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

Inventory Optimization: Show Me the Money

Posted 07/19 · 04:52 PM · SCMR Editorial
Minimizing inventory investment and carrying costs while maintaining high service levels can be a tough balancing act. But best-practice companies have shown that it can be done - profitably.

Samaritan’s Feet: The Trials and Triumphs of a Global Non-Profit

Posted 05/02 · 07:44 AM · SCMR Editorial
Moving much-needed athletic footwear to some of the most remote corners of the globe can be a daunting supply chain challenge. But the humanitarian aid organization Samaritan’s Feet has persevered and is working steadily toward its goal of delivering 10 million pairs of shoes to 10 million people in 10 years. The lessons SF has learned along are instructive for any supply chain professional.

The Powerful Potential of Demand Management

Posted 05/02 · 07:37 AM · SCMR Editorial
The ability to see customer demand and align it with your supply chain—what’s called demand management—has become a truly crucial capability. But many supply chain managers still struggle with building this capability in their organizations. A new survey uncovers the challenges they typically face and points to opportunities for successfully overcoming them.

Portable A-frame from SI Systems

Posted 03/24 · 05:54 AM · MMH Editorial
The new automated picking device features a 16-channel unit that can be rolled up to a conveyor, plugged into a 110-volt outlet without special cabling and dispense up to 2,000 pieces per hour.

ProMat 2011 throws open its doors to 30,000 attendees, plus offers access to Automate

Posted 03/21 · 07:00 AM · MMH Editorial
ProMat attendees will find more than 700 exhibits, two keynotes, two educational tracks and 80 educational sessions spread over four days.

How Inventory Optimization Opens Pathways to Profitability

Posted 03/19 · 07:48 AM · SCMR Editorial
Inventory optimization—the process of scientifically determining the right inventory levels across the supply chain—has never been easy. But advanced tools now available are enabling companies to do the job faster, more accurately, and with greater business impact. In fact, industry leaders are finding that IO can drive greater profitability through lower inventories, better fill rates, and ultimately a more satisfied customer.

ISM Non-Manufacturing Index up for 15th straight month in February

Posted 03/03 · 12:31 PM · LM Editorial
The ISM’s index for measuring the sector’s overall health—known at the NMI—was 59.7 in January, a 2.3 percent increase from December. Like the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business, a reading above 50 represents growth.

Cross dock fuels growth at Dots

Posted 02/24 · 08:09 AM · LM Editorial
By banking on a combination of cross-docking and flow-through distribution to rapidly provide its customers with the latest fashions at affordable prices, the retailer has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in a highly competitive retail landscape.

The State of Automation

Posted 02/24 · 01:07 AM · LM Editorial
Technology and innovation inside the four walls are changing the face of inventory management and transportation operations. Are you ready for the brave, new world?

Casebook 2011: For Georgia-Pacific, a small footprint was a big step forward

Posted 01/06 · 08:52 AM · MMH Editorial
A fresh approach to palletizing for a high-SKU, low-rate manufacturer improves safety and workflow.

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