Introduced two years ago, SDI Systems' Joey Pouch Sorter makes use of powered systems to transport, sort, accumulate, and buffer items in the distribution center. The system uses pouches to handle a variety of individual items and incorporates loading stations, an intermediate storage buffer, and a feed to packing stations. This year, the company updated the Joey Pouch Sorter by automating the system's induct and unload functions. Instead of an operator's having to load and unload, the system can load the pouches as well as unload products into an automatic packing machine. According to SDI CEO Krish Nathan, the Joey Pouch Sorter increases production and accuracy. "To me, it's the ultimate solution to e-commerce," he said.