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Order Picking Strategies
When it comes to a picking strategy, there isn’t a one size fits all.

Going to town with fulfillment at Parts Town
A fast-growing leader in critical OEM parts for the food service industry is using goods-to-person robotic picking to meet customer service requirements.

Verity raises $32 million to accelerate rollout of autonomous inventory drone system
Verity’s inventory tracking system uses autonomous indoor drones to drive what it calls "zero-error" warehouses for 3PLs, retailers, and manufacturers.

Smart Forklift Technology for Reliable Automated Inventory Tracking
Discover the power of automated inventory tracking with Smart Forklift Technology – making your business operations more efficient, cost-effective and reliable.

Wireless Mobility: Ready for the next leg up
Widely used inside the four walls, wireless mobile devices from scanners and printers to tablets are a strong player in facility productivity. Recent advances ensure that they’ll become increasingly valuable to workflows and throughput efficiencies.

Three keys to next-level inventory control
The last couple of years have been tumultuous for supply chains, with inventory control tending to suffer. But operations can regain control over inventory accuracy and planning, and perhaps enhance it, through methods and technologies that include computer vision, WMS upgrades and a newer generation of AI-based planning solutions.

Let’s hear it for good inventory - on the Talking Supply Chain Podcast
Larry Lapide explains why he’s a fan of inventory, especially good inventory on this episode of Talking Supply Chain.

AGVs set new standards for inventory transportation
One of the four modes of mobile automation, guided vehicles are ready to improve their flexibility and adapt more readily to changes in real-time conditions.

The keys to Distribution Order Management (DOM) success
Distributed order management software centers on fulfillment rules and order routing logic, but DOM can also expose promise dates and shipping options with integration to front end e-commerce systems. Understanding the power of DOM’s enterprise view of inventory, its integration mechanisms and its dynamic rules engines are part of effective distributed order fulfillment.

Rethinking racking
From materials shortages to labor shortages, the racking industry is helping customers make the most of their cube.

Voice stands tall in the warehouse
A market that’s growing at a rate of 14.7% annually, the voice picking sector continues to innovate to meet the needs of today’s warehouses and distribution centers.

A new day for warehouse & distribution
Customer requirements are evolving. So are distribution centers and the technologies that support them.

How to find the right order fulfillment solution
This infographic will guide you through the five most important considerations when evaluating an order fulfillment solution.

2022: Tracking the evolution of fulfillment
While the stories this month delve into a few unique niches of materials handling, it’s fascinating to see that the current operations environment is the common denominator.

Overstocks, Stockouts and Backorders, Oh My!
This business guide explores how accurate inventory forecasting and planning can improve your inventory control, customer satisfaction and overall business success.

September 2023 Modern Materials Handling

Providers of automated packaging and carton right-sizing solutions have thrived by offering systems that deliver on labor and parcel shipment savings— now they’re looking to further evolve by looking to use lighter materials and support flexible “box-first” workflows.

Latest Resources

Conveying Strategies for Robotic Applications: How to Maximize Throughput
This webinar will discuss the recent development of embedding motion-control technology into conveyors to enable packages to be correctly presented to a robot so that throughput of the manual task that the robot has been assigned to perform is maximized.
Improve safety and ergonomics with code-compliant stairs
Outside the Box: Why parcel shippers are suddenly focusing on packing
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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.