April 2013

SPECIAL REPORT
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2013
With new distribution requirements and more investment in automation underway, Modern set out to find how readers are now approaching the use of conveyors and sortation systems.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2013
Racks and shelves are not standing still as efforts to improve speed and productivity reshape traditional approaches to storage.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2013
End-user qualified for energy rebates after installing improved seals around leveler and pit.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2013
High-volume fans reduce condensation, prevent mold and speed brick production.
By Maida Napolitano · April 1, 2013
With suppliers jumping on the RFID bandwagon and more deployments looming on the horizon, the future of RFID remains promising. Here are the market drivers that continue to push ADC/RFID adoption and examples of facilities that are putting it to work.
By Bridget McCrea · April 1, 2013
An increasing number of logistics managers are using labor management systems to monitor productivity, identify bottlenecks, and optimize the workforce. Here’s how they’re getting it done.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2013
Three practices can help users take the bite out of ‘the vampire in the battery room.’
By Michael Levans · April 1, 2013
This month in Modern we fix the spotlight on the gradual, but steady application of a lift truck fleet management program that’s now driving impressive productivity gains and generating considerable cost savings for the folks at Scotts Miracle-Gro.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 1, 2013
Plastic pallet making machines can be cost justifiable for certain companies.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2013
Modern spends 60 seconds with the industry lead in sporting goods and retail specialty group at Fortna discussing trends in automation.
By Mark Pearson · April 1, 2013
In this column—the fourth in a series of five articles focused on dynamic supply chain operations—we look at the role and importance of “flexible innovation.”
By Derik Andreoli · April 1, 2013
Upon retiring, Pope Benedict XVI took up temporary residence at the spectacular Castel Gandolfo, which is also home to the Vatican Observatory Research Group recently headed by astrophysicist Father George Coyne, Ph.D.
By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2013
Pacific Rim port authorities seeking to become more economically and environmentally sustainable will convene in Seattle this month for an intense one-day session examining the major issues currently facing them.

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