Automation

Comprehensive resource for automated materials handling. Includes news, insight and equipment reviews for automation within warehouses and distribution centers.


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Deploying Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) for DC Operations
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Peek Inside Trinchero’s New Automated Warehouse
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By MMH Staff · December 4, 2018
With new business, leadership and investor, the provider of self-driving industrial vehicles plans enhanced production and innovation to meet growing demand.
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By ORBIS · November 30, 2018
In a world where the traditional rearview mirror is giving way to the backup camera, the automotive electrification trend is impacting every link in the supply chain right now.
By MMH Staff · November 29, 2018
Witron representative says the decision to choose EtherCAT was driven by a need to deploy the fastest fieldbus with simple configuration, installation and integrated diagnostics.
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By DHL Supply Chain · November 19, 2018
The holiday season highlights the seriousness of the supply chain talent gap and magnifies its consequences. Failing to attract and retain labor during this critical period reduces an organization’s ability to serve customers and challenge competitors.
By MMH Staff · November 14, 2018
Today, at its annual Automation Fair, Rockwell Automation unveiled its new brand promise.
By Josh Bond · November 9, 2018
Materials handling professionals are as committed as ever to advancing the industry— although there is still plenty of room for young faces in this lucrative and fulfilling career.
By Michael Levans · November 8, 2018
Disruption comes in many forms—a new app that hobbles the taxi business, historic weather events that put life on hold, millions of personal files hacked—and seems to be surfacing more often than ever.
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By MHI · October 29, 2018
Integrating thelabeling applicators within Mountain Man's conveyance system required a hugger belt conveyor and corresponding outriggers as part of the overall solution.
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By DHL Supply Chain · October 25, 2018
The holiday season highlights the seriousness of the supply chain talent gap and magnifies its consequences. Failing to attract and retain labor during this critical period reduces an organization’s ability to serve customers and challenge competitors.
By MMH Staff · October 21, 2018
Expands smart robotics portfolio to help warehousing operations fulfill growing e-commerce orders more efficiently
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By MMH Staff · October 17, 2018
Warehouse and distribution center managers have never been under more pressure to transform their operations through the application of software, automation and new thinking aimed to streamline processes and keep pace with customer demands.
By MMH Staff · October 16, 2018
Modern Materials Handling Magazine's Editors have put together a collection of case studies from around the industry to highlight new innovations in the warehouse and how they have improved productivity within their respective companies.
By MMH Staff · October 15, 2018
New storage systems increase productivity.
By MMH Staff · October 12, 2018
The custom automatic guided vehicle system is flexible for a variety of production schedules.
By MMH Staff · October 12, 2018
The automatic guided vehicles ensure accuracy, repeatability and security

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EDITORS' PICKS
Resilience and innovation at Gap Inc.
Just months before the start of the 2016 holiday season, one of Gap Inc.’s distribution centers...
System Report: Luxottica keeps it simple
Simplification and consolidation drove the design of a new 1.1-million-square-foot logistics campus...

Goya Foods’ secret ingredient: Lift trucks
The leader in Hispanic food and beverage products puts a variety of lift trucks and racks to work in...
Arvato SCM Solutions: Fashion Logistics
At its Hannover, Germany, facility, e-commerce logistics provider Arvato SCM Solutions is using...