AUTOMATION INSIGHTS

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Meet Matthews: Lokeshwar Deenadayalan, Controls Engineer

February 10, 2023 Matthews Automation Solutions is a leading provider of material handling systems and software, servicing customers from two North American locations. Our Pyramid | Compass team in Cincinnati, OH provides advanced warehouse execution software (WES) and warehouse control systems that integrate islands of automation and balance work for optimum throughput. Matthews’ Lightning Pick team delivers pick-to-light, put walls, […]

Robotics Systems Optimization

January 26, 2024 Integrating Robotics in Distribution Centers AMRs are “autonomous” mobile robots. But that does not mean that they are independent of other systems. A lot goes into an optimized, synergistic integration with other systems because each distribution center’s operations are different. Each DC’s technology stack, combined with its MHE, is unique. You may be daydreaming of “plug and […]

Direct Sales Company has Partnered with Matthews Automation’s Lightning Pick for 21 Years

December 29, 2023  For 21 years, a pioneer in direct sales has partnered with Matthews Automation to expand operational growth and steadily increase throughput with Lightning Pick systems New Application Brief In 2001 a Direct Sales Company wanted to optimize order fulfillment to their teams, who personally distributed individual orders to guests that attended their host parties. At that time […]

Meet Matthews: Olivia Juenger, Product Marketing Specialist

December 8, 2023 Matthews Automation Solutions is a leading provider of material handling systems and software, servicing customers from two North American locations. Our Pyramid | Compass team in Cincinnati, OH provides advanced warehouse execution software (WES) and warehouse control systems that integrate islands of automation and balance work for optimum throughput. Matthews’ Lightning Pick team delivers pick-to-light, put walls, […]

Matthews Automation interfaces Women’s Intimate Retailer to direct picking and routing of inventory to retail stores

November 24, 2023  Women’s Intimate Apparel Retailer   Project Overview The customer’s WMS is integrated with Matthews Automation’s WES, which interfaces with Matthews’ Pyramid Controller Series (control hardware and software) to supervise and direct MHE throughout the entire facility to direct picking and routing of inventory to retail stores.  To better support store replenishment, a leading women’s intimate apparel retailer needed […]

Meet Matthews: Peter Gerbitz, System Sales Manager

November 10, 2023 Matthews Automation Solutions is a leading provider of material handling systems and software, servicing customers from two North American locations. Our Pyramid | Compass team in Cincinnati, OH provides advanced warehouse execution software (WES) and warehouse control systems that integrate islands of automation and balance work for optimum throughput. Matthews’ Lightning Pick team delivers pick-to-light, put walls, […]

Order Picking Systems for Third Party Logistics and Fulfillment

This post is the first in a series about light-directed systems for 3PL operations. Light-Directed Solutions Increase Throughput and Accuracy for 3PL Operations The benefits of pick-to-light systems are well known by 3PL and 3PF managers, but there has been a misperception that the technology lacks the flexibility these operations require. In fact, the opposite is true. When properly engineered […]

Matthews Automation Releases Lightning Pick Version 8.0

Major pick-to-light software version update manages larger data sets with greater speed and features advanced filtering, functionality, and security WAUKESHA, WI (September 21, 2023) — Mathews Automation Solutions, a provider of warehouse automation and software, announces the new release of their leading pick-to-light software, Lightning Pick Version 8.0. This version features a completely new Operations Manager module with an updated […]

Meet Matthews: Dann Woellert, WES Product Manager

August 31, 2023 Matthews Automation Solutions is a leading provider of material handling systems and software, servicing customers from two North American locations. Our Pyramid | Compass team in Cincinnati, OH provides advanced warehouse execution software (WES) and warehouse control systems that integrate islands of automation and balance work for optimum throughput. Matthews’ Lightning Pick team delivers pick-to-light, put walls, […]

Three Ways Matthews Can Help You Overcome Software Anxiety with NEXUS

August 18, 2023 | Dann Woellert Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned veteran of warehouse automation, there is always a level of software anxiety to overcome. Software requirements change and technology improves over the years. Yet software isn’t a tangible product like conveyor or a PLC. You can’t always touch software or take it off the shelf to […]

Meet Matthews: Sandi Zamzow, Customer Service Specialist & Repair Coordinator

July 28, 2023 Matthews Automation Solutions is a leading provider of material handling systems and software, servicing customers from two North American locations. Our Pyramid | Compass team in Cincinnati, OH provides advanced warehouse execution software (WES) and warehouse control systems that integrate islands of automation and balance work for optimum throughput. Matthews’ Lightning Pick team delivers pick-to-light, put walls, […]

Meet Matthews: Bobby Chase, Software Engineer

July 21, 2023 Matthews Automation Solutions is a leading provider of material handling systems and software, servicing customers from two North American locations. Our Pyramid | Compass team in Cincinnati, OH provides advanced warehouse execution software (WES) and warehouse control systems that integrate islands of automation and balance work for optimum throughput. Matthews’ Lightning Pick team delivers pick-to-light, put walls, […]

