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State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit By John D. Schulz · July 7, 2016 · LM
While it’s currently a shippers market, the authors of this year’s report contend that we’ve entered a “period of transition” that will usher in a realignment of capacity, lower inventories, economic growth and “moderately higher” rates. It’s time to tighten the ties that bind.

Global beverage packaging market to reach $200 billion in 2017 By MMH Staff · October 24, 2016 · MMH
Market research and consulting firm forecasts 3.3% CAGR through 2025 as plastics continue to dominate.

MHI 2016: Listening to the voice of the customer By Bob Trebilcock · October 24, 2016 · MMH
At its annual meeting, the industry association introduced new initiatives aimed at getting closer to the customer.

MHI announces Modex 2018 exhibit space draw By MMH Staff · October 24, 2016 · MMH
Space draw event in December could account for 80% of available exhibit space at the April trade show.

Cart design resolves pipe and valve manufacturer’s safety and efficiency issues By MMH Staff · October 24, 2016 · MMH
The redesigned cart properly fits in a cantilever racking.

Twinlode appoints Lawrence “Skip” Eastman CEO By MMH Staff · October 24, 2016 · MMH
Eastman brings more than 40 years of experience in the material handling industry.

Automatic restraints and storing dock levelers help Sartori comply By MMH Staff · October 24, 2016 · MMH
The restraints and levelers have been used at the manufacturer’s new cheese converting facility to reduce contamination and maintain its cold chain integrity.

UPS aircraft mechanics sign off on authorizing strike vote By Jeff Berman · October 24, 2016 · LM
The Teamsters said that a strike by UPS aircraft mechanics would halt the company’s global shipping operation, noting that the company delivers more than 1.6 million packages a day during the lead-up to the holidays.

State-of-the-art dual scrubbing system minimizes employee downtime By MMH Staff · October 24, 2016 · MMH
By offering excellent sight lines, the durable system provides users the versatility they need to clean their entire facilities.

Ocean Alliance gets formal FMC approval By Jeff Berman · October 24, 2016 · LM
Set to take effect October 24 and begin operations next April, the carrier members of the Ocean Alliance include: COSCO Shipping, CMA CGM, Evergreen Marine, and Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (OOCL).

Nebraska Furniture Mart uses a robust automated software system By MMH Staff · October 24, 2016 · MMH
The system maximizes productivity, lowers operational costs and increases gross profit margins.

ATA and Cass data continue to point to signs of confusion for the freight economy By Jeff Berman · October 21, 2016 · LM
Many things pertaining to both the freight economy and general economy remain consistently inconsistent for lack of a better description. That was spelled out in two very reliable monthly freight-based data sources earlier this week, the American Trucking Associations monthly truck tonnage index and the Cass Freight Index Report.

Retailer discovers ergonomic lifting method By MMH Staff · October 21, 2016 · MMH
As a cost-effective solution for stacking empty pallets, the solution has improved employee health and productivity.

AAR reports more declines for week ending October 8 By Jeff Berman · October 21, 2016 · LM
Carloads were down 6.1 percent annually at 262,702, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 2.2 percent annually at 269,234.

Dairy industry leader builds on mobile racking system success By MMH Staff · October 21, 2016 · MMH
Gossner Foods conserves energy, space and money with new storage system.

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