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60 World-Changing Innovations

By Chris Powers Throughout 2014, MHEDA has celebrated its 60th anniversary by remembering the past that has laid the foundation for the material handling distribution industry of today. As a final piece of that celebration, we pay tribute to the many innovations that have helped transform the industry since 1954. Whether it’s in the types and functions of products available ...

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Omni-Channel Retailing

The trend toward regional distribution and same-day delivery By Dave Lodwig, Systems Manager, W&H Systems In the past, retailers built two types of distribution centers, one (or two) on the East and West coasts of the US to handle store fulfillment, and another to handle strictly e-commerce. These distribution centers were built to handle their own specific type of fulfillment ...

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Field Service Technicians Go Mobile

By Heather Angus-Lee Day-to-day tasks look a whole lot different lately for more than two dozen field service technicians working out of the Cincinnati, OH, location of leading equipment distributor, Equipment Depot. They are using ruggedized tablets that connect them directly to their company’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) business software system via a mobile device interface called MobileFrame, which lets ...

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The Why and How of Twitter

By Mark Juelich On March 21 Twitter celebrated its 6th birthday. For those of you who may not be familiar with Twitter, it is a social media website and social network often described as a “microblog.” Users can communicate with selected groups based on their interests through 140character or less “tweets.” How can this information be useful to you and ...

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Building A Modern Website

Modern Group was one of the first companies in the indsutry to fully embrace LinkedIn. Read how it stays on top technologically with an enhanced Web presence.

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The Browser As User Interface

Originally thought of as the interface for hosted software systems residing on the Internet, browsers are now being used as the user interface (UI) to access and deliver information.

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The Twitter Trend

Twitter is a great marketing tool that’s becoming more and more useful every day. It allows you to proactively engage customers, whereas a standard Web site is generally reactive. By Mark Juelich.

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