Materials Handling

By MMH Staff · July 31, 2017
From forklifts to mobile picking robots to automated last-mile delivery, new technologies will either perish or they will reshape the industry.
By MMH Staff · June 7, 2017
Toyota Material Handling North America seeks proposals from professors and researchers for next-generation materials handling technologies.
By MMH Staff · May 30, 2017
Perry Pabich becomes SVP of Whiting Corporation and its Whiting Services maintenance and inspection company.
By MMH Staff · May 17, 2017
Industrial engineering PhD student receives $2,500 scholarship.
By MMH Staff · May 3, 2017
SDI, Penn State’s Center for Supply Chain Research, University of Tennessee Knoxville, and Peerless Media co-sponsor awards program to recognize leaders who have transformed MRO from a cost of doing business to a strategic lever of competitiveness.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 13, 2017
Innovation, new business models and new alliances were on display at Promat. It’s a whole new world.
By Roberto Michel, Contributing Editor · April 6, 2017
Keynote panelists agreed it is time to embrace the shift to digital supply chains seen in MHI’s latest annual industry report, titled “Next-Generation Supply Chains: Digital, On-Demand and Always-On.”
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 3, 2017
With more than 900 exhibitors, a record number, there’s bound to be plenty of innovation and ideas on hand to help attendees “Solve for X” at the materials handling industry’s premier trade show and educational conference, sponsored by MHI.
By MMH Staff · March 22, 2017
Acquisition introduces packaging and scales to distributor's material handling offerings.
<p>This is a still from a 3D render of one of Bastian Solutions’ latest concepts, an automated guided vehicle (AGV) carrying a robot that picks product and builds mixed case pallets.</p> By Josh Bond · February 21, 2017
Combining the capabilities of integrators and forklift makers will pool expertise among manufacturing, designing and servicing a variety of intralogistics systems.
By MMH Staff · February 14, 2017
Valued at $35.3 billion in 2014, the market is projected to expand to $55.9 billion in five years.
By MMH Staff · January 19, 2017
New vertical carousel to combine logistics training with hands-on learning.
By MMH Staff · January 18, 2017
Economic improvement, renewed business confidence and business-friendly policy changes support positive investment momentum.
By MMH Staff · December 23, 2016
For all the political turmoil across the globe, 2016 was by all accounts very good for the supply chain, which saw acquisitions, investments, technological advancements and record growth.
By MMH Staff · December 20, 2016
Articulated robots are the largest segment, accounting for $12.97 billion following increasing usage in packaging and healthcare sectors. Food and beverage industry expected to post highest growth rate at 7%.

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