Fulfillment and inventory management is being transformed by Amazon People are becoming increasingly aware of the impact that Amazon and e-commerce are having on society today. When we think about this, most of us tend to view this as a phenomenon that’s occurring strictly in retail. However, this Amazon Effect has a significant impact that reaches all levels of inventory and … [Read more...] about How the Amazon Effect is changing fulfillment and inventory management
The job of a warehouse manager is not easy. He or she is accountable for a lot of things to keep the warehouse fulfillment operations running as efficiently as possible. No one knows better that “the customer is always right”. Customers’ demands determine what order picking is required in the warehouse with the internet has putting customers in a stronger position today: … [Read more...] about Increase Warehouse Order Picking Speeds
Using 3D modeling technology, Karma Logistics has introduced a tool for iPad users to help warehouse managers: Perform cubic analysis of the warehouse Visualize velocity by SKU Increase warehouse storage efficiency Increase warehouse labor efficiency Improve slotting of product to reduce unnecessary replenishment cycles Cubic Analysis of the … [Read more...] about 3D Modeling of the Warehouse on the iPad
Fuel cells have been heralded as the green solution to cars. Much money has been invested into research and development for making the technology work in the car market, reducing emissions and making the air we breathe cleaner. While scientists are working on putting the technology into the car market, new companies have also emerged looking into building fuel cell for … [Read more...] about Do Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Forklifts Make Sense?
Warehouse Profiling Profiling is a technique to study the behavior of ITEMS, ORDERS, CUSTOMERS and apply the analysis to the layout design, selection of storage types, slotting criteria. Unfortunately, in almost 95% of DCs, we do just the opposite in practice. Someone gives you a particular building with unique characteristics and tells you "to do the best you … [Read more...] about Video: Have you Profiled your Distribution Facility Lately?