September 2012

By Derik Andreoli · September 21, 2012
Staying abreast of developments that impact oil supply and demand helps shippers and carriers understand and plan for fuel price fluctuations; so the recent news coming out of Saudi Arabia must have left many in the logistics and transportation industry scratching their heads.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2012
Motor-driven roller conveyor is at the heart of a new order fulfillment system at the beverage distributor’s facility. The result is more space for storage and more efficient picking.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2012
Layer picking lift trucks and motor-driven roller conveyor power Eagle Rock’s new order fulfillment system.
By Mary Collins Holcomb and Karl Manrodt · September 1, 2012
Today, shippers and carriers are co-creating services in order to differentiate their offerings in the marketplace. The Masters are leading the way in this new, highly productive process and are significantly improving their competitive position in the process.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2012
Warehousing and distribution are more closely tied to the business than ever before. Here’s a look at the biggest business issues impacting the design and operation of materials handling systems today.
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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.
<p>Using automatic guided carts (AGCs) as continuously moving assembly lines at an automotive assembly plant offers flexibility in operations.</p> By Maida Napolitano · September 1, 2012
Automatic guided vehicles are not new to materials handling, but the focus on where they’re being used is changing.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2012
Two fans boost comfort and cut energy costs for boat manufacturer.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2012
New lighting at Kimberly-Clark facility virtually eliminates lighting maintenance costs for the next decade.
By Sara Pearson Specter · September 1, 2012
With recent economic pressures forcing companies to seek more ways to drive costs out of the supply chain, the desire to minimize the number of touches throughout manufacturing and distribution has attracted more attention to the advantages of bulk packaging.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2012
Cramped customers who increase throughput suddenly find they have all the space they need.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2012
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Jim Lancaster, CEO of Lantech, about the future of packaging.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Maida Napolitano · September 1, 2012
In the midst of tremendous growth, one of the leading distributors of natural and organic products successfully reinvented its supply chain by leveraging a new voice-enabled WMS.
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2012
The merging of leading Asian economies is proceeding quickly, giving U.S. shippers more trade alternatives. Here’s our current analysis of this dynamic region.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Bridget McCrea · September 1, 2012
A closer look at what wireless technology is being adopted, how it’s being used, and what benefits logistics professionals are deriving from their mobile investments either inside the four walls or on the road.

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