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

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
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 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

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