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By Gary Forger, Contributing Editor · May 30, 2017
The rate of change is picking up in the maintenance of automated materials handling systems. Now is a good time to become familiar with solutions ranging from computerized maintenance management systems to augmented reality.
By Bridget McCrea · May 30, 2017
Sweep before you scrub, buy equipment that’s easy to use, and strive for three Michelin stars when developing a strategy to keep your warehouse and DC floors clean and clear of debris.
By Chris Lewis · May 30, 2017
As demand for more efficient spare parts management continues to increase, lift truck fleet managers are streamlining their parts inventory, storage and usage
By Bob Trebilcock · May 9, 2017
Every company considers itself an innovator. It’s time to include materials handling leaders in that category.
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By Josh Bond · May 9, 2017
Industry growth shows no signs of slowing as suppliers and their customers innovate at an unprecedented pace. Top 20 Worldwide Materials Handling Systems Suppliers in 2017
By Roberto Michel · May 9, 2017
Not only do ERP suppliers offer WMS solutions, they’re pushing the envelope for functions including e-commerce, advanced analytics, prebuilt IoT applications, and global visibility and collaboration hubs. Enterprise Resource Planning offer Warehouse Management Systems solutions
By Kate Kotecki, Contributing Editor · May 9, 2017
By taking a fresh look at their cycle counting practices, warehouse and DC teams are creatively using existing technology and resources to expand their cycle count benefits.
By Chris Lewis · May 8, 2017
To improve end users’ safety and efficiency, overhead handling equipment continues to evolve.
By Roberto Michel · May 3, 2017
Everyone is talking about terms like digitization, Industry 4.0 and digital supply chain management, but what sort of technologies fall under these broad terms, and how will they change the management capabilities at our disposal? To find out, we talked to some noted supply chain analysts, consultants and technology executives and gathered six digital trends to watch.
By Michael Levans · May 2, 2017
While the technological tools needed to create the seamless digital logistics network already exist, this year’s panel says that these enablers need to be applied at a more rapid rate for today’s logistics operations to stay relevant.
By Patrick Burnson · May 2, 2017
While a bevy of high-tech outfits have threatened to disrupt the current freight forwarding marketplace with their digitized offerings, established players are hardly standing still as far as innovation is concerned.
By Josh Bond · May 2, 2017
Fleet management technologies continue to become more capable and more diverse, even as some fleet managers are trying to figure out what all the data means. To help set the table for success, Modern explores some of the flavors available.
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By Patrick Burnson · April 26, 2017
Our “33rd Annual Salary Survey” reflects more diversity entering the logistics management market, and in marked contrast to 2016, paints a rosier outlook for career placement and advancement.
By Chris Lewis · April 10, 2017
Having evolved from a pure maintenance focus, fleet telematics systems are working to perfect the basics.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 10, 2017
Supply chain technicians are in short supply. A new apprenticeship program may be part of the answer.

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