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Avnet seeks students to test their skills at Spring Tech Games
College students can compete in virtual and on-site competitions, including a robot-building contest.

What's hot in software this year?
Three particular kinds of applications are expected to see wider adoption in the coming months, which could mean far-reaching changes for DC operations.

Descartes buys Swiss, U.K. firms for nearly $27 million cash
Deals will add heft to Descartes' global collaborative community, company says

2-D or RFID: Which is better for item-level marking?
Each technology has its pros and cons, so the choice will depend on your needs—and your price point.

Software change without the pain
When Xerox and its 3PL needed to improve the accuracy of export data filings, they thought it would mean costly changes to a warehouse management system. Instead, they found a much simpler way.

Pioneering RFID in the DC
Item-level tagging has sped up inbound and outbound processing at a German 3PL's distribution center. But issues remain in using RFID for item selection.

Mobile tech taking hold across the supply chain
Mobile technologies designed for DCs continue to improve, but the real action is in the growing use of these devices at every link in the supply chain.

Need logistics insight? Consider analytics
Developers of warehouse and transportation management software are adding analytical tools to their packages. That's good news for logistics managers.

Equipment makers eyeing LMS market?
A leading integrator reports that material handling equipment makers are planning to offer their own labor management software.

Managing the yard from the cloud
When Daimler Trucks North America decided it needed a yard management system for one of its Mexican plants, it went to the cloud.

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