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10 situations where automation makes sense
Whether it's saving space, boosting productivity, or slashing processing costs, the benefits of automation can make it a logical move. Here are some signs that your operation is ripe for automation.
Swisslog holds AutoStore users' conference
The conference marks the first time where North American users of this storage and retrieval technology have gathered.
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.

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