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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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 ...
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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 ...
AS/RSProductivity

“Why We Implemented An ASRS.” End Users Discuss The Benefits ...

Implementing automated storage and retrieval systems, also known as AS/RS or ASRS, offers a broad variety of benefits to warehousing, fulfillment and distribution operations. Which is why their use is expected to grow by 7.37% to $9.18 Billion by 2023 ...
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How Mobile Autonomous Vehicles Address E-Commerce, Automotive And Food/Beverage Handling ...

Operations considering an investment in mobile autonomous vehicles (MAVs) — such as automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) — have lots of questions. Among them: How will the system work in my application? What types of challenges ...
AS/RSProductivity

ASRS Equipment Requires Minimal Maintenance, Delivers Maximum Uptime

Automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) are often erroneously thought to be “high maintenance” by prospective owners and operators. That’s because they are directed by computer-controlled systems for the automatic storage and retrieval of a broad range of load types, ...
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Metrics Often Overlooked When Calculating AS/RS ROI Explored In ASRS’ ...

At MODEX 2020, held this past March in Atlanta, members of the ASRS industry group of MHI presented a free, on-floor seminar to attendees. Entitled “How to Calculate AS/RS ROI: Key Metrics That Often Get Overlooked,” the 30-minute session’s slides ...