Casebook 2012

By Josh Bond · October 22, 2011
Light-directed pick carts offer operational flexibility, boosting picking rates 400%.
By Josh Bond · October 22, 2011
In-hospital DC improves efficiency and speed with minimal interruption.
By Josh Bond · October 22, 2011
Proprietary system revamped from one end of aisle to the other.
By Josh Bond · October 22, 2011
Materials once stored outside now have comfortable home.
By Josh Bond · October 22, 2011
Supplier delivers one of the largest automated warehouses in its history.
By Josh Bond · October 22, 2011
Beverage company sees energy savings, improved safety and worker comfort.
By Josh Bond · October 22, 2011
Rack and mezzanine system at new warehouse installed on very tight schedule.
By Josh Bond · October 22, 2011
Vertical lift modules save space and improve efficiency at airline maintenance facility.
By Josh Bond · October 22, 2011
Air movement keeps humidity from sealing the fate of envelope company.
By Josh Bond · October 22, 2011
Flexible walls provide temperature zoning for cheese warehouse in record time.
By Josh Bond · October 22, 2011
M/D Totco’s newly upgraded 10,000-SKU, multi-purpose parts warehouse increased order accuracy from 98% to 99.5%.
By Josh Bond · October 22, 2011
After a manufacturer of earth-moving equipment experienced a spike in demand, it sought a heavy-duty plastic bin system and supplier. The solution addressed the company’s concerns about small parts inventory, organization and distribution throughout its manufacturing facilities. The company explained its need for a new inventory system consisting of a very large variety of bin sizes and colors to sort, organize and transport literally millions of small parts. The supplier’s ability to meet deadline commitments was crucial. If incoming parts arrived before the bins were available, it could have been disastrous.
By Josh Bond · October 22, 2011
Company once scrambling to keep up lets the DC do the work by itself.
By Josh Bond · October 22, 2011
Programmable suite of dock gear improves safety, reliability.
By Josh Bond · October 22, 2011
New dock doors resist lift truck impacts as well as hurricane-force winds.

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