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Monday, December 01, 2014

Real-time view into massive yard boosts efficiency while reducing the number of yard tenders.

Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Jim Rice, deputy director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics at MIT about supply chain innovation.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

One of the country’s largest pizza makers turned to supply chain software and voice technology to streamline distribution processes and deliver fresh ingredients to its stores.

Pizza maker Papa John’s relies on a suite of supply chain software applications and voice recognition technology to deliver the freshest dough and ingredients to its stores.

Though compensation is climbing less rapidly than in recent years, the percentage of satisfied employees is approaching perfection.
Posted on 11/01 at 01:05 PM
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Omni-channel pressures are driving modular warehouse execution suites built on a WCS core. Here’s how these solutions differ from traditional WCS below and WMS above, and manage fulfillment operations in new, dynamic ways.

In a world where every second matters, new solutions are helping conveyor and sortation systems of all ages achieve previously unthinkable performance targets.
Posted on 11/01 at 12:52 PM
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As the industry successfully harnesses the wealth of available fleet data, opportunities for improvement extend throughout the business.

According to our annual survey, cost efficiency is still king. However, respondents tell us that the multi-channel fulfillment challenge is pushing them to make more economical moves focused on process improvement and layout changes—steps our analysts say are very encouraging.
Posted on 11/01 at 12:37 PM
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Workers no longer need flashlights to read technical drawings.


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