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Perpetual Power Comes for AMRs
Warehouse operators looking to find even more uptime for their mobile robots may have an option as CaPow enters the U.S. market. The perpetual motion power company says its system can provide 100% uptime with on-the-go charging.
Emerging AI Regulatory Ecosystems: Implications for Businesses and Regulators
While many countries have implemented national AI strategies, not all countries and territories take the same approach to AI governance and regulation. Different approaches are connected to a country's existing institutions, including culture and value systems and economic considerations, e...
New Goods-to-Robot Systems Take E-Fulfillment to the Next Level
Over two decades ago, the internet made its way into households, retail, and manufacturing environments, providing a foundation for commerce to occur in a more rapid and convenient fashion; since then, ecommerce has undoubtedly become the platform of choice for...
Precise Fine Positioning for Single and Double-Deep Racking
SICK’s new Rack Fine Positioning app and InspectorP 2D vision sensor provides a more efficient method to accomplish fine positioning tasks.

Automation Resources

Unlocking the Benefits of a Microservices Based WMS for Warehouse Automation
Discover Pivotree's WMS solution, a modular, microservices-based WMS that gives organizations the flexibility to automate operations, address business...
Sparck Technologies’ Ecommerce Automated Packaging Solution
As the largest ecommerce food service equipment and supplies dealer in the nation, WebstaurantStore’s mission is to...

Automation News

Direct to Customer vs Reaching Customer via DCs
By working with solution providers with a deep understanding of technology and business processes companies can realize their grand vision of D2C and gain competitive advantage.

On Demand Webinar: Calculating the Impact of Automation in your Operations
Calculating the cost impact of automation on your operations can help persuade management it’s time for a change. In just 30 minutes you'll walk away with tools to show your management team why you need automation and exactly what automated technologies such as vertical buffer modules, vertical lift modules, vertical carousel modules and horizontal carousel modules can do for your operations.

Warehouse Order Picking Methods
Harnessing warehouse technology to automate order picking and address warehouse inefficiencies.

Batch Picking Vs Wave Picking – What is what?
The differences between batch picking and wave picking, and when to use each one.

Warehouse Practices Analyzed for Operations Overhaul
Addverb Technologies' client replaces its distributor model by directly serving the retail outlets from its own warehouse.

Industry 4.0 – Driving India to a $5 Trillion Economy
The logistics industry in India has had significant growth in performance since 2014; with the right combination of various government initiatives, eliminated inefficiencies in the logistics sector, rapid adoption of automation and data analytics, India will bring more money into its economy.

End to End Solution Automates Snack Brand Operations
Addverb Technologies creates automation solution, utilizing robotic packaging for product line.

Five Trends Shaping E-Grocery Fulfillment in 2022
The top five trends based on our work with industry leaders who have successful MFCs and EFCs operating today.

Take the Next Step on Your Digital Transformation Journey
In this podcast we discuss how warehouse/DC managers can take the next steps along a transformation journey, that will lead to optimized data capture, improved visibility, more productivity, and safer automated operations.

The E-Grocery Automation Playbook
In this playbook, we outline the path to automation and share how industry leaders have navigated the challenges as they implemented and expanded automated fulfillment to support e-grocery growth.

Justifying the Cost of Your Automation Project
This white paper dives into how to properly evaluate the cost savings of an AS/RS considering site conditions, labor requirements, inventory accuracy and control, throughput, ROI and unknown costs.

Flexible Palletizing System for a Labor Constrained World
What if you could get away from that large, centralized palletizer fed by a maze of fixed conveyor that too often seems in the way? A palletizing robotic system can make that a reality.

Solving the $120 Billion eCommerce Returns Problem with AI Robotic Automation
A new AI-enabled Reverse Logistics solution helps eCommerce retailers and 3PLs accelerate the resale of returned goods by reducing the processing time up to 25% with robotic automation.

9 Key Questions to Finding the Right Automated Storage and Retrieval Solution
Utilize vertical space to robustly and securely handle the complexities of moving and storing payloads.

Reduce Equipment Failure and Downtime with Proper Climate Control for Enclosures
In this fourth and final installment of our Need for Speed Series, we set out to help warehouse/DC automation and IT engineers better understand the role that climate controlled industrial and IT enclosures play.

