April 2017 Issue

In this issue:
  • Thrive Market's startup distribution network
  • Information Managment: The evolving DC tech stack
  • Special Report: Annual outlook survey
  • Equipment Report: Conveyor & sortation update
  • Best Practices: Putaway101


IN THIS ISSUE
By · April 5, 2017
How does a fastgrowing, e-commerce startup company build out order fulfillment capabilities? Thrive Market answered that question with its new facility in Indiana.


By · April 4, 2017
Our annual survey of reader investment levels in materials handling equipment and technology shows that with e-commerce-related pressures growing, they’re bumping up investment in the key enablers for flexibility and efficiency.


By · April 4, 2017
After receiving determines what and how much, it’s time to figure out where and how it should go into storage.


By · April 4, 2017
Pushed to the limit by e-commerce and omni-channel, the modern DC needs flexible, safe and efficient conveyor and sortation solutions that support high-velocity operations.


By · April 3, 2017
With the growth of e-commerce, the technology stack for distribution centers is expanding. We explore why WES/WCS software is gaining prominence and share how operations are expanding their use of data science.


By · April 3, 2017
If the early attendee forecast is any indication, you may have already landed in Chicago for ProMat 2017 (April 3-6), the materials handling industry’s leading trade show and educational conference, sponsored by MHI.


By · April 3, 2017
Thrive Market’s new Indiana DC was designed to meet the needs of a fast-growing e-commerce startup today and tomorrow.


By · March 31, 2017
As automation makes its way into more warehouses and DCs, a growing number of companies told Modern they’re looking to upgrade existing or add new equipment and software over the next two years.


By · March 31, 2017
Applying a layer of tracking technology to existing batteries can subtract waste and add control.


By · March 31, 2017
In case study after case study, interview after interview, and conversation after conversion, we’re learning that the impact of digital commerce and the subsequent challenge of omni-channel fulfillment is now cutting across every manufacturing and distribution market—and it’s putting increased pressure on all the major modes of transportation and the distribution center operations that keep well-managed supply chains fluid in this dynamic, digital world.


By · March 31, 2017
Automotive interior manufacturer improves accuracy and output.


By · March 31, 2017
LED fixtures replace fluorescent and metal halide throughout warehouse, offices and exteriors.


By · March 31, 2017
Chairman of CubiScan discuses the future of the industry.


By · March 31, 2017
Pallet supplier’s expanded services deliver savings and sustainability throughout supply chain.


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