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Automated packaging makes noise at Crutchfield
A leader in the home audio distribution space, Crutchfield is using on-demand packaging to get packages out the door and to save on labor and packaging costs.

How mobile robots boost productivity
While autonomous mobile robots can reduce the labor requirement that warehouse operators often struggle to fill, in many cases, AMRs are deployed to work alongside humans—­not in place of them. Find out why a Lockheed Martin warehouse that fills orders for aviation parts deployed mobile robots, and how they’re viewed as helpers by their human co-workers.

Automation Study: The State of Automation
As automation makes its way into more warehouses and DCs, a growing number of companies told Modern they’re looking to upgrade existing or add new equipment and software over the next two years.

Quiet Logistics: Robotic-enabled picking comes to the fore
Mobile robotics reduce the travel time associated with order fulfillment.

Dansko: Distinctive distribution
When Dansko designed a new distribution center, it went for efficiency, growth and a system as unique as its brand.

Dankso: Optimized storage and fast picking
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.

Materials handling: The tide turns
Materials handling ain't glamorous, but a recent Amazon deal shows just how far we've come

New Robotics Roadmap presented to congress
Roadmap summarizes the strategic importance of robotics and automation technologies to manufacturing industries in the U.S. economy.

Year in Review: Top materials handling news in 2012
Big acquisitions, a precarious economy and some new players change the landscape heading into 2013.

Automation: Intelligrated aims at growth
Cole says new backing will fund the expansion of services and markets

Amazon/Kiva deal: Wow!
Amazon pays $775 million for Kiva. What else is there to say?

Amazon.com to acquire Kiva Systems
Amazon.com, Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Kiva Systems, a developer of mobile-robotic solutions that automate eCommerce order fulfillment and warehouse operations, for $775 million.

Kiva Systems makes Fast Company list of innovative companies
Kiva Systems, a developer of mobile-robotic solutions that automate eCommerce order fulfillment and warehouse operations, was ranked No. 23 in Fast Company Magazine's recent list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies.

Modex 2012: Kiva awarded ISO 9001 certificate
Kiva Systems (Booth 2500) announced it has implemented and met the standards for ISO 9001 certification, encompassing the areas of solution design, testing, manufacturing, consulting, services delivery and technology support of software, firmware and hardware.

Equipment 101: Automatic guided vehicles basics
Built with a number of variable components, automatic guided vehicles are flexible, versatile unmanned solutions that can safely and efficiently move product around your facility.


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.