June 2014

<p>Tech Data prides itself on something Darryl Branch, senior vice president of logistics and integration, calls an attitude of constant transformation.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · July 31, 2014
One of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology solutions rolled out a WCS, WMS and labor management across six U.S. distribution centers to keep up with demand.
By Bridget McCrea · June 1, 2014
Our new reader survey reveals a cautious approach to supply chain software investment and some lingering uncertainty over the place cloud computing will hold in the greater supply chain solution hierarchy.
By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2014
Trade volumes between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are massive and growing due in no small part to the fact that manufacturers now treat the continent as one seamless market for production and distribution. Our panelists offer insight into the bright outlook for hemispheric trade.
<p>Handheld RFID readers can scan large quantities of items simultaneously in a wide or narrow target field.</p> By Josh Bond · June 1, 2014
The RFID market is showing signs of steady growth as companies work to achieve a meaningful return on investment in specific areas of given processes.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2014
WCS is transforming operations at Tech Data’s Fort Worth, Texas, facility
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2014
The rise of e-commerce, more frequent promotions, and competitive service-level agreements are creating more peak periods than ever in the DC. Here’s a look at five strategies companies are using to handle peak demand.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2014
Incremental changes and simple maintenance can ensure the productivity and safety of operations at the dock.
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By Jeanne Dailey, Mohit Kumar, and Brooks Bentz, Accenture · June 1, 2014
Our team of market leading consultants offers global shippers a strategic approach for optimizing air freight expenditures in a way that simultaneously improves service and capacity.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2014
The first generation of light systems sought to improve accuracy; the second generation enhanced speed; and we’re now entering the third, which is all about efficiency.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2014
By consolidating rack systems at its Cedar Rapids plant, General Mills increased storage capacity and freed up space.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2014
Company sustains sample order program and increases storage capacity by 167%.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2014
High-density solution makes leftover parts easier to find and faster to retrieve.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2014
WMS-integrated doors create an estimated 50% energy savings.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2014
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to the CEO of the Warehousing Education and Research Council on the future of the industry and WERC.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2014
Connected devices offer an opportunity to optimize themselves, driving productivity and efficiency without human intervention.

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