February 2012

SPECIAL REPORT
By MMH Staff · February 1, 2012
Modern’s annual Productivity Achievement Awards honor companies that have made outstanding strides in improving operations through materials handling and related information systems.
By Lorie King Rogers · February 1, 2012
Mexican supermarket chain installs voice technology to ensure timely and accurate delivery of grocery orders.
By Lorie King Rogers · February 1, 2012
Vermont’s Burlington Drug Company turned to a voice solution to create a greener picking process and save some green on its bottom line.
<p>Enhanced intermodal projects are underway in the Gulf port of New Orleans thanks to the U.S. DOT’s popular TIGER grants program.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · February 1, 2012
The Panama Canal expansion isn’t the only factor driving infrastructure improvement efforts. Count population growth, increased exports, new trade agreements, global competition, and shifting trade lanes as other elements pushing aggressive U.S. port investment and expansion.
By Peter Moore · February 1, 2012
This past month I was in Central America working with a natural resources firm on the negotiation of terms and freight for global supply and distribution. I was reminded again of the diversity of cultures and approaches to negotiation, contracting, and price components.
By Maida Napolitano · February 1, 2012
Mobile and wireless technology is making a measurable impact on today’s warehouse & DC operations. Savvy users are going multi-modal, pulling multiple technologies and software capabilities together to increase productivity, cut pick-rate errors, and increase inventory accuracy.
By Michael Levans · February 1, 2012
This month’s cover story on the evolving relationship between Tuesday Morning, an upscale retailer with 865 stores, and its motor carrier partner is an inspirational sign of the times—and contains a theme that we may be hearing repeatedly from other shippers if the economy kicks into high gear.
By John A. Gentle · February 1, 2012
Humor aside, NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL), logistics, and a submerged Italian cruise ship have a lot in common.
By Lorie King Rogers · February 1, 2012
Pet Supermarket installs a voice-directed picking solution to create a best in show distribution center.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2012
Specialized lift truck clamps help booming waste paper industry reduce, reuse and reap profits.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2012
After his announcement to retire, Modern spends 60 seconds with lift truck supplier Toyota's Jim Malvaso.
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 1, 2012
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From the October 2017 Modern Materials Handling Issue
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