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 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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By Chris Lewis · June 6, 2017
With yet another record automotive sales year expected in 2017, the popularity of materials handling automation and technology is increasing at a steady pace.
By MMH Staff · June 1, 2017
Three companies join 10 current certified system integrators with three-year certification.
By MMH Staff · June 1, 2017
Partnership, collaboration, and technology investment crucial for growth opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Industrial Automation and Process Control team.
By MMH Staff · May 31, 2017
Survey of motion control and motor manufacturers shows 70% expect market growth in the next six months, 23% expect flat performance and 7% predict a decline.
By MMH Staff · May 31, 2017
Career and technical education act to align programs to needs of the regional, state, and local labor market while supporting effective collaboration between secondary and postsecondary institutions and employers.
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By Ron Kubera, Executive Vice President, Lucas Systems · May 31, 2017
New Aberdeen Group report examines how the rise in direct-to-consumer shipments has impacted labor efficiency and throughput, and discusses warehouse management strategies to help address these impacts.
By MMH Staff · May 31, 2017
Dematic announced this week that professional racecar driver and advertising spokesperson, Danica Patrick, as a featured speaker for the 2017 Material Handling & Logistics Conference (MHLC) in Park City, Utah, September 10-13, 2017.
By MMH Staff · May 30, 2017
New leadership to strengthen US operations, including consolidation of Michigan and North Carolina teams.
By MMH Staff · May 30, 2017
Kevin V. Cox, former Agile Network CEO, helms new transportation management execution company, which shipped more than two billion parcels with 5,000 carriers in 2016.
By Jeff Berman · May 22, 2017
Sticking to major themes echoed in its previous edition in December, the May edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Spring 2017 Semiannual Economic Forecast is pointing to continued growth in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.
By MMH Staff · May 18, 2017
Following its acquisition of Bastian, TICO continues its strategy to increase its presence in automated material handling.
By MMH Staff · May 17, 2017
Industrial engineering PhD student receives $2,500 scholarship.
By MMH Staff · May 16, 2017
Robotics tops the list of most likely disruptors in next five years, 3D printing considered least viable in the short term.
By MMH Staff · May 16, 2017
Survey of industry experts shows 50% expect market to increase over the next six months, 10% bracing for a decline.

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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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