June 2013

By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2013
Robotic industrial trucks are driving efficiencies in Giant Eagle’s distribution centers. Here’s what the rest of us can learn from an early adopter of robotic technology.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2013
Mobile robots keep product flowing at Giant Eagle’s retail support centers
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2013
Amid demands for innovation and customer service, public refrigerated warehouses are challenged to provide flexibility and efficiency for a fickle customer base.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2013
Ten years after the Walmart mandate, Macy’s is finding value in RFID technology by looking at it differently.
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.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2013
Hydraulic lift allows grocery warehouse to put a loading dock where it’s needed.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2013
Modern interviews Bernie Hogan, senior vice president of GS1 US.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2013
Sliding curtain walls provide temperature control for warehouse and workers.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2013
Voice-enabled mobile computers can condense the benefits of two or more technologies into one productive platform.
By Sara Pearson Specter · June 1, 2013
Developing baseline wrapping standards can help reduce waste and damage in your operation.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2013
Flexible, modular panels control climate, quality and costs for glass manufacturer.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Maida Napolitano · June 1, 2013
A look inside the second-largest Internet retailer’s Secaucus, N.J., fulfillment center to explore its network-wide transformation from a few standard box options to an almost limitless number of custom, right-sized boxes.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Maida Napolitano · June 1, 2013
The pressure is on retailers to deliver anything, anytime, from anywhere. Three experts answer four key questions that will help traditional brick-and-mortar retailers revolutionize their use of WMS and their shipping processes on the way to a multi-channel transformation.
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From the March 2017 Modern Materials Handling Online Issue
If the early attendee forecast is any indication, you may have already landed in Chicago for ProMat 2017 (April 3-6), the materials handling industry’s leading trade show and educational conference, sponsored by MHI.
Lawson Products: Automation that fits
Lawson’s multi-purpose distribution center
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