Automated Storage

By Josh Bond · October 2, 2015
Automated systems enable rapid entry into a new market while reducing headcount.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2015
In its new logistics center, German machine manufacturer Grob installed automated storage technologies and goods-to-person picking to speed materials to the assembly line.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2015
In Grob’s new parts and raw materials warehouse, automated and conventional storage work with goods-to-person picking to deliver parts to the assembly line.
By Sara Pearson Specter · October 1, 2015
A variety of equipment and installation options lets operations customize their handling to match inventory profiles, customer demands.
By Michael Levans · October 1, 2015
We’re living in a wonderful period of “realization,” where mangers are taking the time to examine exactly what they need in certain areas of an operation instead of throwing the kitchen sink at a problem and spending millions in the process.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2015
Vertical lift modules ensure accurate and secure access to thousands of critical maintenance parts.
<p>President of SSI Schaefer Graz Rainer Buchmann with vice president of CareFusion | Rowa Dirk Wingenter in Graz/Austria.</p> By MMH Staff · August 26, 2015
Partnership combines CareFusion's expertise in high-density automation to register, store and pick medications with Schaefer's range of manual, semi-automatic and automated solutions for the pharmaceutical supply chain.
By Bill Ostermeyer, vice president, sales and marketing, viastore. · July 14, 2015
Sure, it sounds like a pipe dream. But, when the right automation is designed for the application, it can pay for itself in just 36 months—or sooner?
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2015
Goods-to-person picking is just one of the processes that allows Medline to meet its customers’ stringent requirements.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
New system provides 92% floor space savings and 30% additional inventory capacity.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2015
In Northern California, the nation’s largest distributor of wine and spirits has built a state-of-the art facility that sets a new industry standard for automated distribution.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2015
Southern Wine & Spirits’ Northern California DC was designed to maximize throughput and accommodate growth for years to come.
<p>Mary Grim, AcuSport’s vice president of operations</p> By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2015
A goods-to-person picking solution moved AcuSport from conventional to automated DC processes. The result is lower fulfillment costs and better customer service.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2015
AcuSport’s new distribution center features multiple picking methodologies designed to lower the cost of the company’s auto-replenishment program.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 30, 2015
Conveyors, shuttles and robots were on display, but as with last year's Modex, software is where the action is in today’s materials handling industry.

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