The Material Handling and Supply Chain Blog

Augmented Reality (AR): The Future of Supply Chains?

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March 24th, 2017

Augmented reality for the supply chainAugmented reality and virtual reality are new technologies being applied to the ever evolving supply chain. Integrating these devices with warehouse software, picking processes, and robotics could be the future of distribution and manufacturing operations.

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Click and Collect: Stores Become Retail Distribution Centers

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March 17th, 2017

Grocery appToday’s retail stores are evolving, but what does the future hold? Could AGVs or augmented reality speed order picking and take fulfillment to the next level? In the future, will we ever have to go into a store again?

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Industry 4.0 – Are you Prepared for the Winds of Change?

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March 15th, 2017

Industry 4.0Industry 4.0 poses massive implications for OEMs and equipment suppliers who don’t keep their feet under them. Industry 4.0 is already paving a viable future for manufacturing and distribution advancement. The first gusts are here, and it begs a proper storm warning.

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4 Benefits of Material Handling System Simulation

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March 8th, 2017

Simulation modelingModern material handling systems employ increasingly complex hardware and software to optimize material flow and order fulfillment. As such, committing to a new design, or to modifications of an existing system, can become a daunting task. Learn how simulations can help.

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7 Tips for Selecting the Right Conveyor Type

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March 2nd, 2017

ZiPline conveyor systemThere are many items to consider when selecting a conveyor type for a project. Each item has it’s own importance and will impact conveyor selection. Use the following criteria to make the best choice for your operation.

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