System Report

By Bob Trebilcock · November 6, 2017
Modern Material Handling got an inside look at the Lodge Manufacturing distribution center. See how the new Warehouse Management systems in place can help improve DC throughput.
By Mike Levans · November 5, 2017
As more Automatic Data Capture (ADC) technology is being put to work, we see more innovation unfold.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 12, 2017
It’s still early stages, but Rochester Drug Cooperative is proving that mobile robotic piece picking can get the job done in the right application.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 11, 2017
An early adopter, Rochester Drug Cooperative is using robotic piece-picking technology to complement picking of slow-moving items. System report for Rochester Drug Cooperative, Robotic picking and inventory management, Innovative distribution center robotics solutions , IAM Robotics case study
By Bob Trebilcock · September 5, 2017
As Web sales continue to grow, department store operator Stage turned to pouch sortation technology to optimize its picking processes.
By MMH Staff · March 7, 2017
Modern’s annual Productivity Achievement Awards honor companies that have made exceptional operational improvement through materials handling systems.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 13, 2017
Automatic guided vehicles have reduced lift truck traffic, created a safer environment and fully automated the movement of finished goods from production to storage in LEDVANCE’s Kentucky plant.
By MMH Staff · December 22, 2016
A look at Modern's 2016 cover stories highlights each company's unique journey and common goals.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 10, 2016
With conveyor, a WMS and put-to-light technology, Brownells has improved productivity and efficiency while being more responsive to its customers. Materials Handling systems report, Description of Brownell Ammunition warehouse technologies,
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2016
Running short of space in its old facility, Destination Maternity Corp. built a new, highly automated DC driven by an integrated warehouse management and execution system. The result is a strategic weapon helping to drive the business forward.
By Michael Levans · June 8, 2016
It’s only appropriate that we follow up our recent series of System Reports on innovative applications of robotics in materials handling (L’Oreal, VSP Optics and Quiet Logistics) with a look inside a new, highvolume distribution center that melds the “ancient” art of crossdocking with a lot of modern day common sense.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2016
Faced with the loss of a robotic pick solution, Quiet Logistics invented its own robots. Are they the next generation of robotic-enabled picking in the warehouse?
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2016
Mobile robotics reduce the travel time associated with order fulfillment.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2016
VSP Global turned to automated storage and robotic piece picking to increase the throughput of its state-of-the-art optical lab in California.
<p>Erik Rodriguez, director of supply chain (left) and Jonathan Hart, director of physical flows (right).</p>

By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2016
Like many global companies, L’Oreal is facing new demands from its customers in a dynamic market. Robotic layer picking and slotting software are two of the tools the health and beauty leader is using to stay competitive.

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From the November 2017 Modern Materials Handling Issue
A new facility, iPhones and a new WMS allowed cookware manufacturer Lodge to double its business for the fourth time in 20 years and shorten order delivery time from 10 days to three.
10th Annual Salary Survey: The Price of Performance
Let’s put Automatic Data Capture (ADC) Technology to Work
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EDITORS' PICKS
Lodge Manufacturing: Distribution Cast in Iron
A new facility, iPhones and a new WMS allowed cookware manufacturer Lodge to double its business for...
Rochester Drug Cooperative: Robots ready for work
It’s still early stages, but Rochester Drug Cooperative is proving that mobile robotic piece...

System Report: Pouch sorter powers Stage’s fulfillment needs
How a hometown department store chain transformed its e-fulfillment processes with pouch sortation...
Cubing and Weighing Equipment: Measure Up
The use of cubing and weighing equipment is growing beyond dimensional weight applications.