June 2017 Modern Materials Handling Issue

In this issue:
  • GE Healthcare: Lean repairs
  • The Big Picture: Adaptability as king
  • Best Practices: Replenishment 101
  • Information Management: 5 voice trends
  • Equipment Report: Ergonomics minimizes strain


IN THIS ISSUE
By · June 8, 2017
Self-driving mobile robots improve cycle times and reduce floor space at GE Healthcare’s new repair operations center in Wisconsin. General Electric operations center layout, General Electric Healthcare warehouse


By · June 8, 2017
GE Healthcare implemented self-driving vehicles to deliver repair parts and equipment in its new facility.


By · June 8, 2017
Traditionally, warehouse automation has been about bringing optimal efficiency to specific processes in warehouses. Learn why new technologies like mobile robots and AR glasses promise breakthroughs in adaptability, even as more conventional systems become more modular and flexible.


By · June 7, 2017
The tightrope strung between storage and picking is an ever-changing balancing act to optimize labor and throughput.


By · June 7, 2017
From augmented reality to the “voodoo of voice” to the sunset of Windows mobile operating systems, here are five voice-related trends that are impacting warehouses and DCs right now.


By · June 7, 2017
Ergonomic features in materials handling equipment and software keep workers safe while giving productivity a lift.


By · June 6, 2017
With yet another record automotive sales year expected in 2017, the popularity of materials handling automation and technology is increasing at a steady pace.


By · June 6, 2017
Some ergonomic features are basics verging on standard and others are becoming more requested.


By · June 6, 2017
Designed to keep stored goods above freezing in harsh winters, the insulated warehouse supports a three-year project.


By · June 6, 2017
Manufacturer keeps pace with global distribution complexity.


By · June 6, 2017
Manufacturer saves money and ships confidently with nestable pallets.


By · June 6, 2017
Production area once hidden from visitors is now a showpiece.


By · June 6, 2017
Modern Materials Handling Magazine sat down with Bryan Knott, Vice-chair, MHI Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems industry group (AGVS); senior global production manager, mobile automation for Dematic (a KION Company) to discuss Automatic Guided Vehicle systems


By · June 6, 2017
An alternative to stretch wrap, reusable pallet bands can reduce costs and increase productivity.


By · June 6, 2017
Several years ago, executive editor Bob Trebilcock proposed a series of feature stories called The Big Picture—articles that would break out of our traditional equipment-centric and best practices coverage and focus on the broader role materials handling plays in driving larger company initiatives.


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From the October 2017 Modern Materials Handling Issue
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