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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.
By Bridget McCrea · March 1, 2016
A time when autonomous robots navigate the warehouse or DC unattended could be right around the corner. Is your company ready?
By Chris Lewis · February 1, 2016
By staying ahead of the curve, facilities can increase induction accuracy, even as the sizes and shapes of packages continue to diversify.
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2016
In response to rapidly changing demands, autonomous vehicles of all kinds are making their way into the modern warehouse.
By Bridget McCrea · December 1, 2015
From black-and-yellow safety striping to integrated dock safety systems—and everything in between—here’s how to shore up a warehouse loading dock to ensure a high level of worker and driver safety.
By Sara Pearson Specter · October 1, 2015
A variety of equipment and installation options lets operations customize their handling to match inventory profiles, customer demands.
By Sara Pearson Specter · September 1, 2015
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.
By Bridget McCrea · July 1, 2015
A look at what’s new in voice, mobile and pick-to-light technology for today’s warehouses and distribution centers.
By Bridget McCrea · June 1, 2015
An inside view of the ergonomic strides that one international manufacturer is making in its plants and warehouses.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2015
Rack design is moving from the concrete to the C-suite as more users quantify the impact of storage on process efficiency.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2015
When their prowess in manufacturing proved a liability in warehousing and distribution, robots were forced to rapidly evolve.

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Top 20 industrial lift truck suppliers, 2017
The top lift truck suppliers list is changing with industry acquisitions causing a dramatic...
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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
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System Report: Pouch sorter powers Stage’s fulfillment needs
How a hometown department store chain transformed its e-fulfillment processes with pouch sortation...