Tom Andel

Editor-in-Chief, Material Handling & Logistics

Editor-in-Chief Tom Andel oversees the strategic development of MH&L and MHLnews.com, bringing 30+ years of thought leadership and award winning coverage of supply chain, manufacturing logistics and material handling. He has served in various editorial capacities
at other industry titles including Transportation & Distribution, Material Handling Engineering, Material Handling Management, (predecessors to MH&L), as well as Logistics Management and Modern Materials Handling. Andel is a three-time finalist in the Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Awards, the most respected editorial award in B2B trade publishing, and a graduate of Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University.

Posts by Tom Andel

Oct 29, 2014

Cultivating Logistics Talent in the Underground

Rogers Sporting Goods is growing its e-commerce business serving outdoor enthusiasts from cavernous spaces under Kansas City....More
Oct 23, 2014

Weather and Politics Mix in an Air Freight Situation Room

The UPS Worldport air freight hub thrives on Big Data. The bigger the better. Bring on the fire-hose....More
Oct 17, 2014

Big Data Plagued by Big Fears

The price of information technology is falling but many fear they can’t afford its cost....More
Oct 14, 2014

KISS Logistics (Keep Inventory Simple Stupid)

Omni-channel complexity makes it hard to find simple answers. Maybe the answer lies in asking simple questions....More
Oct 08, 2014

Logistics Pros Connect to Generate Competitive Power

Leaders in the materials handling industry gathered at a luxurious San Diego resort this week to make themselves more comfortable about their future....More
Oct 01, 2014

China Gives Workers a Piece of Its Mind

Robotics and 3-D printing are making great strides in China—but could it be at the expense of workers’ rights?....More
Sep 24, 2014

Watch for Sensor-Assisted Boomers

There are millions to be made by turning supply chains into life support systems for kids of the Greatest Generation....More
Sep 17, 2014

Do Morons Make the Manager?

A 60s-era business prophecy could be the key to logistics career success....More
Sep 10, 2014

Forklifts and Cranes Have Power to Make or Take Livelihoods

Training is the bridge between material handling problems and solutions. Accidents happen when that bridge is out....More
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Sep 03, 2014

Nuclear waste that Handles Nuclear Waste

Automated guided vehicles dedicated to carrying nuclear waste out of reactors for disposal will eventually suffer the same fate....More

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