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Sunday, July 01, 2012

In business, as in life, the tougher the challenge you face the smarter you have to work to see your way through to a resolution—and never did the readers of Modern meet a tougher battle than “doing more with less” during the recession.

Traditionally viewed as restrictive, new finance practices tailor leases to customer needs.

Reverse logistics service converts used packaging waste into a valuable asset.
Posted on 07/01 at 05:43 AM
ColumnsSustainabilityPackagingJuly 2012Reverse LogisticsRehrig PacificPackaging CornerPermalink


Friday, June 01, 2012

Ruggedized mobile computers improve productivity on or off the lift truck.

There’s a significant trend that has been unfolding over the first half of the year that’s given me hope that the economy has finally turned the corner: Professionals representing all facets of supply chain management are starting to step out of their facilities and offices to attend live trade shows and events.
Posted on 06/01 at 07:39 AM
ColumnsThis Month In ModernAutomationEducationJune 2012RetailThis Month In ModernPermalink


When applying stretch wrap to a unit load applying stretch wrap to a unit load, many facilities rely on manpower. But wrapping by hand has its downsides, increasing the risk of worker injury and inefficiently using stretch film, says Steve Fleming, director of sales at the Wulftec/M.J. Maillis Group.
Posted on 06/01 at 06:58 AM
ColumnsPackagingJune 2012Packaging CornerStretchwrappingWulftecPermalink


Tuesday, May 01, 2012

I can’t think of a better System Report to grace the cover of this Special Technology Issue than Musikhaus Thomann, one of Europe’s leading retailers of musical instruments and accessories.

Habits of the recession can prove costly as recovery takes hold.
Posted on 05/01 at 09:13 AM
ColumnsLift Truck TipsLift TrucksMay 2012ForkliftsMCFALift Truck TipsPermalink


Although the shift to lean, just-in-time practices on the assembly line is well documented, the pursuit of expense elimination in warehouses and DCs continues.
Posted on 05/01 at 09:06 AM
ColumnsPackagingStorageMay 2012Totes And ContainersPackaging CornerLewisBins+Permalink


Sunday, April 01, 2012

New California battery charging regulations could foretell industry-wide shift.


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