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By Roberto Michel, Contributing Editor · September 1, 2014
Faced with booming volumes and subsequent picking challenges, a leading plumbing and heating products distributor integrated voice picking with its warehouse management system (WMS). They’re now fulfilling record volumes more accurately in less time and with fewer people. Here’s how they’re getting it done.
By Roberto Michel, Contributing Editor · September 1, 2014
TMS and YMS expand on integration and supply chain visibility capabilities, gaining a better handle on warehouse constraints in the process.
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By Roberto Michel, Contributing Editor · September 1, 2014
The supply chain software market is evolving toward platforms that optimize end-to-end processes and juggle constraints at all levels. Here’s how several leading suppliers are making progress on this vision.
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By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2014
With most economists forecasting robust growth in U.S. manufacturing, global freight intermediaries must be prepared for a spike in new business - and concurrent expectations for higher levels of performance.
By Michael Levans · September 1, 2014
The leaves are falling and footballs are flying, and that means it’s time to share the findings of Logistics Management’s (LM) Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends (Masters of Logistics), the clearest picture available of transportation spending across the modes and the most comprehensive summary of how logistics professionals are managing their operations in current business conditions.
By Peter Moore · September 1, 2014
As third party logistics providers (3PLs) work to ramp up services for their customers, one area of focus is information management services.
<p>Charles Woods, COO (left) and Wayne Gorsek, CEO of DrVita.com</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2014
Most of us think of automation as only for the big guys. A dietary supplement start-up is turning that idea on its head with carousels, robotic extractors and goods-to-person picking.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2014
Automation fills orders accurately and efficiently in DrVita’s warehouse.
<p>MRO is emerging as an area of competitive differentiation among leading automation providers, who are now touting the depth of their technical bench and their expertise at service parts management.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2014
For years the materials handling industry has focused on providing great solutions for its customers. Maintenance services are the next area of focus.
<p>Simpler interfaces and components on AGVs allow manufacturers to hand over the keys to the end-user.</p> By Josh Bond · September 1, 2014
As software interfaces and vehicle components improve, users of automatic guided vehicles are becoming less reliant on others to use and maintain their own fleets.
<p>Whether you call it process orchestration or supply chain execution (SCE) visibility or integration, leading software executives and analysts agree that TMS and YMS are expanding beyond traditional feature sets to help users coordinate overall processes.</p> By Roberto Michel · September 1, 2014
TMS and YMS expand on integration and supply chain visibility capabilities, gaining a better handle on warehouse constraints in the process.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2014
As customer expectations parallel those in retail, industrial distributors are breaking out of traditional solutions to meet the e-commerce challenge.
<p>Ed Frazelle</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2014
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Ed Frazelle about inventory strategy.
<p>NYK Logistics manages more than 50,000 inbound ocean freight containers from the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach and 30,000 outbound trailers every year, coordinating on-time shipments to 22 different Target DCs across the United States</p> By Josh Bond · September 1, 2014
Location system boosts dock door utilization while eliminating manual checks in the yard for NYK Logistics.
<p>With a new warehouse management system (WMS) and labor management system (LMS) tool, Hopewell Logistics was able to provide clients with a 10% efficiency gain within four months before reaching 18% improvement in the first year.</p> By Josh Bond · September 1, 2014
Hopewell Logistics establishes and maintains standards with mobile dashboards and real-time visibility.

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