December 2012

By Jeff Berman · December 3, 2012
Group News Editor Jeff Berman offers his list of the 12 news stories that helped shape "the year that was" in logistics and transportation management. The list touches on the impact CSA will make on rates and capacity, how YRC’s comeback is affecting the LTL landscape, and how the DOT’s new Freight Policy Council could help our domestic freight network stay competitive in the global economy.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Bridget McCrea · December 1, 2012
Top analysts help logistics and supply chain professionals better understand and overcome the mounting challenges of global transportation and logistics management.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2012
Using narrow aisle racking and turret lift trucks, the 3PL created a solution that reduced space requirements by 28% and improved accuracy.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2012
Very narrow aisle racking and system-directed picking result in efficient storage, accurate inventories and virtually error-free picking.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2012
As end users optimize their facilities, high-density dynamic storage is getting a fresh look.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2012
Multi-faceted labor management software stands ready to make operations much more efficient, and coming advances promise even greater returns.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2012
New trailer restraint and light communications system improves productivity in grocery warehouse.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2012
Facility cut costs and risk with condensation-resistant doors, tracks and seals.
By Sara Pearson Specter · December 1, 2012
Presswood pallets are sustainable certified and a good choice from pharmaceutical to electronics to small parts handling.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2012
Truck-mounted fleet management technology ensures unsafe equipment and operators are immediately addressed.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2012
Modern spends 60 seconds talking with Howard Bernstein about materials handling education.
By Michael Levans · December 1, 2012
Over the past few tumultuous years, economists, editors, and analysts in just about every industry have realized that it doesn’t pay to be in the "prediction" business.
By Michael Levans · December 1, 2012

By Josh Bond · December 1, 2012
Retrofit boosts storage 30%, builds dense store-ready pallets 8 feet high.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2012
Suppliers, end-users and researchers have identified warehousing, distribution and manufacturing as the most promising growth areas for robotic applications.

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