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Friday, March 01, 2013

Automation is transforming distribution centers. But don’t overlook the little things that can have a big impact on your performance.
Posted on 03/01 at 07:41 AM
FeaturesPackagingErgonomicsMarch 2013Dock EquipmentPacksizeRite-HiteRetailWynrightPermalink

As lean sensibilities migrate from the production floor to the warehouse, carts and casters prove a pivotal tool for enhancing the mobility of product, people and processes.
Posted on 03/01 at 07:34 AM
FeaturesEquipment ReportErgonomicsMarch 2013CartsTopper IndustrialEquipment ReportCreformCastersRWM CastersPermalink

Our annual outlook survey finds the industry steadying for a new, slower pace of growth following the release of pent-up demand after the downturn. Yet, even as planned spending drops off, facility activity is the highest since 2007—signaling that “doing more with less” has stuck.

Our panel—representing a combined 80 years of inventory experience—gets back to the basics, reviewing critical strategies that some organizations have been neglecting over the past several years.
Posted on 03/01 at 07:21 AM
FeaturesMarch 2013Inventory ManagementAutomatic Data CaptureSupplementPermalink

Company that took orders by fax 15 years ago now commands 30% market share.

After cutting ties with a 3PL, retailer easily handles 50% spikes in daily order volume.

Standard and optional lift truck features can help the operator move as little as possible, a sure way to increase comfort and productivity.

Companies turn to automated palletizing equipment to accommodate changing packaging requirements.
Posted on 03/01 at 07:11 AM
ColumnsPackagingMarch 2013Columbia MachinePackaging CornerPermalink

While many of us are still buzzing from one of the busiest ProMat events in recent memory, this month in Modern we pull our focus in a bit and concentrate on the little things that are making a big difference inside materials handling operations—especially in light of the increasing adoption of high-speed order fulfillment systems.
Posted on 03/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsThis Month In ModernMarch 2013ProMatThis Month In ModernPermalink

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Motion Control Association (MCA), the global trade group representing the motion control industry, announced its 2013 Board of Directors on February 21st during the annual MCA Business Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Posted on 02/28 at 03:31 PM
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