Facility and Material Handling System Design

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Everything is cool
Craft beer maker Ritual Brewing struggled with steamy conditions inside the California warehouse that doubles as its taproom. A giant ceiling fan brought relief to workers and customers alike.
Off and running
A consolidation and new automated storage equipment helped Puma North America add the speed it needs to meet escalating customer demands.
DHL continues e-commerce network investments
Firm says it will handle peak season with increased hiring, warehouse robotics.
That's the way the concrete floor crumbles
A frequently overlooked safety problem in your warehouse could be right beneath your nose (or your feet).
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.
Infographic: 10 ways to gain more space in your DC
Facing a space crunch? You may not have to move out or build out. Here are 10 ideas for getting the most from your existing facility.
REI's newest distribution center is a model of sustainability
It's known for selling gear and apparel for the great outdoors, but when it went to build its latest DC, REI turned its focus inward, creating a facility that is both ecofriendly and worker-friendly.
American Eagle DC spreads its wings
After initially handling e-commerce fulfillment, AE's Pennsylvania facility recently added store fulfillment to the mix. Here's a look at how it's all working out.
The driving force of automation
German auto parts supplier febi bilstein uses a set of sophisticated automated solutions to keep its customers' cars running right.
Automation: more to come
As the winds of the e-commerce sweep through the country, they're reshaping the distribution landscape ... and making automation worth a second look.

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