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A return to productivity
A return to productivity
The Popken Fashion Group modernized its returns center to accommodate growth in e-commerce orders and an accompanying increase in shipments and returns. The result? A 30-percent productivity improvement in its Rastede, Germany, facility.
Square bottles cut down on packaging
Dow develops system for shipping chemicals without cardboard boxes.
Material handling firm acquired by owner of Minnesota Twins
Baseball team's holding company buys PaR Systems.
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Which dimensioning system is right for you?
Dimensioning systems come in an array of types and sizes these days. Here are some guidelines for figuring out what's the best fit for your operation.
Rockwell acquires Scottish vendor of image sensors
Odos Imaging will add to Rockwell's material handling and dimensioning products, firm says.
Planning a new DC in a narrow footprint
With a wide array of styles, sizes, and widths, shoes can be surprisingly challenging from a distribution perspective. Clarks solved the problem by rebooting its entire DC operation with high-speed automated equipment—all in a 450,000-square-foot area.
Fetch Robotics raises $25 million for warehouse robots
Material handling bots can help DCs balance e-commerce growth with labor shortages, firm says.
Lineage Logistics acquires eight warehouses south of downtown L.A.
Parcel, spread out over city blocks, acquired from U.S. Growers Cold Storage.
DHL continues e-commerce network investments
Firm says it will handle peak season with increased hiring, warehouse robotics.
Schaefer Systems International expands North Carolina HQ
Material handling provider will hire 200 engineers to serve clients with rising e-commerce volume and warehouse labor shortages.

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