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By Josh Bond · October 1, 2012
Voice customers are finding they can leverage existing voice infrastructure to extend the technology’s benefits throughout the facility.
By Maida Napolitano · September 1, 2012
Automatic guided vehicles are not new to materials handling, but the focus on where they’re being used is changing.
By Lorie King Rogers · July 1, 2012
From manual devices to robotic arms, there’s more than one way to build a pallet. Here’s a look at how palletizing equipment improved productivity at these five operations.
By Lorie King Rogers · June 1, 2012
From unit loads to mini-loads and now micro-loads, automated storage and retrieval systems are evolving to effectively manage the changing needs of today’s order fulfillment operations.
By Lorie King Rogers · May 1, 2012
Today’s smarter sortation systems are handling the complex task of moving product through our warehouses and distribution centers faster and more accurately than ever.
By Lorie King Rogers · April 1, 2012
Advanced controls and functionality are allowing conveyor systems to play an increasingly important role in complex materials handling processes inside our warehouses and distribution centers.
By Lorie King Rogers · March 1, 2012
Robotic materials handling solutions are great at handling repetitive tasks while cutting costs, increasing throughput, and lifting a heavy burden off workers.
By Lorie King Rogers · February 1, 2012
In the wake of catastrophic earthquakes around the world, and here in our own backyard, Modern looks at how to keep warehouses and distribution centers standing tall in the event of a seismic episode.
By Lorie King Rogers · January 1, 2012
Features and technology are enabling lift trucks to operate smarter and safer.
By Lorie King Rogers · December 1, 2011
Overhead handling equipment like cranes, hoists and monorails can increase productivity, enhance safety, improve ergonomics and maximize floor space.
By Lorie King Rogers · November 1, 2011
Today’s supply chain execution software applications are evolving, adding functionality and enabling operations to function more effectively.
By Lorie King Rogers · November 1, 2011
Enterprise-level supply chain software solutions give an operation the tools to create and test effective business strategies and plan ahead by incorporating commands for necessary preemptive strikes.
By Lorie King Rogers · October 1, 2011
Data capture technology can help an operation see its products in real time and take proactive steps to keep materials moving smoothly through the supply chain. Here’s a look at several basic data capture technologies.
By Lorie King Rogers · August 1, 2011
Lift trucks have come a long way since their introduction in the materials handling arena in the 1920s. Today, they are smarter and stronger, and still the indispensable workhorses in our warehouses and distribution centers.
By Lorie King Rogers · July 1, 2011
There are many ways to unitize a load, but the common goal for most operations is to stabilize and protect products while they are in motion.

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