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By Josh Bond · December 13, 2016
Attachments can impact a forklift’s rated capacity, but by how much? Too many equipment users don’t know the answer. Lift truck safety equipment to help reduce risk. Forklift safety features
By Josh Bond · December 13, 2016
Whether in existing facilities or new ones, mezzanines are a critical tool in the industry’s effort to optimize space.
By MMH Staff · December 8, 2016
For both the global and North American lists, combined space under management is up more than 8.1%, as compared to the previous year's 6% global growth and 4% North American increase.
By Jeff Berman · December 6, 2016
It stands to reason that with the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States, effective next month, interesting times are certainly heading our way.
By Patrick Burnson · December 6, 2016
Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gathered in Lima, Peru, just after Donald Trump’s stunning victory in the U.S. presidential election in November to regroup—and perhaps rethink—free trade alternatives for the coming year.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 8, 2016
In Whirlpool Corp.’s Clyde, Ohio, factory, mobile robots have automated the delivery of parts to the line. The result is a more consistent, efficient and safer operation.
By Josh Bond · November 8, 2016
Materials handling professionals embrace the challenges of technological progress, daily troubleshooting and the ongoing overhaul of the entire supply chain; and they are well compensated for their efforts. Logistics Management Salary Survey 2016, Materials handling salary survey 2016, Modern Materials Handling Salary Survey 2016
By Josh Bond · November 8, 2016
Suppliers and users of scanners, printers and rugged mobile devices find themselves at the intersection of technological advances, increasing consumer demands and rising labor costs. The top players are finding ways to meet each challenge with minimal risk as the market landscape continues to shift. Leaders in Automatic Data Capture suppliers 2016, RFID suppliers Top 20, Warehouse data capture devices, Top 20 suppliers of warehouse data capture technology
By Roberto Michel · November 8, 2016
One wrong step can threaten your facilities’ next-day commitments. Here are eight best practices essential to keeping next-day orders flowing smoothly. How to manage a warehouse with next day delivery. Fulfillment systems for next day delivery
By Josh Bond · November 8, 2016
Following the rapid development of fleet management solutions and a flurry of adoption, the lessons learned are informing a new vision of how best to optimize a fleet.
By Bridget McCrea · November 3, 2016
The third time is the charm for this U.S. manufacturer on the hunt for a third-party logistics (3PL) provider that could successfully combine transportation services and technology capabilities under one roof.
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By Patrick Burnson · November 2, 2016
While air cargo load factors for most of 2016 remained historically low thereby keeping yields under pressure, industry analysts forecast a “soft turnaround” in the final quarter. However, regulatory obstacles and trade barriers must be addressed before logistics managers see any significant long-term rate improvement. 2016 Quarterly Cargo Demand Cycle Report, Cargo freight update 2016
By Roberto Michel · November 2, 2016
Survey respondents indicate a desire to apply more IT solutions and keep up on capital expenditures as they confront complex issues like bigger facilities, labor issues, high SKU counts and the growing reality of omni-channel.
By Jeff Berman · November 1, 2016
Even though volumes have flattened, an encouraging service outlook, coupled with the regulatory crunch creeping up on the trucking market, is setting the rail/intermodal sector up to regain its footing. Intermodal, trucking update 2016. Intermodal transportation update
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2016
Because you can’t manage what you don’t measure, dimensioning hardware and software solutions are working to provide more precise data than ever—plus the logic to optimize it. Dimensional Packaging Technology,

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