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A3 announces finalists in Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition
Winner will be announced at Automate 2017 and will recieve $10,000 cash prize.

UPS Drone Meets UPS Delivery Truck
UPS has announced that it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns...

Robotic Industries Association Report: 2016 breaks robot sales records
Q4 shipments grew 33% from the pervious year, with shipments of 8,825 robots valued at nearly half a billion dollars.

OTTO Motors to Supply Toyota Motor Manufacturing with Flexible Automation
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi will use the OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle for tire delivery in its assembly plant.

SencorpWhite names Chris Lingamfelter president of White Systems
Initial focus will be industrial storage and retrieval hardware and software business before expanding into integrated systems.

AlixPartners examines automation in manufacturing and logistics management
In a new “manufacturing outlook” report focusing on the automotive and industrial sectors, AlixPartners observes that many of the labor-cost advantages associated with near-shoring may be lost if companies fail...

FedEx Bets on Automation as it Prepares to Fend Off Uber and Amazon
The shipping giant is investing in autonomous trucks, and is interested in delivery robots and an Alexa app.

Other Voices: Building toward the factory of the future from the bottom up
Investments in robotics and automation can start in a single work cell.

Green Business Initiative Number 1: Automation
Going green means to practice certain actions in order to benefit the environment.

Analyze how your Warehouse can be Transformed with Automation
Consumers are continuously changing their preferences, demanding new and better products.

AGVs Roll into a New Role
Equipped with new sensors and smart software, automatic guided vehicles are pursuing and eliminating non-value-added movement of goods in warehouses and DCs.

Learn How to Make Smart Sortation Automation Decisions
Making smart automation decisions in today's fast-paced distribution center (DC) environments requires careful evaluation of all variables.

Amazon’s Drone Delivery from a Flying Warehouse
The e-commerce giant has been awarded a patent that describes a logistics technology it calls "airborne fulfillment center" which essentially is an airship that's capable of flying at altitudes of 45,000...

Year in Review: Top materials handling news in 2016
For all the political turmoil across the globe, 2016 was by all accounts very good for the supply chain, which saw acquisitions, investments, technological advancements and record growth.

Industrial robotics market expected to reach $41 billion according to new research report
Articulated robots are the largest segment, accounting for $12.97 billion following increasing usage in packaging and healthcare sectors. Food and beverage industry expected to post highest growth rate at 7%.

Why the Tech Giants are Focusing on Trucks and Ships
The high tech companies that have focused on ecommerce and fulfillment are expanding across the supply chain, leveraging vast amounts of capital to expand their future business.

From Click to Customer Delivery in 13 minutes, Amazon’s Prime Air Drone Trial Begins
Amazon has started a Prime Air drone delivery trial in the UK working with two shoppers who can now order their goods by drone, over time Amazon plans to expand...

FORTE and Power Automation Systems rebranded under Swisslog WDS
Swisslog Warehouse and Distribution Solutions acquired Forte in April 2015 and PAS in April 2016.

BMW Logistics Using Autonomous Transport Robots
The German auto manufacturer has launched a fleet of ten self-driving Smart Transport Robots to transport components through its logistics operations at its Wackersdorf plant.

KION completes its acquisition of Dematic
Earlier this month, the KION Group announced that it had successfully completed the acquisition of Dematic. In the announcement, Gordon Riske, chief executive officer of KION Group AG, said that...



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