Materials handling: Meller receives Reed-Apple Award at MHIA meetings

Becomes 19th recipient in the past 30 years
By Bob Trebilcock, Executive Editor
October 05, 2010 - MMH Editorial

Palm Springs, Calif.: Dr. Russell D. Meller received the MHEFI Reed-Apple Award on Tuesday at the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) fall meetings.

Established to memorialize material handling education pioneers Dr. Jim Apple, Sr., of Georgia Tech and Dr. Rudy Reed of Purdue, the Reed-Apple Award recognizes outstanding individuals for their contributions, dedication and service to the material handling logistics field and for the support of the Material Handling Education Foundation (MHEFI).

Meller, who is the Hefley Professor of Logistics & Entrepreneurship in the University of Arkansas’ Department of Industrial Engineering and the director of the NSF-sponsored Center or Engineering, Logistics & Distribution, is only the 19th recipient of the award over the past 30 years.

“In the 18 years since he received his PhD from the University of Michigan, Russ Meller has distinguished himself as an educator, counselor, writer with an unmatched number of publications, patent holder, consultant and innovator,” said John Hill, the MHIA governor who presented the award. “We look forward to your continuing contribution and guidance for many years to come.”



About the Author

Bob Trebilcock
Executive Editor

Bob Trebilcock, executive editor, has covered materials handling, technology and supply chain topics for Modern Materials Handling since 1984. More recently, Trebilcock became editorial director of Supply Chain Management Review. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. He can be reached at 603-357-0484.


Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world's most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Supply chain visibility is the Holy Grail for warehouses and distribution centers where the fast and efficient movement of goods is the solution to satisfying customer demand. This is especially true for the 68% of companies which are not satisfied with material movement efficiency from source to destination. These companies are seeking new ways to get the right goods to the right place at the right time. They are finding that change, complexity, compliance, competition, and connectivity are leading to further confusion.

Instead of ignoring a forklift fleet and its associated costs, asking the right questions can lead to substantial savings.

This white paper outlines five ways to increase profits with automation. By implementing automated storage and retrieval equipment-such as horizontal carousels, vertical carousels and vertical lift modules, multiple areas of a manufacturing or distribution facility will benefit from savings in inventory accessibility, floor space, time, improved ergonomics and better accuracy.

Citing difficult winter weather, executives anticipate the release of pent-up demand.

First edition takes place in Nairobi, Kenya, Sept. 9-12, 2014.

About the Author

Bob Trebilcock, executive editor, has covered materials handling, technology and supply chain topics for Modern Materials Handling since 1984. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. Contact Bob Trebilcock.

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA