Inventory Management

By MMH Staff · November 16, 2017
10th annual study shows two-thirds of shoppers prefer next- or same-day delivery as retailers work to bring the online experience into the physical store.
By MMH Staff · November 7, 2017
The solution increased the distributor’s labor productivity significantly—to more than 180 lines an hour, per order.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 6, 2017
In a new facility, iPhones and a new WMS allowed cookware manufacturer Lodge to double its business for the fourth time in 20 years and shorten order delivery time from 10 days to three.
By Josh Bond · October 10, 2017
Eighty-year-old fashion company grows e-commerce business three years ahead of initial forecast. Warehouse improvement case studies.
By Bridget McCrea · October 3, 2017
Plagued by stock-outs and poor inventory visibility? Here are a few practical best practices and technologies that can significantly improve inventory management inside today’s rapidly evolving warehouse and DC operations.
By MMH Staff · September 14, 2017
Acquisition follows the announcement of the acquisition of HighJump Software, sister company to TrueCommerce, by Körber AG.
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2017
Online retail behemoth Amazon is many different things to many people, but one thing all other retailers have in common when it comes to Amazon is that they are falling behind and at a rapid pace in many cases. That essentially served as the thesis of recent research report issued by AlixPartners, entitled “No, you can’t compete with Amazon. Stop trying.” That is a title that clearly leaves nothing on the table to be sure, but it is justified in more than a few ways.
By Kate Kotecki, Contributing Editor · May 9, 2017
By taking a fresh look at their cycle counting practices, warehouse and DC teams are creatively using existing technology and resources to expand their cycle count benefits.
By MMH Staff · September 26, 2016
Reconfigured Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program will streamline preparation process and improve efficiency.
By Roberto Michel · September 1, 2016
Warehouse management systems (WMS) are the main modes for inventory control and fulfillment management in DCs, but many legacy systems have been in service for 15 to 20 years or more and weren’t designed to accommodate e-commerce needs. Here’s what rises to the top of the list in today’s WMS decisions.
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By MMH Staff · August 3, 2016
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By MMH Staff · July 21, 2016
Acquisition to enhance capabilities in transportation, cold storage and light manufacturing.
By Roberto Michel · July 1, 2016
ADC device technology continues to advance, but suppliers increasingly emphasize continuous monitoring and IoT-type sensing and analytic solutions as much as new hardware. The goal is better decision support as data capture evolves.
By Roberto Michel · July 1, 2016
The “waveless” order fulfillment trend in warehouses is more than continuously releasing orders instead of batching work into waves—it’s an overall approach to metering and pacing the flow of work to optimize labor and equipment.
By MMH Staff · June 2, 2016
New research from Penn State finds that MRO is moving from an afterthought to an advantage for those leaders taking a new approach.

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