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How WMS & OMS Can Drive Customer-Centric Growth
While versions of warehouse management systems (WMS) and order management systems (OMS) have existed since large-scale commerce, the need for smart, agile, and scalable supply chain management solutions has never been greater.
Emerging AI Regulatory Ecosystems: Implications for Businesses and Regulators
While many countries have implemented national AI strategies, not all countries and territories take the same approach to AI governance and regulation. Different approaches are connected to a country's existing institutions, including culture and value systems and economic considerations, e...
Untangling Quantum Entanglement
The phenomenon of entanglement was first proposed by Albert Einstein and colleagues in the 1930s. At that time, many questioned the validity of entanglement, including Einstein himself. Over the years and in various experiments, however, researchers have generated entangled particles...
Five Real-World Digital Twins in the Warehouse User Cases
If automation is something you are considering for your warehouse, you will need to do some careful research and planning to make sure you’re making the right decision. All this hard work will help make the transition to automation...

Software Resources

How to Avoid the Pittfalls of Contract Management in Telecom and High-Tech
This white paper explores how organizations in high-tech and telecom industries can navigate challenges, improve contract management efficiency,...
Tips to Getting the WMS Selection Right
In this ask the experts series whitepaper, we present you with 5 steps to upgrade your WMS filled with...

Software News

Crate & Barrel Reduces Order Fulfillment Costs by 38% with FORTE Material Handling Systems Design
FORTE planned, designed and implemented an expansion to the Cranbury distribution center, including process development, material handling systems design and technology integration, for increased capacity and capabilities to support the growth in the direct-to-consumer channel.

2012 Materials Handling Technology Software Survey
In our annual software survey, Modern readers tell us that they’re are torn between embracing change and riding out older technologies.

Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon
From intelligently micro-segmenting their products to creating continuous inventory process improvements, few businesses have the capabilities and vision to transform their inventory into a competitive advantage.

London Fog Stays in the Forefront of Fashion with New Wireless & Mobile Systems from Barcoding, Inc.
At its main manufacturing facility in Eldersburg, Maryland, London Fog faced the challenge of upgrading its inventory and shipping/receiving hardware and applications to accommodate greater wireless flexibility and allow for future technology developments.

Bard Installs a New Materials Handling System using FORTE’s Automation Director™ WCS
After a thorough WMS needs analysis, vendor evaluation and selection, we integrated the WMS with the new material handling system utilizing FORTE’s Automation Director™ WCS.

What’s Next for Automated Material Handling Solutions Provider Intelligrated?
A “what’s next” conversation with Greg Cronin, an executive vice president with Intelligrated about the acquisition of Datria Systems, a provider of Voice over IP voice recognition solutions.

Bastian Solutions Exacta Order Fulfillment
Choosing the right technology for your fulfillment operation is priority number one in achieving your business goals and gaining competitive advantage in your marketplace.

Wholesale Distributors: Can Your ERP Get You Where You Want to Go?
Top ERP performers report double digit cost savings as well as significant reduction in cycle times and improvements in customer retention and percentage of complete and on-time deliveries. Yet the average ERP implementation in wholesale distribution fails to produce anywhere near the results

Bastian Solutions Exacta Warehouse Management System
The Exacta warehouse management system (WMS) provides you with a suite of software applications that enable you to customize and view your warehouse system in ways that best benefit your business requirements.

Using RedPrairie’s WMS Furniture Outlets USA Maintains Business with 50% of Labor Costs
Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based Furniture Outlets wanted to streamline processes in its 550,000-square-foot warehouse and strengthen the back end of the business to increase throughput and decrease cost associated with the supply chain. So the company turned to RedPrairie for a warehouse management solution.

RedPrairie’s Focus on Task Management Delivers 57% Relative Increase in Sales for Apparel Retailer
When one of the largest off-price apparel store chains in the U.S. approached RedPrairie, the retailer’s management team had some very specific goals in mind. The retailer wanted to eliminate complexity from its store communications and employ targeted task management to drive sales, employee satisfaction and consequent productivity.

Implementing RedPrairie’s WMS Reduces Furniture Outlets Labor Costs by 50%
Prior to RedPrairie, Furniture Outlets was managing its warehouse with an RF tracking system, and they needed full warehouse management system capabilities to gain efficiencies and accuracy. The solution lacked directed putaway, so tasks were linear and productivity was affected.

Marriott Rolled Out RedPrairie’s Workforce Management Suite at 500 select Service Properties
Marriott deployed RedPrairie’s VLM (Visual Labor Management) solution in 2000 at 262 full service properties and in 2006 rolled out RedPrairie’s Workforce Management Suite at 500 select service properties.

