Evolution of the Retail Fulfillment Operation

It’s an omni-channel world, and retail warehouse and DC operations must now seamlessly orchestrate a combination of software, automation, hardware and supporting equipment to meet ever-increasing customer expectations or be rendered irrelevant.

By · June 12, 2017

It’s an omni-channel world, and retail warehouse and DC operations must now seamlessly orchestrate a combination of software, automation, hardware and supporting equipment to meet ever-increasing customer expectations—or be rendered irrelevant.

In this Special Digital issue, the editors of Modern Materials Handling have curated several feature stories that neatly encapsulate the software, hardware, equipment and processes that are helping today’s warehouse and DC operations exceed customer demands. These features touch on the vital pieces that make up today’s sophisticated systems and dive into the role each plays on the way to meeting new customer demands.


Inside this special issue…

  • Voice-directed System Postpones WMS Upgrade
  • ERP Suppliers’ Changing Role
  • The Evolving DC Tech Stack
  • State of Mobility: Part of the Playbook
  • Sustainable Distribution at REI
  • One-touch Production
  • Conveyor and Sortation Keep Up the Pace
  • Rack and Shelving: Engineer for E-commerce
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