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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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Deploying Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) for DC Operations
Computerized maintenance management system software manages maintenance workflows and tech dispatching, asset history and spares procurement for...
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Peek Inside Trinchero’s New Automated Warehouse
When Trinchero Family Estates, one of the world's top wineries, consolidated its bottling and distribution with production, they knew they needed to...

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By MMH Staff · April 13, 2016
Following months of regional qualifying competitions involving K-12 students across 39 countries, 20,000 students expected to attend.
<p>Juan E. Avalos, Applications Engineer, shows Brother Gearmotors’ conveyor series line</p> By Bridget McCrea · April 6, 2016
Brother Gearmotors (Booth 3814), a division of Brother International Corp., introduced its conveyor series line of gearmotors at Modex.
<p>from left: Markus Schmidt, Senior Vice President WDS Americas, and Michael Felbinger, Vice President Project Implementation/General Manager PAS.<br /></p> By Bridget McCrea · April 6, 2016
Markus Schmidt, senior vice president at Swisslog (Booth 4687) presented the intralogistics specialist’s latest warehouse automation innovations at a press conference on Tuesday.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2016
VSP Global turned to automated storage and robotic piece picking to increase the throughput of its state-of-the-art optical lab in California.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2016
By refining materials handling activities between work areas, manufacturers are finding ways to piece together islands of automation into a coherent whole.
By Josh Bond · March 23, 2016
Statistical evidence highlights impact of capital investment and educated labor on productivity performance.
By MMH Staff · March 22, 2016
NDC a leading provider of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and software in Australia and New Zealand.
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By Kofax · March 11, 2016
Download this whitepaper which illustrates and demonstrates some the critical challenges that you and other companies are facing today and see how Kapow can help you today!
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By Conexiom · March 8, 2016
Read this Aberdeen Group research report to understand how process efficiencies and cost savings are strengthened with automated AP solutions, ultimately leading to increased efficiency
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By LM Staff · February 24, 2016
Learn how Crete Carrier has deployed several hundred "software robots" through a no coding integration and automation approach to automate many business activities that are core to their logistics operations and business interactions that span internal systems, websites, and partner portals.
By Josh Bond · February 12, 2016
Prevent unwelcome and unpleasant surprises in a new installation or upgrade that can cause setbacks in your schedule and budget.
By Patrick Burnson · February 10, 2016
The U.S. Customs & Border Protection announced earlier this week that it will delay the implementation of some parts of its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) electronic document single window platform beyond the current February 28th deadline.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2016
Companies are recognizing the need to marry the interests of stores and distribution centers, but it’s not always easy to determine what is for better or for worse.
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By Ben Camiel · November 19, 2015
Invoice Automation will eliminate the need for AP staff to physically enter, review, code, and validate supplier invoices.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2015
eBay Enterprise’s Kentucky distribution location was chosen for its proximity to both coasts, but also for its proximity to parcel shipping hubs beyond Louisville and Memphis. The e-tailer’s campus puts a premium on flexible processes and absolute speed to the customer for e-commerce fulfillment.

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From the January 2018 Modern Materials Handling Issue
PFS built one of the largest and most automated AS/RS freezers in the world in Washington state. Next up is a new design for automation. Automated Storage/ Automated Retrieval System, Cold Storage.
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