Automation

By Mike Levans · March 31, 2017
In case study after case study, interview after interview, and conversation after conversion, we’re learning that the impact of digital commerce and the subsequent challenge of omni-channel fulfillment is now cutting across every manufacturing and distribution market—and it’s putting increased pressure on all the major modes of transportation and the distribution center operations that keep well-managed supply chains fluid in this dynamic, digital world.
By Josh Bond · March 24, 2017
After closing 2016 up 1.6%, the association set new records for total value of shipments.
By MMH Staff · March 23, 2017
Event to include International Symposium on Robotics, Future of Automation Theater, and first ever U.S./China Robotics Forum.
By MMH Staff · March 23, 2017
Acquisition is intended to strengthen TICO's materials handling business and follows the acquisition of Bastian Solutions.
By MMH Staff · March 22, 2017
Inventors challenged to create solutions for the ever-increasing volume of material in warehouses and distribution centers.
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By Admin · March 20, 2017
Modern has curated several feature stories for this special issue that neatly encapsulate the automation equipment, software and best practices that are revolutionizing fulfillment and making today’s dynamic e-commerce operations possible.
By MMH Staff · March 14, 2017
KION, Dematic and Egemin to leverage combined resources for AGV and warehouse automation R&D and support.
By MMH Staff · March 14, 2017
Robotics expert brings expertise in high-growth distribution and fulfillment markets.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 9, 2017
Lawson Products’ new DC makes targeted use of automation to move MRO products through its extended supply chain.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 9, 2017
Lawson Products built a new distribution center to optimize its network, package and kit products, and deliver better customer service to its branch DCs and customers.
By MMH Staff · March 8, 2017
Winner will be announced at Automate 2017 and will recieve $10,000 cash prize.
By MMH Staff · March 8, 2017
Since December, shipments are down 13% for bulk handling equipment and up 12% for unit handling equipment.
By Sara Pearson Specter · March 7, 2017
Software for robotic palletizers enables easy adjustment of layer patterns and load configurations.
By MMH Staff · March 6, 2017
Smart technologies to provide shoppers with new levels of personalization, speed and convenience.
By MMH Staff · February 28, 2017
Report identifies increased adoption of goods-to-person technology as growth driver.

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