With space in short supply, Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina was forced to shuttle milk bottled at a Belgian plant off site for storage. A sophisticated automated warehouse brought an end to all that.
When the international nutritional solutions and cheese group Glanbia converted over to voice for its Irish dairy business, it didn't stop with picking. It found ways to use the technology in virtually every part of its distribution operation.
Five years ago, a facility with a warehouse management system was considered cutting edge. Today, China's top-tier operations are abloom with mobile computers, RFID systems, and wireless