December 2018 Modern Materials Handling Issue

In this issue:

  • Educational Development Corp. writes a new chapter in distribution
  • Big Picture: On-demand warehousing
  • Special Report: Top 20 Warehouses
  • Information Management: End-of-life fleet management
  • Special Report: Top 20 supply chain software suppliers


IN THIS ISSUE
By · December 11, 2018
EDC brought in a WMS, lights, powered conveyor and sortation to write a new chapter in the book distributor’s distribution story.


By · December 11, 2018
When business surged as a result of social media and a new distribution method, children’s book distributor Educational Development Corp. designed a new DC, bringing automation to the company’s processes. The result has been considerably more storage and a major improvement in productivity.


By · December 11, 2018
Modern’s look at the largest 3PL and refrigerated facilities by size shows continued strength for both markets.


By · December 10, 2018
Unit-load design software can improve the performance of an entire packaging system while simultaneously reducing cost and modifying the pallet design as needed.


By · December 10, 2018
Planning for the inevitable will ensure low costs, high productivity and improved safety across your lift truck fleet.


By · December 10, 2018
New industry regulations, the consumerization of healthcare, and the persistent need to replace antiquated logistics approaches are pushing pharmaceutical companies to integrate more technology, automation and digitization into their end-to-end supply chains.


By · December 10, 2018
We’re all experiencing the effect our hyper-connected society is having in our day-to-day lives.


By · December 10, 2018
It’s a simple concept. Warehouse space sized to a company’s immediate needs and located close to the final customer. That combination is making on-demand warehousing a powerful alternative to long-term warehouse arrangements for companies ranging from Fortune 100 to startups.


By · December 10, 2018
While the top of the list remains stable, up-and-comers are mixing up the software landscape with Cloud capabilities that traditional vendors are working to replicate.


By · December 10, 2018
A former supply chain executive, Vyas is the executive director and co-founder of the University of Southern California’s Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management and assistant professor of clinical data sciences and operations. MMH sat down with Nick to discus on-demand warehousing.


By · December 7, 2018
Gantry cranes handle changes in SKUs, packaging and seasonal peaks while providing powerful software tools.


By · December 7, 2018
Enterprise-wide visibility and training—including employees outside traditional ergonomics roles—leads to 54% reduction in recordables.


By · December 7, 2018
Simple jobs done poorly are a recipe for disaster, and the battery room does not forgive sloppiness.


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