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

The Case for Managing MRO Inventory

Posted 03/01 · 08:00 PM · SCMR Editorial
In many organizations, maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) inventory accounts for a significant slice—as much as 40 percent—of the annual procurement budget. Yet it is still not managed with the level of rigor typically applied to production inventory. There are five basic practices that can quickly close the gap with best practices in MRO inventory management.

Top 8 guidelines to improve inventory management

Posted 03/01 · 07:21 AM · MMH Editorial
Our panel—representing a combined 80 years of inventory experience—gets back to the basics, reviewing critical strategies that some organizations have been neglecting over the past several years.

Data collection: How small data points inform the big picture

Posted 02/01 · 04:34 PM · MMH Editorial
From RFID tags to mobile computers, visibility into operational details can lead to significant productivity improvements. Here’s a look at how three companies moved forward from paper-based systems and never looked back.

RFID streamlines yard management, enhances visibility

Posted 02/01 · 04:32 PM · MMH Editorial
Global 3PL replaces paper-based system with removable RFID tags and cloud-based software to double gate throughput.

Rugged mobile computers help weather the economic storm

Posted 02/01 · 04:31 PM · MMH Editorial
Following a transition from a paper-based system, one distributor held sales steady at the height of the economic downturn.

Bar code system improves visibility into product and equipment

Posted 02/01 · 04:29 PM · MMH Editorial
Distributor trims fleet, moves from 90% replenishment accuracy to 100%.

ASICS finds the perfect fit

Posted 02/01 · 04:22 PM · MMH Editorial
When the athletic footwear maker flipped the switch on its 520,000-square-foot paperless DC it completely transformed the way it processed orders. Today its mobile equipment affords real-time inventory management, improved communication among floor supervisors, and new efficiencies in shipping operations.

Motorola introduces rugged vehicle mount computer

Posted 01/24 · 03:55 PM · MMH Editorial
Motorola Solutions (Booth 4576) introduced its next generation of rugged vehicle mount computers at ProMat.

Voxware showcases cloud-based voice solution

Posted 01/23 · 03:52 PM · MMH Editorial
Equipment costs included in monthly per-user fee.

Vocollect helps users expand use of voice beyond picking

Posted 01/23 · 03:47 PM · MMH Editorial
Voice technology is expanding beyond picking and into an active data collection methodology that can help companies boost productivity, particularly in low margin industries, said Ron Kubera, senior VP and general manager of Vocollect (Booth 3964) in an interview Wednesday.

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