AutoStore features reusables, expands its partner network with Dematic as a global partner

Ultra-high density automated storage system relies on overhead robots and a standardized reusable container system. AutoStore, inventor, and provider of the grid-based, scalable warehouse automation system, has signed a strategic global agreement with Dematic. The system relies on standardized reusable containers to help achieve ultra-high … [Read more...]

Surgere Partners With Fetch Robotics To Unveil Cycle-Counting Robot To Eliminate Inventory Tracking Failures

  Surgere’s ROBi platform has successfully completed a full-scale pilot at a Dayton, Ohio, Tier-1 automotive supplier’s distribution center and is ready for large-scale deployment. ROBi integrates Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology with Fetch Robotic’s award winning mobile robot platform to autonomously capture RFID label … [Read more...]

Trends Favoring Reusables and Tracking Tech in the Asia Pacific Pharma Market

Information reported in Technavio’s latest report on the pharmaceutical logistics market in APAC (Asia Pacific) provides an analysis of the most important trends expected the coming years. As an important sidebar, it also touches on some of the increased opportunities for reusable packaging. Technavio paints the pharmaceutical logistics market … [Read more...]

How Reusable Packaging Helps Optimize E-Commerce

Reusable packaging can play a major role in e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment. It is important to look ahead and consider flexible solutions that can continue to add value even as your approach to fulfillment evolves. E-Commerce Is Growing Fast While the increasing growth of e-commerce is presenting new challenges for order … [Read more...]

Returnable Packaging and Automation

Best practices for integrating reusable packaging with automated manufacturing and storage systems. Industry insider emphasizes the importance of a direct line of communication between the automation supplier and the reusable packaging provider. Mike Chiado, President of Americas for the Utz Group’s U.S. affiliate, George Utz Inc. USA gave a … [Read more...]

Wave Reaction Recipient of John Deere Supplier Innovation Award for 2016

Award Recognizes Creative Thinking and Innovative Problem-Solving Moline, IL: Wave Reaction has been named a recipient of a John Deere Supplier Innovation Award for 2016. The award is presented to select John Deere suppliers who have demonstrated innovation in a product or service they provide. Wave Reaction is a reusable container management … [Read more...]

Transforming Warehouse Management With IoT

by Finnegan Pierson How IoT will transform warehouse management. Warehouses can be massive complexes that represent millions of dollars in supplies and merchandise. It's becoming more of a challenge to satisfy demanding customers and still retain profit margins. For today's busy warehouses, implementing the right technology is becoming more … [Read more...]

Box to Robots: You Guys Cut Me Up

Box cutting has long been a "must do" for warehouse operations. Now you can add Omni-channel to the mix in terms of quickly accelerating the need for each picking and carton top removal. Slicing off the tops of boxes is something that looks natural when a skilled warehouse worker deftly performs the task. On the other hand, I've also seen … [Read more...]

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...]