What is leadership? A leader is a communicator, an individual with the ability to share their vision with those around them. A leader is passionate, their leadership has purpose, a goal they are dedicated to achieving through the inspirational motivation of their team. A leader is a teacher, resulting in the empowerment of others to lead, take risks, inspire, and grow.
We take this time to recognize a truly inspirational leader, Larry Strayhorn and his servitude to the board of MHI. Larry started serving on MHI’s Roundtable Advisory Committee in 2002, and was elected to the MHI Board of Governors in 2005. He served in the following roles during his tenure on the Board: 2008-2009 – MHI Vice President, 2010-2011 – MHI President, 2012-2013 – MHI Board Chairman, 2014-2015 – MHI’s Last Retiring Executive Chairman (LREC).
Larry’s final term on the Board of Governors expires on December 31, 2020. He will return to the Roundtable Advisory Committee in 2021. Thank you Larry for your years of leadership and countless hours of dedication to the board of MHI.
Thank you Larry for your years of leadership and countless hours of dedication to the board of MHI.
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PULSE Integration harnesses more than 45 years of material handling experience to specifically help companies leverage the right mix of technology (digital and physical) in their facilities. The team ingrains Industry 4.0 Thinking into the design philosophy at every level to deliver truly agnostic solutions that adapt to continuously evolving customer requirements.
PULSE is the answer to Micro-fulfillment. We are experts at robotics and technology solutions and exist to be a valued extension of our client’s engineering and logistics team. We ensure our clients have access to knowledgeable resources to deliver creativity and innovation with transparency and agility in every solution. We take your business personally!
PULSE Integration has proudly partnered with Habitat Clothes to deliver an AutoStore technology solution for their Distribution Center.
Developed in 1999, Habitat Clothes has grown from a thoughtfully designed t-shirt line of eight styles to now selling a full designer line of women apparel to 1200 specialty stores across the country and online. PULSE Integration, a full system integrator, combining design expertise, seamless integration, and intentional transparency, provides clients with scalable engineered solutions. PULSE Integration’s innovative team developed a customized data-driven analysis that led to a creative solution utilizing AutoStore high-density cube storage. PULSE Integration not only created a customized engineered solution from their analysis and expertise, but they also provided Habitat clothes with LifeTime Services to maximize uptime and performance of the system.
The AutoStore system that PULSE designed for Habitat will be built out in phases as the company grows. The new automated fulfillment system provides the following advantages:
- The AutoStore system provides extreme storage efficiency which reduces the space required to operate the business by two thirds. This allowed Habitat to lease a smaller facility.
- The unmatched labor efficiency offered by the AutoStore system reduces the company’s dependence on seasonal labor.
- The PULSE.exe software system streamlines the end to end fulfillment process and improves order accuracy, traceability, and overall service level.
The AutoStore system empowered by PULSE Integration will automate Habitat’s previously manual receiving, put away, picking, packing, and shipping operations. The new facility located in Sharon, MA, will encompass a 7,000 bin, 4 port, AutoStore system and is slated to be up and running by the end of September 2020.
Brittain Ladd, Chief Marketing Officer for PULSE Integration, joins Josh Bond, Senior Editor of Modern Materials Handling, to discuss the current and future roles of micro-fulfillment in grocery and retail supply chains.