Material Handling & Logistics http://mhlnews.com/rss.xml en Consumer Preferences During Thanksgiving Shopping http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/consumer-preferences-during-thanksgiving-shopping <div class="node-body article-body">Millennials (ages 18 – 34) continue to drive the increase in shopping during Thanksgiving Weekend. Eight in 10 shopped over the weekend, of which 25-34-year olds shopped the most in store (56%) and online (62%).</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/consumer-preferences-during-thanksgiving-shopping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/consumer-preferences-during-thanksgiving-shopping#comments Global Supply Chain News Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:27:00 +0000 187681 at http://mhlnews.com Getty Images Logistics Industry in the US -- Dossier http://mhlnews.com/datasheet/logistics-industry-us-dossier <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/logistics-industry-us-dossier" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://mhlnews.com/site-files/mhlnews.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/logistics-industry.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">This dossier presents graphs and tables about the U.S. logistics industry. It gives rankings of the leading logistics companies and outlines freight volumes handled by air, land, and sea gateways.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/datasheet/logistics-industry-us-dossier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MH&L Industry Reports Gold Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:58:00 +0000 187671 at http://mhlnews.com Case Study: Robotic Palletizer Boosts Production, Prevents Injuries http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/case-study-robotic-palletizer-boosts-production-prevents-injuries <div class="field-byline"> IW Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In an effort to increase both production and quality, and cut down on straining employee injuries, an Oklahoma-based hand tools and chemical products manufacturer turned to robots to help with their lines.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/case-study-robotic-palletizer-boosts-production-prevents-injuries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/case-study-robotic-palletizer-boosts-production-prevents-injuries#comments Facilities Management MH&L Wire Transportation & Distribution Warehousing News Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:22:00 +0000 187341 at http://mhlnews.com Manufacturing Up, Best Pace in Five Months http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/manufacturing-best-pace-five-months <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Institute for Supply Management’s index showed that factories waited longer for materials to be delivered, a sign of strengthening demand.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/manufacturing-best-pace-five-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/manufacturing-best-pace-five-months#comments Global Supply Chain News Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:01:00 +0000 187301 at http://mhlnews.com Getty Images High-Capacity Lift Trucks [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-capacity-lift-trucks-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota Industrial Equipment has introduced new THD High-Capacity lift trucks that can handle loads from 80,000 pounds up to 125,000 pounds. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-capacity-lift-trucks-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-capacity-lift-trucks-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Products Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:46:00 +0000 187281 at http://mhlnews.com Forklift Engine Protection System [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-engine-protection-system-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Keytroller has introduced Engine-Saver, an advanced equipment engine protection system that monitors critical forklift engine functions and warns an operator of critical issues prior to the onset of engine damage and failure.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-engine-protection-system-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-engine-protection-system-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Technology & Automation Products Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:25:00 +0000 187271 at http://mhlnews.com Smart Bin Systems for Benchtop Use [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/smart-bin-systems-benchtop-use-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Apex Supply Chain Technologies has introduced the ACTYLUS 8100 and 8200 smart bin systems, which enable operations with assembly and compact manufacturing cells to use replenishment automation to ensure bin supplies never run out.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/smart-bin-systems-benchtop-use-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/smart-bin-systems-benchtop-use-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Technology & Automation Products Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:38:00 +0000 187251 at http://mhlnews.com Transport Policy Pick Chao Gets Conservatives’ Praise, Labor Criticism http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/transport-policy-pick-chao-gets-conservatives-praise-labor-criticism <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Elaine Chao, a former U.S. labor secretary who antagonized unions and cheered conservatives, was tapped by Trump to lead the government’s transportation policy.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/transport-policy-pick-chao-gets-conservatives-praise-labor-criticism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/transport-policy-pick-chao-gets-conservatives-praise-labor-criticism#comments Transportation & Distribution News Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:25:00 +0000 187241 at http://mhlnews.com Conveyor that Merges, Diverts and Aligns Products [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/conveyor-merges-diverts-and-aligns-products-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Dorner Manufacturing’s new 3200 Series conveyor with Intralox Activated Roller Belt (ARB) Technology is suitable for moving boxes and packages in merging, diverting and aligning applications.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/conveyor-merges-diverts-and-aligns-products-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/conveyor-merges-diverts-and-aligns-products-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:00:00 +0000 187261 at http://mhlnews.com Cyber Monday Barely Hangs on as Biggest Online Spending Day http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/cyber-monday-barely-hangs-biggest-online-spending-day <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cyber Monday sales rose 12% to a record $3.45 billion, however Black Friday almost caught up, with $3.34 billion spent online, a gain of 21.6% from a year ago. