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Tackling Returns: An Online Clothing Retailer Changes the Game

Written By: Kyle McCarty
September 10, 2019

Dealing with returns and reverse logistics can be a struggle for ecommerce order fulfillment - especially in the retail and consumer goods industries. Here's how we helped one client improve their returns process.

How the World's Largest Wine & Spirits Distribution Center Ships 25 Million Cases Each Year

Written By: Chris Bratten
August 20, 2019

After consolidating all the inventory and functions of its Florida facilities into a single location, Southern Glazer’s Lakeland, Florida facility is now the largest liquor spirits and wine distribution hub on the planet.

Automation's Effect on Flexibility

Written By: Joe McGrath
July 31, 2019

When exploring automated solutions, it’s important to consider not just the benefits, but the overall impact each will have on your operations - including their effects on flexibility.

What is AutoStore?

Written By: Ryan Nicholas
June 04, 2019

Learn more about this unique automated warehouse storage system and what makes it the best option for maximizing storage density.

3 Ways Simulation Modeling Optimizes Distribution Center Design

Written By: Tim Duket
May 30, 2019

System simulation modeling is a very effective strategy to validate the future-state design of a distribution center, but the benefits don’t end there.

What are Photo Eye Sensors, and How Do They Improve System Automation?

Written By: Blake Smith
May 21, 2019

Whether they’re used to sense the presence of boxes on a conveyor or parts on a manufacturing line, photo eyes help keep automated systems running around the world.

Technological Advancements Enabling the Growth of Robotic Picking

Written By: Jason Tenorio
April 04, 2019

In the very near future, robotic picking will become mainstream, facilitating a 24/7 picking and order fulfillment environment. Improvements in a few existing technologies have helped pave the way.

Palletizing and Depalletizing with Cobots

Written By: Geoff Schreiber
March 28, 2019

Palletizing and depalletizing with collaborative robots just made a huge step forward. These easy-to-integrate solutions can handle a range of product sizes and styles while eliminating the need for safety fencing and requiring minimal floor space.

The Customizable Gripper That’s Changing Robotic Handling

Written By: Adam Kulon
March 26, 2019

Until recently, handling delicate products required a human touch. The flexibility and dexterity of Soft Robotics' new modular collaborative robot gripper kit changes that.

7 Energy Considerations for Material Handling Automation

Written By: Kyle Dorge
March 11, 2019

Automation can provide a wealth of benefits with the right system. Don't overlook these 7 energy-related questions when selecting which automation technologies are best for your operation.

Read: 7 Energy Considerations for Material Handling Automation

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