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Warehouse Conversions Aren't Just for Cities Anymore - Or Just for Warehouses

The notion that old commercial buildings could enjoy a second life as places to live and work was popularized by artists in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood in the 1960s, when dusty warehouses started to give way to studios and apartments. »


Freight and Warehousing Firms Add Jobs in September, Bucking Downturn

The freight transport and warehousing sector defied the national downturn in hiring last month, adding 12,400 jobs as warehouse operators and package-delivery companies boosted payrolls at a rapid pace. »


Omni-Channel Solution That Delivers Significant Margin Improvement

Challenge: To bring a true omni-channel operation, with the ability to fulfil e-commerce, retail, wholesale and outlet store orders, into a single facility delivering a seamless shopping experience to customers that meets/exceeds service level agreements. »


Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS

Amazon.com Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve overcrowding in its warehouses, according to two people familiar with the plan, which will push the online retailer deeper into functions handled by longtime... »


The Giant Is Coming: The True Cost of Amazon to Australia's Retailers and Workers

The Giant Is Coming: The True Cost of Amazon to Australia's Retailers and Workers

Down Dandenong way, on the outskirts of Melbourne, Amazon is staking out a beachhead for the invasion. »


How REI's Green Obsession Sparked D.C. Innovations

How REI's Green Obsession Sparked D.C. Innovations

Companies seek to burnish their brands in a variety of creative ways. In the case of Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), that desire extends deep into the supply chain. »


VAI and IBM: Smarter Enterprise Management with Mobile and Social Business

VAI and IBM: Smarter Enterprise Management with Mobile and Social Business

A personalized, web-based user experience that helps manufacturing, distribution and retail organizations remotely access VAI S2K ERP solutions to improve decision making and collaboration. Please CLICK HERE to download the whitepaper. »


VAI S2K Enterprise - Imperial Bag & Paper

VAI S2K Enterprise - Imperial Bag & Paper

Imperial Bag & Paper deployed VAI S2K Enterprise in order to accommodate the fusion of multiple acquisitions under one enterprise resource planning (ERP) package. Imperial Bag & Paper leveraged VAI's unlimited user licensing to add hundreds of new users obtained during recent acquisitions.... »


VAI S2K - Black River Produce

VAI S2K - Black River Produce

Black River Produce deployed VAI S2K Enterprise for Food with a voice warehouse picking system to transform the business  model from a manual system, replace an enterprise planning application, and support its future growth plans. Nucleus found that the project enabled Black River Produce to... »


Three Ideal Areas for Automation Investment in Retail Distribution Centers

Three Ideal Areas for Automation Investment in Retail Distribution Centers

This white paper explores three areas within a retail order fulfillment operation where automated storage and retrieval systems can make a key impact on an organization’s ability to stock more diverse inventory and remain cost-competitive while meeting customer expectations—regardless of the... »


Three Ways to Cost Justify Investment in Freezer-Automation

Three Ways to Cost Justify Investment in Freezer-Automation

We take it for granted that we can regularly fill our freezers with frozen food. Vegetables, pizza, ice cream — a perfect cold chain ensures high-quality food. The cold chain does not start at the grocery store, however, but much earlier, at the distribution center.  These distribution centers... »


Robots Endangering Workers Drives German Startup to Airbags

Robots Endangering Workers Drives German Startup to Airbags

Two years ago, a robot crushed a 22-year-old man to death at a Volkswagen AG factory in Germany after the maintenance worker became trapped in an area usually off-bound to humans. While this type of tragedy is still relatively rare, efforts to improve safety are intensifying as factories around the... »


In the Future, Warehouse Robots Will Learn on Their Own

In the Future, Warehouse Robots Will Learn on Their Own

The robot was perched over a bin filled with random objects, from a box of instant oatmeal to a small toy shark. This two-armed automaton did not recognize any of this stuff, but that did not matter. It reached into the pile and started picking things up, one after another after another. »


Gaining a Competitive Edge: How to Increase Productivity & Savings with Asset Management Automation

Gaining a Competitive Edge: How to Increase Productivity & Savings with Asset Management Automation

Advances in technology have made each link in the supply chain more efficient, productive and responsive to customer needs than ever before. The impact has been especially powerful in the warehouse, where new material-handling systems and software have revolutionized how products are received,... »


D.C. Automation Trends: Increasing Productivity with Self-Serve Locker Solutions

D.C. Automation Trends: Increasing Productivity with Self-Serve Locker Solutions

The very concept of a distribution center is in flux. No aspect of D.C. operations escapes scrutiny today – including the way in which tools and devices are managed and deployed throughout a facility. Technology has transformed the tools and devices themselves, providing warehouse workers with... »


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