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Friday, July 01, 2016

Running short of space in its old facility, Destination Maternity Corp. built a new, highly automated DC driven by an integrated warehouse management and execution system. The result is a strategic weapon helping to drive the business forward.
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The demands of e-commerce and omni-channel continue to increase, and the need to work smarter and faster is growing. Yet for the first time in years, it looks like companies are taking a step back to rethink their supply chain software investments. Modern Materials Handling Software User Survey, Warehouse Software Survey 2016, WMS Survey 2016

ADC device technology continues to advance, but suppliers increasingly emphasize continuous monitoring and IoT-type sensing and analytic solutions as much as new hardware. The goal is better decision support as data capture evolves.

The “waveless” order fulfillment trend in warehouses is more than continuously releasing orders instead of batching work into waves—it’s an overall approach to metering and pacing the flow of work to optimize labor and equipment.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

A high-speed conveyor and sortation system at Hibbett Sports’ Alabama distribution center speeds cases to its stores while put-to-light allows the retailer to replenish at the SKU level.

The race is on to close the last mile delivery gap, cut costs and improve customer service.

Moving product through a warehouse or distribution center often comes down to the basics: casters, tuggers and carts. Innovations in these simple solutions are increasing ergonomics, productivity and safety for workers on the floor.

With automotive sales rebounding, manufacturers are reshoring operations to North America and investing in automation equipment and technologies.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

The fulfillment engine of the past was based on historical data, hazy predictions and an assumption that it would remain unchanged for some time. The industry is now working to take the mystery out of the future and build systems that will not just stand the test of time, but ace it.



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