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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 […]

RAF Technology Demonstrates Industry-Leading Optical Character Recognition Products at Parcel+Post Expo

FRANKFURT, GERMANY (October 18-20, 2022) —  Parcel + Post Expo grows bigger and better each year, attracting an audience of 4,000+ industry leaders and decision makers from 100 countries. The annual industry showcase event scheduled in Frankfurt, Germany Oct. 18-20, 2022 represents the most important opportunity for parcel delivery operators, e-commerce logistics companies and National postal operators to come together and […]

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 […]

Matthews Automation Solutions listed as a Sample Vendor in 2022 Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies

CINCINNATI, OH (September 20, 2022) — – Matthews Automation Solutions, a leading provider of innovative material handling systems and software, and proven process optimization expertise, today announced that it has been identified as a Sample Vendor in the 2022 Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies. Matthews Automation Solutions was named in the Warehouse Execution Systems and Warehouse Controls […]

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, […]

Matthews Featured in Modern Materials Handling Article on Warehouse Execution System Software

CINCINNATI, OH (July 25, 2022) — Matthews Automation Solutions’ Austin Santich, Director of Systems Engineering, was interviewed by Modern Materials Handling’s senior editor Roberto Michel for the magazine’s July article exploring how warehouse execution system (WES) software coordinates and optimizes warehouse automation. Distribution and fulfillment centers are adding more automation like automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), robotics, and conveyor and sortation […]

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). […]

Matthews Automation Solutions Introduces NEXUS, their Next Generation of Warehouse Execution System Software

Matthews Offers a Virtual Demo of the New NEXUS Warehouse Execution System at ProMat DX. CINCINNATI, OH (March 23, 2021) — Matthews Automation Solutions, a provider of warehouse automation systems and software, is introducing their new NEXUS Warehouse Execution System (WES). A warehouse execution system connects diverse automated processes in a distribution center and manages them as a centralized, integrated […]

Matthews Automation Solutions Featured in Supply Chain World

“In Control” article describes Matthews Automation Solutions’ agile and innovative warehouse automation CINCINNATI, OH (February 18, 2021) — Supply Chain World (SCW) magazine recently published a feature story on Matthews Automation Solutions. In interviews with Gary Cash, Senior Vice President and General Manager, and Erica Wine, Product Marketing Specialist, SCW examined the Warehouse Execution Systems (WES) software and controls technologies […]

Changing Market Conditions and the State of the Warehouse Supply Chain

July 29, 2021 | Gary Cash I was recently interviewed by DC Velocity regarding the warehouse software and controls markets and the state of the warehouse supply chain. Below is a brief summary of the main points from the interview. Flexibility in Your Distribution Center As we’ve learned from Covid-19, building flexibility is critical for adapting to changing market conditions, […]

Modern Materials Handling Features New Footwear Distribution Center Utilizing Matthews Automation Solutions

Photo courtesy of Modern Materials Handling WAUKESHA, WI (January 12, 2021) — Two recent articles by Modern Materials Handling feature the new highly automated, omni-channel distribution center at one of the largest shoe companies in the U.S. – Caleres. According to editorial director Bob Trebilcock, Caleres’ best-in-class distribution center in California boasts more than 725,000 square feet and can handle […]

6 Material Handling Mega Trends for 2021 and Beyond

December 21, 2020 | Erica Wine In our recent webinar with Rockwell Automation’s Evan Kaiser — Transforming Material Handling Operations — Evan discussed 6 Material Handling “Mega Trends” that we thought our readers would like to know about. Matthews Automation Solutions has been a Rockwell Automation Solution Partner for 15 years. Trend #1: Explosion of SKUs New buying behaviors from […]

In-Store Grocery Order Fulfillment: Automated Picking with Pick-to-Light Carts

November 27, 2020 | Lynn Drewicz The demand for grocers to fill and deliver food orders has ramped up exponentially over the past year, in part due to the challenges of COVID-19. New paradigms and technologies are being accepted and implemented on a major scale. Many grocers are circumventing in-store shopping by rapidly expanding e-commerce, local store delivery (direct or […]

Matthews Automation Featured in Modern Materials Handling Article on Software & Automated Packaging

