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Software Survey: Users Cautiously Embrace Change

The 2022 Materials Handling Technology Study explores the current and future use of software and automation solutions in warehouses and distributions. This article highlights some of the key findings, including the types of technology being used like warehouse management and cloud-based software.  Our annual look at the software market shows how companies are using software […]

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Forklift-Mounted Computers Market is Set to Witness Steady Growth by 2031

The demand for forklift-mounted computers will likely rise steadily into 2031. This article discusses what’s fueling the growth for these rugged computers.  The market for forklift-mounted computers is expected to develop steadily between now and 2031. The ease of use of forklift-mounted computers, as well as their rugged nature to survive the harshest settings, are […]

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5 Technological Innovations that are Transforming the Freight and Logistics Industry

The freight and logistics industry has evolved with the creation and adoption of new technologies. This article highlights five technologies they will significantly impact the industry in 2022, such as blockchain, IoT, and cloud computing. Technological innovations have changed the way business is being done in almost all sectors of the world. In the case […]

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Why the US military wants 5G on the front lines

5G may be a game changer for the U.S. military in the upcoming years. This article discusses how the technology will be crucial to improving military communications networks, including when using mobile devices in the field. When the military goes to war, it brings its communications infrastructure with it. From the drums and fifes of early […]

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Why the case for CMMS is so BLACK and WHITE

Want to improve maintenance and operations? Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) may be the solution you need to improve uptime and efficiency. This article discusses the value of investing in the technology. Computerized maintenance management software is a tough one to argue against with continued pressure on materials handling equipment uptime and performance efficiency without interruption. […]

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How WES is changing the game for fulfillment centers

Warehouse execution systems can drive efficiency in fulfillment centers, but does your company need to invest in the technology? This article discusses the benefits WES offer when used wisely and well.  Warehouse execution systems sit between warehouse management and traditional control layers in today’s DC software stack, but WES is more than a visibility layer. […]

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5 Exciting Real-World Uses for AR and IoT

Many industries find use for IoT and AR technologies, but they are not often used together. This article highlights five innovative ways the technologies can be used in tandem in the real world, including navigation, recruitment and training, maintenance, and emergency response.  People often discuss the Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented reality (AR) separately, […]

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The top technologies creating a ‘revolutionary stage’ in supply chains

The emergence of new technologies is revolutionizing the supply chain industry. This article highlights 11 technologies supply chains are using to improve facility operations.  If the past few years were the age of evolution in the supply chain, 2022 is the year of the supply chain revolution. That was the theme from MHI CEO John […]

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What cloud native means for your business

For many companies, the cloud is key to their digital transformation strategies. However, without cloud-native applications, they won’t be able to fully benefit from it. This article discusses what “cloud-native” means and why companies should use this type of architecture.  From manufacturing to transportation to retail, companies across virtually every industry are supporting their digital […]

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With IT modernization plan, Chicago aims for more accessible, transparent and secure data

A new city initiative aims to modernize Chicago’s information technology systems, hopefully resulting in a smarter city that’s more user-friendly and mobile-enabled for all businesses. This article discusses the strategy behind this push for digital transformation.  Dive Brief: Modernizing Chicago’s information technology systems to reduce the cost and burden of receiving city services and improve […]

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