Material Handling & Logistics http://mhlnews.com/rss.xml en 34-Hour Restart Suspended by Budget Bill http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/34-hour-restart-suspended-budget-bill <div class="node-body article-body">The 34-hour restart provision of the Hours-of-Service rules for truck drivers have been suspended, thanks to an amendment in the recent budget legislation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/34-hour-restart-suspended-budget-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/34-hour-restart-suspended-budget-bill#comments Labor Management Transportation & Distribution News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:31:00 +0000 170191 at http://mhlnews.com David McNew / Getty Images Four Supply Chain Strategies for a Low-interest Lending Environment http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/four-supply-chain-strategies-low-interest-lending-environment <div class="field-byline"> Tom Wrobleski, Chainalytics </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> With expectations of a potential 20% to 40% increase in the cost of short-term borrowing by the end of 2015, the window of opportunity is quickly closing for those who want to rebuild their operational and logistical muscle mass to stay in peak operating and fulfillment condition for their suppliers, distributors and customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/four-supply-chain-strategies-low-interest-lending-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/four-supply-chain-strategies-low-interest-lending-environment#comments Global Supply Chain News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:06:00 +0000 170181 at http://mhlnews.com NLRB Releases Ambush Election Rule http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/nlrb-releases-ambush-election-rule <div class="node-body article-body">The NLRB's rule in favor of "ambush" or "quickie" union elections has many industry groups upset, with some vowing to take the agency to court to block the new rule.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/nlrb-releases-ambush-election-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/nlrb-releases-ambush-election-rule#comments Labor Management News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:14:00 +0000 170171 at http://mhlnews.com <p>Although AFL-CIO union boss Richard Trumka (shown) is pleased with the latest NLRB ruling on &quot;quickie&quot; elections, many business groups are believe the Obama Administration has overstepped its bounds. Photo by Getty Images.</p> Flexibility Option for Stretch Film Applications [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/flexibility-option-stretch-film-applications-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Muller has introduced a patented method for providing improved load containment and breathability with its Flexi-Rope system. </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/flexibility-option-stretch-film-applications-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/flexibility-option-stretch-film-applications-new-products#comments New Products Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Products Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:33:00 +0000 170161 at http://mhlnews.com Who is the New Company Innovator? http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/who-new-company-innovator <div class="node-body article-body">Chief Procurement Officers are nearly twice as likely to introduce new innovations into the company and 1.5 times more likely to have influenced senior leadership to enter a new market than their lower performing counterparts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/who-new-company-innovator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/who-new-company-innovator#comments Global Supply Chain News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:04:00 +0000 170151 at http://mhlnews.com Shadow Hook Design for Vehicle Restraint [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/shadow-hook-design-vehicle-restraint-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Rite-Hite has introduced the Dok-Lok SHR-5000 vehicle restraint, which uses a shadow hook design to secure traditional trailers, as well as intermodal container chassis and trailers with rear-impact guard obstructions. </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/shadow-hook-design-vehicle-restraint-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/shadow-hook-design-vehicle-restraint-new-products#comments New Products Transportation & Distribution Products Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:46:00 +0000 170141 at http://mhlnews.com Platform Trucks [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/platform-trucks-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Akro-Mils has introduced new styles of its VERSA/Deck structural foam platform truck system, which now features tie-down slots in the steel-reinforced deck for securing loads during transport.</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/platform-trucks-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/platform-trucks-new-products#comments New Products Warehousing Products Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:14:00 +0000 170121 at http://mhlnews.com Heavyweight VLMs [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/heavyweight-vlms-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Integrated Systems Design (ISD) has introduced Heavy Weight Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs), a new generation of VLMs designed to handle up to 2,204 pounds per tray.</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/heavyweight-vlms-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/heavyweight-vlms-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:55:00 +0000 170111 at http://mhlnews.com Moving Mast Reach Trucks [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/moving-mast-reach-trucks-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">The Jungheinrich ETV 110/112 Series of moving mast reach trucks features 3-phase AC technology and increased maximum lift heights.</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/moving-mast-reach-trucks-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/moving-mast-reach-trucks-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Products Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:49:00 +0000 170101 at http://mhlnews.com How 5 Companies Use Mobile Apps to Manage Big Data http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-5-companies-use-mobile-apps-manage-big-data <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Karlskind </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are five strategies for getting useful supply chain information from mobile workforce management solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-5-companies-use-mobile-apps-manage-big-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-5-companies-use-mobile-apps-manage-big-data#comments Global Supply Chain Gold Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:59:00 +0000 170071 at http://mhlnews.com Four Ways Lean Manufacturing Improves Logistics http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/four-ways-lean-manufacturing-improves-logistics <div class="field-byline"> By Jerry Matos </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As U.S. manufacturing gets its second wind, companies are finding that trimming fat in production is improving the efficiency of their warehousing and transportation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/four-ways-lean-manufacturing-improves-logistics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/four-ways-lean-manufacturing-improves-logistics#comments Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Gold Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:47:00 +0000 170061 at http://mhlnews.com FedEx Acquires Reverse Logistics 3PL Genco http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/fedex-acquires-reverse-logistics-3pl-genco <div class="node-body article-body">FedEx has acquired reverse logistics specialist Genco, a $1.6 billion third-party logistics provider.