Industry News:

FedEx criminal indictment: An ant on an elephant, or a gorilla in the room?
 -- Posted: 7/23/2014
Long-running probe into dealings with online pharmacies yields 15-count felony charge; some dismiss it as one-off event or government grandstanding.

Yusen introduces double-stacking of product in ocean containers
 -- Posted: 7/22/2014
Specialized decking to divide box's interior into upper, lower sections.

Want to avoid carrier hell? Don't make 'em dwell!
 -- Posted: 7/22/2014
Transplace carrier study says quick freight turnarounds rank high among preferred shippers. Fast payment turnarounds are appealing, too.

Datalogic and SMI: an all-Italian Partnership for Packaging Machinery and Bottling Plant Production
 -- Posted: 7/22/2014

Datalogic, a global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets, and world-class producer of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors, vision systems and laser marking equipment, and the SMI Group, one of the world’s largest producer of bottling plants and packaging machines, are pleased to announce their agreement for the exclusive supply of Datalogic product...


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.