MMH    Topics     News

Making the Case: Complete Distribution Center Automation Solution

Greater demands, tight resources drive need for complete automation.

By MMH Staff ·

Warehouses today are the lynchpin between demanding, connected consumers and suppliers and brands. If distribution centers can’t fill orders quickly, efficiently, and accurately, companies potentially lose sales and market share.

At the same time, DC operators can’t just throw more manual labor at the order fulfillment challenge because of today’s tight labor market.

Download this new “Making the Case” guide to learn strategies that can help you discover the significant benefits of a complete automated solution for your DC.


Automation News & Resources

Talking Materials Handling: The state of robotics
Automate to return in 2024
AutoStore: The Right Technology & The Right Integrator
Competing for the warehouse workforce of the future
For Carhartt, necessity is the mother of automation
Flexible automation at Carhartt
Intralogistics Robotics study 2023: More robots are coming to a warehouse near you
Software helps robots play nice
60 Seconds with Kevin Barker of A3 Motion Control
Automated packaging lets opportunity flower
Finding the Right Automation Partner
Buyer’s Guide: ASRS Technologies
C-Suite Interview with Francisco Moreno Velo: The growth of automation in logistics
2023 Warehouse/Distribution Center Equipment Survey: Tighter budgets prompt targeted spend
Automotive works on its mojo
Let’s Talk Mobile Robots: Three Real-World Applications for Warehouse and Manufacturing
ProMat 2023 – Automation at a crossroad
Murata reveals mini-load automated storage and retrieval system
OPEX demonstrates warehouse automation solutions and expertise
BlueBotics demonstrates the possibilities for AGV/AMR interoperability
Brightpick showcases new autopicker
Swisslog introduces next-generation CarryPick goods-to-person solution
ResGreen showcases its industry-changing mobile robots
TGW presents the fulfillment center of the future
Seegrid reveals AMR expanded capabilities
St. Onge Company celebrates 40 years
Regal Rexnord features hands-on demo of sorter
Vanderlande presents “Warehousing Answered” solutions
io Consultants offers all-in-one solution for materials handling professionals
Jungheinrich highlights AGV high-rack stacker
Bosch Rexroth presents harmonized warehouse automation technology
2023 Automation Study: Usage & Implementation of Warehouse/DC Automation Solutions
Honeywell demonstrates depalletizer and AS/RS
Phononic launches platform to meet e-grocery fulfillment demand
Kardex demonstrates how to take picking to the next level
Numina Group adds to warehouse automation solutions, reducing labor up to 50%
KNAPP showcases its fulfillment solutions
Conveyco aims to simplify AMR implementation
Bastian Solutions reveals automated guided forklift
Gap Inc. expands its e-fulfillment network
Leaders Q&A: How automated parcel handling operation increases efficiencies
18 Warehouse Organization Ideas to Boost Productivity
2023 State of the Third-Party Logistics Industry Report
North America sees record robot sales in 2022
Warehouse automation survey: Levels and total cost of ownership (TCO) concerns on the rise
Hit the road for inspiration
How to Manage Increasing Warehousing and Fulfillment Costs
Using Automation to Scale E-Commerce for the Holiday Season and Beyond
Bowery Farming brings technology to the table
Inside the modern vertical farm
60 Seconds with MHI’s Daniel McKinnon
Talking Supply Chain: How to get more from your robots?
Automation: A new day for warehouse and DC operations
Fulfillment Facility Improved Efficiencies by 4x
Shopping for Warehouse Automation Software? 5 Areas to Assess
Warehouse/DC Operations Survey 2022: Recalibrating operations and spend
Solving the Peak Season Problem
Pack Expo report: Labor shortages driving push toward automation
Managing Unpredictable E-commerce Demands
Finding the Right Level of Warehouse Automation
Fact vs. Fiction: Busting Warehouse Automation Myths You Always Believed to Be True
Sustainable packaging comes on strong
Deploy robotic solutions with RaaS to enable worry-free and flexible supply chain deployment
C-StoreMaster’s convenient automation
Wine country embraces pallet handling
3 Automation Myths Debunked
Report: Automation “a Matter of Survival”
Innovation and Automation at DHL Supply Chain
Electric rider pallet trucks: Advances in workflow and safety
Autonomous Lift Trucks: The human equation
10 new members join CSS
Mobile Automation Group of MHI (MAG) reports 1-year and 5-year growth in mobile automation
Hy-Tek, Tompkins Robotics create new partnership
Leaders Q&A: Solve your labor problems with automated packaging
A new perspective on lights out
Kenco raises throughput with AMRs: 3PL retail case study
Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) as efficiency hub
Moving Automated Fulfillment from Strategy to Execution
IoT automation company KINEXON raises $130 million in funding led by Thomas H. Lee Partners
Prepare for an Unpredictable Retail Future with Goods-to-Person Automation
MODEX C-Suite Q&A: Troy Donnelly, Senior VP of Sales, Marketing, and Application, DMW&H
A new day for warehouse & distribution
ePicker launches autonomous pallet mover
Addverb Technologies displays various robots
Electrovaya showcases various lithium-ion battery systems
Siemens introduces Sinamics G115D
Rocla demonstrates Reach Truck AGV
Flexcon showcases new heavy-duty, fast-draining automation totes
Fives sets up MARS project in collaboration with major research institutions
Oceaneering launches new mobile robots at Modex
Raymond showcases next generation of warehouse solutions
AutoStore reveals its R5+ Robot
Vanderlande exhibits portfolio of systems
MHS teams with partners on automated order fulfillment solution
HAI Robotics announces new demo center
Murata Machinery USA expands on AGV lineup, unifying with AGVE Group
Dematic showcases fulfillment automation tools’ interactive zones
Hytrol exhibits ProSort 1400 LP
KNAPP stresses its extensive software capabilities
OPEX unveils next generation goods-to-person technology

