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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.
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.

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