April 2016

By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2016
A record number of respondents tell us that digitized supply chains and e-commerce may soon help to drive up pay. But for now, compensation has hit a wall and may not improve until “boomers” move on and millennials move in.
By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2016
In an effort to help shippers better manage the skies, our panel of air cargo experts examines the global economy, fuel costs, ongoing security and regulatory measures as well as the advent of new airborne cargo options.
By Dagmar Trepins · April 1, 2016
Our European correspondent examines how the region’s ongoing migration issue has affected freight transportation and logistics and how shippers and service providers are responding to overcome the bottlenecks.
By Roberto Michel, Contributing Editor · April 1, 2016
Automated data capture (ADC) products and solutions are established and proven, but they’re changing to help meet the pressures of today’s omni-channel fulfillment environment.
By John D. Schulz · April 1, 2016
What do the Top 50 Trucking companies have in common? Seasoned management teams backed up by solid operations—and they’re not afraid to spend on staff and technology to stay on top.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2016
VSP Global turned to automated storage and robotic piece picking to increase the throughput of its state-of-the-art optical lab in California.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2016
In VSP Optics Group’s California lab, automated storage and robotics come together to create a new way of producing glasses and to enable a new approach to the market.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2016
Capital expenditure plans for materials handling solutions are ebbing overall, but restrained spending on hardware is balanced by steady investment in IT solutions that tie equipment together.
By Roberto Michel · April 1, 2016
Integrated platforms for supply chain execution apps are folding in distributed order management (DOM) solutions and processes, which often need data from systems for inventory management or store labor to arrive at optimal fulfillment options for customers and retailers.
By Bridget McCrea · April 1, 2016
Focused on gaining efficiencies, maximizing available space and keeping workers safe while they’re up in the air, companies are integrating more rack, shelving and storage into their facilities.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2016
By refining materials handling activities between work areas, manufacturers are finding ways to piece together islands of automation into a coherent whole.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2016
Bottling facility meets and exceeds safety and hygiene standards with barriers, gates and bollards.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2016
Candy company protects temperature-sensitive materials while allowing for seasonal peaks.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2016
LED fixtures improve conditions in facilities, offices, parking lots and the yard.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2016
Fortune 50 company’s regional DC improves efficiencies and reduces tardiness.

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