Author Archive


Preparing you for Tomorrow’s Demands. CCS: Your Warehouse Automation Partner

Carter Control Systems (CCS) is a leading designer, builder and integrator of complete material handling and industrial automation solutions with 40+ years of experience in the material handling and supply chain industry. CCS has over 300 employees and operates out of 4 facilities across the United States. Our headquarters in Frederick, Maryland is dedicated to R&D and UL/CUL certified for read more >


COVID-19 and the Supply Chain: What Can You Expect?

Over the past few years we have seen immense growth in e-commerce. The necessity for people to have goods delivered to their homes because of quarantine restrictions because of COVID-19 pandemic is going to take the demand for e-commerce to unprecedented levels. With this growth in e-commerce, distributors and retailers alike will need to react. The cost of labor read more >


What We Saw, Heard and Learned at MODEX 2020

As one of the biggest supply chain and material handling conferences in the country — with a history of impactful presentations, jam-packed show floors and meaningful connections with industry peers — CCS always has high expectations for MODEX. Unsurprisingly, MHI once again put on an incredible show that blew our expectations out of the water, even in the midst of read more >


4 Things to look forward to At MODEX 2020

As the pinnacle of supply chain expos, MODEX can be the catalyst that takes your manufacturing and distribution operations from surviving to dynamically thriving. This massive tradeshow boasts incredible opportunities for your business to learn from the industry’s best minds, connect with supply chain solution providers and network with your industry peers. There is something for every business that read more >


How the Supply Chain Industry is Addressing Labor Shortages

Organizations and companies must be proactive as they address and recognize the labor shortage in the supply chain sector. The following are some of the ways the supply chain industry is addressing the labor shortage.

1. Valuing Current Employees

It is no secret that hiring can be expensive and time-consuming. The supply chain industry is realizing the importance of valuing current employees read more >


Trends and Emerging Technology in the Material Handling Industry in 2020

Technology is growing at an unprecedented rate, several of which are changing our society and now slowly making their way into the distribution centers and warehouses. Big data, automation, and on-demand e-commerce are all going to influence how products will move through the supply chain in 2020. The material handling industry has experienced substantial growth over the last few years read more >


Signs it’s Time to Automate your Warehouse


This holiday season is expected to see an estimated $730 billion spent.  If that number sent you and your fulfillment team into a panic keep reading. The following are some of the signs which indicate it is time to automate your warehouse fulfillment processes.



Increasing Error Rates

Wrong items shipped, damaged goods, missing paperwork and other customer claims lead to chargebacks and read more >


10 Steps to Improve Operational Efficiency in E-commerce Fulfillment

E-commerce businesses live and die by the efficiency and speed of their fulfillment. Since the rise of Amazon Prime, the standards for all e-commerce retailers have changed. As a result of which, the patience of consumers has decreased steadily. Customers want their product delivered on the same day or as soon as possible. Catching up with the two-day delivery of read more >


5 Ways to Prepare Your Warehouse for Peak Holiday Season

The holiday season is just around the corner wherein warehouse activities tend to increases exponentially. During the holidays, the e-commerce marketplace stretches the distribution centers and employees to their maximum limits. Thus, it becomes important to plan and prepare your warehouse for the peak holiday season and avoid inefficiencies.

The following are the five ways to improve the warehouse for an read more >


Considering Robotic Palletizing? Here’s how to select the right one

A wide variety of companies are looking for automated material handling processes that can optimize their warehouse fulfillment operations. A Robotic palletizer makes use of a gripper or end-of-arm-tool (EOAT) to pick up the item coming down the conveyor and then places it onto the pallet. If the speeds are low, palletizing of the items can be performed manually. read more >