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60 Seconds with Kim Douglass of Toyota Material Handling
Modern's editor sat down with Kim Douglass, Assembly associate at Toyota Materials Handling to discuss the Toyota Material Handling Group Global Skills Competition and more.

Wireless Mobility: Ready for the next leg up
Widely used inside the four walls, wireless mobile devices from scanners and printers to tablets are a strong player in facility productivity. Recent advances ensure that they’ll become increasingly valuable to workflows and throughput efficiencies.

Hit the road for inspiration
Well, it’s time to brush the dust off the suitcase and hope the khakis and blazer aren’t too snug, because early reports suggest ProMat 2023 (March 20 to 23) is going to be a whopper.

Gaining efficiency at the point of task
By adopting wearable scanners paired with Android tablets and their own mounts, RAM Mounts gained a 15% increase in warehouse efficiency.

The power side of lift truck battery and charger maintenance
Why best practices in battery and charger maintenance are essential to lift truck fleet operations and costs.

60 Seconds with Michael Field, CEO of Raymond Corporation
Modern sat down with Michael Field, President and CEO of Raymond Corporation to discuss the pallet industry.

60 Seconds with MHI’s Daniel McKinnon
Modern's editor sat down with MHI Executive Vice President or Exhibitions to discuss ProMat and the automation boom

Voice efficiency as a revenue generator
A leading publisher and distributor of learning materials benefited from deployment of voice-directed systems to gain efficiencies for its fulfillment operations—and now leverages these efficiencies as part of a 3PL business model that turns DC capacity into revenue.

60 Seconds with…Donna Varner Director of Events for MHI
Modern's editor sat down with Donna Varner Director of Events for MHI to discuss Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) and other industry topics.

Making loading docks safer
Lift truck fleet safety has many facets, including safety at receiving and shipping docks, where the right equipment can prevent accidents while improving productivity.

Rapid WMS rollout fits functional needs
Furniture e-tailer Oliver Space deploys Cloud WMS in less than two months while meeting its unique needs around inventory tracking and visibility over a reverse stream of goods being refurbished for its home furniture lineup.

This month in modern: Focus on the fundamentals
This month, our editorial team takes us inside a facility, explore the multiple methods companies are using to create more sustainable warehouses; snapshot of the Top 20 warehouses; power choices available for lift truck fleets; and we share our annual look at bins, totes and containers.

AGVs set new standards for inventory transportation
One of the four modes of mobile automation, guided vehicles are ready to improve their flexibility and adapt more readily to changes in real-time conditions.

60 Seconds with Alison Zitzke, Orbis Corporation
Modern's editor sat down with Alison Zitzke, Senior Project Manager at Orbis Corporation do discuss her background in sustainable packaging.

Gaining throughput and space with mobile robots
A distributor of electrical components improves throughput with autonomous mobile robots by 25% while reclaiming space and freeing workers from select manual tasks.

60 Seconds with Sam Kurten, Engineering intern at Matrix, a ProMach product brand
Modern staff sat down with Sam Kurten, Engineering intern at Matrix, a ProMach product brand to talk about his career.

Where lithium batteries will make gains
Lithium dominance among smaller electric equipment will accelerate larger-scale shift.

ECS Tuning puts packaging into high gear
By implementing an autoboxing solution to create a right-sized package every 7 seconds, provider of parts for European cars removes constraint, gains efficiencies.

Will technology close the labor gap?
This month in Modern, we continue to track the evolution of robotics and IoT and the roles these technologies are playing to help the labor force respond to and interact with supply chains.

Doubling up on cold-storage automated storage and retrieval systems AS/RS gains
Aurora Organic Dairy, a leading dairy producer, deployed automated storage and retrieval to streamline processes at two locations, maximizing throughput with minimal space.

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.