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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

A high-speed conveyor and sortation system at Hibbett Sports’ Alabama distribution center speeds cases to its stores while put-to-light allows the retailer to replenish at the SKU level.

In the "Warehouse Trucks Lowlifter” category, new rider pallet truck earns Crown its third IFOY in a row.
Posted on 06/08 at 01:07 PM
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Hibbett Sports’ new Alabama facility features a high-speed conveyor and sortation system to crossdock as much as 80% of incoming merchandise, with light-directed picking for replenishment.
Posted on 06/08 at 12:18 PM
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Process regulation and standardization can minimize foodborne diseases in United States, according to IDC Retail Insights.
Posted on 06/08 at 12:17 PM
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It’s only appropriate that we follow up our recent series of System Reports on innovative applications of robotics in materials handling (L’Oreal, VSP Optics and Quiet Logistics) with a look inside a new, highvolume distribution center that melds the “ancient” art of crossdocking with a lot of modern day common sense.
Posted on 06/08 at 10:49 AM
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The race is on to close the last mile delivery gap, cut costs and improve customer service.

Moving product through a warehouse or distribution center often comes down to the basics: casters, tuggers and carts. Innovations in these simple solutions are increasing ergonomics, productivity and safety for workers on the floor.

With automotive sales rebounding, manufacturers are reshoring operations to North America and investing in automation equipment and technologies.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Swisslog Warehouse and Distribution Solutions appoints Michael Howes as vice president.

The fulfillment engine of the past was based on historical data, hazy predictions and an assumption that it would remain unchanged for some time. The industry is now working to take the mystery out of the future and build systems that will not just stand the test of time, but ace it.


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