This Month In Modern

By Michael Levans · February 11, 2019
You can let yourself get caught up in this whirlpool, or you can take a step back, think through what your operation needs to keep pace with today’s demands, and then take action to control what you can control.
By Michael Levans · January 15, 2019
This month in Modern brings you inside the 1.5-million-square-foot Canadian Tire DC.
By Michael Levans · November 8, 2018
Disruption comes in many forms—a new app that hobbles the taxi business, historic weather events that put life on hold, millions of personal files hacked—and seems to be surfacing more often than ever.
By Michael Levans · October 10, 2018
This month, editor at large Bridget McCrea uses The Big Picture platform to look at how far women have come in supply chain management. She explores the inroads women are making; re-acquaints us with several of the organizations and networks advocating for the advancement of women in leadership roles.
By Michael Levans · June 10, 2018
This month in Modern, executive editor Bob Trebilcock offers us the first in a series of three articles on distribution center operations around the world, including visits to India, South America and Europe. “Think of it as the National Geographic approach to materials handling,” he says.
By Michael Levans · May 14, 2018
This month in Modern, we find a couple early indications that this positive wave will continue, and the buzz at Promat 2019 could be even louder.
By Mike Levans · April 15, 2018
Find out what is happening this month in Modern Materials Handling
By Mike Levans · March 6, 2018
By all reports, the majority of the U.S. leading economic indicators are pointing to a fairly robust year, as manufacturing is growing; consumer confidence continues to climb; and the National Retail Federation just projected 2018 retail sales to head up 3.8% to 4.4%, adding that e-commerce sales are projected to jump up 10% to 12% during the next 12 months.
By Michael Levans · October 10, 2017
Find out the latest news on innovation in the Materials Handling industry for the month of October 2017.
By Mike Levans · September 5, 2017
In effort to beat the drum and continue to push the “packaging revolution” forward, Modern offers our 5th-annual Packaging Issue—a field guide you can slip in your bag if you’re attending PMMI’s Pack Expo Las Vegas (Sept. 25-27).
By Michael Levans · May 8, 2017
As executive editor Bob Trebilcock deftly points out in this month’s cover story, nearly every company—no matter what the industry—is looking to position itself as an “innovator.”
By Michael Levans · January 13, 2017
It’s a vast understatement to say that e-commerce has changed the way the supply chain game is played.
By Michael Levans · May 1, 2016
This month in Modern we offer the third in a series of three System Reports that examine the emergence of robotics in warehousing and distribution.
By Michael Levans · March 1, 2016
Welcome to Modern’s “Modex Show Issue,” by far the most comprehensive, pre-show listings available of the latest, most cutting edge equipment, systems and solutions that will be presented in Atlanta (April 4-7) by more than 800 exhibitors.
By Michael Levans · January 1, 2016
This month in Modern, we share a prime example of one of those “savvy, smaller operations” that’s packing a lot of automation into a compact space.

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