MMH Article Describes Role of Warehouse Execution Systems in “Software Drives Automated Packaging Efficiencies” CINCINNATI, OH (October 30, 2020) — Roberto Michel, senior editor for Modern Materials Handling, has interviewed Matthews Automation Solutions’ Dann Woellert for their October 2020 issue, “Software Drives Automated Packaging Efficiencies”. This article focuses on high tech automation and software being implemented by distribution centers in […]

Autonomous Mobile Robots for Order Fulfillment

Robotic Integration into your Warehouse September 22, 2020 | Lynn Drewicz Mobile Robots for Picking Orders Are autonomous mobile robots right for your distribution centers or fulfillment operations? This article will help you explore several important considerations and also includes resources – such as a downloadable white paper – that will walk you through the next steps in planning your […]

Lightning Pick Featured in Modern Materials Handling Article on the Evolution of Pick-to-Light

Matthews Lightning Pick automation expert describes new advancements in pick-to-light technology WAUKESHA, WI (October 1, 2020) — Roberto Michel, senior editor for Modern Materials Handling, has interviewed Matthews Automation Solutions’ Dave Remsing for their September 2020 issue, “Pick-to-Light’s Evolution”. This article focuses on light-directed systems for order fulfillment, including trends on using pick-to-light, put-to-light and new technology combinations for maximum […]

Put Walls for E-Commerce Order Fulfillment

Sort and Pack Orders Simultaneously August 6, 2020 | Lynn Drewicz What is Put-to-Light? Do you have a busy e-commerce fulfillment operation with lots of SKUs? Put-to-light is an ideal technology for e-commerce fulfillment of consumer goods that can fit into bins or totes, such as apparel, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, electronics, toys and all types of small packaged goods. […]

Volatile Supply Chain due to COVID-19? Improve System Flow with WES

June 1 2020 | Dann Woellert The past few months have prompted numerous changes in daily life as well as material handling operations, punctuated by headlines like – “Amazon to Hire 100,000 Warehouse and Delivery Workers Amid Coronavirus Shutdowns.” The crisis and increased demand for home delivery has caused delays for many online providers. Now more than ever, operational efficiency […]

Information Anywhere

May 18, 2020 | Gary Cash Solution strategy for system success Matthews’ Information Anywhere methodology is an approach where software and control systems gather information from low-level sensors to high-level messaging and everything in-between to provide a clear view into the real-time status of a system allowing maximum visibility and decision making support to operators, supervisors and managers. This process […]

Matthews’ Experts Present MODEX Educational Seminar on Collaborative Robotics to Enhance Order Fulfillment

Free, on-show-floor presentation explains ways to combine traditional material handling automation with collaborative robotic technologies for optimized order fulfillment. WAUKESHA, WI (February 25, 2020) — On Tuesday, March 10, two experts from Matthews Automation Solutions will present a free, on-show-floor educational seminar, “Optimize Order Fulfillment with Collaborative Robotics,” at MODEX 2020.  The session runs from noon to 12:45 p.m. in […]

Matthews Unveils Newest Generation of Autonomous Mobile Robots, Engineered to Maximize Flexibility

Built on a standard base vehicle outfitted with a selection of easily swapped attachments, the latest Matthews’ AMRs are showcased in MODEX Booth 4013. WAUKESHA, WI (February 25, 2020) — The latest generation of Matthews Automation Solutions’ collaborative Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) is on display in Booth 4013 at MODEX, in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, March 9–12, 2020. Sponsored […]

Matthews Automation Solutions Combines Warehouse Execution System Brands Pyramid and Compass

Matthews unites software and controls teams at Cincinnati Campus, enhancing support of current and prospective customers’ automation installations. Two of Matthews Automation Solutions’ brands, Compass and Pyramid, have unified their operations. This includes bringing together both teams — which offer complementary control systems design and engineering as well as warehouse execution software (WES) — under one roof in Pyramid’s Cincinnati […]

Matthews Automation Solutions Named Inaugural Member of Manhattan Automation Network

As a leading provider of proven, next generation material handling solutions, Matthews has been certified by Manhattan Associates’ new partnership program. Supply chain and warehouse management system (WMS) provider Manhattan Associates has named Matthews Automation Solutions one of five inaugural members of its new Manhattan Automation Network. The certification program provides warehouse and distribution center owners undertaking robotics and automation […]

Matthews Automation Solutions | Lightning Pick Exhibit Solutions, Ways Autonomous Mobile Robots Optimize Picking at 2019 Manhattan Momentum Conference

