ProductivitySLAMWorkforce

Offsetting Labor Shortages with SLAM

The labor shortage isn’t going anywhere soon and the costs to attract reliable labor continue to rise. In some cases, warehouses and manufacturers are paying $30 an hour and higher to entice employees. Even then, reliability of those high-paid workers ...
EducationProductivityRoboticsTechnologyWorkforce

Robotics – The Buyer’s Journey, Part II

Robotics systems can be one of the most daunting investments you’ll make, and the buying journey includes critical steps to reach a successful integration. You’ll want to find the right partner with the right solutions to create a well-prepared contract—one ...
Conveyor/SortationProductivityWorkforce

The CSS Member Value Committee

The CSS Member Value Committee Podcast: In this episode, guests Mike Drolet, Industry Development Manager- Logistics & Packaging at Murrelektronik Dennis Katterheinrich, Global Business Development – Logistics with Sumitomo Drive Technologies dive into the member value of one of MHI’s ...
Conveyor/SortationEducationProductivity

From Preventative to Predictive Maintenance of Automation

All material handling equipment needs regular maintenance to stay in top condition and for many years, preventative maintenance has been the ideal model for warehousing staffs to follow. It involves establishing a regular schedule for inspecting equipment and replacing components, ...
AS/RSEducationSafetyTechnologyWorkforce

Lights Out: The Role of ASRS

The concept of lights-out warehousing has been circulating in the material handling world for years. Yet, the exact concept varies depending on who you ask, as does the certainty that true lights-out operations is achievable. But one thing most material ...
EducationSolutions CommunityTechnology

Simulation and Emulation in Risk Management

You’ve decided it’s time for a new sortation system in an existing building. Perhaps a change in packaging sizes or types is leading you to reconfigure your conveying systems. Or perhaps you have a greenfield project underway. In any case, ...
EducationSolutions CommunityTechnology

Mitigating Risk with Simulation and Emulation

You’ve decided it’s time for a new sortation system in an existing building. Perhaps a change in packaging sizes or types is leading you to reconfigure your conveying systems. Or perhaps you have a greenfield project underway. In any case, ...
Solutions CommunityTechnology

Digitization of Intralogistics

For years, the term “Internet of things,” was the buzzword of choice, making the rounds at trade shows and in supply chain partnerships. While the term has evolved into the “digitization of intralogistics,” in its simplest form, the concept remains ...
ProductivitySLAMTechnology

Introducing SLAM, MHI’s newest Industry Group

The newest industry group to fall under the MHI umbrella is the SLAM group, focused on scanning, labeling, application, and manifesting of outbound customer shipments. Like other industry groups within MHI, the newly formed group will be focused on an ...
Conveyor/SortationProductivityTechnologyWorkforce

Large Parcel Shipping is Growing

For the past couple of decades, parcel shipping automation was limited to the low-hanging fruit—small- and medium-sized parcels. These packages, whether Amazon products, mailers, or consumer goods, passed through distribution centers in high volumes. They still do, especially since the ...