Mobile Technology

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By Motorola · March 3, 2016
Consumers and businesses take it for granted that they can get almost anything, any time they want it. If you can deliver sooner, with fewer errors, and at a lower cost than your competitors, you have a critical advantage.
By Bridget McCrea · January 1, 2016
Seeking better efficiencies and workforce productivity, logistics organizations are slowly, but consistently embracing the idea of mobile technology within the four walls.
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By Ben Camiel · December 14, 2015
With the growth in export and import container business through the Port of New Orleans and an increase in drivers that travel outside New Orleans, The Kearney knew it had to expand radio communications to improve efficiency and customer service.
By Bridget McCrea · January 1, 2015
The quest to improve worker productivity and enhance order accuracy in an omni-channel distribution environment is pushing more warehouse and DC managers to increase investment in warehouse mobility solutions. According to market thought leaders, not only has mobility arrived, but users are pushing for the next generation.
By Roberto Michel, Contributing Editor · September 1, 2014
Faced with booming volumes and subsequent picking challenges, a leading plumbing and heating products distributor integrated voice picking with its warehouse management system (WMS). They’re now fulfilling record volumes more accurately in less time and with fewer people. Here’s how they’re getting it done.
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By George Kokoris · October 31, 2012
The consumer products industry is undergoing significant change, with "empowered" consumers putting pressure on manufacturers and retailers for greater selection and speed. Traditional forms of consumer outreach are quickly being augmented and, in some cases, replaced by these new ways of communicating, reporting, and promoting.
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By George Kokoris · June 18, 2012
Cara Donna Provision Company was a one-man operation selling fresh deli meat to local Boston businesses. Now, two generations later, the company has grown to become the largest family run and managed broad line food service distributor in all of New England.
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By George Kokoris · June 17, 2012
Minimize short-term disruptions to gain the agility needed to take on long-term disruptions.
By Bridget McCrea · June 1, 2012
The market’s top analysts discuss the trends that are pushing mobility deeper into every-day use and explain just how far we are from realizing real-time supply chain management—complete with logistics visibility that was once only the stuff of dreams.
By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2012
Company officials said this computer—the fifth generation Delivery Information Acquisition Device (DIAD V)—accelerates the delivery of package information to the UPS network and its customers.
By Bridget McCrea · September 1, 2011
The nebulous term gets thrown around quite a bit in logistics and supply chain circles, but what does it mean, how is it achieved, and what benefit does it bring to your logistics operations?
By Bridget McCrea · August 1, 2011
Logistics professionals are certainly moving toward mobile applications to improve overall supply chain operations, but just how fast is it happening? Our technology correspondent gives us a reality check.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 24, 2011
Technology and innovation inside the four walls are changing the face of inventory management and transportation operations. Are you ready for the brave, new world?
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By George Kokoris · January 25, 2011
This paper will review the key requirements when considering a mobility solution. Historically, enterprise mobility solutions – whether supporting a field technician, a warehouse worker or a delivery driver – have been deployed as a point solution, separate from the overall IT infrastructure. However this approach has limitations in system scalability and manageability.
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By George Kokoris · January 21, 2011
Care-A-Lot Pet Supply's challenge was to increase productivity and improve efficiency while receiving products from suppliers and fulfilling orders placed by patrons of Care-A-Lot's catalog, online store and retail stores.

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