Special Reports


SPECIAL REPORT
By Maida Napolitano · November 1, 2011
Our 2011 findings reveal that inventory turns are not improving, more DCs are closing rather than opening, and many companies are remaining cautious with equipment investment.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Lorie King Rogers · October 1, 2011
Pallets are the foundation of the materials handling industry. Here’s why they are important to our readers.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Lorie King Rogers · September 1, 2011
Professionals working in the materials handling industry tell Modern that optimism is on the rise and so are paychecks.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Lorie King Rogers · August 1, 2011
With sales on the rise for the second consecutive year, the worldwide industrial lift truck market is revved up.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2011
The supply chain software rebound is underway. Following a tough 2009, supply chain software was up in 2010.
<p>In this Special <i>Modern</i> <a href=Webcast, Group Editorial Director Michael Levans will be joined by Modern’s Executive Editor Bob Trebilcock, and John Hill, a leading supply chain software analyst as they share all the findings of this year’s survey. Register Now!

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By Sara Pearson Specter · June 6, 2011
WMS, SCMP, WCS, LMS and more - Modern’s readers offer insights into their use of software, from (alphabet) soup to nuts.
<p>The top five systems suppliers reported combined 2010 revenue of more than $6.83 billion, up 3.3% over 2009.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Lorie King Rogers · April 14, 2011
Modern’s 14th-annual survey of leading materials handling systems suppliers from around the world shows that business in general is headed in a positive direction and revenue is growing again.
<p><b><a href=Webcast: Join Group Editorial Director Michael Levans, Executive Editor Bob Trebilcock, and materials handling equipment consultant Don Derewecki as they go deeper into the data gleaned form the 2011 survey results while tracking changes in the material handling market over the past year.

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By Lorie King Rogers · March 4, 2011
Materials handling industry experts report that 2010 was better than expected and believe that we’re painting a brighter picture for 2011.
SPECIAL REPORT
By MMH Staff · February 1, 2011
Modern’s annual Productivity Achievement Awards honor companies that have made outstanding strides in improving operations through materials handling and related information systems.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2011
Conveyors are the most used form of automation in today’s plants and distribution centers. Modern readers told us how they’re putting the technology to work.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Bob Trebilcock · January 19, 2011
From bar codes to voice to RFID, Modern’s readers tell us how they’re using automatic data capture technology and what their plans are for 2011.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Bob Trebilcock · December 15, 2010
By updating an aging manual storage system with automated cranes, Rubbermaid Commercial Products reduced costs and improved safety.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Lorie King Rogers · August 20, 2010
The worldwide industrial lift truck industry spent the better part of 2009 in a rut. Sales were down 39%, but it appears the worst may be over
<p>Mobile robots deliver the modules to the conveyor system</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Bob Trebilcock · August 20, 2010
Mobile robotics is powering Office Depot’s new demand-driven distribution center.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Lorie King Rogers · April 1, 2010
Experts agree: The materials handling industry may bump along the bottom a little longer, but optimism is slowly replacing pessimism

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