Material Handling & Logistics http://mhlnews.com/rss.xml en Strong Dollar Offsets Low Energy and Boosts Manufacturing Sector http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/strong-dollar-offsets-low-energy-and-boosts-manufacturing-sector <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The MAPI Foundation forecasts manufacturing production growth of 3.7% in 2015 and 3.6% in 2016. Manufacturing will continue to grow faster than the overall economy, which the MAPI Foundation anticipates will advance by 3.0% in 2015 and 2.7% in 2016.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/strong-dollar-offsets-low-energy-and-boosts-manufacturing-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/strong-dollar-offsets-low-energy-and-boosts-manufacturing-sector#comments Global Supply Chain News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:49:00 +0000 172261 at http://mhlnews.com Joern Pollex,Getty Images Material Handling & Logistics - March 2015 http://mhlnews.com/mhlnews/2015-03-27 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>Working Hard for the Money — MH&amp;L's exclusive 2015 Salary Survey reveals that job satisfaction for material handling and logistics professionals is climbing faster than the average salary.</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; "><em style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; "><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; ">In this issue,</strong></em> <strong>Working Hard for the Money</strong><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; "> </strong>&mdash;&nbsp;<em>MH&amp;L</em>&#39;s exclusive 2015 Salary Survey reveals that job satisfaction for material handling and logistics professionals is climbing faster than the average salary.</p> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; ">&nbsp;</div> <p style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; "><em style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; ">MH&amp;L&nbsp;</em>delivers thought-provoking, high-quality, fact-based editorial that supports the contemporary view of material handling and logistics as functions that support the bottom line and ultimately enhance an organization&rsquo;s profitability.&nbsp; Readers rely on&nbsp;<em style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; ">MH&amp;L</em>&nbsp;to learn about cutting-edge trends, new product innovations and best practices that help them work smarter, faster, safer and more.</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/labor-management/working-hard-money-mhls-2015-salary-survey">Working Hard for the Money: MH&amp;L&#039;s 2015 Salary Survey</a> <a href="/global-supply-chain/marriage-lean-and-supply-chain-analytics">The Marriage of Lean and Supply Chain Analytics</a> <a href="/technology-automation/auto-id-getting-comfortable-rfid-0">Auto ID: Getting Comfortable with RFID</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/mhlnews/2015-03-27" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 172251 at http://mhlnews.com Supply Chain Complexity Top Risk for Manufacturing Firms http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/supply-chain-complexity-top-risk-manufacturing-firms <div class="node-body article-body">More than three quarters of manufacturing firms (77%) report increasing supply chain complexity as the fastest growing risk in business continuity, with malicious attacks via the internet (68%) and increased regulatory scrutiny (58%) taking second and third place.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/supply-chain-complexity-top-risk-manufacturing-firms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/supply-chain-complexity-top-risk-manufacturing-firms#comments Global Supply Chain News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:50:00 +0000 171831 at http://mhlnews.com Load Tracking Device [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/load-tracking-device-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">MacroPoint has enhanced its ELD tracking service to allow logistics companies and shippers to remotely locate virtually any Class 8 vehicle on the road. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/load-tracking-device-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/load-tracking-device-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Products Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:21:00 +0000 172221 at http://mhlnews.com Product Authentication Solution [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/product-authentication-solution-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Applied DNA Sciences' digitalDNA product authentication software and services platform enables users’ business process controls and supply chain partner collaboration throughout the entire lifecycle of marking, validating and authenticating goods.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/product-authentication-solution-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/product-authentication-solution-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:49:00 +0000 172211 at http://mhlnews.com ProMat 2015: A Tale of Two Technologists and the Future of Material Handling http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/promat-2015-tale-two-technologists-and-future-material-handling <div class="node-body article-body">Apple’s Steve Wozniak and Google’s Renee Niemi offer their visions of where technology is leading the material handling and logistics industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/promat-2015-tale-two-technologists-and-future-material-handling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/promat-2015-tale-two-technologists-and-future-material-handling#comments ProMat Labor Management Technology & Automation News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:38:00 +0000 172241 at http://mhlnews.com CFOs Want More Time Off http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/cfos-want-more-time <div class="node-body article-body">19% of CFOs want more vacation days, according to new research from Accountemps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/cfos-want-more-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/cfos-want-more-time#comments Labor Management Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:08:00 +0000 171841 at http://mhlnews.com Why Is It So Hard to Find Good Help These Days? http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/why-it-so-hard-find-good-help-these-days <div class="node-body article-body">While it's not getting any easier to attract and retain talent, there's still hope for the future of the supply