February 2014

By Josh Bond · February 1, 2014
Our annual look into spending plans inside the four walls highlights growing interest in automation and software as workforce issues factor heavily into equipment investments.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2014
New solutions are improving productivity and retention among an increasingly diverse workforce.
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By Roberto Michel · February 1, 2014
Warehouse and distribution center construction is making a comeback—and so is the desire to get back to green. Our facility design experts offer their take on the evolving benefits and share why sustainable design holds more value than ever.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2014
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to George Prest, CEO of MHI, about Modex 2014 and the future of our industry.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2014
Pick-and-place module increases throughput while eliminating packaging breakage.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2014
Organization hopes to use a mezzanine for another 20 years after consolidating two facilities.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2014
After matching the attachment to the application, it’s critical to ensure that the lift truck and its attachment are properly installed.
By Jeff Berman · February 1, 2014
Our distinguished trio of analysts provides insight into current parcel market trends and suggests that now, more than ever, high-volume parcel shippers need to carefully vet their providers, comparison shop, and match service levels to actual needs.
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 1, 2014
Make sure you take into account the properties of the liquid you need to move before choosing your container.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2014
Vehicle restraint system communicates to lift truck operators as they enter or exit a trailer.
By Bridget McCrea · February 1, 2014
Top supply chain software analysts assess growth in the transportation management systems (TMS) market, highlight emerging trends in adoption, and predict the future of this highly beneficial, yet consistently underused application.
By Patrick Burnson · February 1, 2014
Shippers and their service providers are outlining plans for the new year by identifying pain points in the reverse loop. Key to that process is developing a returns management strategy designed to provide customers with multi-channel visibility.
<p>Prismatic lenses for skylights disperse natural sunlight into a facility more effectively. Combined with photocell sensors on high efficiency lights, such “daylighting” technology can cut lighting costs dramatically.</p> By Sarah · February 1, 2014
Warehouse and distribution center construction is making a comeback—and so is the desire to get back to green. Our facility design experts offer their take on the evolving benefits and share why sustainable design holds more value than ever.
By Patrick Burnson · February 1, 2014
A $46 billion investment gap by 2040 threatens U.S. seaports—critical economic lifelines that rely on connecting transportation infrastructure to deliver prosperity for millions of Americans. With this nation’s trade volume expected to quadruple after 2030, and port connections in poor condition, industry experts agree that now is the time to invest.
SPECIAL REPORT
By LM Staff · February 1, 2014
With more than 750 exhibitors, three keynotes, and an extensive educational program, Modex 2014 is adding 50,000 square feet of show floor space. Here’s a guide to every inch.

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