Integrated Systems & Controls (ISC) members are the Industry’s leading suppliers of integrated material handling and controls systems. They supply systems worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.
Integrated Systems & Controls Council address industrial automation issues by taking general requirements and specifications and providing an integrated solution. Integrated Solutions are value-added functions that often require project engineering, documentation, procurement of equipment, hardware and software, installation, testing, commissioning and support.
Integrated systems and controls solutions improve customer service, reduce inventory and delivery time and lower overall costs of manufacturing, distribution and transportation operations.
ISC members meet regularly to review, discuss and revise the standards for design, performance and proper operation of integrated material handling and controls systems.
ISC Programs Include:
ISC member companies are concerned, conscientious manufacturers affiliated in an industry association to provide voluntary standards for the mechanical, structural and electrical design of integrated material handling and controls systems, and to formulate guidelines for the proper use, operation and maintenance of those systems.
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|Update - Validity of Lemelson Patents in Question|
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|Straight Talk on Automation: Reality vs. Myth|
Sponsored by ISC
Material handling automation can drive increased productivity and efficiencies, but knowing how it fits in your business may not always be clear. This session will discuss what users and non-users had to say about the advantages and limitations of automated material handling and which of these are reality vs. myth.
|End-Of-Line Automation Using Hybrid Automatic Guided Vehicles|
Sponsored by Egemin Automation Inc.
In the past, end-of-line material handling was performed manually. Advances in technology have brought us into the complete, end-of-line automation era. Learn how to enhance operations, reduce headcount and improve your bottom line when properly using an integrated automatic guided vehicle, RFID and advanced Warehouse Management solution.
|Keys to Operational Success: Metrics, Audits and the Right Technologies|
Sponsored by Intelligrated Inc.
This seminar will discuss how identifying the right metrics and examining current processes through regular operational audits can help distribution and fulfillment facilities implement the right processes, software and technologies for improved performance and ROI.
|Process + Technology = Operational Excellence|
Sponsored by Intelligrated Inc.
It takes more than the latest technology to drive operational success. Achieving operational excellence requires combining process and technology to ensure resources are applied for maximum performance. This seminar will discuss how to increase system performance and efficiency through process improvements associated with order fulfillment and sortation technologies.
|AGVS: Offering the Complete Solution|
Sponsored by JBT Corp. (formerly FMC Technologies)
It's a brave new world out there for today's AGV systems. Sure, AGVs can still act as taxi systems shuttling materials between two points. But more often, today's AGVs are the central component in a complete integrated solution. Automated trailer loading/unloading, end-of-line automation including storage and retrieval, and AGV supported picking in distribution applications are just a few examples of how AGVs have grown from a support system to a complete automation solution. This seminar will review the "new" role of AGV sytems.
|Automation: Low Risk & Low Cost Order Picking Systems Designed For Efficiency, Reliability and Productivity|
Sponsored by Sapient Automation
Single piece/split case order fulfillment can be the most resource consuming activity in a warehouse. The ability to automate order picking regardless of the size of your operation is essential to your customers and management. We will discuss how implementing simple automated technologies today provides labor reduction, space savings, up to 550 lines/hr, flexible/scalable by the hour, 100% ergonomic and a fast Return On Investment.
|3PL Selection Strategies|
Sponsored by St. Onge Co.
Today's outsourcing demands are becomming more complex and leading 3PL's are rising to meet those demands. This session will address how 3PL's are driving to be selected and why companies outsource, what are the risk factors and how to mitigate those risks while managing those relationships, including methodologies for provider selection.
|Design Trends for Direct to Consumer Fulfillment|
Sponsored by St. Onge Co.
A better understanding of custom equipment applications and design, providing a competitive advantage to industry leaders of direct to consumer businesses.
|Solving the Piece Picking Challenge with Award Winning New Technology|
Sponsored by Swisslog Logistics Inc.
Evolving market trends in the retail industry which are driving changes in order fulfillment will be reviewed. Impacts on the distribution center are significant and are causing both storage and picking efficiency issues due to reduced order quantities driven by SKU proliferation and shorter product life cycles. New technology that can provide a solution to both the storage and piece picking challenges will be presented along with a case study of an actual implementation.
|Batch Pick Your Way to Higher Productivity - 5 Methods to Get the Most Out of Your Picking Operation|
Sponsored by System Logistics Corp.
One of the most effective strategy for improving productivity is batching orders together for fulfillment. From simply grouping orders together in a conventional pick-and-go or man-to-goods warehouse, to combining batch picking with automated goods-to-man delivery solutions, batch picking approaches can drive productivity to truly unexpected heights. In this seminar attendees will review multiple concepts for developing batch picking environments as well as applicable technologies that can enable them to be highly productive. Here you will learn more about work area design, work direction technologies, enabling technologies such as flow rack, carousels or ASRS and new solutions designs for goods-to-man delivery solutions. This session will synthesize both theory and practical knowledge of technologies to help attendees increase their understanding of a tried and true approach to order fulfillment and order picking.
|Well Beyond the Four Walls - Material Handling Automation's Impact to the Total Supply Chain|
Sponsored by TGW Systems
While material handling automation solutions typically focus within the four walls of distribution, the impact of the solution extends well beyond to effect tracking, labor and store shipments.