Filed in Automation
Friday, February 01, 2013
Modern’s annual Productivity Achievement Awards honor companies that have made outstanding strides in improving operations through materials handling and related information systems.
When the athletic footwear maker flipped the switch on its 520,000-square-foot paperless DC it completely transformed the way it processed orders. Today its mobile equipment affords real-time inventory management, improved communication among floor supervisors, and new efficiencies in shipping operations.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Would that which we call a WCS by any other name still be a WCS
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Muratec (Booth 3208) introduced new automated storage and AGV products at ProMat.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Westfalia (Booth 1236) has enhanced its Savanna.NET warehouse management software (WMS) over the past two years to get “SMART”—an acronym that encompasses system monitoring, reporting and troubleshooting, said Dave Williams, director of software development.
Offered as a solution for vertical sorting, Qimarox / NEDPACK Vertical Conveyors (Booth 1050) featured the Prorunner mk5—a compact, flexible product elevator that was originally created to transport a container or box from one level to another within a facility.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
At a press conference yesterday, Swisslog (Booth 2912) announced the second generation of two unique products.
In a press conference on Tuesday, Chris Cole, Intelligrated (Booth 2903) founder and CEO, shared the company’s current corporate outlook—announcing that bookings in 2012 had exceeded $600 million with 20% growth in the company.
SDI Group USA (Booth 3933) announced Tuesday at a press conference that it has changed its name from SDI Industries as part of a tighter branding under the SDI Group name worldwide.
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Dematic introduced three configuration options to automate conventional storage functions ranging from simple block storage to a highly automated deep lane, high bay.
Each included some degree of automated materials handling.