January 2017 Issue

In this Issue:
  • LEDVANCE embraces AGV's
  • Lift Truck Series: Technician training
  • Information Management: Finding labor efficiencies
  • Best Practices: 7 e-commerce best practices
  • Equipment Report: AGVs take on new roles


IN THIS ISSUE
By · January 16, 2017
The lighting manufacturer reaped savings by reducing maintenance costs and product damage, and using labor more productively. The bottom line: A two-year ROI.


By · January 16, 2017
With labor costs and complexities rising in the face of omni-channel fulfillment, the combination of slotting and labor management system functions are helping drive better efficiencies.


By · January 15, 2017
With e-commerce sales climbing by double-digit numbers every quarter, here are some best practices warehouse and DC managers can try to work better, smarter and faster.


By · January 13, 2017
Automatic guided vehicles have reduced lift truck traffic, created a safer environment and fully automated the movement of finished goods from production to storage in LEDVANCE’s Kentucky plant.


By · January 13, 2017
The demographics of technician hiring and retiring do not paint a pretty picture for the near- or long-term future of the technical workforce. The lift truck industry is attacking the shortage head-on with improvements and initiatives designed to grow the technicians of tomorrow—today


By · January 13, 2017
What new trends and opportunities will emerge for both shippers and software vendors this year in the transportation management systems (TMS) market? We gathered three of our top supply chain software analysts to see where they think the market is headed.


By · January 13, 2017
It’s a vast understatement to say that e-commerce has changed the way the supply chain game is played.


By · January 13, 2017
Latest printer applicators engineered for high-speed, e-commerce parcel labeling can minimize downtime.


By · January 12, 2017
Modern Materials Handling editors sat down with Vice chair, Automation Solutions Group (ASG); business development at Swisslog, Bill Leber


By · January 12, 2017
Electric equipment offers more data, which is only as good as the practices to apply it.


By · January 12, 2017
Vertical lift modules replace a mezzanine to save space, increase speed and improve ergonomics.


By · January 12, 2017
A migration from Windows to fully rugged Android devices frees up time and money for business growth


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