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By Josh Bond · June 6, 2017
Some ergonomic features are basics verging on standard and others are becoming more requested.
By Michael Levans · June 6, 2017
Several years ago, executive editor Bob Trebilcock proposed a series of feature stories called The Big Picture—articles that would break out of our traditional equipment-centric and best practices coverage and focus on the broader role materials handling plays in driving larger company initiatives.
By Peter Moore · June 1, 2017
According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), intermodal rail traffic in March 2017 jumped 21% over February totaling almost 1.3 million units, representing a 4% increase over 2016 traffic and a new record in U.S. intermodal volumes.
By Michael Levans · May 31, 2017
When you want to take a broad snapshot of the demographics of a particular industry, it’s often best to put research reports aside and simply show up to a few of that market’s bigger trade show or conferences.
By Patrick Burnson · May 31, 2017
According to “Global Logistics 2017,” a recent report released by the London think-tank Transport Intelligence (Ti), the overall contract logistics market is estimated to have grown by 3.9% in real terms in 2016.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 26, 2017
It started with materials handling systems. Now, manufacturers of subsystems, like motors, gears and drives are expanding their maintenance and services offerings.
By Mike Levans · March 28, 2017
This marks the 33rd year that Logistics Management (LM) has published the results of our “Salary Survey,” a research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that fuels our best-read editorial feature and is the foundation of the most downloaded report that PRG produces over the course of our publishing year.
By Josh Bond · March 6, 2017
Relationships between forklift and attachment manufacturers, their customers, and packaging engineers seek to ensure optimal performance at lower costs.
By Josh Bond · March 6, 2017
Manufacturer develops a custom solution to a unique materials handling challenge.
By Peter Moore · February 28, 2017
It’s time to understand your parcel characteristics as well as how the carriers will view your business. If you can position yourself—and partners—to be a shipper that parcel carriers can serve profitably, you will be rewarded with better discounts and have stronger negotiating leverage.
By Mike Levans · February 28, 2017
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the continued double-digit growth of e-commerce is forcing the hand of nearly every logistics and supply chain professional to re-adjust their day-to-day operations at some level.
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 6, 2017
When selecting protective packaging, damage analysis and performance should drive material decisions, not cost.
By Mike Levans · February 6, 2017
There’s a good chance that you and your team are putting a plan together to strategically cover ProMat 2017 (April 3-6), the materials handling industry’s leading trade show and educational conference, sponsored by MHI. Well, my first bit of advice is to make sure you’re packing comfortable shoes.
By Josh Bond · February 6, 2017
Racking system increases storage and safety in seismic zone while accommodating growth.
By Josh Bond · February 6, 2017
Distributor’s new warehouse storage system calls for safer, more versatile forklifts.

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