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By Josh Bond · June 1, 2013
New technologies, and creative uses of old ones, are enabling the dock to keep up with the rest of the warehouse as it transitions from brute force to efficient allocation.
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By Josh Bond · April 1, 2013
Modern’s 16th annual survey of the world’s leading materials handling systems suppliers shows the top performers have held their ground, even as the rest of the list climbs steadily upward.
<p>The top five systems suppliers reported combined 2010 revenue of more than $6.83 billion, up 3.3% over 2009.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Lorie King Rogers · April 14, 2011
Modern’s 14th-annual survey of leading materials handling systems suppliers from around the world shows that business in general is headed in a positive direction and revenue is growing again.
<p>Del Monte relies on more than 30 fork-equipped AGVs for put away and pallet picking in the distribution center. <i>Pictured: Keith Arntson, vice president of distribution operations for Del Monte Foods.</i></p> By Bob Trebilcock · October 18, 2010
Del Monte Foods’ new Topeka DC brings laser-guided AGVs from manufacturing into distribution. The result is a best-in-class materials handling system that minimizes costs with room to expand in the future.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 7, 2010
Call them robots, AGVs or carts. But first call them solutions.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 27, 2010
Best known in the US for AGVs, the company is developing a total solution for the end of the manufacturing line.
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From the December 2016 Issue
Wearable technologies are nothing new in warehouses. For decades, equipment such as ring scanners, arm-mounted devices, and voice headsets and terminals have made warehouse processes more productive and accurate. That doesn’t mean, however, that wearables are standing still.
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