August 2017 Modern Materials Handling Issue

In this issue:
  • Operators: Drivers of change
  • Reader Survey: Annual lift truck usage survey
  • Equipment Report: Battery management
  • Special Report: Top 20 lift truck providers in 2016
  • Information Management: DOM and your customers


IN THIS ISSUE
By · August 7, 2017
For all the advances in lift truck technology and fleet management, operators will always be the heart and soul of a fleet. As manufacturers and equipment purchasers place more value on that piece, the role of the operator extends from design to daily use.


By · August 7, 2017
According to our readers, there’s some strong buying expected in lift trucks this year. In fact, 42% of the lift trucks being purchased are for expanding fleets while 58% are replacement trucks.


By · August 4, 2017
The top lift truck suppliers list is changing with industry acquisitions causing a dramatic departure from the norm.


By · August 4, 2017
Distributed order management suppliers and users tout its ability to strengthen the customer experience through better ties to store-level systems to improve buy-online/pickup-in-store efforts and to empower store associates.


By · August 4, 2017
While warehouse and distribution centers (DCs) have historically been located where land is cheap and transportation networks are excellent, today’s criteria needs to include a skilled workforce ready to manage an increasingly digital operation.


By · August 4, 2017
Modern Materials Handling's staff sat down with Brett Wood to discuss the Lift Truck industry.


By · August 4, 2017
If there’s one piece of equipment that deserves the majority of our attention for a given month it would have to be the lift truck—what we traditionally call the backbone, the workhorse, the most fundamental piece of equipment to be found in any materials handling operation.


By · August 4, 2017
Imprinting bar codes and other information on all four sides of a case increases read rates but requires the right equipment.


By · August 4, 2017
Time, money and an ongoing commitment ensure an effective training program, and anything less can jeopardize productivity, profits and safety.


By · August 3, 2017
Rack solution helps food distributor increase storage capacity and decrease operating costs.


By · August 3, 2017
A new single-supplier fleet has helped optimize operating costs, productivity, storage and safety.


By · August 3, 2017
Growing manufacturer targets reliability and uptime with operator-friendly cranes.


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