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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Whether mobile, stationary or collaborative, piece-picking robotic solutions are gradually learning the ropes in warehousing and distribution.

Moving from an afterthought to a key component of e-commerce and omni-channel facilities, today’s packing stations are unclogging bottlenecks and improving order fulfillment productivity.

The ability to ship anything from anywhere—to anywhere—within a short timeframe isn’t the only trend that’s shaping the retail supply chain. Modern explores the key trends taking place in 2015 (and beyond).
Posted on 09/01 at 07:21 AM
FeaturesSupply ChainRetailAuburn UniversitySupplementBrian GibsonSeptember 2015Permalink


New paperboard packaging cuts labor costs and eliminates product damage for long and narrow products.

Hospital system reorganizes medical supply room to improve patient care through new supply chain practices.

Vertical lift modules ensure accurate and secure access to thousands of critical maintenance parts.

Narrow and very narrow aisle storage systems should strike a balance of costs and productivity, even as new solutions expand what’s possible in a limited amount of space.

For operations with multiple pack stations, automation can improve accuracy and productivity when handling pouches, envelopes and small parcels.
Posted on 09/01 at 07:01 AM
ColumnsPackagingPackaging CornerPSI EngineeringSeptember 2015Permalink


Don’t overlook these key strategies when taking ownership of a highly automated system for your company’s warehouse.

Modern spends 60 seconds talking to the president and CEO of PMMI—The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies about packaging and materials handling.
Posted on 09/01 at 06:57 AM
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