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By MMH Staff · December 19, 2016
Association for Advancing Automation presents data from daughter organizations Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Motion Control and Motor Association (MCMA) and Automated Imaging Association (AIA).
By Josh Bond · December 19, 2016
IDC releases predictions that suggest manufacturers slow to adapt will not survive, but leaders will also face a new set of challenges.
By Jeff Berman · December 19, 2016
While shipments were down, the report noted that it does not create a major cause for concern, with some degree of normal seasonality at work, coupled with Donald Broughton, the report’s author and transportation analyst at Avondale Partners, noting that on an industry and anecdotal basis market sentiment indicates there are daily reports of stronger shipment volume in almost all modes of freight transportation.
By MMH Staff · December 16, 2016
Since November, 14% more executives -- nearly half of those surveyed -- expect economic conditions to improve in the next four months.
By Jeff Berman · December 16, 2016
For October, the most recent month for which data is available, the ICI headed up to 5.26 from 4.95 in September. FTR said this increase points to what it called continued moderately favorable conditions affecting the intermodal segment, adding that while the pace of intermodal growth is down annually, signs of mild improvement are intact.
By Jeff Berman · December 15, 2016
Total November POLA volume at 877,564 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) posted a new all-time monthly record for the port, topping October’s 814,574 TEU, with November up 23.6 percent on an annual basis. POLB November volumes fell 13.8 percent annually to 534,308 TEU, with port officials citing shifting alliance routes and the Hanjin bankruptcy still impacting volumes.
By Jeff Berman · December 15, 2016
While many stories focused on the holiday season with a logistics slant tend to focus on things like delivery methods and the e-commerce supply chain, a recent collaboration between third-party logistics and freight transportation services provider XPO logistics and arts and crafts retail chain Michaels Stores has a bit of a different approach.
By Jeff Berman · December 14, 2016
Commerce reported that November retail sales were up 0.1% over October, following a 0.6 percent increase from September to October, at $465.5 billion.
By Jeff Berman · December 14, 2016
Commerce reported that November retail sales were up 0.1 percent over October, following a 0.6 percent (revised from 0.8 percent) increase from September to October, at $465.5 billion. And NRF reported that retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.1 percent from October to November.
By Josh Bond · December 14, 2016
New packaging helps hurricane-resistant windows and doors stand up to shipping and punishing weather.
By MMH Staff · December 14, 2016
Packaging Systems and Design Student, Marlon Levy-Faigen, to Receive $2,500.
By Josh Bond · December 14, 2016
The public warehousing market continued to chart steady gains amid ongoing consolidation in 2016.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 13, 2016
REI’s new Arizona LEED Platinum, Net Zero Energy facility brings together two automation technologies to manage store replenishment and e-commerce fulfillment at the same workstation.
By Jeff Berman · December 12, 2016
Some of the things in common for large 3PL deals include the massive scale, scope, pairing and meshing of service offerings, access into different vertical markets and geographies, not to mention the massive price tags, too.

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