System Report

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 Bob Trebilcock · November 12, 2018
Just months before the start of the 2016 holiday season, one of Gap Inc.’s distribution centers was destroyed by fire. Here’s the story of how resilience and innovation saved the day.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 12, 2018
Gap Inc.’s Gallatin facility was designed to rapidly fill e-commerce orders while minimizing handling.
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 · October 9, 2018
Luxottica’s Georgia logistics hub optimizes the fulfillment of eyewear, including prescription glasses,apparel and accessories in a three-level warehouse.
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.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 13, 2018
Lift trucks, voice-enabled picking and WMS-directed task interleaving make for efficient order fulfillment.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 10, 2018
The leader in Hispanic food and beverage products puts a variety of lift trucks and racks to work in its distribution centers, including a special Goya spec truck.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 10, 2018
At its Hannover, Germany, facility, e-commerce logistics provider Arvato SCM Solutions is using pouch sortation technology to speed orders to market and dramatically reduce its returns processing time for a fashion leader. System Report for Arvato SCM Solutions.
By Mike Levans · June 18, 2018
As more Automatic Data Capture (ADC) technology is being put to work, we see more innovation unfold.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 11, 2018
With two automated storage and retrieval systems, the manufacturer of India’s best-selling brand of spices has made the leap from manual to automated processes.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 11, 2018
AS/RS and STV technology brought a new level of accuracy and productivity to Everest. Take a look at the technology in place to drive these improvements.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 17, 2018
Conventional warehousing tools plus bar code scanning and voice have streamlined a beer distribution warehouse.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 13, 2018
Here’s how one of the world’s largest 3PLs is looking to tomorrow’s innovative technologies, including heads-up display and robotics, to transform its operations today.

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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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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...