Technology Articles

Could smartphones revolutionize logistics?
DHL report says phones can do more than just assist with track and trace.

Survey: Use of item-level RFID growing, but slowly
Although the technology can help retailers improve customer service, data accuracy, and inventory management, barriers to adoption remain.

Zebra Technologies to acquire Motorola Solutions' enterprise business
$3.45 billion deal to include Motorola's mobile computing, bar-code scanning, and wireless LAN solutions.

Control towers made easy
Companies seeking supply chain visibility can set up a control tower on their own. But there's also an alternate route.

What do shippers want? Custom IT solutions
Study finds shippers are no longer satisfied with standard-issue IT offerings from their logistics service providers.

Software survey: What's hot in today's DCs?
Our exclusive survey reveals which software applications are being used in DCs and for what purpose.

Warehouse execution systems: the answer for automated DCs?
New software could take over the functions of both a WMS and WCS in highly automated distribution centers.

LMS: No longer just a tool for warehousing
As more retailers grapple with the challenges of in-store order fulfillment, they're turning to software once used strictly within the confines of the DC.

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.

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