E-commerce

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.
By Mike Levans · March 31, 2017
In case study after case study, interview after interview, and conversation after conversion, we’re learning that the impact of digital commerce and the subsequent challenge of omni-channel fulfillment is now cutting across every manufacturing and distribution market—and it’s putting increased pressure on all the major modes of transportation and the distribution center operations that keep well-managed supply chains fluid in this dynamic, digital world.
By MMH Staff · March 31, 2017
Chairman of CubiScan discuses the future of the industry.
By Jeff Berman · March 28, 2017
In a client research brief, entitled: “Measuring Up: Why Cubic Feet Matter,” CBRE explained that large occupiers are more efficiently using warehouse and cubic space, which is resulting in increased building clearance heights, and has in turn, made measurement of cubic feet, or the “third dimension,” that much more important.
By Josh Bond · March 23, 2017
Report outlines significant impact of e-commerce on the need for flexible packaging.
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By Admin · March 20, 2017
Modern has curated several feature stories for this special issue that neatly encapsulate the automation equipment, software and best practices that are revolutionizing fulfillment and making today’s dynamic e-commerce operations possible.

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