Maximizing MHE: The “Automation-Aware” WMS

Logistics Viewpoints

Businesses trust material handling equipment (MHE) providers for automated guided vehicles (AVG), conveyors, robotics, sortation, storage and beyond. This goes beyond automation hardware—on the back page of a MHE provider’s RFP, you can often find a warehouse control system (WCS) bundled into the deal. The post Maximizing MHE: The “Automation-Aware” WMS appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Warehouse Automation Warehouse Management Systems automation-aware wms

10 situations where automation makes sense

DC Velocity

Whether it's saving space, boosting productivity, or slashing processing costs, the benefits of automation can make it a logical move. Here are some signs that your operation is ripe for automation.

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Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Talking Logistics

Late last year, a San Francisco politician launched a statewide campaign to raise money for a California ballot that would penalize private enterprise for embracing automation in the workplace. Certainly, there will be taxes that relate to automation.”. Should we tax automation?

Using Warehouse Automation to Combat Tariff Spikes


But warehouse managers can do something about it by using warehouse automation. As explained by Bob Trebilcock of Logistics Management , warehouse automation has driven double-digit growth in warehousing over recent years. Automation Warehouse

Automating the procurement process

Fleet Owner

Automating the back office operations not only eliminates paper and manual processes, but it also brings structure to the process and the people involved in your business

Warehouse Automation Global Market Update

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group released its updated Warehouse Automation & Control (WAC) market study last week. The post Warehouse Automation Global Market Update appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Warehouse Automation Warehousing warehouse automation warehouse control system WCSThis research is an evaluation of the market with detailed analysis of the 2017 base year and a five-year forecast through 2022.

KPMG Thailand Partners UiPath to Provide Customers Robotic Process Automation

Logistics Manager

Professional service company and one of the Big Four auditors, KPMG , recently announced that KPMG Thailand has entered into a new partnership with the leading enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, UiPath.

Increasing Efficiencies in Warehouses with Automated Guided Vehicles

Logistics Manager

As technologies continue to evolve, automation systems and machines have started to become more prominent in the logistics industry. The Capabilities of Automation. To decrease the chances of this, automation systems have stepped in to aid operations. The Future of Automation.


Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

It is common to see many tall building in my city Medellin, not as in Valencia for example, were the buildings are only a certain high, in my city there are buildings up to 40 floors high with parking floors that account for the first 3 to 4 floors.

How Warehouse Automation is Enabling the E-Commerce Explosion

Logistics Viewpoints

These changes are in turn driving growth in sales of warehouse automation systems. All of this I knew from general interest in business and prior research into the global warehouse automation […]. The post How Warehouse Automation is Enabling the E-Commerce Explosion appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Trends Warehouse Automation Warehousing e-commerce e-commerce fulfillment warehouse automation

Automated Weight-Based Dispensing

Material Handling and Logistics

SupplyPro has introduced the SupplySystem Scale Module, which uses weight-based sensing technology to calculate the number of items taken, returned, or restocked, with no repackaging

Robotic Process Automation Software

Material Handling and Logistics

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software Kofax has added artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and other capabilities in its Kapow 10.3

When Warehouse Automation Does, and Doesn’t, Make Sense (Part 2)

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In last week’s post, we offered up five questions your company could use as a litmus test for determining whether or not to invest and use more warehouse automation.

WMS and Warehouse Automation & Control: Complementary… and Increasingly Competitive Solutions?

Logistics Viewpoints

Warehouse management systems (WMS) and warehouse automation systems have long been complementary technologies with adjacent and sometimes overlapping functionality sets. The post WMS and Warehouse Automation & Control: Complementary… and Increasingly Competitive Solutions? Warehouse Automation Warehouse Management Systems Warehousing automation fulfillment WCS WMS

When Order Fulfillment Automation Does, and Doesn’t, Make Sense (Part 1)

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re looking for interesting soundbites about automation, look no further than Elon Musk and Austin Powers’ Dr. Evil. The first one, in discussing early efforts to mechanize Tesla’s production line, Elon Musk concluded that the automaker had “ automated some pretty silly things.”.

Witron Automates Omnichannel for Netherlands Supermarket Giant

Logistics Business Magazine

To achieve this goal, Jumbo relies on Witron’s Order Picking Machinery (OPM) solution – with a total of 20 Case Order Machines (COMs), expandable to 32 COMs – providing a fully automated case picking operation onto roll containers.

Automated Versus Manual: Logistics Equipment Solutions


Automation is becoming an enormous part of a host of different industries, from automotive and manufacturing to pharmaceuticals and everything in between. This isn’t a bad thing — automation helps to increase production, reduce labor costs, and create products that are consistently of high quality. With the advent of efficient automation, does it still make sense to keep manual equipment on hand? Inventory Management: Automated Vs. Manual Logistics Equipment Solutions.

Automated Container Lift

Material Handling and Logistics

has launched the C-Lift A32 automated container lift solution, offering shippers the capability to lift containers independently, at times and in places that best suit them BISON Group Ltd.

Fluence Automation acquires parcel processing technology firm

DC Velocity

Package sorting equipment manufacturer buys Post Integrated Solutions to meet rising e-commerce demand. Material Handling

3 Factors Affecting Growth of Automated Material Handling


Automated material handling systems reduce—and sometimes eliminate—the need for human intervention in industrial tasks. It’s for this reason that increasing numbers of industrial organizations are electing to automate as a means to minimize manufacturing costs by reducing human involvement. Research , in fact, shows the North American market for automated material handling is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.1% Increased automation isn’t a new.

