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VADO sources TouchPath warehouse management system to support growth

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 13:31:00 -0500

International supply chain solutions provider TouchPath is to implement its 'TouchWMS' warehouse management system for bathroom fittings company VADO, which exports to 60 countries and is a member of the publicly listed, £271.2 million turnover*, 1,700-employee Norcros PLC group of companies.

March's EDX to feature the latest innovations in retail delivery, supply chain and fulfilment: Read the predictions

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:18:00 -0500

2018 is set to be a challenging year for the Retail and Delivery industries, with customers' expectations ever rising: click-and-collect is set to grow by 55.6% over five years and eCommerce accounting 22.2% of retail sales, the highest share ever. Equally, inflationary pressures mean it is simply not good enough to pass the cost down to customers: retailers and couriers have to be increasingly imaginative about delivering more with fewer resources.

What is on-demand warehousing?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:11:00 -0500

By Charlie Pool, CEO, Stowga.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines on-demand as "soon as or whenever required". In recent years the term 'on-demand' has become synonymous with technology: movies on demand, taxis on demand, dry cleaners on demand.... the list goes on. But on-demand warehousing? That's a new one.

WCS' strategic alliance with Optricity offers peak warehouse performance to businesses challenged by consumer demand

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:39:00 -0500

WCS (Worldwide Chain Stores) and Optricity have announced a partnership that brings an advanced, integrated slotting offering to WCS' warehouse management system, CSnx.

Coastal Pet leads Indigo to further US expansion

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:35:00 -0500

Ohio based pet products specialist, Coastal Pet, has appointed Indigo Software to deploy Indigo WMS at its 400,000 sq ft manufacturing site.

M3 Mobile launches M3 SM15 mobile computer

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 05:02:04 -0500

M3 Mobile has unveiled its SM15 mobile computer, which is aimed at Transportation and Logistics, field service and warehouse environments. SM15 is ideal for mobile intensive applications that improve work efficiency, ensure more fast and accurate delivery, heighten customer service with real-time scheduling.

Talent in Logistics Conference to tackle key industry issues

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 05:00:49 -0500

The agenda for the Talent in Logistics Conference 2018 has been revealed, featuring sessions that tackle the challenges around recruitment, safety, training and funding within the transport and logistics industries.

Vanderlande to support the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:16:00 -0500

Vanderlande has become a supporter of the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE), a public-private collaboration co-chaired by the CEO of Philips, and the heads of the Global Environment Facility and UN Environment.

Vanderlande joins pioneering robotics research project

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:22:47 -0500

Vanderlande has joined the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and other partners to develop industrial robots that will operate with increased independence and autonomy.

What, where, how much: Krones AG improves internal transport processes with inconso's software solution

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:07:00 -0500

With the implementation of an SAP-based software application for internal transport processing, Krones AG is another step closer to establishing comprehensive stock and movement transparency.

How to keep your warehouse in sync with sales promotions

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:16:00 -0500

By Eric Carter, solutions architect, Indigo Software.

Everyone loves a bargain and there are always plenty to be had at this time of year in the run up to Christmas.

How to keep your warehouse in sync with sales promotions

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0500

By Eric Carter, solutions architect at Indigo Software.

Everyone loves a bargain and there are always plenty to be had at this time of year in the run up to Christmas.

Peoplevox e-book offers free guidance to hard-pressed e-commerce retailers

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:06:51 -0500

Peoplevox, the e-commerce warehouse and fulfilment software specialist, has announced the availability of 'The Practical Guide to Scaling your Warehouse'.

Vanderlande invests in Smart Robotics platform technology

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:19:28 -0500

Vanderlande will obtain a minority shareholder interest in the robotics development company Smart Robotics, which is based in Best near Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The rise of artificial intelligence – Why the logistics sector needs to innovate to accommodate

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0500

The logistics industry is ever evolving, one of the major changes being the rise in artificial intelligence, which is inevitably having a major impact across all parts of the distribution chain. Logistic players, both large and small may be left wondering what these changes will mean for a human workforce in the near future. Tony Hughes, CEO of Huthwaite International, discusses the emerging trends in AI, such as voice recognition, as well as the pros and cons of this developing technology for companies.

Animal 'rips' omnichannel retailing with Indigo WMS

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:41:52 -0500

Founded by two surfers in 1987, board sportswear brand Animal is now a £26m fashion brand. The company has evolved to become an omnichannel business with three streams – wholesale, retail and ecommerce.

Snapfulfil powers warehouse operations for Suzuki GB

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:10:00 -0500

Suzuki GB PLC has successfully implemented the Snapfulfil Cloud WMS to support the efficient warehousing and distribution of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and marine engines.

Production-synchronous Logistics Processes: Walter Schmitt implements Warehouse Management System by inconso

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 22:47:00 -0400

At the sites Bietigheim, Durmersheim, Germersheim and Mannheim, Walter Schmitt GmbH has recently been using an industry-specific warehouse management solution of the logistics software specialist inconso for industry-specific motor, transmission and axle deliveries.

Moving with the times - WMS/Voice Picking Special Technology report - October 2017

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:03:00 -0400

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about recent developments within the Warehouse Management System and Voice-directed picking space – including those concerning SaaS/Cloud and Big Data.

The warehouse space race to reach new customers

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:04:00 -0400

The hunt for extra warehousing space in the run-up to the year's busiest retail events has started with an increasing number of retailers looking for extra space for inventory to fulfil their customer orders.

Geodis experiments connected glasses in its warehouse in Cologne

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:01:00 -0400

Geodis is implementing augmented reality solutions for its logistics operations in its warehouse in Cologne. The implemented solution, based on the Picavi's "Pick-By-Vision" technology, aims at easing order preparation processes for the warehouse's employees.

How will automation impact warehouse operations and management?

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:43:00 -0400

By Eric Carter and Mark Wilkinson, supply chain consultants, Indigo Software.

The warehouse is one of the areas within a business where the adoption of automation and artificial intelligence has progressed more quickly than in other functions.

Intelligently controlled books, games and more: KNV Logistik relies on logistics IT from inconso AG

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:00:00 -0400

After the completed centralisation of their logistics at the site in Erfurt, Koch, Neff & Volckmar GmbH (KNV) and Koch, Neff & Oetinger Verlagsauslieferung GmbH (KNO VA) combined their logistics services under one roof for the first time.

Vanderlande to exhibit at Post-Expo 2017

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:18:00 -0400

Vanderlande will present its sorting systems, including loop sorters and line sorters at this year's Post-Expo on 26-28 September at the Palexpo convention centre in Geneva, Switzerland.

ØRN International gets smart with Snapfulfil Cloud WMS

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:45:00 -0400

Workwear wholesaler, ØRN International has successfully gone live with the Snapfulfil Cloud WMS.