What If Apple Entered Your Universe?

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Innovation, Material Handling

| Written by: Matt McDaniel

Apple’s recent announcement in the Wall Street Journal that they are developing an electric vehicle sent shockwaves through the automotive industry – or at least through automotive-industry watchers. Why is that? Why are some people so sure that Apple will revolutionize the car business? Did Saturn? Did Tesla? While these companies clearly have made an impact, the industry hasn’t changed all...

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The Internet of Things: My Thermostat, Printer and Shoes

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Innovation, Outsource Equipment

| Written by: Matt McDaniel

The Internet of Things.

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Embracing Change and Evaluating Innovations

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Innovation, Vertical Lift Module

| Written by: Matt McDaniel
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THE GREAT GOOGLE MISSTEP? 3 GOOGLE GLASS TAKEAWAYS

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Innovation

| Written by: Matt McDaniel

I’m a fan of Google. I started using their now-ubiquitous search engine back when it was brand new and most people used Yahoo or Alta Vista. I also constantly use their maps and other online services, and I am fascinated by their cutting-edge corporate culture and technology initiatives.

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GREEN BUSINESS: BAN ON BUILDING MAKES COMPANY GO VERTICAL

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Innovation

| Written by: Matt McDaniel

Oftentimes, a well-intentioned legislative act can have farther-reaching effects than perhaps its sponsors intended. In the case of the Chatham County (Georgia) Greenspace Program, enacted by the Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) in 2000, a desire to “permanently protect” 20% of the area’s greenspace meant virtually doubling the amount of protected land that...

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Automated Storage and Retrieval System Benefits

Just about everyone in our industry would like to make better use of warehouse floor space and increase worker efficiency. One way to accomplish these goals is with an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS).

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