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By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2016
Marshall Retail Group packed a lot of automation into a compact space to replenish a network of 160 retail locations. The result: lower fulfillment costs, faster inventory turns and room to grow.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2016
At 64,000 square feet, MRG’s Las Vegas distribution center uses processes and automation typically associated with much larger facilities.
By Bridget McCrea · January 1, 2016
New trends and solutions in the e-tail sector are pushing companies to be smarter about how they approach their warehouse, DC, wholesale, store and e-commerce business.
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2016
The fleet of yesteryear enjoyed plentiful helpings of fuel and money to get the job done. Now that every penny counts, managers are keen to more precisely control each lift truck’s diet.
By Roberto Michel · January 1, 2016
Warehouse execution system suppliers are offering higher-level functionality—such as waveless order processing, performance analytics and mobile apps—transforming WES into a configurable platform for warehouse operations management.
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 Josh Bond · January 1, 2016
Collaborative robots increase productivity and worker safety for high-mix, low-volume manufacturer.
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2016
Global wine distributor’s new software, picking technologies and sortation system dramatically boost service levels.
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2016
Shuttle vertical lift module increases productivity, accuracy and safety with the same headcount.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2016
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to the CEO of ITR Economics about the future of the supply chain.
<p>Materials like plastic (shown) and corrugated are baled for recycling to minimize the amount of waste leaving the facility.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · December 2, 2015
A Canadian retail co-op has embraced sustainability to reduce its costs and return the savings to its members and customers.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 2, 2015
A Canadian retail co-op has embraced sustainability to reduce its costs and return the savings to its members and customers.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 2, 2015
Federated Co-operatives uses technologies that are environmentally and worker friendly in its Saskatoon warehouse.
<p>Nilesh Bhuthadia, global applications manager, Mainfreight</p> By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2015
In Auckland, New Zealand, 3PL Mainfreight took a second look at voice recognition technology. The result: a 25% increase in picking efficiency.
By Roberto Michel · December 1, 2015
Use of TMS and WMS are moving to a more concurrent, less fragmented environment as part of new approaches to supply chain execution.

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