August 2011

By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2011
As Logistics Management readers know, the first half of 2011 marked a changed attitude among ocean carrier executives who voiced positions of compromise and a new service-oriented attitude. But now we’re not sure if ocean shippers are really buying it. We’ve gathered a trio of prominent association executives and industry insiders to hear their opinions on how the new “era of collaboration” is progressing. Our panel also weighs in on the potential impact the Panama Canal expansion will have on U.S. ports as well as the possible affect growing equipment and capacity constraints could have on this year’s Peak Season.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2011
Manufacturer predicts strong future for the newest lift truck power supply.
By Lorie King Rogers · August 1, 2011
Warehouse management solution uses several slotting principles to control accuracy, production and overall pallet quality.
By Lorie King Rogers · August 1, 2011
A crafty slotting solution helps Creative Memories achieve more than 99.9% shipping accuracy and improve picking speed.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2011
Longtime director to be succeeded by PERC’s Brian Feehan
<p>Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c. is the Senior Analyst at Mercator International, LLC.</p> By George Kokoris · August 1, 2011
If natural gas continues to be significantly less expensive than diesel, it would make sense that some portion of the transportation sector would convert from diesel to natural gas. But in doing so, demand for diesel would decline relative to demand for natural gas—and this would cause price convergence. How are are we from this reality?
By LM Staff · August 1, 2011

By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2011
President of the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) talks to Modern about the state of the lift truck industry.
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2011
We break the Modern mold a bit this month by focusing this issue firmly on one piece of equipment—the tried and true backbone of the materials handling industry, the lift truck.
By MMH Staff · August 1, 2011
Feehan is set to take the reins on Jan. 1, 2012, when Bill Montwieler, who had been executive director since 1983, retires.
By Maida Napolitano · August 1, 2011
Successful labor management goes beyond the installation of software. Here’s a look at the implementation process and how one major retailer uses its program as a tool for continuous process improvements—with multi-layered benefits.

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