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/cyber-monday-barely-hangs-biggest-online-spending-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/cyber-monday-barely-hangs-biggest-online-spending-day#comments Global Supply Chain News Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:46:00 +0000 187231 at http://mhlnews.com Parcel Shipping to Increase 20% by 2018 http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/parcel-shipping-increase-20-2018 <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. is the largest parcel shipping market with more than 11.8 billion parcels shipped and $85 billion spent in 2015. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/parcel-shipping-increase-20-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/parcel-shipping-increase-20-2018#comments Transportation & Distribution News Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:53:00 +0000 187221 at http://mhlnews.com Black Friday Lift Stifled by Bargain Hunters http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/black-friday-lift-stifled-bargain-hunters <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Though the number of shoppers grew over the weekend, the average amount they spent fell 3.5% to $289.19, including both online and offline purchases, the National Retail Federation found.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/black-friday-lift-stifled-bargain-hunters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/black-friday-lift-stifled-bargain-hunters#comments Global Supply Chain News Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:00:00 +0000 187211 at http://mhlnews.com Forklift Plush Toy and Coloring Book [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-plush-toy-and-coloring-book-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Two new items are available in the Frankie Forklift series: a coloring book that introduces 18 characters as well as a Frankie Forklift plush toy.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-plush-toy-and-coloring-book-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-plush-toy-and-coloring-book-new-products#comments New Products Products Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:31:00 +0000 187291 at http://mhlnews.com Court Blocks Federal Overtime Rule, Effectively Killing It http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/court-blocks-federal-overtime-rule-effectively-killing-it <div class="node-body article-body">Employers argued the new regulation would negatively impact workers and the economy.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/court-blocks-federal-overtime-rule-effectively-killing-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/court-blocks-federal-overtime-rule-effectively-killing-it#comments Labor Management News Mon, 28 Nov 2016 01:57:00 +0000 187201 at http://mhlnews.com Unconventional Interview Techniques Can Measure Cultural Fit http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/unconventional-interview-techniques-can-measure-cultural-fit <div class="field-byline"> Dan Charney </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s vital to be able to recognize a strong fit for your company.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/unconventional-interview-techniques-can-measure-cultural-fit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/unconventional-interview-techniques-can-measure-cultural-fit#comments Labor Management Sat, 26 Nov 2016 03:54:00 +0000 187191 at http://mhlnews.com How to Deal with Cyber Risk in Advanced Manufacturing http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-deal-cyber-risk-advanced-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The accelerating pace of change in manufacturing technology is expected to have a dramatic impact on the breadth and complexity of the cyber risks manufacturers will need to address over the next decade.</p></div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-deal-cyber-risk-advanced-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-deal-cyber-risk-advanced-manufacturing#comments Global Supply Chain News Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:17:00 +0000 187181 at http://mhlnews.com Pilot Strike May Hurt Amazon’s Air Operation During Holidays http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/pilot-strike-may-hurt-amazon-s-air-operation-during-holidays <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Air Transport Services Group Inc. went on strike to protest alleged staffing shortages at the cargo carrier, threatening to ground flights for Amazon.com Inc. and DHL Worldwide Express.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/pilot-strike-may-hurt-amazon-s-air-operation-during-holidays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/pilot-strike-may-hurt-amazon-s-air-operation-during-holidays#comments Labor Management Transportation & Distribution News Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:52:00 +0000 187171 at http://mhlnews.com Wal-Mart Tackles Food Safety with Trial of Blockchain http://mhlnews.com/blockchain <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the blockchain, Wal-Mart will be able to obtain crucial data from a single receipt, including suppliers, details on how and where food was grown and who inspected it. The database extends information from the pallet to the individual package.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blockchain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blockchain#comments Global Supply Chain News Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:38:00 +0000 187161 at http://mhlnews.com Avoid Trouble by Creating and Enforcing an Effective Sexual Harassment Policy http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/avoid-trouble-creating-and-enforcing-effective-sexual-harassment-policy <div class="node-body article-body">The policy also should stress to employees there will be no retaliation for complaints made in good faith.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/avoid-trouble-creating-and-enforcing-effective-sexual-harassment-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/avoid-trouble-creating-and-enforcing-effective-sexual-harassment-policy#comments Labor Management Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:23:00 +0000 187151 at http://mhlnews.com Anti-Human Trafficking Compliance Moving into Supply Chain http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/anti-human-trafficking-compliance-moving-supply-chain <div class="node-body article-body">“Taking no action may increase the risk of being targeted for human trafficking violations and subjected to legal action,” a new report from Deloitte concludes.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/anti-human-trafficking-compliance-moving-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/anti-human-trafficking-compliance-moving-supply-chain#comments Global Supply Chain News Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:11:00 +0000 187141 at http://mhlnews.com Truckers Getting Largest Pay Raise in US http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/truckers-getting-largest-pay-raise-us <div class="node-body article-body">“Truck drivers haven’t yet been replaced by machines, and they are in very high demand,” said Andrew Chamberlain of Glassdoor.