E-commerce

By Patrick Burnson · November 21, 2017
Oro, Inc., the creator of OroCommerce, a popular ecommerce platform designed for B2B merchants, today announced a global partnership with Bolloré Logistics, one of the world’s largest logistics and transportation providers
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By MMH Staff · November 9, 2017
Repurposing existing or closed retail space as hybrid retail/ distribution hubs streamlines fulfillment and gives consumers more control over the delivery or pickup of their orders.
By Jeff Berman · October 18, 2017
Chicago-based industrial real estate firm JLL said in its “First Look at Industrial” report for the third quarter of 2017 that market indicators continue to see significant increases. One example of this is for rent, which JLL said are being paced by a combination of an increase in warehouse and logistics absorption and “persistently low” market vacancy. Third quarter rents checked in at $5.40 per square foot, which JLL said is an all-time high.
By Sara Pearson Specter · October 10, 2017
Rugged industrial thermal printers target e-commerce and omni-channel retail fulfillment operations.
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 Sara Pearson Specter · September 4, 2017
The use of cubing and weighing equipment is growing beyond dimensional weight applications.
By MMH Staff · August 1, 2017
Move to expand innovation in areas such as e-commerce, robotics and track-and-trace technologies.
By Jeff Berman · July 24, 2017
The second Global Industrial & Logistics Prime Rents report issued last week by industrial real estate firm CBRE provided a positive, and ongoing, outlook for logistics rents. One of the report’s chief findings was the prime logistics rents in 70 major global markets rose by an average of 2.2% annually during the first quarter of 2017, which the firm said continues a run a “several quarters of growth.”
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2017
UPS executive offers up thoughts on e-commerce, delivery trends, and meeting customer expectations.
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By MMH Staff · June 8, 2017
The modular roller top belt was designed to solve a range of increasingly challenging transfer and diverting problems complicating operations in distribution centers.
By Michael Levans · June 6, 2017
Several years ago, executive editor Bob Trebilcock proposed a series of feature stories called The Big Picture—articles that would break out of our traditional equipment-centric and best practices coverage and focus on the broader role materials handling plays in driving larger company initiatives.
By Bridget McCrea · June 2, 2017
Here are five trends that every shipper­—and potential shipper—must watch as the demand for experienced logistics and supply chain professionals soars.
By Jeff Berman · May 31, 2017
Taking steps to expand its last-mile logistics network, freight transportation and logistics provider XPO Logistics announced that it has expanded its “Chicagoland” facility in Bollingbrook, Ill.
By Jeff Berman · May 31, 2017
While many key market themes remain intact as they relate to the industrial real estate market, there are also some apparent changes as well, according to the recent edition of CBRE’s state of the industrial real estate market, which continue to hit, or approach, all-time highs for certain benchmarks
By Jeff Berman · May 2, 2017
Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS and packaging services provider Sealed Air Corporation announced today they have opened up a Louisville, Kentucky-based Packaging Innovation Center. The facility is located on the UPS Supply Chain Solutions campus near the company’s WorldPort facility and the UPS Air Group’s global headquarters.

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