System Report

By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2014
Canada’s largest rail operator has developed a new parts management and maintenance program to reduce the downtime of mobile cranes at its intermodal terminals.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 31, 2014
Automotive OEM Diversity Vuteq deployed an innovative WMS on iPads adapted for the DC. The result is improved quality and a satisfied customer.
<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.
<p>Voice is the enabling technology that allows the Wyoming Liquor Division to pick and ship all orders received before noon for next day delivery, says division director Dan Noble.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · July 31, 2014
A voice-over IP solution is driving new efficiencies in case and bottle picking.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2014
Diversity Vuteq’s associates rely on a highly visual, iPad-friendly WMS to verify the accuracy of orders going to Toyota’s assembly plant.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2014
WCS is transforming operations at Tech Data’s Fort Worth, Texas, facility
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2014
With a new voice-directed picking system, Wyoming Liquor Division is handling more split-case picking, additional SKUs and higher customer service levels.
<p>ODU’s global assembly manager Philipp Hossfeld.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2014
Thanks to a new WMS and a complete modernization of its mini-load AS/RS, ODU is reliably pumping work-in-process to the assembly area and getting orders out the door.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2014
The mini-load manages up to 40,000 work-in-process parts, ensuring that production has what it needs, when it needs it.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2014
For DSW, a cross-belt sortation system has reduced labor costs, improved productivity and increased in-stock levels in the store. More importantly, it is setting the stage for future growth.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2014
High-speed, cross-belt sortation enables better customer selection and service at DSW’s retail stores.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2014
In its new Ohio distribution center, sports apparel distributor Fanatics has created a state-of-the-art e-fulfillment center.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2014
Fanatics distribution center was built to minimize storage and maximize picking across more than 500,000 SKUs.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2013
Genco is looking to piece handling robots and automatic lift trucks to take its business to the next level of materials handling.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2013
Piece-handling robots work side by side with associates to seal products in packaging.

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