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By Sara Pearson Specter · March 9, 2017
With the continual expansion of the global economy—and the supply chain reach required to support it—ProMat 2017 expects more than 3,800 attendees from 111 countries.
By MMH Staff · March 8, 2017
In honor of International Women's Day, Grant Thornton study shows the proportion of senior roles held by women in U.S. and percentage of American businesses with no women in senior management remain unchanged.
By MMH Staff · March 8, 2017
Winner will be announced at Automate 2017 and will recieve $10,000 cash prize.
By MMH Staff · March 8, 2017
Since December, shipments are down 13% for bulk handling equipment and up 12% for unit handling equipment.
By Jeff Berman · March 8, 2017
A Reuters report published yesterday, which explained that after losing its bid for TNT, UPS challenged the EU’s decision at the general court, which resulted in the annulment of the EU decision made yesterday, due to what it called a procedural irregularity.
By Sara Pearson Specter · March 7, 2017
Software for robotic palletizers enables easy adjustment of layer patterns and load configurations.
By John Schulz · March 7, 2017
So far, talk is all that’s being produced from President Donald J. Trump’s promise of a grand $1 trillion investment program for, as he put it in his recent speech before both houses of Congress, “new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways gleaming across our beautiful land.” But in a recent gathering of top state highway officials in Washington there was considerable skepticism that Trump’s plan, like so much of his fledgling presidency, is a lot of talk and very little doing.
By Jeff Berman · March 7, 2017
What was widely expected in freight railroad and intermodal circles became official yesterday, when Class I railroad carrier CSX officially announced that E. Hunter Harrison was named CEO of Jacksonville, Fla.-based CSX. With Harrison now in as CEO at CSX, he takes over for Michael Ward, who retired from CSX last month and is now serving as a consultant for the company, according to CSX.
By Sara Pearson Specter · March 7, 2017
Emerging trends in products and packaging are sprouting innovative picking and packaging technologies for the food and beverage market.
By LM Staff · March 7, 2017
With a 0.2 cent gain, the average price per gallon now stands at $2.579 and follows gains of 0.7 cents, 0.7 cents, and 0.5 cents, respectively, over the previous three weeks.
By Patrick Burnson · March 6, 2017
Two blue chip players in today’s global supply chain marketplace announced that they plan to introduce a “transformational” service designed to expedite ocean cargo shipping and mitigate risk.
By Jeff Berman · March 6, 2017
The main takeaway of the OIG’s findings was that “the study did not explicitly state a net benefit from the use of the two suspended provisions of the restart rule on driver operations, safety, fatigue, and health.”
By MMH Staff · March 6, 2017
Modern Materials Handling sat down with Technical Fellow of supply chain management at The Boeing Co.
By Josh Bond · March 6, 2017
Forklift fleet geared for operator comfort achieves 100% training compliance.
By Jeff Berman · March 6, 2017
Carloads were up 6.7 percent, or 65,141, to 1,044,040, and intermodal containers and trailers in February at 1,068,439, rose 1.8 percent, or 19,350 units, compared to February 2016.

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