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Going vertical: interview with David Egan
Going vertical: interview with David Egan
David Egan, head of industrial and logistics research for the Americas operation of real estate giant CBRE Group, says the future is looking up for industrial property, literally and figuratively.
The workers who came in from the cold
In the old days, workers at Thermo Fisher Scientific had to don cold suits and brave the freezer in order to fill orders. Thanks to a redesign featuring flow racks and "deli doors," that's no longer the case.
Casters inspire fight song
Historians find groovy tune (and logo) in company archives.
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Magic Johnson, MHI Industry Report highlight ProMat show
Industry vendors, users gather to find common ground at North America's largest materials handling show.
Five clever ways to cut your DC's electric bill
Today's whiz-bang automated handling systems may be revolutionizing your DC operations, but they're also running up your power bill. Here are some ways to ease the pain.
DHL Supply Chain to test collaborative robots
"Cobots" to be piloted for life sciences customer.
Fetch Robotics adds larger warehouse models
Autonomous material handling bots can carry maximum loads of 1,100 or 3,300 pounds.
Fast-paced automated DC meets growing grocer's need for speed
For a Japanese wholesaler, automated storage systems and other sophisticated technology speed up the distribution of food and household goods to the nation's biggest grocery chain.
6 River Systems rolls out mobile warehouse robot
Collaborative Fulfillment System (CFS) designed for split-case picking operations.
Toyota acquires Vanderlande for US$1.3 billion
Acquisition of Dutch company helps Toyota build one-stop shop for automated material handling solutions.

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