Energy

By Josh Bond · October 8, 2018
The right tools and practices can ensure a fleet is efficiently consuming power instead of recklessly eating into profits.
By Derik Andreoli, director of economic analysis and forecasting at Mercator International, LLC · May 4, 2018
Oil prices will continue to face upward pressure, and—perhaps even more importantly—oil prices will become even more sensitive to geopolitical disruptions. Oil and Gas Trends 2018, Energy Prices 2018, Supply Chain Fuel rates, Trucking Fuel
By Josh Bond · April 12, 2018
Manufacturer uses display-ready, shared half pallets to eliminate product damage and customer complaints.
By Jeff Berman · April 9, 2018
Earlier this month, Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Breakthrough Fuel, an energy management company focused on helping shippers gain transparency and “remove distortion from their transportation supply chains,” announced it has rolled out a new transportation and logistics-focused consulting service, entitled Breakthrough Supply Chain. Sustainability in the supply chain, Breakthough Fuel announce new service, Transportation and Logistic services
By MMH Staff · August 16, 2017
Villa brings more than 20 years of automation experience in sales management and global business management roles in Brazil, Mexico and the United States.
By MMH Staff · August 10, 2017
Expansion enables two-day shipping of MaxLite products nationwide.
By Josh Bond · June 6, 2017
Designed to keep stored goods above freezing in harsh winters, the insulated warehouse supports a three-year project.
By MMH Staff · May 8, 2017
Modern Materials Handling editors sat down with Andrew Winston, Author and founder of Winston Eco-Strategies. He has 25 years of experience working with executives to understand how managing environmental and social issues creates business value.
By Josh Bond · March 31, 2017
LED fixtures replace fluorescent and metal halide throughout warehouse, offices and exteriors.
By Chris Lewis · December 15, 2016
Although battery maintenance is an issue for a majority of fleet managers, a variety of best practices and solutions can now be implemented quickly.
By Josh Bond · December 14, 2016
LEED-certified building can now adjust the sizes and temperatures of storage spaces.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 14, 2016
Specialty outdoor retailer REI’s new distribution center brings together the next generation of materials handling and sustainability into one facility. Renewable energy powered distribution center. REI Sustainability
By Mike Levans · December 13, 2016
I find it inspiring when our System Report focuses on an organization that “walks it like it talks it,” especially when its aspirational mission is truly reflected in its actions, its operations, and its overall business strategy.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 13, 2016
REI’s new Arizona LEED Platinum, Net Zero Energy facility brings together two automation technologies to manage store replenishment and e-commerce fulfillment at the same workstation.
By Derik Andreoli · November 2, 2016
Over the last 20 years, the volume of oil consumed per unit of real GDP has contracted on a very consistent basis; consequently, the global economy could grow at more than 2% per year without oil demand rising. Meanwhile shale oil producers—the world’s swing producers—are increasing well productivity at double-digit rates.

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