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<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.
<p>By adding voice picking technology, Newegg boosted productivity while reducing training time for new hires from four days to two hours.</p> By Josh Bond · September 1, 2014
Blended with light-directed picking, voice picking supports peak season and variable SKU locations for Internet retailer.
By Mark Pearson · September 1, 2014
In a very real sense, supply chain management is about managing risk: anticipating, avoiding, and minimizing supply chain upheavals caused by weather events, political havoc, technology problems, economic turmoil, market changes, currency swings, supply shortages and labor strife, to name but a few.
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2014
The P3 Network was nixed in June, and now the world’s largest ocean cargo carriers are facing a vexing dilemma: how to reorganize global services and still make money. Meanwhile, shippers will be forced to manage other huge carrier partnerships during this peak season.
By Bridget McCrea · August 1, 2014
With ERP vendors gaining traction in the supply chain execution market, top analysts suggest that best-of-breed providers are going to need to step up their game. We dissect the intersection of ERP and supply chain management software and discuss how the cloud could drive further progress.
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2014
Long regarded as upstarts, today’s emerging markets are demanding respect as they vie for genuine contention in today’s global marketplace. These climbers are concentrating on their logistical advantages to capture market share and attract new investment.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2014
Once seen as a necessary evil, lift truck maintenance costs prove ripe for efficiencies that save money and boost productivity. We look into new best practices and technologies that help introduce discipline into fleet management.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2014
Canada’s largest rail operator has developed a new parts management and maintenance program to reduce the downtime of mobile cranes at its intermodal terminals.
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By Josh Bond · August 1, 2014
Our list grows top heavy following another big merger, but after a year of relative calm, the market is heating up once again.
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By Josh Bond · August 1, 2014
With plans to buy a total of more than 1,100 lift trucks in coming months, readers share their perspectives on spending, maintenance practices and technology usage.
By Roberto Michel · August 1, 2014
With use by Walmart, BMW and other large, 24/7 facility operators, hydrogen-powered lift trucks are proven at the higher end of the market, but can they catch on elsewhere? Fuel cell providers are betting that turnkey, streamlined offerings will help.

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