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Leasing’s fleet management upside
Besides ensuring access to newer trucks, leasing processes and contracts help operations adjust their fleet assets to changes in application needs.

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.

NextGen manufacturing at GE Appliances
With its microfactory strategy, the appliance leader is thinking small to get big

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.

Managing for lift truck operator safety
Sure, lift truck operators are on the front lines of safe operation, but having a strong safety program takes plenty of management involvement as well. Importance of forklift safety programs.

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 company has made meeting these demands its mission.

Building the sustainable enterprise at Macy’s
The department store leader is committed to sustainability and corporate responsibility across the communities where it operates.

Reinventing retail at Macy’s: Inventory productivity and sustainability
The department store chain has doubled down on strategies it put in place before the pandemic. The result: Maximizing inventory and margins

Narrow aisle success: Think systems, then trucks
Lift truck OEMs offer various trucks suited to narrow aisle and very narrow aisle (VNA) layouts, but it pays to analyze all factors before focusing on specific trucks.

Catching up with Yossi Sheffi
The MIT professor, author and supply chain thought leader sat down with Bob Trebilcock and Abe Eshkenazi to discuss his new book and the future of supply chain management. Here are some excerpts.

The Rebound Podcast: Yossi Sheffi and The Magic Conveyor Belt
Listen in as Yossi Sheffi discusses his new book, The Magic Conveyor Belt, and the state of supply chain management.

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.

Maersk tackles flexibility and variability with innovation
With a focus on predictability and effiency, Erez Agmoni, Maersk’s head of global innovation, is adding new technologies to Maersk’s toolbox.

IAM Robotics introduces a new solution and a new direction
The new solution expands the capabilities of AMR picking within existing infrastructures

Automate 2023 analysis: Simplicity and speed will further robotics uptake
Automate show analysis of warehouse robotics trends. Robotic systems are cool, now vendors tap partnerships, integration, and easy-to-use software to make solutions simpler to deploy

What’s keeping the supply chain C-Suite up at night?
EY’s Sumit Dutta talks about the priorities driving strategy in the supply chain C-Suite

Lift truck computing: Practicality reigns supreme
New operating systems and form factors aside, forklift computing gear needs to match conditions and save time for operators.

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.

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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.
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Outside the Box: Why parcel shippers are suddenly focusing on packing
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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.