Daifuku North America Blog

Crate & Barrel Success Story

Posted by Chelsie Spencer on 1/26/17 3:39 PM

Crate & Barrel, a leading retailer specializing in housewares and home accCrate and Barrel.pngessories, sought ways to manage their operation and material handling costs while operating separate direct fulfillment and retail store replenishment facilities. Ensuring top quality specialty products at a value price point is their offering cornerstone. Whether Crate & Barrel is direct shipping an exquisite handmade glass from Poland to one of their online shoppers, or routing a truckload of bedding, furniture, mugs and cutlery to 170 retail stores nationwide, they strive for the highest accountability. Securing a competitive operation to support that goal required a unique material handling process and solution that only Wynright, a Daifuku North America Company could provide.

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Topics: warehouse, distribution, integrated system

New eStore for Conveyor Parts

Posted by Chelsie Spencer on 11/30/16 11:13 AM

We are pleased to annouce the launch of our new eStore for chain conveyor parts!

You can find everything from chain attachments, to trolleys, to wheels and safety devices 24/7-365 days of the year.   eStore.png

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Topics: Chain Conveyor, estore

Why Visit FABTECH?

Posted by Chelsie Spencer on 11/8/16 10:02 AM

FABTECH provides a convenient venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing needs. The annual event will offer more than 1,300 exhibitors and 28,000 attendees full access to over 550,000 net square feet of floor space.

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Topics: Material Handling Industry, Conveyor, FABTECH

See you at ProMat!

Posted by Chelsie Spencer on 10/14/16 2:54 PM

ProMat 2017 is only 6 months away!

April 3-6, 2017 we’ll be in booth 2603 at the McCormick Place in Chicago Illinois showcasing our latest and greatest innovations. ProMat is the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals across North America. 

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Topics: Material Handling Industry, ProMat Show, automation

ELS Filling over 180 Maintenance Positions Nationwide

Posted by Chelsie Spencer on 9/6/16 9:36 AM

Elite Line Services (ELS), a Daifuku North America Company is filling over 180 maintenance positions nationwide within its Airport Equipment and Material Handling businesses.Services

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Topics: careers

When to Consider Goods-to-Person

Posted by Chelsie Spencer on 8/10/16 10:34 AM

Lately, many people have been talking about Goods-to-Person systems, and all of the benefits that they offer. But how can you tell if a Goods-to-Person system is right for your Distribution Center (DC)?

Common concerns regarding Goods-to-Person systems include:

  • Is there a minimum rate required to make our investment feasible?
  • Does the amount of SKUs in our system make a difference?
  • What size products can it handle?
  • Does it work for split case, or just full case?

Goods-to-Person systems can be applied to optimize a number of different material handling processes while increasing speed, accuracy and space in the DC. Let us help you determine if a Goods-to-Person system is right for you.

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Topics: Material Handling Industry, ASRS, Wynright Corporation, Goods to Person

How to Accurately Track and Gently Sort Cartons of Various Sizes and Configurations

Posted by Gordon Hellberg on 7/26/16 11:24 AM

There are several solutions to track and sort cartons of various sizes and configurations but have you heard of a Sliding Shoe Sorter? Meet our AS30 Sliding Shoe Sorter - It’s a high-speed, positive divert sorter that handles high volumes of products, while mitigating wear and tear since it has no moving parts. The result is a divert station that provides high throughput rates for heavy duty applications, lasts longer, extremely quiet,  and requires less overall maintenance.

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Topics: Conveyor, Sortation

What is WES?

Posted by Randy Marble on 7/5/16 10:33 AM

In the Material Handling world the “WES” acronym stands for Warehouse Execution System. But what does it actually mean and what can it provide your Supply Chain operations?

WES focuses on the suite of software, hardware and controls necessary to handle today’s Omni-Channel distribution requirements.  The larger challenge is constructing the disparate solutions to provide a seamless flow of goods utilizing the solutions and the operational data that each one contains.

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Topics: warehouse, Software, Supply Chain, Omni-Channel, WES, Controls


Posted by Joe O'Connor on 6/3/16 10:00 AM

Focus on: Future Trends in Logistics and Warehousing and Cobots in the Workforce

We’re excited to be participating in two panels at the upcoming AVUSI New England’s ROBOTICA 2016 event on June 7th at Devens Common Center, Devens, MA. 

Giovanni Stone, Director of Wynright Robotics at Wynright Corporation (Wynright Corporation is a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company), will be adding his vast experience in multiple supply chain and manufacturing segments to the “Robotics in Logistics and Warehousing - Current Applications & Future Trends” panel. Giovanni is at the cutting edge of technology in this area as he works to transform new innovations in robotic concepts developed at Wynright into commercial products. 

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Topics: robotics, automation

The British-Irish Airports EXPO

Posted by Ken Hamel on 5/27/16 9:00 AM


The British-Irish Airports EXPO, June 8-9 is a free-to-attend celebration of the sophistication and success of the British and Irish airport networks, hosted by Birmingham Airport. In addition to the biggest EXPO of its kind in the region, the event will include a conference, a Gala Party and guided-tours of Birmingham Airport’s facilities. 

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Topics: Airport,, Daifuku Airport Technologies