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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

WMS Buyer’s Guide 2020

WMS Buyer’s Guide 2020

3PL Central El Segundo, CA | 3plcentral.com | 888-375-2368 PRODUCT: 3PL Warehouse Manager DESCRIPTION: Manages inventory, automates routine tasks, and delivers complete visibility to 3PLs and their customers with best practices. ASC Software Beavercreek, OH | ascsoftware.com | 937-429-1428 PRODUCT: ASCTrac WMS DESCRIPTION: Advanced features and configurations solve complex distribution and manufacturing requirements. Off the […]

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Automation Is the Key to Warehousing During COVID-19

Supply chain managers don’t have to sacrifice worker safety to maintain production levels during coronavirus—warehouse automation can solve the problem. COVID-19 has infected a great number of essential workers in the United States, leading companies on the front lines to implement new safety processes. While the spread of the virus has been grave enough to […]

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Keith Biondo

Robot Return Ratios

More robots are on the way to Walmart, says John Crecelius, the retailer’s vice president in charge of in-store innovations. Walmart will add shelf-scanning Bossa Nova robots to 650 more U.S. stores in 2020, for a total of 1,000 or more by the fall. Either Bossa Nova or Simbe robots will be in “the majority” […]

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Which ERP Trends Will Catch On in 2020?

Supply chain management involves planning, execution, control, and monitoring, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions handle the physical aspects of supply. Next-generation ERP technologies have come to the forefront, and their powerful capabilities are having a great influence. Here are three ERP supply chain trends to watch in 2020. 1. Warehouse operations managers are more […]

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How SMB Warehouses Can Ramp Up Agility

Small and mid-size businesses need to be increasingly nimble to respond to the Amazon effect disrupting today’s marketplace. There’s no better time than now to start rethinking warehouse operations and capitalizing on technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, speed delivery and lower costs. Although e-commerce accounts for slightly less than 10 percent of overall retail […]

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Evolving Warehouse Processes as the Supply of AS/400 Talent Tightens

I recently had a conversation with a supply chain executive about how he was trying to enhance his company’s inventory management and overall warehouse processes. His organization has been lightly discussing this business need for several years. His company has grown at double-digit percentages over the last few years and they’re confident about their future […]

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When Logistics Worlds Collide: Fashion History Predicts Future of Pharma Fulfillment

Before you say anything, I’ve already heard all the jokes. You see, my experience in the pharmaceutical logistics sector began during the 1980s in the high-end fashion business. I know. There are drugs in both. Even planets millions of miles from each other may intersect their orbits at two points. And such is the relationship […]

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5 Ways a WMS Can Cut Supply Chain Costs

The right warehouse management system (WMS) can improve efficiency and cut supply chain costs. TECSYS, a supply chain management solutions provider, offers the following tried-and-true strategies. 1. Automate manual processes. Find every opportunity to automate repeatable and time-intensive activities, especially those prone to error. An electronic pick list is a good place to start. A […]

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How to Adapt an Aging Warehouse

With the economy firing on all cylinders, it is not uncommon to find warehouses bursting at the seams. When the time arrives to consider investing in additional space, many distribution centers, retailers, and businesses dependent on warehouses face a dilemma: Should the organization move to a new facility, build an addition, or try to retrofit […]

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