Filed in Warehouse & DC
Friday, June 01, 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.
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) we devote an article to the growing importance that warehouse and distribution center (DC) operations are playing in transportation and overall logistics management.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
Proponents have changed the conversation and have started tagging at the item level in what the industry is now calling a “source-to-store” approach.
Thursday, September 01, 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.
Friday, July 01, 2011
Whether driven by reducing costs or by new business strategies, our panel of experts says that rethinking your distribution network has become more important than ever.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Tired of throwing good money after bad, fleet managers are turning to training, technology, and dealer support to better understand when to replace, repair, or retire.
Sunday, May 01, 2011
For more than a decade, the fashion giant’s WMS has kept pace with several ERP integrations and the installation of a slew of materials handling equipment—all in an effort to keep the company on top of the fickle fashion world.
Friday, April 01, 2011
Over the past six years, the tortilla manufacturer has rolled out a combination of wireless technologies—from handhelds, to wireless networks, to RFID—to automate transactions, track assets, and manage labor and inventory in its distribution and warehouse operations. Here’s how they made it happen.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
The number of supply chain organizations planning to spend on materials handling equipment and technology is increasing; but after being in “survival mode” for so long, budgets are small and decision makers are still wary.
Seven years after the Wal-Mart RFID mandate, the technology is alive and growing in logistics and supply chain operations. While most companies are not attempting to track cases and pallets through an open supply chain—which was the idea back in 2003—a new vision for RFID is taking hold and driving real value for early adopters.
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