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Cracking the Code for AI in the DC

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There’s a new reason to optimize DC operations, and it’s bigger than the old reasons of productivity and efficiency gains. More and more companies are realizing that investing in their DCs and powering them with modern and sophisticated technologies like AI can lead to competitive advantages for the overall company.

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Should You Use a WMS or Mobile Robotic System to Optimize Work in in a DC?

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Slotting improves picking efficiency by putting the most popular items in locations closer to the shipping docks and at a height on the rack that is easy for a picker to reach. The post Should You Use a WMS or Mobile Robotic System to Optimize Work in in a DC? That was not fully true. appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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Continuous Warehouse Optimization and The DC Technology Gap

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For companies across industries, transforming existing DCs and narrowing this technology gap is key to competitive advantage in a changing economy. Any company shipping physical products today – whether to consumers or to other businesses – needs to meet higher service expectations, including faster order turnaround in the DC.

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Peak Shipping Season Update: What’s Driving Change in the Industry?

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The long and unpredictable peak shipping season continues to challenge supply chains. A 2021 Peak Shipping Season survey conducted by Edelman Intelligence found hiring to be a strong concern among supply chain decision makers with 90% having a strong need to increase hiring to account for peak season and beyond. Higher freight volumes.

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Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

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However, the diversity of the supply chain, and the importance of timely shipping and customer service, presents a unique challenge at best through several festive celebrations all year long. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume. You’re placing undue stress on the DC when the same product is divided into different segments.

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Until AI Can Solve this One Simple Task, I Wouldn’t Worry About It

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In dynamic slotting, goods for which there is high demand are located nearer to the shipping docks to minimize travel. It is better to receive inventory on a loading dock, take the inventory needed for a hot shot shipment, and move that inventory through the DC to a shipping dock where it is loaded on a truck.

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The VF Corporation Invested in Supply Chain Agility Before COVID Made “Agility” the New Buzzword

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VF Corporation is Building a Highly Automated DC on the West Coast. The old product development process involved shipping prototypes back and forth. During COVID, VF responded to COVID-driven consumer behaviors by adding new omnichannel capabilities like buy-online, pick-up-in-store and ship-from-store. This will be about a 1.2