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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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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...

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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.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 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 · August 30, 2016
This contract manufacturer gains real-time visibility and actionable insights over its massive global supply chain through the development of a dynamic, mobile platform— and earns a top spot in Gartner’s annual supply chain innovation awards.
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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The fashion retailer has used warehouse execution software and automation to create a true omni-channel distribution center.
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American Eagle Outfitters’ omni-channel journey
The fashion retailer has used warehouse execution software and automation to create a true...
The data-driven lift truck
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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...