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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
More customers are demanding value-added services when they order, but too few DCs have developed processes to perform them efficiently.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
One year after the launch of the warehousing and logistics industry’s first and only best-practice certification program, 17 facilities have earned the right to be called “WERC Certified.”
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Efficiency in the warehouse has traditionally driven the distribution process. Now, some leading retailers are looking at the DC to lower the cost of operating their stores.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
A 15-minute walk-through of a facility can tell more about operations than an hour in the conference room.
Until you get the basics right, you'll never get the most from other systems or processes.
Once, consumers took it on faith that their orders would arrive. Today, they want visibility into your stock, their orders and the expected delivery times. That takes more than elves.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Looking to cut your IT costs? An outsourced WMS may be the answer. But beware: While they will work for some, they aren’t for everyone.
In a down economy, using your labor more efficiently is critical to controlling costs.
When it comes to outsourcing, most of us think of turning over warehousing or transportation to a third party to reduce operating costs. But outsourcing pallets can deliver the same benefits.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
As materials handling projects become more complex, end users are demanding more of their project managers, not just their systems.