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Warehouse automation: Westfalia Technologies introduces Bill Brown as new service manager

Posted 07/09 · 04:05 AM · MMH Editorial
Brown’s role is to move the growing department forward while addressing customers’ needs for quick response time and technical expertise.

Materials handling automation: Get ready for robotic materials handling

Posted 06/25 · 08:37 AM · MMH Editorial
Robotic materials handling is coming to the warehouse and distribution center.

Supply chain software: The next view of warehouse management software

Posted 06/18 · 10:28 AM · MMH Editorial
Visualization - using graphical images on a screen - could be the next step forward in WMS technology, according to Tecsys and Next View Software.

Voxware launches their Voice Picking Blog

Posted 06/17 · 12:42 PM · MMH Editorial
The Voice Picking Blog will feature regular posts on emerging technology for voice directed picking; trends and insights regarding voice picking system selection, implementation, and integration; and commentary on timely topics and industry news.

Third party logistics: Back to warehousing basics

Posted 06/15 · 01:17 PM · MMH Editorial
Modern spent the day with MVS Fulfillment, a New England 3PL, to see how small distributors are coping with the recession, off-shoring and customer service.

Materials handling education: The materials handling industry is growing again

Posted 06/04 · 06:34 AM · LM Editorial
On the heels of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the materials handling industry is starting to experience growth. In fact, John Nofsinger, CEO of the Material Handling Industry of America recently said, “Going into 2010, I anticipate progressive, continued, gradual growth. I do not expect to see the industry ramping up significantly into double digit growth in 2010, but growth is growth and up is up.”

State of WMS: Upgrade Time

Posted 06/01 · 10:19 AM · MMH Editorial
According to our 2010 Software User survey, nearly half of all logistics operations using a WMS are looking to upgrade over the next 12 months. Our technology correspondent explains why and then introduces us to a shipper that’s on the brink of revolutionizing its warehouse operations.

Warehousing and distribution: Panjiva points to improved trade numbers with caution

Posted 05/20 · 12:34 PM · MMH Editorial
Following a 3 percent gain in the number of global manufacturers shipping to the United States from February to March, there was another 3 percent gain from March to April, according to data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.

Materials handling business: ISM NMI going in the right direction

Posted 05/20 · 12:28 PM · MMH Editorial
Following a 2.4 percent gain from February to March, the April report on the non-manufacturing sector from the Institute for Supply Management stated that its index for measuring the sector’s overall health—also known as the NMI—came in at 55.4 percent for the second straight month.

Materials handling business: April retail sales continue upward trend

Posted 05/20 · 12:18 PM · MMH Editorial
Keeping in line with retail sales growth from February to March, the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation recently reported retail sales were up again from March to April.

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