Tag Archives: Dematic

Creating a Culture of Safety Excellence

The quest for an injury-free workplace requires solid management systems and investments in safety-enhancing technologies, but a strong culture–based on leadership visibility, employee engagement and accountability–is key to achieving a great track record over the long haul.

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New Role Materializing: Communicator-in-Chief

By David Coburn Over the span of a few days last March, COVID-19 created an urgent need for organizations of all kinds to communicate critical information to their employees. Suddenly, the economic and operational challenges presented by the virus had workers fretting about everything from new sanitizing and social distancing protocols for offices, distribution centers and factory floors to the ...

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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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Flexible Automation, Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles in Warehousing

Flexible Automation, Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles in Warehousing Interest in automatic solutions is rising and there’s a perception that this is where the industry is headed. But questions about ROI, applications and integration are slowing down adoption. * By Fiona Soltes * Robotics, flexible automation, autonomous vehicles and the like are no longer just something “everyone else” must be doing. ...

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SAFER HANDLING: AGV Systems

How AGV Systems Improve Safety at Material Handling Facilities * By Jean Feingold * An automatic guided vehicle (AGV) system consists of one or more computer controlled wheel-based load carriers. Typically battery powered, these systems operate on plant or warehouse floors or on paved areas outdoors without onboard human operators. Navigating using pre-defined paths, AGVs provide automated material movement, which ...

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