System Report

By Josh Bond · February 1, 2015
Using conventional technologies coordinated in real time, The Home Depot’s direct fulfillment center supports omni-channel capabilities for the Eastern United States.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2015
AGCs act as a mobile assembly line at T.E.A.M. Systems’s Toledo manufacturing facility.
By MMH Staff · December 24, 2014
A look back at Modern's 2014 cover stories.
<p>George Tsogas, vice president of international distribution and logistics (left) and Steve  Berube, senior vice president of global distribution and logistics.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2014
The yoga wear retailer’s new multichannel DC is speeding up time to market, streamlining e-commerce processes and reducing freight costs. Flexible automation is the key.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2014
WMS, lights, voice and conveyors bring a new level of efficiency to lululemon athletica’s Ohio distribution center.
<p>Supply chain software synchronizes DC and store replenishment processes. Meanwhile, inside the DC, order picking is directed by voice technology.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2014
One of the country’s largest pizza makers turned to supply chain software and voice technology to streamline distribution processes and deliver fresh ingredients to its stores.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2014
Pizza maker Papa John’s relies on a suite of supply chain software applications and voice recognition technology to deliver the freshest dough and ingredients to its stores.
<p>Lewis Hornsby, vice president of global logistics and fulfillment.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2014
BRG Sports’ new DC was designed from the ground up as an omni-channel, omni-brand distribution and manufacturing facility. Most of all, the materials handling solution optimizes fulfillment and takes touches out of the process.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2014
BRG Sports’ new facility relies on a warehouse control system and voice-directed picking to synchronize parallel pick and pack activities across pick modules.
<p>Charles Woods, COO (left) and Wayne Gorsek, CEO of DrVita.com</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2014
Most of us think of automation as only for the big guys. A dietary supplement start-up is turning that idea on its head with carousels, robotic extractors and goods-to-person picking.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2014
Automation fills orders accurately and efficiently in DrVita’s warehouse.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2014
Canada’s largest rail operator has developed a new parts management and maintenance program to reduce the downtime of mobile cranes at its intermodal terminals.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 31, 2014
Automotive OEM Diversity Vuteq deployed an innovative WMS on iPads adapted for the DC. The result is improved quality and a satisfied customer.
<p>Tech Data prides itself on something Darryl Branch, senior vice president of logistics and integration, calls an attitude of constant transformation.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · July 31, 2014
One of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology solutions rolled out a WCS, WMS and labor management across six U.S. distribution centers to keep up with demand.
<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.

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