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5 Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Warehouse Management System

May 27, 2014

Mistake 1: Not doing enough homework. Analyzing and then selecting a warehouse management system takes time and effort. Information is critical to selecting the most appropriate system for your organization. You¡¯re already a step ahead of most people because you¡¯re reading this blog. Mistake 2: Misunderstanding the benefits of automation Automating warehouse operations and related […]


A five-step process for getting a good start on a successful 3PL relationship

By Dave Blanchard | IndustryWeek Third-party logistics providers, or 3PLs, which originated on the simple premise of allowing manufacturers the opportunity to let somebody else manage their transportation or warehousing, have become a $122 billion business in the United States, with an overall growth rate estimated at three times the growth of the U.S. gross […]


Choosing a WMS That Won’t Get You Fired

May 26, 2014

By Ann Price Many companies¡ªNike, Hewlett-Packard, Sainsbury’s, MFI Furniture Group, Molnlycke Health Care, and Heinz’s Portion Pac division, among others¡ªhave suffered well-publicized Warehouse Management System (WMS) failures in recent years. When Nike’s $400-million WMS project went awry, the company lost $100 million in one quarter and its stock plunged 20 percent. MFI Furniture’s WMS bugs […]


Top 10 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Warehouse

Top 10 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Warehouse Selecting a warehouse can be an overwhelming and confusing experience. Your company likely has very specific warehousing needs, and it can be difficult to get past all the complicated lingo and sales pitches in order to discern which warehouses are actually a good fit for your […]


3PL Selection: Know What You Want Before You Buy

May 25, 2014

Setting a vision is the first step in picking a third-party logistics partner So you’ve committed to implementing a third-party logistics (3PL) solution to manage parts in your service organization. Now what? Before delving into the laundry list of where you need to be and what inventory to allocate, step back and view this question […]