Arming Warehouses with Robotics and Automation

Morai Logistics

The Canadian supply chain and logistics industry foresees a promising future integrating robotics and automation into their processes. Statistics showed that by 2025, USD$67 Billion will be invested into robotics and automation. Factory Automation. For instance, the manufacturing industry currently integrates robotics and automation into their warehouses. Robotics and automation yield proven results that benefit many industries. Automation Technology

Make it automated, not autonomous

Fleet Owner

An example is the evolving vocabulary accompanying advancements in “automated” driving. Progress can sometimes be measured in the smallest of ways. Back in 2014, when Daimler AG first demonstrated the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck, executives were repea

Manhattan Associate’s Warehouse Management Solution Changes the Rules of Automation

Logistics Viewpoints

They have changed the rules of automation, employed significant forms of optimization not currently used in warehouse management systems (WMS), and greatly improved the ability to fulfill e-commerce orders. The post Manhattan Associate’s Warehouse Management Solution Changes the Rules of Automation appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Warehouse Automation Warehouse Management Systems automation efulfillment WCS WMS

TMS Automation | Why Automation in a TMS Begets More Efficiency


Earlier this year, we looked into some of the top trends pushing the TMS train forward, and safety and automation were clear frontrunners. As we begin the second quarter of 2017, let us take a moment to think about why TMS automation begets more efficiency. Automated data capture, analysis, and presentation through dashboards helps you see what is going on in your company. TMS Automation Takes the Guess Work out of Carrier Selection.

The Dawn of the Automated Warehouse

Material Handling and Logistics

The retail and e-commerce industries are driving the adoption of robotics in warehousing applications

A Guide to States Rules on Automated Vehicle Plantooning

Material Handling and Logistics

jurisdictions have authorized automated vehicle platooning To date, 16 U.S.

HighJump adds warehouse automation control to WMS

DC Velocity

Automation Aware product leverages technology from new owner Korber to help users meet demands of same-day delivery, easy returns, HighJump says. Technology

XPO building highly automated DC in U.K.

DC Velocity

Opening in 2020, warehouse will handle food and drink goods for Nestle, as well as testing new technologies. Material Handling

AutoStore and the Rise of Flexible Automation: The Parts Town Case Study

Logistics Viewpoints

Historically, we talked about warehouses as being manual or highly automated. Highly automated warehouses have much higher throughput, but their lack of flexibility adds risk. Parts Town has an automation solution called AutoStore that increased throughput but will also flex up to support Parts Town's strong growth. The post AutoStore and the Rise of Flexible Automation: The Parts Town Case Study appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

GreyOrange opens U.S. office for fulfillment automation robots

DC Velocity

Former Honeywell Intelligrated exec to lead Singapore firm's expansion to Atlanta, Boston. Robotics

A Guide to States Rules on Automated Vehicle Platooning

Material Handling and Logistics

jurisdictions have authorized automated vehicle platooning To date, 16 U.S.

Lödige Automated Parking System Set for Sydney Project

Logistics Business Magazine

Material handling systems manufacturer Lödige Industries has been awarded the contract to install a fully automated car park system in “The Lennox”, a new luxury property in Sydney. Automation & Handling systems Conveying & Sortation Materials Handling & Warehousing

Danish industrial automation firm Mobile Industrial Robots expands in U.S. and Latin America

DC Velocity

Mexico, and Argentina to meet demand for logistics automation, firm says. MiR adds six distributors in U.S., Robotics

Kalmar and Navis to Create Intermodal Automation Solution for Qube Logistics Park

Logistics Manager

Cargotec subsidiary Kalmar working in conjunction with Navis another business division of Cargotec have been awarded a EUR 50 million contract to provide a state-of-the-art, fully automated intermodal terminal solution for the Qube operated Moorebank Logistics Park (MLP) in Sydney, Australia.

Industry View: Quick Automation Solutions Can Solve Labour Shortage

Logistics Business Magazine

Automator ALVEY offers a solution. Historically, Capex rules have operated on the assumption that End of Line Automation projects had to challenge the status quo of relatively low cost labour linked to demanding pay back periods which then often blocked the case for Automation.

Automator Transnorm Snapped up by Honeywell in €425 million Deal

Logistics Business Magazine

Germany-based Transnorm’s automated conveyor systems are best known in the e-commerce and parcel sectors, and about 60 percent of its €100m sales are in Europe. The post Automator Transnorm Snapped up by Honeywell in €425 million Deal appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine.

Maven Dispatch streamlines fleet ops with automated features

Fleet Owner

Fleet management systems provider Maven Machines has released Maven Dispatch, a new product that combines traditional dispatch with telematics and added layers of automation.

The Importance of Customer Care in The Age of Automation and AI 

Blue Grace Logistics

Truck drivers might take a back seat to an automated rig, at least for the highway stretches. With automation growing, we’ll see a shift in the sharing economy into the empathy economy. We’re approaching a new age. Not just in technology, but in our mentality towards that technology.

Automation: Paving the way for progress

Automotive Logistics

In recent years, such technology has improved production systems and inspired greater focus on automation across many manufacturing sectors. The use of integrated automation and data exchange in manufacturing environments is transforming the way operations think about production. “In

GreyOrange launches GreyMatter for robotics warehouse automation at Nitori

Logistics Insight Asia

GreyMatter is an end-to-end Intelligent Order Fulfilment software solution that controls and manages automation in a warehouse. The post GreyOrange launches GreyMatter for robotics warehouse automation at Nitori appeared first on Logistics Insight Asia. Handling & Storage GreyMatter GreyOrange warehouse automation