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Robots Endangering Workers Drives German Startup to Airbags Robots Endangering Workers Drives German Startup to Airbags
Two years ago, a robot crushed a 22-year-old man to death at a Volkswagen AG factory in Germany after the maintenance worker became trapped in an area usually off-bound to... »

In the Future, Warehouse Robots Will Learn on Their Own In the Future, Warehouse Robots Will Learn on Their Own
The robot was perched over a bin filled with random objects, from a box of instant oatmeal to a small toy shark. This two-armed automaton did not recognize any of this stuff,... »

Q&A: Making Sense of the Internet of Things Q&A: Making Sense of the Internet of Things
A discussion about how the internet of things and big data are affecting supply-chain operations - with a particular emphasis on their application to the warehouse.... »

Videos
The Futuristic Supply Chain The Futuristic Supply Chain
Industry experts discuss cutting-edge applications of technology that will transform supply-chain execution in the years ahead, including artificial intelligence, virtual and... »

It's Time to Reinvent Warehouse Networks It's Time to Reinvent Warehouse Networks
Old warehouse networks are static and constrained. They need to be transformed to provide speed, flexibility and addditional storage options, says Dave Galgon, director of... »

The Innovations That Promise to Disrupt Supply-Chain Management The Innovations That Promise to Disrupt Supply-Chain Management
Guy Courtin, vice president of industry and solution strategy for retail and fashion with Infor, discusses some truly disruptive and futuristic technologies for the supply... »

Editors' Blog
How REI's Green Obsession Sparked D.C. Innovations
Companies seek to burnish their brands in a variety of creative ways. In the case of Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), that desire extends deep into the supply chain.... »

For This Logistics Service Provider, The Game Is Afoot
If life is a game, then corporate management surely can't be the exception.... »

Ramping Up Cybersecurity in the Age of Robots and Autonomous Vehicles
We're at the dawn of a promising new age of autonomous vehicles and connected devices for supply-chain management. And with that cutting-edge technology comes the heightened... »

News
As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles
Nissa Scott started working at the cavernous Amazon warehouse in southern New Jersey late last year, stacking plastic bins the size of small ottomans. It was not, she says,... »

Wal-Mart Wants to Take On Amazon With Flying Warehouses
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has opened a new front in its battle with Amazon.com Inc.... »

Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers — and Robots Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers - and Robots
There's a good chance something you've bought online has been in the hands of a "picker" first. These are the workers in warehouses who pick, pack and ship all those things... »

  White Papers
Track/Trace Solutions for the Logistics Supply Chain
Consumer satisfaction with the quality of your products is clearly important, but the service you provide before and after the sale is equally important to any business, but... »

Three Ideal Areas for Automation Investment in Retail Distribution Centers
This white paper explores three areas within a retail order fulfillment operation where automated storage and retrieval systems can make a key impact on an organization’s... »

Three Ways to Cost Justify Investment in Freezer-Automation
We take it for granted that we can regularly fill our freezers with frozen food. Vegetables, pizza, ice cream — a perfect cold chain ensures high-quality food. The cold chain... »

Podcasts
At Long Last, A.I. Comes to the Logistics Industry At Long Last, A.I. Comes to the Logistics Industry
It was only a matter of time before artificial intelligence was applied to the field of logistics.... »

Survival Strategies for Struggling Retailers Survival Strategies for Struggling Retailers
In the age of the omnichannel, is there any hope for traditional retail chains?... »

The Future of Robotics in Logistics The Future of Robotics in Logistics
Are robots taking over the warehouse?... »

Supplier Case Studies
Automotive OEM Taps Automated Lockers to Help Distribution Hub Run Smoothly
Challenge: When this automotive OEM upgraded the warehouse management system for its largest distribution facility, it knew a better way to manage handheld equipment was... »

WMS Load Test Simulating 500 Users Produces Surprising Discovery
Challenge: Prior to a WMS Go Live, a power equipment manufacturer wanted to stress test new servers to ensure additional load would not impact operations. Time-strapped, they... »

Industrial Automation Software Accelerates DC's Shipping, Improves Accuracy, Increases Speed
Challenge: High-volume publisher was experiencing high growth, increasing demand, and a rotating, diminishing workforce. They needed to automate their manual operation to... »

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