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By Roberto Michel · March 1, 2015
Fleet optimization and delivery tracking solutions improve “last mile” e-commerce deliveries, but success with final delivery depends on a solid process. Beginning upstream with DC network design, implementing fulfillment rules at the order management and WMS levels, and streamlining processes in the DC all pave the way for an efficient last mile.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2015
When their prowess in manufacturing proved a liability in warehousing and distribution, robots were forced to rapidly evolve.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2015
Though subject to unique constraints, advances in the distribution of wine and spirits holds lessons for the wider industry.
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By Sara Pearson Specter · March 1, 2015
Manufacturers are deploying the latest software solutions engineered with advanced functionality to target, locate and isolate impacted product even faster in the event of a food chain recall.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2015
Each year, Modern’s Productivity Achievement Awards honor those companies that made outstanding operational improvements through materials handling systems and related information systems.
By Michael Levans · March 1, 2015
Considering that MHI is expecting more than 35,000 warehouse, distribution and logistics professionals at ProMat 2015 in Chicago this month, there’s a good chance that you’re reading this column while taking a break from walking the show floor—which just so happens to be the largest in the trade show’s 30-year history.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2015
As part of ongoing warehouse optimization, customized fleet increases productivity and cuts costs.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2015
Replacing manual processes, automation moves as many as 380,000 units in a week.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2015
Equipment manufacturers turn to operators for insight into everything from clipboards to chassis design.
By Sara Pearson Specter · March 1, 2015
Safety and control retrofits simplify conventional palletizer operation and extend machine longevity.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2015
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Brian Gibson at Auburn University about supply chain education.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2015
For years the materials handling industry has focused on providing great solutions for customers. Maintenance services are quickly becoming the next area of focus.
By Colleen Molko · March 1, 2015
A national certification for supply chain technicians with the right skills to maintain today’s automated materials handling systems is around the corner.
By Bridget McCrea · March 1, 2015
Modern Material Handling’s first-annual Maintenance Study reveals fairly high adoption rates for automated warehouse systems and an ongoing need for quality maintenance support and skilled technicians to manage these setups.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2015
Today’s highly automated systems demand technicians with new skills and new training. The industry is beginning to respond.

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