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By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2015
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Ed Romaine, chairman of the AS/RS Product Section Group at MHI, about automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS).
By Bridget McCrea · January 1, 2015
The quest to improve worker productivity and enhance order accuracy in an omni-channel distribution environment is pushing more warehouse and DC managers to increase investment in warehouse mobility solutions. According to market thought leaders, not only has mobility arrived, but users are pushing for the next generation.
<p>As shippers make demands for more measurement and velocity, carriers will become increasingly reliant on IT—and that’s a good thing. Everyone managing the supply chain will benefit when the movement of goods is safe, efficient, and secure.”—Michael Haverty</p> By Patrick Burnson · December 1, 2014
Fully embracing the convergence of intermodalism and NAFTA, Michael Haverty says he was the right man at the right place at the right time.
<p>George Tsogas, vice president of international distribution and logistics (left) and Steve  Berube, senior vice president of global distribution and logistics.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2014
The yoga wear retailer’s new multichannel DC is speeding up time to market, streamlining e-commerce processes and reducing freight costs. Flexible automation is the key.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2014
WMS, lights, voice and conveyors bring a new level of efficiency to lululemon athletica’s Ohio distribution center.
<p>E-commerce demands real-time responsiveness to single-line orders, challenging legacy systems geared toward daily cycles and case quantities.</p> By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Complemented by a growing stable of inexpensive execution solutions, aging software monoliths can prove they don’t need to be toppled.
<p>Troy Design & Manufacturing (TDM) uses RFID technology to automatically capture work-in-process data at its Chicago facility. The plant modifies Ford vehicles for police use.</p> By Roberto Michel · December 1, 2014
Troy Design & Manufacturing pairs real-time RFID tracking with MES, saving time and allowing operators to focus on value-added production activities.
<p>A workstation lifting system takes the load off workers at a water distribution products supplier.</p> By Bridget McCrea · December 1, 2014
Manufacturers of overhead handling equipment are putting an emphasis on safety while creating new, automated solutions that help people work smarter, better and faster.
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By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Increasingly resilient to global economic moods, 3PL and public refrigerated warehouses persistently achieve modest growth.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Four companies share how they successfully connected the data points to streamline their operations.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Parts now located closer to production lines are picked on first-in, first-out basis.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Forward pick area uses hanging textile compartments to improve picker efficiency.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Grocery distributor sees energy and maintenance savings with fully automatic insulated doors.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Real-time view into massive yard boosts efficiency while reducing the number of yard tenders.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2014
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Jim Rice, deputy director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics at MIT about supply chain innovation.

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