RedPrairie provides ADS Logistics Services an Integraed Warehouse Management Solution
At ADS we differentiate ourselves based on the technology and services we can offer our customers. Our highly automated approach depends on the flexibility and versatility of the RedPrairie WMS - Paul Peavey, Director of Operations, ADS Gaffney Logistics Center.

A Look at the Technology & Systems Architecture for today’s Integrated 3PL Distribution Provider
ADS's cutting edge technology provides expert systems solutions implementation with complete materials handling equipment integration. ADS's in-house software specialists have designed a highly flexible system with robust tracking and waving capabilities.

Amway Installs a New Automated Material Handling System Capable of Managing 30,000 Cartons a Day
Amway - a leading direct seller of nutrition, wellness, beauty, and home care products—needed to streamline operations to increase efficiencies and improve customer experience.

Epicor’s Prophet 21® Inspires Grove Medical, Inc. to Go Beyond thier Expectations
Melissa Selig, CFO of Grove Medical, Inc, establishes how Epicor Prophet 21® has given them a competitive advantage to think outside the box and go beyond just order fulfillment.

Maersk Line Connects with GT Nexus as a Cloud based e-Commerce Services Provider
Maersk Line, the world's largest ocean container shipping company, has contracted with GT Nexus to provide Maersk Line’s customers with advanced e-commerce capabilities.

How is Supply Chain Execution Critical to Motorola’s Success?
Motorola Solutions partnered with E2open to design and build a strategic solution for seamless information sharing, exception handling, and closed-loop process management. Chad Werkema of Motorola Solutions discusses the importance of supply chain execution to business success.

Are Enterprise Resource Planning Systems the Right Tool for Today’s Trading Networks?
E2open's Andrew Atkinson discusses the emergence of a new type of solution that is able to extend existing investments in ERP systems while also facilitating multi-enterprise visibility and collaboration.

Featured Companies

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Fetch Robotics
Fetch Robotics builds robot systems for the logistics industry. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA. Fetch is targeting light-industrial users. Fetch’s human-sized robots are mobile and can perform tasks like locating items in…
RIS Retail Info Systems News
This magazine advises retailers on how to improve their business performance through the use of information technologies, thus generating greater productivity, profitability and competitive advantages. It covers current ideas on how to use technology to improve operating efficiencies and much…
Scout RFP
Scout RFP provides a new breed of cloud-based strategic sourcing solutions that help organizations source faster and achieve better business outcomes. Our simple, effective interface enables companies to streamline supplier selection, centralize data, and make more informed purchasing decisions, faster.
DiCentral provides turn-key Cloud based B2Bi Managed Services, which allows organizations to connect and exchange critical business documents with their trading community. The core components of the Managed Services offering include: ERP Integration, Secure B2B Communications, Data Transformation,…
VARGO is a team of fulfillment and distribution center specialists with expertise in systems integration, DC process improvement, and specialized material handling equipment.  For over four decades, we have been working with retailers,  manufacturers, wholesale and direct-to-consumer distributors to improve  …
Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes is a global technology company offering innovative products and solutions that enable commerce in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping and mailing, and global ecommerce. More than 1.5 million clients in approximately 100 countries around…
Founded in 1998, Tribridge is a leading IT services provider dedicated to helping customers leverage cloud and on-premise business solutions to become more productive, profitable, competitive and secure. Specializing in Microsoft Dynamics CRM and ERP, SharePoint and other essential productivity solutions,…
FreightSnap, LLC is a software solutions company solely focused on the transportation and logistics industry. Our applications are designed to allow enterprises, carriers, and shippers to measure LTL freight from digital images. Our system stores these images tied to shipments…
AIMMS is a forward-thinking software platform provider democratizing the use of supply chain analytics so that everyone is self-enabled to make better decisions. AIMMS SC Navigator helps you evaluate and identify the best options to tackle your most pressing challenges…
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Featured Downloads

Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
This guide provides an in-depth analysis of the potential of various resources available in a warehouse and how they can be utilized...
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
A whitepaper on supply chain insights gleaned at the LEED-certified gold Cleveland transportation and sustainability summit.

20 Warehouse & Distribution Center Best Practices for Your Supply Chain
20 Warehouse & Distribution Center Best Practices for Your Supply Chain
In this guide, we picked the brains of our supply chain engineers to find ways to improve warehouse and distribution center efficiency...
SOLOCHAIN WMS plus a Guide to Warehouse Management Systems
SOLOCHAIN WMS plus a Guide to Warehouse Management Systems
In these 2 'papers' Solochain WMS, we detail Manufacturing Execution System capabilities and Generix's portfolio of SCM solutions to manage all distribution logistics,...
Supply Chain Outlook: What to Expect Near-Future
Supply Chain Outlook: What to Expect Near-Future
An investigation into how supply chains have changed, where they are heading, and how you can prepare.