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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.
By Mark Pearson · September 1, 2015
Until recently, most companies viewed ethical supply chains—socially responsible, eco-friendly operations—as good for people, good for the environment, and maybe even good for public relations.
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.

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