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Warehouse Management System Business Case Development Warehouse Management System Business Case Development

Developing a Business Case for WMS - Get your project approved and lead a successful implementation

Whether seeking cost savings or efficiency gains, you run a better chance of a successful WMS implementation if all the benefits are identified upfront and leadership’s expectations are proactively managed.

Download this white paper now to explore how a successful WMS implementation can provide a rapid return on investment through streamlining compliance, efficiency, shipping and accuracy in your warehouse. You’ll learn about:

  • Why invest in a WMS
  • WMS value drivers
  • Justifying the purchase of a WMS through tangible benefits
  • Other considerations around project management and change management
  • And, much more!

Presented by: HighJump Software
Date: May 2016
HighJump Software

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How do you cope with the supply and demand at exactly the right moment? How do you cope with the supply and demand at exactly the right moment?

E-commerce has really taken off in the parts & components sector. The industry is changing rapidly and the rate of change is only going to accelerate. That leads to significant challenges with regards to the design of distribution centers. It is more important than ever before to unite efficiency in the order-picking process with speed and quality. Process mechanization and automation in the distribution center is inevitable. But what is the best approach?


Presented by: Vanderlande
Date: April 2016
Vanderlande

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24 Ways to Extend Voice in the Warehouse 24 Ways to Extend Voice in the Warehouse

Vocollect solutions are attractive because payback is typically 9-12 months and mobile workers appreciate being equipped to succeed in their job, boosting worker retention.

Perhaps you are considering Voice to streamline order fulfillment tasks. Why not further leverage this investment and see how Voice could affect productivity across other workflows such as cycle-counting and replenishment?

Find out about the many performance benefits of Voice and extend the power of Vocollect to optimize your warehouse operations.


Presented by: Vitech
Date: April 2016
Vitech

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Connecting Islands of Automation Connecting Islands of Automation

Through customer examples, this white paper will examine how AS/RS solutions function within a connected fulfillment process. More specifically, learn how solutions enable:

  • Rapid processing and picking of next-day shipments, while still being able to closely monitor and add to shipments while they are in progress.
  • Coordinating picking with host WMS or ERP systems so that picking from AS/RS can be consolidated with manually picked items from other zones.
  • Integration with order requirements from host ERP or WMS systems to support batch or zone picking.

Presented by: Kardex Remstar
Date: April 2016
Kardex Remstar

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The Grass Is Greener The Grass Is Greener

When epic sales growth flooded production, Excel Industries needed a facilities review and supply chain revision. Excel has recognized a 37 percent production growth during the transition, consolidated multiple DCs and moved to a superior freight market using Wagner transportation.


Presented by: Wagner Logistics
Date: April 2016
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Optimizing E-commerce Returns With Automated Storage Systems Optimizing E-commerce Returns With Automated Storage Systems

Shopping online has been embraced in a big way. Actually, "big" might be considered an understatement. Yet with all those parcels arriving in the mailbox or on the doorstep of consumers, there are bound to be some returns. After all, unless a shopper is buying an item already seen in person elsewhere, e-commerce purchases are highly dependent on images and text that describes a product – whether generated by the online merchant or reviewers who have experienced it.

This white paper examines how the deployment of affordable, flexible automated storage and retrieval systems can simplify reverse logistics processing. Through the implementation of such a system, returns can be handled as another form of inbound shipping through efficient routing and restocking items to minimize inventory costs, labor requirements and space demands.


Presented by: Kardex Remstar
Date: February 2016
Kardex Remstar

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VARGO: Dedicated Omnichannel Fulfillment Centers VARGO: Dedicated Omnichannel Fulfillment Centers

Omnichannel fulfillment centers — using one inventory, one engine and one workforce — are transforming how distribution centers will operate. The days of having dedicated distributions is behind us.


Presented by: VARGO
Date: September 2015
VARGO

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COFE®: Intelligent DC Operations Management COFE®: Intelligent DC Operations Management

The management of the operation in COFE® driven operations is significantly different than in traditional operations. To best describe the differences, let us divide operation management into several categories, namely:

  • Labor forecasting and the determination of future staff availability
  • Work planning and the selection and sequencing of work to be performed
  • Deployment of the labor workforce to process areas to perform planned work
  • Detail deployment or labor tasking within process areas to perform planned work Management and monitoring of equipment to ensure operation

Presented by: VARGO
Date: September 2015
VARGO

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VARGO®: Pioneering the Waveless Movement VARGO®: Pioneering the Waveless Movement

For more than a decade, VARGO® has reshaped the industry—providing retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers with a true lean order fulfillment solution. Its advanced waveless, or continuous, order fulfillment system processes orders without wave transitions to create a constant flow of work.

By applying true lean methodologies to the processing of orders, distribution centers can maximize worker efficiency, minimize order cycle times, increase throughput, cut capital costs and eliminate waving and buffers. VARGO®'s COFE® (Continuous Order Fulfillment Enterprise) warehouse execution system (WES) breaks down the barriers that stand in the way of applying proven lean-based processes and automated wave planning to the picking, packing and shipping of orders.


Presented by: VARGO
Date: September 2015
VARGO

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