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

in Chain of Thought 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
in Chain of Thought 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
in Chain of Thought 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
in Chain of Thought 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
in Chain of Thought 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
in Chain of Thought 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
in Chain of Thought 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
in Chain of Thought Jun 19, 2014

Logistic Pros Find Alternative Power: Their Own.

Executives in the private sector are learning to rely more on their own resources than wait for a jump-start from Washington....More
in Chain of Thought Jun 15, 2014

Forget Babies, Politicians Should Kiss Forklifts

Forklifts can be as important to politicians as they are to material handlers on the front lines of industry and our national defense....More
in Chain of Thought Jun 05, 2014

Supply Chain Safety Shouldn’t be Newsworthy

A truck driver’s career-long accident-free record made front-page news today. If only safety were routine....More

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