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Friday, February 01, 2013
Distributor trims fleet, moves from 90% replenishment accuracy to 100%.
When the athletic footwear maker flipped the switch on its 520,000-square-foot paperless DC it completely transformed the way it processed orders. Today its mobile equipment affords real-time inventory management, improved communication among floor supervisors, and new efficiencies in shipping operations.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Motorola Solutions (Booth 4576) introduced its next generation of rugged vehicle mount computers at ProMat.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Equipment costs included in monthly per-user fee.
Voice technology is expanding beyond picking and into an active data collection methodology that can help companies boost productivity, particularly in low margin industries, said Ron Kubera, senior VP and general manager of Vocollect (Booth 3964) in an interview Wednesday.
The recent deployment of a voice-directed picking solution from topVOX (Booth 3573) at Suisan, a Hawaiian food service distributor, is a good indicator of the advantages of the vendor’s “speaker-indepedent” voice technology, Marceline Absil, VP of marketing and sales, said at Wednesday press conference at the company’s booth.
Premiering at ProMat, DAP Technologies (Booth 3959) unveiled its first Android computers. The M9705 tablet and the M4305 handheld device were both engineered to withstand abuse, said Dawn Janssen, marketing communications manager.
The third installment of results from a survey conducted by Intermec (Booth 4263) was released at ProMat, finding that 59% of managers use a metric known as “the perfect order”—meaning picked complete, on-time and error-free—to identify areas for improvement within their facilities.
SICK (Booth 1031) launched a new radio frequency identification (RFID) interrogator at ProMat.
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Wednesday, January 09, 2013
More distribution channels coupled with shorter delivery times and growing product portfolios add pressure to all parts of the supply chain. In response, distribution operations need better visibility from the initial order through production and shipping to efficiently respond to changing needs.