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/truckers-getting-largest-pay-raise-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/truckers-getting-largest-pay-raise-us#comments Labor Management News Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:06:00 +0000 187131 at http://mhlnews.com 'Blood Gold' Slips through the Supply Chain http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/blood-gold-slips-through-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite efforts by companies including Apple and GM, experts say illegal gold slips through the system.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/blood-gold-slips-through-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/blood-gold-slips-through-supply-chain#comments Global Supply Chain News Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:20:00 +0000 187081 at http://mhlnews.com Carton Packaging Solution that Eliminates Outer Boxes [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/carton-packaging-solution-eliminates-outer-boxes-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Sealed Air Corp. has launched its StealthWrap ultra durable cartoning solution, a patented micro-layer, opaque cartoning alternative which allows primary package cartons to be protected for transit without the need for outer boxes or additional packaging materials.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/carton-packaging-solution-eliminates-outer-boxes-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/carton-packaging-solution-eliminates-outer-boxes-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Technology & Automation Products Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:30:00 +0000 187101 at http://mhlnews.com The US Industries Most At Risk In A Trade War With China http://mhlnews.com/powered-vehicles/us-industries-most-risk-trade-war-china <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. and global economy has reacted in mixed fashion since the election of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States. One of the most significant potential fallouts though, is a trade war with China.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/powered-vehicles/us-industries-most-risk-trade-war-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/powered-vehicles/us-industries-most-risk-trade-war-china#comments Facilities Management Labor Management Powered Vehicles Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution News Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:23:00 +0000 187071 at http://mhlnews.com Paying People to Be Healthy Might Not be Working http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/paying-people-be-healthy-might-not-be-working <div class="node-body article-body">“Participation in wellness programs is notoriously low, and financial incentives have led to only modest employee and dependent uptake. Some employees see the programs as intrusive or a waste of time and resources."</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/paying-people-be-healthy-might-not-be-working" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/paying-people-be-healthy-might-not-be-working#comments Labor Management News Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:18:00 +0000 187061 at http://mhlnews.com Multi Smart Camera Vision System [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/multi-smart-camera-vision-system-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Cognex Corp. has introduced the In-Sight VC200 series, a family of multi smart camera vision systems.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/multi-smart-camera-vision-system-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/multi-smart-camera-vision-system-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:38:00 +0000 187111 at http://mhlnews.com Automated Lift Truck [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/automated-lift-truck-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">The Raymond Corp., in collaboration with Seegrid Corp., has introduced the Raymond Courier 3020 tow tractor automated lift truck.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/automated-lift-truck-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/automated-lift-truck-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Technology & Automation Products Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:24:00 +0000 187051 at http://mhlnews.com Special Report: The Changing Face of the Supply Chain Workforce http://mhlnews.com/datasheet/special-report-changing-face-supply-chain-workforce <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/special-report-changing-face-supply-chain-workforce" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://mhlnews.com/site-files/mhlnews.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/Workforce_Promo.gif" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">Supply chain talent is becoming ever more difficult to find and develop, so this new ebook offers no-nonsense tips and strategies to help managers overcome the talent crunch. Employees today want to feel they’re making a real difference in their companies, so learn how to make your company the type of organization people will want to work for. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/datasheet/special-report-changing-face-supply-chain-workforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MH&L Industry Reports Labor Management Gold Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:31:00 +0000 187031 at http://mhlnews.com Dirty Linen: A Bed Sheets Scandal is Roiling the Cotton Industry http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/dirty-linen-bed-sheets-scandal-roiling-cotton-industry <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Turns out that major American retailers, including Target and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., have been selling premium-priced sheets purportedly made of Egyptian cotton -- a byword for luxury in linens -- but that may in reality be woven with lower-quality cotton blends.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/dirty-linen-bed-sheets-scandal-roiling-cotton-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/dirty-linen-bed-sheets-scandal-roiling-cotton-industry#comments Global Supply Chain News Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:47:00 +0000 187041 at http://mhlnews.com Inflate on Demand Protective Packaging [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/inflate-demand-protective-packaging-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Automated Packaging Systems has introduced a new AirPouch FastWrap High Loft protective packaging material with extra tall cellular cushions.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/inflate-demand-protective-packaging-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/inflate-demand-protective-packaging-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:43:00 +0000 187121 at http://mhlnews.com