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Saturday, November 01, 2014

As the industry successfully harnesses the wealth of available fleet data, opportunities for improvement extend throughout the business.

According to our annual survey, cost efficiency is still king. However, respondents tell us that the multi-channel fulfillment challenge is pushing them to make more economical moves focused on process improvement and layout changes—steps our analysts say are very encouraging.
Posted on 11/01 at 12:37 PM
FeaturesAutomationSupply ChainNovember 2014Supply Chain SoftwareSt. OngeSupplementE-commercePermalink


Workers no longer need flashlights to read technical drawings.

Eight-month utility study validates efficiency benefits of integrated and controllable lighting systems.

New system provides carryover benefits from DC to materials management for hospital staff.

Vertical lift modules improve productivity, safety and security while cutting damage, wasted time and square footage.

If you’re reading this issue inside your warehouse or distribution center facility take a good look at the people around you. Are they smiling? They should be.

Disciplined battery management in the warehouse can be undermined in the freezer, where shorter runtimes often lead to abuse.

To help manage the demands of e-commerce fulfillment, consider creating right-sized secondary packaging on-demand.
Posted on 11/01 at 11:26 AM
ColumnsPackagingNovember 2014PacksizeRetailPackaging CornerE-commercePermalink


Modern spends 60 seconds talking to industry veteran John Hill about winning the Alan Gilligan Award for lifetime achievement in the materials handling industry.
Posted on 11/01 at 11:21 AM
Features60 SecondsNovember 2014Automatic Data CaptureJohn Hill60 Seconds WithAIMPermalink



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