Conference Reports

Cubic Designs showcases enhancements driven by demands of food and beverage sector

Building IT-savvy labor force biggest challenge for material handling executives, Deloitte-MHI study says
Hiring, retaining skilled workers seen as "very" or "extremely" challenging.

Voxware shows Intellestra supply chain analytics tool

Honeywell shows connected worker technology suite with voice, display, and scanning

JDA shows off omnichannel tool array, including mobile platforms and parcel manifesting

Ceiling fan maker MacroAir unveils LED lighting for industrial fan line

Apex rolls out locker management system for devices; smart-bin technology for inventory replenishment, control

IBS and Optricity announce strategic technology partnership

Kion Group's Linde lift truck brand set for major expansion in North America

Manhattan Associates upgrades tools to manage e-commerce inventory flows

Muller rolls out new economical stretch wrapper

Newcastle Systems has the right chemistry

Opex presents Perfect Pick

It's a pallet! It's a dolly! No, it’s the Pally!

Sealed Air looks to help customers reduce waste

Witron highlights its OFS fulfillment system

Cimcorp establishes U.S. corporate presence with office in Atlanta suburb of Norcross

Westfalia sees boom in interest in warehouse technology solutions

Modula rolls out enhancement to laser light technology

Ambaflex to focus on energy, elevation, and heavier loads in spiral conveyor design, president says

Wildeck debuts new family of tough guard rails

Rack company Hannibal Industries invests in robotics, IT

Ametek's TruBid system accurately measures battery charge

Rite-Hite dock door product counts down to safety

New Toshiba thermal printer prints double-sided labels

HighJump supply chain execution software now runs on any commercial platform

Clearpath Robotics displays Otto self-driving vehicles for material handling

PosiCharge ProCore battery charger can be controlled with easy-to-use smartphone app

Zebra displays rugged scanners, wireless sensors

CHEP moves beyond the pallet

Beumer puts a new spin on sorting

Swisslog buys pallet shuttle storage company PAS

Vanderlande unveils its Adapto shuttle

Wavelink shows off Speakeasy and Velocity mobile warehouse computing tools

Intralox redefines nonconveyables

REB Storage provides first aid for damaged racks

SSI Schaefer presents a cost effective and compact shuttle system

TopVox shows Lydia voice and smartwatch picking suite

Hydrogen fuel cell provider Nuvera touts synergies with parent Hyster-Yale

Locus Robotics unveils collaborative robot for piece-picking DCs

Plug Power rebrands, expands into Europe

Cisco opens Houston innovation center to develop new supply chain technology
Company may market solutions to outside firms, executive says.

Forte identifies four megatrends for the distribution center

Intelligrated introduces maintenance management software, WES platform for e-commerce

Tecsys launches OneSprint WMS for small and midsize businesses

Ridg-U-Rak sees strong rack growth in second half of 2016

Mercurygate launches MercuryProcure, allowing shippers to negotiate bids with carriers

SDI borrows new concept from a kangaroo

Presto Lifts rolls out powered pallet trucks

IAM Robotics unveils piece picking robot for e-commerce warehouses

Packsize thinks "outside of the box"

Versatile new Hyster truck series to be offered at a lower cost of acquisition and ownership

Cognex launches rugged, vision-based barcode reader using consumer smartphones

Numina Group releases Web-based dashboard for WCS/WES, adds 3-D camera to carton shipping system

Yale showcases self-guided end-rider pallet truck, RFID-based remote vehicle controls

Frazier Ergo Series racks go deep

ACT's new battery chargers take a quantum leap forward

Big Ass Fans creates a stir at Modex

Kardex Remstar introduces more modular design for its horizontal carousel

Lenze Americas' modular design, wireless software transmission enable "plug and play" updates for motors

DMLogic displays STEPLogic software tool for personalizing WMS platforms

AutoGuide debuts short-frame tunneling AGV, new guidance technology for tugger

SI Systems rolls out broad domestic inserter system

Lucas launches Dynamic Work Optimization tool to cut DC picking travel

Hytrol unveils new sorter for small items

Dematic's boss sees "unprecedented" growth in North America, forecasts more acquisitions

Fortna focuses on the people side of change

Interroll rolls out new modular conveyor platform

Knapp sortation solution turns warehouse workers into "pick pockets"

Raymond announces one-screen, multifunctional display for telematics information and three new lift truck models

Sensors will identify malfunctioning equipment, allowing it to fix itself, futurist says
In addition, private satellites will let companies monitor operations through aerial images, founder of X Prize Foundation predicts.