60 Seconds with Pieter Abbeel, professor at University of California Berkeley
March 9, 2018
Modern Materials Handling staff sat down with Pieter Abbeel to discuss the state of the robotics industry.
XPO Logistics Introduces Cloud-Based Warehouse Management Software Platform
March 5, 2018
WMx is geared towards mobile devices and paves the way for the "rapid development and integration of automation and robotics," said XPO Logistics.
Pearson Packaging Systems completes acquisition of Flexicell
March 2, 2018
Acquisition combines technical expertise in robotic automation and secondary packaging integration.
Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) / Inventory Management Technology: 6 Trends for the Modern Age
March 1, 2018
Here's how the next generation of warehouse and inventory management systems are evolving to help logistics operations operate more efficiently and improve their bottom lines in our brave, new digital...
2018 Warehouse/Distribution Center Equipment Survey: Automation & Robotics Lead Robust Outlook
March 1, 2018
Our annual survey reveals a bullish outlook for continued material handling investments, with enthusiasm extending into newer technologies such as robotics as well as warehouse control system software and the...
Modex 2018 Product Preview
February 28, 2018
The Supply Chain Group editorial team offers Logistics Management readers a preview of the latest warehouse and distribution center management equipment, automation and software products that will be introduced on...
Advanced Robotics Developments Produce Game-Changing Innovations for Material Handling Industry
February 6, 2018
Coupling the advances in computer vision with the increase in computing power and adding the advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence, robotic systems are becoming more capable every day...
State of Global Logistics: Delivering Above and Beyond
February 1, 2018
Industry experts agree that costs across all sectors worldwide will continue to rise in 2018, and the most successful shippers will be those that are able to mitigate their impact on...
Columbia Machine announces partnership with OTTO Motors
January 31, 2018
Manufacturer and integrator of robotic palletizers and load transfer station partners with supplier of autonomous vehicles.
Are Robots Going to Replace People in the Warehouse?
January 25, 2018
Are robots going to replace people in the warehouse? Robots are transforming warehouse environments and these changes are being driven by the need for speed, accuracy, the scarcity of labor,...
Vecna Robotics names CEO Daniel Patt, former head of DARPA Autonomy
January 17, 2018
New CEO believes material handling and logistics particularly susceptible to approaching "automation revolution."
MonarchFx, a division Of Tompkins International, partners with NFI
January 8, 2018
4PL and 3PL partner to open the first of five locations slated to open around the United States within the next six months.
IDC FutureScape predictions foretell rapid digital transformation for manufacturers and retailers
December 29, 2017
Older measures like productivity, quality, and service still apply, but digital transformation promises to 'change everything' about how manufacturers and retailers plan, procure and fulfill.
Year in review: 2017 System Reports
December 28, 2017
A look at Modern Materials Handling's 2017 cover stories highlights each company's unique journey and common goals.
Year in Review: Top materials handling news in 2017
December 28, 2017
The industry's momentum continues to build, even as it changes shape to adapt to technology; acquisitions across technology competencies have heralded the arrival of Consolidation 2.0, while automation and cybersecurity shake...
A3 report: North American automation market shattering records in 2017
December 27, 2017
Double-digit growth, in units and dollars, sets records in the areas of robotics, machine vision, motion control, and motor technology.
Cobot Technology Improves Safety and Increases Job Satisfaction
December 1, 2017
Etalex was looking to shift some of the more dangerous aspects of their production to robots. By using a UR10 to automate high-risk, repetitive tasks, they could boost safety without...
Robotic Automation to Supplant 800 Million Jobs Worldwide by 2030
November 30, 2017
As many as 800 million workers worldwide may lose their jobs to robots and automation by 2030, equivalent to more than a fifth of today's global labor force according to a new...
E-commerce and all it Entails has Given Birth to the Internet of Goods
November 28, 2017
Introducing the “Internet of Goods,” the rapid digitization of the production, sorting and movement of physical products.
NextGen Supply Chain: Time to pay attention to autonomous vehicles
November 22, 2017
Don't look for completely autonomous vehicles on your local roadways in the next few months unless you live in the Phoenix area. But do expect this unprecedented corporate R&D...