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Visit MODEX 2016 to learn what matters in distribution and fulfillment

Next week, Intelligrated heads to Atlanta, Georgia for MODEX 2016. Attendees will find Intelligrated solutions to maximize throughput, accuracy and ROI in booths #2747 and #2737 at "the greatest supply chain show on earth", April 4-7 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Intelligrated will feature several new technologies delivering speed, accuracy and product-handling flexibility, including patented dynamic discharge compensation (DDC) technology for IntelliSort® cross-belt sorters that ensures precise diverts and minimizes jams, recirculations and manual touches. DDC is recognized as a finalist in the 2016 MHI Innovation Award competition for "best innovation of an existing product." Featured IntelliSort sliding shoe sortation includes "soft touch" divert technology that provides high-speed carton control and accuracy, enabling the widest range of conveyables and highest capacity throughput.

The Intelligrated booth will also have demos showcasing advanced robotic and shuttle solutions for the endless aisle challenges that retail operations currently face. In the fully automated picking demonstration, Intelligrated's automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) integrates with a robotic arm to illustrate advancements in each picking technology.

The Intelligrated Software booth will showcase a robust suite of fulfillment technologies. Learn about our current warehouse execution system (WES) that provides the necessary components to enable accurate, high-velocity fulfillment processes throughout the DC.

Visitors will learn how Intelligrated Voice™ provides hands-free picking and putting to drastically increase order fulfillment productivity. Also on display, Intelligrated's GoalPost® Labor Management Software (LMS) demonstrates on-demand intelligence used to measure, manage and plan warehouse labor for increased efficiency and facility performance. The interactive light-directed fulfillment technology demos illustrate improvements in operator accuracy and picking and putting efficiencies for a wide range of operations. Additionally, visitors will learn how Intelligrated Store Solutions combines the accuracy of Voice technology and the insight of LMS to capture transactional data bringing DC-like accuracy, efficiency and predictability to in-store processes.

Finally, Intelligrated's Lifecycle Support Services (LSS) will introduce the Intelligrated Reliability Intelligence Solution™ (IRIS), a computerized maintenance management software program designed to manage everything from work orders to inventory to budgeting. LSS representatives will be available to discuss proactive lifecycle management and solutions to assist with regulatory compliance. 

Intelligrated will be doing several short in-booth thought leadership presentations, along with two educational seminars:

10 steps to improve operational efficiency 
Tuesday, April 5 at noon in MODEX Theater E

Robotics in the warehouse 
Wednesday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. in MODEX Theater A

If you have not yet registered for the show, click here to sign up for a free attendee badge. 

We are excited to showcase a wide range of automated solutions at MODEX 2016 and look forward to seeing you at one of the largest material handling shows this year. 

Don't miss Intelligrated ProMat seminars

Intelligrated representatives look forward to participating in several educational seminars at this year’s ProMat show in Chicago, March 23-26. These seminars offer valuable insight and tips for material handling systems in distribution operations.

Be sure to stop by and learn how to get the most out of your warehouse operations.

E-commerce is entering a new dimension. Are your conveyors and sorters ready for the challenge?
Monday, March 23 at 12:45 p.m. in ProMat theater D

With several national shipping companies embracing dimensional weight pricing, material handling systems must optimize performance standards to accommodate different packaging types. Learn how to ensure your system can handle the challenge.

WMS + WCS = warehouse execution system
Monday, March 23 at 3:45 p.m. in ProMat theater J

Warehouse execution systems combine software systems with material handling automation for real-time responsiveness, and increased fulfillment accuracy and efficiency. Learn what defines a WMS and WCS versus a warehouse execution system and the top KPIs measured by fulfillment operations.

Using software to maximize your order fulfillment performance
Tuesday, March 24 at 3:45 p.m. in ProMat theater H

Software is becoming an increasingly critical component of order fulfillment success. Learn the various execution software systems and how to combine them to create the best operational solution and increase labor efficiency, productivity and overall throughput.

