Material Handling & Logistics http://mhlnews.com/rss.xml en Health Issues Have Role in Driver Shortage http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/health-issues-have-role-driver-shortage <div class="node-body article-body">Around 21% of drivers say they are leaving their jobs dues to health issues, according to a recent survey by HireRight.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/health-issues-have-role-driver-shortage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/health-issues-have-role-driver-shortage#comments Labor Management News Fri, 27 May 2016 13:39:00 +0000 182981 at http://mhlnews.com New Container Weight Verification Rule Goes Into Effect July 1 http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/new-container-weight-verification-rule-goes-effect-july-1 <div class="node-body article-body">International Maritime Organization wants port State control authorities to take a “practical and pragmatic approach” when enforcing them, for a period of three months immediately following July 1 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/new-container-weight-verification-rule-goes-effect-july-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/new-container-weight-verification-rule-goes-effect-july-1#comments Transportation & Distribution News Thu, 26 May 2016 13:35:00 +0000 182941 at http://mhlnews.com Retail Inventory and Fulfillment Solution [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/retail-inventory-and-fulfillment-solution-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Manhattan Associates Inc. has announced new capabilities for its omni-channel Store Inventory & Fulfillment solution, which provides real-time views of inventory and enables cross-channel order processing and fulfillment from one mobile device.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/retail-inventory-and-fulfillment-solution-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/retail-inventory-and-fulfillment-solution-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Products Thu, 26 May 2016 13:30:00 +0000 182951 at http://mhlnews.com GM Moves Up in Supplier Relations Survey http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/gm-moves-supplier-relations-survey <div class="field-byline"> Laura Putre, IndustryWeek </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GM improved in five of six purchasing areas.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/gm-moves-supplier-relations-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/gm-moves-supplier-relations-survey#comments Global Supply Chain News Wed, 25 May 2016 13:41:00 +0000 182881 at http://mhlnews.com <p>General Motors plant</p> Getty Images SOLAS-Compliant Freight Forwarding Solution [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/solas-compliant-freight-forwarding-solution-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Kewill has teamed with INTTRA to introduce freight forwarding software capable of helping shippers comply with the new SOLAS Container Weight Verification requirement.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/solas-compliant-freight-forwarding-solution-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/solas-compliant-freight-forwarding-solution-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Products Wed, 25 May 2016 13:04:00 +0000 182921 at http://mhlnews.com Mitigating Supply Chain Risk is Getting Easier http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/mitigating-supply-chain-risk-getting-easier <div class="node-body article-body">Supply chain Issues such as deforestation, water risk and biodiversity loss can now be found via Big Data.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/mitigating-supply-chain-risk-getting-easier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/mitigating-supply-chain-risk-getting-easier#comments Global Supply Chain Tue, 24 May 2016 18:37:00 +0000 182861 at http://mhlnews.com Legal for Trade Hand Pallet Truck [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/legal-trade-hand-pallet-truck-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Lift-Rite has introduced a new legal for trade (LFT) hand pallet truck for large-scale delivery, distribution and pharmaceutical applications.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/legal-trade-hand-pallet-truck-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/legal-trade-hand-pallet-truck-new-products#comments New Products Transportation & Distribution Products Tue, 24 May 2016 13:18:00 +0000 182901 at http://mhlnews.com Shippers: Enjoy the Ride While It Lasts http://mhlnews.com/blog/shippers-enjoy-ride-while-it-lasts <div class="node-body blog-body">Conditions for shippers may have reached their peak, so take advantage of the favorable environment before it begins to taper off in the fall.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/shippers-enjoy-ride-while-it-lasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/shippers-enjoy-ride-while-it-lasts#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Tue, 24 May 2016 03:26:00 +0000 182841 at http://mhlnews.com Stretch Wrap System [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/stretch-wrap-system-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Millwood Inc. has introduced its Liberty Technologies Series 800 stretch wrap system, which can wrap more than 100 loads per hour.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/stretch-wrap-system-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/stretch-wrap-system-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Mon, 23 May 2016 12:47:00 +0000 182911 at http://mhlnews.com Enterprise Labeling Solution [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/enterprise-labeling-solution-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Loftware Inc. has announced Loftware Spectrum 2.8, a browser-based solution designed to meet complex, high volume customer and regulatory labeling requirements across global enterprises.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/enterprise-labeling-solution-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/enterprise-labeling-solution-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Technology & Automation Products Sun, 22 May 2016 13:17:00 +0000 182931 at http://mhlnews.com Top 10 Countries with Resilient Supply Chains http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/top-10-countries-resilient-supply-chains <div class="node-body gallery-body">Resilient supply chains give businesses a distinct advantage by protecting their operational integrity, revenue stream, market share and shareholder value, says FM Global. