December 2011

<p>In the receiving department, cartons are palletized for putaway in a very narrow aisle reserve storage area.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2011
AS/RS and cross-belt sortation are speeding cartons through Skechers’ new 1.8-million-square-foot DC and setting the stage for growth.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2011
Skechers’ new facility brings together automated storage, cross-belt sortation and conveyor to handle multi-channel order fulfillment from one system.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2011
More than ever, what happens outside the four walls determines what happens inside the four walls. Six supply chain experts look at the most important factors shaping the future of the supply chain.
<p>With straight rails that result in easy installation, under-hung bridge cranes can handle up to 15 tons and their spanning capabilities can eliminate the need for additional supporting structures.</p> By Lorie King Rogers · December 1, 2011
Overhead handling equipment like cranes, hoists and monorails can increase productivity, enhance safety, improve ergonomics and maximize floor space.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Lorie King Rogers · December 1, 2011
Vacant North American warehouse space has been filling up and the overall outlook for the future of third-party logistics providers remains bright.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Bridget McCrea · December 1, 2011
Supply chain professionals are certainly moving toward mobile applications to improve overall operations, but just how fast is it happening?
By Lorie King Rogers · December 1, 2011
Online electronics retailer upgrades its DC with automated storage system to keep up with increase in sales.
By Lorie King Rogers · December 1, 2011
Children’s Hospital Colorado installs horizontal carousels to ease growing pain in its stockroom.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2011
Lift truck capacity ratings are often misunderstood by owners, operators and even salespeople.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2011
Modern spends 60 seconds learning more about the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education.
By Michael Levans · December 1, 2011
Last year, executive editor Bob Trebilcock launched a series of feature articles that we titled “The Big Picture: Where business meets materials handling.” This series has allowed us to break out of the traditional “how-to” and “case study” mold to offer an objective, broad-sweeping look at how materials handling technologies and best practices are affecting overall business strategy.
<p>Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c. is the Senior Analyst at Mercator International, LLC.</p> By Derik Andreoli · December 1, 2011
Driven by the boom in shale oil production from the Bakken formation that straddles the Montana/North Dakota border, U.S. oil production has climbed steadily since 2008 after declining for 22 of the previous 23 years. This fact alone might lead logistics professionals to the conclusion that price relief is just around the corner. Well, it isn’t.
By George Kokoris · November 30, 2011
Pricing across the transportation modes
SPECIAL REPORT
By John D. Schulz · November 30, 2011
“Resilient” truckload carriers, enjoying a strong rate environment, fret over driver availability, equipment costs, and general economic malaise as they plot their course for 2012 and beyond.
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