Information Management

By Josh Bond · October 2, 2015
Tourism and population growth drives Wyoming Liquor Division to upgrade alcohol distribution.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2015
Double-digit increases in inventory accuracy lead to 20% savings on returns and reprocessing.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2015
Relocated repack operation replaces paper with voice-directed picking to improve accuracy and productivity.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2015
Convenience distributor reduces labor costs by 30% with mobile work execution system.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2015
Software solution improves visibility while keeping pace with rapid growth.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2015
Voice-directed picking with manager dashboard improves visibility and productivity.
By Roberto Michel · October 1, 2015
RFID can automatically capture item-level inventory data without extra handling, leading to improved visibility for many types of goods. Here’s a look at how companies are looking to make the most of that visibility.
<p>Smart glasses can speed up order picking by allowing hands-free operation and keeping pickers focused on value-added picking tasks.</p> By Roberto Michel · August 1, 2015
Data collection devices for the warehouse have long been RF enabled and mobile, but heavily focused on simple data capture routines. Now tablets, smart phones and other devices are supporting richer apps and management activity, while wearable, wireless printers give warehouse workers the capability to perform efficient, on-demand printing.
<p>The industry might soon see best-of-breed receiving solutions to help ensure accurate dimensional data throughout a facility.</p> By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
After major parcel carriers introduced new rate structures, the industry is still scrambling to identify and eliminate every cubic inch of waste.
By MMH Staff · May 12, 2015
IT capabilities, including system administration, database administration and software patch management, allow customers to outsource one function or all.
By Roberto Michel · May 1, 2015
WMS vendors have integrated key “execution” apps like LMS, slotting and TMS with their core systems, creating platforms for execution. The latest generation of these platforms also may weave in distributed order management, supply chain planning and demand management while building in flexibility for rapidly shifting fulfillment requirements.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2015
Fleet costs don’t stop at the purchase price, and expanded collaboration between fleet managers, dealers and finance partners is changing the way fleet costs are managed over time.
By Roberto Michel · March 1, 2015
Fleet optimization and delivery tracking solutions improve “last mile” e-commerce deliveries, but success with final delivery depends on a solid process. Beginning upstream with DC network design, implementing fulfillment rules at the order management and WMS levels, and streamlining processes in the DC all pave the way for an efficient last mile.
By Roberto Michel · February 1, 2015
ERP vendors who focus on the SME market seek to rival Tier 1 WMS vendors on deeper warehouse management functionality, while playing “suite card” on e-commerce and ERP foundation.
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2015
As inventory visibility advances the art of omni-channel fulfillment, retail stores and distribution centers are driven to develop new skill sets

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