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    Our logistics, manufacturing, and warehousing blog keeps you in the know on all advancements in materials handling. Learn how robotics is revolutionizing the supply chain management industry.

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    Automation in the Automotive Industry: Flexibility for the Future

    For decades, the automotive industry has experienced alternating phases of growth and decline based on market and economic demands. The onset of the pandemic put a direct focus on the fluctuations and ongoing supply chain challenges, with many ...
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    July 15, 2021

    What Is Lean Manufacturing? How to Streamline ...

    Lean manufacturing is not a new term in the industry—lean methodology has been around since the 1990s, and it has roots dating back to early 1900s automobile production, with Ford’s assembly line and the Toyota Production System. But as consumers ...
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    June 10, 2021

    Forklift-Free: The Benefits of AMRs Go Well ...

    In the final segment of this two-part blog series on safety driving forklift-free initiatives, we uncover the consequential costs associated with manual forklift labor and the benefits resulting from implementing driverless autonomous mobile robots ...
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    June 8, 2021

    Forklift-Free: Driving Safety and Efficiency

    In part one of this two-part blog series, we cover manually driven forklifts, otherwise known as powered industrial trucks, and the inherent dangers that these vehicles pose. Despite ever-present safety regulations in the workplace, forklift ...
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    June 1, 2021

    The 4 Drivers of Industry 4.0 & How They Will ...

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution — also known as Industry 4.0 — is upon us. It was inspired by the same drivers as the First Industrial Revolution in the 18th century: reducing costs and boosting efficiency. Now, instead of looms and steam engines, ...
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    May 6, 2021

    3 Warehouse Automation & Safety Tips

    With an aging workforce, growing labor shortages, and extreme demands, warehouse safety is more important than ever to prevent injuries and avoid downtime. Nearly 95 million people miss work each year as a result of workplace injury, with ...
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    AGV Safety Benefits of Automation Warehousing

    December 12, 2018

    Adapting to Automation: Lessons for Long-Term ...

    This article was originally published in SupplyChainBrain. What’s the top next-gen technology that’s on strategic agendas across executive war rooms? The answer is automation and robotics, according to a recent survey of more than 800 financial ...
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    December 11, 2018

    How Employers and Employees Can Adapt to an ...

    This article was originally published in InformationWeek. Despite the fact that suppliers who are adopting automation technologies have the potential to reap substantial cost savings and increase profitability, some fear that the proliferation of ...
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    AGV Safety Benefits of Automation Industry 4.0

    December 8, 2018

    Advance Your Materials Handling Operations with ...

    This article was originally published in IndustryWeek. As manufacturers and distributors undertake new automation initiatives and push toward Industry 4.0 - the fourth industrial revolution - they have access to an unprecedented amount of data. The ...
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    October 17, 2018

    Don't Get Beaten by a Robot: 3 Ways to Ensure ...

    This article was originally published in Entrepreneur. A common thread in conversations about automation is the uncertainty people feel about their long-term job security. Despite (or perhaps because of) automation’s impressive ability to streamline ...
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    July 17, 2018

    What Automation Means for the Human Workforce

    This article was originally published in Business 2 Community. The advent of automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning is perhaps one of the biggest disruptions that the manufacturing industry has encountered. These technologies ...
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    May 16, 2018

    4 Benefits Robots Bring to the Workforce

    This article was originally published in Business 2 Community. Last month, an annual gathering of top manufacturing experts took place at MODEX, one of the world’s largest conferences for manufacturing and supply chain solutions. This year’s theme ...
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    September 5, 2017

    Lean Manufacturing: Eliminate the 7 Wastes With ...

    More Optimization, Less Waste We live in an age when many aspects of our lives are continuously optimized and improved upon. We call up transportation at the touch of an app. Instead of waiting at a doctor’s office, we opt for medical consultations ...
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    June 21, 2017

    5 Steps on Your Journey Toward Industry 4.0

    Introducing new technology can be disruptive: upending the status quo is always challenging for businesses and their employees. For manufacturers, though, the idea of the smart factory of the future is quickly becoming a reality, and even those ...
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    July 14, 2016

    18 Questions to Ask Your AGV Vendor: Part 2

    Check out Part 1. With so many AGV solutions on the market, it can be difficult to tell which AGV is right for your application and facility. Before investing in automation, ask your AGV vendor these important questions about install times, safety ...
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    June 22, 2016

    18 Questions to Ask Your AGV Vendor: Part 1

    Manufacturers are increasingly turning to automation to solve their materials handling challenges. But as many are realizing, not all AGV companies are alike. The various AGV solutions on the market have vastly different degrees of flexibility, ...
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    May 25, 2016

    IIoT: The Next Frontier in Manufacturing

    Machines on the plant floor will soon actively identify problems, determine a course of action, execute, and measure those results—all without human interaction. It's not the Jetsons—it's the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and it's already ...
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    May 11, 2016

    Aerospace Manufacturing: A Need to Innovate, But ...

    Like many industries, the aerospace and defense (A&D) sector is facing increased pressure to continuously innovate and increase productivity, while also reducing labor and operating costs. Achieving all these targets requires a large, ...
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    April 16, 2015

    The Benefits of Automated Fork Trucks

    Many material handling warehouse activities these days are being automated, partly due to technology advances and partly due to the very competitive nature of business. Picking, packing, shipping, cross-docking—automation is seemingly taking over ...
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    March 11, 2015

    Flexible Automation For a Dynamic Manufacturing ...

    In a dynamic production environment, as companies continue to experience an increase in manufacturing complexities, there is typically an increase in labor resources as well. For operations managers, it becomes a balancing act to manage the ...
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    October 22, 2014

    Three Key Advantages of Mother Daughter Carts and ...

    Through the years, the use of mother-daughter cart solutions in conjunction with vision guided vehicles (VGVs) has become more widely recognized, and for many applications is considered to be a Lean best practice. While many users documenting the ...
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