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Taking A Holistic Approach To Warehouse Resource Optimization Through Software

Access to automation is no longer limited to the largest companies with the biggest budgets. Rather, as innovative technologies such as mobile automated vehicles, robotics, and automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) have become more flexible and more affordable, mid-sized ...
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How Automated Micro-Fulfillment At The Retail Store Enhances Customer Service

While the retail headlines of 2020 were dominated by unprecedented growth in e-commerce, 2021 has marked the return of the brick-and-mortar store shopper. According to research from The NPD Group, “In 2020, total discretionary retail sales grew 9%; the e-commerce ...
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6 Ways To Build A More Resilient Supply Chain

As it turns out, supply chain disruptions may be the biggest global shift in the post-COVID-19 “new normal.” After all, what business or consumer hasn’t been affected in some way by retail stockouts of essential items, the national labor shortage, ...
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Retailers Adapt Traditional Footprint To Accommodate Curbside Pickup

U.S. consumers spent more than $861 billion online in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, according to Digital Commerce 360. That represents a 44% year-over-year jump and the highest annual U.S. e-commerce growth in 20 years. Part of that growth ...
Conveyor/SortationTechnology

Safety And Speed: Latest Conveyor And Sorter Features Deliver Both

Two decades ago, high-speed conveyors and sortation equipment were running at 50 feet per minute. Today? Try nearly 700 feet per minute in certain applications. And while that high rate of speed translates into faster movement and sorting of the ...
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E-Grocery Growing Pains? How Automation Provides A Cure

In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and spread globally, tens of millions of U.S. consumers tried online grocery shoppers for the first time — and liked it. According to eMarketer, “Online grocery sales grew 54.0% in 2020 to reach ...
RoboticsTechnology

Beyond The Robot: Keys For A Successful Robotic Implementation

Investing in and implementing a collaborative robot (or “cobot”) solution — whether that be autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), or robotic arms — is not a unilateral undertaking. Rather, to ensure the success of the installation, there ...
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 ...
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 ...