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Friday, April 18, 2014
Distribution requirements are changing. Few distribution managers would quibble with that statement. The increase in the demand for mixed cases, mixed cartons, aisle ready pallets and, most importantly, the increase in the volume of e-commerce orders is driving new levels of investment in automation.
Saturday, March 01, 2014
As Internet sales surge and customer expectations intensify, companies are working to create a web of inventory visibility, fulfillment speed and order accuracy.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
In warehouses around the world, the lines between WMS and WCS are blurring more and more each day. As they encroach further upon each other's previously well-defined roles, the question of which one is "right" is becoming very difficult to answer. Increasingly, the real-time needs of automated facilities have demanded more business process logic in the WCS layer, and thus emerges a new breed of offering - warehouse execution software (WES).
Sunday, September 01, 2013
The handbag and accessories maker’s new DC was designed to handle store replenishment, wholesale distribution and direct-to-consumer sales
under one roof.
Vera Bradley makes the most of pick-to-light and put-to-light methodologies to optimize order fulfillment.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Third party logistics companies have become an important part of today's supply chain. They have grown as their clients decided to become leaner, conserve capital, and focus on core business strengths and processes.
Monday, July 29, 2013
As the market continues to move to a buy anywhere/ship from anywhere/deliver to anywhere model, distribution is one of the fastest-changing processes in the world of logistics. With the number of online and mobile orders on the rise, manufacturers and distributors are grappling with how to best control their costs while serving customers across multiple channels of distribution.
Monday, July 01, 2013
According to the Gartner, Inc. report, "Supply chain service providers are
combining software, highly skilled employees and enabling technologies to
deliver capabilities that augment existing supply chain organizations." The
report also states that, "These Cool Vendors illustrate the emerging delivery
models and services in supply chain management."
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
How to successfully complete the process of developing a retrofit/expansion or new facility project that's aligned with overarching supply chain goals.
When your distribution center reaches or exceeds design capacity, it is time for action, a thoughtful, positive response so the goals of your business are achieved and the expectations of your customers are satisfied.
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Friday, February 01, 2013
The success of a big project hinges on how well individual parts, and the people responsible for them, come together as a whole.