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Gary Forger is an editor at large for Modern Materials Handling. He is the former editorial director of Modern Materials Handling and senior vice president of MHI. He was also the editor of the Material Handling & Logistics U.S. Roadmap to 2030.

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Latest content from Gary Forger

Autobaggers: Out with plastic, in with paper
At least for e-commerce delivery mailers and bags, that is. Both Amazon and Walmart are making the transition as paper-based autobagger suppliers bring on new machines. It won’t all...

60 Seconds with Mike Field, President and CEO of Raymond’s University Research Program
Modern's editors sat down with Mike Field to discuss to discuss Raymond’s University Research Program

Some notes from consumer packaging
A major survey from PMMI and AMERIPEN identifies some trend lines in consumer packaging that are worth considering in the world of industrial and transit packaging.

NA and VNA trucks: Jumping on the narrow aisle trend
It seems so many roads lead to smaller warehouse footprints, increased storage density and flexibility to meet order fulfillment needs. Narrow aisle and very narrow aisle trucks are addressing these...

Autonomous lift trucks emerge
From labor shortages to demand for ever-improved operational flexibility, this typically ignored class of trucks offers a chance to rethink your processes and even how you approach materials handling.

60 Seconds with Steve Harrington, Industry Liaison at the National Center for Supply Chain Automation
Modern's editor sat down with Steve Harrington to discuss the National Center for Supply Chain Automation.

Labels for those really, really, really tough apps
Not every label carries only a bar code. Others that must survive the life of the product also have critical part data and even safety precautions. Here’s how one...

Software usage survey: Spotlight on technology
Artificial intelligence may be the hot technology of the day. But it’s not alone. Our latest survey plots the trajectory of AI and other advanced technologies along with warehouse,...

60 Seconds With Maxim Khabur, MHI’s Advanced Energy Council
Modern's editor sat down with Maxim Khabur, Marketing Director of MHI's Advanced Energy Council to discuss the council and new emerging energy technologies.

New resource center for weighing and dimensioning
Beyond its team of experts, Rice Lake has come up with an online guide to integrate a new cubing and weighing station into your shipping process.


September 2023 Modern Materials Handling

Providers of automated packaging and carton right-sizing solutions have thrived by offering systems that deliver on labor and parcel shipment savings— now they’re looking to further evolve by looking to use lighter materials and support flexible “box-first” workflows.

Latest Resources

Conveying Strategies for Robotic Applications: How to Maximize Throughput
This webinar will discuss the recent development of embedding motion-control technology into conveyors to enable packages to be correctly presented to a robot so that throughput of the manual task that the robot has been assigned to perform is maximized.
Improve safety and ergonomics with code-compliant stairs
Outside the Box: Why parcel shippers are suddenly focusing on packing
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Latest Resources

2023 Automation Study: Usage & Implementation of Warehouse/DC Automation Solutions
2023 Automation Study: Usage & Implementation of Warehouse/DC Automation Solutions
This research was conducted by Peerless Research Group on behalf of Modern Materials Handling to assess usage and purchase intentions forautomation systems...
How Your Storage Practices Can Affect Your Pest Control Program
How Your Storage Practices Can Affect Your Pest Control Program
Discover how your storage practices could be affecting your pest control program and how to prevent pest infestations in your business. Join...

Warehousing Outlook 2023
Warehousing Outlook 2023
2023 is here, and so are new warehousing trends.
Extend the Life of Brownfield Warehouses
Extend the Life of Brownfield Warehouses
Today’s robotic and data-driven automation systems can minimize disruptions and improve the life and productivity of warehouse operations.
Power Supply in Overhead Cranes: Energy Chains vs. Festoons
Power Supply in Overhead Cranes: Energy Chains vs. Festoons
Download this white paper to learn more about how both systems compare.