March 2018 Modern Materials Handling Issue

In this issue:
  • MODEX 2018: Connect & compete
  • System Report: DHL's next gen supply chain
  • Big Picture: The path to lights out
  • Equipment Report: Conveyors & Sortation
  • Lift Truck Series: Battery management

By · March 13, 2018
Here’s how one of the world’s largest 3PLs is looking to tomorrow’s innovative technologies, including heads-up display and robotics, to transform its operations today.

By · March 13, 2018
In a case-quantity world, conveyor was king. E-commerce, poly bags and the need for incredible flexibility posed a brief challenge, but convey and sort technologies have reclaimed the crown.

By · March 13, 2018
Modern’s annual Productivity Achievement Awards honor companies that have made exceptional operational improvements through materials handling systems.

By · March 13, 2018
There may not be many plants and warehouses operating in the dark these days. However, many facilities are clearly on the path to lights out, balancing automation and labor to find the right mix of lower costs and better customer service.

By · March 13, 2018
Charged with cutting waste, many fleet owners are finding battery management practices have plenty of room for improvement.

By · March 12, 2018
With the continual expansion of the global economy—and the supply chain reach required to support it— Modex 2018 expects more than 3,000 attendees from 110 countries.

By · March 12, 2018
As product storage, sorting and replenishment methods continue to evolve, food and beverage warehouses are embracing five technology trends.

By · March 12, 2018
The new center is responsible for the application and implementation of robotic solutions in order fulfillment operations.

By · March 9, 2018
Engage employees, provide them with the best tools and harness their input to drive incremental improvements and ensure long-term success.

By · March 9, 2018
Modern Materials Handling staff sat down with Pieter Abbeel to discuss the state of the robotics industry.

By · March 8, 2018
Collaborative robots tackle mundane work so existing staff can add more value.

By · March 8, 2018
Integrating labeling with SAP improves supply chain performance.

By · March 8, 2018
Vertical reciprocating conveyor adds flexibility with reduced footprint and maintenance.

By · March 8, 2018
Parallel to advances in lift truck sophistication, attachment manufacturers have worked to make their products more intelligent efficient and user-friendly. Fork Lift Accessories make lift trucks more efficient.

By · March 8, 2018
On-board software helps operators quickly optimize pallet patterns and load building with robotic palletizers. Pallet organization from Schneider Packaging Equipment. Optistak helps organize pallets.

By · March 6, 2018
By all reports, the majority of the U.S. leading economic indicators are pointing to a fairly robust year, as manufacturing is growing; consumer confidence continues to climb; and the National Retail Federation just projected 2018 retail sales to head up 3.8% to 4.4%, adding that e-commerce sales are projected to jump up 10% to 12% during the next 12 months.

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From the March 2018 Modern Materials Handling Issue
Here’s how one of the world’s largest 3PLs is looking to tomorrow’s innovative technologies, including heads-up display and robotics, to transform its operations today.
Conveyors & sortation: Carrying the e-commerce burden
2018 Productivity Achievement Awards
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