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A razor-sharp strategy for distribution
In a reversal of the usual chain of events, e-tailer Dollar Shave Club cut ties with its 3PL and built two automated DCs so it could take charge of its own fulfillment operations.
Dotcom Distribution opens new conveyor system
Hytrol and Conveyor Handling Co. build network for specialized e-commerce fulfillment.
Report: automated material handling market set for double-digit growth
Revenue could reach $41.56 billion by 2020, at 12.33 percent CAGR.
Report: conveyor systems market will grow to $7.6 billion by 2022
Growth driven by industrialization in emerging markets, rise of e-commerce in Europe.
For pharmaceutical DC, a healthy dose of automation
To assure that the right medications get to patients right away, Toho Pharmaceutical built a distribution center that is so highly automated most of the products processed there are never touched by human hands.
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.
Honeywell acquires Intelligrated for $1.5 billion
Move positions Honeywell to provide supply chain automation products for e-commerce and home delivery.
The most dangerous areas of your warehouse (and how to make them safer)
The warehouse can be a dangerous—even deadly—place to work. Here's a look at some of the common danger zones—and a few tips for reducing the hazards.
Beumer acquires Glidepath
Material handling vendor will expand baggage-tracking systems for airport market.
Equipment vendors aim to reduce product complexity
One of the hot trends at the Modex 2016 show in Atlanta: product design and technology that make it faster, easier, and less complicated to use and maintain material handling equipment.

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