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The Evolution of Dock Equipment Has Begun
Unlike nearly every other aspect of distribution centers and manufacturing plants, loading docks have not been altered—until recently, that is.
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By Josh Bond · August 1, 2014
Once seen as a necessary evil, lift truck maintenance costs prove ripe for efficiencies that save money and boost productivity. We look into new best practices and technologies that help introduce discipline into fleet management.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2014
Canada’s largest rail operator has developed a new parts management and maintenance program to reduce the downtime of mobile cranes at its intermodal terminals.
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By Josh Bond · August 1, 2014
Our list grows top heavy following another big merger, but after a year of relative calm, the market is heating up once again.
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By Josh Bond · August 1, 2014
With plans to buy a total of more than 1,100 lift trucks in coming months, readers share their perspectives on spending, maintenance practices and technology usage.
By Roberto Michel · August 1, 2014
With use by Walmart, BMW and other large, 24/7 facility operators, hydrogen-powered lift trucks are proven at the higher end of the market, but can they catch on elsewhere? Fuel cell providers are betting that turnkey, streamlined offerings will help.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2014
Once seen as a necessary evil, lift truck maintenance costs prove ripe for efficiencies that save money and boost productivity.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2014
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to the chairman of the Industrial Truck Association and president & CEO of Linde Material Handling North America about the future of the lift truck industry.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2014
Direct-to-consumer marketer optimizes order picking through gradual automation.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2014
Totes securely hold 19% more small and large parts while improving flexibility in carousel.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2014
Bins replace shelves, drawers and cardboard boxes to standardize storage for large and small parts.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2014
VLMs for parts storage and kit sequencing prevent production stoppages and inventory shrinkage.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2014
Automatic vehicle restraint, dock leveler and comprehensive communication system replace manual processes at the dock.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 31, 2014
Automotive OEM Diversity Vuteq deployed an innovative WMS on iPads adapted for the DC. The result is improved quality and a satisfied customer.
<p>Tech Data prides itself on something Darryl Branch, senior vice president of logistics and integration, calls an attitude of constant transformation.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · July 31, 2014
One of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology solutions rolled out a WCS, WMS and labor management across six U.S. distribution centers to keep up with demand.
<p>Voice is the enabling technology that allows the Wyoming Liquor Division to pick and ship all orders received before noon for next day delivery, says division director Dan Noble.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · July 31, 2014
A voice-over IP solution is driving new efficiencies in case and bottle picking.

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