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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.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2014
New system provides carryover benefits from DC to materials management for hospital staff.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2014
Vertical lift modules improve productivity, safety and security while cutting damage, wasted time and square footage.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2014
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to industry veteran John Hill about winning the Alan Gilligan Award for lifetime achievement in the materials handling industry.
By John D. Schulz · October 1, 2014
Three years ago, Candace Holowicki, the company’s director of global transportation and logistics, joined its Global Services Organization and helped to level functional silos and bring together procurement, logistics, operations, and continuous improvement areas—a move that now saves millions annually.
By Jeff Berman · October 1, 2014
New research and analysis offers suggestions of a new modal mix and a subsequent distribution process designed to help retailers meet more pressing customer demands.
By Bridget McCrea · October 1, 2014
We explore the progress supply chain management (SCM) applications are making in the cloud, pinpoint key benefits, attempt to demystify the concerns, and discuss which solutions are helping to solidify cloud delivery in this somewhat reluctant market.
By Josh Bond · October 1, 2014
As the industry successfully harnesses the wealth of available lift truck fleet data, opportunities for improvement extend throughout the operation.
<p>Lewis Hornsby, vice president of global logistics and fulfillment.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2014
BRG Sports’ new DC was designed from the ground up as an omni-channel, omni-brand distribution and manufacturing facility. Most of all, the materials handling solution optimizes fulfillment and takes touches out of the process.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2014
BRG Sports’ new facility relies on a warehouse control system and voice-directed picking to synchronize parallel pick and pack activities across pick modules.
By Roberto Michel · October 1, 2014
Modern’s annual reader survey gives insight on pooling, customer compliance, used wood pallets and other trends, though price still rules as the top driver.

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