Industry News:

Omnichannel navigator: interview with Kerry W. Coin
 -- Posted: 10/24/2014
For many retailers, omnichannel commerce is new and uncharted territory. But consultant Kerry W. Coin has been there and now offers some guidance on how retailers can master a strategy that's fraught with supply chain challenges.

Ohio State professors to take the helm of the Journal of Business Logistics
 -- Posted: 10/24/2014
Zinn, Goldsby are first from OSU to edit journal since its founding at the university in 1978.

Forget leaning in, try looking up
 -- Posted: 10/23/2014
Worried about missing something really important? Then you'll need to glance up from that phone or tablet once in a while.

Logistics, material handling companies give back
 -- Posted: 10/23/2014
Here are some recent examples of charitable works by companies in the logistics, transportation, and material handling markets.


Putaway
Where to store the item? What makes sense? In the back of the warehouse (never to be seen again) or in the middle of the aisle where it’s in the way? Does it make sense that only “Joe” knows where he put it? Warehouse Link eliminates the bad choices and allows visibility to where the item is located. Putaway is directed by the system and location placement is confirmed with a quick scan. Warehouse Link takes into account those “exception to the rules” and provides flexibility to move locations temporarily or permanently. Putaway activities may be controlled by ABC Velocity, Environmental Controls, Expiration Date, Item Ownership, Item for Specific Customer, Preferred Areas or Cubic Capacity. Putaway also manages replenishment with min/max quantities.