With displays in both the Discovery Center and new Robotics Experiential Area, Manhattan Associates’ customers can explore the latest light-directed, “Fulfillment Forward” solutions. At the 2019 Manhattan Momentum Conference, Matthews Automation Solutions and its Lightning Pick brand will showcase “Fulfillment Forward” solutions in two separate areas throughout the event, held May 20-23, 2019 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge […]

Packaging World Features Lightning Pick’s Fulfillment Solution for 3PL Capacity LLC

In the May 2019 issue of Packaging World magazine, VP Editor Emeritus Pat Reynolds takes an in-depth look at the light-directed order fulfillment solutions from Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand Lightning Pick and how they’ve been applied to help third-party logistics (3PL) provider Capacity LLC support their e-commerce customers. In “3PL Ups Its Game On E-Comm Order Fulfillment,” Reynolds outlines how […]

Lightning Pick Put Wall Integrated with Robotic Picking Solution by RightHand Robotics at 3PL Capacity LLC

Integrated Lightning Pick put wall system with latest RightPick solution to be demonstrated at ProMat Booth S2397 RightHand Robotics, a leader in providing integrated robotic piece-picking solutions, announced its first put wall integration with Capacity LLC®, a leading provider of technology-driven order fulfillment and e-commerce solutions. RightHand’s newest RightPick product platform will be integrated with existing warehouse material handling systems from […]

Matthews Automation Solutions Showcases “Fulfillment Forward” Solutions in ProMat Booth S1631

See state-of-the-art technologies in an integrated, flexible material handling system deliver end-to-end order fulfillment process optimization. In ProMat Booth S1631, the Matthews Automation Solutions exhibit, “Fulfillment Forward,” displays a complete, integrated order fulfillment process throughout MHI-sponsored ProMat in Chicago’s McCormick Place, April 8–11, 2019. The live demo incorporates best-in-class solutions from Matthews’ three warehouse automation brands—Compass Engineering, Lightning Pick and […]

Matthews’ Experts Present ProMat Educational Seminar

Free, on-show-floor presentation explains ways to combine traditional material handling automation with emerging robotic technologies for optimized order fulfillment. On Wednesday, April 10 at ProMat 2019 in Chicago, three experts from Matthews Automation Solutions will present a free, on-show-floor educational seminar, “Using Proven Material Handling Automation and Emerging Bot Technologies to Optimize Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Order Fulfillment.” The session runs from […]

Matthews’ Autonomous Mobile Robots Optimize Picking and Material Movement Processes in Order Fulfillment

Built on a standard base vehicle outfitted with a choice of attachments, the latest Matthews Autonomous Mobile Robot applications are featured in ProMat Booth S1631. The newest version of Matthews Automation Solutions’ Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) is on display at MHI-sponsored ProMat in Chicago’s McCormick Place, April 8–11, 2019. The self-navigating vehicle will be shown with two different attachment options […]

Pick-to-Light Modules from Lightning Pick Featured in December Modern Materials Handling Cover Story

Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock walks readers through book distributor Educational Development Corp.’s design of a new distribution center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the December 2018 issue of Modern Materials Handling, including the use of two, mirror-image pick modules outfitted with light-directed picking systems from Lightning Pick. The company, which sells books to stores like Barnes & Noble and through a direct-marketing sales […]

Pyramid’s Gary Cash Discusses Challenges Faced by Retailers in October Issue of Modern Materials Handling

In a special retail supplement to Modern Materials Handling’s October 2018 issue, Editor-at-Large Sara Pearson Specter included extensive comments from Gary Cash, VP of Solution Development at Pyramid, a part of Matthews Automation Solutions in “E-Commerce: Retailers Flex to Meet Expectations.” The article outlines the challenges faced by e-commerce and omni-channel retailers, including customer expectations for a broad variety of […]

Modern Materials Handling October Cover Story on Luxottica’s Georgia Logistics Center Includes Lightning Pick Put Walls

In the October 2018 issue of Modern Materials Handling, Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock takes readers on a tour of eyewear designer, manufacturer and distributor Luxottica’s new facility in McDonough, Georgia. Among the multiple technologies and material handling equipment installed throughout the operation, seven of Lightning Pick’s light-directed put walls are used to sort what the company defines as “medium orders”—those […]

Lightning Pick Customer Capacity Further Expands Automated, Robotic Picking Investments

