Industry News:

Performance against DC metrics may be starting to plateau
 -- Posted: 4/1/2015
Preliminary results of the annual DCV/WERC metrics study show improvement in fewer areas than in past years.

Agile hires senior editor at DC Velocity; promotes long-time staffer at Supply Chain Quarterly
 -- Posted: 3/27/2015
Ames, experienced editor, joins DCV; Lacefield promoted to senior editor at SCQ.

The implications of going global
 -- Posted: 3/26/2015
U.S. industry cannot become complacent and just ride the wave of globalization, warns speaker at the National Defense Industrial Association's National Logistics Forum.

ProMat 2015 Final Day Generated Huge AGV Dealer Interest for Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz
 -- Posted: 3/26/2015
Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz made its US debut this week at ProMat 2015 and generated interest from more than 100 dealers, distributors, and integration partners. The company is the only Indian Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) solution provider exhibiting at ProMat 2015. With more than 100 AGVs installed and commissioned in the last three years for manufacturing applications, the company expand...


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.