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By By Robert Giacobbe, Robert J. Pitts, and Michael R. Reiss, Accenture · June 1, 2015
With an integrated strategy in place as part of a digital supply network, companies can strategically source transportation events more efficiently. Here’s how to begin the assessment of your internal and external operations on the way to gaining a critical edge.
By Bridget McCrea · June 1, 2015
We define the meaning of “supply chain software convergence,” show how it’s being put to work in logistics operations, and share how vendors are stepping up to offer platforms that work seamlessly with one another in an effort to solve today’s complex challenges.
By John D. Schulz · June 1, 2015
Fueled by NAFTA, trade between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico is booming. But not knowing the nuances and fine print can be costly for U.S.-based business wishing to take advantage of burgeoning, neighboring markets. Here’s how to best play the NAFTA transportation game.
By Roberto Michel · June 1, 2015
ERP vendors who focus on the SME market seek to rival Tier 1 WMS vendors on deeper warehouse management functionality—while playing “suite card” on e-commerce and ERP foundation.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2015
At the healthcare distributor’s Libertyville, Ill., distribution center, mobile robots are handling totes, filling orders and enabling growth.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2015
Goods-to-person picking is just one of the processes that allows Medline to meet its customers’ stringent requirements.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2015
Cisco says the warehouse of the future will focus on automation and integration across the supply chain. That doesn’t necessarily mean automated materials handling.
By Bridget McCrea · June 1, 2015
An inside view of the ergonomic strides that one international manufacturer is making in its plants and warehouses.
<p>Automation can support replenishment and pick productivity by increasing SKU accessibility throughout a facility.</p> By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
As the pull of consumer demand replaces the push of the traditional supply chain, the replenishment function is being pulled in more than one direction. Following successes in pick optimization, the industry is turning its attention to reaping the benefits of refined replenishment.
<p>The industry might soon see best-of-breed receiving solutions to help ensure accurate dimensional data throughout a facility.</p> By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
After major parcel carriers introduced new rate structures, the industry is still scrambling to identify and eliminate every cubic inch of waste.
<p>Automated order verification stations use singulating belts and fixed position scan technology to efficiently check and document outgoing shipments.</p> By Roberto Michel · June 1, 2015
Chain of custody initiatives in health care supply chains face new FDA mandates, and compliance isn’t simple. Here’s a look at some of the considerations and systems involved.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
New system provides 92% floor space savings and 30% additional inventory capacity.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
Apparel distributor adds 17,000 locations to increase storage capacity 86%.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
With room to grow, the new system is more efficient and secure.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
Meat distribution company improves quality control in refrigerated storage facilities.

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