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By Roberto Michel · June 14, 2017
With the growth of e-commerce, the technology stack for distribution centers is expanding. We explore why WES/WCS software is gaining prominence and share how operations are expanding their use of data science.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 8, 2017
Self-driving mobile robots improve cycle times and reduce floor space at GE Healthcare’s new repair operations center in Wisconsin. General Electric operations center layout, General Electric Healthcare warehouse
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.
By Josh Bond · June 7, 2017
The tightrope strung between storage and picking is an ever-changing balancing act to optimize labor and throughput.
By Bridget McCrea · June 7, 2017
From augmented reality to the “voodoo of voice” to the sunset of Windows mobile operating systems, here are five voice-related trends that are impacting warehouses and DCs right now.
By Sara Pearson Specter · June 7, 2017
Ergonomic features in materials handling equipment and software keep workers safe while giving productivity a lift.
By Bridget McCrea · June 2, 2017
Here are five trends that every shipper­—and potential shipper—must watch as the demand for experienced logistics and supply chain professionals soars.
By Jeff Berman · June 2, 2017
While the overall economy is putting an emphasis on smaller shipments, these two stalwart freight transportation markets continue to chug along at a healthy clip. Our panel of leading rail/intermodal experts helps shippers put the markets into perspective.
By John D. Schulz · June 2, 2017
We take a deep dive into the 23-year-old NAFTA agreement, look at the impact it has made on logistics operations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and then hear what the experts suggest Washington should—and should not—do.
By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2017
As if global ocean carriers didn’t have enough trouble managing rates and capacity, government agencies have called into question the viability of alliances and mergers designed to restore stability in the industry.
By Gary Forger, Contributing Editor · May 30, 2017
The rate of change is picking up in the maintenance of automated materials handling systems. Now is a good time to become familiar with solutions ranging from computerized maintenance management systems to augmented reality.
By Bridget McCrea · May 30, 2017
Sweep before you scrub, buy equipment that’s easy to use, and strive for three Michelin stars when developing a strategy to keep your warehouse and DC floors clean and clear of debris.
By Chris Lewis · May 30, 2017
As demand for more efficient spare parts management continues to increase, lift truck fleet managers are streamlining their parts inventory, storage and usage
By Bob Trebilcock · May 9, 2017
Every company considers itself an innovator. It’s time to include materials handling leaders in that category.
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By Josh Bond · May 9, 2017
Industry growth shows no signs of slowing as suppliers and their customers innovate at an unprecedented pace. Top 20 Worldwide Materials Handling Systems Suppliers in 2017

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From the June 2017 Modern Materials Handling Issue
Self-driving mobile robots improve cycle times and reduce floor space at GE Healthcare’s new repair operations center in Wisconsin. General Electric operations center layout, General Electric Healthcare warehouse
GE Healthcare: Self-driving vehicles are the centerpiece of ROC
The Big Picture: Adaptability as King
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