Inventory & Picking

Comprehensive news on the most advanced systems for automated mobile data collection & paperless picking of inventory through RFID and wireless technologies.


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Retail distribution operations turn to automation and software to support handling practices that strengthen customer loyalty.
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By Josh Bond · January 12, 2017
Vertical lift modules replace a mezzanine to save space, increase speed and improve ergonomics.
By Josh Bond · December 14, 2016
Hardware distributor accommodates growth and more flexible ordering and shipping options for customers while cutting costs.
By Josh Bond · December 14, 2016
The public warehousing market continued to chart steady gains amid ongoing consolidation in 2016.
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By Sara Pearson Specter · December 13, 2016
Automation, software help omni-channel retailers and e-tailers manage the demands of small parcel shipping
By Roberto Michel · November 8, 2016
For organizations with their own delivery fleets, using software that optimizes routes can reduce costs and make next-day delivery more effective.
By Josh Bond · November 8, 2016
Materials handling professionals embrace the challenges of technological progress, daily troubleshooting and the ongoing overhaul of the entire supply chain; and they are well compensated for their efforts. Logistics Management Salary Survey 2016, Materials handling salary survey 2016, Modern Materials Handling Salary Survey 2016
By Roberto Michel · November 8, 2016
One wrong step can threaten your facilities’ next-day commitments. Here are eight best practices essential to keeping next-day orders flowing smoothly. How to manage a warehouse with next day delivery. Fulfillment systems for next day delivery
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By LM Staff · November 3, 2016
How advances in hardware and software address the challenges of omnichannel fulfillment
By MMH Staff · October 19, 2016
The pick module has combined dynamic rack systems with conveyors and flow components to increase productivity and decrease costs.
By MMH Staff · October 17, 2016
The orderpicker has resulted in greater uptime and fewer battery charges, as pick rates have risen by 5%.
By MMH Staff · October 14, 2016
The solution has replaced Merrill Corp.’s paper-based system, resulting in a considerable decline in picking errors.
WHITE PAPER
By MMH Staff · October 14, 2016
Increase your operation's accuracy and reduce costs associated with errors by deploying automated, goods-to-person, storage and retrieval systems. This white paper outlines a calculation for estimating the true cost of mispicks in order fulfillment to an operation. Kardex White Paper
By Bob Trebilcock · October 10, 2016
With conveyor, a WMS and put-to-light technology, Brownells has improved productivity and efficiency while being more responsive to its customers. Materials Handling systems report, Description of Brownell Ammunition warehouse technologies,
By Josh Bond · October 7, 2016
Mature case-picking operations might not seem like fertile ground for substantial improvements, but new approaches to old favorites can offer big rewards.
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By MMH Staff · September 7, 2016
The expanding growth of personalized selling strategies in B2B Commerce is causing companies to rethink their fulfillment practices, particularly in the areas of inventory management, order velocity, and the ability to meet order commitment dates.

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From the December 2017 Modern Materials Handling Issue
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.
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