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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Thanks to a new WMS and a complete modernization of its mini-load AS/RS, ODU is reliably pumping work-in-process to the assembly area and getting orders out the door.

The mini-load manages up to 40,000 work-in-process parts, ensuring that production has what it needs, when it needs it.

After dominating the Top 20 list in the past, the top three face increasingly stiff competition from an assortment of companies that enjoyed another strong year.

Modern’s annual look into spending plans inside the four walls highlights growing interest in automation and software as workforce issues factor heavily into equipment investments.

From cramped quarters to consumer demands, these case histories highlight how the right mix of storage systems can prove critical to overcoming business challenges.

Intelligent lighting contributes to building’s LEED Silver certification.

Improved air flow cuts heating and cooling costs for chemical and seed distributor.

Optimizing a fleet is not an exact science. Although technology can help, it’s often the culture on the floor that makes or breaks a fleet management program.

Camera-based bar code scanners are a must for 2D codes, but today’s payoff mainly ties to improving 1D code processes, ergonomics and read rates. Here’s a look at how this versatile tool is helping to transform fulfillment accuracy in dynamic distribution environments.
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The supply chain consultant spends 60 seconds talking to Modern about the results of the 2014 MHI Annual Industry Report.
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