Michael Koploy

WMS Analyst at Software Advice

Michael Koploy began covering the warehouse management and supply chain software markets for Warehouse Management Systems Guide in January 2011. In particular, his research interests include sustainability within logistics and the emergence of big data tools within the supply chain. He also covers the retail and business intelligence software markets on the Software Advice blog. A longtime resident of Austin, Michael is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BS degree in Psychology.

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5 Strategies to Boost Your Warehouse Workforce’s Efficiency

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In a survey conducted by Intermec at the end of last year, it was reported that mid-sized warehouses lose approximately 3,000 hours a year due to workforce inefficiencies. In this article, I cover five strategies to help eliminate common issues that lead to reduced efficiency within the warehouse workforce.

9 Warehouse Retrofits to Go Green and Reduce Energy Consumption

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Green, ecologically-minded warehouse retrofits can reduce a facility’s carbon footprint, increase its value and lower energy costs. But how can a warehouse be renovated to become greener with only a modest investment? Here are nine great warehouse retrofit suggestions that won’t break the bank.

Top 5 Fastest-Growing Jobs in Logistics

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According to Wanted Analytics, over 49,000 supply chain jobs were posted online in the last three months alone, up 24 percent from the same period last year. Additionally, these positions have become increasingly strategic. In this article, I look at which jobs are in high demand, and what skills are necessary for success in those roles.

Today’s Supply Chain Secret Sauce: More Visibility, Fewer Silos


A May 2011 study by Capgemini found that improving supply chain visibility was the top initiative for executives, with 45 percent of respondents putting it at the top of their lists. By creating more transparency throughout the supply chain, managers can prioritize where to invest in network improvements.

2011 Market Trends Report: Warehouse Management Programs

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In our latest WMS Market Trends Report, we report on eight key trends taking shape in 2011. Small and medium business (SMB) demand is up; RFID adoption is down; and cloud adoption is stagnant. Check out our full report to learn more about the factors behind these trends and others.