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A hot new system for cold storage
A hot new system for cold storage
When it outgrew its main production and distribution facility, Mydibel, a Belgian producer of frozen potato products, built an automated high-bay warehouse with a state-of-the-art storage and retrieval system.
WMS puts a charge into electrical distributor's operations
Moving to a warehouse management system and scanners has improved picking speed and accuracy at Becker Electric Supply.
Wearable scanner sales forecast to triple by 2021
Honeywell and Zebra could profit from demand for warehousing, manufacturing, and transportation applications, ABI Research says.
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Wrapping up savings
For Surtech Industries, an orbital wrapper has eliminated the need to manually wrap oversized metal goods.
Drones! What are they good for?
A lot more than just package delivery, says one expert.
Power to the people! interview with Brian Devine
Forget the robots. The outlook for manual labor in the DC hasn't been this bright in years, says staffing expert Brian Devine.
What does Honeywell want?
The entire warehouse—or so it would seem if its rumored $3 billion buyout of software firm JDA becomes reality.
For pharmaceutical DC, a healthy dose of automation
To assure that the right medications get to patients right away, Toho Pharmaceutical built a distribution center that is so highly automated most of the products processed there are never touched by human hands.
Vertical conveyors increase safety, save time for drug wholesaler
Instead of using forklifts, a New Jersey pharmaceutical DC chose a vertical conveyor to raise materials from floor level to a mezzanine.
AS/RS keeps the bottles flowing for distribution center
Automated storage and retrieval systems aren't common in bottling operations, but an AS/RS has helped increase efficiency and reduce damage at The Glenmore Distillery's Kentucky DC.

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