Boot Barn Implements Intelligent Warehouse Automation and Control System

Logistics Viewpoints

In 2017 Boot Barn installed the Körber Warehouse Management System (WMS) in its Wichita facility that spanned almost 100,000 square feet at that time. E-Commerce DC Expansion and Investment. An intelligent warehouse control system would be required to effectively operate this system.

Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC?

Talking Logistics

Now, the trend is to use this technology commercially; for the logistics industry, there are many potential use cases in a warehouse. First, let’s discuss the basic definition of AR, then we can dive a little deeper into how this innovative piece of technology could potentially be used in a warehouse. Now that we have discussed the AR vs. VR differences and definitions, let’s discuss how companies can apply augmented reality in warehousing.

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Warehousing: Optimize Storage Locations!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Disruptive Warehouse Technologies for Any Company! . “We just spent several millions of dollars on a new Warehouse Management System for our E-Commerce Online Distribution Centre. Employees were pushing carts up and down aisles, across the entire warehouse. warehouse.

8 DC and Warehouse Slotting Considerations for More Efficient Warehouse Operations


If you are a manufacturing company or distributor, you most likely are using a warehouse or distribution center to make sure you are able to store inventory, replinish store fronts, and easily send goods to customers or receive goods for manufacture or distribution. Many of our shipper customers have asked us for content related to better warehouse or distribution operations. First Things First, Do You have all The Tools To Set You Up for DC Or Warehouse Slotting?

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Warehousing 101: An Introduction to Digital Warehouse Automation


Key Takeaways: Warehousing and distribution face unprecedented pressures from COVID-19 disruption, commoditization, labor shortages and rising customer expectations. Warehouse automation is an effective way to gain efficiencies, cut costs and scale operations. High warehouse turnover.

To DC Or Not To DC? That is the Warehouse Design Question!

Supply Chain Game Changer

You need a warehouse design strategy to provide your fulfillment solution. Warehouse Design Strategy in Conclusion. The post To DC Or Not To DC? That is the Warehouse Design Question! Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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


shippers need an efficient and effective Distribution Center (DC) to support this consumer spending peak that takes place typically at this time of the year. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume. You’re placing undue stress on the DC when the same product is divided into different segments. Awareness is a VITAL state of mind during the busy holiday peak in the DC or in your own warehouse.

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


shippers need an efficient and effective Distribution Center (DC) to support this consumer spending peak that takes place typically at this time of the year. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume. You’re placing undue stress on the DC when the same product is divided into different segments. In our post, " A Walk in the Warehouse to See these 4 Things: MBWA and Trade Compliance " we talk about the 4 things you can see when you actually get out from behind your desk.

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To DC Or Not To DC? That is the Warehousing Design Question!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The post To DC Or Not To DC? That is the Warehousing Design Question! Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out 5 E-Commerce Order Fulfillment Choices! The fast growing E-Commerce channel makes it an attractive avenue for most companies to participate in. The tremendous amount of investment required to participate in online product sales requires explicit decision making as to how a company is going to fulfill those orders.

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How to Use Software to Reach Peak Warehouse Efficiency

C3 Solutions

As the DC becomes more complex and moves more quickly that's where yard and dock automation plays a key role in ensuring that your DC operations can keep with the increased speed of automation. Are you filling orders from the DC, from the store, from the DC for in-store pick-up?

Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways—function and form included. Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more products arriving directly from manufacturing to the end-customer, shrinking warehouse use. Where to Do Your Warehousing. Who Will Do Your Warehousing?

Four Truths About DC Robots, Jobs, And Warehouse Execution


The reality is that robots and people will be working side-by-side in warehouses for years to come. As robots find their place in the DC, warehouse operators will face new challenges in coordinating and optimizing the work of humans and their robotic coworkers. Part of this optimization and warehouse execution challenge is to balance an array of operational metrics, not just to reduce the total number of labor hours worked. Robots Are Not Killing DC Jobs.

