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Friday, February 01, 2013

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.

Global 3PL replaces paper-based system with removable RFID tags and cloud-based software to double gate throughput.

Following a transition from a paper-based system, one distributor held sales steady at the height of the economic downturn.

Distributor trims fleet, moves from 90% replenishment accuracy to 100%.

The success of a big project hinges on how well individual parts, and the people responsible for them, come together as a whole.

Modern’s annual Productivity Achievement Awards honor companies that have made outstanding strides in improving operations through materials handling and related information systems.

Overhead handling system saves space and improves productivity in expanded facility.

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.

An attachment’s return on investment is only as good as the planning and training before the purchase.
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