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2017 Software User Survey: Evaluate, purchase, upgrade
Readers are buying and replacing warehousing and distribution center software in 2017, but not before they do their own homework.
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By Roberto Michel · May 9, 2017
Not only do ERP suppliers offer WMS solutions, they’re pushing the envelope for functions including e-commerce, advanced analytics, prebuilt IoT applications, and global visibility and collaboration hubs. Enterprise Resource Planning offer Warehouse Management Systems solutions
By Kate Kotecki, Contributing Editor · May 9, 2017
By taking a fresh look at their cycle counting practices, warehouse and DC teams are creatively using existing technology and resources to expand their cycle count benefits.
By Chris Lewis · May 8, 2017
To improve end users’ safety and efficiency, overhead handling equipment continues to evolve.
By Roberto Michel · May 3, 2017
Everyone is talking about terms like digitization, Industry 4.0 and digital supply chain management, but what sort of technologies fall under these broad terms, and how will they change the management capabilities at our disposal? To find out, we talked to some noted supply chain analysts, consultants and technology executives and gathered six digital trends to watch.
By Michael Levans · May 2, 2017
While the technological tools needed to create the seamless digital logistics network already exist, this year’s panel says that these enablers need to be applied at a more rapid rate for today’s logistics operations to stay relevant.
By Patrick Burnson · May 2, 2017
While a bevy of high-tech outfits have threatened to disrupt the current freight forwarding marketplace with their digitized offerings, established players are hardly standing still as far as innovation is concerned.
By Josh Bond · May 2, 2017
Fleet management technologies continue to become more capable and more diverse, even as some fleet managers are trying to figure out what all the data means. To help set the table for success, Modern explores some of the flavors available.
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By Patrick Burnson · April 26, 2017
Our “33rd Annual Salary Survey” reflects more diversity entering the logistics management market, and in marked contrast to 2016, paints a rosier outlook for career placement and advancement.
By Chris Lewis · April 10, 2017
Having evolved from a pure maintenance focus, fleet telematics systems are working to perfect the basics.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 10, 2017
Supply chain technicians are in short supply. A new apprenticeship program may be part of the answer.
By Roberto Michel · April 10, 2017
Best practices like network segmentation, encryption and visibility into operations technology-level communications matter to today’s warehouse operators. While they need better uptime, they also must assure IT that sound security methods will be followed.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 5, 2017
How does a fastgrowing, e-commerce startup company build out order fulfillment capabilities? Thrive Market answered that question with its new facility in Indiana.
By Roberto Michel · April 4, 2017
Our annual survey of reader investment levels in materials handling equipment and technology shows that with e-commerce-related pressures growing, they’re bumping up investment in the key enablers for flexibility and efficiency.
By Josh Bond · April 4, 2017
After receiving determines what and how much, it’s time to figure out where and how it should go into storage.
By Bridget McCrea · April 4, 2017
Pushed to the limit by e-commerce and omni-channel, the modern DC needs flexible, safe and efficient conveyor and sortation solutions that support high-velocity operations.

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