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<p>Rob DeStefano, Wavelink Product Marketing Manager</p> By Bridget McCrea · April 6, 2016
Wavelink (Booth 4334) develops and sells technology solutions that are used by major global companies in the retail, manufacturing, transportation, supply chain management and logistics industries to accelerate mobile productivity among workers throughout the supply chain.
By Roberto Michel · April 6, 2016
Wednesday’s keynote panel discussed significant industry trends from the new MHI 2016 Annual Industry Report, including hiring/retaining skilled workers; customer demand for faster response times, and customer demand for lower delivered costs.
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Honeywell’s (Booth 4935) Bruce Stubbs, director of supply chain marketing, shows of the company’s enhanced D75E wearable computer with ring scanner.</p> By Sara Pearson Specter · April 6, 2016
With a variety of embedded products already contributing to warehouse worker mobility and efficiency, Honeywell (Booth 4935) offers a cohesive range of sensing and productivity solutions that are undergoing constant refinement, said Bruce Stubbs, director of supply chain marketing.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 6, 2016
As part of the survey conducted by Modex sponsor MHI and Deloitte—shared in this morning’s keynote presentation of their annual industry report, “Accelerating Change: How Innovation is Driving Digital, ‘Always-On’ Supply Chains”—the nearly 900 participants were asked about anticipated tactical investments.
By Roberto Michel · April 6, 2016
Empowering distribution center managers with new mobile app capabilities, as well as pickers with a new mobile app, is part of what Manhattan Associates (Booth 1939) is demonstrating at Modex and also what they are seeing as helpful to addressing e-commerce fulfillment demands.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 6, 2016
During the seminar, the co-presenters used videos and photos to take attendees on a virtual tour of some of the most common warehouse hazards along with best practice solutions recommended by ProGMA—everything from guard rails to safety netting that prevents pallets and boxes from falling off of pallet racking.
<p>from left: Markus Schmidt, Senior Vice President WDS Americas, and Michael Felbinger, Vice President Project Implementation/General Manager PAS.<br /></p> By Bridget McCrea · April 6, 2016
Markus Schmidt, senior vice president at Swisslog (Booth 4687) presented the intralogistics specialist’s latest warehouse automation innovations at a press conference on Tuesday.
By Bridget McCrea · April 6, 2016
topVOX (Booth 2930) announced its latest product in the topVOX portfolio: the Lydia Smart Watch, which provides a visual presentation of the products and works as an add-on to current voice directed picking solutions.
<p>Bruce Gray, Hytrol’s Connex product manager, explained the company’s new plastic chain conveying systems in an in-booth presentation on Tuesday.</p> By Sara Pearson Specter · April 5, 2016
Engineered for transport of food, packaging and pharmaceuticals, the Connex plastic conveyor chain was featured in a presentation on Tuesday by Bruce Gray, product manager, at Hytrol (Booth 2724).
<p>Joe Pelej, marketing manager for Lighting Pick and Pyramid, with a put-to-light system.</p>

By Roberto Michel · April 5, 2016
Lighting Pick, a brand of Matthews Automation Solutions (Booth 1037), highlighted a put-to-light system called LP Put that has the software capability to integrate smoothly with solutions such as auto baggers, said Joe Pelej, marketing manager, at a Tuesday press conference.
By Brett Wood · April 5, 2016
I hope you are finding your time at Modex 2016 to be both productive and enjoyable. I would like to take a few moments to introduce you to the sponsor of this event—MHI.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 5, 2016
SSI Schaefer Systems International (Booth 3763) is highlighting three new offerings in its booth, said Juan Cadrecha Menendez, director of sales and marketing.
By Josh Bond · April 5, 2016
In addition to the debut of a robotic end-rider, Yale (Booth 3147) is showcasing a suite of alternative power solutions including lithium-ion battery technology, hydrogen fuel cells, compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
<p>Hannibal Industries’ Steve Rogers, executive VP (at left) and Blanton Bartlett, president, explained that Hannibal is investing in its plants, IT systems and human resources to better serve its customers. </p>

By Roberto Michel · April 5, 2016
Hannibal Industries (Booth 4747) is seeing strong growth for its pallet rack and steel tube products and to help sustain that growth, it is investing in its manufacturing technology, more people, and a new manufacturing plant in Houston slated to open in June, said Steve Rogers, executive VP, at a Tuesday booth visit.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 5, 2016
Although RM2 USA’s (Booth 1316) BLOCKPal pallets already had a high coefficient of friction, they’ve been further enhanced with a new gel coat finish.

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