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Sunday, March 01, 2015

When their prowess in manufacturing proved a liability in warehousing and distribution, robots were forced to rapidly evolve.

Though subject to unique constraints, advances in the distribution of wine and spirits holds lessons for the wider industry.

Manufacturers are deploying the latest software solutions engineered with advanced functionality to target, locate and isolate impacted product even faster in the event of a food chain recall.

Each year, Modern’s Productivity Achievement Awards honor those companies that made outstanding operational improvements through materials handling systems and related information systems.
Posted on 03/01 at 12:57 PM
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Considering that MHI is expecting more than 35,000 warehouse, distribution and logistics professionals at ProMat 2015 in Chicago this month, there’s a good chance that you’re reading this column while taking a break from walking the show floor—which just so happens to be the largest in the trade show’s 30-year history.
Posted on 03/01 at 12:55 PM
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As part of ongoing warehouse optimization, customized fleet increases productivity and cuts costs.

Replacing manual processes, automation moves as many as 380,000 units in a week.

Equipment manufacturers turn to operators for insight into everything from clipboards to chassis design.

Safety and control retrofits simplify conventional palletizer operation and extend machine longevity.
Posted on 03/01 at 12:45 PM
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Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Brian Gibson at Auburn University about supply chain education.
Posted on 03/01 at 12:42 PM
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