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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.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2016
Destination Maternity’s new facility brings together shuttles, mini-loads, a bomb-bay unit sorter and sophisticated software to drive a true omni-channel distribution environment.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 8, 2016
A high-speed conveyor and sortation system at Hibbett Sports’ Alabama distribution center speeds cases to its stores while put-to-light allows the retailer to replenish at the SKU level.
By Bridget McCrea · April 1, 2016
Focused on gaining efficiencies, maximizing available space and keeping workers safe while they’re up in the air, companies are integrating more rack, shelving and storage into their facilities.

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A new facility, iPhones and a new WMS allowed cookware manufacturer Lodge to double its business for...

Rochester Drug Cooperative: Robots ready for work
It’s still early stages, but Rochester Drug Cooperative is proving that mobile robotic piece...
System Report: Pouch sorter powers Stage’s fulfillment needs
How a hometown department store chain transformed its e-fulfillment processes with pouch sortation...