2016 Archived News Articles
Date Posted: 10/7/2016
Hiring Skilled Technicians for the New Era of the Supply Chain
One of the biggest challenges facing supply chain manufacturers today is hiring skilled workers. As companies look to hire new supply chain technicians to meet their growing needs, Westfalia's Bob Douglas, Service Manager, notes three tips that can help steer them in the right direction.
Date Posted: 8/8/2016
Westfalia and Cimcorp Team Up for Webinar on Order Fulfillment with Automation
Westfalia and Cimcorp team up for a webinar on order fulfillment with AS/RS and layer picking. Live webinar, “Conquer Order Fulfillment with the Union of Automated Storage and Layer Picking,” Slated for Aug. 30
Date Posted: 6/14/2016
Overcoming Order Fulfillment Burden with Warehouse Execution Systems
Customers today are finicky. They expect to receive their orders as quickly and accurately as possible, while receiving the highest level of service. Consequently, order fulfillment has become more than simply receiving an order and shipping it out to the customer.
Date Posted: 6/1/2016
AS/RS drive human innovation in the Supply Chain
Manual processes are a thing of the past and automation oftentimes appears as a threat to job security. In the Refrigerated and Frozen Foods article, "How AS/R systems transform humans' roles in the supply chain," Andy Drozinski states "...the supply chain industry must find ways to attract demographics that historically haven't comprised a significant part of its workforce."
Date Posted: 4/26/2016
Westfalia’s AS/RS and WES Automates The Glenmore Distillery’s New Distribution Center
Westfalia Technologies’ automation solutions enhance The Glenmore Distillery’s new distribution center. Facility is using Westfalia’s automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) and warehouse execution system (WES) to efficiently store and retrieve goods
Date Posted: 4/14/2016
Whiskey flows freely at Buffalo Trace Distillery
The whiskey flows freely at Buffalo Trace Distillery fulfilling customer orders just in time. In the Inbound Logistics article, 'Whiskey, Bartender--and Make it Quick', Jason McDowell states, "With the booze business booming, Buffalo Trace Distillery knew it had to update its storage and retrieval practices if it wanted to keep product flowing on time for its customers."
Date Posted: 3/7/2016
Questions to Measure Your Warehouse Automation Requirements
Automation is an innovative solution for growing companies that are taking on more SKUs, but how many SKUs do you need to have for automation to be a valuable solution? Westfalia’s Aaron Corcoran, account executive, wrote an article published by EBN explaining how automation can fit any unique situation no matter the number of SKUs.
Date Posted: 2/22/2016
Driving Just-in-Time Order Fulfillment with a Warehouse Execution System
How does the trucking crisis impact warehousing operations? Westfalia’s Dave Williams reviews how the lack of drivers means delayed pickups that can be combated by implementing just-in-time (JIT) order fulfillment strategies.
Date Posted: 2/9/2016
Westfalia Presents A Webinar on Transforming Warehouse Operations
With the constantly changing consumer demand and the increased need for supply chain visibility, companies are looking for new ways to optimize their current operations. Attend Westffalia's webinar and learn how automation technology can help improve warehouse operations, overcome common challenges and create a more efficient, productive facility.