Senior Editor, Special Projects & eContent
David Maloney has been a business journalist for more than 20 years. He joined DC Velocity in April of 2004. Prior to joining DC Velocity, David was senior editor for Modern Materials Handling, where he wrote feature articles and the majority of that magazine's cover stories. David also has extensive experience as a broadcast journalist. Before writing for supply chain publications, he was a television producer and director in Pittsburgh. David combines a background of reporting on logistics with his video production experience to bring new opportunities to DC Velocity readers, including Webcasts and Web-based videos highlighting top distribution and logistics facilities. David also serves as a principal of our sister organization, Agile Business Media (ABM) Services.
A measurable difference
For global supply chain solutions provider Panalpina, access to solid weight and dimensional data has led to better, more efficient cargo handling operations.
Pouring it on
Horizon Beverage's new distribution center is designed to assure the smooth flow of beer, wine, and spirits.
Increasing the flow
When it needed to rev up operations, Ewing Irrigation Products tapped into voice. The result? Higher productivity and accuracy.
A higher calling
Need space for expansion into multichannel commerce? Just look upward.
Problem: Lackluster order picking performance
The solution for Hawaiian food distributor Suisan was a voice-directed picking system.
Are smartphones and tablets ready for prime time (in the DC)?
Their low price point has some companies considering adopting consumer mobile devices for use in the DC. But it's not clear these devices are quite up to the task yet.
You're going to like the way they pick
In the tuxedo rental business, there's no room for error. At The Men's Wearhouse, an array of specialized conveyors ensure order fulfillment is fast and accurate.
Not quite lights out, but pretty close
The central DC operated by Swiss grocer Migros ships about 370,000 cartons a day with near-perfect accuracy. And it's all done by machines.
Sizing up your shipments
Gathering dimensional data has traditionally helped with slotting, picking, and order filling. But there are applications on the shipping side as well.
Tailored for performance
Apparel maker Desigual's new automated picking and sorting solution may use standard components found in other systems. But there's nothing ordinary about it.