Comprehensive news on the most advanced systems for automated mobile data collection & paperless picking of inventory through RFID and wireless technologies.

Focus On AGVs: Driverless trucks with voice directed picking

Posted 04/01 · 12:06 PM · MMH Editorial
Autonomous Guided Vehicles. Voice+Laser driverless vehicles have industrial grade laser guidance and incorporate voice-directed picking, leaving operators with their hands free to maximize case picking productivity.

Inventory Accuracy: Essential, but Often Overlooked

Posted 03/01 · 12:42 PM · SCMR Editorial
Retailers today are struggling to manage demand across multiple channels while effectively controlling inventory levels. Vital to this process is the accuracy of their inventory systems. Cycle counting is the main technique used to curb inventory record inaccuracy (IRI), but it offers only a static perspective. This article provides clear evidence why retailers need to adopt a more dynamic perspective on their inventory picture.

Six Procurement Actions that Can Boost Your Business

Posted 03/01 · 11:04 AM · SCMR Editorial
When demand sags, inventory can all too easily pile up, putting pressure on the financial performance of the organization. The procurement team can do much to relieve the situation—and in the process exert a powerful impact on overall business performance. The six action steps outlined here can help supply management executives make that difference.

NA 2010: System supports voice-directed picking

Posted 03/01 · 09:31 AM · MMH Editorial
Equipped with voice-directed picking and labor management modules, the RDS 6.0 warehouse control system supports voice-over IP technology.

Putting S&OP on the Fast Track

Posted 01/07 · 10:09 AM · SCMR Editorial
A.T. Cross was facing inventory management and demand forecasting challenges that threatened to stall growth and profitability. The solution: a fast-track S&OP initiative that resolved disconnects in planning processes, dramatically reduced finished goods inventory, sustained service levels, and lowered supply chain costs.

Using voice and bar code scanning at Longos

Posted 07/01 · 09:08 AM · MMH Editorial
Last February, Longos Brothers Fruit markets, a 53-year-old family-owned grocery chain installed a voice-directed picking solution to improve productivity in its distribution centers in Mississauga, Ontario.

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