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Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Fanatics distribution center was built to minimize storage and maximize picking across more than 500,000 SKUs.
New storage and picking technologies are stealing the limelight, but horizontal and vertical carousels and VLMs still have a place in the tool kit.
Built on a software foundation, the targeted use of automation is helping warehouses improve themselves, their supply chains and the customer experience.
Fantatics has grown into the leading online retailer for officially licensed sports merchandise for professional and college sports teams. Today, Fanatics stocks 500,000 SKUs and has to be prepared for wild swings in demand that range from 30,000 units a day to 500,000 units during peak periods like the Final Four and the Super Bowl—and ship those units with only seconds left on the clock.
Monday, December 23, 2013
The acquisition of the Bigfork, Montana-based Upturn enhances Dematic solutions and expands its capability into distribution center workflow, asset and inventory management, and preventative maintenance.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Former president of FANUC Robotics Americas becomes president and CEO of the new company.
Monday, December 09, 2013
Heavy gains in unit handling outpace even last year's record growth.
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Rising wages in the services industry could drive materials handling automation.
Friday, December 06, 2013
Small to Medium Manufacturers (SMMs) are the foundation of domestic manufacturing in all industrialized nations. Yet SMMs have missed out on many the benefits of robotic industrial automation such as increased productivity, quality and overall competitiveness.
During this webcast you'll learn how traditional industrial robotics companies, as well as a number of new vendors, are providing new products and services specifically designed for this market.
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Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Experts predict continued growth in coming months.