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By Roberto Michel · June 1, 2015
ERP vendors who focus on the SME market seek to rival Tier 1 WMS vendors on deeper warehouse management functionality—while playing “suite card” on e-commerce and ERP foundation.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2015
At the healthcare distributor’s Libertyville, Ill., distribution center, mobile robots are handling totes, filling orders and enabling growth.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2015
Goods-to-person picking is just one of the processes that allows Medline to meet its customers’ stringent requirements.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2015
Cisco says the warehouse of the future will focus on automation and integration across the supply chain. That doesn’t necessarily mean automated materials handling.
By Bridget McCrea · June 1, 2015
An inside view of the ergonomic strides that one international manufacturer is making in its plants and warehouses.
<p>Automation can support replenishment and pick productivity by increasing SKU accessibility throughout a facility.</p> By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
As the pull of consumer demand replaces the push of the traditional supply chain, the replenishment function is being pulled in more than one direction. Following successes in pick optimization, the industry is turning its attention to reaping the benefits of refined replenishment.
<p>The industry might soon see best-of-breed receiving solutions to help ensure accurate dimensional data throughout a facility.</p> By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
After major parcel carriers introduced new rate structures, the industry is still scrambling to identify and eliminate every cubic inch of waste.
<p>Automated order verification stations use singulating belts and fixed position scan technology to efficiently check and document outgoing shipments.</p> By Roberto Michel · June 1, 2015
Chain of custody initiatives in health care supply chains face new FDA mandates, and compliance isn’t simple. Here’s a look at some of the considerations and systems involved.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
New system provides 92% floor space savings and 30% additional inventory capacity.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
Apparel distributor adds 17,000 locations to increase storage capacity 86%.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
With room to grow, the new system is more efficient and secure.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
Meat distribution company improves quality control in refrigerated storage facilities.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2015
Vice chair of the Ergonomic Assist Systems & Equipment (EASE) group at MHI talks to Modern about ergonomics in today's warehouse.
By Michael Levans · May 5, 2015
Our panel of supply chain technology analysts dive into the trends they think are shaping the future of logistics management. The common thread remains the push toward hyper-interoperability—where technology, people, and process collaborate to create true visibility, accurate orders, and happy customers.
By John D. Schulz · May 1, 2015
Well-run private fleets continue to set the gold standard for service, safety, and accountability. However, operating a highly efficient fleet takes work—and money. Increasingly, private fleet managers are operating a “blended” operation, alternating between their own trucks and for-hire options to help mitigate costs.

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