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By Josh Bond · December 1, 2015
Amid some regional and demographic shifts, the compensation picture continues to improve in step with job satisfaction.
By Roberto Michel · November 1, 2015
Respondents are expanding facility size, experiencing an uptick in technology use and applying more capital expenditures to outfit the added square footage—all positive signs of continued growth.
By Roberto Michel · September 1, 2015
Modern’s annual reader survey shows how trends in pallet use point to priorities around cost control, customer compliance and operational efficiencies. More customers are asking for pallet type changes and having minor availability issues with used wood pallets, while pallet cost and durability continue to be dominant decision factors.
By Bridget McCrea · August 1, 2015
Lift truck purchases remain steady in 2015 as companies look to upgrade or replace vehicles while also putting more into their training, technology and maintenance programs.
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By Josh Bond · April 1, 2015
Though often characterized by feast or famine, this year’s view into warehouse and distribution center spending plans instead strengthens a pattern of deliberate investment. Today, readers are determined to get the most out of every dollar spent.
By Bridget McCrea · March 1, 2015
Modern Material Handling’s first-annual Maintenance Study reveals fairly high adoption rates for automated warehouse systems and an ongoing need for quality maintenance support and skilled technicians to manage these setups.
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.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2014
With plans to buy a total of more than 1,100 lift trucks in coming months, readers share their perspectives on spending, maintenance practices and technology usage.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
Modern readers weigh in on their usage of supply chain software, its value to their organizations, and their spending plans for expanding, updating and growing.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2014
Modern’s 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 Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2014
Manufacturers and distributors have been on an automation binge. We asked Modern’s readers what those plans may mean for the conveyor and sortation industry.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2013
Compensation continues to climb steadily upward in the materials handling industry, which is overwhelmingly populated with satisfied veteran employees.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2013
Modern readers tell us how they’re buying, using and maintaining their fleet
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2012
It would be difficult to find a more comprehensive snapshot of the current state of lift truck usage, best practices and technology than the issue of Modern that you’re holding in your hands at this very moment.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 20, 2012
More companies are looking to materials handling automation and technology to improve their processes and lower their operating costs - now it’s time to figure out what solutions will work best for your operation.

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