InVia Takes Service-Based Approach to Warehouse Robotics

| Mike O'Brien

inVia Robotics claims to be the first to market with a “goods-to-box” system that uses a pay-as-you-pick service model to make it scalable and affordable. See how this approach has benefited ink and toner cartridge maker LD Products, one of the first users of the system.

UPS, UPS ground, UPS air

Drones, Robotics, 3D Printing Part of Major Technology Focus at UPS

| Mike O'Brien

UPS executives said they will continue to place a $1 billion bet on new technology each year, including major investments in facility automation, robotics and even drones to conduct tasks such as aircraft inspections and inventory counts. See what else the company disclosed about its strategy and operations during media day at its Atlanta headquarters.

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Choosing the Right Order Fulfillment Automation Solution

| Mike O'Brien

For a growing number of merchant companies, automated systems have become a way to address the issues of increasing throughput and order accuracy while decreasing returns. In addition to accuracy, often the biggest driver of automation decisions, the ability to achieve higher throughput per headcount, increasing efficiency while keeping down labor costs, is also paramount.

Enterprise Resource Planning, OMS, order management system, warehouse management system, WMS, ERP

Start Planning Now for Fall and Holiday 2015 Peak Season Operations

| Curt Barry

You’ve barely put a bow on your peak shipping, but it’s time to assess your performance and start planning for peak season operations in 2015. What are your objectives for improvements? Here are eight steps to help you prioritize which changes happen this year, and which can be pushed into 2016 and beyond.

Amazon, Amazon.com, Fulfillment By Amazon, FBA, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, ecommerce operations, retail, online retail, -retail, Amazon buy box

Amazon Unveils its 8th Generation Fulfillment Center

| MCM Staff

On Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year, Amazon revealed its newest generation fulfillment center using robotics, vision systems and high-end technology to speed up order delivery times for customers. Take a look at the Kiva Robots in action.