list this year, all agree that the most dynamic freight forwarders are only going to get bigger and smarter as the global marketplace becomes more complex.
By Sarah · September 1, 2011
Freight traffic in Europe is steadily growing, and most of its ports, air carriers, and third party logistics providers are making investments in infrastructure and networks to cope with today’s new challenges and increase their safety and environmental standards.
By John D. Schulz · September 1, 2011
By continually working to expand its 3PL relationship, this fast-growing manufacturer has been able to concentrate on the bigger picture—expanding into new markets, launching new products, gaining efficiencies in its operations, and reducing manufacturing and labor costs.
By Bridget McCrea · September 1, 2011
The nebulous term gets thrown around quite a bit in logistics and supply chain circles, but what does it mean, how is it achieved, and what benefit does it bring to your logistics operations?
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2011
Labor savings within the four walls of the warehouse/DC is no longer the primary driver behind choosing a highly automated system. Today, materials handling automation solutions represent a broader supply chain play that improves inventory replenishment, advances piece picking, and cuts transportation costs.
By Lorie King Rogers · September 1, 2011
Global supplier of professional hair care products uses a voice solution to streamline workflows and reduce labor and improve accuracy.
By Lorie King Rogers · September 1, 2011
UK publisher uses voice technology to increase productivity and achieve a nearly perfect pick accuracy rate of 99.98%.
By Michael Levans · September 1, 2011
One of the many satisfying benefits of covering a market over many years is watching trends evolve into operating procedures that revolutionize how companies conduct business.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2011
Narrow aisle new adopters and veterans alike should review technology, safety and equipment setup.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2011
Productivity Alliance's Tom Legaly talks to Modern about the state of warehouse control systems (WCS).
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