The big and small of storage
One company wanted a better way to store and retrieve heavy pallet loads, while another needed a system for handling tiny electronic components. The answer for both? An AS/RS.

YRC paints rosier picture of landscape in unusual third-quarter update
Yields, tonnage, earnings looking better than last year, surprising some analysts.

Memo to FedEx ground shippers: Raise your budgets!
Rate increases, changes to dimensional weight pricing for all ground shipments could send shipping rates soaring.

Bobcat excavates productivity, inventory improvements
The construction equipment company makes heavy-duty gains in lift truck driver productivity and inventory accuracy with the help of some new technologies.



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A Conversation with Lee Scott
A Conversation with Lee Scott
Lee Scott takes the stage at MODEX '14 to talk about his experiences in logistics at Wal-Mart, his rise to the role of CEO, and his stewardship of a logistics operation that cleared the path to the success Wal-Mart has enjoyed for the last 30 years.
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Transform your electric pallet truck into a rugged, reliable and accurate mobile weighing platform
Transform your electric pallet truck into a rugged, reliable and accurate mobile weighing platform
IVDT's ED2-EP mobile scale with "Lift Accurate" technology can transform any walk behind or ride-on powered pallet truck into an accurate, reliable, and cost effective mobile weighing platform that is suitable for the toughest environments
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5 ways to cut warehouse costs
5 ways to cut warehouse costs
Editor at Large James Cooke explains how warehouse and DC managers can reduce costs by applying some often overlooked techniques, including building modeling, shuttle technology, and do-it-yourself motion studies.

How goods-to-person fulfillment is changing the face of distribution How goods-to-person fulfillment is changing the face of distribution
Goods-to-person order fulfillment is one of the hottest trends in distribution. In a goods-to-person picking operation, products are brought to the order picker rather than the person traveling into the aisles to gather the required items. A goods-to-person system can help companies make great leaps in productivity, order accuracy, and inventory tracking while reducing labor costs. Ed Romaine, representing MHI's Automated Storage/Retrieval industry group, will explain how this storage and picking strategy works and why it might be right for you.
Sponsored by Kardex Remstar




Don't try this at home, kids: Pallets as skateboards
By adding four wheels (and one tram line), a Czech artist transforms the humble shipping platform into a "pallet skate."

Make software learning easy for the work force
Computerized training systems designed specifically for warehouse and logistics applications can make mastering the software easier.
A son, a job, a household, and a recovery
As the economy improves, those "boomerang" kids will find jobs, create households, and drive economic growth.


The big retrograde
The big retrograde
The Pentagon is in the midst of the largest reverse logistics operation in history—the return of enormous amounts of military equipment and goods from Afghanistan.

Cloud-based WMS: how friendly?
Despite the hype about their user-friendliness, cloud-based warehouse management systems still may require systems integration work.

Lenze Energy Efficient Solution Package for electric drives systems
Lenze Americas, a manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, has created a solution package that helps companies design electric drive systems for material handling equipment that consume less energy.

VisibilitySmart cargo alert system
Software-as-a-service provider CargoSmart Ltd. has created VisibilitySmart, a new visibility solution that alerts shippers and logistics service providers to cargo delays.

Powerhouse SD industrial, roll-up rubber door
Door manufacturer Rytec Corp. has introduced the Powerhouse SD industrial, roll-up rubber door for exterior doorways.

Teachable Moments: A New Supply Chain for a Changing Industry Teachable Moments: A New Supply Chain for a Changing Industry
In this whitepaper, a top global publisher must change how they operate—and think about—their supply chain due to fluctuating and unpredictable inventory shifts.
Presented by: GENCO
Designing an Automated, Omni-Channel Fulfillment Center: Key Considerations for Multi-Channel Retailers Designing an Automated, Omni-Channel Fulfillment Center: Key Considerations for Multi-Channel Retailers
This white paper addresses some of the areas a retail corporation should consider when evaluating a project to consolidate two or more facilities into a single omni-channel distribution center.
Presented by: Vanderlande
The Future of Warehousing 2018 The Future of Warehousing 2018
Get insightful opinions on changes in the marketplace from this independent survey of warehouse personnel.
Presented by: Motorola