Lightning Pick

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 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.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 17, 2017
Confronting an aging materials handling system and new channels of business with new customer expectations, Rocky Brands installed a put-to-light and sortation system to ramp up fulfillment.
By Roberto Michel · April 5, 2016
Lighting Pick, a brand of Matthews Automation Solutions (Booth 1037), highlighted a put-to-light system called LP Put that has the software capability to integrate smoothly with solutions such as auto baggers, said Joe Pelej, marketing manager, at a Tuesday press conference.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2016
Marshall Retail Group packed a lot of automation into a compact space to replenish a network of 160 retail locations. The result: lower fulfillment costs, faster inventory turns and room to grow.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2016
At 64,000 square feet, MRG’s Las Vegas distribution center uses processes and automation typically associated with much larger facilities.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2015
eBay Enterprise’s Kentucky distribution campus puts a premium on flexible processes and absolute speed to the customer for e-commerce fulfillment.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2015
Tilt tray sortation, RF picking and a light-directed put wall are the tools that speed orders out the door at eBay Enterprise’s Kentucky fulfillment centers.
By Bridget McCrea · July 1, 2015
A look at what’s new in voice, mobile and pick-to-light technology for today’s warehouses and distribution centers.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2014
Company consolidates six facilities into one while reducing the number of pickers by 60%.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2014
The first generation of light systems sought to improve accuracy; the second generation enhanced speed; and we’re now entering the third, which is all about efficiency.
By Sara Pearson Specter · March 1, 2014
Today’s tuggers and carts have evolved to the point where they can be flexibly engineered to support some, or all, of a manufacturing facility’s handling needs.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2013
The handbag and accessories maker’s new DC was designed to handle store replenishment, wholesale distribution and direct-to-consumer sales under one roof.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2013
Vera Bradley makes the most of pick-to-light and put-to-light methodologies to optimize order fulfillment.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2013
Rooted in increasingly complex software, the concept of pick-to-light has moved well beyond the pick and is now capable of relaying an array of information to workers throughout the fulfillment process.

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From the December 2018 Modern Materials Handling Issue
EDC brought in a WMS, lights, powered conveyor and sortation to write a new chapter in the book distributor’s distribution story.
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