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How to avoid a DIM future
Don't panic. Parcel dim weight pricing is coming, but there are things you can do to skirt parcel Armageddon.
R is for "robot": interview with Tom Bonkenburg
We're likely to see more robots in DCs within the decade. But Tom Bonkenburg says the first wave will probably look a lot more like driverless forklifts than R2-D2 or C-3PO.
Muratec acquires Finnish firm Cimcorp Oy
Transaction combines robotics, warehouse automation.
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What to think about when you think about omnichannel
Looking to join the omnichannel revolution? Here are some things you need to consider.
How to beat the high cost of forklift, pallet truck ownership
With equipment prices on the rise, analyst offers tips for holding operating costs down.
Zoned in
Looking to stay on top of your order fulfillment game? Zone routing offers the benefits of goods-to-person picking at a fraction of the cost.
Problem: Turning a hot, dusty warehouse into a cool, clean work environment
At M. Block & Sons' warehouse, high temperatures and humidity were slowing down the Keurig K-Cup packaging process, which requires a temperature-controlled environment. An insulated modular wall system turned the sweltering space into a clean and cool environment.
Transportation and warehousing sector failed to join September's job-creation party, data show
Monthly payrolls report said transport, warehousing added 1.9 percent more jobs last month than in August.
Warehouse, DC labor crunch approaching crisis levels at worst time, survey finds
ProLogistix reports tightest job market since 2007.
The big and small of storage
One company wanted a better way to store and retrieve heavy pallet loads, while another needed a system for handling tiny electronic components. The answer for both? An AS/RS.

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