Industry News:

Heading for zero
 -- Posted: 11/24/2014
Ace Hardware worked with its waste and recycling contractor to get one DC to the point where it ships nothing to a landfill. A second DC is close behind. And that's only a part of the hardware cooperative's sustainability efforts.

NITL attendees get a glimpse of chickens coming home to roost
 -- Posted: 11/21/2014
Steady rate climb seen for rest of decade as supply tightens, traffic grows.

OnTrac, USPS launch last-mile delivery service
 -- Posted: 11/21/2014
E-tailer Newegg first customer of "DirectPost" service.

Coming home
 -- Posted: 11/21/2014
An unprecedented study of home delivery logistics offers up traditional solutions to a very nontraditional challenge.


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.