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InventorySep 01, 2007 9:30 PM By MCM staff
Sales were booming at Evergreen Enterprises. So the firm expanded into a 500,000 sq. ft. warehouse to handle the volume. That’s where the trouble started.
InventoryJun 20, 2007 9:27 PM By Paul Roy
The vertical lift module (VLM) was introduced into the material handling industry more than 20 years ago. In that time, we
InventoryApr 11, 2007 8:57 PM By Pat Brown
Just as in a diner, order-fill inaccuracies in a distribution center can disappoint or infuriate the customer. What
InventoryFeb 14, 2007 9:28 PM By Sam Flanders
Portable terminals and scanners have been used in the warehouse in some form since the 1970s. Each year we see improvements in the technology in the areas of size, performance, and battery life. Radio-frequency (RF) technology has finally matured to the point where it is both economical and highly reliable. And now, in addition to terminals and scanners, voice technology has come into the mainstream. Let
InventoryFeb 01, 2007 10:30 PM By Kate Vitasek
Most companies understand the importance of following best practices but many don’t know exactly what those practices are. That’s where Kate Vitasek,
InventoryJan 24, 2007 9:51 PM By Rene Jones
InventoryJan 17, 2007 8:32 PM By MCM staff
Are you looking to build a better mouse trap in your facility? You might start with the mouse cart. What’s a mouse cart, you ask? The mouse cart is a unique vehicle that can get a picker quickly around the facility. It is ideal for instances that require long travels between picks.
InventoryNov 22, 2006 11:23 PM By Sam Flanders
A small item sorter can dramatically increase your pick rates by allowing you to select requirements for many orders all at the same time.
InventoryNov 01, 2006 10:30 PM By MCM staff
For the past three years Corporate Express, a $4.6 billion supplier of office products, has relied on voice-directed technology to drive its unit-picking
InventoryJun 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco
In the distribution center, walking from one location to the next accounts for 60% of a picker’s time. Reducing walking time, then, is all but guaranteed