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By MMH Staff · February 1, 2010
PROMAT 2011 isn't scheduled until March of next year, but the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) is already well into the planning process.
By Lorie King Rogers · February 1, 2010
Canadian utility manufacturer employs freestanding workstation cranes that move steel trays safely and eliminate worker injuries
By Lorie King Rogers · February 1, 2010
Eight O’Clock Coffee installs ceiling fans to improve conditions for workers in its coffee roasting operations.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2010
Think there's nothing new about conveyor technology? Think again.
By Lorie King Rogers · February 1, 2010
At Pitney Bowes, reusable plastic containers seal the deal on enhanced ergonomics, lower costs and improved efficiency
<p>Opportunity fast-charging and an 80-volt battery may give electric lift trucks more of the capacity and performance attributes of internal combustion trucks.</p> By Tom Andel · February 1, 2010
Lift Truck Tips: The prospect of cutting greenhouse gases, combined with technological advances, is making fast-charging more attractive
<p>Scott Zurawski, director of warehouse operations and logistics</p> By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2010
To transform its business, Prime Distribution Services turned to case picking technology and lean warehousing strategies. And, that’s just the start of things to come.
<p>Prime Distribution Systems, Plainfield, Ind.</p><ul><li>Size: 1.2 million square feet</li><li>Products and services: Third-party logistics, including warehousing and distribution and LTL freight consolidation of products for the retail food industry</li><li>SKUs: 10,000 SKUs for some 200 customers</li><li>Throughput: Approx. 800 million pounds of freight per year</li><li>Employees: 240</li><li>Shifts: 5 days a week, 2 shifts per day</li></ul> By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2010
The 3PL's new system moves cartons and mixed pallets in a lean and efficient solution.
By MMH Staff · February 1, 2010
Merger between Diamond Phoenix and System Logistics is complete and the company is now operating as System Logistics Corp.
By MMH Staff · February 1, 2010
Top traits include: sound supply chain strategy supported by solid leadership; focus on financial metrics; commitment to innovation and process improvement; collaboration with selected partners...
By MMH Staff · February 1, 2010
There's a new curriculum on the books at Paul D. Camp Community College (http://www.pdc.edu) in Franklin, Va.
By MMH Staff · February 1, 2010
NACCO Materials Handling Group appoints Northland Industrial Truck Co. (NITCO) as the Hyster dealer for Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island
By Bob Trebilcock · January 23, 2010
Modern’s readers weigh in on who’s using labor management and whether these solutions are really delivering value.
<p>Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.is a family owned business which was started byTommy, Joe and Gus Longo in 1956. The first store was located on Yonge Street and Castlefield, in Toronto. The first location was no more than 2,000 square feet.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2009
Last February, Longos Brothers Fruit markets, a 53-year-old family-owned grocery chain installed a voice-directed picking solution to improve productivity in its distribution centers in Mississauga, Ontario.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 23, 2009
Need to get more from your workforce? Improvements in labor management software systems are driving real cost savings.

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