<p>E-commerce demands real-time responsiveness to single-line orders, challenging legacy systems geared toward daily cycles and case quantities.</p> By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Complemented by a growing stable of inexpensive execution solutions, aging software monoliths can prove they don’t need to be toppled.
By MMH Staff · November 25, 2014
Dallas-Fort Worth-based regional operation offers service and support for key logistics hub.
By Charlie Tanner · November 19, 2014
The prolonged operating hours of automated distribution operations leave limited time for maintenance. For tightly-scheduled fulfillment operations, unplanned downtime not only cuts into slim profit margins, it jeopardizes future business and customer loyalty. Download this complimentary white paper to learn five mission-critical benefits of implementing a resident maintenance program.
By Roberto Michel · November 1, 2014
Omni-channel pressures are driving modular warehouse execution suites built on a WCS core. Here’s how these solutions differ from traditional WCS below and WMS above, and manage fulfillment operations in new, dynamic ways.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2014
In a world where every second matters, new solutions are helping conveyor and sortation systems of all ages achieve previously unthinkable performance targets.
By MMH Staff · October 28, 2014
Expanded headquarters, new hires enhance local support in key markets.
By MMH Staff · October 16, 2014
Kevin Roach brings 30 years of experience in software and automation, having held executive-level positions with Epicor Software, Activant Solutions, Rockwell Software, and General Electric.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2014
End-of-line automation addresses seasonal peaks and optimizes throughput for citrus distributor.
<p>Dimensional data can be captured as items enter a facility, on demand directly before pack out, or in a self-learning system that accumulates per-item data.</p> By Josh Bond · October 1, 2014
End-users and solution providers prepare for dimensional pricing models to upend their packaging processes—or realize they have been preparing for it all along.
By Josh Bond · October 1, 2014
New system design greatly reduces time spent tracking nonconforming product.
<p>MRO is emerging as an area of competitive differentiation among leading automation providers, who are now touting the depth of their technical bench and their expertise at service parts management.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2014
For years the materials handling industry has focused on providing great solutions for its customers. Maintenance services are the next area of focus.
By MMH Staff · August 13, 2014
Twenty-two year veteran previously held executive roles with BoxLogix Automation, Intelligrated, FKI Logistex, Pyramid Controls and Lexis-Nexis.
By MMH Staff · August 8, 2014
Lorillard Tobacco prides itself on delivering consistent, high-quality product to its customers. To ensure nonconforming product does not leave its factory, the company employs extensive quality assurance measures throughout its manufacturing process. Although its legacy palletizing system met all requirements for throughput, reliability and safety, all 36 packaging lines fed the same two palletizers, which made tracing defective product back to the packaging line of origin a long, arduous process.
<p>Voice is the enabling technology that allows the Wyoming Liquor Division to pick and ship all orders received before noon for next day delivery, says division director Dan Noble.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · July 31, 2014
A voice-over IP solution is driving new efficiencies in case and bottle picking.
By MMH Staff · July 16, 2014
Designed by OSHA-authorized and PMMI-certified instructors, e-learning modules cover occupational safety, Intelligrated equipment and general maintenance training.

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