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By Patrick Burnson · October 17, 2016
Just a little more than one year ago, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma joined together to launch The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) – an unprecedented demonstration of regional solidarity.
By Jeff Berman · October 14, 2016
While the current state of affairs for trucking may be viewed as, say, stagnant, mundane, uneven, or some other less than flattering term, it appears that the mode’s future is actually quite bright, especially when compared to others.
By Jeff Berman · October 13, 2016
Somewhat lost in the shuffle in this Presidential election season perhaps like no other we have witnessed in our lifetimes, for a whole host of reasons, has been the onus, or lack thereof, of where each candidate stands on their respective plans to fix and repair the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, specifically transportation infrastructure.
By MMH Staff · October 7, 2016
Looming deadlines require the wider organization to understand challenges and risks of the new standard, and how functions within the organization must adapt.
By Jeff Berman · October 4, 2016
An ongoing question among supply chain stakeholders, when it comes to global e-commerce bellwether Amazon, continues to be just how far it will spread its wings in terms of expanding its logistics and supply chain operations and processes.
By Patrick Burnson · September 30, 2016
Importers will find Oakland’s location increasingly attractive as the economies of the greater Bay Area, Northern California and even Nevada continue to blossom. More than 80 percent of the port’s inbound cargo volume goes to those areas.
By Jeff Berman · September 29, 2016
For shippers, carriers, brokerages and really all other industry stakeholders that have not given much thought to the possibility of Uber becoming a truckload carrier, it appears it may be time to change that mindset.
By Patrick Burnson · September 28, 2016
News that the 20,000-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) plan to meet again in early November should be welcomed by West Coast shippers
By Bob Trebilcock · September 27, 2016
S&OP, supply chain risk management and Big Data and the Internet of Things were front and center at this year’s conference
By Patrick Burnson · September 26, 2016
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) announced the creation of the Supply Chain Hall of Fame, honoring individuals and groups that have made outstanding contributions to the supply chain discipline.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 25, 2016
At APICS 2016, we're reminded that while supply chains are more complex than ever, you can't win without a mastery of the basics.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 19, 2016
They say that timing is everything. When it comes to robotic materials handling, the time is now. Talked about for years, mobile, unit handling and piece picking robotics may still be emerging technologies, but early adopters are finding that they are reliable, productive and cost effective in the right application.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 19, 2016
The combination brings together automation, data collection and edge sensors with a global presence.
By Brett Wood · September 16, 2016
TMHNA, the largest lift truck manufacturer in the world, is launching a new initiative to fund academic research in supply chain, logistics and material handling. Here’s why.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 15, 2016
What was the most discussed topic (besides Michael Phelps)? The labor shortage.

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