Tag Archives: Product Spotlight

Robots, Automation and the Supply Chain Evolution

Product Spotlight BY DONALD DUNPHY It is a modern mantra: “Technology will never be as bad as it is today.” In other words, as transformative as automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies already are to supply chain matters, they can only get faster, smarter, more efficient and more cost-effective from here. “In terms of speed of processing in the ...

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Users Save Money, Boost Productivity When Capturing Dimensional Weight

Product Spotlight BY CATHY LANDRY Photo provided by SICK, Inc. As e-commerce continues its explosive growth, warehouse operators must evolve and innovate. Capturing a parcel’s dimensional weight in motion during the Scan, Label and Auto Manifest (SLAM) process allows users to reap huge benefits including quality control, cost savings, increased efficiency and greater productivity, experts say. “An investment in warehouse pack-and-ship ...

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Working to Create Connectivity Among All Smart Devices

Product Spotlight: ECMA BY NICK FORTUNA PHOTO PROVIDED BY BOSCH REXROTH For the supply chain industry to harness the full power of Industry 4.0, stakeholders must come together to increase the connectivity of material handling equipment and the uniformity of the data it produces. Only then can end users realize the full potential of artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and other ...

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Computer Controlled Systems Improving Precision, Accuracy, Speed

Across the country, third-party logistics companies are on the lookout for innovative storage and retrieval systems. Whether it’s for use in a cold storage facility or ambient application, there are a number of solutions offered to meet the handling demands of manufacturers, distribution centers and others along the supply and demand chain. There is even an MHI Industry Group that ...

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Rack Safety, Design Pivotal in Growth of MHI’s Oldest Industry Group

The Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), officially the oldest Industry Group in MHI, has seen its share of changes through the years—especially when it comes to rack safety and design. With 2020 being its 62nd anniversary, that equates to decades of knowledge compounded and built upon each year in order to ensure the safety of racks used in the material handling ...

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