Distribution

WHITE PAPER
By MMH Staff · February 13, 2018
A put wall is an effective means of consolidating diverse products across multiple channels within a distribution center (DC)
By MMH Staff · November 22, 2017
Partnership combines Optricity's slotting algorithms and patented processes with Bastian Solutions’ expertise in facility layout and design.
By MMH Staff · November 21, 2017
Cobot solutions used in order picking and placing, palletizing and depalletizing, and kitting and bagging alongside human operators.
By Karen E. Thuermer · August 4, 2017
While warehouse and distribution centers (DCs) have historically been located where land is cheap and transportation networks are excellent, today’s criteria needs to include a skilled workforce ready to manage an increasingly digital operation.
By MMH Staff · August 1, 2017
Walmart to expand use of hydrogen fuel cells in its distribution center material handling fleet by $80 million.
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2017
Online retail behemoth Amazon is many different things to many people, but one thing all other retailers have in common when it comes to Amazon is that they are falling behind and at a rapid pace in many cases. That essentially served as the thesis of recent research report issued by AlixPartners, entitled “No, you can’t compete with Amazon. Stop trying.” That is a title that clearly leaves nothing on the table to be sure, but it is justified in more than a few ways.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 5, 2017
How does a fastgrowing, e-commerce startup company build out order fulfillment capabilities? Thrive Market answered that question with its new facility in Indiana.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 3, 2017
Thrive Market’s new Indiana DC was designed to meet the needs of a fast-growing e-commerce startup today and tomorrow.
By MMH Staff · January 4, 2017
Third biennial report shows 25% increase in consumers receiving an incorrect item for a second time after returning an incorrect order.
By Jeff Berman · December 15, 2016
While many stories focused on the holiday season with a logistics slant tend to focus on things like delivery methods and the e-commerce supply chain, a recent collaboration between third-party logistics and freight transportation services provider XPO logistics and arts and crafts retail chain Michaels Stores has a bit of a different approach.
By John D. Schulz · October 4, 2016
VWR’s redesign of its West Coast shipping operation incorporates a newly designed pool distribution strategy that reduces demurrage and drayage costs, improves next-day delivery and has greatly increased efficiency in the region.
By MMH Staff · August 30, 2016
First Canadian location follows the opening of offices in both London and Santiago earlier in 2016.
WEBCAST
By MMH Staff · August 16, 2016
Come hear about the latest in each-picking robotics, co-bots, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, sensors, drones and droids that are enabling competitive advantage for distribution.
By MMH Staff · July 21, 2016
Company began in 1946 as a hand truck and parts business in a one-room office.
By Jeff Berman · July 18, 2016
According to CBRE data, industrial availability fell to 8.8. percent in the first quarter, which marked a decrease of 20 basis points from the first quarter’s 9.0 for its lowest reading going back to the second quarter of 2001.

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