Warehouse & DC Management




Latest Warehouse & DC Management Posts

As e-commerce fulfillment pressure continues to climb, our annual survey points to the many changes taking hold—from more investment in automated approaches to piece picking, more use of robotics, increased interest in throughput metrics and general process improvement.

The results of our “2016 Warehouse & Distribution Center (DC) Operations Survey” go a long way in proving the old inspirational quote: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

Following the rapid development of fleet management solutions and a flurry of adoption, the lessons learned are informing a new vision of how best to optimize a fleet. Lift truck management, Forklift fleet management, Lift Truck Tips, Optimization of Lift Truck Fleet.

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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.

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How long has it been since your DC design was reviewed and optimized?

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Distribution centers are dealing with more inventory and more SKUs than ever, and the need to fill orders for multiple channels is making inventory management more important and more complex. Here’s a list of tips for the omni-channel era.

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Seeking better efficiencies and workforce productivity, logistics organizations are slowly, but consistently embracing the idea of mobile technology within the four walls.

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After major parcel carriers introduced new ground package rate structures nearly a year ago, the industry is still scrambling to identify and eliminate every cubic inch of waste.

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Lift trucks used to be about brawn. The lift truck of the future will be about intelligence, automation, and software—and the future is closer than you think.

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eBay Enterprise’s Kentucky distribution location was chosen for its proximity to both coasts, but also for its proximity to parcel shipping hubs beyond Louisville and Memphis. The e-tailer’s campus puts a premium on flexible processes and absolute speed to the customer for e-commerce fulfillment.

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Having sprouted from mere lift truck maintenance, fleet management is now budding into a powerful and integral part of labor management.

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As e-commerce demands continue to drive up the need for faster pick speeds, voice technology is infiltrating the warehouse and DC, helping operations gain efficiencies, improve order accuracy, and get products into their customers’ hands faster than ever.

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ERP vendors who focus on the SME market seek to rival Tier 1 WMS vendors on deeper warehouse management functionality—while playing “suite card” on e-commerce and ERP foundation.

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Fleet costs don’t stop at the purchase price. Today, expanded collaboration between fleet managers, dealers, and finance partners is changing the way fleet costs are managed over time.

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Our consulting team defines the key concepts of inventory management and elaborate on the decisions and cross-functional collaboration required to be more effective.