Automation

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


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By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2017
In 2016, the global third-party logistics market reached $802 billion and is on track to exceed $1.1 trillion in 2022.
By Josh Bond · October 11, 2017
A selection of innovative new business models illustrates how the warehousing, distribution and supply chain industries are finding creative ways to ensure success.
By MMH Staff · October 9, 2017
88% of digital transformation leaders also qualified as IoT Leaders, suggesting IoT is a technology that underpins the loose concept of digital transformation.
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By MMH Staff · October 5, 2017
Come get an insider's view of the latest technologies for inside your Distribution Center. You'll learn which technologies are being piloted, which are having success and moving from concept to implementation and into production on the maturity scale, and what's coming on the horizon.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 5, 2017
Business is changing faster than ever, and the materials handling industry is looking at where it can play a role.
By MMH Staff · September 26, 2017
The rebranding was announced at the PACK EXPO Las Vegas trade show. Honeywell Intelligrated is part of Honeywell’s Safety and Productivity Solutions business group, a global leader in products, software and connected solutions that improve productivity, workplace safety and asset performance.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 18, 2017
Robots and Google Glass may be here sooner than you think, according to DHL
By MMH Staff · September 13, 2017
Company welcomes more than 200 visitors to its new strategically placed Tech Center.
By MMH Staff · September 8, 2017
July shipments up nearly 18% from July 2016.
By Josh Bond · September 5, 2017
Predictive maintenance, operational and supply chain improvement, and enhanced customer experiences top the list of objectives driving nearly universal interest in the Industrial Internet of Things.
By MMH Staff · September 5, 2017
Supply chain organizations must make it a priority to build a resilient talent acquisition team that can weather turbulence and help sustain a positive bottom line.
By MMH Staff · August 31, 2017
13% have collaborative systems already, and another 15% expect to have collaborative robots at work within the next 12 months.
By Sandeep Gupta · August 30, 2017
Retailers committed to transforming their supply chains need to step back and look at their business model through a different lens.
By MMH Staff · August 25, 2017
A proactive approach to reverse logistics can prevent labor costs from skyrocketing, while also improving customer service.
By MMH Staff · August 23, 2017
Just because maintenance processes and procedures are in place, it doesn't mean they are relevant or providing any value.

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From the October 2017 Modern Materials Handling Issue
An early adopter, Rochester Drug Cooperative is using robotic piece-picking technology to complement picking of slow-moving items. System report for Rochester Drug Cooperative, Robotic picking and inventory management, Innovative distribution center robotics solutions , IAM Robotics case study
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