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Top 20 lift truck suppliers 2023
August 16, 2023
It was another solid growth year for most of the Top 20 manufacturers of lift trucks. The pandemic was clearly the trigger for some pent-up demand in 2021, but continued growth in 2022 speaks to the value OEMs bring to the table not just with trucks, but with technologies and automation to improve operational performance.
American Eagle Outfitters embraces fulfillment at the edge
June 13, 2022
AEO is taking a new approach to fulfillment, especially e-fulfillment, inside and outside the four walls of its distribution centers. The focus is on speed.
3PL Central rebrands as Extensiv
May 23, 2022
New name reflects broader scope of company whose software brings together 3PLs and brands to facilitate connected commerce and fulfillment. Extensiv also launched a benchmark tool which provides insights on ecommerce order volumes across key shopping sites.
Steady progress inside small to mid-sized operations
December 11, 2021
This month in Modern, we offer the second of back-to-back System Reports that take the temperature of where we are in the continuing tale of the application of robotics inside the warehouse/DC operations of small to mid-sized companies.
Ruby Has Fulfillment launches DTC Consortium and think tank
June 8, 2021
New direct-to-consumer (DTC) alliance draws over 100 companies as founding members including DTC brands, major marketplaces, technology, and finance firms
Tanger Outlets partners with Fillogic on micro distribution hubs
April 27, 2021
First tech-enabled micro distribution hub at Deer Park Center in New York is anticipated to be a model for other Tanger Outlet locations going forward
Gap Inc. to build new DC in Longview, Texas to meet demand for digital shopping
February 24, 2021
Gap Inc. to build new DC in Longview, Texas to meet demand for digital shopping.
Survey: retailers’ ecommerce revenue as a percentage of total up by 33% amidst COVID-19
December 7, 2020
Survey from Blue Yonder finds ecommerce revenue as a percentage of total up significantly amidst COVID-19 pandemic
Ware2Go merchant survey points to unprecedented holiday season
September 24, 2020
More than one-third of respondents opened an online store for the first time in past six months, while 74% expect to see an additional spike in demand during the holiday season this year. Ecommerce fulfillment challenges include on-time delivery.
High-tech meets low-tech: Automate storage for pallet loads
March 10, 2020
Here’s how low-tech pallets and high-tech autonomous systems are coming together to streamline the supply chain—both in and out of the warehouse.
The Changing Metrics of Retail Success
January 22, 2020
Total sales still matter. But few other measures do as retail morphs. While many want to characterize e-commerce as a great destroyer, it’s actually a great creator, bringing retailers and customers even closer together.
Best Practices in Lift Truck Parts Management
December 17, 2019
Whether you choose to manage parts on an in-house or contract basis, here are your options to ensure you always have the parts you need when you need them most.
Puma’s storage configuration leads to order fulfillment upsurge
November 18, 2019
The configuration features 171,000 bins, 170 robots and 23 carousel ports.
Overcome your Omnichannel Challenges with Voice
May 16, 2019
With the rise of eCommerce and shopper expectations, warehouse operations are pressed to overcome a list of challenges that come with having an omnichannel supply chain.
ERP in the age of omni-channel
May 13, 2019
In recent years, enterprise resource planning solutions have lost some luster, even being called “back office” systems. They’re useful for financials, procurement and transactions, but can ERP drive omni-channel fulfillment? The short answer is “yes.”