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Georgia students bring AR to the DC
Cutting-edge picking technology speeds up the process of locating items in a warehouse.
Foldable shipping containers cut costs and carbon
"4Fold" container could make repositioning empty shipping containers cheaper and more efficient.
A natural fit
As sales skyrocketed, a Japanese specialty skincare and nutrition company needed a better method for processing 4 million shipments a month. The natural solution: automated systems.
22 million SKUs? No problem
Tracking and handling millions of new and used industrial parts might sound like the ultimate inventory challenge. But Radwell International's automated storage system makes easy work of it
Right-size boxes make cents
Custom boxes might sound expensive. But for one electronics distributor, an investment in box-making equipment brought all kinds of savings.
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.
Retailers cut operating costs with "precycling"
Sealed Air urges companies to consider entire supply chain when choosing packaging.
Shoebox gains second life as 3-D llama
Zappos launches campaign to encourage customers to reuse the cardboard containers they receive in the mail.
Six-pack case builder speeds craft beer to market
New packaging machine addresses the tedious, labor-intensive work of hand-erecting four- and six-pack carriers and master shipping cases.
Cruze control
Producing a car a minute requires coordination, split-second timing, and a lot of behind-the-scenes support. Here's how GM keeps the Chevrolet Cruze assembly lines humming.

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