Distribution Center

By Bob Trebilcock · March 8, 2017
Distribution center and warehouse managers who think they’re not in the center of the supply chain are kidding themselves. We talked to managers, consultants and academics about the supply chain processes most likely to impact DCs today.
By MMH Staff · January 4, 2017
Third biennial report shows 25% increase in consumers receiving an incorrect item for a second time after returning an incorrect order.
By Jeff Berman · December 8, 2016
The industrial real estate firm pointed to myriad factors for better than good market conditions in 2016, which it said are likely to continue in 2017, including: low interest rates, strong consumer spending, and e-commerce activity continuing to heat up. And on top of that JLL cited how potential future infrastructure investment, coupled with continued company expansion, could serve as demand drivers for future warehouse and distribution center development, too.
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By LM Staff · November 15, 2016
Before investing in a new system, it’s important to know what to look for – so you leverage all the potential benefits of dimensioning, today and in the future.
WEBCAST
By MMH Staff · November 14, 2016
During this webcast we’ll examine the current activities, trends, and best practices in warehouse and DC operations management and how companies plan to address complex issues associate with omni-channel fulfillment.
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By MMH Staff · November 3, 2016
Mathematical modeling — more complex in warehouse design than in sizing a church or synagogue — helps find the balance between peak and normal activities to right-size the distribution center and its material handling equipment
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By LM Staff · October 26, 2016
Every day, companies across a wide range of industries use LEAN in their supply chains, warehouses and distribution centers, finance departments, and customer service centers, among other areas. LEAN practices improve safety, quality, and productivity by extracting cost and waste from all facets of an operation – from the procurement of raw materials to the shipment of finished goods.
By MMH Staff · September 15, 2016
Acqusition to expand Pregis's North American product portfolio to include a complete line of paper void fill, cushioning and block/brace solutions.
By MMH Staff · August 30, 2016
Biannual report shows continuous growth spurred by new construction in emerging markets.
By MMH Staff · August 30, 2016
Market for automated guided vehicles expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2022.
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By MMH Staff · July 20, 2016
Used as a stand-alone or as a complementary technology to laser- and camera-based data capture, Radio-Frequency Identification technologies offer an increasingly affordable and automated means to improve inventory accuracy and omni-channel fulfillment execution. RFID White Paper, RFID Automation from SICK,
By MMH Staff · July 7, 2016
Name change accompanies broader range of integrated solutions.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 8, 2016
A high-speed conveyor and sortation system at Hibbett Sports’ Alabama distribution center speeds cases to its stores while put-to-light allows the retailer to replenish at the SKU level.
By MMH Staff · April 27, 2016
Seven in 10 decision makers to accelerate investment by 2020 to meet heightened customer expectations.
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By Newcastle · April 11, 2016
Being able to identify and remove waste within a facility’s process is what separates today’s DC professional from their competition.

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