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By John D. Schulz · September 1, 2015
Using analytics and Big Data, the next generation of freight bill payment and auditing companies comb all aspects of freight transportation operations to highlight supply chain efficiency improvement opportunities.
By Bridget McCrea · September 1, 2015
The growing complexity of transportation management is driving more logistics operations to explore mobile options. Whether they’re monitoring assets, human resources, or more efficiently scheduling deliveries, logistics organizations are turning to mobile tools to help achieve new efficiencies outside the warehouse and DC.
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2015
Business is robust for 3PLs, but as cost-cutting becomes the priority for manufacturers and retailers, more businesses continue to look around for services at a lower price—driving down satisfaction, renewal rates, and contract length.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2015
eBay Enterprise’s Kentucky distribution location was chosen for its proximity to both coasts, but also for its proximity to parcel shipping hubs beyond Louisville and Memphis. The e-tailer’s campus puts a premium on flexible processes and absolute speed to the customer for e-commerce fulfillment.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2015
The leading supplier of western wear accessories installed a WMS, conveyor and batch picking at its new facility. As a result, the company is no longer dealing with backlogs while accommodating growth.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2015
A WMS, bar code scanning and conveyor and sortation system have significantly increased productivity and throughput at M&F Western Products.
By Roberto Michel · September 1, 2015
Modern’s annual reader survey shows how trends in pallet use point to priorities around cost control, customer compliance and operational efficiencies. More customers are asking for pallet type changes and having minor availability issues with used wood pallets, while pallet cost and durability continue to be dominant decision factors.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2015
Experts make the case for elevating the humble roles of pallet and packaging design from a fragmented race for savings to a central part of an optimized supply chain.
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By Josh Bond · September 1, 2015
Whether mobile, stationary or collaborative, piece-picking robotic solutions are gradually learning the ropes in warehousing and distribution.
By Sara Pearson Specter · September 1, 2015
Moving from an afterthought to a key component of e-commerce and omni-channel facilities, today’s packing stations are unclogging bottlenecks and improving order fulfillment productivity.
By Bridget McCrea · September 1, 2015
The ability to ship anything from anywhere—to anywhere—within a short timeframe isn’t the only trend that’s shaping the retail supply chain. Modern explores the key trends taking place in 2015 (and beyond).
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2015
New paperboard packaging cuts labor costs and eliminates product damage for long and narrow products.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2015
Hospital system reorganizes medical supply room to improve patient care through new supply chain practices.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2015
Vertical lift modules ensure accurate and secure access to thousands of critical maintenance parts.
By Bridget McCrea · September 1, 2015
Don’t overlook these key strategies when taking ownership of a highly automated system for your company’s warehouse.

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