Industry News:

Zebra Technologies to acquire Motorola Solutions' enterprise business
 -- Posted: 4/16/2014
$3.45 billion deal to include Motorola's mobile computing, bar-code scanning, and wireless LAN solutions.

Supply chain pioneer's new book provides a personal take on life and business
 -- Posted: 4/16/2014
Joe Andraski's My Incredible Supply Chain Journey ... and What You Can Learn From It is a unique account of his personal story, Nabisco history, and what makes a supply chain organization great.

Virginia Tech Offering New Unit Load Design and Performance Short Course
 -- Posted: 4/16/2014

The Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design at Virginia Tech is offering a new Unit Load Design and Performance Short Course May 13-15 on the Virgina Tech campus. Supply chain professionals interested in reducing product damage and lowering unitization costs are encouraged to att...

Charlie Clay Joins Hytrol as Manager of Safety and Environment
 -- Posted: 4/16/2014

Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc., an industry expert in automated material handling solutions, recently announced the hire of Charlie Clay as the company’s new Manager of Safety and Environment. Clay is a native to Northeast Arkansas and brings over twenty-two years of experience to his position.

Prior to Hytrol, Clay held different safety positions in the transportation, pharmaceu...


Receiving
The WMS process begins with receiving the product in the door and capturing the initial inventory information. Receiving may include returns, advance ship notice, receiving unexpected shipments, QC hold items, Cross Dock items, building to pallet or unloading a shuttle from sister warehouse. Warehouse Link prompts the worker to capture all the information required for each item and confirm quantity received. A “license plate” is given and the product is ready for putaway. The information remains attached to the product throughout the entire warehouse process.