Material Handling Articles

Go with the flow to improve fulfillment in the DC
Waveless fulfillment systems create a continuous flow of orders through the distribution center, answering today's call for more nimble material handling solutions.

Kroger advances plan to partner with Ocado on e-grocery DCs
U.S. grocer to pick sites for first three facilities within weeks, go live with $113 million project within two years.

Rite-Hite introduces interior door control panel
Low-voltage panel also improves safety.

Sealed Air, Cubiscan team up to optimize packaging
Sales and marketing agreement aims to expand market reach and provide customers with better omnichannel packaging and shipping solutions, companies say.

Spotlight on ... dock equipment
Here are some recent product announcements that have crossed our editors' desks.

Baby, it's cold inside
Ocean Spray warehouse can freeze 79 million pounds of cranberries at a shot.

Toyota Forklifts launches new order picker model line-up
The company expanded its product line to help warehouse customer meet growing demands.

Developers experiment with multistory DCs as tight warehouse market drives high rents, CBRE says
Five multiple-story warehouses being marketed in U.S. as retailers strain to meet hot e-commerce demand in urban settings, firm says.

GTS launches battery service to avoid mid-shift power failures
Batteries-as-a-Service targets mobile devices including barcode scanners, two-way radios, portable printers.

Toyota calls for material handling research proposals
Submit ideas to Toyota by Dec. 15 for a chance at $500,000 in research funding.


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