System Report

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.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2015
The Home Depot has remodeled its supply chain in recent years, building the foundation for a new type of fulfillment center intended to blend online and in-store shopping.
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.

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