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A new era is dawning for warehousing

Supply Chain Movement

For warehousing a new era is dawning. Strategic warehousing. These robots are also used in the Dutch Timberland DC, where they achieve between 400 and as many as 900 order lines per hour.” The strategic importance of logistics handling is also the reason why Dutch online department store Wehkamp has invested around one hundred million euro in a new, highly mechanised DC in Zwolle with 480,000 pick locations. Google Glass in the warehouse.

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Will Warehouses Eventually Go Dark?

Enterra Insights

Thanks to the popularity of e-commerce, warehouses are some of the hottest properties in real estate. Phillips ( @EricaEPhillips ) reports some retailers were so desperate to find warehouse space this past holiday season they created pop-up warehouses in vacant suburban lots and parking garages.[1] ”[2] He adds, “Freestanding big-box stores closer to population centers than they are to warehouse districts are the primary candidates for such conversions.

Finding a Warehouse in Today’s High-Demand Market

Talking Logistics

Finding the right warehouse is arguably one of the most important decisions your company will make. Unfortunately, you won’t have that luxury if you want to lock down your choice of warehouses. You Snooze, You Lose…a Warehouse. The biggest impact is arguably the ever-growing beast of e-commerce; with nearly half of all American households subscribing to Amazon Prime, it’s little wonder the industry has such an appetite for warehouse space.

The Future of Distribution and Fulfillment – What We Know, and What We Will Find Out

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group, in partnership with DC Velocity magazine, has just launched an online survey of logistics practitioners to evaluate the future direction of today’s distribution facilities, technologies, and practices. The survey is designed to obtain a multi-faceted overview of the changing demands placed on fulfillment operations and how practitioners are responding by adjusting processes, investing in technology, reconfiguring DC layouts, and expanding networks.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations


Many other jobs such as Material Handler, pickers, and other general warehouse position are bretween $12,00-$14,000, with fork life operators making up to $16 range. Many participants noted that when Amazon raised their warehouse rates to $15 an hour, many of the companies were already paying far more than this, and the working conditions were often better than what workers encountered at Amazon. Once we hire them, keeping them in the warehouse is a whole other issue!

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50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

Warehouse automation stats show that automation is making a big impact on warehouses and distribution centers. As technology awareness grows, more warehouses and DCs turn to automation to adapt to the changing landscape. Below, we’ve rounded up 50 compelling statistics to shed some light on the driving forces behind warehouse automation and the impact automation has on the industry. The number of private warehouses is growing. Warehouse Automation

4 ways technology is transforming warehouses

6 River Systems

Technology is transforming warehouses, too, supporting leaner, more agile operations and enabling warehouses to offer rapid delivery and error-free orders – elements that are essential to the success of a fulfillment operation. Why is technology important for warehouses?

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More than storage: What warehouse services can a 3PL provide?

Kanban Logistics

When it comes to warehousing, many companies eventually outgrow the “do it yourself” model and choose to hand the reins over to a third-party logistics (3PL) professional. Recap: basic warehouse services. You can choose to simply go it alone and build or rent a warehouse yourself.

A bigger boom in warehousing on the way? Part 2: E-commerce, automation and the long-term outlook


Warehousing has been on a long journey in the last two decades, rising from a necessity few were interested in on an organisational level, to a critical asset that has to run smoothly for an operation to be effective. This need for power underlines the journey warehouses are undergoing.

29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

Warehouse robots are just one form of warehouse automation , but they’re making a big impact. From greater flexibility and scalability to productivity gains, a faster ROI compared to other automation solutions and better resource management, warehouse robots are changing the face of warehousing. Read on to find out what our panel had to say about the impact of warehouse robots on industry employment. Warehouse robots are the future, plain and simple.

Warehouse Worker Protection Critical to Sustaining Productive DC Operations

Kane is Able

During the COVID-19 pandemic, warehouse worker protection has emerged as a critical core competency for corporate logistics departments and their 3PL partners. Business continuity literally depends upon it since a virus outbreak could close down a distribution warehouse.

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WMS at Mars, Inc: M&Ms from the DC to You and Me

Logistics Viewpoints

Warehouse Management Systems Warehousing JDA Software Mars software implementation WMSIn September I published a Logistics Viewpoint article titled The Evolution of WMS Customer Requirements. The article discusses how commercial WMS functionality has improved substantially over the years and is now sufficient to meet the needs of most practitioners. As a result, today’s customers are making WMS purchasing decisions based on an expanded set of criteria.

