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By Jeff Berman · April 13, 2016
The Department of Commerce this week deepened its bench of public and private sector supply chain, logistics, and freight transportation heavy hitters, announcing it has added 11 new members to its Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSSC).
By Patrick Burnson · April 12, 2016
While everyone agrees that investment in infrastructure is key, only a handful of ports will reach "mega" proportions
By Roberto Michel · April 11, 2016
What are we to make of all the attention on robots at Modex? Are we at the crest of the usual hype cycle, or on the cusp of widespread adoption?
By Bob Trebilcock · April 11, 2016
WMS makes its case in a waveless world.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 11, 2016
Materials handling solutions are only as good as the maintenance plans that keep them running. CMMS can play an important role.
<p>Author Valerie Alexander, who shared “How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having ‘Female Brains’),” in the last YPN session of the day.</p> By Sara Pearson Specter · April 9, 2016
In the past 24 months or so, I’ve watched with interest as MHI proclaimed multiple initiatives to attract and retain the next generation of diverse supply chain workers to our industry, particularly women.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 8, 2016
Over the last few years, the systems integration and consultants in our industry have been responding to the tyranny of now with a new layer of software that Forte coined as a warehouse execution system, or WES.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 8, 2016
Because I write my monthly Modern column, “Packaging Corner,” from my own cozy corner home-office in Oregon, I don’t often get to see the new packaging technologies I write about up close and personal.
By Bridget McCrea · April 7, 2016
From cutting-edge robotics to user-friendly software to state-of-the art storage equipment, exhibitors at this premier trade show clearly put their best feet forward when presenting themselves to the 25,000+ attendees.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 7, 2016
Supply chain transformation. Software and pouch sorters. The Internet of Things. Innovation. And, sustainability. Those were the five topics that came up in Bob Trebilcock's visits with suppliers on the MODEX floor on Monday.
By Jeff Berman · April 7, 2016
In March, the NMI, hit 54.5 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was 1.1 percent above February, while growing now for 80 consecutive months, coupled with economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector growing for 74 months through March.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 6, 2016
When is a pallet more than just a pallet? When it's a service.
By Patrick Burnson · April 6, 2016
The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association Of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) has filed comments in response to an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) from the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) regarding Discussion Agreements and vessel sharing agreements (VSAs).
<p>Gregg Goodner, board member of Hytrol and VP and GM of MHI, cuts the ribbon to open Modex 2016.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · April 5, 2016
Here are five topics that came up in my visits with suppliers on the floor yesterday.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 3, 2016
The Modern team is in Atlanta for Modex. I'll be watching robots, shuttles, software and packaging.

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