October 2018 Modern Materials Handling Issue

In this issue:

  • System Report: Luxottica keeps it simple
  • Big Picture: Women in supply chain
  • Information Management: Cubing and weighing
  • Best Practices: Usage, safety and maintenance at the dock
  • Equipment Report: Automated storage

By · October 10, 2018
Simplification and consolidation drove the design of a new 1.1-million-square-foot logistics campus in Georgia, including a 713,000-square-foot distribution center.

By · October 10, 2018
Goods-to-person picking supported by mini-load AS/RS averted the need for DC expansion.

By · October 10, 2018
Savings and safety at a company’s 15th facility prompt it to consider retrofitting the others.

By · October 10, 2018
This month, editor at large Bridget McCrea uses The Big Picture platform to look at how far women have come in supply chain management. She explores the inroads women are making; re-acquaints us with several of the organizations and networks advocating for the advancement of women in leadership roles.

By · October 9, 2018
Luxottica’s Georgia logistics hub optimizes the fulfillment of eyewear, including prescription glasses,apparel and accessories in a three-level warehouse.

By · October 9, 2018
A line of reusable, corrugated plastic boxes addresses automation concerns, protects against moisture and remains dimensionally consistent.

By · October 9, 2018
To address e-commerce and omni-channel challenges, many retailers are turning to automation, software and mobile computing solutions to find balance in their distribution channels.

By · October 8, 2018
A Big Picture look at the inroads women are making in the supply chain field and what still needs to happen to increase their numbers in employee and senior leadership roles.

By · October 8, 2018
From slotting to shipping, dimensioning equipment delivers a rapid ROI as it provides data that expedites inventory movement at several nodes across the supply chain.

By · October 8, 2018
The right tools and practices can ensure a fleet is efficiently consuming power instead of recklessly eating into profits.

By · October 8, 2018
Usage, safety and maintenance are the power triangle when it comes to maximizing dock area safety and throughput while lowering operating costs.

By · October 8, 2018
Modern spends 60 seconds talking with Nancy Nix, executive director emeritus of AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management & Education).

By · October 8, 2018
Amid a perfect storm of pressures like labor, cost and space, automated storage solutions are delivering standardized hardware and software suited to applications big and small.

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