How Barcode Use Can Help Reduce Warehouse Costs

| Curt Barry

While barcodes have been in use for many years in shipping and manifesting systems, many warehouses still don’t fully use this technology. That’s a shame, because barcodes help you reduce costs and increase control of your operation.

How to Choose a VAR for your ERP Implementation

| Paul Sobota

When deciding on a new ERP system choosing a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) as an installation partner is as important as selecting the software itself. To help you select the right VAR partner for your ERP implementation, here are 4 key things to consider to ensure they meet your business needs.

9 Questions To Answer About Fulfillment Center Automation

| Brian Barry

Installing fulfillment center automation, including conveyance systems, is a major capital expense requiring a long lead time. It requires considerable expertise and time to plan and implement these systems properly. To avoid common pitfalls, here are 9 questions to answer as you apply automation to your business.

Alibaba Considering Distribution Center in Detroit

| Mike O'Brien

As it looks to entice China’s burgeoning middle class with quality U.S. goods, the Alibaba Group is considering a distribution center in the Detroit area, company officials said at a recent event aimed at adding smaller manufacturers to its online marketplaces.

Who Will Project Manage Your System Implementation?

| Brian Barry

While studies have shown that 50% of all major system implementation projects are not completed on time and within budget, successful project management can reduce issues, open up communication with stakeholders and deliver results. Here are some practical guidelines to help you set up proper project management and avoid costly issues.

How to Prevent Four Common WMS Implementation Mistakes

| Chris Anton

A WMS implementation can go off the rails for several different reasons, but in most instances it has little to do with the technology and everything to do with how it was implemented. If issues aren’t fixed during set-up, they can lead to costly snafus in the months ahead. Here are the 4 most common WMS implementation missteps and tips on how to avoid them.

3 Ways Automation Can Ease Holiday Order Fulfillment

| Dave Williams

The holiday shopping season is right around the corner, and distribution centers will soon be bustling to get online orders out the door. More than likely, this year will deliver new records for peak online sales. Growing companies with manual warehouses worried about keeping up should consider automated processes.

12 Qualities of a Great Inventory Planner

| Paul Angelos

Inventory Planning Sometimes Seems Like a No-Win Proposition. Too much or not enough, each scenario has a serious impact on a business’ reputation and efficiency. Here are several qualities of a successful inventory planner.

Evaluating Your Inventory Costs in a Multi-DC Format

| Brian Barry

To remain competitive, many companies are looking to add distribution centers closer to the customer so they can offer more products quickly. Part of this planning process involves managing multi-DC inventories and fulfilling customer orders. Here are the factors to consider and how they impact your inventory costs.