Capacity LLC, a third-party fulfillment service provider and Lightning Pick customer, recently announced further investments in automation and robotics. The company is partnering with RightHand Robotics to integrate robotic piece-picking into their current process. Upon completion, a series of robotic workstations will be integrated with existing warehouse material handling systems, including those supplied by Lightning Pick. Currently handling thousands of e-commerce orders every hour, […]

Matthews’ Inbound Receiving Solution Featured by Modern Materials Handling

Editor Bridget McCrea of Modern Materials Handling magazine toured the Matthews Automation Solutions’ exhibit at MODEX 2018 and featured the showcased Inbound Receiving Solution that synchronizes different technologies from multiple Matthews’ brands. In the article “Matthews showcases its integrated, automated inbound receiving solution,” McCrea highlighted the solution’s combination of autonomous mobile robots with deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) from Guidance Automation, […]

MODEX 2018: Matthews Automation Solutions Puts “Inspired Fulfillment Systems” on Display

A selection of integrated hardware and software solutions from Compass Engineering, Guidance Automation, Holjeron, Lightning Pick, Pyramid and RAF Technology highlighted in Matthews’ MODEX Booth B3763. WILSONVILLE, OR (March 27, 2018) —Matthews Automation Solutions’ and its brands Compass Engineering, Guidance Automation, Holjeron, Lightning Pick, Pyramid and RAF Technology will showcase Inspired Fulfillment Systems at MHI-sponsored MODEX 2018 in Booth B3763 […]

MODEX 2018: Matthews’ Automated Inbound Receiving Solution Showcases Multiple Advanced Technologies

Leveraging the strengths of four of its brands, Matthews’ MODEX Booth B3763 features a fully automated inbound receiving solution that decodes labels, reconciles received items, and routes cartons and parcels to their next destination with autonomous mobile robots. WILSONVILLE, OR (March 27, 2018) — Visitors to Matthews Automation Solutions’ Booth B3763 at MODEX can tour a fully automated inbound receiving […]

MODEX 2018: Automated Sortation, Order Finishing Systems Demo Combines Multiple Fulfillment Technologies

Directed by Pyramid’s software and controls, an order fulfillment demo system in MODEX Booth B3763 showcases synchronized operation of automated sortation, document insertion and print-and-apply labeling. WILSONVILLE, OR (March 17, 2018) — Pyramid, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, will be highlighting its automated sortation and order finishing solutions in Booth B3763 at MODEX in a live demonstration of an order […]

MODEX 2018: Achieve Balanced Order Fulfillment, Flow with Pyramid Director WES/WCS Software, Controls

Pyramid to showcase the capabilities of its software and controls for management of automated processes and optimization of order fulfillment in MODEX Booth B3763. WILSONVILLE, OR (March 17, 2018) — Pyramid, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, will highlight the capabilities of its Pyramid Director software and control solutions in Booth B3763 at MODEX. The MHI-sponsored show will take place in […]

MODEX 2018: New Matthews Autonomous Mobile Robots Support Cluster Picking in Order Fulfillment Operations

Combining autonomous robotic vehicles from Guidance Automation and light-directed order picking modules from Lightning Pick, the new solution—on display in MODEX Booth B3763—boosts zone-based pickers’ throughput while minimizing their travel. WILSONVILLE, OR (March 17, 2018) — Making its debut in Matthews Automation Solutions’ Booth B3763 at MODEX, the new Matthews Autonomous Mobile Robot, equipped with a light-directed Cluster Picking Attachment, […]

MODEX 2018: Boost Throughput, Productivity with Two New Features for Light-Directed LP Put Wall

Lightning Pick’s new features—displayed in MODEX Booth B3763—enhance visibility and enable touchless item confirmation when sorting batch picks into put walls. WILSONVILLE, OR (March 17, 2018) — Lightning Pick, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, will feature two new light-directed picking innovations that further increase speed, accuracy and throughput when sorting batches of picked items into put walls in Booth B3763 […]

New Location for Matthews Automation Solutions’ Lightning Pick Brand Offers Expanded Footprint to Support Emerging Order Fulfillment Technologies

Move combines teams from Germantown and Ixonia, Wisconsin, under one roof and creates new emerging technologies development center for autonomous robotics. WAUKESHA, WI (December 27, 2017) — To accommodate ongoing expansion and growth, as well as to bring colleagues from separate locations under a single roof, Matthews Automation Solutions announces a new location for its Lightning Pick brand. Housed in […]

