Automated packaging eases picking constraints

Logistics Business Magazine

ECS Tuning, a leading US automotive parts business, has reduced manual packing constraints by adopting right-size packaging automation, helping the business meet increasing order volumes and supporting current customer demands and future growth.

Locus Robotics hits one billion pick landmark

Logistics Business Magazine

Locus Robotics , a market leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for fulfilment warehouses, has surpassed the one billion units picked milestone. This new achievement was attained just 59 days after Locus registered 900 million units picked.

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Editor’s Pick: Profiles in Yard Management Excellence – Universal Logistics

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. At the time, Spata says Universal was using two-way radios to communicate with truck drivers, often giving instructions like, “Hey, meet me over at dock door 17 and I’ll give you a list of your next batch of moves.”

BITO shines spotlight on order picking at IntraLogisteX 2020

247 Customs Broker

BITO Storage Systems is set to throw a spotlight on order picking at IntraLogisteX 2020 as it looks to help delegates meet the challenges of the… The post BITO shines spotlight on order picking at IntraLogisteX 2020 appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Turbo charge your picking processes

Logistics Business Magazine

Turbo charge your picking processes. We look forward to meeting you online! The post Turbo charge your picking processes appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine. Tue, Oct 20, 2020 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM BST. Show in My Time Zone.

Meet NACFE's Run on Less Regional drivers

Fleet Owner

NACFE has picked a diverse range of 10 drivers to test the limits of modern fuel efficiency methods

Meet Ecommerce Demand with Best Practices in Less than Truckload Shipping

CH Robinson Logistics

If you use only one distribution center in California and all your freight has to be delivered from there, can you meet online ordering expectations nationwide ? It’s a real possibility your freight might not get picked up and delivered.

Cimcorp Delivers Robotic Order Picking for US Warehouse Facility

Logistics Business Magazine

Within the 87,000-square-foot warehouse, Cimcorp designed a space-saving, high-density layout and custom automated solution centered around its MultiPick robotic order picking system. Automation & Handling systems automated logistics cimcorp order picking

The Beauty of a Reliable Order Picking System

Logistics Business Magazine

A reliable order picking system is therefore vital. Online beauty products company flaconi in Germany is using Wanzl’s KT3 order picking trolleys at their 10,000 sqm warehouse in Berlin. “We

Autonomously picking robot relies on cutting-edge solution

Logistics Business Magazine

To meet the growing demands in scaling and changing production environments towards fully automated and intelligently networked production, the company ONTEC Automation GmbH from Naila in Bavaria has developed an autonomously driving robotic assistance system. Due to the industry standard 4.0,

Automation helps Phoenix fulfil pick-to-prescription logistics

Logistics Business Magazine

” The Pack2Patient solution is designed to meet all regulatory requirements, including the Falsified Medicines Directive. The post Automation helps Phoenix fulfil pick-to-prescription logistics appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine.

Insights for Developing, Executing, and Monitoring your Parcel Freight to Meet Demand

CH Robinson Logistics

Customers now expect reliability, speed, and convenience in their small parcel delivery experience and a company’s ability to meet those expectations can even be a source of differentiation.

An Easy to Understand Guide to Pick, Pack and Ship Methods

ShipLilly

The use of pick and pack methods is both an art and science. Picking orders : A warehouse worker will use the packing slip to select items from the shelves in the warehouse. This is the critical aspect of pick and pack services. A brief definition of pick and pack methods.

Specialist Range of Conveyors to meet Packaging Demands

Logistics Business Magazine

The post Specialist Range of Conveyors to meet Packaging Demands appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine. Conveyor supplier, Conveya has recently added another product to its portfolio – the Flexible Expandable Roller (pictured).

Port Logistics Group Deploys Robot-Driven Pick System to Improve Warehouse Productivity, Accuracy and Safety

247 Customs Broker

As the 2020 pandemic continues to drive explosive eCommerce growth, merchants are seeking ways to scale to meet consumer demand in a sometimes-unpredictable retail landscape.… … The post Port Logistics Group Deploys Robot-Driven Pick System to Improve Warehouse Productivity, Accuracy and Safety appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

The Digital Supply Chain Meets The Digital WMS

LandLink

Transportation could be planned for full pallets and truckloads, distribution centers could process work at a predictable pace to meet brick and mortar replenishment needs, and DC facility automation was less intensive and less prone to bottlenecks. Supply chain operation management has always been a challenge. Managers have always been under pressure to control costs and accurately fill orders.

