Supply Chain Book Directory - Rapidly find books on 30 topics.spanning Warehouse Management or Inventory Management or Facility Planning & Layout or Software & Technology or RFID or WMS or MRP or Metrics-KPIs-Dashboards or Global Procurement and more!
enVista white paper on WMS Testing called "Building a Winning WMS Testing Strategy" - Informative!
enVista white paper on Picking called "Efficiency Gained with Continuous Batch Picking" - Thought Provoking!
Technology & Software Product NewsLUPUS-famila (department stores and wholesale customer service in Germany) is optimizing warehouse logistics and has commissioned KNAPP to introduce the KiSoft Warehouse Management System (WMS) for paperless control. The history of the LUPUS-famila goes all the way back to 1904. The company rose up from a colonial produce store in Pforzheim and in addition to 12 department stores, has supplied large scale consumers now since 1935. Today LUPUS-famila is a successful medium sized family owned and operated company, steadily developing, and at all times keeping products, as well as, logistics at up to date levels. Famila Rhein-Neckar offers in Baden-Württemberg and in Rheinland-Pfalz a regionally characterized and comprehensive range of goods of the highest quality and freshness at attractive prices.
Greek third-party logistics provider Diakinisis is employing EPC Gen 2 RFID tags and interrogators to track about 1,300 pallets daily at a distribution center it operates in Athens. http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/articleview/3897/1/1/
Four Soft (4S) signs contract with Samudera Shipping Line Ltd., a Singapore based company, recently. Under the terms of the agreement, 4S will implement its shipping software solution – 4S iShipping to cater to the Samudera’s shipping business.
PathGuide Technologies Debuts Latitude 8.0 Manifesting Module UPS ReadyTM Solution Automates Shipping Process for Small and Midsized Distributors. PathGuide® Latitude 8.0 Manifesting Module. The new Manifesting Software Module has been certified as a UPS ReadyTM solution by the United Parcel Service® and features the full portfolio of services offered. With the module, small and midsized distributors can automate and streamline the shipping process for faster, more accurate shipping and lower shipping costs.
Prophesy Transportation Solutions introduced FreightBill Express to their family of products. FreightBill Express gives today’s growing trucking company a simple way to create professional quotes, freight bills, invoices, and bills of lading with a few simple mouse clicks within an integrated solution. FreightBill Express is an ideal choice for companies that do not yet require a full dispatch solution but are outgrowing simple spreadsheets and manual bookkeeping methods. In addition to producing trucking-related documents, users are able to seamlessly compute commercial miles and routes, prepare IFTA fuel taxes, and automatically post accounts receivable transactions to QuickBooks accounting all from one simple entry.
RedPrairie Announces New Execution Management Features for Retailers Empowers stores to maximize employee performance, driving revenue growth and increasing productivity throughout the store chain New features of RedPrairie’s software provide task planners, gatekeepers and store managers a comprehensive view of store operations and workloads to enable customization and optimization of projects and tasks. Enhanced functionality also empowers the store with additional localized detail and customization, providing a vehicle to implement individual store best practices that drive revenue growth and increase employee productivity throughout the store chain.
RedPrairie announced the availability of RedPrairie Routing Portal™, a web-based solution for coordinating inbound shipments and reverse logistics. The software enables personnel throughout the enterprise to manage transport delivery requests and coordinate dock scheduling with carriers. Features include robust validation, location profiles, alerts, and automated communications to and from inbound suppliers. Customer or stock returns are easily managed as well. RedPrairie Routing Portal supports both inbound shipment routing requests for consignee-controlled freight, and advance ship notices on vendor-prepaid inbounds.
RedPrairie Routing Portal allows vendors, carriers, and customers to collaborate via the Internet, providing increased visibility and greater control of freight moves. The solution can be deployed as a standalone application or integrated with RedPrairie’s warehouse management and transportation management solutions, as well as other third-party software. Key capabilities include:
• Enables accurate and timely management of third party originated shipments
• Captures and validates inbound supplier and return shipment needs
• Allows users to manage multiple shipment releases against a single PO
• Provides robust data handling (weight, cube, pieces, pallets, freight class, third party locations)
• Supports intra-facility transfer of goods not for resale and returned merchandise
• Enables carriers to schedule appointments via the web and provides enterprise-wide dock scheduling visibility
Sterling Commerce adds new slotting engine with Sterling Warehouse Management System (Sterling WMS). Designed to automate and optimize inventory slotting activities, the engine identifies the most efficient placement for items in the warehouse, enabling companies to more intelligently manage both personnel and physical resources in the warehouse. Travel time can often account for up to 60 percent of a picker’s daily activity. A good slotting strategy can reduce travel time and improve the efficiency of picking-related labor. Specifically, the slotting engine will help companies establish goals and constraints that determine the optimal slotting strategy, and then perform “what-if” re-slotting scenarios based on those goals and constraints. This will enable them to:
* Optimize the sequence in which slotting tasks are executed to help ensure their successful completion;
* Plan the labor required to execute the slotting tasks with the flexibility to execute only a subset of the slotting tasks in a situation where sufficient labor is not available to complete all the tasks; and
*Determine return on investment and payback for alternative scenarios before moves are executed.
The slotting engine comes through a partnership with Optricity, a leader in slotting solutions that offers mathematically advanced optimization engines to enhance return on supply chain investment. Capitalizing on leading Web technologies, deep domain expertise, improved computing algorithms and analysis techniques, Optricity’s tools integrate with current supply chain planning and execution systems. The addition of Optricity’s patent pending slotting methodologies will take Sterling WMS to the next level of slotting capabilities.
Scripture to Ponder - List of Scriptures to Ponder from prior issues."In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty." - Proverbs 14:23
Famous Quotes to Ponder - List of Quotes to Ponder from prior issues."Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience." - Clarence Day
Websites To Check OutWal-Mart Says Use RFID Tags or Pay Up - For Sam's Club Suppliers Good article at Logistics Today - see http://www.logisticstoday.com/displayStory.asp?sNO=9218&pNum=1
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