Reader Survey

<p>Survey respondents represent a range of industries and disciplines, and 91% say they like their jobs. The same 91% said they would recommend the materials handling profession to others.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2013
Compensation continues to climb steadily upward in the materials handling industry, which is overwhelmingly populated with satisfied veteran employees.
By Michael Levans · November 1, 2013
If you like research, and you know we do, then you’re going to love this issue of Modern.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2013
From wood to plastic to pallet pools, our readers tell us what’s important in pallets.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2013
Modern readers tell us how they’re buying, using and maintaining their fleet
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2013
Modern readers evaluate their usage of materials handling software technology, its value to their organizations, and spending plans for expanding and updating existing applications.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2013
With new distribution requirements and more investment in automation underway, Modern set out to find how readers are now approaching the use of conveyors and sortation systems.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2013
Our annual outlook survey finds the industry steadying for a new, slower pace of growth following the release of pent-up demand after the downturn. Yet, even as planned spending drops off, facility activity is the highest since 2007—signaling that “doing more with less” has stuck.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2012
From wood to plastic to pallet pools, our readers tell us what’s important in pallets.
By Maida Napolitano · November 1, 2012
A record response reveals that readership is divided in terms of investment: One side remains cautious, while the other is on the verge of making significant changes to their warehouse/DC operations.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2012
Companies are increasingly rewarding hard work by key players in an effort to not only keep them around, but keep them happy.
By Lorie King Rogers · May 1, 2012
In our annual software survey, Modern readers tell us that they’re are torn between embracing change and riding out older technologies.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2012
Lift truck usage survey offers most comprehensive snapshot available of current U.S. fleet management practices.
By Lorie King Rogers · March 1, 2012
Modern’s 2012 outlook finds that overall market uncertainty has slowed materials handling spending and has increased facility consolidation and engineered process improvements. Cost containment has returned as the most important issue of the day.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2012
Conveyor purchases may be preparing for a pause, according to Modern’s annual survey of conveyor users.
<p><i>Modern Materials Handling</i> <a href=Webcast - 2011 Warehouse & DC Operations Survey Results: Still doing more with less - Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m. EST

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By Maida Napolitano · November 16, 2011
The 6th Annual Warehouse and Distribution Center (DC) Operations Survey findings reveal that inventory turns are not improving, more DCs are closing rather than opening, and many companies are remaining cautious with equipment investment.

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