Comprehensive coverage of the ergonomics of the material handling and warehousing industry providing information about workstations, lifting devices and positioning devices.

Materials handling education: The materials handling industry is growing again

Posted 06/04 · 06:34 AM · LM Editorial
On the heels of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the materials handling industry is starting to experience growth. In fact, John Nofsinger, CEO of the Material Handling Industry of America recently said, “Going into 2010, I anticipate progressive, continued, gradual growth. I do not expect to see the industry ramping up significantly into double digit growth in 2010, but growth is growth and up is up.”

Materials handling business: ISM NMI going in the right direction

Posted 05/20 · 12:28 PM · MMH Editorial
Following a 2.4 percent gain from February to March, the April report on the non-manufacturing sector from the Institute for Supply Management stated that its index for measuring the sector’s overall health—also known as the NMI—came in at 55.4 percent for the second straight month.

Materials handling business: April retail sales continue upward trend

Posted 05/20 · 12:18 PM · MMH Editorial
Keeping in line with retail sales growth from February to March, the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation recently reported retail sales were up again from March to April.

This Week in Modern: Back on schedule

Posted 05/11 · 03:00 PM · MMH Editorial
You may have already heard that Peerless Media, LLC has completed the acquisition of Modern Materials Handling from Reed Elsevier. What does that mean for loyal readers of this newsletter?

Breaking down the unit load

Posted 04/01 · 12:37 PM · MMH Editorial
At the end of the line after the materials handling is done, you still need pallets, slip sheets, totes and containers, stretch wrap, shrink wrap and banding, and dunnage to create the optimum unit load

Overhead Handling: Handling Up High

Posted 04/01 · 10:36 AM · MMH Editorial
Using the overhead space in your facility not only frees up floor space, but also leads to more efficient product movement

Productivity Solution: Pick Module Replenishment

Posted 03/01 · 05:38 PM · MMH Editorial
Denmark's leading book distributor installed a scalable automated storage system that increased throughput and replenishment rates.

NA 2010: Turn 20,000 cardboard boxes into a 1 ton bundle

Posted 03/01 · 11:25 AM · MMH Editorial
Continuous baler transforms 20,000 corrugated boxes into a single, compact bundle.

NA 2010: Lift large loads up to 18 feet

Posted 03/01 · 11:25 AM · MMH Editorial
The BFL series of platform scissor lifts simultaneously move large items or multiple pallets from one floor to another floor.

NA 2010: Leveler lifts, transports, and positions 3,000 pound loads

Posted 03/01 · 10:54 AM · MMH Editorial
The PalletPal mobile leveler allows workers to lift, transport and position loads up to 3,000 pounds on pallets or skids.

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