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By MMH Staff · January 25, 2018
How to prepare service practices to achieve the best maintenance benefits provided by greater connectivity.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 25, 2018
The future of supply chain was on display at MIT’s annual student night
By Mike Regan · January 25, 2018
I began to refer to what was coming down the pike in the transportation marketplace as “The Perfect Storm” in early 2017. But I’ve realized that term may have become so common now that we’ve lost perspective on what’s really happening. So, realistically, a better word for our current situation might be a full-fledged Frankenstorm.
By Patrick Burnson · January 23, 2018
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility, moving forward on a project within the Harbor District that will expedite the movement of cargo while mitigating its impact on the environment.
By Gary Forger · January 23, 2018
An evolution in mobile navigation underway.
By Kevin Zweier · January 18, 2018
The transportation industry is focused on competition from the likes of Uber Eats, DoorDash, Roadie and Zifty, but we should be paying close attention to what’s occurring in the electric vehicle sphere.
By Josh Bond · January 17, 2018
Electric equipment continues to displace its internal combustion counterparts—even up to 92,000-pound capacities—and offers benefits far beyond energy costs. Benefits of Electric lift trucks. Buying electric forklifts, hyster forklifts
By Jeff Berman · January 16, 2018
For more than a while, we have seen slow and steady economic improvements that have manifested themselves in many ways through things like improving retail sales, United States-bound imports, modal volume, and some signs of sustained GDP growth. Now, take those factors and consider what is happening in trucking, with things like the recently implemented electronic logging device mandate, still-tight capacity coupled with increased demand, the ongoing difficulty regarding hiring and retaining truck drivers, and carriers now having the upper hand on the pricing side, and it creates a whole host of market pressures, some good and some not so good, depending on which side of the shipper-carrier fence you reside on.
By Patrick Burnson · January 10, 2018
Oakland broke two more records in 2017 with 919,523 loaded import containers and 1.85 million combined imports and exports. The port said import growth drove its record performance.
By MMH Staff · January 10, 2018
Depending on your application, vertical labels can improve productivity, accuracy and consistency.
By Jeff Berman · January 10, 2018
While the 2017 holidays are in the rear view mirror, that does not mean that it has gotten up and gone away. How? Well, in the supply chain management world we live in, it really comes down to two simple words: reverse logistics.
By MMH Staff · January 5, 2018
A thorough and ongoing analysis of processes can identify plenty of opportunities to boost warehouse efficiency.
By Jeff Berman · January 2, 2018
It is hard to believe that the time has come for another look back at a completed year. To be honest, and I know it sounds somewhat cliché, 2017 seriously flew by, or so it seems. There are different reasons why it feels that way, of course, but this year, in some ways, feels like a pivot, or transitional type of year on some fronts.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 28, 2017
Congress and the administration talk about boosting industrial production and manufacturing jobs. But new analysis suggests that we’re already at peak levels.
By Patrick Burnson · December 20, 2017
Fortunately for logistics managers reliant on campaign promises, existing plans for port improvements will not be curtailed.

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