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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
By Patrick Burnson · January 26, 2017
BPE Global develops and delivers new tool for executives
By Jeff Berman · January 26, 2017
As reported on this site’s news section yesterday, United States Senate Democrats rolled out what could be viewed as an ambitious ten-year, $1 trillion infrastructure plan. There is a lot going on in that plan, especially when one considers it is 11 pages. But that makes sense, as its title is “A Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure.” And that is what it really is at the end of the day, a blueprint, which is fine.
By Jeff Berman · January 25, 2017
With the Trump administration in its first official week in office, one topic that is sure to get a lot of attention under the purview of the new President is the economic landscape.
By Patrick Burnson · January 24, 2017
The announcement of the Alibaba and Maersk partnership made late last year comes as no surprise to anyone watching the booming logistics tech industry.
By Patrick Burnson · January 20, 2017
California’s trade picture has been brightening of late and should maintain its current course at least through the first part of 2017, says Robert Kleinhenz, economist and executive director at Beacon Economics.
By MMH Staff · January 19, 2017
How minor computer issues can have knock-on effects that cause severe operational disruption upstream and down.
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

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