Inventory & Picking

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By MMH Staff · October 19, 2016
The pick module has combined dynamic rack systems with conveyors and flow components to increase productivity and decrease costs.
By MMH Staff · October 17, 2016
The orderpicker has resulted in greater uptime and fewer battery charges, as pick rates have risen by 5%.
By MMH Staff · October 14, 2016
The solution has replaced Merrill Corp.’s paper-based system, resulting in a considerable decline in picking errors.
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By MMH Staff · October 14, 2016
Increase your operation's accuracy and reduce costs associated with errors by deploying automated, goods-to-person, storage and retrieval systems. This white paper outlines a calculation for estimating the true cost of mispicks in order fulfillment to an operation. Kardex White Paper
By Bob Trebilcock · October 10, 2016
With conveyor, a WMS and put-to-light technology, Brownells has improved productivity and efficiency while being more responsive to its customers. Materials Handling systems report, Description of Brownell Ammunition warehouse technologies,
By Josh Bond · October 7, 2016
Mature case-picking operations might not seem like fertile ground for substantial improvements, but new approaches to old favorites can offer big rewards.
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By MMH Staff · September 7, 2016
The expanding growth of personalized selling strategies in B2B Commerce is causing companies to rethink their fulfillment practices, particularly in the areas of inventory management, order velocity, and the ability to meet order commitment dates.
By Roberto Michel · September 1, 2016
Warehouse management systems (WMS) are the main modes for inventory control and fulfillment management in DCs, but many legacy systems have been in service for 15 to 20 years or more and weren’t designed to accommodate e-commerce needs. Here’s what rises to the top of the list in today’s WMS decisions.
By Sara Pearson Specter · September 1, 2016
Retail distribution operations turn to automation and software to support handling practices that strengthen customer loyalty.
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By MMH Staff · August 31, 2016
A new study from Forrester Consulting, commissioned by NetSuite, found that many midmarket, B2B sellers say their ecommerce solutions have contributed to their growth in sales, new customer acquisitions and improved customer relationships.
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By MMH Staff · August 23, 2016
The rise of e-commerce and multi-channel fulfillment has caused distribution centers (DCs) to experience ever-growing numbers of stock-keeping units (SKUs) and more inventory turns, up to an average of nine in 2015.
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By MMH Staff · August 3, 2016
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By Bridget McCrea · August 1, 2016
As the lines between the large enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers and best-of-breed supply chain management applications continue to blur, the ERPs are now moving to create holistic, end-to-end “hubs” that incorporate multiple trading partners, providers and even customers. State of ERP 2016, Enterprise Resource Planning update 2016,
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2016
Destination Maternity’s new facility brings together shuttles, mini-loads, a bomb-bay unit sorter and sophisticated software to drive a true omni-channel distribution environment.
By Roberto Michel · July 1, 2016
The “waveless” order fulfillment trend in warehouses is more than continuously releasing orders instead of batching work into waves—it’s an overall approach to metering and pacing the flow of work to optimize labor and equipment.

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