Seven Types of Warehouse Robots: Considerations for Leveraging Robots in the DC
In this article, learn about the seven types of warehouse robots and their benefits, use cases and challenges, providing a framework for how to think about leveraging robots in distribution operations.

Optimized efficiencies in Design and Build for Industrial Enclosures
In this third installment of our Need for Speed Series, we define some of the challenges automation and IT engineers are now facing as they race to meet this need for speed.

Implementing Warehouse Automation in Brownfield Sites
The leading technologies that should be considered for brownfield automation and presents the Swisslog approach to implementing automation in brownfield sites.

What is Intelligent Automation and How Does it Benefit My Business Now and into the Future?
Intelligent Automation is the convergence of ‘smart’ technologies with automated processes to elevate business process automation and helps businesses to automate their business processes and integrate with intelligent technologies.

Intelligent Process Automation: Unlocking True Digital Transformation
In this report, IDC’s Neil Ward-Dutton discusses key topics including why Intelligent Process Automation should sit at the heart of any digital transformation strategy – including how it supports RPA and AI initiatives.

Featured Companies

Ferretto Group
Ferretto Group is a leading European company that designs and manufacture in Italy an array of Material Handling and Storage solutions. With a proven history of innovation and service excellence for more than 50 years, Ferretto Group exports its solutions to…
Baldor Electric
Baldor Electric Company is a leading marketer, designer and manufacturer of energy-saving industrial electric motors, mechanical power transmission products, and adjustable speed drives. The company was founded on the premise that a better motor is one that uses less electricity,…
Carter Control Systems
Carter Control Systems, CCS is a leading provider of automated material handling and industrial automation solutions to customers around the country. Headquartered in Frederick, MD, we provide a full range of equipment, controls and software that helps customers address all…
DMLogic helps clients reach the highest levels of productivity and efficiency within the four walls of the warehouse from design to implementation to support. Ranging from prescription drugs to auto parts, DMLogic creates a flawless flow of identification, sorting, tracking,…
Bastian Solutions
Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company, is a trusted supply chain integration partner committed to providing their clients a competitive advantage by designing and delivering world-class distribution and production solutions.
The BEUMER Group is an international leader in the manufacture of intralogistics for conveying, loading, palletising, packaging, sortation and distribution technology. Together with Crisplant a/s and Enexco Teknologies India Limited the BEUMER Group employs about 3,200 people and achieves an…
SDI is a comprehensive Logistics, Consulting, Engineering, Materials Handling, Warehouse Managements, Software, and Integration Company. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, SDI Industries also has offices in Mexico, South America and India to address your logistical needs. Solutions provided to our…
ABB Robotics
ABB robots enable customers to implement efficient manufacturing systems that sustainably produce high-quality products. The company’s range of products and solutions for lean manufacturing cover the range from body-in-white to the final assembly of complete car bodies. They improve…
Accellos and HighJump Software, each leading global providers of supply chain management software and trading partner network technology, have merged, creating a market leader with 11,000 customers in 23 countries with operations in North America, Asia and Europe. The merged company will…
Locus Robotics
Leveraging years of direct warehouse operations experience and deep firsthand knowledge of warehouse robotics, Locus Robotics Corporation has engineered a new approach to mission critical fulfillment operations. The Locus solution delivers greater throughput, reduced costs and unparalleled flexibility in moving…
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Featured Downloads

Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
This guide provides an in-depth analysis of the potential of various resources available in a warehouse and how they can be utilized...
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
A whitepaper on supply chain insights gleaned at the LEED-certified gold Cleveland transportation and sustainability summit.

20 Warehouse & Distribution Center Best Practices for Your Supply Chain
20 Warehouse & Distribution Center Best Practices for Your Supply Chain
In this guide, we picked the brains of our supply chain engineers to find ways to improve warehouse and distribution center efficiency...
SOLOCHAIN WMS plus a Guide to Warehouse Management Systems
SOLOCHAIN WMS plus a Guide to Warehouse Management Systems
In these 2 'papers' Solochain WMS, we detail Manufacturing Execution System capabilities and Generix's portfolio of SCM solutions to manage all distribution logistics,...
Supply Chain Outlook: What to Expect Near-Future
Supply Chain Outlook: What to Expect Near-Future
An investigation into how supply chains have changed, where they are heading, and how you can prepare.