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By Bob Trebilcock · September 25, 2016
At APICS 2016, we're reminded that while supply chains are more complex than ever, you can't win without a mastery of the basics.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 19, 2016
They say that timing is everything. When it comes to robotic materials handling, the time is now. Talked about for years, mobile, unit handling and piece picking robotics may still be emerging technologies, but early adopters are finding that they are reliable, productive and cost effective in the right application.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 19, 2016
The combination brings together automation, data collection and edge sensors with a global presence.
By Brett Wood · September 16, 2016
TMHNA, the largest lift truck manufacturer in the world, is launching a new initiative to fund academic research in supply chain, logistics and material handling. Here’s why.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 15, 2016
What was the most discussed topic (besides Michael Phelps)? The labor shortage.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 13, 2016
A decade of transformation ahead
By Patrick Burnson · September 13, 2016
Despite many adversities for the maritime sector over the last year, seaborne perishable reefer trade increased in 2015 - and is forecast to grow further still in 2016.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 12, 2016
Dematic's 31st Material Handling & Logistics Conference got underway with a survey that finds that most attendees see growth in their future.
By Patrick Burnson · September 6, 2016
The Federal Maritime Commission has established a protocol for communicating requests for assistance to the agency concerning developments related to the status of Hanjin Shipping.
By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2016
The ATA said that the second quarter turnover rate at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue dropped six points to 83 percent, which ATA said is its lowest level in five years going back to the second quarter of 2011.
By Patrick Burnson · August 15, 2016
Declining freight volumes and reconfigured container vessel deployments may give Asia’s ports time to regroup, say industry analysts, who add that investment in infrastructure is badly needed.
By Jeff Berman · August 12, 2016
The PMA and ILWU appear to be committed to getting in front of things well in advance this time around, when it comes to getting a new deal done well in advance of the expiration of the current contract.
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2016
Once again, the numbers in the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) annual American Trucking Trends publication continue to show strength, even at a time like the present, when strength could in some ways be viewed in short supply, given the myriad challenges the sector finds itself up against.
By Patrick Burnson · August 2, 2016
With ocean cargo shipping analysts predicting a return to fairly robust peak season volumes on the U.S. West Coast, stakeholders are adamant that port congestion need not be an issue once again. Ocean ports update 2016, Ocean Cargo Ports News, Ocean Freight News, Port of Oakland
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2016
In Modern's 6th-annual Lift Truck Issue, we take a look at tying lift truck-driven data into operations, how to choose the right truck for the job, the Top 20 lift truck suppliers, TMS and more.

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