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By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2017
In his address last night, Trump again rang the bell for infrastructure improvements, noting that the United States has spent trillions overseas, while infrastructure at home has crumbled, but he pointed to a bright future, saying that “Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways, gleaming across our very, very beautiful land.”
By Patrick Burnson · February 28, 2017
When Logistics Management provides readers with its 33rd annual “Salary Survey” in April the focus will again be on regional trends and generational demographics. But the role of women in logistics will also be top of mind.
By Jeff Berman · February 27, 2017
Regardless of how one comes to a conclusion regarding the state of the economy, specifically, the freight economy, in this case, one thing it seems most everyone can come to some sort of general agreement on is that things appear to be looking up. Now, that is far from breaking news, but it merits attention all the same, considering that watching the economy is indeed a definitive part of what we are all doing on a daily basis. And based on what we have seen lately, things are ostensibly trending in the right economic direction.
By Patrick Burnson · February 22, 2017
There are scores of third-party logistics providers out there to help shippers more efficiently manage returns, with many more looking to enter the marketplace.
<p>This is a still from a 3D render of one of Bastian Solutions’ latest concepts, an automated guided vehicle (AGV) carrying a robot that picks product and builds mixed case pallets.</p> By Josh Bond · February 21, 2017
Combining the capabilities of integrators and forklift makers will pool expertise among manufacturing, designing and servicing a variety of intralogistics systems.
By Jeff Berman · February 17, 2017
A House effort introduced this week looks to revamp key principles of NAFTA in the form of introduced legislation entitled a “Blueprint for America’s New Trade Policy.”
By Patrick Burnson · February 15, 2017
Transpacific shippers and other transport stakeholders were given briefings recently by the ports of Oakland and Long Beach to reassure them that they’d be competitive in 2017 and beyond.
By MMH Staff · February 13, 2017
The next generation of manufacturing professionals will not find and fill the industry's jobs without impassioned effort from the old guard.
By MMH Staff · February 8, 2017
Bridging the gap between the order management and warehouse management systems can maximize routes, deliveries, and customers’ experience.
By Patrick Burnson · February 7, 2017
A new report released by the London-based think tank, Transport Intelligence (Ti) notes that the logistics industry has undergone a “transformation” with a dramatic shift in service sector domination.
By Jeff Berman · February 7, 2017
Last fall, I was scheduled to serve as a moderator for an industry conference. I always like playing this part, as it is a great networking tool, and I usually learn a bunch of stuff, all while getting some good branding in for Logistics Management.
By MMH Staff · February 6, 2017
Investments in robotics and automation can start in a single work cell.
By Patrick Burnson · January 31, 2017
A senior researcher for IHS Markit observes that 2016 was a disappointing year for automation sales, but expects that trend to be reversed
By Jeff Berman · January 31, 2017
In perhaps the most quiet of all President Trump’s Cabinet picks, Elaine Chao overwhelmingly was voted in by the Senate as the next United States Department of Transportation Secretary by a 93-6 margin.
By Patrick Burnson · January 31, 2017
A new report by the Japanese investment bank Nomura outlines fresh opportunities for third-party logistics providers (3PLs) in ASEAN countries where courier revenues are forecast to double by 2020

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