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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
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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
Wagner Logistics

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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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Obtaining the Right Mix of Rugged and Consumer Mobility Obtaining the Right Mix of Rugged and Consumer Mobility

Discover how companies are approaching the "device dilemma."

Read this white paperand find out, as we explore the results of a 2015 Supply Chain Services research study of the DC Velocity and Supply Chain Quarterly readerships about the future of rugged and consumer-grade mobile computers.

Read this white paper and learn about:

  • Criteria for selection of mobile technology
  • Where rugged and consumer-grade devices are most prevalent
  • The trend for a BYOD, employee-owned mobility strategy
  • The satisfaction and lifecycle of mobile technology
  • Where investments will be made in mobile computing
  • How data security is impacting technology adoption

Presented by: Supply Chain Services
Date: July 2015
Supply Chain Services

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The Impact of Customization on Materials Handling Success The Impact of Customization on Materials Handling Success

This white paper outlines significant challenges facing businesses today and discusses how they can be addressed through more effective materials handling processes and equipment. It also highlights the critical role customization plays in increasing uptime, throughput and performance to improve the bottom line and offers guidance on what materials handling professionals should look for when deciding which lift truck brand to choose.


Presented by: Hyster
Date: May 2015
Hyster

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Gartner's Cool Vendor in Supply Chain Services, 2015 report Gartner's Cool Vendor in Supply Chain Services, 2015 report

Digital business is causing changes in the supply chain on a scale and at a frequency that is unprecedented. New opportunities can be captured through the use of many emerging technologies, new products and services. This report highlights vendors whose innovative and powerful services are creating new opportunities.

Green Mountain Technology was selected for Gartner's "Cool Vendor in Supply Chain Services, 2015" report among four other companies. Companies selected as a Cool Vendor are determined solely by Gartner's analyst team after thorough research.

Read how Green Mountain Technology is creating innovative technology and solutions in the supply chain.


Presented by: Green Mountain Technology
Date: May 2015
Green Mountain Technology

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