Author Archives: Carmen Earle

Q&A: Jay Traylor, Krys Slovacek

For this issue, Jay Traylor and Krys Slovacek give us a peek into what they do, how they do it, what drives them and what makes them happy after a long, productive day at work

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Advances in Robotics Aim to Ameliorate Persistent Labor Woes

Robots can be equipped with a variety of interchangeable end effectors tailored to handling specific kinds of products, which is making them invaluable on the warehouse floor and in other material handling environments.

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Finding a Niche at a Fortune 500 Company

Cassie Johnson, a MHEFI award winner, joined global technology company ABB right out of college and is taking part in their Discovery Program. She is rotating through three different areas of business, spending eight months in each role.

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WERC Launches New Benchmarking Tool

The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) announced the launch of the new DC Measures Benchmarking Tool, available online. This new digital resource is designed to help practitioners, 3PLs and consultants leverage hard data to measure and improve operational performance for either themselves or clients. The DC Measures data creates benchmarks for warehouse operations from a proven set of data, ...

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Can Technology Spur Culture Change?

BY DAVID COBURN Link to digital version of article in MHI Solutions. BBSTUDIOPHOTO/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Nobody would argue that new technologies haven’t played a role in enhancing safety on the job, but the ability of technology to take a company’s culture of safety to the next level might be open to debate. In some ways, new technology can present a cart-before-the-horse quandary: ...

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