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By MMH Staff · May 3, 2017
Whether for new warehouses or expansions, several key preparation steps can ensure warehouse labels and signs meet needs and go-live date.
By Michael Levans · May 2, 2017
We’ve stayed clear of themed issues over the years because each issue is designed to touch on all of the fundamental logistics management elements every month. But when I re-examined the editorial line up that surrounds our annual “Technology Roundtable” and Webcast this month, it seemed ideal to call this “The Technology Issue.”
By Jeff Berman · April 25, 2017
While I may have been on vacation this past week, that in no way means the rest of the industry was, not in the very least to be sure. And while I was out, there was plenty of stuff going on in the freight transportation and logistics sectors, especially as it relates to interesting and relevant data points. Freight data Q1 2017, Freight Transportation update
By Patrick Burnson · April 19, 2017
President Donald Trump’s focus on curbing the trade deficit by bolstering U.S. exports and reducing imports could drive policy changes that impact industrial real estate markets throughout the U.S., Cushman & Wakefield reported in logistics and industrial research briefing released recently.
By Patrick Burnson · April 17, 2017
A welcome change is coming to the U.S. West Coast next month as Federal Maritime Commissioner Mario Cordero takes on leadership of the Port of Long Beach.
By Jeff Berman · April 14, 2017
It is well known that retail sales represent somewhere around two-thirds of all economic activity, and that U.S. retail sales contribute around 14 percent, or $2.6 trillion, to U.S. GDP. That is a major number and clearly cannot be overlooked, especially when looking at how closely connected retail and consumer activity is tied to the freight transportation and logistics sectors on so many fronts, including trucking, intermodal, parcel, ocean, air, and e-commerce.
By MMH Staff · April 11, 2017
Traceability and connectivity are critical for the digital transformation, even as the physical supply chain footprint continues to expand.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 7, 2017
Innovation, new business models and new alliances were on display at Promat. It’s a whole new world.
By Patrick Burnson · April 7, 2017
The recently concluded “Cargo Connections Conference” organized and sponsored by the Port of New Orleans, outlined a rather bleak picture for those concerned about ocean carrier solvency as new alliances get under way
By Jeff Berman · April 5, 2017
How many times can high-powered transportation executives make the case to Congress that increasing infrastructure investment is vital to our nation’s economic competitiveness? Apparently, that is, and has been, a question without a true answer. But that does not mean the freight transportation and logistics sectors will stop making logical sense in pleading their cases to an ostensibly illogical Congress.
By Mike Levans · April 3, 2017
If the early attendee forecast is any indication, you may have already landed in Chicago for ProMat 2017 (April 3-6), the materials handling industry’s leading trade show and educational conference, sponsored by MHI.
By Mike Levans · March 31, 2017
In case study after case study, interview after interview, and conversation after conversion, we’re learning that the impact of digital commerce and the subsequent challenge of omni-channel fulfillment is now cutting across every manufacturing and distribution market—and it’s putting increased pressure on all the major modes of transportation and the distribution center operations that keep well-managed supply chains fluid in this dynamic, digital world.
By Patrick Burnson · March 30, 2017
Next week’s 9th annual “Cargo Connections Conference” (CCC) will be hosted by the Port of New Orleans, and will examine (among other things) the solvency of ocean cargo carriers and the anticipated impact of shifting carrier alliances.
By Patrick Burnson · March 30, 2017
Preliminary research indicates that the entire logistics industry is on a course of change due to more women entering the workforce.
By John Schulz · March 30, 2017
When Judy McReynolds took over as board chairman last year, she began accelerating ArcBest’s move away from its traditional, unionized LTL operation into a new, more diversified approach to transportation.

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