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Automation in Software Development

April 23, 2020
Automation in software can be a very powerful thing, when done correctly. Here are some tips on how to analyze whether automating a process is the right decision.

Velocity Slotting with Supply Chain Software

January 29, 2019
Velocity slotting can drastically improve order pick time and operator productivity, if used correctly. Here's what you should keep in mind. Read: Velocity Slotting with Supply Chain Software

Are You Being Held Hostage by Your Material Handling Provider?

July 03, 2018
One of the most important questions you should ask before choosing your material handling systems provider is: do they program in an open controls architecture?  The implications of the answer might surprise you. Read: Are You Being Held Hostage by Your Material Handling Provider?

Warehouse Execution Systems: A New Label for an Established Solution

June 03, 2015
In 2009, in an attempt to appeal to a younger audience, Pizza Hut began to market itself as “The Hut.” Now, Pizza Hut themselves would admit that nothing about the company, their pizza, their restaurants or policies had changed. This was simply a way to get into the conversation of the “texting generation.” This rebranding or renaming practice is performed in every type business, and it is currently taking place in the material handling industry. Read: WES: A New Label for an Established Solution

The $1.3 Trillion Benefit of Order and System Visibility

April 16, 2015
$1.3 trillion…Globally in 2014, that’s how much money consumers spent shopping online. Although especially busy during the holidays, e-commerce retailers are growing increasingly busy throughout the year. Shipping deadlines are tighter, and customer expectations are at an all-time high. As pressure mounts, retailers are depending on automated facilities with material handling equipment for efficient processing of large volumes of orders. But aside from the equipment, software is taking center stage for ensuring order deadlines are met. Read: The $1.3 Trillion Benefit of Order and System Visibility

The New Differentiator in Warehouse Software Isn't New

July 02, 2013
In the past, warehouse and distribution products fell into two camps--material handling equipment and warehouse software. However, companies soon found it advantageous to offer both, allowing them to implement end-to-end warehouse systems for their customers.
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