Manufacturing/DCs

Aerial Accounting

There is a new aerial option for performing inventory management—a solution that’s gaining traction is autonomous drones.

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Sensors: Seeing a New, Mobile Future

Innovation in the sensor arena—especially related to cameras and safety—is creating opportunities for increased functionality with AGVs and mobile robots.

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Closing the Gap

Supply chains are rethinking their sourcing distances, with some opting to try a more localized approach to manufacturing and distribution.

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Industry Focus: Consumer Electronics

Consumer electronics is a vast, well-established category. But it also is one that is undergoing dramatic changes, some of which ultimately trickle down to supply chains.

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SOLUTIONS SPOTLIGHT: Ergonomic Workstations—It’s Not a One-Size-Fits-All Approach

* By Katie Kuehner-Hebert * Numerous options exist for ergonomic workstations, but there are also numerous keys to selecting the proper equipment to the job, said Rob Beightol, director of marketing at MHI member Gorbel. Finding those right keys was one of the goals at a webinar held in November by MHI Industry Group Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment (EASE), ...

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SAFER HANDLING: AS/RS—Safety and Ease of Use in Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems

* By Jean Feingold * Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) combine equipment and controls to handle, store and retrieve materials as needed with precision, accuracy and speed using a defined degree of automation. Systems can range from relatively simple manually controlled systems operating in small storage structures to larger, computer-controlled storage/retrieval systems totally integrated into a manufacturing and distribution ...

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