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By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2015
Despite the prevailing challenges, the less-than-truckload (LTL) market is seeing steady volume growth and solid profits. Our top sector analysts offer their take on this now vital mode as shippers work to obtain the capacity they need at a rate that works for both parties.
By Bridget McCrea · July 1, 2015
Advanced warehouse management systems (WMS) users are taking the next step and figuring out how to drive process efficiency improvements through their applications—rather than just focusing on keeping track of what’s been done. Here are seven different ways they’re making that happen.
By Bridget McCrea · July 1, 2015
As e-commerce demands continue to drive up the need for faster pick speeds, voice technology is infiltrating the warehouse and DC, helping operations gain efficiencies, improve order accuracy, and get products into their customers’ hands faster than ever.
<p>Craig Hayes, vice president of fulfillment for eBay Enterprise, says the Kentucky distribution campus features very little storage because the facilities are focused on fast and flexible order fulfillment, not warehousing.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2015
eBay Enterprise’s Kentucky distribution campus puts a premium on flexible processes and absolute speed to the customer for e-commerce fulfillment.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2015
Tilt tray sortation, RF picking and a light-directed put wall are the tools that speed orders out the door at eBay Enterprise’s Kentucky fulfillment centers.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2015
Following heavy investment in 2014, many users of supply chain software have backed off from spending as they settle into their new systems. Nonetheless, the software market continues to steadily grow as concerns fall away.
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By Josh Bond · July 1, 2015
The market for conventional solutions continues to rise, even as innovative variations help the industry chart a new course.
By Sara Pearson Specter · July 1, 2015
With operational flexibility and safety best practices guiding automotive manufacturing facilities, automatic guided vehicles and carts are now doing more than just bring components and kitted parts to lineside workers.
By Bridget McCrea · July 1, 2015
A look at what’s new in voice, mobile and pick-to-light technology for today’s warehouses and distribution centers.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2015
Popular online grocer cuts scrap rate, reduces IT burden with cloud-based warehouse management system.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2015
Production uptime saves $1.5 million with browser-based enterprise labeling solution.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2015
The system quickly configures requirements and blends orders for multiple clients in each building.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2015
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to 60-year industry veteran about the future of the industry.
By Josh Bond · June 22, 2015
Workers no longer need flashlights to read technical drawings.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2015
Faced with service issues and declining performance metrics, rail and intermodal providers are keeping investment levels at record highs as they continue to work through the current challenges to get back to pre-recession performance levels.

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Lodge Manufacturing: Distribution Cast in Iron
A new facility, iPhones and a new WMS allowed cookware manufacturer Lodge to double its business for...
Rochester Drug Cooperative: Robots ready for work
It’s still early stages, but Rochester Drug Cooperative is proving that mobile robotic piece...

System Report: Pouch sorter powers Stage’s fulfillment needs
How a hometown department store chain transformed its e-fulfillment processes with pouch sortation...
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