February 2011

<p><b><a href=VIEW THE SLIDE SHOW and see how the combination of cross-docking and flow-through distribution fuels growth at the Ohio-based fashion retailer Dots

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By banking on a combination of cross-docking and flow-through distribution to rapidly provide its customers with the latest fashions at affordable prices, the retailer has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in a highly competitive retail landscape.
<p>FedEx and UPS will remain the two main players in the U.S. parcel and express market.<br />
<i>Drawing: Ryan Snook</i></p> By Patrick Burnson · February 24, 2011
Rob Martinez, president and CEO of Shipware Systems Corp., Jerry Hempstead, president of Hempstead Consulting, and David Ross, transportation and logistics director for Stifel Nicolaus equity research, engage in a free-flowing exchange of views on price trends, service enhancements, and operational strategies being implemented in the parcel express sector.
<p><b>VESTED OUTSOURCING IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK</b> - Source: <a href=Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules that will Transform Outsourcing

" crop="yes|center,center|0,0|yes" class="img-responsive" style="width:140px; height:140px; object-fit: cover;" > By University of Tennessee · February 24, 2011
Kate Vitasek, Pete Moore, and Bonnie Keith, members of the University of Tennessee's center for Executive Education share their five steps and a series of tips to improve your outsourcing relationship right from the start.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 24, 2011
Technology and innovation inside the four walls are changing the face of inventory management and transportation operations. Are you ready for the brave, new world?
<p>The Expansion of the Panama Canal (Third Set of Locks Project) is a project, proposed by the <a href=Panama Canal Authority (ACP), that will double the capacity of the Panama Canal by 2014 by allowing more and larger ships to transit.

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By Patrick Burnson · February 24, 2011
The Panama Canal expansion - expected to be complete by 2014 - has seaports throughout the hemisphere readying for a new competitive landscape. For most, that means offering value-added services designed to move inbound goods faster than ever before. Here’s where the preparations currently stand.
By MMH Staff · February 1, 2011
ProMat 2011, slated for March 21-24, will showcase more than 700 exhibits and include a comprehensive educational conference. The event, to be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, will offer an array of products to help improve productivity at your company.
<p>Simon & Schuster relies on extendable conveyors to receive floor-loaded trailers.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2011
A warehouse control system and new technology are the heroes at Simon & Schuster’s New Jersey distribution center.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2011
Warehouse improvements allowed Simon & Schuster to synchronize manual processes
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By MMH Staff · February 1, 2011
Modern’s annual Productivity Achievement Awards honor companies that have made outstanding strides in improving operations through materials handling and related information systems.
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By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2011
Conveyors are the most used form of automation in today’s plants and distribution centers. Modern readers told us how they’re putting the technology to work.
By Noel P. Bodenburg · February 1, 2011
Industry trade show and Educational conference will also offer access to Automate 2011.
By Noel P. Bodenburg · February 1, 2011
With a presswood pallet, Lincoln Electric is not only meeting European export requirements and streamlining its pallet inventory, it’s reaping sustainability benefits.
By Lorie King Rogers · February 1, 2011
Pallet rack is a fundamental component that can maximize storage space and have a positive impact on organization, productivity and throughput in your facility.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2011
Force control attachments aim to take the guesswork out of clamping.
By Maida Napolitano · February 1, 2011
By banking on a combination of crossdocking and flow-through distribution to rapidly provide its customers with the latest fashions at affordable prices, the retailer has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in a highly competitive retail landscape.
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