Peerless Research Group

By MMH Staff · October 11, 2016
Inside this report... Detailed, 33-page results from the 2016 Lift Truck reader survey conducted by Peerless Research Group for Modern Materials Handling magazine and examination lift trucks in use, planned for acquisition and much, much more!
By Bridget McCrea · October 7, 2016
Modern’s annual reader survey reveals a warehousing environment where wooden, plastic, and even metal pallets continue to play an important role. From sourcing to pooling to the key factors that go into purchase decisions, Modern digs down into the key drivers of the pallet industry this year. Industry study into the usage of pallets for warehouse purposes. Warehouse pallet usage survey,
By Bridget McCrea · August 1, 2016
Latest survey explores companies' lift truck buying, leasing, maintenance and disposal trends. Lift truck industry analysis, 2016 Lift Truck Study, Fork Lift Research
By Bridget McCrea · July 1, 2016
The demands of e-commerce and omni-channel continue to increase, and the need to work smarter and faster is growing. Yet for the first time in years, it looks like companies are taking a step back to rethink their supply chain software investments. Modern Materials Handling Software User Survey, Warehouse Software Survey 2016, WMS Survey 2016
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2016
Capital expenditure plans for materials handling solutions are ebbing overall, but restrained spending on hardware is balanced by steady investment in IT solutions that tie equipment together.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2015
Amid some regional and demographic shifts, the compensation picture continues to improve in step with job satisfaction.
By Roberto Michel · November 1, 2015
Respondents are expanding facility size, experiencing an uptick in technology use and applying more capital expenditures to outfit the added square footage—all positive signs of continued growth.
By Roberto Michel · September 1, 2015
Modern’s annual reader survey shows how trends in pallet use point to priorities around cost control, customer compliance and operational efficiencies. More customers are asking for pallet type changes and having minor availability issues with used wood pallets, while pallet cost and durability continue to be dominant decision factors.
By Bridget McCrea · August 1, 2015
Lift truck purchases remain steady in 2015 as companies look to upgrade or replace vehicles while also putting more into their training, technology and maintenance programs.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2015
Though often characterized by feast or famine, this year’s view into warehouse and distribution center spending plans instead strengthens a pattern of deliberate investment. Today, readers are determined to get the most out of every dollar spent.
By Bridget McCrea · March 1, 2015
Modern Material Handling’s first-annual Maintenance Study reveals fairly high adoption rates for automated warehouse systems and an ongoing need for quality maintenance support and skilled technicians to manage these setups.
By Roberto Michel · October 1, 2014
Modern’s annual reader survey gives insight on pooling, customer compliance, used wood pallets and other trends, though price still rules as the top driver.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2014
With plans to buy a total of more than 1,100 lift trucks in coming months, readers share their perspectives on spending, maintenance practices and technology usage.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
Modern readers weigh in on their usage of supply chain software, its value to their organizations, and their spending plans for expanding, updating and growing.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2014
Modern’s annual look into spending plans inside the four walls highlights growing interest in automation and software as workforce issues factor heavily into equipment investments.

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