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Yard Management Technologies

Yard management has closely mirrored warehouse management for years, but it lacks behind on the use of new technologies to reduce delays, improve productivity, and decrease risks. Yard management technologies have the potential to change how small and large yards operate. Take a look at the top four yard management technologies that will impact your organization soon, if they have not already.

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Implementing Omnichannel

Omnichannel has been a buzzword in supply-chain circles for several years, but retailers that have invested in implementing omnichannel strategies have shown less than superior results, says Steve Dennis via Forbes. Some retailers invested in online sales and in turn, neglected their storefronts.

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Modern warehousing

Last year, online shoppers spent more time purchasing items through online retailers than any other channel, and the 2016 holiday shopping season broke most online and mobile records. According to Champaign Williams of BisNow, the spike in online shopping leads to a 10.7% increase in the leasing of industrial space, including warehousing space.

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Throughput and Capacity Out of Your Distribution Centers

Increased demand on your distribution centers from improved e-commerce sales, changing seasons, or other shopping patterns can limit your throughput. While expanding capacity with new construction is certainly one solution, other ways exist to get more throughput and capacity in distribution centers without major overhauls to existing operations.

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Benefits of a Warehouse Management System

The days of managing inventory in warehouses with pen and paper have disappeared. In their place, warehouse management systems have risen to make managing inventory easier, and these systems provide tremendous benefits, explains Rick Register of Inbound Logistics. Let’s take a look at the top five benefits of a warehouse management system.

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Supply Chain Technology Integration Thomasholmes Blog

The decision to bring new technology into your existing warehouse operation should not be taken lightly. Modern technology enables a whole new level of collaboration, efficiency and better operations. However, simply wiping out your existing systems, which can represent millions of dollars in past investments, is not the answer.