Sponsored by Pcdata USA, this week's Picking Perfection shared a new text, "World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling." It is a comprehensive resource regarding modern warehouse management. In a straight-forward format, it covers today's state-of-the-art tools, metrics, and methodologies for dramatically increasing the effectiveness, accuracy, and productivity of warehousing operations. It also includes illustrative case studies from Avon, Ford, Xerox, True Value Hardware, and others, which show how today most innovative logistics and supply chains managers are arriving at proven solutions to a wide variety of warehousing challenges. Not long ago, effective warehousing was a relatively straightforward progression of receiving, storing, and shipping. But in the age of e-commerce, supply chain integration, globalization, and just-in-time processing, warehousing has become more complex than at any time in the past — not to mention more costly.