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June 21 2017
In 2016, nearly half -- 43 percent -- of all online retail sales in the US went through Amazon, thus fueling industry demand for two-day shipping. This growth in e-commerce has contrib... View More
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June 14 2017
Bulk parcel flow requires singulation (i.e., each parcel is uniformly separated, spaced, and aligned) before entering a downstream automated sorting system. In the post and parcel industry, effi... View More
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June 12 2017
Many supply chains have been struggling to control costs and maintain budgets under the new dimensional (DIM) calculations put in place by FedEx and UPS. Those changes, introduced as part of the... View More
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June 5 2017
The subject of warehouse management systems (WMS) is something that should be evaluated by every DC operations team, every year. The IT team should be involved, but more importantly, it’s the... View More
May 31 2017
Opdimizer Is The First Defense Against Increasing Dim Charges Increasingly, the gap is widening between what shippers expect to pay for parcels and the charges they are surprised to find on thei... View More
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May 17 2017
UPS and FedEx’s recent carrier dim weight rate changes have prompted shippers to look for new ways to cost-effectively optimize carton-packing processes. The latest generation of cartonization softw
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May 8 2017
Editor's Note: This is the final part of a three-part series. If you would like to view parts one and two, you can access those here and here. Previously, we discussed an in-depth process f... View More
May 2 2017
Consignor Group AS has published a 10-page guide to warehouse management in order to better aid businesses who want to optimize their warehouses and thus get better warehouse routines, redu... View More
April 13 2017
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (April 11, 2017) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, today announced two new components within its growing automation solu
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April 11 2017
When I started in this industry some 25-plus years ago, some companies were building their own systems and operating with a lot of data entry and a lot of paper. Back then, the argument to build... View More
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April 6 2017
Previously, we discussed an in-depth process for improving warehouse efficiencies – reviewing current processes and identifying areas of improvement; documenting process workflows; projecting invent
March 20 2017
Waukesha, WI – March 2017, Wildeck, Inc. – Material handling equipment and safety products manufacturer, Wildeck, Inc., has announced a new family of structural steel end-of-aisle rack prote
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March 13 2017
What are the key factors to optimize and measure on when sending parcels from your warehouse? We have asked experts in the field and gathered a number of key performance indicators (KPIs) that every logistics... View More
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March 7 2017
With the rapid increase of e-commerce orders affecting many businesses today, often distribution operations can’t keep up with fulfilling orders. Typical e-commerce orders carry small numbers... View More
Feb. 20 2017
Wiesbaden, January 23, 2017 – Focusing on the demands of digital supply chains and intralogistics, VITRONIC will show powerful Auto-ID solutions at this year’s ProMAT in Chicago. Integrated
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Feb. 13 2017
In today's environment of same-day service levels in the warehouse, the definition of high-speed will vary greatly by not only the industry, application, and organization, but also from quarter... View More
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Jan. 28 2017
Engineering Innovation Inc. (Eii) introduced its new LightSort parcel processing solution at the 2016 Parcel Forum and received a strong reception from conference attendees looking for innovativ... View More
Jan. 17 2017
San Francisco, CA and Zurich, Switzerland – January 13, 2017 – Scandit, developer of leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices, to... View More
Jan. 10 2017
Investment in voice and other distribution automation technology can reduce mundane work tasks and reduce the frequency of employee turnover. If your DC is primarily a manual order fulfill... View More
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Dec. 14 2016
As the holidays approach and people turn their minds to gift buying, business surges are realized in the distribution center. Many will experience all-time highs, and others will call in a numbe... View More

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