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/top-10-countries-resilient-supply-chains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/top-10-countries-resilient-supply-chains#comments Global Supply Chain Sat, 21 May 2016 02:15:00 +0000 182591 at http://mhlnews.com Poor US Infrastructure Could Cost $1.4 Trillion in 10 Years http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/poor-us-infrastructure-could-cost-14-trillion-10-years <div class="node-body article-body">Over the next decade, it will cost more than $3.3 trillion to keep up with repairs and replacements, but based on current funding levels, the nation will come up more than $1.4 trillion short.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/poor-us-infrastructure-could-cost-14-trillion-10-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/poor-us-infrastructure-could-cost-14-trillion-10-years#comments Transportation & Distribution News Fri, 20 May 2016 19:14:00 +0000 182801 at http://mhlnews.com Create a Seamless Supply Chain by Working with a 3PL http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/create-seamless-supply-chain-working-3pl <div class="field-byline"> Jamie Overley, CEO, East Coast Warehouse &amp; Distribution </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Visibility is a key factor in supply chain optimization, as shippers need a clear window into the process with the ability to track their containers in real-time.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/create-seamless-supply-chain-working-3pl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/create-seamless-supply-chain-working-3pl#comments Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Thu, 19 May 2016 19:37:00 +0000 182771 at http://mhlnews.com Online Order Fulfillment [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/online-order-fulfillment-new-products-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Dematic has introduced Dematic iQ 2.1, a real-time software automation platform for e-commerce and omni-channel retailers. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/online-order-fulfillment-new-products-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/online-order-fulfillment-new-products-0#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Thu, 19 May 2016 14:27:00 +0000 182711 at http://mhlnews.com California Tops List of Fastest Growing Prime Logistics Rents http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/california-tops-list-fastest-growing-prime-logistics-rents <div class="node-body article-body">Six of the top 10 markets with the fastest growing prime logistics rents globally were in the U.S., led by Oakland, Calif., with a nearly 30% gain. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/california-tops-list-fastest-growing-prime-logistics-rents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/california-tops-list-fastest-growing-prime-logistics-rents#comments Global Supply Chain News Thu, 19 May 2016 13:18:00 +0000 182691 at http://mhlnews.com Port of Oakland Self-closing Safety Gates [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/self-closing-safety-gates-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Kee Safety Inc. has introduced its OSHA-compliant Kee Gate self-closing safety gates to provide permanent hazard protection in industrial facilities.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/self-closing-safety-gates-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/self-closing-safety-gates-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Wed, 18 May 2016 15:28:00 +0000 182741 at http://mhlnews.com In-Transit Logger for Perishables [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/transit-logger-perishables-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">DeltaTrak's FlashLink Mini PDF In-Transit Loggers provide temperature monitoring of conditions during transport, storage and handling of any perishable product.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/transit-logger-perishables-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/transit-logger-perishables-new-products#comments New Products Transportation & Distribution Products Wed, 18 May 2016 15:07:00 +0000 182731 at http://mhlnews.com New Self-Driving Truck Company Started in Silicon Valley http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/new-self-driving-truck-company-started-silicon-valley <div class="node-body article-body">The company called Otto is comprised of 40 members which includes talent from Alphabet's Google, Apple and Tesla.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/new-self-driving-truck-company-started-silicon-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/new-self-driving-truck-company-started-silicon-valley#comments Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution News Wed, 18 May 2016 13:23:00 +0000 182641 at http://mhlnews.com Intelligent Collaboration Platform [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/intelligent-collaboration-platform-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">SAP Ariba has launched the latest release of Ariba Collaborative Supply Chain, an intelligent collaboration platform that enables companies to connect with partners and manage all of their direct materials procurement activities in one place.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/intelligent-collaboration-platform-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/intelligent-collaboration-platform-new-products#comments New Products Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Products Tue, 17 May 2016 13:43:00 +0000 182701 at http://mhlnews.com Port of Los Angeles Imports Up 4.7% for April http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/port-los-angeles-imports-47-april <div class="node-body article-body">Overall cargo volume for the first four months of 2016 has increased 8% compared to 2015.