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Top 50 U.S. and Global 3PLs 2016: Technology Now the Key Differentiator
Following last year’s merger and acquisition frenzy, the speed of technology implementation by the new “mega 3PLs” will need to keep pace with...
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By Michael Levans · May 1, 2016
Just how close are we to the ideal digital supply network? Not as close as we might like to think. Our panel offers a “reality check” on the current state of our understanding, adoption and utilization of technology in our logistics and supply chain operations.
By MMH Staff · April 26, 2016
Robotic picking solution developed in collaboration with KUKA wins in the Intralogistics & Production Management category.
By MMH Staff · April 26, 2016
Clearpath wins silver at New York ceremony for OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle.
By Jeff Berman · April 20, 2016
Earlier this month, cloud-based transportation management systems (TMS) providers MercuryGate International Inc. unveiled an advanced freight sourcing and procurement solution that enables shippers to manage RFP (requests for proposal) for multiple transportation modes in a single system.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 14, 2016
Materials handling solutions are only as good as the maintenance plans that keep them running. CMMS can play an important role.
By MMH Staff · April 13, 2016
Following months of regional qualifying competitions involving K-12 students across 39 countries, 20,000 students expected to attend.
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By Ben Camiel · April 11, 2016
Because of increasing industry-wide pressures and challenges, field operations must change rapidly over the next five years, both tactically and strategically.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 7, 2016
Supply chain transformation. Software and pouch sorters. The Internet of Things. Innovation. And, sustainability. Those were the five topics that came up in Bob Trebilcock's visits with suppliers on the MODEX floor on Monday.
By Bridget McCrea · April 6, 2016
Brother Gearmotors (Booth 3814), a division of Brother International Corp., introduced its conveyor series line of gearmotors at Modex.
By Roberto Michel · April 6, 2016
Empowering distribution center managers with new mobile app capabilities, as well as pickers with a new mobile app, is part of what Manhattan Associates (Booth 1939) is demonstrating at Modex and also what they are seeing as helpful to addressing e-commerce fulfillment demands.
By Bridget McCrea · April 6, 2016
Markus Schmidt, senior vice president at Swisslog (Booth 4687) presented the intralogistics specialist’s latest warehouse automation innovations at a press conference on Tuesday.
By Patrick Burnson · April 5, 2016
The Port of Oakland today introduced two smart phone applications that could transform containerized cargo handling at seaports.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2016
VSP Global turned to automated storage and robotic piece picking to increase the throughput of its state-of-the-art optical lab in California.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2016
By refining materials handling activities between work areas, manufacturers are finding ways to piece together islands of automation into a coherent whole.
By Patrick Burnson · March 31, 2016
With only three months to go before the mandatory changes instituted by the International Maritime Organization to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention come into force, MSC has announced that it has entered into a partnership with INTTRA.

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