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By Sara Pearson Specter · December 2, 2016
Metal, paper, composite wood pallets fill niche needs in unit-load handling.
By Sara Pearson Specter · November 8, 2016
Automated opening, marking and sealing of shipping pouch bags boosts productivity while reducing shipper costs. Advantages of Polybag in the warehouse
By MMH Staff · November 8, 2016
CEO of Paladin Supply Chain Solutions, Jerry has more than 39 years of experience in distribution, logistics and supply chain management. His duties include Consulting in DC optimization, automation and technology and supply chain strategy, development and implementation.
By Michael Levans · November 3, 2016
The results of our “2016 Warehouse & Distribution Center (DC) Operations Survey” go a long way in proving the old inspirational quote: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
By Derik Andreoli · November 2, 2016
Over the last 20 years, the volume of oil consumed per unit of real GDP has contracted on a very consistent basis; consequently, the global economy could grow at more than 2% per year without oil demand rising. Meanwhile shale oil producers—the world’s swing producers—are increasing well productivity at double-digit rates.
By Mike Levans · October 6, 2016
A wise supply chain consultant told me more than five years ago that “packaging was the final frontier of supply chain optimization.”
By MMH Staff · October 6, 2016
Peter has 25 years in the supply chain industry including corporate stints with 3M and Imation, a lifetime volunteer with the Supply Chain Council, successful entrepreneur; author of “Supply Chain Excellence;” and two years in an executive role with APICS. Duties include overseeing APICS' for Business platform that includes supply chain talent development and corporate supply chain performance improvement products and services
By Josh Bond · October 6, 2016
Reliable high-speed doors ensure access to massive inventory for food distributor.
By Josh Bond · October 6, 2016
Mobile pickup and delivery solution improves visibility and agility for carrier’s next-day deliveries.
By Josh Bond · October 6, 2016
Beverage distributor’s new facility takes unique approach to the challenge of SKU proliferation.
By Josh Bond · October 6, 2016
A new system to capture item dimensions nets optimized shipments
By Peter Moore · October 6, 2016
Over the past decade we’ve seen a major trend in regards to safety regulations for freight transport within the United States as well as for import and export shippers—that trend is the “international­ization” of rules and regulations.
By Bridget McCrea · October 5, 2016
When Rick Meyer joined the team at Badcock Home Furniture &more as director of purchasing six years ago, the company relied on paper-based calendars and a dispatcher to orchestrate its transportation processes.
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2016
When Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean cargo container company, announced last month that it would stop services to and from 10 ports in China, shipping experts reckoned that it was primarily a move to reduce costs.
By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2016
A combination of recently released economic indicators and second quarter earnings reports from freight transportation and logistics sectors continue to lend credence to the thesis that a freight recession may no longer be imminent, but has actually arrived.

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