System Report

By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2014
High-speed, cross-belt sortation enables better customer selection and service at DSW’s retail stores.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2014
In its new Ohio distribution center, sports apparel distributor Fanatics has created a state-of-the-art e-fulfillment center.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2014
Fanatics distribution center was built to minimize storage and maximize picking across more than 500,000 SKUs.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2013
Genco is looking to piece handling robots and automatic lift trucks to take its business to the next level of materials handling.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2013
Piece-handling robots work side by side with associates to seal products in packaging.
By MMH Staff · December 1, 2013
A look back at Modern's system reports featured in 2013.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2013
One of the nation’s best known retailers of luxury goods, Neiman Marcus’ new facility was designed for crossdocking, store replenishment and e-commerce.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2013
A high-speed conveyor and sortation system flows goods from the receiving dock to the shipping dock, with some conventional storage and picking.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2013
When Dansko designed a new distribution center, it went for efficiency, growth and a system as unique as its brand.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2013
In Dansko’s new 200,000-square-foot distribution center, conventional full case picking and mobile robotic split case picking come together for an efficient, ergonomic and unique solution.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2013
The handbag and accessories maker’s new DC was designed to handle store replenishment, wholesale distribution and direct-to-consumer sales under one roof.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2013
Vera Bradley makes the most of pick-to-light and put-to-light methodologies to optimize order fulfillment.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2013
With a new fleet of tuggers and carts, the updated storage system at Braun Corporation’s manufacturing facility gets more done in less space.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2013
Manufacturing operations now benefit from a more efficient storage space and tugger-based parts picking.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2013
With AS/RS, voice-directed picking and high-speed sortation, Wirtz Beverage Illinois takes the lead in wine and spirits distribution.

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