chain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/why-it-so-hard-find-good-help-these-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/why-it-so-hard-find-good-help-these-days#comments Labor Management Gold Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:24:00 +0000 172111 at http://mhlnews.com <p>Dave Blanchard<br /> <em>Editorial Director/<br /> Associate Publisher</em></p> Where Have All the Workers Gone? MH&L Salary Survey 2015 Comments http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/where-have-all-workers-gone-mhl-salary-survey-2015-comments <div class="node-body article-body">Finding and retaining talent is at the top of the wish-list for material handling and logistics professionals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/where-have-all-workers-gone-mhl-salary-survey-2015-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/where-have-all-workers-gone-mhl-salary-survey-2015-comments#comments Facilities Management Global Supply Chain Labor Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:30:00 +0000 171781 at http://mhlnews.com Wavebreakmedia Ltd / Thinkstock MH&L 2015 Salary Survey: A Closer Look at the Numbers http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/mhl-2015-salary-survey-closer-look-numbers <div class="node-body gallery-body">The average base salary for material handling and logistics managers is $86,085, according to the MH&L 2015 Salary Survey. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/mhl-2015-salary-survey-closer-look-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/mhl-2015-salary-survey-closer-look-numbers#comments Facilities Management Global Supply Chain Labor Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:16:00 +0000 171971 at http://mhlnews.com Tool Storage Solutions [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/tool-storage-solutions-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Sovella has expanded its Perfo-Stor line of tool storage systems to include perforated panels, which can be attached to either slotted uprights or directly to a wall.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/tool-storage-solutions-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/tool-storage-solutions-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Wed, 25 Mar 2015 01:51:00 +0000 172201 at http://mhlnews.com igus Triflex RSP Pneumatic Retraction System http://mhlnews.com/promat/igus-triflex-rsp-pneumatic-retraction-system <div class="node-body video-body">The system allows operators to keep cables out of the working area of their warehouse robots. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/promat/igus-triflex-rsp-pneumatic-retraction-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/promat/igus-triflex-rsp-pneumatic-retraction-system#comments ProMat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:11:00 +0000 172191 at http://mhlnews.com Yaskawa's World of Warehouse Robots http://mhlnews.com/promat/yaskawas-world-warehouse-robots <div class="node-body video-body">The company, widely known for its lines of AC drives and motion control products, is making a broad move into the packaging arena. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/promat/yaskawas-world-warehouse-robots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/promat/yaskawas-world-warehouse-robots#comments ProMat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:53:00 +0000 172181 at http://mhlnews.com The OPEX Perfect Pick http://mhlnews.com/promat/opex-perfect-pick <div class="node-body video-body">Perfect Pick’s “one touch” design is based on a single automated component – the iBOT.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/promat/opex-perfect-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/promat/opex-perfect-pick#comments ProMat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:45:00 +0000 172171 at http://mhlnews.com Westfalia's Warehouse Management Software http://mhlnews.com/promat/westfalias-warehouse-management-software <div class="node-body video-body">Westfalia’s Savanna.net is a new warehousing solution comprised of tightly integrated Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Warehouse Control System (WCS) software.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/promat/westfalias-warehouse-management-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/promat/westfalias-warehouse-management-software#comments ProMat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:34:00 +0000 172161 at http://mhlnews.com Raymond's New RadioShuttle http://mhlnews.com/promat/raymonds-new-radioshuttle <div class="node-body video-body">The RadioShuttle high density storage system allows for maximum use of warehouse space, maintains selectivity between all levels and increases operational efficiency. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/promat/raymonds-new-radioshuttle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/promat/raymonds-new-radioshuttle#comments ProMat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:25:00 +0000 172141 at http://mhlnews.com Hyster's "Think Customized" Approach http://mhlnews.com/promat/hysters-think-customized-approach <div class="node-body video-body">The Greenville, N.C. based company is asking customers to "think outside of the box" to increase efficiency. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/promat/hysters-think-customized-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/promat/hysters-think-customized-approach#comments ProMat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:07:00 +0000 172131 at http://mhlnews.com A Better Way to Manage Your Fleet http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/better-way-manage-your-fleet <div class="field-byline"> Alan Marder and Melinda Laake </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Integrating lift truck fleet management systems and labor management systems can help companies more effectively manage what’s measured.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/better-way-manage-your-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/better-way-manage-your-fleet#comments Transportation & Distribution Gold Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:35:00 +0000 172121 at http://mhlnews.com <p>An operator drives a reach-fork lift truck. In the foreground, fleet management software is ready for an operator to perform an automated operator checklist.