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Why AutoStore by Bastian Solutions Would Be Perfect for Storing My Kids’ Toys

Written By: Greg Conner

March 16th, 2015

Warehouse storage solutionsWith three kids, the scariest part of the weekend usually comes sometime between the hours of 1 and 3 PM each Sunday–cleaning up all the toys in the basement. The drill is simple: Identify the toy, figure out where it belongs and then travel across the basement to put it away. There has to be a better way to store all this stuff. So, I ask myself what I would recommend to one of my clients. It would absolutely be AutoStore by Bastian Solutions and here are 5 reason why…

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Wearable Technology in the Warehouse: Picking with Vuzix Smart Glasses

Written By: Damir Kantardzic

March 10th, 2015

augmented reality picking vuzixTechnology has always been a driving factor in supply chain progress and efficiency gains. The perfect example of this is the introduction of “goods-to-person” technologies over the past couple years, but as the industry is still enjoying the benefits from this technology, wandering eyes are already looking toward the next solution. One of the more promising up-and-coming technologies is wearable technology, and more specifically, smart glasses.

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The 5 Inefficiencies STEALing from Your Distribution Center

Written By: Jason Nowak

March 5th, 2015

Goods-to-person systems for ecommerceThere are 5 common inefficiencies and resource wasters STEALing from distribution operations everywhere, but today’s goods-to-person technologies can turn those losses into profit in as little as 2 years. Let’s look at these five wastes and how goods-to-person systems are overcoming them.

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Conveyor System Best Practices in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Written By: Bastian Solutions

March 3rd, 2015

Pharma conveyor systemsAfter comparing its warehousing operations to industry best practices, Roche Diagnostics Operations (RDO) revealed opportunities to improve processes by standardizing across all warehouses and implementing a more automated material handling system. In doing so, Roche was able to increase pack rates, reduce operating costs, and gain better visibility of carton-level details.

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New Goods-to-Robot Systems Take E-Fulfillment to the Next Level

Written By: Greg Martin

February 23rd, 2015

Robotic bin pickingIn the past decade, order fulfillment lead times have become increasingly aggressive with eCommerce sites promising as quick as 1-hour delivery of certain items. To fulfill these demands, goods-to-person systems were introduced, but taking it one step further, goods-to-robot systems offer speed, accuracy, and flexibility like never before.

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