After a construction period lasting about a year, MULTIVAC in Kansas City, Missouri, has opened its new Logistics Center, which will help meet increasing demands for spare parts logistics and material supplies for production. This investment lays the foundations for further growth by MULTIVAC in the region.
While not a cold-storage warehouse, this is an example of the very latest technology, automation, order picking, logistics efficiencies, and energy-saving equipment that cold chain facilities can incorporate into their own high-volume buildings.
This week on our From the Cold Corner podcast, we sit down with Tom Swovick, market development manager for proteins at Dematic, to discuss the future of cold storage and logistics through the lens of automation and AGVs, as well as what solutions might be out there to help ease the strain on the cold foods chain from COVID-19 disruptions. Swovick also details Dematic’s virtual tradeshow plans while industry conventions are shut down--a business pivot becoming more common to connect with clients as shelter-in-place continues.
Twinlode Automation, an integrator of warehouse automation and storage systems, announced it has become an official member of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW). Twinlode Automation has long held expertise in the movement of time-sensitive food and produce items as they are moved from field to store shelves, and the decision to join the IARW underscores that commitment and better positions the company for being more deeply involved in the industry.
Both automation and worker augmentation solutions will be a key focus for decision makers’ plans during the next five years.
June 20, 2019
Zebra Technologies Corp., Lincolnshire, Ill., announced the results of its “2024 Warehousing Vision Study,” which analyzes IT and operations decision makers’ current and planned strategies for modernizing their warehouses, distribution centers and fulfillment centers.
Even as companies introduce more warehouse technology, many are also adding employee quality-of-life enhancements to counteract labor shortages.
October 1, 2018
Multilingual voice controls, the Internet of Things (IoT) and emerging technologies are adding new efficiencies to the modern warehouse in a climate of rising costs, according to a report released by JLL, Chicago.
The contract enables AutoStore’s high-density storage and goods-to-person picking systems to become part of Dematic’s supply chain optimization solutions portfolio.
September 1, 2017
AutoStore, a Norway-based provider of grid-based, scalable warehouse automation system, signed a strategic agreement with Dematic, a global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services based in Grand Rapids, Mich.