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By Josh Bond · September 1, 2015
Narrow and very narrow aisle storage systems should strike a balance of costs and productivity, even as new solutions expand what’s possible in a limited amount of space.
By Sara Pearson Specter · September 1, 2015
For operations with multiple pack stations, automation can improve accuracy and productivity when handling pouches, envelopes and small parcels.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2015
Crown invited me to its flagship service center outside Chicago for a demonstration of their technician training program.
By Kevin Fleming · September 1, 2015
While most high schools are focused on trying to prepare all students for college, many new graduates are underemployed while high-paying technical jobs in distribution and logistics are going unfilled. There has to be a better way.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2015
Modern talks to a regional manager of lifecycle support services about encouraging young people to consider a career as a technician.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2015
As adoption increases, efforts to clarify industrial equipment guardrail standards are underway.
By Sara Pearson Specter · August 1, 2015
Using the right printer for beverage marking can address the challenges of pairing ink to substrate while also securing product traceability.
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2015
This month, Modern is proud to offer you the fifth installment of our annual Lift Truck Issue.
By Peter Moore · August 1, 2015
One of the clever anecdotes that’s making its way around the ocean freight market these days is that the sea-level rise currently underway is not from global warming, but rather from the huge additional number of new, ultra-large container vessels (ULCV) being launched at the rate of one or two a month.
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2015
A growing reliance on automated systems makes global supply chains more vulnerable to potential criminal and terrorist cyber attacks than ever before. Analysts contend that a new “collective awareness” is necessary to thwart these assaults before they even begin.
By Michael Levans · July 1, 2015
If you’re looking for a good summer read to slip into your beach bag, look no further than the issue of Logistics Management (LM) that you’re currently holding—especially if you’re a fan of “feel-good” bestsellers.
By Peter Moore · July 1, 2015
LTL rate structures have started to morph from static, classification-based rate tables that have been in place since the 1930s through to the dimensional pricing experiments of the past few years. I say “through” because dimensional pricing is not an end, but a step toward dynamic pricing models that enable collaboration in real time for smart, connected shippers and carriers.
By Michael Levans · July 1, 2015
Working smarter through the appropriate application of technology has been a running theme in Modern over the last few years—so much in fact that we’ve dedicated one issue a year since 2012 to a deeper understanding of technology adoption levels as well as the role providers are playing in pushing the trends.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2015
Per-unit and per-operator fleet management practices continue to improve fleet efficiency, but many overlook opportunities to manage costs on a per-battery basis.
By Sara Pearson Specter · July 1, 2015
Today’s sensors can capture information that not only can be used to realize cost savings from streamlining operations and minimizing waste, but also improve customer satisfaction.

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