</p> Dematic's Efficiency and Productivity Focus http://mhlnews.com/promat/dematics-efficiency-and-productivity-focus <div class="node-body video-body">Dematic is adding technology-based solutions to order fulfillment for cases, pieces and pallets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/promat/dematics-efficiency-and-productivity-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/promat/dematics-efficiency-and-productivity-focus#comments ProMat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:59:00 +0000 172101 at http://mhlnews.com Sealed Air's Packaging Products Bring Innovation, Sustainability http://mhlnews.com/promat/sealed-airs-packaging-products-bring-innovation-sustainability <div class="node-body video-body">Sealed Air is focusing on helping customers with dimensional weight solutions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/promat/sealed-airs-packaging-products-bring-innovation-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/promat/sealed-airs-packaging-products-bring-innovation-sustainability#comments ProMat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:36:00 +0000 172091 at http://mhlnews.com ProMat 2015: Schneider Electric Focuses on Optimizing Equipment Performance http://mhlnews.com/promat/promat-2015-schneider-electric-focuses-optimizing-equipment-performance <div class="node-body video-body">Schneider Electric is concentrating on helping users optimize the performance of their material handling equipment by using less energy while gaining more efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/promat/promat-2015-schneider-electric-focuses-optimizing-equipment-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/promat/promat-2015-schneider-electric-focuses-optimizing-equipment-performance#comments Facilities Management ProMat Technology & Automation Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:18:00 +0000 172081 at http://mhlnews.com Hamilton Caster Emphasizes Durability http://mhlnews.com/promat/hamilton-caster-emphasizes-durability <div class="node-body video-body">Hamilton says there's a reason it can talk about a "downtime-crushing" caster. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/promat/hamilton-caster-emphasizes-durability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/promat/hamilton-caster-emphasizes-durability#comments ProMat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:01:00 +0000 172071 at http://mhlnews.com Orbis Demonstrates New Reusable Plastic Totes http://mhlnews.com/promat/orbis-demonstrates-new-reusable-plastic-totes <div class="node-body video-body">Orbis says effective reusable plastic pallet program can reduce costs, drive sustainability and optimize supply chain operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/promat/orbis-demonstrates-new-reusable-plastic-totes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/promat/orbis-demonstrates-new-reusable-plastic-totes#comments ProMat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:38:00 +0000 172061 at http://mhlnews.com Big Joe Makes Big Impact With AC-Powered Forklifts http://mhlnews.com/promat/big-joe-makes-big-impact-ac-powered-forklifts <div class="node-body video-body">With so much changing in distribution, Big Joe has been busy developing a new breed of lean equipment to meet material handling needs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/promat/big-joe-makes-big-impact-ac-powered-forklifts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/promat/big-joe-makes-big-impact-ac-powered-forklifts#comments ProMat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:11:00 +0000 172051 at http://mhlnews.com Major Bipartisan Rail Reform Bill Introduced in the Senate http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/major-bipartisan-rail-reform-bill-introduced-senate <div class="node-body article-body">Shippers and manufacturers in a broad range of industry segments have sought rail regulatory reform for decades, and at long last it might actually happen.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/major-bipartisan-rail-reform-bill-introduced-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/major-bipartisan-rail-reform-bill-introduced-senate#comments Transportation & Distribution News Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:04:00 +0000 172041 at http://mhlnews.com Bruce Bennett / Getty Images Denso Adds New Function to QR Codes http://mhlnews.com/promat/denso-adds-new-function-qr-codes <div class="node-body video-body">The company, which invented the QR code, is demonstrating a new series of readers and code display types that have wide use in the material handling industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/promat/denso-adds-new-function-qr-codes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/promat/denso-adds-new-function-qr-codes#comments ProMat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 03:32:00 +0000 172031 at http://mhlnews.com UniCarriers Proud of Forklift Innovation http://mhlnews.com/promat/unicarriers-proud-forklift-innovation <div class="node-body video-body">UniCarriers is combining TCM & Nissan forklift brands into a single message of reliability and innovation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/promat/unicarriers-proud-forklift-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/promat/unicarriers-proud-forklift-innovation#comments ProMat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 03:13:00 +0000 172021 at http://mhlnews.com Ryson's Vertical Conveying Systems http://mhlnews.com/promat/rysons-vertical-conveying-systems <div class="node-body video-body">The maker of Ryson Spirals says its products need less floor space and give users big advantages in reliability and speed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/promat/rysons-vertical-conveying-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/promat/rysons-vertical-conveying-systems#comments ProMat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:58:00 +0000 172011 at http://mhlnews.com Intelligrated Showcases One-Level Shuttle http://mhlnews.com/promat/intelligrated-showcases-one-level-shuttle <div class="node-body video-body">Automated material handling solutions supplier details its latest system to optimize order fulfillment processes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/promat/intelligrated-showcases-one-level-shuttle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/promat/intelligrated-showcases-one-level-shuttle#comments ProMat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:39:00 +0000 172001 at http://mhlnews.com Emergency Response: Case Studies in Savings http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/emergency-response-case-studies-savings <div class="field-deck"> Equipment downtime is lost time…and lost money. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Some industrial equipment experts believe downtime costs in businesses reliant on heavy equipment can equal 1 to 3 percent of annual revenue &mdash; which can translate into 30 to 40 percent of profits. 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