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Thursday, September 22, 2011
When it comes to outsourcing, most of us think of turning over warehousing or transportation to a third party to reduce operating costs. But outsourcing pallets can deliver the same benefits.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
As materials handling projects become more complex, end users are demanding more of their project managers, not just their systems.
IKEA’s new DC employs a global warehouse design and best practices to serve a growing regional market.
A new horizontal carousel system delivered a 100 percent increase in picking productivity with a 50 percent reduction in labor hours for Gardner Denver
Thursday, July 28, 2011
By updating the vertical lift modules in its aftermarket parts distribution area, Mazak increased productivity by 80%, reduced labor requirements by 44% and increased part numbers by 70%
At its new manufacturing plant and corporate headquarters, John B. Sanfilippo & Sons installed a warehouse management system to drive quality and productivity improvements.
Direct marketer Valpak’s new $220 million production and distribution facility in St. Petersburg is a hub of technology and automated materials handling.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
The Yawkey Distribution Center of The Greater Boston Food Bank has received LEED silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, capping a years-long effort to transform the former Boston incinerator site into an example of environmental responsibility.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
A new cross-dock center can move 165,000 cases a day from the receiving dock to the shipping dock with 99.9% accuracy.
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To expand its west coast capabilities, HoMedics created an automated order fulfillment system in partnership with a 3PL.