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By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Parts now located closer to production lines are picked on first-in, first-out basis.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Forward pick area uses hanging textile compartments to improve picker efficiency.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Grocery distributor sees energy and maintenance savings with fully automatic insulated doors.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Real-time view into massive yard boosts efficiency while reducing the number of yard tenders.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2014
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Jim Rice, deputy director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics at MIT about supply chain innovation.
By Bridget McCrea · November 1, 2014
Leading SCM analysts explore the top trends in cloud-based TMS, share how they’re affecting end-to-end supply chains, and give us the inside track on a few up-and-coming trends we’re soon to see in the cloud.
By Roberto Michel, Contributing Editor · November 1, 2014
According to our annual survey, cost efficiency is still king inside the four walls. However, respondents tell us that the muli-channel fulfillment challenge is pushing them to make more economical moves focused on process improvement and layout changes—steps that our analysts say are very encouraging.
<p>Supply chain software synchronizes DC and store replenishment processes. Meanwhile, inside the DC, order picking is directed by voice technology.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2014
One of the country’s largest pizza makers turned to supply chain software and voice technology to streamline distribution processes and deliver fresh ingredients to its stores.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2014
Pizza maker Papa John’s relies on a suite of supply chain software applications and voice recognition technology to deliver the freshest dough and ingredients to its stores.
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By Josh Bond · November 1, 2014
Though compensation is climbing less rapidly than in recent years, the percentage of satisfied employees is approaching perfection.
By Roberto Michel · November 1, 2014
Omni-channel pressures are driving modular warehouse execution suites built on a WCS core. Here’s how these solutions differ from traditional WCS below and WMS above, and manage fulfillment operations in new, dynamic ways.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2014
In a world where every second matters, new solutions are helping conveyor and sortation systems of all ages achieve previously unthinkable performance targets.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2014
As the industry successfully harnesses the wealth of available fleet data, opportunities for improvement extend throughout the business.
By Roberto Michel · November 1, 2014
According to our annual survey, cost efficiency is still king. However, respondents tell us that the multi-channel fulfillment challenge is pushing them to make more economical moves focused on process improvement and layout changes—steps our analysts say are very encouraging.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2014
Eight-month utility study validates efficiency benefits of integrated and controllable lighting systems.

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