HANDLING CHARGE

Materials-handling equipment, spurred on by advances in radio frequency technology, ergonomic considerations and more complex distribution system requirements, is no longer taking a back seat in the quest for heightened efficiency.The supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link, a factor driving a growing number of retailers and wholesalers to upgrade their arsenal of materials-handling equipment,

Materials-handling equipment, spurred on by advances in radio frequency technology, ergonomic considerations and more complex distribution system requirements, is no longer taking a back seat in the quest for heightened efficiency.

The supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link, a factor driving a growing number of retailers and wholesalers to upgrade their arsenal of materials-handling equipment, distributors told SN.

"If one area is not working efficiently, it could

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