September 2018 Modern Materials Handling Issue

In this issue:

  • Office supplies logistics at Dimerc Office
  • Reader Survey: Annual Pallet Report
  • Best Practices: Pallet designs & usage trends
  • Information Management: WMS for Automation
  • Equipment Report: AGV basics
  • Special Coverage: Pack Expo International


IN THIS ISSUE
By · September 10, 2018
Chile’s largest B2B distributor of office supplies added a three-level pick module and a high-speed shipping sorter to its distribution center. The result was a 30% increase in productivity.


By · September 10, 2018
In its Santiago distribution center, Chile’s largest distributor of office supplies uses a three-level pick module, light-directed picking, conveyor and a high-speed shipping sorter to get orders out the door.


By · September 7, 2018
Warehouse management systems have been used for decades to manage processes carried out by people and lift trucks, while warehouse control systems governed automation. Now, some WMS suppliers are taking on more WCS-based visibility and business logic in areas like order releasing. Find out why this matters to e-commerce intensive operations and why orchestrating automated zones with people-focused processes is next for WMS.


By · September 7, 2018
Thermal printer's integration measurement device instantly verifies bar code quality


By · September 7, 2018
Amid the reshaping of manufacturing and distribution supply chains, Modern’s annual survey suggests that pallets remain critical to efficient and timely operations.


By · September 6, 2018
Manufacturer gains traceability, responsiveness and efficiency after implementing new software.


By · September 6, 2018
Healthcare distributor improves outcomes for pickers, clinicians and patients by replacing paper-based picking.


By · September 6, 2018
Starting January 1, organizations whose finance and operations personnel are on the same page will benefit the most.


By · September 6, 2018
Capable of learning, adapting and decision-making, autonomous industrial vehicles of all kinds could become fundamental fixtures of warehousing and distribution operations.


By · September 6, 2018
The latest pallet trends are focused on enhancing strength, durability and sustainability.


By · September 6, 2018
Modern spends 60 seconds talking with NWPCA CEO Brent McClendon about the current state of the wooden pallet industry.


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