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By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2015
Employment, business activity, production and new order indexes set new records, some of which go back to 2004.
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By mmckeon · August 5, 2015
With a shrinking qualified labor force and high turnover rates, distribution operations face significant challenges to improve employee performance and maximize return on workforce investment. Investing in labor management software (LMS) allows operations to do more with less, by delivering significant performance gains and unlocking new levels of productivity that eclipse the capabilities of alternative solutions.
By MMH Staff · August 5, 2015
More than 40 free educational sessions address flexible packaging, OEE, workforce engagement and more.
By MMH Staff · August 5, 2015
Event offers best practices for new and upcoming professors of material handling, logistics and supply chain fields.
By MMH Staff · August 4, 2015
Robots for material handling applications grew 27% through June.
By MMH Staff · August 4, 2015
Orbis Corporation's parent company welcomes two experienced supply chain executives.
By MMH Staff · August 4, 2015
Automated packaging equipment supplier targets e-commerce order fulfillment operations.
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By MMH Staff · August 4, 2015
During this webcast we'll explore the results of Modern’s annual Lift Truck User Survey, a detailed look into users' practices around procuring, utilizing and maintaining their fleets.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth fell 0.8 percent to 52.7 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth). PMI growth has been at 50 or higher for 31 straight months (with the overall economy growing for 74 months), and the current PMI is 1.7 percent below the 12-month average of 54.4.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2015
Lift trucks used to be about brawn. The lift truck of the future will be about intelligence, automation and software. And, the future is closer than you think.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2015
Currency conversions obscure some sizable revenue gains among foreign companies, but overall growth in unit sales matches 2013’s strong performance.
By Bridget McCrea · August 1, 2015
Lift truck purchases remain steady in 2015 as companies look to upgrade or replace vehicles while also putting more into their training, technology and maintenance programs.
<p>Smart glasses can speed up order picking by allowing hands-free operation and keeping pickers focused on value-added picking tasks.</p> By Roberto Michel · August 1, 2015
Data collection devices for the warehouse have long been RF enabled and mobile, but heavily focused on simple data capture routines. Now tablets, smart phones and other devices are supporting richer apps and management activity, while wearable, wireless printers give warehouse workers the capability to perform efficient, on-demand printing.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2015
Having sprouted from mere lift truck maintenance, fleet management is now budding into a powerful and integral part of labor management.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2015
Manufacturer transports materials with near-lights-out automatic guided vehicle system.

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