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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.

The Rise of the Urban DC

Written By: Jeff Snyder
April 23, 2019

More and more people, especially young adults, are moving into cities. To reach this increasingly important market segment, retailers need to find a profitable and efficient way to do urban fulfillment.

Trends Driving the Case for Distribution Center Automation

Written By: Mike Senuta
January 31, 2019

An overview of the economic and technological trends that are increasing demand (and ROI) for distribution center automation.

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Size Does Matter...When It Comes to SKUs

Written By: Derek Cribley
February 28, 2013
Boxes of Different SizesI just had a discussion with a colleague in our consulting group about a client who wanted him to design a picking area. The problem was the client didn’t have any product size information. To this client, the size of a case was “case size,” and an individual item was smaller than “case size.” Regrettably, many distribution operations have little information about the size of the product they are distributing, but know size information has many advantages... Continue Reading >>

Emerging Technologies: Mobile Robotics in Distribution Center Automation

Written By: Bill Bastian II
June 08, 2011
Advancements in RoboticsWhen you think about warehouse or distribution center automation, what equipment comes to mind--conveyor systems, conventional palletizers, or maybe sortation systems? Although each is extremely useful in today's warehouse and DC automation, the introduction of advanced mobile robotics will change the landscape of tomorrow's industrial facilities. Read More >>
Results: 5 Blog Posts found.