Inventory & Picking

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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.
By MMH Staff · April 26, 2016
Robotic picking solution developed in collaboration with KUKA wins in the Intralogistics & Production Management category.
<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.
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2015
Goods-to-person and made-to-order methodologies enable speedy assembly and fulfillment.
By Jason Gryszkowiec, managing director, retail and direct fulfillment, St. Onge Co. · September 11, 2014
As direct fulfillment volume grows, small adjustments can prevent bottlenecks and postpone large investments.
<p>Ed Frazelle</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2014
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Ed Frazelle about inventory strategy.
By Edward H. Frazelle, Ph.D. · August 13, 2014
Pruning a portfolio of SKUs is hard, but the benefits far outweigh the pain.
By MMH Staff · April 17, 2014
Award jury received more than 3,200 entries from 48 countries in 17 categories.
<p>Paul Jensen, division president of Matthews Marking and Fulfillment Systems, with the new MW Series Pick to Light Module, whose features include full module enclosure.</p> By Roberto Michel · March 18, 2014
Matthews Marking and Fulfillment Systems (Booth 7609) highlighted its new rugged MW Series pick-to-light module at a Tuesday press conference.

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