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The weekly Logistics Insights podcast from Softeon addresses the key distribution topics of the day in just 3 mins - delivering a perspective on distribution management and technology you simply will not find anywhere else.

The weekly Logistics Insights podcast from Softeon addresses the key distribution topics of the day in just 3 mins - delivering a perspective on distribution management and technology you simply will not find anywhere else.

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United States

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The weekly Logistics Insights podcast from Softeon addresses the key distribution topics of the day in just 3 mins - delivering a perspective on distribution management and technology you simply will not find anywhere else.

Twitter:

@Softeon

Language:

English

Contact:

703-793-0005


Episodes

Warehouse Execution Systems - Not ONLY for Automated DCs

1/11/2021
Most WMS systems in the past did not concern themselves with utilization of materials handling equipment. The result: big peaks and valleys in volume, resulting in lots of wait time and reducing total system throughput. WES was developed to address that challenge, using algorithms to level-load cartons on to the equipment, and using techniques such as waveless order picking to meet that goal. That capability can deliver real value and either increase throughput from an existing system, or...

Duration:00:03:50

Understanding the Opportunities for Put Walls in Order Picking - Part II

12/8/2020
Why are put walls becoming so popular? Order picking efficiencies are gained through use of batch picking, where picks are grouped so that all items needed for orders to be processed in a given wall module or modules are picked in one stop in the picking area. This is generally much more efficient than discrete order picking

Duration:00:03:39

Understanding the Opportunities for Put Walls in Order Picking

10/23/2020
An introduction to the increasingly popular use of Put Walls for order fulfillment.

Duration:00:03:00

Trends in Distribution Center Labor and How Technology Can Help

10/5/2020
Before the virus pandemic, labor challenges in distribution centers were almost at crisis levels. The reality is there are many tools available to take on the DC labor challenge, whether your issue is labor costs, labor availability, DC throughput or like many all three.

Duration:00:03:26

Understanding Distributed Order Management (DOM) Part 2: The Top Use Cases

9/14/2020
In our previous episode, we discussed Distributed Order Management or DOM software solutions. In great summary, traditional order management systems are order processing oriented, while DOM is more focused on order fulfillment.

Duration:00:04:00

Understanding Distributed Order Management - DOM

8/19/2020
A DOM system serves as a powerful hub that enables omnichannel commerce; integrates the extended supply chain; optimizes inbound and outbound order routing; provides real-time network inventory visibility, allocation, and management; automates complex channel and customer requirements; and maximizes profitability while meeting customer service commitments.

Duration:00:04:22

Zone Management in the Distribution Center and WMS

7/20/2020
What is zoning? In general, it involves grouping some set of individual storage locations of all types into defined zones that can be used by the WMS to improve operational effectiveness and precision. A WMS should have the ability to define any number of zones and create the logic for how the putaway logic is executed in preferred zone sequence.

Duration:00:03:59

Mobile Robots and the New Task Interleaving

6/5/2020
Task interleaving is more talked about than executed, but in the right circumstances it can bring strong productivity gains. With the rise of autonomous mobile robots, or AMRs, a new type of interleaving has emerged.

Duration:00:03:01

A Statistical Approach to Labor Management in Distribution

6/5/2020
Discrete engineered standards are great for those companies that want to use them, but a more statistical approach can often deliver most of the value - at far lower costs.

Duration:00:03:01

Thoughts on Warehouse Management Systems in the Cloud

6/4/2020
There is no question that Warehouse Management Systems – WMS – were late to the Cloud versus Transportation Management and other types of supply chain software, for a variety of reasons.

Duration:00:03:15