Latest in Materials Handling

CLARK Material Handling Co. names J. Michael Binnie as COO/CAO for North America operations
Savant WMS and Locus Robotics partner on integration
Why Should You Deploy Autonomous Mobile Robots on the Factory Floor?
Equipment leasing survey: April new business volume down 8% year-over-year
Warehouse Insights: Tackling Space in Micro-fulfillment
enVista joins Manhattan Associates’ partner program as Gold Partner
OTTO Motors unveils North American certified dealer network
Rockwell Automation partners with autonox Robotics
IFR: Robot sales in North American manufacturing up 12% in 2022
Talking Materials Handling: The state of robotics
Automate to return in 2024
Melonee Wise takes up new gig as Agility Robotics’ new CTO
AutoStore: The Right Technology & The Right Integrator
Are you choosing lift trucks effectively?
OSARO and Geek+ partner to integrate robotic warehouse solutions
Hai Robotics adapts leadership structure to support its growing North American market
E-book: Optimize Your E-commerce Throughput
Competing for the warehouse workforce of the future
Swisslog’s SynQ powered AutoStore solution to enable omni-channel growth for Northern Tool + Equipment
Interact Analysis: logistics and other new application scenarios key to cobot market success
April retail sales see gains
North American robot orders soften after record 2022
AEC, MHI’s newest Industry Group, to hold inaugural membership meeting in May
For Carhartt, necessity is the mother of automation
Top 20 materials handling systems suppliers 2023
Robotics: Enthusiasm is translating into investment
Flexible automation at Carhartt
What’s keeping the supply chain C-Suite up at night?
Marginal decline in forklift truck sales in 2022 following historic 2021
Online retailer Otto Group partners with Covariant to deploy AI robotics for its fulfillment centers
The Keys to WMS Vendor Selection Success
Materials handling robot basics
Intralogistics Robotics study 2023: More robots are coming to a warehouse near you
Software helps robots play nice
60 Seconds with Kevin Barker of A3 Motion Control
Lift truck computing: Practicality reigns supreme
Mallard Manufacturing to open innovation lab
Plus One Robotics, with Yaskawa, expands use of AI robotic parcel handling solutions at FedEx
Protective packaging roundup
DHL Supply Chain expands global partnership with Locus Robotics to deploy 5,000 AMRs across multiple sites
Automated packaging lets opportunity flower
ISM Semiannual report calls for reduced manufacturing and services sector growth in 2023
MiR appoints new president, extends strategy for global growth
Hyundai Material Handling adds Evolution Forklift to its growing list of North American dealers
Finding the Right Automation Partner
ABB completes acquisition of Siemens low voltage NEMA motor business
Ocado Group announces agreement to acquire 6 River Systems
Talking Materials Handling: What’s up with Private Equity
GreyOrange announces Suneel Krishnaswamy as new CPEO
Services economy growth continues in April, reports ISM
Sealed Air announces new corporate brand, SEE
Blue Yonder research: supply chain executives turn to technology amid prolonged challenges
Drive systems supplier maxon and MassRobotics partner to support robotics advancement
The Association for Supply Chain Management launches new technology certificate
Loftware enters global technology alliance with Toshiba
SVT Robotics appoints Cole Heffernan as CFO to guide continued business growth
Trelleborg Wheel Systems officially joins The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
Douglas Manufacturing acquired by Rulmeca Group
