W&H Systems

By Roberto Michel · March 1, 2016
Automated warehouses increasingly run the risk of derailing hundreds of orders if mechanization goes down at the wrong time. MRO provisioning best practices protect against extended downtime by assessing which spares are most critical and keeping spares up-to-date, organized and accessible.
By MMH Staff · December 2, 2015
Rebranded as DMW&H, new company will deliver material handling solutions to the industrial, food and beverage, wine and spirits and retail industries.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2015
Highly automated facility boasts one of the highest bottle pick rates in the beverage industry.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2015
In Northern California, the nation’s largest distributor of wine and spirits has built a state-of-the art facility that sets a new industry standard for automated distribution.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2015
Southern Wine & Spirits’ Northern California DC was designed to maximize throughput and accommodate growth for years to come.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2015
Though subject to unique constraints, advances in the distribution of wine and spirits holds lessons for the wider industry.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2015
Replacing manual processes, automation moves as many as 380,000 units in a week.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2014
The first generation of light systems sought to improve accuracy; the second generation enhanced speed; and we’re now entering the third, which is all about efficiency.
By MMH Staff · March 17, 2014
W&H Systems (Booth 4726) announced that their next generation Warehouse Control System (WCS), Shiraz, now works on a Smartwatch.
By Josh Bond · March 10, 2014
Program to include online and hard copy catalogs for maintenance, packaging, safety and storage needs.
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2014
Built on a software foundation, the targeted use of automation is helping warehouses improve themselves, their supply chains and the customer experience.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2013
With AS/RS, voice-directed picking and high-speed sortation, Wirtz Beverage Illinois takes the lead in wine and spirits distribution.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2013
Wirtz Beverage uses both cutting edge automation and conventional processes to move product through its new facility.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2013
Retail distributors are looking to the storage, fulfillment and delivery strategies of beverage distributors to learn how to more closely connect the DC with the storefront.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2013
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Paul Laman about the future of food and beverage distribution.

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