Industry News — WMS

Maintaining the Automated Warehouse

Posted by Dwight Jones on

From Modern Materials Handling -

Anyone working in a contemporary warehouse or distribution center understands that technology is advancing at the speed of light. That is especially true as manufacturers and distributors gear up to handle the challenges of complex order fulfillment strategies, earlier and earlier order cutoff times, more value-added services, faster delivery expectations and more returns than ever.

With all that extra handling, it’s no surprise that warehouses and DCs alike are equipped with more automated materials handling systems, data collection technologies and software than ever before. That’s the good news. The bad news...

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Material Handling

Posted by Ryan Saint on

Material handling is the movement, protection, storage and control of materials and products throughout manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption and disposal. As a process, material handling incorporates a wide range of manual, semi-automated and automated equipment and systems that support logistics and make the supply chain work.

Their application helps with:

      • Forecasting
      • Resource allocation
      • Production planning
      • Flow and process management
      • Inventory management and control
      • Customer delivery
      • After-sales support and service

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WMS - Still Evolving after 40 Years

Posted by Dwight Jones on

This news release may be far-fetched, but nonetheless, the thought of it disturbs me. It’s time to take a moment to reflect on whether we’ve exhausted the options for giving WMS a renewed lease on life. I know he’s still breathing. After all, he’s only 40 years old.

While some might perceive that WMS has lost his efficacy, hundreds of would-be users continue to attend conferences, seminars, and webcasts on how WMS can be used to fine-tune warehouse operations and optimize resource performance. Further, even if 100,000 best-of-breed and ERP- and, more recently, Cloud-based WMS have been installed in this...

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