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Holste's "Sorting it Out" Blog

Uncovering Hidden DC Efficiencies Requires Vision & Perseverance

Strong Leaders are Focused on Solving "Big Picture" Issues


There is a solution to every problem, and if you hold a genuine belief in this there is a greater likelihood that you will find the solution. People who find solutions to problems are those who firmly believe that solutions exist for every problem. The first step is to identify the problem. Once identified, the problem virtually ceases to be unsolvable, although may require some considerable effort to fix.

In the following byline article, Bob Liebe discusses how strong leadership, analysis, and innovative long-term strategic thinking can solve complex supply chain and seemingly unsolvable DC processing challenges.

A View From The Top Shapes an Efficient Warehouse...


Cliff Holste is SCDigest's Material Handling Editor,
and author of our Sorting it Out Column/Blog
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Logistics News: Uncovering Hidden DC Efficiencies Requires Vision & Perseverance
Strong Leaders are Focused on Solving "Big Picture" Issues
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Understanding the Effect of Regulatory Standards in a Global Supply Chain
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White Papers / Reports
width=70White Paper: WMS Solutions: Embedded or Best of Breed?
Would a warehouse management system (WMS) help you better manage and automate your warehouse and fulfillment operations? Learn pros and cons of ERP WMS vs Best-of-Breed.

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Supplier Relationship Management and the Distribution Enterprise:A suite provides enterprises with the necessary tools and solutions to achieve optimal performance in supplier relationships.

width=70Material Handling Tech Note: Conveyor Improvements Drive Flexibility
In this Materials Handling Technology Note, we review how recent advances across several areas of conveyor technology are improving the flexibility of system design and later modifications for materials handling systems.

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Logistics News: Intelligrated and SDI Group USA Launch Material Handling Systems Business Operations in Brazil
New facility will serve Customers in Rapidly Expanding Distribution, Fulfillment and Manufacturing Markets
Logistics News: Voxware Inc., Announced That it is the First Warehouse Voice Vendor to Support Android
Android is an Operating System for Mobile Devices such as Smartphones and Tablet Computers. It was Developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google.
Logistics News: Kollmorgen Introduces Mobile Order Picking Solution for Automated Lift Truck Operation at ProMat 2011
Kollmorgen's Pick-n-Go is a flexible controls platform that can be adapted to any electric order-picker truck brand or model enabling the picker and the truck to work together automatically.
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Using Multi-Modal Wireless Technology to Drive Productivity Gains in Distribution



Why the Time is Right for Labor Management Systems in Distribution


Tools and Resources
Logistics News: What Does a Sortation System for Distribution Cost?
Baseline Systems Can Be Implemented for about $1 Million; Wal-Mart Level? Do not Ask
Warehouse Management System (WMS) Resource Page
Find information, expert insight, vendors solutions, a video overview, case studies and more Warehouse Management Systems (WMS). Includes recent downloadable edition of Supply Chain Digest Letter on WMS.
Labor Management System (LMS) Resource Page
Find information, expert insight, vendors solutions, a video overview, case studies and more on the Supply Chain Digest Letter on Labor Management Systems in Distribution
Supply Chain Question: Calculating Distribution Center Capacity
Supply Chain Question: How to Calculate Discount for Customer Freight Pick-Up?
Reader Question: Reducing Sort Lanes to Reduce DC Costs
New Materials Handling Tech Notes

The first analytic reports for the materials handling and distribution industry.

This report: Advances in Conveyor Technology increasing System Flexibility


Labor Management System
(LMS) Overview

Present by SCDigest Editor Dan Gilmore

View our Complete Labor Management System Resources Page

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