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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.
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.
Fast-paced automated DC meets growing grocer's need for speed
For a Japanese wholesaler, automated storage systems and other sophisticated technology speed up the distribution of food and household goods to the nation's biggest grocery chain.
WMS puts a charge into electrical distributor's operations
Moving to a warehouse management system and scanners has improved picking speed and accuracy at Becker Electric Supply.
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.
Batteries and chargers: something new under the sun
Two product categories that haven't changed much in the last 10 years—batteries and chargers for lift trucks and mobile devices—are undergoing a transformation.
Cruze control
Producing a car a minute requires coordination, split-second timing, and a lot of behind-the-scenes support. Here's how GM keeps the Chevrolet Cruze assembly lines humming.
Scanners get a new image
Falling camera prices trigger a shakeup in auto ID world, with the old 1-D laser bar-code readers giving way to sophisticated image-based scanners.
Stylized picking
New order processing carts make fast work of order picking at Salon Service Group.
Inventory counting on the go
Want to make cycle counting faster and more efficient? Mobile technology could be the answer.

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