Tom Andel

Editor-in-Chief, Material Handling & Logistics

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 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 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
in Chain of Thought 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
in Chain of Thought 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
in Chain of Thought 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
in Chain of Thought 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
in Chain of Thought Sep 17, 2014

Do Morons Make the Manager?

A 60s-era business prophecy could be the key to logistics career success....More
in Chain of Thought 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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in Chain of Thought 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
in Chain of Thought Aug 27, 2014

At Witt’s End: A New Beginning

When work becomes your dream job, Labor Day becomes Christmas....More
in Chain of Thought 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

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