Facility and Material Handling System Design

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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.
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.
Intelligrated names new leader for China operations
Material handling systems company continues global expansion.
High spirits
Wine and spirits distributor RNDC found the answer to its space crunch—and throughput woes—in an innovative new DC that features mezzanines and state-of-the-art conveyors.
eBook offers pro tips for warehouse safety
Lantech guide looks at ways to prevent accidents and optimize work flow.
LEED or follow?
While there are advantages to becoming certified for your environmental efforts, you can still reap the same benefits without the official stamp of approval.

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