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Comprehensive resource for automated materials handling. Includes news, insight and equipment reviews for automation within warehouses and distribution centers.


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8 Practices in MRO for Automation
When it comes to multimillion-dollar warehouse automation investments, it’s not enough to just set it and forget it. Follow these valuable tips to...
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What Costs Less? Doing Nothing or Automating Your DC?
Obsolete warehouse hardware and software cannot keep up with increasingly complex fulfillment requirements, especially for multi-channel retailers.

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By MMH Staff · August 24, 2016
Report highlights key factors influencing the growth of the ATLS market.
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By MMH Staff · August 17, 2016
Obsolete warehouse hardware and software cannot keep up with increasingly complex fulfillment requirements, especially for multi-channel retailers.
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By MMH Staff · July 20, 2016
The distribution logistics is currently undergoing a paradigm shift. First and foremost, the change is driven by the market itself: Food and non-food consumers have completely new possibilities to cover their needs with E-Commerce and online trade.
By Roberto Michel · July 7, 2016
Use of voice picking systems continues to grow to help distribution operations keep up with e-commerce driven “each” picking. Now, besides order picking of items, voice is expanding into other possible use cases, while vendors focus on gleaning workforce optimization insights from all the data being gathered.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2016
Running short of space in its old facility, Destination Maternity Corp. built a new, highly automated DC driven by an integrated warehouse management and execution system. The result is a strategic weapon helping to drive the business forward.
By Bridget McCrea · July 1, 2016
Nearly 35% of the typical WMS installation’s capabilities go unused on a daily basis—a fact that can keep companies from realizing true ROI. Our contributing editor dives into key elements that can no longer be ignored. Warehouse Management Tips, Warehouse Management System Functionality.
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By Conexiom · June 22, 2016
Sales order automation software will seamlessly transform inbound emailed and printed purchase orders into electronic sales orders that can be automatically processed into your ERP system with 100% accuracy.
By Josh Bond · June 7, 2016
Bar code reader provides higher read rates on liquor tax stamps in tough conditions.
By MMH Staff · June 2, 2016
New research from Penn State finds that MRO is moving from an afterthought to an advantage for those leaders taking a new approach.
By Chris Lewis · June 1, 2016
Five emerging technologies are reshaping the present and future of maintenance practices for materials handling systems.
<p>A technician uses the dashboard on his iPad to pinpoint a conveyor repair point.</p> By Bridget McCrea · May 31, 2016
When it comes to multimillion-dollar warehouse automation investments, it’s not enough to just set it and forget it. Follow these valuable tips to ensure long equipment life, predictable return on investment, and the lowest possible total cost of ownership
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By Intelligrated · May 26, 2016
Effectively serving contemporary e-commerce demands of smaller, more frequent orders requires AS/RS technology designed for optimal storage volume, speed, flexibility and scalability.
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By Vitech · May 25, 2016
Vocollect solutions are attractive because payback is typically 9-12 months and mobile workers appreciate being equipped to succeed in their job, boosting worker retention.
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By MMH Staff · May 16, 2016
Through customer example, this white paper will examine how ASRS solutions function within a connected fulfillment process.
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By MMH Staff · May 16, 2016
To better understand how companies are approaching decisions regarding the evaluation, purchase and installation of automated material handling systems for distribution centers (DCs), viastore systems, Inc., along with Modern Materials Handling magazine conducted a second annual study among top material handling managers.

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Is Your DC Ready for E-commerce Growth? Here’s How to Handle More SKUs and Inventory Turns
The rise of e-commerce and multi-channel fulfillment has caused distribution centers (DCs) to experience ever-growing numbers of stock-keeping units (SKUs) and more inventory turns, up to an average of nine in 2015.
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EDITORS' PICKS
The data-driven lift truck
Now that manufacturers and distributors are using the data from their automated systems to drive...
Destination Maternity: Destination Automation
Running short of space in its old facility, Destination Maternity Corp. built a new, highly...

Hibbett Sports: Faster, Flexible and Efficient
A high-speed conveyor and sortation system at Hibbett Sports’ Alabama distribution center speeds...
Necessity is the mother of invention at Quiet Logistics
Faced with the loss of a robotic pick solution, Quiet Logistics invented its own robots. Are they...