Striving to Meet Your Needs During COVID-19

Penske Move Ahead

Please be prepared to provide the date and time that you will pick up your truck, so we are ready for your arrival. This will speed up the rental process when you pick up your truck. In light of recent events regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to take a moment to share what we are doing to protect you during your next visit to a Penske facility. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our associates, customers and communities.

STILL Hybrid Tracking Enables Optimal Team Picking

Logistics Business Magazine

STILL says its OPX horizontal order pickers, launched three years ago, are “ready for a new adventure” Equipped with the smart iGo neo technology they become autonomous assistants raising the productivity of order pickers in operations with a high pick density to a new level.

Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to expand hours for truck pick up and drop off

Shipping and Freight Resource

These measures will enhance the ports’ landside operations to help meet the unprecedented growth in cargo volume moving through the San Pedro Bay. Specifically, both ports will expand the hours during which trucks can pick up and return containers.

IKEA picks Limay-Porcheville for port-centric DC

Logistics Business Magazine

Taking advantage of the site’s exceptionally favourable location, IKEA will develop a logistics project to include innovative solutions to meet its needs. The post IKEA picks Limay-Porcheville for port-centric DC appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine.

Picking up the Pace with the Supply Chain  

Blue Grace Logistics

Additionally, understanding the demands of particular customers, they can create “segmented experiential supply chains” to meet the ever-changing demands for a wide array of consumer needs. While that’s great for trucking companies, as they can pick and choose the loads they want to take, shippers are going to have a harder time meeting delivery deadlines all the same. The global supply chain has been in the process of evolving over the past couple of decades.

Pick your bottleneck: Ports, chassis, containers, labor

The Supply Chain Journal

It may be that they can’t find enough drivers to pick up the container that’s sitting on a chassis near the terminal or at a facility. In that case you would have enough chassis to meet demand,” Houfek continued.

Dematic launches new robotic piece picking module

247 Customs Broker

Dematic has introduced new robotic piece picking module, which was developed to improve accuracy and productivity. The new robotic piece picking module will help improve accuracy and productivity during the last touch, where items with different sizes and shapes are processed by hand, of the fulfillment process. The last touch is generally a manual process, and now robotic piece picking module can be used to complete the automation of the fulfillment chain. LBR Staff Writer.

Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

GlobalTranz

Alternatively, this model will be applied to enhance the use of store pick up, which has been used extensively by Wal-Mart to create a comprehensive omnichannel environment. In our example, last-mile delivery services could be used to pick up the product from customer A, check it for quality, and deliver it to customer B on the next block.

New AutoStore Products Aim to Meet High Throughput Needs

Logistics Business Magazine

The patented BattPack technology is a state-of-the-art battery concept where the robot will pick up a fully charged battery whenever needed. The BattPack ejection tray can drop and pick up battery-units at BattPack stations placed around the grid. This modular workstation consists of a picking module and buffer modules. Each picking station can have from 3 to 6 buffer modules.

Airbus Picks GEFCO to Manage Reusable Packaging

Logistics Business Magazine

The move demonstrates both companies’ commitment to meeting the strictest environmental standards while boosting efficiency in the aviation sector. This approach coincides with deep transformation in the aviation sector, which requires companies to continually improve their logistics performance while meeting high environmental standards. The post Airbus Picks GEFCO to Manage Reusable Packaging appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine.

Bed Bath & Beyond quickly grows same-day delivery network

The Supply Chain Journal

Those efforts also took a step forward on Wednesday as Bed Bath & Beyond announced expansion of its buy curbside and in-store pickup services to include the ability to pick up purchases ordered the night before curbside — before a store has even opened the next day.

Mini Yellow’ sortation robots help ZTO meet the demands of ‘singles day’ 

Logistics Business Magazine

ZTO’s network partners are responsible for first-mile pick-up and last-mile delivery services, while the mission-critical transportation and sorting processes that take place in between pick-up and parcel delivery are undertaken by ZTO.

