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By Roberto Michel · March 30, 2017
Wearable technologies are nothing new in warehouses. For decades, equipment such as ring scanners, arm-mounted devices, and voice headsets and terminals have made warehouse processes more productive and accurate. That doesn’t mean, however, that wearables are standing still.
By Patrick Burnson · March 30, 2017
Our panel of air cargo experts convenes to examine the issues air shippers face today regarding a surge in global demand, new regulatory measures and the ongoing refinement of service-oriented technologies.
By Dagmar Trepins, European Correspondent · March 30, 2017
New political developments from both sides of the Channel and the Atlantic still have shippers and logistics services providers scratching their heads. But where some see an element of uncertainly and discord, others see bright new opportunity.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 9, 2017
Lawson Products’ new DC makes targeted use of automation to move MRO products through its extended supply chain.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 9, 2017
Lawson Products built a new distribution center to optimize its network, package and kit products, and deliver better customer service to its branch DCs and customers.
By Bridget McCrea · March 8, 2017
The growth in e-commerce is driving changes in the rack and shelving world as engineers get more involved and traditional designs become popular again.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 8, 2017
Distribution center and warehouse managers who think they’re not in the center of the supply chain are kidding themselves. We talked to managers, consultants and academics about the supply chain processes most likely to impact DCs today.
By Josh Bond · March 7, 2017
Fleet management technologies continue to become more capable and more diverse, even as some fleet managers are trying to figure out what all the data means. To help set the table for success, Modern explores some of the flavors available.
By MMH Staff · March 7, 2017
Modern’s annual Productivity Achievement Awards honor companies that have made exceptional operational improvement through materials handling systems.
By Sara Pearson Specter · March 7, 2017
Emerging trends in products and packaging are sprouting innovative picking and packaging technologies for the food and beverage market.
By Bridget McCrea · March 2, 2017
WMS vendors are stepping up to the plate and developing functionalities and solutions that meet the complex needs of today’s companies. Our top analysts take a peek into these developments and discuss the DC of the future and the software that will support it.
By Robert J. Trent · March 2, 2017
The world of supply chain management is exciting, challenging and rapidly changing. According to supply chain managers and executive leaders at a Fortune 50 company, these five trends are affecting the design and management of supply chains.
By Roberto Michel · March 1, 2017
Our annual survey of reader investment levels in materials handling equipment and technology shows that with e-commerce-related pressures growing, they’re bumping up investment in the key enablers for flexibility and efficiency.
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2017
There’s a dawning awareness of the importance of a reverse logistics strategy—especially in light of the critical role it now plays in e-commerce. Our experts say that level of thinking will not only help improve customer service, but will contribute significantly to an organization’s bottom line.
By LM Staff · February 28, 2017
In an era where effective supply chain collaboration is both highly valued and elusive, Logistics Management and SMC³ shine the spotlight on some of the nation’s best examples in its annual awards ceremony.

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