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By Bob Trebilcock · April 3, 2017
Thrive Market’s new Indiana DC was designed to meet the needs of a fast-growing e-commerce startup today and tomorrow.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 9, 2017
Lawson Products’ new DC makes targeted use of automation to move MRO products through its extended supply chain.
By Bridget McCrea · March 8, 2017
The growth in e-commerce is driving changes in the rack and shelving world as engineers get more involved and traditional designs become popular again.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 7, 2017
J&J Vision Care brings together a variety of automated technologies, including an innovative goods-to-person picking solution, at its Jacksonville DC.
By Josh Bond · February 7, 2017
To meet increasingly extreme demands, automated storage systems in distribution and manufacturing applications are working to take the static out of storage and keep product and enterprise on the move. Automated Storage Solutions for warehousing. Automated Storage and retreaval
By Bob Trebilcock · February 6, 2017
A portfolio of automation technologies allows J&J Vision Care to deliver 99.99% fill and accuracy rates while speeding orders out the door.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 16, 2017
The lighting manufacturer reaped savings by reducing maintenance costs and product damage, and using labor more productively. The bottom line: A two-year ROI.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 13, 2017
Automatic guided vehicles have reduced lift truck traffic, created a safer environment and fully automated the movement of finished goods from production to storage in LEDVANCE’s Kentucky plant.
By Josh Bond · January 13, 2017
The demographics of technician hiring and retiring do not paint a pretty picture for the near- or long-term future of the technical workforce. The lift truck industry is attacking the shortage head-on with improvements and initiatives designed to grow the technicians of tomorrow—today
By Bob Trebilcock · December 13, 2016
REI’s new Arizona LEED Platinum, Net Zero Energy facility brings together two automation technologies to manage store replenishment and e-commerce fulfillment at the same workstation.
By MMH Staff · October 12, 2016
Arcadia Farms uses a multi-level system to transport and palletize goods and maximize space.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 10, 2016
With conveyor, a WMS and put-to-light technology, Brownells has improved productivity and efficiency while being more responsive to its customers. Materials Handling systems report, Description of Brownell Ammunition warehouse technologies,
By Sara Pearson Specter · October 7, 2016
The latest developments in reusable totes and containers are being underscored by customization and additional options for handling flexibility.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2016
The fashion retailer has used warehouse execution software and automation to create a true omni-channel distribution center.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2016
American Eagle’s new DC is built around an inbound conveyor and sortation system, six multi-level pick modules and a warehouse execution system.

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