AS/RSTechnology

Automated Storage Systems And Cold Chain Distribution: The COVID Effect

When the coronavirus pandemic reached U.S. shores in January 2020 and a large percentage of the country found itself sheltering in place over the subsequent months, consumers rapidly shifted to online shopping. Among the industries most impacted, the food and ...
Conveyor/SortationRobotics

Key Areas, Considerations For Integrating Robotics And Automation With Conveyor ...

While high competition for scarce warehouse and distribution labor — and the subsequent rise in wages — had already prompted more operations to investigate robotic and automation solutions to augment their current workforce, COVID-19 compelled many companies to adopt those ...
Solutions CommunityWorkforce

Six Ways Automation Addresses Old And New Labor Issues

Staffing distribution centers and warehouses was challenging even before COVID-19 emerged in 2020, as unemployment rates have remained historically low over the past several years while competition for scarce workers drove wages increasingly higher. With the onset of the pandemic ...
MAGTechnology

Mobile Autonomous Vehicles: Comparing On-Premise To Cloud-Based Hosting Options

When investing in a mobile autonomous vehicle (MAV) system — such as a fleet of automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) or autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) — warehouse operators increasingly have the choice of hosting the fleet management, monitoring, analytics, and control ...
Conveyor/SortationTechnology

Key Considerations When Transitioning From Bulk To Singulated Parcel Flow

With the exponential growth in e-commerce and direct-to-consumer parcel shipments, more carriers’ shipping and handling facilities are assessing a change in their current conveyance and sortation equipment and processes. Making the shift from bulk parcel flow (an unorganized mix of ...
RoboticsWorkforce

Social Distancing In The Warehouse Made Easier With Robotics

Warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) utilizing social distancing (and other) policies to safeguard the health and well-being of their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to continue to do so even after widespread vaccinations tamp down on coronavirus. That’s ...
Conveyor/SortationEducation

CSS To Host ProMatDX 2021 Education Session Focused On Virtual ...

Since nobody has yet created a reliable crystal ball for predicting the future, the members of the Conveyor & Sortation Systems (CSS) industry group of MHI will share insights into a viable option — virtual simulation software — during a ...
EducationMAG

Learn About Mobile Autonomous Vehicle Technologies In ProMatDX 2021 Education ...

During ProMatDX 2021, members of MHI’s Mobile Automation Group will host an education session covering the broad variety of mobile autonomous vehicle (MAV) technologies available for automated material movement in distribution, warehousing and manufacturing. Open to all ProMatDX attendees free ...
EducationSolutions Community

Preview ProMatDX 2021’s Must-See Technologies In Solutions Community’s Education Session

With this year’s installment of ProMatDX 2021 occurring entirely in a new online, digital format, you may be wondering how to find the latest must-see technologies while making sure you don’t miss a thing. To address those concerns and help ...
AS/RSEducation

Two ProMatDX 2021 Education Sessions Explore How To Select An ...

During ProMatDX 2021, members of the ASRS industry group of MHI will present two separate education sessions covering the selection of automated storage and retrieval systems for an operation and how to most accurately calculate an expected return on investment ...