Ed Romaine Info
Ed Romaine, CMO - VP Marketing at Integrated Systems Design - ISD. He has spent over 30 years involved with companies looking to maximize distribution, manufacturing, healthcare and warehousing practices using a wide variety of automation. Material handling and automation technologies include: conveyor, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), Mid-Load UltraStore ASRS, order picking, packing and shipping solutions, WCS Software, AGV, AGC, Multi-Shuttle, robotics, UltraBot Robotic Order Fulfillment System, horizontal and vertical carousels and Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs), UltraProducts and more... High Value automation saves floor space, increases productivity, reduces labor often with nine to 18 months Return on Investments (ROI).
Romaine is a frequent editorial and information contributor to hundreds of publications and a speaker at many Supply Chain, Logistics & Ergonomic functions including Modex, National Catalog & Operations (NCOF), the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), Promat, North American Material Handling, Southern California Plant Operations, NJ Material Handling Assoc., Applied Ergonomics, Warehousing Education & Research Council (WERC), Lean Manufacturing Conference, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), NeoCon, Health Information Distribution Association (HIDA) and many more.
Within the industry trade organization, Material Handling Institute (MHI) Romaine was the Chairman for Carousel & VLM Section, Vice Chair of the Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) Group, the Supply Chain Execution (SCE) group of America, was Chairman of the Order Fulfillment Council of America and helped create the Carousel and VLM Product Section Group. He has spearheaded the efforts to create the first industry safety standards for horizontal carousels. He has an undergraduate degree from Ohio University and completed the Competitive Strategies program from Wharton Business School
11/07/2013 Improving Material Handling and Automation System Performance and ROI by Doing Homework
Making materials handling processes more efficient is one of the fastest ways to provide greater value to customers through lower costs, higher quality products and improved customer service levels. The resulting improvements in the throughput, productivity and accuracy of any material handling and storage and retrieval operation have a direct effect on the bottom line, and market share as well.