December 2016 Issue

In this issue:
  • Sustainable distribution at REI
  • Big Picture: Supply chain education
  • Information Management: Trends in wearables
  • Special Report: Top 20 warehouses 2016
  • Equipment Report: Mezzanines


IN THIS ISSUE
By · December 14, 2016
Wearable technologies are nothing new in warehouses. For decades, equipment such as ring scanners, arm-mounted devices, and voice headsets and terminals have made warehouse processes more productive and accurate. That doesn’t mean, however, that wearables are standing still.


By · December 14, 2016
Specialty outdoor retailer REI’s new distribution center brings together the next generation of materials handling and sustainability into one facility. Renewable energy powered distribution center. REI Sustainability


By · December 14, 2016
The public warehousing market continued to chart steady gains amid ongoing consolidation in 2016.


By · December 13, 2016
The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) has released its annual Top 25 List of the largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics providers in the world.


By · December 13, 2016
I find it inspiring when our System Report focuses on an organization that “walks it like it talks it,” especially when its aspirational mission is truly reflected in its actions, its operations, and its overall business strategy.


By · December 13, 2016
Here are five key developments to watch as executive and continuing education make their way into the broader supply chain.


By · December 13, 2016
Automation, software help omni-channel retailers and e-tailers manage the demands of small parcel shipping


By · December 13, 2016
Attachments can impact a forklift’s rated capacity, but by how much? Too many equipment users don’t know the answer. Lift truck safety equipment to help reduce risk. Forklift safety features


By · December 13, 2016
Craig Porter, president of The Renaissance Companies, has built distribution centers in Phoenix for some of the country’s best-known companies. Still, he says, the REI building stands out.


By · December 13, 2016
Whether in existing facilities or new ones, mezzanines are a critical tool in the industry’s effort to optimize space.


By · December 13, 2016
REI’s new Arizona LEED Platinum, Net Zero Energy facility brings together two automation technologies to manage store replenishment and e-commerce fulfillment at the same workstation.


By · December 2, 2016
Metal, paper, composite wood pallets fill niche needs in unit-load handling.


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