AlixPartners examines automation in manufacturing and logistics management
February 7, 2017
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...
Green Business Initiative Number 1: Automation
January 30, 2017
Going green means to practice certain actions in order to benefit the environment.
Analyze how your Warehouse can be Transformed with Automation
January 30, 2017
Consumers are continuously changing their preferences, demanding new and better products.
AGVs Roll into a New Role
January 17, 2017
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
January 16, 2017
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
December 29, 2016
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
December 23, 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.
Why the Tech Giants are Focusing on Trucks and Ships
December 18, 2016
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
December 14, 2016
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
November 29, 2016
Swisslog Warehouse and Distribution Solutions acquired Forte in April 2015 and PAS in April 2016.
BMW Logistics Using Autonomous Transport Robots
November 18, 2016
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
November 14, 2016
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...
How Third-Party Logistics Bid on New Proposals
November 9, 2016
Consumer demands are transforming supply chains, and a successful third-party logistics provider must be a partner in its customers' transformations, the result: a substantial increase in services and capabilities.
System Report: Whirlpool puts mobile robots to work
November 8, 2016
In Whirlpool Corp.'s Clyde, Ohio, factory, mobile robots have automated the delivery of parts to the line. The result is a more consistent, efficient and safer operation.
Mölnlycke uses new system to transport and palletize SKUs
October 19, 2016
Robotic palletizing improves healthcare manufacturer's efficiency and ergonomics as its production volumes rise.
GE, Caterpillar invest in Clearpath Robotics
October 17, 2016
iNovia Capital, Caterpillar Ventures, GE Ventures and previous investors invest $30 million to expand Clearpath's new OTTO Motors division's development of indoor, self-driving materials handling vehicles.
Behind the Honeywell Acquisition of Intelligrated
October 11, 2016
The combination brings together automation, data collection and edge sensors with a global presence.
L’Oreal: To Automate or Not to Automate
October 6, 2016
Like many global companies, L'Oreal is facing new demands from its customers in a dynamic market; robotic layer picking and slotting software are two of the tools the health and...
Much ado about Amazon, as usual
October 4, 2016
An ongoing question among supply chain stakeholders, when it comes to global e-commerce bellwether Amazon, continues to be just how far it will spread its wings in terms of expanding...
Transforming Logistics with Artificial Intelligence
September 29, 2016
DHL's 2016 Logistics Trend Radar report says that worldwide supply chains are beginning to undergo a fundamental transformation as more “artificial intelligence” is deployed to handle both the domestic and international...