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Software and Automation for Third Party Logistics

January 19, 2022
With the increased demand for ecommerce fulfillment and varied distribution channels, more companies are turning to 3PLs to provide the logistics.

A Beginner's Guide to Order Picking Technologies

August 01, 2017
Time to impress upper management with four picking technologies you should know when beginning a career in the supply chain. Read: A Beginner's Guide to Picking Technologies

Augmented Reality (AR): The Future of Supply Chains?

March 24, 2017
Augmented reality and virtual reality are new technologies being applied to the ever evolving supply chain. Integrating these devices with warehouse software, picking processes, and robotics could be the future of distribution and manufacturing operations. Read: Augmented Reality (AR): The Future of Supply Chains?

Order Fulfillment Technologies Compared

April 03, 2013
You know what your operation needs: a better, faster, and more accurate order fulfillment solution. As with most things, however, the order fulfillment process is much more complex and involves people, resources, record keeping, and transportation—all of which require time and management. The good news is that automation technology can ease the burden of picking processes, and we've compared the four popular order fulfillment solutions employed in many automated warehouses... Compare Picking Technologies >>

Having a Voice (Solution) In Your Future

September 14, 2010
Voice-directed warehousing activities have come a long way since they were first introduced. The biggest physical benefit that generally comes to mind is the ability to remove distractions such as scanning guns and pick lists, freeing both of the operator’s hands to perform work. A significant financial benefit , however, is the short amount of time in which a new operator can come up to productive speed using a properly deployed system. Still, voice technology seems to be a tough sell, even in some of the most ideal applications where documented payback is often less than 12 months.

Pick To Light (PTL) vs. Pick To Voice (PTV)

November 13, 2009
Supply Chain Consultant Marvin Logan debates which is better: Pick-to-Light or Pick-to-Voice.
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