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<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 Josh Bond · April 7, 2016
Winning products and technologies recognized for quantifiable and sustainable ROI, cost savings and customer satisfaction.
By MMH Staff · April 7, 2016
The award acknowledged top journalists in the materials handling industry who have reported on the vital roles robots play in today’s factories and distribution centers.
By Roberto Michel · April 7, 2016
Automation Plus (Booth 4863), a division of CSF Inc., has invented a new way to handle pallets, called the Pallet Return Device (PRDTM). The PRDTM is designed to operate in distribution center pick modules or with pick tunnels.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 7, 2016
Building on the energy and interest clearly on display during the past three days at Modex, MHI announced that ProMat 2017 will have exhibits spread across both the South and North Hall of Chicago’s McCormick Place to accommodate a continued uptick in demand for exhibit space.
By George W. Prest · April 7, 2016
Today marks the conclusion of Modex 2016, four days of comprehensive problem solving and networking to provide solutions to the complex manufacturing and supply chain challenges faced by industry today.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 6, 2016
When is a pallet more than just a pallet? When it's a service.
By Josh Bond · April 6, 2016
Expanding on its portfolio of loop sorters, Beumer (Booth 4137) has released the new Rota-Sorter, a linear solution capable of handling a variety of items.
<p>“Business is war” Kevin O’Leary told the large crowd at his Wednesday afternoon keynote address</p>

By Roberto Michel · April 6, 2016
In a Wednesday afternoon keynote, Kevin O’Leary, an entrepreneur and investor known for the TV shows, “Dragons' Den” and “Shark Tank,” shared insights on business success including the importance of high customer service and putting no limits on how much successful sales people can make for growing a company.
By Josh Bond · April 6, 2016
Building from its experience in cloud-based voice solutions, Voxware (Booth 2721) developed Intellestra, a cloud-based predictive modeling and supply chain analytics platform, to give managers a real-time view of data across the entire supply chain.
<p>This booth display shows how HighJump’s HTML5-based mobile app functions for associates are streamlined, with one simple screen per data entry task.</p>

By Roberto Michel · April 6, 2016
HighJump (Booth 2415), a provider of supply chain execution (SCE) software including warehouse management system (WMS) solutions, highlighted new mobile apps for its enterprise suite of products, HighJump Supply Chain Advantage.
<p>Richard Lord, global product marketing manager for zebra technology, demonstrates the company’s new scanner series alongside its new mobile computer.</p> By Josh Bond · April 6, 2016
Re-engineered for durability and productivity, Zebra Technology’s (Booth 2127) latest 3600 scanner line offers several new features as well as enhanced management capabilities.

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