Inventory ARCHIVE

Why Kitting Can Help Cut Order Fulfillment Costs  Nov 13, 2012 10:43 PM By Stephen Bulger

Any time merchants can cut costs, they

12 Ways to Compete With AmazonSupply.com  Jun 05, 2012 8:20 PM By Erin Lynch

Even though Amazon.com announced the beta launch of AmazonSupply, a store for business and industry folks, it doesn’t mean the end for distributors and wholesalers. Here are 12 ways you can successfully compete against the online juggernaut.

4 Tips to Streamline Your Pick and Pack Process  May 31, 2012 1:50 AM By Jake Vogel

Your order fulfillment operations are as critical a piece of the customer experience as your front-end activities. The accuracy, appearance, and delivery time of your shipments will ultimately affect customers

Voice-directed Picking Not Gaining Traction  Dec 06, 2011 10:05 PM By MCM staff

Pick-to-voice technology has received a fair amount of press in recent years, but it doesn

Listen Up  Dec 01, 2007 10:30 PM By MCM staff

We all know the drill. An order comes in, and the picker has to wade through sheets of labels to know what to pick. It takes time, and he also has to report that it’s complete. But there’s another way. The worker gets the order through a headset. When he’s finished, he says

A Peek at Holiday Order Picking  Nov 14, 2007 7:02 PM By Susan Rider

As the holidays approach and people turn their minds to gift buying, distribution centers plan to see business surges. This time of year makes you focus on the need to have your process in line so that temporary employees can get up to speed as quickly as possible. Since order picking in most facilities is where all the action is, it seems appropriate to spend some time in this area–where usually the greatest opportunities for improvement can be found.

Pick a peck of products  Sep 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.

Crossing Into New Territory: The Multibay Vertical Lift Module  Jun 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

Improving Order Accuracy  Apr 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

What’s New in Portable Terminals and Scanners  Feb 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






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