Lightning Pick’s Installation at Rocky Brands Featured on Cover of Modern Materials Handling

Modern Materials Handling’s December 2017 issue put Rocky Brands on its cover for the second time, with a walkthrough of how the manufacturer and distributor of work, western and outdoor footwear and apparel brands—including Rocky, Durango, Michelin, Georgia Boot and Mossy Oak—upgraded its 200,000-square-foot facility in Logan, Ohio. At the centerpiece of the updates, a new putwall driven by pick-to-light […]

Matthews Automation Solutions to Showcase Comprehensive, Integrated Line of Supply Chain Technologies at MODEX 2018

Matthews Automation Solutions’ comprehensive, integrated line of automated supply chain solutions will be on display in two separate booths at MODEX 2018, April 9-12.The show, held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, takes place every two years and is presented by sponsor MHI. As one of the largest supply chain and material handling shows worldwide, MODEX features more […]

Lightning Pick’s Light-Directed Picking for 3PL Fulfillment Featured in Modern Materials Handling

In the October 2017 issue, Modern Materials Handling magazine examines how the pressure to keep up with Amazon’s same-day/next-day delivery customer service commitments is forcing smaller e-commerce and omni-channel retailers to seek order fulfillment help from third-party logistics and fulfillment (3PL) service providers. Among the companies featured is Capacity LLC, a Lightning Pick customer who utilizes the brand’s mobile automated […]

Lightning Pick’s Emerging Mobile Robotics and AR Glasses Featured in Modern Materials Handling

Editor-at-Large Roberto Michel authored an article in the June issue of Modern Materials Handling, “The Big Picture: Adaptability as King,” that featured Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand Lightning Pick. Discussed were the company’s emerging mobile robotics solutions and augmented reality (AR) glasses as part of a trend toward warehouses adopting automation solutions that support greater flexibility and adaptability in handling growing […]

Proven and Emerging Technologies Showcased in Modern Materials Handling’s ProMat Coverage

In its coverage of ProMat 2017, held April 3-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Modern Materials Handling spent time with Lightning Pick Vice President and General Manager Jim Bast and Marketing Manager Joe Pelej, touring the booth during a press conference held Monday. Highlighted were Holjeron’s new ZoneLinkTC controller for motor-driven roller (MDR) conveyors that can be easily configured with […]

Matthews Automation Solutions to Highlight Dynamic Fulfillment System Solutions

Proven and emerging technologies from Holjeron, Lightning Pick and Pyramid for Energizing the Live Supply Chain on display at ProMat. WILSONVILLE, OR (March 9, 2017) — Matthews Automation Solutions and its brands Holjeron, Lightning Pick and Pyramid will showcase dynamic fulfillment system solutions engineered to energize the live supply chain at MHI-sponsored ProMat 2017 in Booth S1023a in McCormick Place’s […]

Boost Throughput, Productivity with Two New Features for Put Walls

Lightning Pick’s new features enhance visibility and enable touchless item confirmation when sorting batch picks into put walls. GERMANTOWN, WI (March 8, 2017) — Lightning Pick, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, and will debut two new innovations to further increase speed, accuracy and throughput when sorting batches of picked items into put walls. Each destination cubby in dual-sided, light-directed Put […]

Matthews Automation Solutions featured in Supply Chain World Magazine

In its December 6, 2016 issue Supply Chain World featured an in-depth interview with Matthews Automation Solutions’ president Paul Jensen by writer Alan Dorich. The two discuss the company’s strategies to perpetually bring new technological advances to the marketplace, with a particular emphasis on omni-channel retailers and e-commerce operations. Among the highlights of the feature story, Jensen explains that Matthews Automation […]

Pyramid Puts Automated Order Finishing Systems to Maximize Fulfillment on Display

Pyramid’s Continuous Intelligent Operations (CIO) software and control solutions—showcased at ProMat—optimize order processing automation, including print-and-apply labeling of packages transported via motor-driven roller conveyor. CINCINNATI, OH (January 3, 2017) — Pyramid, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, will be highlighting its automated order finishing solutions during ProMat 2017 in a live demonstration of a packaging line that includes motor-driven roller (MDR) […]

Achieve Continuous Intelligent Operations (CIO) with Pyramid’s Synchronized Software, Controls

