Rethink Robotics Releases Intera 5: A New Approach to Automation

Rethink Robotics' Intera 5 modernizes the traditional work cell by improving coordination, increasing flexibility and drastically reducing deployment times. Run through the robot’s controller, manufacturers can orchestrate conveyors, equipment and other machines from a central Intera 5-powered robot. Rethink Robotics has announced Intera® 5, … [Read more...]

Roundup: RM2 Pallet Approved by Major U.S. Retailer, Plasgad Introduces Distribution Pallet Line, Elkhart Plastics, Inc. Introduces New Rotomolded Pallet

RM2 Pallet Approved by Major U.S. Retailer RM2 has announced that its composite BlockPalTM pallets have been approved by one of the largest U.S. retailers for use by its suppliers, effective February 1, 2017.  According to the release, "The Board is highly encouraged by this development, which represents a significant milestone for the … [Read more...]

Interroll’s New Modular Conveyor Platform optimizes delivery processes at Liwayway in China

Sant Antonino, Switzerland; Shanghai, China –Liwayway, a leading snack food company, has placed an order to Interroll for a modular conveyor platform (MCP) system and three Pallet flow systems, which aim to upgrade its plant in Qingpu District, Shanghai. Interroll’s new MCP system, which is about to be put into operation, will undertake … [Read more...]

Pcdata USA obtains 100+ pickcart order with major US clothing retailer

Pcdata USA, the North American division of Pcdata, a global leader in Pick and Put to Light order fulfillment and tracking solutions for the supply chain industry, obtained a contract for a 100+ PickCart project with a major US clothing retailer. “We are very proud of being awarded the contract”, says Antonio Rodrigues, Sales Manager at Pcdata … [Read more...]

JLT Mobile Computers to showcase vehicle-mount terminals with virtually unbreakable screen technology at ProMat

JLT Mobile Computers, a leading developer and manufacturer of reliable computers for demanding environments, will be attending ProMat – the world’s premier supply chain and materials handling event – to show the latest rugged computers that increase productivity and minimize costly interruptions in the supply chain. At the event (on Booth # … [Read more...]

Voxware Research Indicates That Returns Process Remains Flawed 

24% of consumers report receiving an incorrect item for a second time after already returning an incorrect order Voxware, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for distribution operations, has released research highlighting why consumers return items purchased online or by phone and how their experiences with the returns process … [Read more...]

Significant Increase in Consumer Expectations for Online Retailers This Holiday Season Says Voxware

Expediency, accuracy, and traceability driving online retail shopping trends; 35.4% of consumers will abandon shopping with a retailer after receiving 1 incorrect item Voxware, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for distribution operations, has released consumer survey data demonstrating heightened expectations to which online retailers … [Read more...]

Seegrid Secures $25M in Additional Financing From Giant Eagle

Funding will support continued rapid growth Seegrid, a leader in vision-based autonomous industrial vehicles, has announced that the company has raised approximately $12M of equity capital from Giant Eagle, its majority shareholder, and several other existing and new investors, and has a commitment for an additional $13M from Giant … [Read more...]

Coop Norway Relies on WITRON’s Automation in All Temperature Zones

Load optimization, pick accuracy and quality challenges lead Coop towards warehouse automation Given the vast geography of Norway in relation to its small population and widely scattered store locations, retail distribution in that country presents considerable challenges. While the hurdles are similar to those faced by many if not most … [Read more...]

Photo Essay: Coop’s New Automated Warehouse in Norway

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