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By Bob Trebilcock · February 7, 2017
J&J Vision Care brings together a variety of automated technologies, including an innovative goods-to-person picking solution, at its Jacksonville DC.
By Roberto Michel · February 7, 2017
In warehouses and DCs, planning solutions tend to take a back seat to execution system functions. Vendors are working to boost the trust factor using tools that break down forecasts and blend with analytics.
By Josh Bond · February 7, 2017
To meet increasingly extreme demands, automated storage systems in distribution and manufacturing applications are working to take the static out of storage and keep product and enterprise on the move. Automated Storage Solutions for warehousing. Automated Storage and retreaval
By Josh Bond · February 6, 2017
A seemingly simple step, receiving is an opportunity to make or break efficiency later in the distribution process.
By Patrick Burnson · February 2, 2017
The flurry of buyouts and consolidation in the ocean cargo arena has shippers scrambling to book space and reconfigure supply chains this season. Meanwhile, logistics managers must make sense of new rumors that yet another major player may be for sale.
By Sriram Narayanan, Vallabh Sambamurthy and Thomas Y. Choi · February 1, 2017
There are more options for purchasing Cloud-based supply chain software applications than ever. The key is realizing the value and savings promised by Cloud vendors.
By Patrick Burnson · January 31, 2017
While most of the world withdraws inward, Southeast Asia is practicing effective cooperation between the state and private sectors to improve its logistics infrastructure and services to attract even more multi-national interest.
By Bridget McCrea · January 31, 2017
By taking the process to the product, mobility enables a more streamlined, more accurate and faster approach to warehouse and DC management in today’s e-commerce age.
By Michael Bentley- Partner at Revenue Analytics, a tech-enabled consulting firm in Atlanta, GA · January 31, 2017
Armed with licenses from both China and the U.S., the online retailer is now positioned to buy space on container ships at wholesale rates and resell at retail rates, which will allow the company to connect two of the world’s largest markets while cutting out competitors.
By Josh Bond · January 17, 2017
Equipped with new sensors and smart software, automatic guided vehicles are pursuing and eliminating non-value-added movement of goods in warehouses and DCs.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 16, 2017
The lighting manufacturer reaped savings by reducing maintenance costs and product damage, and using labor more productively. The bottom line: A two-year ROI.
By Roberto Michel · January 16, 2017
With labor costs and complexities rising in the face of omni-channel fulfillment, the combination of slotting and labor management system functions are helping drive better efficiencies.
By Bridget McCrea · January 15, 2017
With e-commerce sales climbing by double-digit numbers every quarter, here are some best practices warehouse and DC managers can try to work better, smarter and faster.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 13, 2017
Automatic guided vehicles have reduced lift truck traffic, created a safer environment and fully automated the movement of finished goods from production to storage in LEDVANCE’s Kentucky plant.
By Josh Bond · January 13, 2017
The demographics of technician hiring and retiring do not paint a pretty picture for the near- or long-term future of the technical workforce. The lift truck industry is attacking the shortage head-on with improvements and initiatives designed to grow the technicians of tomorrow—today

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