Pyramid to showcase the capabilities of its CIO software and controls—for management of automated processes and optimization of order fulfillment. CINCINNATI, OH (January 3, 2017) — Pyramid, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, will highlight the capabilities of its Continuous Intelligent Operations (CIO) software and control solutions in Booth S1023c during ProMat 2017 in McCormick Place’s South Hall. CIO solutions manage […]

Put-to-Light Highlighted by Modern Materials Handling in MODEX Show Daily

In a MODEX 2016 Show Daily article filed on April 5, Modern Materials Handling‘s Roberto Michel, Editor at Large, wrote about Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand Lightning Pick, and its LP Put put-to-light system. The full entry, entitled “Put-to-light synchs with packing solutions at Matthews,” can be read here. The coverage featured an interview with Joe Pelej, Marketing Manager for both […]

See Lightning Pick, Pyramid’s Optimized Order Fulfillment Solutions at Operations Summit

Matthews Automation Solutions’ brands exhibit together at direct-to-consumer/omni-channel fulfillment show, April 12 – 14, 2016. GERMANTOWN, WI (March 11, 2016) — Attendees at the fifth-annual Operations Summit tradeshow, held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 12-14, 2016, will see solutions for optimizing order fulfillment execution from Matthews Automation Solutions’ brands Lightning Pick and Pyramid. The two will co-exhibit […]

MMH’s Productivity Achievement Award goes to Lightning Pick, Pyramid project at eBay Enterprise facility

A panel of three highly-respected supply chain experts—John Hill, director at St. Onge Co., a supply chain strategy and logistics consulting firm; James A. Tompkins, chairman and CEO of Tompkins International, a supply chain consulting and implementation firm; and Jeff Woroniecki, chief operating officer at MHI—has awarded Modern Materials Handling magazine’s Productivity Achievement Award for Warehousing/Distribution to eBay Enterprise’s Walton, […]

Lightning Pick’s Put-to-Light Solution Deployed at Marshall Retail Group Distribution Center

Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand Lightning Pick is featured as part of Modern Materials Handling magazine’s January 2016 cover story on the new distribution center (DC) that Marshall Retail Group (MRG) opened in Las Vegas last August. The article, “Marshall Retail Group: Big throughput in a small space,” describes how the compact, 64,000 square foot facility serves 160 retail storefronts and kiosks at casinos and […]

Matthews Automation Solutions to Highlight Integrated Supply Chain Technologies

WILSONVILLE, OR (January 7, 2016) — Matthews Automation Solutions and its four brands—Holjeron, Lightning Pick, Matthews Marking Systems and Pyramid—will showcase integrated supply chain technologies and solutions at MODEX 2016 in Booth 1037. The conference and exhibition, sponsored by MHI, will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, April 4-7, 2016. HOLJERON Holjeron will unveil its new 2.5-inch diameter motorized […]

Warehouse Execution Software (WES) that Boosts Distribution and Fulfillment Center Performance

Pyramid, supplier of material handling software and controls, to showcase Pyramid Director WES at MODEX. CINCINNATI, OH (January 7, 2016) — Pyramid, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, provides software and control solutions to a variety of end users, systems integrators, distributors and material handling original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Pyramid will highlight its Pyramid Director WES warehouse execution software and controls—particularly […]

Advanced System Controls and Software for Improved Loop Sorter Performance

Improve efficiency in new or existing tilt-tray, bombay, cross-belt and other automated loop sorters CINCINNATI, OH (December 26, 2015) — Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand – Pyramid – provides software and control solutions for automated loop sorter installations, and significantly improves the performance of pre-existing sortation systems through “re-control” retrofits. Pyramid will share examples of loop sorter automation control and software […]

Pyramid: Automated Order Finishing Systems that Maximize Fulfillment, Service Levels

Pyramid’s software and controls optimize print and apply labeling, auto-document insertion, auto-bagging, auto-boxing and other order processing automation CINCINNATI, OH (December 26, 2015) — Pyramid, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, provides software and control solutions to automate and efficiently manage order fulfillment processes. Among them are automated product bagging, boxing, carton labeling and document insertion of catalogs, coupons, special offers, […]

Order Fulfillment Execution Software’s New Look to Debut at MODEX 2016

The redesigned graphical user interface (GUI) complements new streamlined operational and systems dashboards for complete, single view insights into function of all light-directed picking systems GERMANTOWN, WI (December 18, 2015) — Lightning Pick, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, will unveil a modern, fresh and easy-to-navigate graphical user interface (GUI) for its eponymous Lightning Pick order fulfillment execution software at MODEX […]

