Tag: Workforce

AS/RSSafety

Six Ergonomic And Safety Advantages Of ASRS Technologies

In addition to transporting, storing, retrieving, lifting and lowering totes, cartons or trays of products at high rates of speed — then delivering them to a workstation for an operator to access — goods-to-person automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
RoboticsTechnology

Think Robotics Is Out Of Reach For Small And Mid-Sized ...

As more consumers turn to online shopping, they’re also expecting more variety in the types of merchandise available. Thanks to the “Amazon effect,” customers also expect shorter delivery times, fast order fulfillment, and consistent product availability as they shop for ...
Solutions CommunityTechnology

Warehouse Software: Discerning The Differences Between WMS, WCS And WES

Not so long ago, the softwares that governed the operation of warehouses, distribution centers, and fulfillment centers were fairly delineated in their functions, with each handling a different aspect of a facility such as inventory, equipment, or employees. Today, however, ...