Barcoding, Inc. acquires Procensis, Inc.
Addverb collaborates with Purdue University on smart factory
EAM-Mosca announces Christian Wiethuechter as president and CEO
Equipment leasing activity index for March down slightly, year over year
Veo Robotics lands $29 million investment round
Buyer’s Guide: ASRS Technologies
Jungheinrich AG taps Configura as partner for plant and DC design software
Reusable Packaging Association launches 2023 State of the Reusable Packaging Industry survey
SVT Robotics delivers rapid automation integration for Tecsys WMS customers
Equipment leasing outlook for rest of year lowered after slow start to 2023
FORTNA automates new Budbee ecommerce parcel hub in Sweden
Concentric acquires Hawaii-based Industrial Battery Solutions
ProMat C-Suite Interview with Dave Szczepanski: The field of robotics comes to life
Threat or Friend? Robotic Cleaning in Warehousing and Logistics
Best Practices for Safe and Efficient Dock Operations
Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports increased industry orders for 2022
Efficient Docks Create Efficient Warehouse Operations
Reusable pallet provider RM2 adds Wayne Cochran as COO
Interact Analysis: Poor economic climate knocks warehouse construction
C-Suite Interview with Francisco Moreno Velo: The growth of automation in logistics
JASCI Software partners with Tompkins Robotics
ProMat 2023 – The Chinese are coming
GreyOrange co-founder Akash Gupta named as new CEO
Going to town with fulfillment at Parts Town
Inside the Parts Town fulfillment center: Built for simplicity, speed and growth
ProMat 2023: Let’s integrate all the robots
Voice picking solutions gains impact with integration
Getting warehouse rack systems right
The exoskeleton evolution
EPG appoints new CEO for Americas
Automotive works on its mojo
60 Seconds with Aileen Ryan, president of RAIN Alliance
Where is fleet management headed?
What’s the environmental impact of wood pallets?
Pallet flow rack as recipe for efficiency
C-Suite Interview with Joe Colletti: Integration is the name of the game
PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2023 registration open
Let’s Talk Mobile Robots: Three Real-World Applications for Warehouse and Manufacturing
Hyster recognizes high-performing Dealer of Distinction recipients for 2022
Despite sequential decline, March Services PMI points to growth, reports ISM
Covariant adds $75 million in Series C Funds to meet demand for scaled AI robotics deployments
FMH Material Handling Solutions appoints Randy Reece as new president


Latest Resources

2023 Automation Study: Usage & Implementation of Warehouse/DC Automation Solutions
2023 Automation Study: Usage & Implementation of Warehouse/DC Automation Solutions
This research was conducted by Peerless Research Group on behalf of Modern Materials Handling to assess usage and purchase intentions forautomation systems...
How Your Storage Practices Can Affect Your Pest Control Program
How Your Storage Practices Can Affect Your Pest Control Program
Discover how your storage practices could be affecting your pest control program and how to prevent pest infestations in your business. Join...

Warehousing Outlook 2023
Warehousing Outlook 2023
2023 is here, and so are new warehousing trends.
Extend the Life of Brownfield Warehouses
Extend the Life of Brownfield Warehouses
Today’s robotic and data-driven automation systems can minimize disruptions and improve the life and productivity of warehouse operations.
Power Supply in Overhead Cranes: Energy Chains vs. Festoons
Power Supply in Overhead Cranes: Energy Chains vs. Festoons
Download this white paper to learn more about how both systems compare.