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Does your DC need wider vision?
With a control tower, managers can expand their search for warehouse efficiencies beyond the DC's four walls.

A TMS is for sharing
Transportation management software makes it possible for shippers to share freight deliveries and cut expenses. So why aren't more doing it?

2013 Material Handling & Logistics Conference to feature top-notch education and entertainment
Dematic's 28th annual event will offer a broad range of educational sessions. Comedian Jay Leno and rockers REO Speedwagon round out the agenda.

Shippers show big interest in big data
Survey shows logistics managers have high hopes that "big data" will help them fine-tune their distribution operations.

Big Data—bloated or just large-boned?
The jury's still out on the value of Big Data, but this much is clear: Big Data is pretty much pointless without Big Judgment.

Humans alone can only do so much, but ...
Yes, you're going to have to do more, and you're going to have to do it faster. But you'll have help.

Missing the potential of inventory optimization
Inventory optimization software may be hot right now, but most users do a poor job of making it work for them, one expert says.

Item-level RFID reaches into the DC
More and more companies are turning to item-level RFID tagging to boost inventory accuracy throughout the supply chain. How will this affect DCs?

Robots: coming soon to a DC near you (really!)
More robots can be found on Mars today than in the nation's warehouses. But that's about to change, says one expert.

The STEM debate
Employers worry about a shortage of workers with training in science, technology, engineering, and math. Yet a number of economists say the nation actually doesn't have enough jobs for the graduates we're producing.

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