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John Hill Interviewed by Modern Materials Handling

5.22.2018

Modern Materials Handling recently interviewed St. Onge Company's John Hill as part of their "60 Seconds" series. John has over 50 years of experience in the industry, and was able to provide unique insight into its past. He discussed how WMS and automation first entered the scene, and what technologies he's excited for next.

People were busily working on automated storage systems and automatic guided vehicles, but those didn’t appear until the 70s. Looking back, the technology was pretty primitive, but we sold these things and they provided value. The biggest contrast between then and now is that the solutions were monolithic. They addressed a single set of problems without a look into the future about what could derail the initiative in terms of changes in the sizes of pallets and packaging.

Click here to read the article on the MMH website!