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By Bob Trebilcock · February 12, 2018
The second-largest family-owned wine company in the world turns to automated pallet handling and storage for its winemaking and distribution operations.
By Michael Levans · January 23, 2018
Modern has maintained a heavy focus on the new processes, technology and automation that’s necessary to improve item-level picking and handling on the way to meeting today’s ever-finicky e-commerce service demands.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 22, 2018
PFS’s freezer warehouse in Washington relies on automation to speed pallets from receiving to storage to shipping.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 22, 2018
PFS built one of the largest and most automated AS/RS freezers in the world in Washington state. Next up is a new design for automation. Automated Storage/ Automated Retrieval System, Cold Storage.
By Josh Bond · January 21, 2018
Mobile, connected and critical to the movement of goods, the modern lift truck and picker are helping unlock the next level of productivity. Technology for lift trucks, ergonomics in lift trucks, Internet of things in the warehouse, Interconnected Lift Trucks
By Josh Bond · January 19, 2018
Five case studies highlight how operations both big and small improved density, throughput and customer satisfaction with automated storage solutions.
By Roberto Michel · January 19, 2018
Technologies that enhance yard management systems such as RFID and drones promise a new level of visibility into asset location in yards, but they may not be ideal for all yards. Simply using YMS workflows with bar code scanning, as well as integration to TMS and WMS, can vastly improve visibility and throughput.
By Josh Bond · January 19, 2018
Forget what you thought you knew about AGVs. Mobile robot start-ups and half-century industry veterans alike are delivering a new generation of autonomous coworkers.
By Patrick Burnson · January 12, 2018
Trade and transport analysts see rates rising across all modes in accordance with continued expansion of domestic and international markets. Economists, meanwhile, say shippers can expect revenue growth in transport verticals to remain in the 3%-plus range.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 17, 2017
Confronting an aging materials handling system and new channels of business with new customer expectations, Rocky Brands installed a put-to-light and sortation system to ramp up fulfillment.
By Gary Forger · December 15, 2017
Established guidance systems can now have been joined by new game-changing technologies. Instead of simply moving from Point A to Point B, AGVs and other automatic vehicles now can determine their own route and easily adapt to changes on the facility floor. That opens up a new world that might fit your future.
By Josh Bond · December 15, 2017
In step with automotive innovations, lift trucks are gradually moving toward autonomy.
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By Josh Bond · December 14, 2017
The steady growth in square footage among the top third-party logistics (3PL) warehouses belies a fundamental transformation as the market adapts to e-commerce pressures.
By Sara Pearson Specter · December 14, 2017
The latest developments in unitizing equipment and software are helping customers tackle packaging challenges.
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By Josh Bond · December 6, 2017
The top lift truck suppliers list is changing with industry acquisitions causing a dramatic departure from the norm.

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From the January 2018 Modern Materials Handling Issue
PFS built one of the largest and most automated AS/RS freezers in the world in Washington state. Next up is a new design for automation. Automated Storage/ Automated Retrieval System, Cold Storage.
Lift Truck Series Part 1: Lift truck technology connects pickers to productivity
Breaking Through On Yard Visibility
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