Distribution Center

By Mike Levans · November 5, 2017
As more Automatic Data Capture (ADC) technology is being put to work, we see more innovation unfold.
By Roberto Michel · October 31, 2017
As e-commerce fulfillment pressure continues to climb, our annual survey points to the many changes taking hold—from more investment in automated approaches to piece picking, more use of robotics, increased interest in throughput metrics and general process improvement.
By MMH Staff · October 26, 2017
Labeling success stories and horror stories prove the value of testing...and testing some more.
By Jeff Berman · October 16, 2017
Recent data issued by industrial real estate firm CBRE in its U.S. Industrial Availability Index continues to highlight the decline of the average availability rate for United States-based warehouses and distribution centers, with the third quarter rate heading down ten basis points to 7.7, its lowest availability rate going back to 2001.
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By MMH Staff · October 5, 2017
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By MMH Staff · October 4, 2017
Transaction marks Lawson Products’ fifth and largest acquisition in 24 months, more than doubles sales in Canada.
By Karen E. Thuermner · October 2, 2017
The warehousing and distribution center (DC) market in Western Europe is experiencing one of the highest levels of rental growth ever recorded. Here’s where the action is and what you need to know if you’re expanding your EU operations.
By MMH Staff · September 29, 2017
The proper selection and usage of dock equipment can improve safety and productivity.
<p>Apex Tool Group associates prepare to ship thousands of demolition and construction tools to be used in recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey. Behind them are just some of the 50-plus pallets of tools, which represent an in-kind donation valued at $110,000.</p> By MMH Staff · September 20, 2017
$340,000 in in-kind donations made to nonprofits ToolBank USA, Houston ToolBank and Trusted World.
By MMH Staff · September 5, 2017
Supply chain organizations must make it a priority to build a resilient talent acquisition team that can weather turbulence and help sustain a positive bottom line.
By Bridget McCrea · August 28, 2017
Mobile technologies are certainly changing how we track freight outside of the four walls, putting “real-time” logistics management within the grasp of many savvy shippers. However, our analysts content that we have more work to do in the areas of investment and integration into existing operations.
By MMH Staff · August 25, 2017
A proactive approach to reverse logistics can prevent labor costs from skyrocketing, while also improving customer service.
By MMH Staff · August 22, 2017
Even in a busy warehouse or distribution center, reinforcing safety measures should never take a back seat.
By MMH Staff · August 1, 2017
Walmart to expand use of hydrogen fuel cells in its distribution center material handling fleet by $80 million.
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2017
New research report suggests that because Amazon "will never stop innovating or taking risks," retailers continue to struggle to compete.

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