Material Handling Articles

March—a time for material handling dreams
Later this month, more than 35,000 professionals will gather at Chicago's McCormick Place for a glimpse of the latest innovations in the logistics and supply chain management space.
KPM changes its fulfillment "landscape" with voice
Though the outdoor power equipment it sells is state of the art, small distributor KPM was making do with manual processes in its own operations. Then it discovered an affordable voice solution.
10 packaging line pitfalls ... and how to avoid them
Just one mistake on an automated packaging line can slow the whole operation down or even bring it to a halt. Here's how to keep that from happening.
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Seven trends shaping the future of material handling
Article in our sister publication, CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly, outlines how technology developments will influence how products move through the supply chain.
Video contributors show their creative side on DCV-TV
These video clips manage to make material handling equipment entertaining.
Fashion forward
In a departure from traditional practice, American Eagle Outfitters designed its new automated fulfillment center to handle both store replenishment and direct-to-consumer orders from the same inventory.
New uses for old pallets: "Build your own maze" edition
Volunteers at an Ohio elementary school designed and built a 3,828-square-foot maze out of shipping pallets and straw.
Colorful solution keeps material handling equipment in the right place
Simple but effective tactic stops trailers from "going AWOL."
Does the store backroom need to look like a DC?
As retail goes omnichannel, more vendors are filling online orders from stores. This has big implications for their backroom operations.
Battery sales manager gets a charge out of college football
When he's not selling lift truck battery chargers, Pat Bayers is out on the football field refereeing at Big Ten games.

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