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/port-los-angeles-imports-47-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/port-los-angeles-imports-47-april#comments Transportation & Distribution News Tue, 17 May 2016 13:16:00 +0000 182611 at http://mhlnews.com Port of Los Angeles Unresolved Challenges Facing Many Truckload Carriers http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/unresolved-challenges-facing-many-truckload-carriers <div class="node-body article-body">Although most truckload irregular and dedicated fleets posted significant improvement in financial performance – with twice the number of irregular and nearly three times as many dedicated carriers reporting healthier operating ratios – those gains were driven almost exclusively by rate increases.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/unresolved-challenges-facing-many-truckload-carriers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/unresolved-challenges-facing-many-truckload-carriers#comments Transportation & Distribution News Mon, 16 May 2016 13:57:00 +0000 182571 at http://mhlnews.com Automatic Pallet Truck Conveyor System [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/automatic-pallet-truck-conveyor-system-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">SI Systems has introduced a Lo-Tow pallet truck in-floor conveyor system to help improve operator productivity and accuracy.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/automatic-pallet-truck-conveyor-system-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/automatic-pallet-truck-conveyor-system-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Technology & Automation Warehousing Products Mon, 16 May 2016 12:26:00 +0000 182681 at http://mhlnews.com Retail Imports Hit Near-Record Highs at US Ports http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/retail-imports-hit-near-record-highs-us-ports <div class="node-body article-body">Consumer spending is still growing but not as fast as in the past as buyers become more cautious.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/retail-imports-hit-near-record-highs-us-ports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/retail-imports-hit-near-record-highs-us-ports#comments Global Supply Chain News Mon, 16 May 2016 03:21:00 +0000 182541 at http://mhlnews.com 8 Reasons to Consider a Career in Logistics http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/8-reasons-consider-career-logistics <div class="node-body gallery-body">Because logistics is such a wide and varied industry, there are plenty of opportunities to specialize in certain sectors which increases an employee's potential for intricate knowledge and hiring desirability.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/8-reasons-consider-career-logistics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/8-reasons-consider-career-logistics#comments Labor Management Fri, 13 May 2016 14:37:00 +0000 182431 at http://mhlnews.com Last Mile Logistics Heats Up as Walmart Offers Two-Day Delivery Service http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/last-mile-logistics-heats-walmart-offers-two-day-delivery-service <div class="node-body article-body">“We can offer faster and more affordable shipping because we have a unique fulfillment network that includes new large scale fulfillment centers, stores, distribution centers and our transportation network,” Walmart said. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/last-mile-logistics-heats-walmart-offers-two-day-delivery-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/last-mile-logistics-heats-walmart-offers-two-day-delivery-service#comments Transportation & Distribution News Fri, 13 May 2016 12:18:00 +0000 182421 at http://mhlnews.com Sortation Keeps the Returned Beverage Bottle Model Alive http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/sortation-keeps-returned-beverage-bottle-model-alive <div class="node-body article-body">Vision-Tec opts for higher speed in its automated bottle handling and sortation systems.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/sortation-keeps-returned-beverage-bottle-model-alive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/sortation-keeps-returned-beverage-bottle-model-alive#comments Technology & Automation Thu, 12 May 2016 19:31:00 +0000 182231 at http://mhlnews.com Order Picking Cart [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/order-picking-cart-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Creform has developed an order picking cart that features two angled shelves and one horizontal shelf. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/order-picking-cart-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/order-picking-cart-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Warehousing Products Thu, 12 May 2016 15:54:00 +0000 182381 at http://mhlnews.com OSHA Finds that CSX Transportation Retaliated Against Whistleblower http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/osha-finds-csx-transportation-retaliated-against-whistleblower <div class="field-byline"> Ginger Christ, EHS Today </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OSHA found the company had acted in violation of the FRSA’s anti-retaliation language and ordered the rail carrier to pay punitive damages and attorney's fees to the worker and to take corrective action.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/osha-finds-csx-transportation-retaliated-against-whistleblower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/osha-finds-csx-transportation-retaliated-against-whistleblower#comments Labor Management News Thu, 12 May 2016 13:42:00 +0000 182361 at http://mhlnews.com Remote Wireless Controller for AGVs [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/remote-wireless-controller-agvs-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">AutoGuide has introduced a wireless pendant with remote route programing and diagnostics for its TV Series of automated guided vehicles (AGVs). </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/remote-wireless-controller-agvs-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/remote-wireless-controller-agvs-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Wed, 11 May 2016 14:53:00 +0000 182371 at http://mhlnews.com What Were the Top US Exports for 2015? http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/what-were-top-us-exports-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">American exports amounted to $1.51 trillion during 2015, up 1.5% since 2011 but down 7.1% from 2014.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/what-were-top-us-exports-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/what-were-top-us-exports-2015#comments Global Supply Chain Tue, 10 May 2016 17:53:00 +0000 182291 at http://mhlnews.com