Solutions CommunityTechnology

Why Blockchain’s Potential To Transform Supply Chain Management Needs More ...

The popular press has increasingly touted the expectation that Blockchain will make a substantial impact upon supply chain management. Blockchain, or a decentralized, distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of secure data records, significantly decreases the risk of ...
Solutions CommunityTechnology

Industry 4.0 And IIoT: Transforming Material Handling And Supply Chains

Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are two terms that are increasingly part of the conversation in material handling and supply chain circles. But how does an operations manager separate the hype from the reality? MHI’s Solutions ...
Conveyor/SortationEducation

Learn More About Different Automated Sortation And Conveyor Systems With ...

The world of automated sortation and conveyor systems encompasses a broad range of equipment and solutions that can be configured in a variety of ways to support a multitude of material handling and transport needs. To overview the many ways ...
RoboticsWorkforce

Leveraging Collaborative Robotics To Address Labor Challenges

According to research conducted by Interact Analysis, the demand for collaborative robots — also known as cobots — that safely work alongside humans in manufacturing and distribution operations is expected to grow at an annual pace of more than 60% ...
AS/RSTechnology

E-commerce And Its Demands For Single Item Selectivity Driving Latest ...

The latest innovations in automated storage and retrieval systems (also known as AS/RS or ASRS) are being driven by the demands of e-commerce and omni-channel retail, as warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) try to maximize inventory capacity, density and throughput ...
AGVSTechnology

How To Calculate The Return On Investment Of An Automatic ...

Thinking of investing in an automatic guided vehicle (AGV) system? Then you’re probably also thinking about how to cost-justify its implementation. Although no two AGV systems are the same, there is a basic calculation to help determine roughly how long ...
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How To Address Barriers To New Technology Implementations With A ...

With supply chains continuously taxed to meet the item variety and same-day delivery demands from consumers—particularly those in e-commerce—more operations are considering investments in the latest automation technologies with an eye toward streamlined processes and increased capacity. But woe to ...
AGVSSafety

5 Ways AGVs Enhance Safety In Plants, Warehouses

Computer-controlled and battery-powered, automatic guided vehicle (AGV) systems navigate inside a manufacturing facility or warehouse or outside on paved surfaces to automate materials movement. More importantly, they do this safely, with only six AGV-related fatalities documented by the Occupational Health ...
RoboticsWorkforce

With Workforce Challenges Prompting Greater Interest In Robots, MHI’s New ...

Although robotics technology already plays a significant role in the automation of distribution centers and warehouses—and several established MHI industry groups focus on areas within the material handling industry that utilize robotics—recent trends prompted MHI to form its newest industry ...
Solutions CommunityWorkforce

Six Ways To Staff An Automated Distribution Center

As more and more warehouses and fulfillment operations explore opportunities to add automation to their processes, they’re also recognizing that not everyone in their current workforce possesses the skills to work with and/or maintain those systems. That’s means—as the repetitive ...