Medical Products Supplier Automates Complete Packing and Shipping Processes with Matthews Automation

June 28, 2023  Read the New Application Brief Project Overview During the Covid-19 pandemic, medical device suppliers saw a surge in production and fulfillment volumes. One multinational company that provides ventilation devices, technologies, and consumables found that their employees were making costly errors during a period of extreme caution. This company collaborated with Matthew Automation to implement warehouse automation in […]

Pick-to-Light for Manufacturing – Part 2: Controlling Lights with PLCs

May 31, 2023   This post is the second in a series about pick-to-light systems for manufacturing operations. Part 1 of the series introduces how pick-to-light systems work and a list of applications they can improve, including a video demonstrating light-directed picking, kitting, and assembly. Sign up for our newsletter to receive future posts in this series and more. Pick-to-Light […]

Projection Picking Systems

April 27, 2023 What is Projection Picking Technology? Projection Picking utilizes a laser projector which indicates the picking or sorting locations and other information such as: product details, precautions, instructions and even photos or video. This highly flexible technology can be used for an ever-changing footprint of cubbies, bins, totes, shelves, etc. For example, third party logistics (3PL) operations may […]

ProMat 2023 Show Preview: End-to-End Optimization and Visibility

February 27, 2023 Experience new technologies in warehouse execution systems, projection pick-to-light, put walls and more at ProMat Booth S4307! At MHI-sponsored ProMat, from March 20-23, 2023, Matthews Automation’s exhibit displays advanced, best-of-breed solutions from Matthews to help visitors “Orchestrate Omnichannel Operations.” Matthews’ ProMat Booth S4307 showcases the following: Robotics enhancing a range of applications like goods-to-person, using specialized AMR […]

Lightning Pick Cloud

January 30, 2023 Based on over 30 years of experience developing computerized order fulfillment systems, Matthews has implemented over 1000 instances of Lightning Pick software in all types of companies, primarily for major brands in the distribution, logistics and warehousing industries, as well as manufacturers. We are now offering Lighting Pick Cloud which has been designed to help more organizations […]

Warehouse Automation Year in Review

December 20, 2022 The past year has once again illustrated the key role automation plays in sustaining the global supply chain. Brands of all types continued implementing innovative material handling technologies to address rising ecommerce volume with less labor resources, and to ensure their products quickly reach consumers’ homes as-ordered. Here’s a countdown of our top 5 automation trends and […]

Optimizing Goods-to-Person Applications with the Latest Warehouse Automation Technologies

November 29, 2022 Matthews Integrates WES, ASRS, AMRs and Pick-to-Light for Goods-to-Person Processes As companies prepare for 2023, they’re seeking new ways of meeting the demands of ecommerce order fulfillment amidst a shortage of labor, unpredictable supply chains, expensive warehouse space and other disruptions. Fortunately, established and evolving warehouse automation technologies are being combined, connected and reimagined in today’s distribution […]

Leading E-Grocery Brand Grows with Matthews Automation

October 19, 2022 Matthews increases order throughput by 5X and SKU count by 4X for a rapidly evolving e-grocery brand New Application Brief Even prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the e-grocery market was rapidly building momentum. One globally recognized e-grocery brand’s exponential growth generated the need for warehouse automation to quickly scale and meet demand. They collaborated with Matthews to […]

Building Bridges between Education & Industry

September 27, 2022 Matthews Automation Solutions | Lightning Pick has been a member of MHI for over 21 years and regularly partners with MHI’s educational outreach organizations to teach about warehouse automation and light-directed fulfillment technology. College Industry Council on Material Handling Education MHI’s College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) works to transform and modernize educational offerings in […]

Meet Matthews: Electrical Engineering

August 29, 2022 Matthews Automation Solutions is a leading provider of material handling systems and software, servicing customers from two North American locations. Our Pyramid | Compass team in Cincinnati, OH provides advanced warehouse execution software (WES) and warehouse control systems that integrate islands of automation and balance work for optimum throughput. Matthews’ Lightning Pick team delivers pick-to-light, put walls, […]

Top 10 Misconceptions About WES

July 22, 2022 | Dann Woellert The last several years have required warehouses to operate more efficiently to handle the increase in orders. For most this means increased automation, which can seem overwhelming to scope. A good warehouse execution system (WES) can integrate high level operational data to optimize workers and equipment. Deciding which WES company to engage with can […]

Pick-to-Light for Manufacturing – Part 1

June 29, 2022 How is Pick-to-Light Used in Manufacturing Applications? In the warehousing and order fulfillment side of the supply chain, pick-to-light systems have been a widely adopted material handling solution for decades. But, did you know that in the manufacturing realm, top global manufacturers have experienced rapid gains in speed and quality for their parts picking, assembly and material […]

