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Aug 27, 2014

At Witt’s End: A New Beginning

When work becomes your dream job, Labor Day becomes Christmas....More
Aug 20, 2014

Not Employing the “Differently Abled” is a Huge Disability

If people with mental and physical challenges are outside your field of vision when looking for talent, your blindness is disabling....More
Aug 14, 2014

Beware the Dangers of Forklift Certification

If you’re looking to hire an aspiring forklift operator and he shows you his “license”—look out....More
Aug 07, 2014

Prevent the Horrors a Fire Marshal Sees

You don’t need a fire for a fire marshal to be in your face. All you need is a forklift and a poorly trained operator....More
Jul 31, 2014

Exploring the Dollar Density of Space

Industries serving the aerospace industry must master space utilization, not only in their supply chains, but inside the skulls of future engineers....More
Jul 25, 2014

Dog Days of Summer Continue: Higher Costs, Fewer Trucks

The winter storms are but a distant memory now, but their impact on the logistics industry continues to be felt throughout the heat of the summer....More
Jul 24, 2014

Going Fork-Free Without Stabbing Yourself in the Back

Tugging carts of parts through assembly can be a pain-free way to go forklift-free....More
Jul 21, 2014

Revolutionary vs. Radical Change in Industrial Trucks

Automated guided vehicle synchronization is revolutionary. Forklifts lifting forklifts is radical. Knowing the difference can keep you out of trouble....More
Jul 15, 2014

Tracy Morgan vs. Walmart Dustup Re-Ignites Hours-of-Service

This case and another involving combustible dust show why logistics can be a lawyers’ paradise....More
Jul 10, 2014

Truck Drivin’ Trucks

Truck drivers remain in scant supply throughout the U.S., with a projected shortage of more than 200,000 over the next decade if the situation doesn'....More
Jul 09, 2014

You Don’t Have to be Road Kill in the Logistics Capacity Race

The capacity crunch in warehousing and transportation is an opportunity for shippers and service providers to help each other ride it out....More
Jul 02, 2014

Selling What Makes Logistics Sexy

While many companies struggle to fill a logistics talent gap, some show a talent for talent attraction....More
Jul 01, 2014

Sunny Skies Don’t Help Much as Capacity Storm Looms

Good weather isn't providing the kind of boost people were hoping for, as trucking capacity remains extremely tight....More
Jun 26, 2014

Your Presence is Your Most Powerful Statement

Orientation meetings shouldn’t end on an employee’s first day. Managers should regularly reorient themselves with employees—face-to-face....More
Jun 23, 2014

Industry Tries Driving another Stake through 100% Cargo Scanning

Like a biennial vampire, the lifeless mandate of 100% cargo scanning gets resurrected only to be reburied for another two years....More
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Editor-in-Chief Tom Andel oversees the strategic development of MH&L and, bringing 30+ years of thought leadership and award winning coverage of supply chain, manufacturing logistics...

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During his career Dave Blanchard has led the editorial management of many of Penton Media’s best-known brands, including the company’s flagship title, IndustryWeek, as well as Logistics...
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