10 steps to improve operational efficiency
Wednesday, March 25 at 11:15 a.m. in ProMat theater J

Distribution and fulfillment operations experience ongoing business changes that impact customers and the financial bottom line. The challenge lies in identifying and addressing change indicators before operations reach a critical mass of inefficiency. Learn ten important steps to identify change indicators and ensure operational efficiency.

In-booth presentations
Intelligrated Customer Service and Support representatives will host in-booth presentations throughout the day.  These presentations will address best-practices to optimize maintenance and parts programs.

Five building blocks to a successful maintenance program
Monday, March 23 – Wednesday, March 25 at 11 a.m. in booth #2903

All successful maintenance programs are built on solid practices that lead to maximum uptime.  Join Corey Calla, material handling expert, as he shares the five critical building blocks for a successful maintenance program.

The right part at the right time – how to avoid downtime due to part shortage
Monday, March 23 – Wednesday, March 25 at 1 p.m. in booth #2903

Best practices in maintenance can minimize risk and prevent unnecessary downtime.  Join Matt McDermott as he discusses the tools and techniques used in a successful parts program.

Assessing your system – Five signs that your system needs maintenance
Monday, March 23 – Wednesday, March 25 at 2 p.m. in booth #2903

Join Bryan Arnold as he walks through the five leading indicators that a material handling system needs maintenance.

To attend a Customer Service and Support presentation, click here to reserve your seat.

If you still need to register for ProMat and Automate, click here to sign up for your free attendee badge. To arrange a meeting at ProMat or Automate, email info@intelligrated.com.

We hope to see you in Chicago at ProMat booth #2903 and Automate booth #414!

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Join Intelligrated at ProMat and Automate 2015

Only two weeks remain before the 2015 ProMat and Automate shows March 23-26 in the south hall of Chicago’s McCormick Place. Intelligrated looks forward to the nation’s largest materials handling show, where organizers welcome several impressive keynotes to create the best, most productive show yet.

Keynote speakers including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Google for Work director Renee Niemi, will address the future of technology and business operations, while comedian Frank Caliendo is set to entertain for MHI’s 70th anniversary.

Intelligrated’s ProMat booth #2903 will focus on innovative, flexible solutions that provide the accuracy, efficiency and speed required in today’s e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment operations. Designed as a conceptual distribution center, the booth gives visitors a detailed look at how Intelligrated software, shuttle and conveyor solutions enable efficient operations.

Software solutions

Intelligrated’s warehouse execution systems (WES) and labor management software (LMS) increase accuracy in e-commerce and multichannel operations by managing labor, processes and inventory through real-time reporting and analytics. Picking and voice technologies are on display through mobile cart demonstrations, an integrated put wall and voice kiosks.

Shuttle solutions

The Intelligrated OLS (one-level shuttle) system is a highly efficient AS/RS solution that handles a wide variety of product types and carton sizes for goods-to-operator order fulfillment, just-in-time inventory management, and product sequencing and buffering applications. Capable of storing and retrieving items from single and double-deep storage, the OLS is ideal for operations with a limited available footprint. An in-booth demonstration features several item retrieval sequences. 

Conveyor and sortation systems

Intelligrated’s high-throughput conveyor and fast, accurate sortation systems handle a wide variety of product types including totes and polybags, enabling optimum efficiency in distribution and fulfillment operations. In addition to IntelliSort® cross-belt and sliding shoe sorters, visitors can view demonstrations featuring IntelliQ® accumulation conveyor powered by the innovative Zoneflex Advanced control solution.

Lifecycle services

Intelligrated’s Customer Service and Support (CSS) provides the services, parts and support needed to keep systems running at peak efficiency. 24X7 technical support connects customers to Intelligrated’s expert field service engineers for proven support, while OnTimeParts, the industry’s most comprehensive material handling parts website, makes ordering spare parts easy and efficient.  At the show, representatives from CSS will be on hand to discuss modifications and upgrades to existing systems, maintenance programs and the newly-redesigned OnTimeParts.com.

With their show badge, ProMat attendees can also enter the neighboring Automate show in McCormick Place North. Intelligrated will exhibit at Automate in booth #414 – be sure to visit Intelligrated in both locations. 

If you haven’t already registered for ProMat and Automate, click here to sign up for your free attendee badge.

