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By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2015
Vice chair of the Ergonomic Assist Systems & Equipment (EASE) group at MHI talks to Modern about ergonomics in today's warehouse.
By Michael Levans · May 5, 2015
Our panel of supply chain technology analysts dive into the trends they think are shaping the future of logistics management. The common thread remains the push toward hyper-interoperability—where technology, people, and process collaborate to create true visibility, accurate orders, and happy customers.
By John D. Schulz · May 1, 2015
Well-run private fleets continue to set the gold standard for service, safety, and accountability. However, operating a highly efficient fleet takes work—and money. Increasingly, private fleet managers are operating a “blended” operation, alternating between their own trucks and for-hire options to help mitigate costs.
By Bridget McCrea · May 1, 2015
Rather than sinking more money into manual processes, many logistics managers are turning to labor management systems (LMS) to better control one of their biggest costs. With more use, our analysts see LMS transitioning from performance reporting to enabling more forward-looking analytics and planning.
<p>No two pieces of equipment will have identical utilization, and their costs should reflect any differences.</p> By Josh Bond · May 1, 2015
Fleet costs don’t stop at the purchase price. Today, expanded collaboration between fleet managers, dealers, and finance partners is changing the way fleet costs are managed over time.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2015
In Northern California, the nation’s largest distributor of wine and spirits has built a state-of-the art facility that sets a new industry standard for automated distribution.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2015
Southern Wine & Spirits’ Northern California DC was designed to maximize throughput and accommodate growth for years to come.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2015
Digital connections are spreading throughout the industry, enabling mobile, automated and real-time processes. But when opportunity overshadows security risks, new technologies can increase your exposure.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2015
Rack design is moving from the concrete to the C-suite as more users quantify the impact of storage on process efficiency.
By Roberto Michel · May 1, 2015
WMS vendors have integrated key “execution” apps like LMS, slotting and TMS with their core systems, creating platforms for execution. The latest generation of these platforms also may weave in distributed order management, supply chain planning and demand management while building in flexibility for rapidly shifting fulfillment requirements.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2015
Fabric curtain walls separate workers from temperature, noise and equipment traffic.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2015
Voice-directed picking spreads like wildfire through the distribution network, improving productivity by 25%.
By Bridget McCrea · May 1, 2015
As automatic data collection (ADC) technologies become affordable and ruggedized, a wider swath of logistics operations are turning to a range of equipment and software to gain efficiencies and meet the growing demands of their customers.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2015
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Scott Sopher at Deloitte about a recent survey conducted with MHI.
By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2015
Irrespective of age, gender, or experience, the most highly compensated logistics managers are those with the best formal educations. But academics and job recruiters say leadership acumen, the ability to adapt to technology, and “cultural skills” are not to be discounted, especially over the long term.

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How a hometown department store chain transformed its e-fulfillment processes with pouch sortation...