Material Handling Network: Sortation and conveyor system providing solutions to moving products quickly and efficiently
From Material Handling Network:
If you enjoyed the engineering involved in building a marble roller coaster as a child, chances are you’ll appreciate the trends in warehouse conveyor and sortation systems. Products are moved on belts at dizzying speeds — around multiple curves, occasionally up sharp inclines high above a distribution floor, and back down to shop level — all while lanes of products merge and sort along the way. Other times, however, the solutions are much simpler and more affordable.
As market influences continue to throw curveballs at the material handling, packaging, and supply chain industries, advancements in conveyor and sortation systems are providing new, creative solutions to keep up.
“The confluence of growing holiday sales volumes, hiring challenges and supply chain complexities mean that this year, facilities need to manage even more orders with limited staffing while facing inconsistent and unpredictable waves of inventory due to backlogs and upstream supply chain complications,” said Rush Fullerton, vice president of business development at Louisville-based MHS.