System Report

By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2016
DHL Global Forwarding relies on electric lift trucks, rack and floor storage, and supply chain execution software to efficiently and quickly receive and prepare freight for export around the globe.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2016
Marshall Retail Group packed a lot of automation into a compact space to replenish a network of 160 retail locations. The result: lower fulfillment costs, faster inventory turns and room to grow.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2016
At 64,000 square feet, MRG’s Las Vegas distribution center uses processes and automation typically associated with much larger facilities.
By MMH Staff · December 30, 2015
A look back at Modern's 2015 cover stories.
<p>Materials like plastic (shown) and corrugated are baled for recycling to minimize the amount of waste leaving the facility.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · December 2, 2015
A Canadian retail co-op has embraced sustainability to reduce its costs and return the savings to its members and customers.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 2, 2015
A Canadian retail co-op has embraced sustainability to reduce its costs and return the savings to its members and customers.
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.

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