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Thursday, March 01, 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.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Conveyor purchases may be preparing for a pause, according to Modern’s annual survey of conveyor users.

Modern’s annual Productivity Achievement Awards honor companies that have made outstanding strides in improving operations through materials handling and related information systems.
Posted on 02/01 at 01:42 PM
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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Supply chain professionals are certainly moving toward mobile applications to improve overall operations, but just how fast is it happening?

Wednesday, 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.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Going green isn’t going away: It’s a permanent and increasingly important part of the global business landscape—and that includes materials handling.
Posted on 11/01 at 10:55 PM
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Our 2011 findings reveal that inventory turns are not improving, more DCs are closing rather than opening, and many companies are remaining cautious with equipment investment.
Posted on 11/01 at 10:42 AM
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Saturday, October 01, 2011

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.
Posted on 10/01 at 09:00 PM
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Pallets are the foundation of the materials handling industry. Here’s why they are important to our readers.
Posted on 10/01 at 07:39 PM
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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Professionals working in the materials handling industry tell Modern that optimism is on the rise and so are paychecks.


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