Lightning Pick’s LP Zone Free Zoneless, Scan-Free, Box-to-Picker Order Fulfillment System

Automated solution that utilizes a choice of control technology to transmit order data via powered conveyor, triggering light-directed picking. IXONIA, WI (December 18, 2015) — The LP Zone Free zoneless, scan-free, box-to-picker order fulfillment system by Lightning Pick, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, will be featured in an installation capabilities video at MODEX 2016 in Booth 1037c. The fully automated […]

Lightning Pick’s Light-Directed Picking Solutions Boost Omni-Channel Fulfillment Speed, Accuracy

Broad range of automated technologies—displayed in Booth 1037c—improve one or multiple order fulfillment processes single and multi-DC networks. GERMANTOWN, WI (December 7, 2015) — A full range of standalone or integrated light-directed picking solutions that improve both accuracy and speed in order fulfillment for omni-channel retail operations will be showcased by Lightning Pick, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, at MODEX […]

Lightning Pick’s New Picking Light Sled for Optimized Cluster Picking

Light-directed picking sled enables several cartons to be grouped together for faster, more accurate order fulfillment GERMANTOWN, WI (December 4, 2015) — Fast and accurate, the LP Light Sled is ideal for facilities seeking to maximize cluster picking speed in their order fulfillment operations. Lightning Pick, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, will highlight the LP Light Sled at MODEX 2016 […]

Lightning Pick, Pyramid solutions installed at eBay Enterprise facility

Matthews Automation Solutions’ brands Lightning Pick and Pyramid are featured as part of Modern Materials Handling magazine’s July 2015 cover story on eBay Enterprise’s Walton, Kentucky distribution campus. The article, “eBay: Speed, flexibility and cost,” describes how the facility—operated as a third-party logistics (3PL) e-fulfillment services provider—added automation to boost productivity and accuracy in order fulfillment. Among the various automated solutions in action, eBay […]

Modern Materials Handling features Matthews Automation Solutions ProMat Exhibit

Bridget McCrae, contributing editor to Modern Materials Handling magazine, covered the Matthews Automation Solutions’ ProMat 2015 in-booth press conference, held Tuesday, March 24. In the article, McCrae focused on the Lightning Pick brand’s LP Light Sled, noting: The LP Light Sled combines the benefits of pick-to-cart, pick-to-conveyor, pick-to-light and put-to-light order fulfillment methodologies to maximize efficiency and accuracy in cluster […]

Light-Directed LP Pack “Put-to-Store” Replenishment System for Retailers

Lightning Pick’s pack-to-light solution—on display in Booth 3903c—supports less-than-case quantity picking for retail store orders. GERMANTOWN, WI (March 24, 2015) — The LP Pack pack-to-light light-directed picking system (also sometimes called “put-to-light” or “put-to-store”) is an effective method of executing item distribution for specific retail store replenishment. Lightning Pick, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, will feature a demo of the […]

Automated Order Fulfillment Sortation with Two-Sided, Light-Directed Put Wall System

Lightning Pick’s “pick-to-light in reverse” system—on display in Booth 3903c—optimizes batch picking and high-speed order sortation. GERMANTOWN, WI (March 24, 2015) — Space-efficient and economical, the dual-sided LP Put Wall system utilizes light-directed picking modules for high-speed, automated batch sortation, making it ideal for e-commerce order fulfillment. Designed, engineered and manufactured by Lightning Pick, Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, the system […]

Pick-MAX Pick-to-Light Modules in Two Sizes Showcased at ProMat 2015

Lightning Pick now sells, services and supports Pick-MAX paperless picking modules—displayed in Booth 3903c—that increase order fulfillment productivity by 200%. IXONIA, WI (March 24, 2015) — Offered in two sizes, Pick-MAX light-directed picking modules increase order fulfillment productivity as much as 200% by eliminating paper pick lists. The Pick-MAX pick-to-light systems (formerly by IPTI) are now sold, supported and serviced […]

Mobile Picking Carts that Support Simultaneous Wave, Batch Picking of Multiple Orders

Lightning Pick’s automated carts—on display in Booth 3903c—are powered by patented Perpetual Picking software to deliver continuous productivity. GERMANTOWN, WI (March 24, 2015) — Ideal for facilities with a vast number of stock keeping units (SKUs) that cannot be categorized by specific velocity, the LP Cart line of mobile picking carts will be showcased at ProMat 2015 in Booth 3903c. […]