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Supply Chain & Warehousing Trends For Year 2017


Buzz-word technologies like “cloud” and “mobile” have dominated top Supply Chain trend lists from organizations like Gartner, Forbes and DC Velocity for 5 years. Warehouse management systems are no longer constrained by mobile operating system offering limited hardware options. From iPhones and ring scanners to compact 2D barcode scanners, warehouses now have unlimited potential for mixing and matching mobile hardware.

Supply Chain News on Research Says Impact of DC Robots on Job Numbers will be Modest over Next Decade, but Drive DeSkilling of Warehouse Work

Supply Chain Digest

Scrutiny of DC Workers Activity also Likely to become Relentless

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Why Would Warehouse Software Reduce a Warehouse’s OSHA Incident Rate?

Logistics Viewpoints

I’ve completed a survey on what factors are most important when it comes to improving warehouse performance. An executive overview will be published in DC Velocity in May. I will speak on what 3PLs report being most important for them to improve warehouse performance at eft’s 3PL […]. Logistics Technologies Warehouse Management Systems Warehousing Are people, process or technology drivers most important?

20 warehouse professionals and business leaders reveal the single most important first step when designing a warehouse layout

6 River Systems

There are many factors to consider when designing a warehouse layout, and every design decision can have a significant impact on operational efficiency. Curtis Barry & Company , labor comprises more than half of a warehouse’s total operations costs. Warehouse Operations

The 7 Principles of Warehouse and Distribution Centre Design

Logistics Bureau

Warehouse and distribution centre (DC) design is a fascinating and absorbing topic, but alas, is often misunderstood. Regrettably, few people fully understand the discipline of warehouse design and because of this, literally thousands of facilities are underperforming. In a recent web discussion with a number of warehouse professionals, I asked what they believe to be the critical principles of effective warehouse design.

Warehouse of the Future: The Adoption of Technology within the Distribution Center – Part 2 of 3


In part 1 of this blog series, we took a look at how innovation is changing the supply chain and the evolution of different warehouse types and processes. In part 2 of this 3-part series, which is based around The Warehouse of the Future report, we’re going to take a deeper dive into the adoption of technology within the distribution center (DC), how technological innovation processes in DCs are poised to change over the next few years and the path and obstacles to automated DCs.

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Sneak Peak: How Warehouses are Adapting to Rapidly Changing Demands

Logistics Viewpoints

Prior research by ARC Advisory Group and DC Velocity on omni-channel fulfillment determined that companies expect an average of 40 percent growth in e-commerce sales over the next five years. To learn more, ARC Advisory Group in partnership with DC Velocity developed and launched a subsequent survey […]. Warehouse Automation Warehouse Management Systems Warehousing distribution center order fulfillment warehouse management

Warehouse and DC News Roundup-September 2019


Warehouse and DC News The Painful Truth About Warehousing Most companies in the warehousing and distribution space have no idea what their costs should be. The post Warehouse and DC News Roundup-September 2019 appeared first on Work Execution Software Solutions. Most companies have not determined a clear methodology for. Keep Reading.

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50 expert warehouse order picking tips, strategies, and best practices

6 River Systems

The efficiency of order fulfillment from warehouses has become an important focus in logistics management as customers demand quicker deliveries. Warehouse order picking is an important factor in efficient order fulfillment. Create extra space in your warehouse.

Warehouse and DC News Roundup- February 2020


A Buyer’s Market For Warehouse Space? The 5-year building boom in new warehouse and DC construction is expected to continue in 2020. The post Warehouse and DC News Roundup- February 2020 appeared first on Work Execution Software Solutions.

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Improving Your Manufacturing Operations Using Warehouse Automation  


Ian is an expert on warehouse automation, and shares his insights on how you need to get started in thinking about technology and robotics in your warehouse or manufacturing operation. Sandwiched between warehouse and distribution center, manufacturing is where the value gets added. To be fair, many warehouses have benefited from new technology. Here is a look some of the biggest, and a discussion of how warehouse automation benefits manufacturers.