Inventory & Picking

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By Josh Bond · May 8, 2017
Distributor transitions from paper-based to voice-based execution ahead of facility move. WMS, Warehouse Management Systems upgrades using Voice Technologies, Distributors us voice picking technology to promote growth.
By MMH Staff · May 3, 2017
Whether for new warehouses or expansions, several key preparation steps can ensure warehouse labels and signs meet needs and go-live date.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 5, 2017
How does a fastgrowing, e-commerce startup company build out order fulfillment capabilities? Thrive Market answered that question with its new facility in Indiana.
By Roberto Michel · April 4, 2017
Our annual survey of reader investment levels in materials handling equipment and technology shows that with e-commerce-related pressures growing, they’re bumping up investment in the key enablers for flexibility and efficiency.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 4, 2017
Bastian Solutions (Booth S3646) has a variety order picking technologies on display, including mobile robotic order picking, and augmented reality picking with vision-and voice-enabled wearable smart glasses for hands-free work.
By MMH Staff · April 4, 2017
The new Dispen-SI-matic A-Frame dispenses inventory into variable-sized shipping containers common to omni-channel
<p>Markus Schmidt, president of Swisslog WDS Americas, pointed out Swisslog’s AIP robot picking a variety of small items</p> By Roberto Michel · April 4, 2017
Swisslog (Booth S2012) showcased multiple solutions, including its Automated Item Pick (AIP) robotic solution that can pick small items for e-commerce fulfillment.
By MMH Staff · April 3, 2017
Numina Group (Booth S3452) is demonstrating their latest Real-time Distribution System, RDS-Warehouse Execution and Control Software, WES-WCS which combines Pick by Voice and Put to Light Order Picking and Consolidation into a pick, pack, and ship suite for e-commerce and omni-channel distribution operations.
By MMH Staff · April 3, 2017
UNEX Manufacturing (Booth S429) is showcasing prototypes of their new Pick-Plank for pallet storage and guiderails for Span-Track, along with other carton flow and lineside storage solutions that help companies to maximize space usage, increase pick rates and improve ergonomics at the point of pick.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 3, 2017
Thrive Market’s new Indiana DC was designed to meet the needs of a fast-growing e-commerce startup today and tomorrow.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 3, 2017
A pocket sorter integrated with vision-system guided robotic picking and a streamlined conveyor system were showcased by Kevin Reader, director of business development and marketing at Knapp Logistics Automation (Booth S1223), in a Monday press conference.
By Mike Levans · March 31, 2017
In case study after case study, interview after interview, and conversation after conversion, we’re learning that the impact of digital commerce and the subsequent challenge of omni-channel fulfillment is now cutting across every manufacturing and distribution market—and it’s putting increased pressure on all the major modes of transportation and the distribution center operations that keep well-managed supply chains fluid in this dynamic, digital world.
By MMH Staff · March 31, 2017
Chairman of CubiScan discuses the future of the industry.
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By Admin · March 20, 2017
Modern has curated several feature stories for this special issue that neatly encapsulate the automation equipment, software and best practices that are revolutionizing fulfillment and making today’s dynamic e-commerce operations possible.
By MMH Staff · March 6, 2017
Modern Materials Handling sat down with Technical Fellow of supply chain management at The Boeing Co.

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