Customer Support – Part of a Holistic Solution

May 23, 2022 | Dale Houser Proven Solutions Customer Service – when the everyday consumer hears these words it’s usually in the context of a complaint or issue with a product or service that was provided. However, at Matthews Automation Solutions, Customer Service is something completely different. For Matthews, Customer Service is an integral part of being a solutions provider. […]

MODEX 2022 Virtual Exhibit

April 18, 2022 Unable to Attend MODEX? Enjoy Virtual Demos of Matthews Automation Solutions’ Latest Technologies!   NEXUS Warehouse Execution System Matthews NEXUS next-generation Warehouse Execution System uses real-time data and adaptive learning to make intelligent decisions and provide end-to-end system visibility with a completely web-based user interface.   Put-to-Light Watch the Video! Put-to-Light solutions optimize the sortation of mixed-SKU […]

Pick-to-Light – More than Meets the Eye

March 31, 2022 | Lynn Drewicz Not Just for Customer Order Fulfillment Pick-to-light is proven and perfected for warehouse order fulfillment, such as ecommerce picking, store replenishment, or batch picking with carts. But we often run across great applications that use pick-to-light technology in a non-traditional way. This post describes a non-typical pick-to-light application for a leading retailer and service […]

Experience Exceptional Execution

February 24, 2022 See the latest advances in warehouse execution systems, pick-to-light, put walls and more – come visit us at MODEX Booth B5019! With 30-plus years of expertise, Matthews’ warehouse automation brands deliver innovative material handling solutions and proven results for major corporations worldwide. At MHI-sponsored MODEX 2022, from March 28–31, 2022, Matthews Automation Solutions’ exhibit displays advanced, best-of-breed […]

Matthews Fulfills the Need for Capacity

January 28, 2022 Ensuring Success End-to-End Capacity LLC is an engineering-centric third-party logistics provider (3PL) offering a full range of ecommerce and omnichannel order fulfillment services for top brands in cosmetics, electronics, subscription boxes, personal care products and more. Watch the video above to see how they help brands grow using robust and flexible pick, pack and ship systems from […]

Warehouse Automation for Subscription Box Fulfillment | Step Two: Exceptional Execution

December 14, 2021 | Dann Woellert This blog is the second in a series focused on material handling systems and software that optimize subscription box fulfillment. Sign up for our newsletter to receive future posts! 3PLs for Subscription Box Fulfillment According to the UBS financial services firm, the subscription economy will grow to $1.5 trillion by 2025, more than double […]

Warehouse Automation for Subscription Box Fulfillment | Step One: Power Up Picking

November 30, 2021 | Joe Pelej This blog is the first in a series focused on material handling systems and software that optimize subscription box fulfillment. Sign up for our newsletter to receive future posts! The Need for Speed Consumers continue signing up for subscription box plans even after the pandemic lockdowns have subsided. The convenience of replenishment plans, the […]

Five Methods of Automating Wine and Spirit Distribution for Agile Operations

October 20, 2021 | Austin Santich Wine and spirits distributors face shifting consumer tastes and buying behaviors, explosive SKU proliferation and increased order complexity. The following five warehouse automation technologies are scalable, agile methods of helping alcohol distributors maintain high-efficiency order fulfillment operations and first-class route delivery services. 1. Optimized Waving In route stop distribution, grouping stops together into waves […]

Partner Spotlight Blog: Guidance Automation White Paper on Intralogistics Automation

Guidance’s New Automation White Paper Just Released September 21, 2021 | Joe Pelej A Global Pioneer in Robotic Technologies This month’s Partner Spotlight features one of our own solution brands, Guidance Automation. Based in the United Kingdom, Guidance Automation is an award-winning pioneer in guidance, navigation and control technologies that enable or optimize automated guided vehicles (AGVs), autonomous mobile robots […]

Pick-to-Light 101

August 30, 2021 | Lynn Drewicz When seeking to shorten delivery cycles and reduce order picking errors, pick-to-light is a go-to technology for distribution centers (DCs), including ecommerce and third-party logistics (3PL), because it is the fastest operator-based picking strategy. In fact, through improved productivity and accuracy, implementing pick-to-light can reduce labor required by up to 50% – a significant […]

WES – Streamlining Flow and Increasing Order Accuracy

June 22, 2021 | Erica Wine In our recent Rockwell Automation webinar — Transforming Material Handling Operations — Dann Woellert, Software Product Manager, discussed a case study of state-of-the-art automation for a large meal kit delivery service. Below is an overview of Dann’s presentation, which you can watch in the video below this article. Meal Kit Delivery Services Market There […]

Partner Spotlight Blog: Labels vs. Print-on-Demand

How to Save Big (and Fast) with Direct Marking April 29, 2021 | Lynn Drewicz Introduction Efficiency is the name of the game and we love nothing more here Matthews Automation Solutions (MAS) than finding efficiencies that significantly cuts cost with a fast ROI. To that end, we’re interviewing Andrew Braham from our product identification division Matthews Marking Systems (MMS). […]

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