Top Story in Warehouse/DC
Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive overnight, a new McKinsey Global Institute report finds realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.
Today’s distribution centers are under increasing pressure to reduce costs and increase margins. But higher productivity and lower errors cannot be achieved by simply layering new software and hardware on top of inefficient processes (April 13, 2017)
The rise of e-commerce and multi-channel fulfillment has caused distribution centers to experience ever-growing numbers of stock-keeping units and more inventory turns, up to an average of nine in 2015. (April 10, 2017)
How does a fastgrowing, e-commerce startup company build out order fulfillment capabilities? Thrive Market answered that question with its new facility in Indiana. (April 05, 2017)
With the growth of e-commerce, the technology stack for distribution centers is expanding. We explore why WES/WCS software is gaining prominence and share how operations are expanding their use of data science.
(April 03, 2017)
With more than 900 exhibitors, a record number, there’s bound to be plenty of innovation and ideas on hand to help attendees “Solve for X” at the materials handling industry’s premier trade show and educational conference, sponsored by MHI. (April 03, 2017)
Discover the 5 Tips that can help make your WMS implementation a success. (March 31, 2017)
While adoption rates have remained relatively flat, yard management systems (YMS) are helping logistics operations turn that important space between the loading dock and the gate into a vital link in the supply chain.
(March 31, 2017)
Report outlines significant impact of e-commerce on the need for flexible packaging. (March 23, 2017)
Navigating the digital transformation requires flexibility in mobile hardware, software and users. (March 22, 2017)
Rapidly evolving customer preferences have a substantial impact on supply chain operations. (March 22, 2017)
Inventors challenged to create solutions for the ever-increasing volume of material in warehouses and distribution centers. (March 22, 2017)
Modern has curated several feature stories for this special issue that neatly encapsulate the automation equipment, software and best practices that are revolutionizing fulfillment and making today’s dynamic e-commerce operations possible. (March 20, 2017)
Lawson Products built a new distribution center to optimize its network, package and kit products, and deliver better customer service to its branch DCs and customers. (March 09, 2017)
Distribution center and warehouse managers who think they’re not in the center of the supply chain are kidding themselves. We talked to managers, consultants and academics about the supply chain processes most likely to impact DCs today. (March 08, 2017)
WMS vendors are stepping up to the plate and developing functionalities and solutions that meet the complex needs of today’s companies. Our top analysts take a peek into these developments and discuss the DC of the future and the software that will support it.
(March 02, 2017)