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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Recognizing the potential for long-term savings, many fleet owners are keen to jump into a fleet maintenance program. However, they soon learn there are no substitutes for goal setting, clear communication and patience.
Posted on 05/01 at 09:19 AM
FeaturesLift TrucksForkliftsMay 2013Toyota Material HandlingRaymondFleet ManagementYaleMaintenancePermalink


Modern spends 60 seconds talking to John Hill, director at St. Onge, about today’s warehouse management software (WMS) systems.

Monday, April 01, 2013

In many organizations, maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) inventory accounts for a significant slice—as much as 40 percent—of the annual procurement budget. Yet it is still not managed with the level of rigor typically applied to production inventory. There are five basic practices that can quickly close the gap with best practices in MRO inventory management.
Posted on 04/01 at 04:40 PM
FeaturesBest PracticesMROPermalink


At Scotts Miracle-Gro, a fleet management program keeps the pallets moving.

Lift trucks, stretch wrap and floor storage are at the heart of Scotts’ distribution activities.

Modern’s 16th annual survey of the world’s leading materials handling systems suppliers shows the top performers have held their ground, even as the rest of the list climbs steadily upward.
Posted on 04/01 at 07:45 AM
FeaturesSpecial ReportAutomationWitronApril 2013IntelligratedDematicInterlake MecaluxTGW SystemsDaifuku WebbPermalink


With new distribution requirements and more investment in automation underway, Modern set out to find how readers are now approaching the use of conveyors and sortation systems.
Posted on 04/01 at 07:41 AM
FeaturesSpecial ReportAutomationConveyorsApril 2013CEMASortationReader SurveyPermalink


Racks and shelves are not standing still as efforts to improve speed and productivity reshape traditional approaches to storage.

The DC is in the middle of a transformation in the way retailers interact with customers.
Posted on 04/01 at 07:32 AM
FeaturesBest PracticesAutomationApril 2013Automatic Data CaptureIntelligratedDematicFortnaDaifuku WebbRetailPermalink


End-user qualified for energy rebates after installing improved seals around leveler and pit.


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