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Dimensional Weight: Don’t Let it Weigh You Down!
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By MMH Staff · April 19, 2017
The most impactful programs include formal and informal mentorship programs, flexible work practices, and increased visibility of key leaders to serve role models.
By MMH Staff · April 18, 2017
During his 17 years with PMMI, Pittas has managed Pack Expo trade shows.
By MMH Staff · April 18, 2017
With a submission deadline of June 15, 2017, the program will recognize both for-profit and non-profit organizations.
<p>Kevin Walker, national account manager, in front of the Octopus. </p>

By Bridget McCrea · April 5, 2017
Signode Industrial Group (Booth S2062) is displaying the Muller’s Octopus 1825 B automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper at ProMat 2017.
By Roberto Michel · April 4, 2017
Datalogic (Booth S1034) demonstrated multiple products, including its Package Identification Tool.
By Roberto Michel · April 4, 2017
Integrating “reusable and low-tech,” Box Latch products can reduce material costs by as much as 90%, according to James Wilson, CEO of manufacturer Eco Latch Systems (Booth N1114)
By MMH Staff · April 4, 2017
The new breed of intelligent machines that are core to Industry 4.0 will eliminate waste in supply chains and enable new business models, but industry also needs to think about how smart machines will disrupt jobs, said Markus Lorenz, partner and managing director at Boston Consulting Group, Tuesday’s keynote presenter.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 4, 2017
ProMat 2017 Student Days welcomes students and faculty members from universities, community colleges, technical schools and high schools.
By MMH Staff · April 4, 2017
Join MHI’s staff and Board of Governors at Industry Night with comedian Dana Carvey on Wednesday, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., in the McCormick Place South Grand Ballroom, Room S100.
By MMH Staff · April 3, 2017
Orion Packaging (Booth S412), powered by Pro Mach, introduces the company’s first automatically guided portable stretch wrapper, the AG360, designed for those distribution centers and manufacturers looking for greater flexibility in securing pallet sized and larger loads.
By Bridget McCrea · April 3, 2017
Packsize International (Booth S2059) officially rolled out its automated X4—the first on-demand packaging system to cut, fold, label and glue a flat corrugated box in 12 seconds
By MMH Staff · April 3, 2017
Toshiba America Business Solutions today unveiled its large-format thermal bar code printers at ProMat 2017 (Booth S323).
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 3, 2017
On Tuesday, the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics: Version 2.0 will be released on MHLRoadmap.org
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 3, 2017
With more than 850 exhibits, 100 informational seminars, and 350,000 square feet of expo space, ProMat 2017 offers the best in materials handling and supply chain technology and innovations.
<p>Monday’s panelists (from left) sustainability author and moderator Andrew Winston,Tamara Barker of UPS, Randolph Bradley of Boeing, and Rick Bingle of REI, listen as Bingle explained some of systems in REI’s latest green DC.</p> By Roberto Michel · April 3, 2017
Led by sustainability advisor and author Andrew Winston, a group of supply chain professionals from companies including UPS and REI shared their tips on greener, more efficient supply chains at Monday morning’s keynote.

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