Industry News:

Social media champion: interview with Tony Martins
 -- Posted: 7/28/2014
Social media can help break down organizational silos and solve supply chain problems, argues consultant Tony Martins. He's successfully put that idea to the test with his "hive" model of communication.

Illinois: Driven by logistics
 -- Posted: 7/28/2014
With a long history as a center for logistics and transportation, Illinois might be a good spot for your next Midwest DC. Here are three reasons to consider the state ... and one reason not to.

Building jobs by building roads
 -- Posted: 7/28/2014
New report shows that infrastructure is a much more significant factor in a healthy job market than researchers had expected.

Ferro to resign as FMCSA head to take top job at motor vehicle trade group
 -- Posted: 7/25/2014
New post keeps her hand in the trucking industry; no successor named as of yet.


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.