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By Patrick Burnson · January 17, 2017
In a speech given to the National Retail Federation’s
International Trade Advisory Committee and Strategic Supply Chain Council in New York City
 this week, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission gave a brief overview of the current state of the containerized ocean cargo industry.
By Jeff Berman · January 17, 2017
Based on CBRE’s “Industrial Availability Index,” which was issued this month, industrial real estate availability has now fallen for 27 straight quarters, decreasing 8.2 percent in the fourth quarter, a decline of five basis points from the third quarter’s rate of 8.7 percent.
By Michael Levans · January 13, 2017
It’s a vast understatement to say that e-commerce has changed the way the supply chain game is played.
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 13, 2017
Latest printer applicators engineered for high-speed, e-commerce parcel labeling can minimize downtime.
By MMH Staff · January 12, 2017
Modern Materials Handling editors sat down with Vice chair, Automation Solutions Group (ASG); business development at Swisslog, Bill Leber
By Josh Bond · January 12, 2017
Vertical lift modules replace a mezzanine to save space, increase speed and improve ergonomics.
By Patrick Burnson · January 10, 2017
Loaded shipping container volume reached an all-time high at the Port of Oakland in 2016. The port reports that it handled the equivalent of 1.83 million loaded Twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) last year. That was up 7.6 percent from 2015, topping the previous record of 1.82 million 20-footers set in 2013.
By Jeff Berman · January 10, 2017
Given the scrutiny and spotlights being focused on nearly all Cabinet nominees made by President-elect Donald Trump, one nominee that will likely skate through her confirmation scheduled for tomorrow figures to be Trump’s pick for Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao.
By Jeff Berman · January 9, 2017
Although only a few more days remain until Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, there have been more than a few days since the election to ponder what happens next, when Trump’s campaign rhetoric and subsequently since the election Twitter speak, take up permanent resident in the oval office.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 4, 2017
After years of writing about supply chains, Tompkins is building out an ambitious e-fulfillment network for retailers and e-tailers.
By Jeff Berman · December 22, 2016
So, while we have just a few days before 2016 is officially in the books, now is a good time to take a look at some of the notable logistics happenings of 2016. This compilation below is made up of some of the key stories, trends, themes and otherwise.
By Shornda Cadore · December 20, 2016
As it ramps up production of a new jet engine, Pratt & Whitney needs to do more than shore up its supply base. It is changing its recruiting tactics, according to its senior director of supply management.
By Patrick Burnson · December 15, 2016
With THE Alliance Agreement finally approved by U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle explains why he voted to take no further action and allow THE Alliance Agreement to take effect on December 19th.
By Mike Levans · December 13, 2016
I find it inspiring when our System Report focuses on an organization that “walks it like it talks it,” especially when its aspirational mission is truly reflected in its actions, its operations, and its overall business strategy.

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