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 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.
By MMH Staff · August 23, 2017
Association for Advancing Automation reports the first half of 2017 saw growth of 33% in units and 26% in dollars over 2016.
By MMH Staff · August 22, 2017
Partnership gives Incedo access to cognitive power of the IBM Watson IoT platform for industry solutions.
By MMH Staff · August 11, 2017
In the slightly modified category "Integrated Warehouse Solution," the focus is not on the vehicles but on planning and implementation expertise.
By MMH Staff · August 10, 2017
Pack Expo Las Vegas to feature new package designs, machinery technology and automation solutions to meet consumer demands and help achieve business goals.
By MMH Staff · July 24, 2017
Kardex Remstar has announced the recent purchase of the Services Operations of Alternative Handling Technologies (AHT Services Group, LLC) from Bob Hutson.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 14, 2017
On Long Island, the country’s premier distributor of wine and spirits turned to shuttle and case dispensing technology to add new life to an old DC.
By MMH Staff · July 12, 2017
Modern Materials Handling staff sat down with John Reichert Chairman of Integrated Systems Solutions Group (ISSG) at MHI
By Bob Trebilcock · June 8, 2017
Self-driving mobile robots improve cycle times and reduce floor space at GE Healthcare’s new repair operations center in Wisconsin. General Electric operations center layout, General Electric Healthcare warehouse
By Roberto Michel · June 8, 2017
Traditionally, warehouse automation has been about bringing optimal efficiency to specific processes in warehouses. Learn why new technologies like mobile robots and AR glasses promise breakthroughs in adaptability, even as more conventional systems become more modular and flexible.

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From the November 2017 Modern Materials Handling Issue
A new facility, iPhones and a new WMS allowed cookware manufacturer Lodge to double its business for the fourth time in 20 years and shorten order delivery time from 10 days to three.
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