Industry News:

Heading for zero
 -- Posted: 11/24/2014
Ace Hardware worked with its waste and recycling contractor to get one DC to the point where it ships nothing to a landfill. A second DC is close behind. And that's only a part of the hardware cooperative's sustainability efforts.

NITL attendees get a glimpse of chickens coming home to roost
 -- Posted: 11/21/2014
Steady rate climb seen for rest of decade as supply tightens, traffic grows.

OnTrac, USPS launch last-mile delivery service
 -- Posted: 11/21/2014
E-tailer Newegg first customer of "DirectPost" service.

Coming home
 -- Posted: 11/21/2014
An unprecedented study of home delivery logistics offers up traditional solutions to a very nontraditional challenge.


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.