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Rochester Drug Cooperative: Robots ready for work
It’s still early stages, but Rochester Drug Cooperative is proving that mobile robotic piece picking can get the job done in the right application.
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Making the Case: Image-based Scanning for Inbound & Outbound Logistics
In an era where making the "business case" for technology investments isn’t always easy, image-based barcode scanning stands on its own when it...

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By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2013
Robotic industrial trucks are driving efficiencies in Giant Eagle’s distribution centers. Here’s what the rest of us can learn from an early adopter of robotic technology.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2013
Rooted in increasingly complex software, the concept of pick-to-light has moved well beyond the pick and is now capable of relaying an array of information to workers throughout the fulfillment process.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2013
The DC is in the middle of a transformation in the way retailers interact with customers.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2013
The success of a big project hinges on how well individual parts, and the people responsible for them, come together as a whole.
By MMH Staff · January 1, 2013
For manufacturers seeking flexibility, storage space and labor savings, customized automation solutions are transforming the concept of just-in-time delivery.
By Josh Bond · October 1, 2012
Four approaches to multi-channel distribution show how the same tried and trusted technology can enable efficient store replenishment while keeping e-commerce customers happy.
By Bridget McCrea · August 1, 2012
Our technology correspondent takes a closer look at what wireless technology is being adopted, how it’s being used, and what benefits logistics professionals are deriving from their mobile investments either inside the four walls or on the road.
By Lorie King Rogers · July 1, 2012
The food and beverage sector is ripe with unique and difficult materials handling challenges due in part to the growing number of product choices. Here’s a look at how technology can help keep the shelves stocked and the customer satisfied.
By Bridget McCrea · June 1, 2012
The market’s top analysts discuss the trends that are pushing mobility deeper into every-day use and explain just how far we are from realizing real-time supply chain management—complete with logistics visibility that was once only the stuff of dreams.
By Lorie King Rogers · June 1, 2012
It’s been a rough road for the automotive industry, but production is increasing. To keep pace, auto manufacturers are focusing on lineside delivery strategies that get the right product to the right operator at the right time.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2012
Automated materials handling and data collection systems are transforming the health care supply chain.
By Maida Napolitano · April 1, 2012
Proponents have changed the conversation and have started tagging at the item level in what the industry is now calling a “source-to-store” approach.
<p>An automated system moves pallets through a small opening that is immediately sealed once it passes through, reducing the opportunity for expensive cooled air to escape and ambient air to enter.</p> By Lorie King Rogers · January 1, 2012
Managing a cold storage warehouse successfully is a balance between maintaining the right temperature and maintaining throughput.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2011
Efficiency in the warehouse has traditionally driven the distribution process. Now, some leading retailers are looking at the DC to lower the cost of operating their stores.
By MMH Staff · August 1, 2011
Today’s lift trucks offer more in the way of technology, power and performance than ever before. Here’s a look at the latest innovations available in today’s trucks.

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EDITORS' PICKS
Lodge Manufacturing: Distribution Cast in Iron
A new facility, iPhones and a new WMS allowed cookware manufacturer Lodge to double its business for...
Rochester Drug Cooperative: Robots ready for work
It’s still early stages, but Rochester Drug Cooperative is proving that mobile robotic piece...

System Report: Pouch sorter powers Stage’s fulfillment needs
How a hometown department store chain transformed its e-fulfillment processes with pouch sortation...
Cubing and Weighing Equipment: Measure Up
The use of cubing and weighing equipment is growing beyond dimensional weight applications.