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By Roberto Michel · November 1, 2014
According to our annual survey, cost efficiency is still king. However, respondents tell us that the multi-channel fulfillment challenge is pushing them to make more economical moves focused on process improvement and layout changes—steps our analysts say are very encouraging.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2014
Eight-month utility study validates efficiency benefits of integrated and controllable lighting systems.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2014
New system provides carryover benefits from DC to materials management for hospital staff.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2014
Vertical lift modules improve productivity, safety and security while cutting damage, wasted time and square footage.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2014
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to industry veteran John Hill about winning the Alan Gilligan Award for lifetime achievement in the materials handling industry.
By John D. Schulz · October 1, 2014
Three years ago, Candace Holowicki, the company’s director of global transportation and logistics, joined its Global Services Organization and helped to level functional silos and bring together procurement, logistics, operations, and continuous improvement areas—a move that now saves millions annually.
By Jeff Berman · October 1, 2014
New research and analysis offers suggestions of a new modal mix and a subsequent distribution process designed to help retailers meet more pressing customer demands.
By Bridget McCrea · October 1, 2014
We explore the progress supply chain management (SCM) applications are making in the cloud, pinpoint key benefits, attempt to demystify the concerns, and discuss which solutions are helping to solidify cloud delivery in this somewhat reluctant market.
By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2014
While shippers may generally be content with the reliability of their 3PL partners, new research indicates that there’s considerable concern about the value of long-term, strategic relationships. Industry analysts explain how innovation and a deeper commitment to collaboration will become the key differentiators in the 2015 marketplace.
By Josh Bond · October 1, 2014
As the industry successfully harnesses the wealth of available lift truck fleet data, opportunities for improvement extend throughout the operation.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2014
BRG Sports’ new facility relies on a warehouse control system and voice-directed picking to synchronize parallel pick and pack activities across pick modules.
By Roberto Michel · October 1, 2014
Modern’s annual reader survey gives insight on pooling, customer compliance, used wood pallets and other trends, though price still rules as the top driver.
By Michael Levans · October 1, 2014
The editorial staff of Logistics Management(LM) is thrilled to again have the winner of the NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year Award grace our October cover. For 15 years, LM has partnered with NASSTRAC, one of the leading logistics and transportation advocacy organizations in the market, to fix the spotlight on a savvy logistics operation that has demonstrated excellence in the execution of a strategy designed to streamline its company’s operations and contribute to the bottom line.
<p>The latest print-and-apply equipment has expanded communication and connectivity capabilities, allowing suppliers to monitor and troubleshoot issues over the Internet. </p>

By Sara Pearson Specter · October 1, 2014
For many parcel-shipping operations, automating label printing and application is no longer productive enough to keep up with e-commerce growth. Here’s a look at the latest developments in print-and-apply technology.
<p>Dimensional data can be captured as items enter a facility, on demand directly before pack out, or in a self-learning system that accumulates per-item data.</p> By Josh Bond · October 1, 2014
End-users and solution providers prepare for dimensional pricing models to upend their packaging processes—or realize they have been preparing for it all along.

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