Software Roundtable: The Supply Chain Execution Puzzle
Exacting service levels have driven the convergence of software solutions from discrete functions to a more holistic platform. The success of each...
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<p>WES must be adept not only at controlling individual islands of automation such as sortation, but coordinating them with other islands of automation and leveling the overall pace of work.</p> By Roberto Michel, Contributing Editor · March 1, 2016
Warehouse execution system (WEC) suppliers are offering higher-level functionality—such as waveless order processing, performance analytics and mobile apps—turning WES into a configurable platform for warehouse operations management.
<p>Erik Rodriguez, director of supply chain (left) and Jonathan Hart, director of physical flows (right).</p>

By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2016
Like many global companies, L’Oreal is facing new demands from its customers in a dynamic market. Robotic layer picking and slotting software are two of the tools the health and beauty leader is using to stay competitive.
By Noel P. Bodenburg · March 1, 2016
Modex 2016, slated to be held from April 4-7, will feature more than 800 exhibits and include a comprehensive educational conference. The event, held at Georgia’s World Congress Center in Atlanta, will offer an array of products to improve productivity in your operations.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2016
Customers demand lease agreements that allow for change, reduce or eliminate penalties, and prevent surprises during or at the end of the term. Finance partners have responded by offering unprecedented flexibility and risk mitigation.
By Bridget McCrea · March 1, 2016
A time when autonomous robots navigate the warehouse or DC unattended could be right around the corner. Is your company ready?
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2016
Modern’s 2016 Productivity Achievement Awards honor companies that have made outstanding strides in improving operations through materials handling and related information systems.
<p>A robotic storage and retrieval system can retrieve a pallet from deep storage system.</p> By Chris Lewis · March 1, 2016
To reduce errors and increase profit margins, food and beverage distributors are implementing four key strategies within their warehouses and distribution centers.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2016
Unified controls improve productivity in all functional areas.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2016
Parts management hardware and software position parts supplier for scalable growth.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2016
To address growing order complexity, robotic butlers bring goods to workers and savings to the bottom line for a 3PL.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2016
Distributor eliminates frequent network outages, enhancing connectivity and morale.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2016
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to MHI's director of membership about the Young Professionals Network and Modex 2016.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2016
Stringent service levels and the pursuit of efficiencies leave no room for downtime, making business continuity essential to operational excellence.
By Chris Lewis · March 1, 2016
By implementing periodic maintenance programs, telematics and Web-based fleet management services, lift truck managers can monitor fleet performance, increase productivity and reduce expenses.
By Roberto Michel · March 1, 2016
Automated warehouses increasingly run the risk of derailing hundreds of orders if mechanization goes down at the wrong time. MRO provisioning best practices protect against extended downtime by assessing which spares are most critical and keeping spares up-to-date, organized and accessible.

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