Automated Cold Storage Solutions Can Save Time, Space, and Money

Automated Cold Storage Solutions Can Save Time, Space, and Money In cold storage logistics, protecting margins is a matter of eliminating waste. Automated storage and material handling technology helps every link in the chain maximize efficiency, maintain product integrity, and reliably meet demand.  How Integrated Automation Protects the Cold Supply Chain Manufacturers, warehouses, and distributors…

AGV ROI: A Deeper Cost-Benefit Analysis for Automated Guided Vehicles

AGV ROI: A Deeper Cost-Benefit Analysis for Automated Guided Vehicles It’s widely accepted that automated guided vehicles (AGVs) help businesses save money. What everyone really wants to know is – how much, and how quickly? To answer these questions, most people come up with a hard number that weighs the total cost of the AGV…

Murata Machinery, Ltd. Earns Intel’s 2020 Preferred Quality Supplier Award

Charlotte, NC – (April 6, 2021) – Murata Machinery, Ltd. (Muratec) is proud to announce that it has earned the Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award for 2020. Through its dedication to continuous quality improvement, Muratec has achieved a level of performance that consistently exceeds Intel’s expectations. “As one of only 26 Preferred Quality Supplier Award…

Combination machines work faster, so your people work smarter

With the uncertainty surrounding the workforce in the past year, it’s tempting to reduce headcount as the fastest and easiest way to minimize labor challenges, lower your costs, and maintain profitability. But you will lose good employees and forfeit the opportunity to ramp up production.  To take your business (and employees) to the next level, choose a combination machine that improves your ability to retain valued employees, increase hours worked with less fatigue, retrain and…

U.S. Government Signals Intent to Incentivize Semiconductor Manufacturing as a Matter of National Security

On January 1, Congress enacted the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2021. The NDAA is an annual piece of legislation that sets policies to guide the U.S. Department of Defense and authorizes appropriations for the upcoming fiscal year. For the first time, this year’s act contains provisions to stimulate and incentivize semiconductor manufacturing on…

3 Warehouse Automation Solutions That Maximize Production During Labor Shortages

Warehouse Automation Solutions A skilled labor shortage has afflicted the logistics industry for several years. The warehouse labor shortage in 2020 has been compounded and complicated by COVID-19, which has made the public increasingly reliant on ecommerce. When labor shortages prevent businesses from meeting order fulfillment expectations, operations leaders look to warehouse automation.  Here are…

Warehouse Automation: Essential for Post-COVID Fulfillment Pressure

How Will Warehouse Automation Overcome Supply Chain Weaknesses Exposed By COVID-19? Any reflection on the year 2020 would be incomplete without considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In manufacturing and logistics, global shutdowns caused supply chain interruptions, production slowdowns, and missed fulfillment deadlines prompting widespread shortages of essential products. From many perspectives, these shortages…

5 Ways Automation Enhances Semiconductor Manufacturing

Benefits of Automated Warehouse Solutions in Semiconductor Environments For many semiconductor manufacturers and suppliers, the business need for automation is reaching a tipping point. Ongoing labor shortages, compounded by sustained demand for consumer electronics and pandemic-related market forces, make it increasingly difficult to meet and order fulfillment expectations.  According to McKinsey, “semiconductor segments will experience…

The Safety Benefits of Automation in Manufacturing

Improve Warehouse Safety with Automated Material Handling

Murata Machinery, USA Positions Itself for the Future of Manufacturing,Welcoming Two New Members to its Team

Charlotte NC — (September 8, 2020) — Murata Machinery, USA, a leading provider of manufacturing and intralogistics automation and support, announced two recent hires to help the company achieve a new strategic direction: leading modern manufacturers to the future withMuratec automated solutions. Masazumi Fukushima, President of Murata Machinery, appointed Christine Spiegel as the company’s first-ever…