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By Josh Bond · March 1, 2015
New fleet maintenance practices see users and service providers working together to identify and reduce each lift truck’s total cost of ownership.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2015
Modern asks Brian Lentz from Swisslog a few questions about MRO and technician training.
By Jeff Berman · February 1, 2015
Our parcel experts take a deep dive into the marketplace and explore potential changes in service, the ongoing impact of e-commerce, and, of course, ever-rising rates that are projected to hit their highest levels ever this year.
<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 · February 1, 2015
Complemented by a growing stable of inexpensive execution solutions, aging software monoliths can prove that they don’t need to be toppled.
By Brooks Bentz · February 1, 2015
Reverse logistics can represent a significant chunk of supply chain cost—and it’s typically not very well managed. Our resident consultant suggests that it’s time for savvy logistics operations to manage reverse as an integral part of supply chain management to improve efficiency and reduce cost.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2015
Though often characterized by feast or famine, this year’s view into warehouse and distribution spending plans instead strengthens a pattern of deliberate investment. Today, readers are determined to get the most out of every dollar spent.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2015
The Home Depot has remodeled its supply chain in recent years, building the foundation for a new type of fulfillment center intended to blend online and in-store shopping.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2015
Using conventional technologies coordinated in real time, The Home Depot’s direct fulfillment center supports omni-channel capabilities for the Eastern United States.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2015
Today’s highly automated systems demand technicians with new skills and new training. The industry is beginning to respond.
By Roberto Michel · February 1, 2015
ERP vendors who focus on the SME market seek to rival Tier 1 WMS vendors on deeper warehouse management functionality, while playing “suite card” on e-commerce and ERP foundation.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2015
End-users detail the success of their new conveyor or sortation systems, each of which shrugs off the past and stares down the future.
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By Sara Pearson Specter · February 1, 2015
Celebrating 30 years as an industry mainstay, ProMat 2015 is set to open with more than 800 exhibitors and a comprehensive educational program. With an additional 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, this will be the biggest ProMat ever. Here’s a guide to every inch.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2015
New bottling conveyor delivers water sustainability and bottom line results.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2015
Separated and bursting at the seams, two facilities get on the same page and prepare for growth.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2015
An assortment of conveyor solutions disassembles in seconds to allow for easy cleaning and sterilization.

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