System Report

By Bob Trebilcock · December 2, 2015
Federated Co-operatives uses technologies that are environmentally and worker friendly in its Saskatoon warehouse.
<p>Nilesh Bhuthadia, global applications manager, Mainfreight</p> By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2015
In Auckland, New Zealand, 3PL Mainfreight took a second look at voice recognition technology. The result: a 25% increase in picking efficiency.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2015
In its new logistics center, German machine manufacturer Grob installed automated storage technologies and goods-to-person picking to speed materials to the assembly line.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2015
The leading supplier of western wear accessories installed a WMS, conveyor and batch picking at its new facility. As a result, the company is no longer dealing with backlogs while accommodating growth.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2015
A WMS, bar code scanning and conveyor and sortation system have significantly increased productivity and throughput at M&F Western Products.
<p>Craig Hayes, vice president of fulfillment for eBay Enterprise, says the Kentucky distribution campus features very little storage because the facilities are focused on fast and flexible order fulfillment, not warehousing.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2015
eBay Enterprise’s Kentucky distribution campus puts a premium on flexible processes and absolute speed to the customer for e-commerce fulfillment.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2015
Tilt tray sortation, RF picking and a light-directed put wall are the tools that speed orders out the door at eBay Enterprise’s Kentucky fulfillment centers.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2015
At the healthcare distributor’s Libertyville, Ill., distribution center, mobile robots are handling totes, filling orders and enabling growth.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2015
Goods-to-person picking is just one of the processes that allows Medline to meet its customers’ stringent requirements.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2015
In Northern California, the nation’s largest distributor of wine and spirits has built a state-of-the art facility that sets a new industry standard for automated distribution.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2015
Southern Wine & Spirits’ Northern California DC was designed to maximize throughput and accommodate growth for years to come.
<p>Mary Grim, AcuSport’s vice president of operations</p> By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2015
A goods-to-person picking solution moved AcuSport from conventional to automated DC processes. The result is lower fulfillment costs and better customer service.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2015
AcuSport’s new distribution center features multiple picking methodologies designed to lower the cost of the company’s auto-replenishment program.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2015
High-fashion, e-commerce company automated fulfillment to meet the next-day shipping challenge.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2015
The compact system processes nearly 2,000 orders a day in 20,000 square feet.

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