To arrange a meeting at either show, email info@intelligrated.com.

Stay tuned for a later blog about Intelligrated educational seminars at ProMat. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Gearing up for Retail’s BIG show

The New Year starts fast with Intelligrated heading to the Big Apple for NRF’s annual Convention and EXPO. This year’s show will be open Sunday for the first time ever, allowing more time for education, networking and exhibitions. 

The Intelligrated booth, #4409, will feature the latest software and automated order fulfillment solutions capable of meeting the throughput, accuracy and order profile demands of e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment.

Booth attendees can learn more about:

Fulfillment execution systems: Unlike traditional WMS solutions, fulfillment execution systems optimize fulfillment in real time, through constant analysis of order priority, inventory, labor, process and equipment information. This comprehensive software suite of warehouse management (WMS), warehouse control (WCS), order fulfillment, labor management and supply chain business intelligence software enables real-time operational decisions to maximize speed, accuracy and efficiency for fast, accurate shipments.

Picking technology: Intelligrated offers the ideal mix of picking technologies for a variety of workflows and changing business requirements as operations scale to meet seasonal demand and sustained growth. Intelligrated’s voice picking solution provides multilingual, hands-free picking commands to optimize productivity and yield more than 99.9 percent fulfillment accuracy across a range of retail applications. The intuitive system recognizes natural language for easy training and rapid user acceptance. Intelligrated also offers light-directed mobile picking carts that enable single pickers to fill multiple orders in one pass, improving throughput rates and ergonomics.

Labor management software: LMS from Intelligrated provides a coaching and training toolset, actionable reporting and user-friendly analytics to enable a better understanding of labor performance for improved retention, training and productivity.

Business intelligence software: BI provides real-time reports and analysis via mobile-friendly dashboards to empower management to make informed operational decisions for improved distribution network performance on the floor.

Intelligrated understands how to meet the competitive demands of retail distribution, thanks to experience with more than 60 of the top 100 global retailers and 50 of the top 100 internet retailers. The company’s automated order fulfillment technology and software combine with its extensive lineup of automated equipment to deliver fully-integrated systems backed by total lifecycle support. 

Be sure to stop by booth #4409 to meet with Intelligrated representatives about solutions that deliver the right level of automation to meet order fulfillment demands. 

To schedule a meeting at the show, email info@intelligrated.com. Multilingual booth support in Portuguese and Spanish is available.

Intelligrated named to 2014 Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100

The Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 program salutes the outstanding achievements of the area’s privately-owned businesses, recognizing the top 100 private companies based on revenue. Intelligrated made the list for the 8th straight year, ranking 21 out of the 100 companies selected.

Deloitte begins compiling the list in the summer, surveying nearly 650 firms for sales revenue and other data. Along with the 100-company list, Deloitte and the Cincinnati Enquirer publish trends and highlights based on results from the surveys. Their findings include:

  • More than 70 percent responded with reducing corporate tax rates as what the federal government can do to help mid-sized businesses grow in 2015.
  • Nearly half of the companies surveyed said they are likely or very likely to acquire another company in the coming year.

The Deloitte list is the latest Ohio business accolade for Intelligrated in 2014. The company made the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Top 100 Workplaces list as a top large workplace in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The Cincinnati Business Courier recognized Intelligrated as an engineering finalist for its Innovation Awards and as a finalist for its Fast 55 program, which ranks the fastest-growing private companies in Greater Cincinnati. The Ohio Cooperative Education Association also honored Intelligrated with a Distinguished Employer Award, recognizing the vital role of companies who provide employment and learning opportunities for co-op students.

In the material handling and logistics industry, Intelligrated placed in Modern Materials Handling’s ranking of the top 20 worldwide materials handling system suppliers, the only U.S.-based company in the top 15. Further honors in the industry include recognition as a Top 100 Logistics IT provider by Inbound Logistics and inclusion in the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100.

Intelligrated has grown to more than 2,600 associates worldwide and expects further growth to close 2014. The company continues to develop its presence within the United States and abroad, opening a new southwest regional operation in Texas and expanding its offices in China, Brazil and Canada.