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Saturday, October 01, 2011

The 2012 Casebook features 39 case studies that put the spotlight on successful innovation projects that have come to fruition over the past year.

For those outside of the materials handling industry, pallets might seem like a just basic commodity. But for those of us on the inside, pallets are an essential component that can have a major impact on an operation’s process and ultimately its bottom line. In August, Modern’s 2011 Pallet Survey was sent out to subscribers. We received 594 qualified responses from readers employed at a facility that actually uses pallets. Here’s what the readers told us.
Posted on 10/01 at 09:00 PM
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Data capture technology can help an operation see its products in real time and take proactive steps to keep materials moving smoothly through the supply chain. Here’s a look at several basic data capture technologies.
Posted on 10/01 at 07:51 PM
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Pallets are the foundation of the materials handling industry. Here’s why they are important to our readers.
Posted on 10/01 at 07:39 PM
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In the face of automation, operators should strive for safety and ignore “Old Fred.”

After a challenging 2009, the ADC market bounced back in 2010 and looks strong moving forward.
Posted on 10/01 at 07:27 PM
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Modern spends 60 seconds talking with David Krebs at VDC Research.

Light-directed put stations are designed to help an apparel retailer optimize split case fulfillment and account for a 300% improvement in pick rates.

Pick-to-light solution results in improved picking performance and more reliable sensing for automotive components supplier.

New workforce management solution boosts Briggs & Stratton distribution center productivity nearly 20% in two weeks.
Posted on 10/01 at 01:42 PM
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