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In a recent issue, Riley Jones reported in Complex that Nike just expanded its already-massive Memphis, TN distribution plant with the introduction of North America Logistics Campus-Memphis, which now becomes its biggest distribution center in the world. The sprawling 2.8 million square foot facility has been in the works for some time, and marks the latest chapter in a long-standing partnership between Nike and the city of Memphis. The updated center includes 33 miles of conveyer belt, 73 outbound doors, and 96 receiving spurs, all combining to make the shipping process quicker and more efficient. "This facility was built to offer greater cost efficiencies, reduce shipping times and increase service capabilities for our consumers and retail partners," a Nike representative said.

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Bastian Solutions (, a global material handling systems integrator and expert in e-commerce fulfillment automation is an innovator in the fields of material handling automation, goods-to-person systems, wearable AR technology, supply chain software, and robotics. Bastian Solutions recently announced the acquisition of Forte Engineering. The merge creates a turnkey software suite for beverage distributors and strengthens the companies' overall product offerings and customer support.

Bastian Solutions is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, with an additional 16 domestic offices and 7 international offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. Uniquely positioned, Bastian Solutions offers customers complete and innovative turnkey material handling systems, from design and simulation, all the way through installation and operations. Modern Materials Handling named Bastian Solutions 2015 Top 20 Systems Suppliers Worldwide.

Bastian Solutions provides integrated material handling systems reducing the total cost of order fulfillment and delivery cycle times for its customers; tremendous productivity gains and a quick return on investment are ensured. Automating supply chain logistics with harmony between material flow, information flow, and operational processes, yields a unique and important competitive advantage.

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