The first generation of warehouse execution systems (WES) brought a new level of orchestration to automated warehouses. The next generation promises to bring a new level of optimization and productivity to the conventional warehouse. Get ready for WES 2.0. In June of 2007, I toured a recently opened 552,00-square-foot expansion to American Eagle’s Ottawa, Kan., …
Technology continues to be the driving force, but it’s evolving. In early December, a researcher asked me what were going to be the solutions driving the supply chain 20 years from now.  To be honest, I didn’t have a clue. I think back to stories I was writing less than a decade ago, and none …