Open Channel Pick-to-Light Module For Easy Installation, Reconfiguration

Lightning Pick’s next generation, environmentally friendly MW device—displayed in Booth 3903c—supports both new and legacy pick-to-light installations. GERMANTOWN, WI (March 24, 2015) — The rugged new MW Series pick-to-light module offers amplified performance, flexibility, durability and power efficiency to new or existing pick-to-light users. The device is designed, engineered and manufactured by Lightning Pick, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, and […]

Software, Controls that Boost Distribution and Fulfillment Center Performance Featured at ProMat 2015

Pyramid, an independent supplier of material handling software and controls, to showcase capabilities in Booth 3903d. CINCINNATI, OH (March 23, 2015) — Pyramid, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, provides software and control solutions to a variety of end users, systems integrators, distributors and material handling original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Pyramid will share examples of its most recent, best-in-class solution installations […]

Build2Light Error Proofing System

Lightning Pick system—displayed in Booth 3903c—reduces errors in parts picking, kitting and assembly. GERMANTOWN, WI (March 16, 2015) — Reliable and flexible, the Build2Light™ system utilizes light-directed picking modules to guide operators to the correct parts, quantities and pick sequences with higher levels of accuracy than paper-based picking methods. The system is designed, engineered and manufactured by Lightning Pick, a Matthews […]

Automated Order Finishing Systems that Maximize Fulfillment, Service Levels Featured at ProMat 2015

Pyramid’s software and controls—on display in Booth 3903d—optimize print and apply labeling, auto-document insertion, auto-bagging, auto-boxing and other order processing automation. CINCINNATI, OH (March 16, 2015) — Pyramid, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, provides software and control solutions to automate and efficiently manage order fulfillment processes. Among them are automated product bagging, boxing, carton labeling and document insertion of catalogs, […]

Lightning Pick: ProMat 2015 Preview eNewsletter

What’s New from Lightning Pick. ProMat Booth 3903c Preview. See a preview of the new solutions Lightning Pick is presenting at Booth 3903 during ProMat 2015, March 23-26 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.  IMPORTANT UPDATE IPTI is now part of Lightning Pick IPTI’s Ixonia location, staff and Pick-MAX products are now part of Lightning Pick, a Matthews Automation Solutions brand. IPTI customers […]

Increase Loop Sorter Performance with Advanced System Controls and Software

Pyramid’s software and controls—displayed in Booth 3903d—improve efficiency in new or existing tilt-tray, bombay, cross-belt and other automated loop sorters. CINCINNATI, OH (January 20, 2015) — Pyramid, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, provides software and control solutions for new automated loop sorter installations, and to significantly improve the efficiency of existing sortation systems through re-control retrofits. Pyramid will share examples […]

New Picking Light Sled for Optimized Cluster Picking Efficiency, Accuracy Highlighted at ProMat 2015

Lightning Pick’s light-directed picking sled—displayed in Booth 3903c—enables several cartons to be grouped together for faster, more accurate order fulfillment. GERMANTOWN, WI (December 16, 2014) — Fast and accurate, the LP Light Sled is ideal for facilities that want to maximize cluster picking speed in their order fulfillment operations. Lightning Pick, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, will showcase the LP […]

EVENTS

logo of Parcel + Post Expo postal courier express

RAF Technology, part of Matthews Automation Solutions, is demonstrating the parcel and post industry’s most advanced optical character recognition products at Parcel + Post Expo, October 18-20, 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Guidance Automation, part of Matthews Automation Solutions, is exhibiting bespoke tops for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), warehouse execution and controls systems and pick-to-light at Tomorrow’s Warehouse Event, June 9, 2022 at The CBS Arena in Coventry, U.K.

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For 30 years Guidance Automation has provided navigation and automation solutions – including the world’s most accurate industrial laser positioning system – to manufacturing, fulfilment and distribution businesses. Guidance will be at IMHX, The Logistics Show, September 6 – 8, 2022  in the NEC Birmingham, UK.

MODEX show 2022

See Matthews Automation Solutions’ showcase and products such as Warehouse Execution System, Pick-to-Light, Put Walls, Order Finishing Systems and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) at MODEX, March 28 – 31, 2022 at modexshow.com.

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