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By Michael Levans · January 23, 2018
Modern has maintained a heavy focus on the new processes, technology and automation that’s necessary to improve item-level picking and handling on the way to meeting today’s ever-finicky e-commerce service demands.
By Mike Levans · November 5, 2017
As more Automatic Data Capture (ADC) technology is being put to work, we see more innovation unfold.
By Michael Levans · October 10, 2017
Find out the latest news on innovation in the Materials Handling industry for the month of October 2017.
By Mike Levans · September 5, 2017
In effort to beat the drum and continue to push the “packaging revolution” forward, Modern offers our 5th-annual Packaging Issue—a field guide you can slip in your bag if you’re attending PMMI’s Pack Expo Las Vegas (Sept. 25-27).
By Michael Levans · May 8, 2017
As executive editor Bob Trebilcock deftly points out in this month’s cover story, nearly every company—no matter what the industry—is looking to position itself as an “innovator.”
By Michael Levans · January 13, 2017
It’s a vast understatement to say that e-commerce has changed the way the supply chain game is played.
By Mike Levans · October 6, 2016
A wise supply chain consultant told me more than five years ago that “packaging was the final frontier of supply chain optimization.”
By Michael Levans · May 1, 2016
This month in Modern we offer the third in a series of three System Reports that examine the emergence of robotics in warehousing and distribution.
By Michael Levans · March 1, 2016
Welcome to Modern’s “Modex Show Issue,” by far the most comprehensive, pre-show listings available of the latest, most cutting edge equipment, systems and solutions that will be presented in Atlanta (April 4-7) by more than 800 exhibitors.
By Michael Levans · January 1, 2016
This month in Modern, we share a prime example of one of those “savvy, smaller operations” that’s packing a lot of automation into a compact space.
By Michael Levans · November 1, 2015
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to today’s challenges.
By Michael Levans · October 1, 2015
We’re living in a wonderful period of “realization,” where mangers are taking the time to examine exactly what they need in certain areas of an operation instead of throwing the kitchen sink at a problem and spending millions in the process.
By Michael Levans · September 1, 2015
The most overlooked opportunities for greater supply chain optimization are pallet and packaging design—something we set out to fix this month in our Annual Packaging Issue.
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2015
This month, Modern is proud to offer you the fifth installment of our annual Lift Truck Issue.
By Michael Levans · July 1, 2015
Working smarter through the appropriate application of technology has been a running theme in Modern over the last few years—so much in fact that we’ve dedicated one issue a year since 2012 to a deeper understanding of technology adoption levels as well as the role providers are playing in pushing the trends.

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