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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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By MMH Staff · December 7, 2016
Dematic will make use of the reputation and leading market positions of KION's forklift brands in key markets such as Europe, China and Brazil, while the KION Group benefits from Dematic's strong position in the U.S. and European automation markets.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 14, 2016
Earlier this month, the KION Group announced that it had successfully completed the acquisition of Dematic. In the announcement, Gordon Riske, chief executive officer of KION Group AG, said that it marked the dawn of a new era for his company, Dematic and their combined companies.
By MMH Staff · November 8, 2016
CEO of Paladin Supply Chain Solutions, Jerry has more than 39 years of experience in distribution, logistics and supply chain management. His duties include Consulting in DC optimization, automation and technology and supply chain strategy, development and implementation.
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By MMH Staff · November 3, 2016
Mathematical modeling — more complex in warehouse design than in sizing a church or synagogue — helps find the balance between peak and normal activities to right-size the distribution center and its material handling equipment
By MMH Staff · October 24, 2016
The 2016 Casebook features over 35 case studies that put the spotlight on successful innovation projects that are changing the face of productivity in the materials handling and warehousing fields
By MMH Staff · October 20, 2016
By improving its working environment, the manufacturer has been able to store more in less space and reduce item damage by 25%.
By MMH Staff · October 14, 2016
Warehouse technology cost effectively resolves a small-scale distributed order management issue.
By MMH Staff · October 14, 2016
By integrating WMS and WCS into one comprehensive system, Destination Maternity has substantially improved its e-commerce fulfillment processes.
By MMH Staff · October 12, 2016
The system has reduced handling costs and improved profitability by eliminating 100% of manual picking labor.
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By MMH Staff · October 11, 2016
If you’re looking for a new strategic way to obtain a competitive edge, download this complete resource guide to achieving that competitive advantage with warehouse automation.
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By MMH Staff · October 10, 2016
Transportation & Logistics companies are winning customers and improving profitability by taking a fresh look at their operations. Don't miss this brand new ebook from Barcoding, Inc. and Honeywell, "Automating Transportation and Logistics: How automation and assessment programs are helping T&L companies cut costs, increase cash, and improve customer experience." Barcoding white paper, Automation white paper
By Bob Trebilcock · October 10, 2016
With conveyor, a WMS and put-to-light technology, Brownells has improved productivity and efficiency while being more responsive to its customers. Materials Handling systems report, Description of Brownell Ammunition warehouse technologies,
By Josh Bond · October 3, 2016
Global demand for materials handling equipment forecast to rise 5.3% per year, spurred by new demand in China and developing countries.
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By MMH Staff · September 20, 2016
Warehouse and distribution center managers in B2B and B2C have never been under more pressure to scale up their operations to meet customer demands in the new, digital economy. Warehouse Automation Custom digital issue, Peerless custom Automation white paper. Warehouse Automation research papers.
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By MMH Staff · September 8, 2016
As automation technology continues to rise, so do the challenges and complexities of running an efficient warehouse. However, warehouses can overcome these challenges and set themselves up for greater overall efficiency by implementing an automated layer picking system integrated with an AS/RS.

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Systems Report: Whirpool puts mobile robots to work
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Modern Materials Handling’s 2017 Casebook Collection
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