Advanced analytics meets social good: how Angel Flight West optimizes flight routes for families in need

AIMMS

I picked her up for transport to the Bay Area. This is all processed in the tool and then we match up the right planes with the right campers, so they fly to pick them up. There are many great examples where advanced analytics have contributed to social good.

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Industry View: DCs Rise to Meet Unprecedented Challenges

Logistics Business Magazine

Our customers are employing the following strategies: split shifts; using the system to limit the number of employees in a given zone/aisle; re-routing pick paths based upon safety rather than productivity; and diligent sanitising of warehouse equipment.

Storage and Picking Range from BITO at IMHX

Logistics Business Magazine

Small parts picking. General storage and order picking. By specially designing our stand to present these three groupings of products from our broad range of storage and picking solutions, visitors from key sectors including retail, manufacturing and logistics will clearly see how we can match all of their requirements.”. The post Storage and Picking Range from BITO at IMHX appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine.

Independent Truckers Pick Up on Mobile Apps

10xLogistics

Re-reading a great article from the Wall Street Journal called " Mobile Apps Get Picked Up By Independent Truckers for Better Routes " (Subscription May Be Required). Here we have "silicon valley" meets the old stodgy trucking industry. While I am not sure this rises to the level of "Where is Elon Musk in Logistics" (which I asked in my last posting), I do think it is very instructive to see the growth of Mobile Apps in routing trucks.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

Dedicated freight corridors to carry containers across the hinterland have picked up steam, ports are being renovated, tax regimes are being rationalized through a proposed goods and services tax bill (GST), inland waterways are being developed, and collaboration and intelligence sharing is happening as demonstrated by the recent Memorandum of Friendship and Understanding between Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)—also known as Port of Nhava Sheva—and the Port of Houston Authority.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

Dedicated freight corridors to carry containers across the hinterland have picked up steam, ports are being renovated, tax regimes are being rationalized through a proposed goods and services tax bill (GST), inland waterways are being developed, and collaboration and intelligence sharing is happening as demonstrated by the recent Memorandum of Friendship and Understanding between Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)—also known as Port of Nhava Sheva—and the Port of Houston Authority.

Caja Robotics and Fives Partner to Tackle Europe

Logistics Business Magazine

Caja Robotics has developed a solution for the flexible and scalable automation of warehouse logistics operations, which combines powerful robots, intelligently planned picking stations and powerful, AI-supported software.

The importance of efficient warehousing to meet omnichannel expectations

247 Customs Broker

However, an increasing number of new mobile devices are now used for picking and packing, such as voice headsets and Google glasses – the cost of which can quickly add up. As the modern consumer’s shopping habits change, so too should the processes used by warehousing and distribution centres to meet demand. The post The importance of efficient warehousing to meet omnichannel expectations appeared first on 247 Customs Broker.

Port NOLA new container terminal plan picking up steam

247 Customs Broker

The post Port NOLA new container terminal plan picking up steam appeared first on 247 Customs Broker. The Port of New Orleans is considering the Sinclair Tract in St.

Latest UniCarrier Aims to Beat Stop-Start Picking Process

Logistics Business Magazine

Thanks to an improved design and many technological refinements, the new order pickers meet the ever-increasing demand for efficiency and productivity in order picking, says the company. Getting in and out up to 300 times, starting and stopping again – countless small interruptions define the picking processes in warehouses. The vehicle reacts without delays and response times are significantly reduced compared to conventional order picking trucks.

Case Study: CKF Systems Robots Pick Fragile Snack Product at High Speed

Logistics Business Magazine

CKF Systems utilises ABB high speed robots to help customer perfectly pick and pack snack product. The system replaces a previously installed robotic picking line which used older versions of ABB’s FlexPicker, the IRB340.

Advanced analytics meets social good: how Angel Flight West optimizes flight routes for families in need

AIMMS

I picked her up for transport to the Bay Area. This is all processed in the tool and then we match up the right planes with the right campers, so they fly to pick them up. We will often pick those airports arbitrarily, but we’re missing an opportunity to choose specific routes based on the availability of resources. There are many great examples where advanced analytics have contributed to social good.