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By Chris Lewis · February 1, 2016
By staying ahead of the curve, facilities can increase induction accuracy, even as the sizes and shapes of packages continue to diversify.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2016
Companies are recognizing the need to marry the interests of stores and distribution centers, but it’s not always easy to determine what is for better or for worse.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2016
With minimal disruption, new and old cabinets reduce footprint and improve inventory management.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2016
Successful mezzanine project duplicated in second warehouse.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2016
Narrow-aisle equipment reduces touches and enhances operator comfort and safety.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2016
John A. Caltagirone talks to Modern about best and better practices in the supply chain.
By Jeff Berman · January 29, 2016
Class I railroad carrier Norfolk Southern this week released additional information on its strategic plan, which it said is geared to streamline operations and drive profitability and growth on various fronts. NS officials said its projected expense reduction and cost control efforts will be focused in a few specific areas, including compensation and benefits, purchased services and rents, materials, and fuel. The company initially introduced the plan on December 4, 2015.
By Peter Moore · January 1, 2016
As LTL carriers announce pricing model shifts where dimension and density trumps classification, shippers can turn the tables and realize more benefit from collaboration.
By Patrick Burnson · January 1, 2016
New developments in global trade (TTP, T-TIP, ACE) will play a significant role in 2016, making an impact on a wide spectrum of U.S. shippers. Analysts contend that those who are properly prepared can make substantial gains this year—while those who lag behind may run into unanticipated grief.
By Bridget McCrea · January 1, 2016
Seeking better efficiencies and workforce productivity, logistics organizations are slowly, but consistently embracing the idea of mobile technology within the four walls.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2016
Marshall Retail Group packed a lot of automation into a compact space to replenish a network of 160 retail locations. The result: lower fulfillment costs, faster inventory turns and room to grow.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2016
At 64,000 square feet, MRG’s Las Vegas distribution center uses processes and automation typically associated with much larger facilities.
By Bridget McCrea · January 1, 2016
New trends and solutions in the e-tail sector are pushing companies to be smarter about how they approach their warehouse, DC, wholesale, store and e-commerce business.
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2016
The fleet of yesteryear enjoyed plentiful helpings of fuel and money to get the job done. Now that every penny counts, managers are keen to more precisely control each lift truck’s diet.
By Roberto Michel · January 1, 2016
Warehouse execution system suppliers are offering higher-level functionality—such as waveless order processing, performance analytics and mobile apps—transforming WES into a configurable platform for warehouse operations management.

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