Warehouse & DC

By Jeff Berman · July 18, 2016
According to CBRE data, industrial availability fell to 8.8. percent in the first quarter, which marked a decrease of 20 basis points from the first quarter’s 9.0 for its lowest reading going back to the second quarter of 2001.
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By Ben Camiel · December 2, 2015
The spacious, expansive nature of the warehouse or distribution center (DC) makes it a prime candidate for managing energy consumption and cutting costs
By Jeff Berman · January 23, 2015
In recently issued research and data, JLL pointed out that its market data indicates rents are on the rise, with companies on the hunt for warehouse and distribution space.
<p>Retailers and distributors are often turning to simple and easily scalable solutions, like voice- or light-enabled picking, to manage their peak demand.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2014
The rise of e-commerce, more frequent promotions, and competitive service-level agreements are creating more peak periods than ever in the DC. Here’s a look at five strategies companies are using to handle peak demand.
<p>Handheld RFID readers can scan large quantities of items simultaneously in a wide or narrow target field.</p> By Josh Bond · June 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 · April 24, 2014
Report highlights executives' focus on direct store delivery processes.
By Michael Levans · February 1, 2014
We use our february issue each year to peer inside the nation’s four walls to get a better view of how materials handling equipment and automated distribution systems are evolving to become even more closely tied to overall logistics and transportation operations.
By Peter Moore · November 1, 2013
Many of us think in terms of three dimensions, but I believe we need to broaden our horizons.
<p>Jerry Imbrenda, fulfillment center manager at the Secaucus facility, with some of the custom-sized boxes from the company’s Smart-size Packaging Program.</p> By Maida Napolitano · June 1, 2013
We go inside the second largest internet retailer’s Secaucus, N.J., fulfillment center to explore its network-wide transformation from a few standard box options to an almost limitless number of custom, right-sized boxes.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2013
Our annual survey finds the industry steadying for a new, slower pace of growth following the release of pent-up demand after the downturn. Yet even as planned spending inside the four walls drops off, facility activity is the highest since 2007—signaling that “doing more with less” has stuck.
By Michael Levans · March 1, 2013
This month we dive into the details of Logistics Management’s 2013 Warehouse/DC Equipment and Technology Survey, our annual study conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that offers a comprehensive snapshot of the investment plans of managers involved in the purchase decision process of materials handlings solutions.
By Maida Napolitano · November 1, 2012
A record response reveals that readership is divided in terms of investment: one side remains cautious, while the other is on the verge of making significant changes to their warehouse/DC operations. How have your operations emerged from the Great Recession?
<p>Automated materials handling technology and new processes are enabling multi-channel retail distribution from one facility.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2012
We examine how warehouse and distribution center design and operations have evolved to play a critical role in meeting overall business objectives in today’s multi-channel world.
<p>Goods-to-person solutions deliver slow- and medium-movers to a workstation for picking, minimizing the time an associate spends walking.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2012
More companies are looking to materials handling automation to improve processes, streamline shipping operations, and lower supply chain operating costs. We asked 10 leading systems integrators what the future of automation holds in store.
By Michael Levans · June 1, 2012
In every issue of Logistics Management (LM) we devote an article to the growing importance that warehouse and distribution center (DC) operations are playing in transportation and overall logistics management.

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