Industry News:

Social media champion: interview with Tony Martins
 -- Posted: 7/28/2014
Social media can help break down organizational silos and solve supply chain problems, argues consultant Tony Martins. He's successfully put that idea to the test with his "hive" model of communication.

Illinois: Driven by logistics
 -- Posted: 7/28/2014
With a long history as a center for logistics and transportation, Illinois might be a good spot for your next Midwest DC. Here are three reasons to consider the state ... and one reason not to.

Building jobs by building roads
 -- Posted: 7/28/2014
New report shows that infrastructure is a much more significant factor in a healthy job market than researchers had expected.

Ferro to resign as FMCSA head to take top job at motor vehicle trade group
 -- Posted: 7/25/2014
New post keeps her hand in the trucking industry; no successor named as of yet.


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.