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Crossing Into New Territory: The Multibay Vertical Lift Module  Jun 20, 2007 9:27 PM By Paul Roy

The vertical lift module (VLM) was introduced into the material handling industry more than 20 years ago. In that time, we

Improving Order Accuracy  Apr 11, 2007 8:57 PM By Pat Brown

Just as in a diner, order-fill inaccuracies in a distribution center can disappoint or infuriate the customer. What

What’s New in Portable Terminals and Scanners  Feb 14, 2007 9:28 PM By Sam Flanders

Portable terminals and scanners have been used in the warehouse in some form since the 1970s. Each year we see improvements in the technology in the areas of size, performance, and battery life. Radio-frequency (RF) technology has finally matured to the point where it is both economical and highly reliable. And now, in addition to terminals and scanners, voice technology has come into the mainstream. Let

On picking and packing  Feb 01, 2007 10:30 PM By Kate Vitasek

Most companies understand the importance of following best practices but many don’t know exactly what those practices are. That’s where Kate Vitasek,

Voice-Direct Picking: Pros and Cons  Jan 24, 2007 9:51 PM By Rene Jones

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Quick Tip: Behold the Mouse Cart  Jan 17, 2007 8:32 PM By MCM staff

Are you looking to build a better mouse trap in your facility? You might start with the mouse cart. What’s a mouse cart, you ask? The mouse cart is a unique vehicle that can get a picker quickly around the facility. It is ideal for instances that require long travels between picks.

The Skinny on Small-Item Sorters  Nov 22, 2006 11:23 PM By Sam Flanders

A small item sorter can dramatically increase your pick rates by allowing you to select requirements for many orders all at the same time.

Now listen to this  Nov 01, 2006 10:30 PM By MCM staff

For the past three years Corporate Express, a $4.6 billion supplier of office products, has relied on voice-directed technology to drive its unit-picking

Batch vs. Wave Picking  Jun 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

In the distribution center, walking from one location to the next accounts for 60% of a picker’s time. Reducing walking time, then, is all but guaranteed

Tips for Improving Picking Productivity  Apr 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Wayne Teres

With so many order picking options to choose from, selecting the best solution for your operation can be quite a challenge. The order picking function






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