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By Roberto Michel · January 16, 2017
With labor costs and complexities rising in the face of omni-channel fulfillment, the combination of slotting and labor management system functions are helping drive better efficiencies.
By Bridget McCrea · January 15, 2017
With e-commerce sales climbing by double-digit numbers every quarter, here are some best practices warehouse and DC managers can try to work better, smarter and faster.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 13, 2017
Automatic guided vehicles have reduced lift truck traffic, created a safer environment and fully automated the movement of finished goods from production to storage in LEDVANCE’s Kentucky plant.
By Josh Bond · January 13, 2017
The demographics of technician hiring and retiring do not paint a pretty picture for the near- or long-term future of the technical workforce. The lift truck industry is attacking the shortage head-on with improvements and initiatives designed to grow the technicians of tomorrow—today
By Bridget McCrea · January 13, 2017
What new trends and opportunities will emerge for both shippers and software vendors this year in the transportation management systems (TMS) market? We gathered three of our top supply chain software analysts to see where they think the market is headed.
By Josh Bond · January 12, 2017
Electric equipment offers more data, which is only as good as the practices to apply it.
By Patrick Burnson · January 9, 2017
Here are six new Marine Highway projects along the waterways of 17 states and the District of Columbia.
By Patrick Burnson · January 9, 2017
Port executives in the U.S. are calling upon the new presidential administration to make good on campaign promises to invest in infrastructure. Meanwhile, domestic ocean cargo gateways are aiming to digitize their supply chain operations to accommodate larger vessels and the demands
By Josh Bond · January 9, 2017
The demographics of technician hiring and retiring do not paint a pretty picture for the near- or long-term future of the technical workforce. The lift truck industry is attacking the shortage head-on with improvements and initiatives designed to grow the technicians of tomorrow—today
By Patrick Burnson · January 9, 2017
Trade and transport analysts see a turnaround in last year’s negative market outlook, but as global GDP continues to gradually strengthen, carriers in all modes will be challenged to manage capacity while maintaining service levels. Furthermore, sudden shifts in trade policies and agreements may also have an impact on rates.
By John D. Schulz · January 9, 2017
Changes considered by some as “absolutely inevitable” are coming to freight payment services as shippers seek to leverage data for more efficiency. While innovative and data-driven companies insist there’s a better way, skeptics push back with plenty of experience under their belts.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 15, 2016
Uptime is critical at AEO’s highly automated distribution center in Pennsylvania. The maintenance team shares five of the best practices that keep the conveyors and equipment humming
By Bridget McCrea · December 15, 2016
Why a proactive, calculated approach works best when it comes to maintaining and prolonging the useful life of warehouse automation equipment, and five ways to get on the right track now.
By Chris Lewis · December 15, 2016
Although battery maintenance is an issue for a majority of fleet managers, a variety of best practices and solutions can now be implemented quickly.
By Roberto Michel · December 14, 2016
Wearable technologies are nothing new in warehouses. For decades, equipment such as ring scanners, arm-mounted devices, and voice headsets and terminals have made warehouse processes more productive and accurate. That doesn’t mean, however, that wearables are standing still.

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