System Report

By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2014
WMS, lights, voice and conveyors bring a new level of efficiency to lululemon athletica’s Ohio distribution center.
<p>Supply chain software synchronizes DC and store replenishment processes. Meanwhile, inside the DC, order picking is directed by voice technology.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2014
One of the country’s largest pizza makers turned to supply chain software and voice technology to streamline distribution processes and deliver fresh ingredients to its stores.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2014
Pizza maker Papa John’s relies on a suite of supply chain software applications and voice recognition technology to deliver the freshest dough and ingredients to its stores.
<p>Lewis Hornsby, vice president of global logistics and fulfillment.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2014
BRG Sports’ new DC was designed from the ground up as an omni-channel, omni-brand distribution and manufacturing facility. Most of all, the materials handling solution optimizes fulfillment and takes touches out of the process.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2014
BRG Sports’ new facility relies on a warehouse control system and voice-directed picking to synchronize parallel pick and pack activities across pick modules.
<p>Charles Woods, COO (left) and Wayne Gorsek, CEO of DrVita.com</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2014
Most of us think of automation as only for the big guys. A dietary supplement start-up is turning that idea on its head with carousels, robotic extractors and goods-to-person picking.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2014
Automation fills orders accurately and efficiently in DrVita’s warehouse.
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.

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