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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.
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.

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