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Maximize Your Distribution Center Efficiency with S.A.L.T. (Video)

What is required to justify automation? How the acronym, S.A.L.T., is a way to think about the issues to consider before automating your warehouse or provide the justification to go forward with an automated materials handling project. Hi, I am … Continue reading

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Do You Have Pickers or Walkers in Your Distribution Center?

The picking process is a fundamental role in warehouse and distribution practices. Making this process as effective and efficient as possible is crucial to the long term success of any distribution center or warehouse. However, most system integrators seem confused … Continue reading

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The Advantages of Dynamic Storage in Distribution

Ever walk through a distribution center and look down a line of rack? What do you see? Lots of steel, lots of product on trays or pallets, and lots of…air. We spoke about the disadvantages of shipping air in cube … Continue reading

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The Tipping Point to Automated Distribution?

In automated distribution there is always a new product that will revolutionize the industry. But most companies are still using fairly standard and traditional distribution tactics. So what will be the tipping point for whole scale automation and product-to-person distribution? … Continue reading

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Gain 20% More Storage Capacity with a 10 month ROI

Space is a major focus in the supply chain, whether in the distribution center, in transportation, or in the store. But when you consider what takes up space, usually you only think of product. You rarely think of what totes … Continue reading

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7 reasons You Should Use System Pallets in AS/RS (and 1 Reason You Aren’t)

The first question is what is a System Pallet? A system pallet is a cut-to-size pallet that is specifically designed for use in an Automated System. It is better made than a vendor pallet and more durable. Oddly, broken pieces … Continue reading

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Key Data to Investigate Automated Material Handling

So, you have decided to pursue automating your distribution center. Whether you work with with a system integrator or a consultant you will need to provide them information so they can design the best automated warehouse for your company. However … Continue reading

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