October 2011

By John D. Schulz · October 2, 2011
By re-engineering its supply chain, the fashion retailer reduced transportation expense, lowered store operating costs, enhanced labor planning, improved communication with its vendors, and was the hands-down winner of the 2011 NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year Award.
<p>Associates are directed by voice in the piece picking area. Once all the items have been picked, a tote is conveyed to an induction point for the tilt-tray sortation system.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2011
Thanks to a new tilt-tray sortation system, Random House is beating the competition to market and improving turnaround times by nearly 50%.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2011
Random House’s new picking methodology aggregates orders for faster turnaround times and speedier delivery to the market.
By MMH Staff · October 1, 2011
The 2012 Casebook features 39 case studies that put the spotlight on successful innovation projects that have come to fruition over the past year.
<p><b>WEBCAST: Thursday October 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. EDT</b> - Join Executive Editor Bob Trebilcock, and <a href=Dr. Marshall “Mark” White, renowned pallet guru and a member of the faculty in the Department of Wood Science & Forest Products at Virginia Tech, as they put context behind the findings of Modern’s 2010 Pallet Usage and Trending Study.

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For those outside of the materials handling industry, pallets might seem like a just basic commodity. But for those of us on the inside, pallets are an essential component that can have a major impact on an operation’s process and ultimately its bottom line. In August, Modern’s 2011 Pallet Survey was sent out to subscribers. We received 594 qualified responses from readers employed at a facility that actually uses pallets. Here’s what the readers told us.
By Sarah · October 1, 2011
What is the country doing to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of those global supply chain networks that have tapped its resources and fueled its rise to power?
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2011
Today’s lift trucks offer more in the way of technology, power, and performance than ever before. Here’s a look at the latest innovations available in today’s trucks.
<p>Voice technology is often applied to labor-intensive activities, like piece picking, putaway, replenishment and cycle counting.</p> By Lorie King Rogers · October 1, 2011
Data capture technology can help an operation see its products in real time and take proactive steps to keep materials moving smoothly through the supply chain. Here’s a look at several basic data capture technologies.
By Lorie King Rogers · October 1, 2011
Pallets are the foundation of the materials handling industry. Here’s why they are important to our readers.
By Josh Bond · October 1, 2011
In the face of automation, operators should strive for safety and ignore “Old Fred.”
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2011
After a challenging 2009, the ADC market bounced back in 2010 and looks strong moving forward.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2011
Modern spends 60 seconds talking with David Krebs at VDC Research.
By Lorie King Rogers · October 1, 2011
Light-directed put stations are designed to help an apparel retailer optimize split case fulfillment and account for a 300% improvement in pick rates.
By Lorie King Rogers · October 1, 2011
Pick-to-light solution results in improved picking performance and more reliable sensing for automotive components supplier.
<p>Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c. is the Senior Analyst at Mercator International, LLC.</p> By Derik Andreoli · October 1, 2011
Many believe that high or rapidly rising oil prices cause recessions; but in turn, during a recession, industrial production and demand for transportation decline. Consequently, the price for oil and fuel falls, and as it declines, the economy is stimulated.

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