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Top 20 lift truck suppliers 2023
It was another solid growth year for most of the Top 20 manufacturers of lift trucks. The pandemic was clearly the trigger for some pent-up demand in 2021, but continued growth in 2022 speaks to the value OEMs bring to the table not just with trucks, but with technologies and automation to improve operational performance.

American Eagle Outfitters embraces fulfillment at the edge
AEO is taking a new approach to fulfillment, especially e-fulfillment, inside and outside the four walls of its distribution centers. The focus is on speed.

3PL Central rebrands as Extensiv
New name reflects broader scope of company whose software brings together 3PLs and brands to facilitate connected commerce and fulfillment. Extensiv also launched a benchmark tool which provides insights on ecommerce order volumes across key shopping sites.

Steady progress inside small to mid-sized operations
This month in Modern, we offer the second of back-to-back System Reports that take the temperature of where we are in the continuing tale of the application of robotics inside the warehouse/DC operations of small to mid-sized companies.

Ruby Has Fulfillment launches DTC Consortium and think tank
New direct-to-consumer (DTC) alliance draws over 100 companies as founding members including DTC brands, major marketplaces, technology, and finance firms

Tanger Outlets partners with Fillogic on micro distribution hubs
First tech-enabled micro distribution hub at Deer Park Center in New York is anticipated to be a model for other Tanger Outlet locations going forward

Gap Inc. to build new DC in Longview, Texas to meet demand for digital shopping
Gap Inc. to build new DC in Longview, Texas to meet demand for digital shopping.

Survey: retailers’ ecommerce revenue as a percentage of total up by 33% amidst COVID-19
Survey from Blue Yonder finds ecommerce revenue as a percentage of total up significantly amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Ware2Go merchant survey points to unprecedented holiday season
More than one-third of respondents opened an online store for the first time in past six months, while 74% expect to see an additional spike in demand during the holiday season this year. Ecommerce fulfillment challenges include on-time delivery.

High-tech meets low-tech: Automate storage for pallet loads
Here’s how low-tech pallets and high-tech autonomous systems are coming together to streamline the supply chain—both in and out of the warehouse.

The Changing Metrics of Retail Success
Total sales still matter. But few other measures do as retail morphs. While many want to characterize e-commerce as a great destroyer, it’s actually a great creator, bringing retailers and customers even closer together.

Best Practices in Lift Truck Parts Management
Whether you choose to manage parts on an in-house or contract basis, here are your options to ensure you always have the parts you need when you need them most.

Puma’s storage configuration leads to order fulfillment upsurge
The configuration features 171,000 bins, 170 robots and 23 carousel ports.

Overcome your Omnichannel Challenges with Voice
With the rise of eCommerce and shopper expectations, warehouse operations are pressed to overcome a list of challenges that come with having an omnichannel supply chain.

ERP in the age of omni-channel
In recent years, enterprise resource planning solutions have lost some luster, even being called “back office” systems. They’re useful for financials, procurement and transactions, but can ERP drive omni-channel fulfillment? The short answer is “yes.”

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.