October 2011

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.
By Lorie King Rogers · October 1, 2011
New workforce management solution boosts Briggs & Stratton distribution center productivity nearly 20% in two weeks.
By Jeff Berman · October 1, 2011
When the beer giant revamped its dunnage processes, it realized significant cost savings, ushered in a safer work environment, and found a more fluid freight model—all while helping the company get a little greener.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2011
Big shippers and the world’s top carriers vow to work collectively towards leveraging technology to improve business processes and relationships. Will they make good on the promise or slip back to business as usual?
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2011
World air cargo traffic will triple over the next 20 years, with most of the growth being driven in the Asia Pacific marketplace. Is it any wonder that the biggest players in the industry are investing heavily in the region?
By Bridget McCrea · October 1, 2011
Your transportation management system (TMS) is installed and running, but are you getting the most out of it? Our technology correspondent helps shippers determine where the utilization gaps exist and formulate a plan to effectively optimize a TMS investment.
By Peter Moore · October 1, 2011


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Rochester Drug Cooperative: Robots ready for work
It’s still early stages, but Rochester Drug Cooperative is proving that mobile robotic piece...
Manufacturing Day: 2,716 events from Hawaii to Alaska to Puerto Rico
Events to be scheduled throughout the month, so the remaining 249,185 manufacturing firms in the...

System Report: Pouch sorter powers Stage’s fulfillment needs
How a hometown department store chain transformed its e-fulfillment processes with pouch sortation...
Cubing and Weighing Equipment: Measure Up
The use of cubing and weighing equipment is growing beyond dimensional weight applications.