System Report

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.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2013
Wirtz Beverage uses both cutting edge automation and conventional processes to move product through its new facility.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2013
Robotic industrial trucks are driving efficiencies in Giant Eagle’s distribution centers. Here’s what the rest of us can learn from an early adopter of robotic technology.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2013
Mobile robots keep product flowing at Giant Eagle’s retail support centers
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2013
With an upgraded conveyor system and new picking technologies, the Exchange’s Waco distribution center supports our nation’s service men and women.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2013
Lift trucks, stretch wrap and floor storage are at the heart of the Exchange.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2013
At Scotts Miracle-Gro, a fleet management program keeps the pallets moving.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2013
Lift trucks, stretch wrap and floor storage are at the heart of Scotts’ distribution activities.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2013
Fast fashion retailer Wet Seal designed a materials handling system that speeds new merchandise to its stores and accommodates growth.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2013
Wet Seal’s order fulfillment system speeds product from the receiving dock to shipping to keep a steady flow of new product in its stores.

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