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Rochester Drug Cooperative: Robots ready for work
It’s still early stages, but Rochester Drug Cooperative is proving that mobile robotic piece picking can get the job done in the right application.
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By Patrick Burnson · August 22, 2017
The trend set over the past few years for mergers and acquisitions has hardly subsided, and a fresh injection of equity investment is transforming the marketplace. At the same time, shippers may expect to see 3PLs continue to purchase high-tech “solutions” and hire young professionals for implementation.
By Josh Bond · August 7, 2017
For all the advances in lift truck technology and fleet management, operators will always be the heart and soul of a fleet. As manufacturers and equipment purchasers place more value on that piece, the role of the operator extends from design to daily use.
By Gary Forger · August 7, 2017
According to our readers, there’s some strong buying expected in lift trucks this year. In fact, 42% of the lift trucks being purchased are for expanding fleets while 58% are replacement trucks.
By LM Staff · August 7, 2017
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and North American ports have crossed the service excellence finish line ahead of their competitors? Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners of the coveted Quest for Quality Awards.
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By Josh Bond · August 4, 2017
The top lift truck suppliers list is changing with industry acquisitions causing a dramatic departure from the norm.
By Roberto Michel · August 4, 2017
Distributed order management suppliers and users tout its ability to strengthen the customer experience through better ties to store-level systems to improve buy-online/pickup-in-store efforts and to empower store associates.
By John D. Schulz · August 3, 2017
BMW’s collaboration with South Carolina Ports and Norfolk Southern creates a unique intermodal solution that eliminates truck moves, improves its sustainability efforts and subsequently spurs manufacturing efficiently in a growing region.
By Patrick Burnson · August 3, 2017
Measuring your threshold for risk has become more complicated than ever. However, industry analysts contend that we need to get better at it because concerns about cyber security, financial malfeasance, political exposure and climate change are here to stay.
By Chris Lewis · August 3, 2017
As fleet managers strive to optimize the usage and lifetime of batteries and chargers, they are embracing new approaches to battery and power management.
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By Patrick Burnson · August 3, 2017
While the continued growth of air cargo demand is consistent with an improvement in world trade, analysts now contend that the pressure is on the market to improve its value proposition by accelerating process modernization and enhancing customer service.
By Admin · August 2, 2017
Learn about the 34th Annual Quest for Quality Award winners for Air Carriers / Airfreight Forwarders
By Admin · August 2, 2017
Learn about the 34th Annual Quest for Quality Award winners for Third-Party Logistics Carriers
By Admin · August 2, 2017
Learn about the 34th Annual Quest for Quality Award winners for global Ocean Carriers
By Admin · August 2, 2017
Learn about the 34th Annual Quest for Quality Award winners for global Port Authorities
By LM Staff · August 1, 2017
Learn about the 34th Annual Quest for Quality Award winners for Truckload Carriers

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From the October 2017 Modern Materials Handling Issue
An early adopter, Rochester Drug Cooperative is using robotic piece-picking technology to complement picking of slow-moving items. System report for Rochester Drug Cooperative, Robotic picking and inventory management, Innovative distribution center robotics solutions , IAM Robotics case study
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