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By Michael Levans · January 1, 2016
This month in Modern, we share a prime example of one of those “savvy, smaller operations” that’s packing a lot of automation into a compact space.
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 1, 2016
Technology and software are becoming more significant to e-commerce packaging operations.
By Sara Pearson Specter · December 1, 2015
Alternative material packaging offers sustainable protection for products shipped in any channel.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2015
Purchasers, operations managers and other fleet stakeholders join forces to control costs over the life of equipment.
By Bridget McCrea · December 1, 2015
Modern talks to the executive director of the Reshoring Institute at the University of San Diego and president of Blue Silk Consulting about manufacturing and the supply chain.
By Peter Moore · November 1, 2015
I was recently out west visiting shippers in the new oil patch and discussing issues in rail. In this area, rail does not mean intermodal, it means tank cars and hopper cars leased by shippers and shipped long distances to and from the many new oil and gas wells that have been drilled in the past few years.
By Michael Levans · November 1, 2015
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to today’s challenges.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2015
Predictive maintenance and reinforced components support productivity and uptime in cold storage applications.
By Sara Pearson Specter · November 1, 2015
Match the right-sized box to contents faster, easier with automatically captured dimensional data.
By Michael Levans · October 1, 2015
This marks the 16th year that we’ve had the winner of the NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year Award grace our October cover, and the staff of LM couldn’t be more thrilled to continue to partner with this leading transportation advocacy organization to make this happen.
By Peter Moore · October 1, 2015
In meetings with shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) who buy freight transportation services, I often encourage them to step back and consider the many cost areas that make up the “rate” that they’re trying to reduce.
By Michael Levans · October 1, 2015
We’re living in a wonderful period of “realization,” where mangers are taking the time to examine exactly what they need in certain areas of an operation instead of throwing the kitchen sink at a problem and spending millions in the process.
By Josh Bond · October 1, 2015
Best practices account for the behavior of the operator and the equipment.
By Sara Pearson Specter · October 1, 2015
Automating the print-and-apply process of combination shipping labels and packing slips can boost throughput and reduce costs.
By Michael Levans · September 1, 2015
The most overlooked opportunities for greater supply chain optimization are pallet and packaging design—something we set out to fix this month in our Annual Packaging Issue.

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