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By Bob Trebilcock · December 11, 2018
EDC brought in a WMS, lights, powered conveyor and sortation to write a new chapter in the book distributor’s distribution story.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 11, 2018
When business surged as a result of social media and a new distribution method, children’s book distributor Educational Development Corp. designed a new DC, bringing automation to the company’s processes. The result has been considerably more storage and a major improvement in productivity.
By Bridget McCrea · December 10, 2018
New industry regulations, the consumerization of healthcare, and the persistent need to replace antiquated logistics approaches are pushing pharmaceutical companies to integrate more technology, automation and digitization into their end-to-end supply chains.
By Gary Forger, Contributing Editor · December 10, 2018
It’s a simple concept. Warehouse space sized to a company’s immediate needs and located close to the final customer. That combination is making on-demand warehousing a powerful alternative to long-term warehouse arrangements for companies ranging from Fortune 100 to startups.
By MMH Staff · December 10, 2018
A former supply chain executive, Vyas is the executive director and co-founder of the University of Southern California’s Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management and assistant professor of clinical data sciences and operations. MMH sat down with Nick to discus on-demand warehousing.
By Josh Bond · December 7, 2018
Gantry cranes handle changes in SKUs, packaging and seasonal peaks while providing powerful software tools.
By Josh Bond · November 6, 2018
Electronic work order system improves business economics and worker readiness during steady company growth.
By Josh Bond · November 6, 2018
Manufacturer improves GHS-compliant labeling efficiency and accuracy with bar code label design software.
By MMH Staff · October 12, 2018
The system has improved Tropical Cheese’s order accuracy by up to 50%.
By MMH Staff · October 12, 2018
The vertical lift carousel increased the distributor’s picking by up to 300%.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 10, 2018
Simplification and consolidation drove the design of a new 1.1-million-square-foot logistics campus in Georgia, including a 713,000-square-foot distribution center.
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By MMH Staff · September 20, 2018
Distributors and e-commerce companies in particular are seeking ways to improve processes and cut costs. For warehouses filled with pallets, cases and pieces, filling orders can often be the most labor intensive and costly operating expense.
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By MMH Staff · September 14, 2018
How do you decide which robotic piece-picking solution is best for you?
WEBCAST
By MMH Staff · September 12, 2018
This webcast demonstrates how pull-driven order fulfillment offers unprecedented flexibility and delivers lower order cycle times, increased service levels and potential cost savings over traditional push distribution operations.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 10, 2018
In its Santiago distribution center, Chile’s largest distributor of office supplies uses a three-level pick module, light-directed picking, conveyor and a high-speed shipping sorter to get orders out the door.

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