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Friday, May 01, 2015

Southern Wine & Spirits’ Northern California DC was designed to maximize throughput and accommodate growth for years to come.

Digital connections are spreading throughout the industry, enabling mobile, automated and real-time processes. But when opportunity overshadows security risks, new technologies can increase your exposure.

Rack design is moving from the concrete to the C-suite as more users quantify the impact of storage on process efficiency.

WMS vendors have integrated key “execution” apps like LMS, slotting and TMS with their core systems, creating platforms for execution. The latest generation of these platforms also may weave in distributed order management, supply chain planning and demand management while building in flexibility for rapidly shifting fulfillment requirements.

Fabric curtain walls separate workers from temperature, noise and equipment traffic.
Posted on 05/01 at 08:33 AM
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Voice-directed picking spreads like wildfire through the distribution network, improving productivity by 25%.

The most wasteful service call is the one that didn’t need to be made in the first place.
Posted on 05/01 at 08:29 AM
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Compatible with AIAG bulk containers, supplier-agnostic, handheld totes help automakers reduce freight costs.

Manufacturers, retailers and third-party logistics organizations are investing massive amounts of effort and money—in a very short period of time—to ratchet up systems automation, install collaboration software and deploy mobile technology across the enterprise that can keep up with the pace of our new world.
Posted on 05/01 at 08:25 AM
ColumnsThis Month In ModernAutomationMay 2015SecurityThis Month In ModernPermalink


As automatic data collection (ADC) technologies become affordable and ruggedized, a wider swath of logistics operations are turning to a range of equipment and software to gain efficiencies and meet the growing demands of their customers.
Posted on 05/01 at 08:24 AM
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