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Thinking outside the boxes
After nearly four decades of growth, The Container Store's DC had reached its limits. That's when the retailer installed a high-performance automated fulfillment system that has reshaped its entire operation.
Square bottles cut down on packaging
Dow develops system for shipping chemicals without cardboard boxes.
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.
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.

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