December 2012

By Josh Bond · December 1, 2012
Truck-mounted fleet management technology ensures unsafe equipment and operators are immediately addressed.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2012
Modern spends 60 seconds talking with Howard Bernstein about materials handling education.
By Michael Levans · December 1, 2012
Over the past few tumultuous years, economists, editors, and analysts in just about every industry have realized that it doesn’t pay to be in the "prediction" business.
By Michael Levans · December 1, 2012

By Josh Bond · December 1, 2012
Retrofit boosts storage 30%, builds dense store-ready pallets 8 feet high.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2012
Suppliers, end-users and researchers have identified warehousing, distribution and manufacturing as the most promising growth areas for robotic applications.
By John A. Gentle · December 1, 2012
Let’s compare notes: Here’s what my colleagues and I saw this year in logistics and transportation management and what we expect next year—along with some suggested actions on important issues.
<p>The four most common hearing protection styles include (from top) canal cap, pre-molded plugs with a rigid stem, compressible foam plugs, and ear muffs.</p> By Sara Pearson Specter · December 1, 2012
More than half of factory workers who believe their hearing to be good to excellent actually have suffered hearing loss—and don’t even recognize it.

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