Industry News:

Logistics gives back
 -- Posted: 1/29/2015
Here's our monthly roundup of some of the charitable works and donations by companies in the material handling and logistics space.

Fracking creates a huge supply chain challenge
 -- Posted: 1/29/2015
The explosion in unconventional energy production required the oil and gas industry to create a new supply chain for fracking sand in a matter of months.

Winter tips for highway and lift truck fleets
 -- Posted: 1/29/2015
Ryder and Purchasing.com offer advice on preparing equipment and operators for winter.

Repurposed Materials Inc. finds new homes for old industrial materials
 -- Posted: 1/28/2015
Company's customers creatively repurpose surplus items, including totes, pallets, and conveyor belting.


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.