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/fedex-acquires-reverse-logistics-3pl-genco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/fedex-acquires-reverse-logistics-3pl-genco#comments Transportation & Distribution Warehousing News Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:44:00 +0000 170091 at http://mhlnews.com Holiday Season Logistics http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/holiday-season-logistics <div class="field-byline"> Derby Supply Chain Solutions </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">With trucks traveling over 500 million miles to deliver 290 million packages purchased between Black Friday and Christmas Eve, it is the job of the logistics industry to find the most efficient manner of delivery. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/holiday-season-logistics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/holiday-season-logistics#comments Facilities Management Real-Time Visibility Global Supply Chain Labor Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:22:00 +0000 170081 at http://mhlnews.com Logistically Speaking: What Do You Know Now that You Didn't Know Before? http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/logistically-speaking-what-do-you-know-now-you-didnt-know <div class="node-body article-body">As Mom used to say, if you're not learning, you're not living.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/logistically-speaking-what-do-you-know-now-you-didnt-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/logistically-speaking-what-do-you-know-now-you-didnt-know#comments Global Supply Chain Gold Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:00:00 +0000 170051 at http://mhlnews.com <p>Dave Blanchard</p> <p><em><strong>Editorial Director/ </strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Associate Publisher</strong></em></p> Fuel Cells Powering Up Warehouse Operations http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/fuel-cells-powering-warehouse-operations <div class="field-byline"> Sandra Curtin, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fuel cells have proven to be both a competitive and productive technology in the material handling sector enhancing efficiency while reducing the cost of warehouse operations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/fuel-cells-powering-warehouse-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/fuel-cells-powering-warehouse-operations#comments Facilities Management Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:28:00 +0000 170031 at http://mhlnews.com Raising the Bar for Supply Chain Innovation http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/raising-bar-supply-chain-innovation <div class="node-body article-body">This year's MH&L Innovation Awards winners are a diverse group, representing aerospace, food & beverage and retail. Their innovations are more about setting their companies up for future success than solving problems of the past. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/raising-bar-supply-chain-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/raising-bar-supply-chain-innovation#comments Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Gold Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:24:00 +0000 170011 at http://mhlnews.com Logistics to be Transformed through Self-Driving Vehicles http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/logistics-be-transformed-through-self-driving-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Self-driving vehicles will change the world of logistics, according to a new study by DHL.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/logistics-be-transformed-through-self-driving-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/logistics-be-transformed-through-self-driving-vehicles#comments Transportation & Distribution News Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:57:00 +0000 170001 at http://mhlnews.com <p><em>Photo Courtesy of Fraunhofer</em></p> November - December 2014 Issue MH&L Magazine http://mhlnews.com/mhlnews/2014-12-11 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>In this issue, Raising the Bar for Supply Chain Innovation — This year’s MH&amp;L Innovation Awards winners are a diverse group, representing aerospace, food &amp; beverage and retail. Their innovations are more about setting their companies up for future success than solving problems of the past.</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><em><strong>In this issue,</strong></em>&nbsp;<strong>Raising the Bar for Supply Chain Innovation </strong>&mdash;&nbsp;This year&rsquo;s <em>MH&amp;L</em> Innovation Awards winners are a diverse group, representing aerospace, food &amp; beverage and retail. Their innovations are more about setting their companies up for future success than solving problems of the past.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; "><em>MH&amp;L </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 <em>MH&amp;L</em> 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="/global-supply-chain/raising-bar-supply-chain-innovation">Raising the Bar for Supply Chain Innovation</a> <a href="/warehousing/four-ways-lean-manufacturing-improves-logistics">Four Ways Lean Manufacturing Improves Logistics</a> <a href="/warehousing/forgotten-risks-dock">Forgotten Risks on the Dock</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/2014-12-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 170131 at http://mhlnews.com Energy-Efficient Fabric Structures [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/energy-efficient-fabric-structures-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">ClearSpan Fabric Structures has added three different length options to its HD Building solutions.</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/energy-efficient-fabric-structures-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/energy-efficient-fabric-structures-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:11:00 +0000 169991 at http://mhlnews.com Collaborative Supply Chain Solution [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/collaborative-supply-chain-solution-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">To break down the barriers between departments and improve collaboration between project managers and supply chain planning, Oracle has introduced the Oracle solution for Project-Driven Supply Chain.</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/collaborative-supply-chain-solution-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/collaborative-supply-chain-solution-new-products#comments New Products Global Supply Chain Products Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:14:00 +0000 169981 at http://mhlnews.com High Capacity Spirals [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-capacity-spirals-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Ryson’s new High Capacity Spirals can handle double the capacity of the company’s regular spirals and can optionally have loads enter and exit the spirals at intermediate elevation.</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/high-capacity-spirals-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-capacity-spirals-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Warehousing Products Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:31:00 +0000 169971 at http://mhlnews.com Celebrate Enlightenment http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/celebrate-enlightenment <div class="node-body article-body">MH&L's 2014 Innovators are both merry and bright. Share in the joy of their success.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/celebrate-enlightenment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/celebrate-enlightenment#comments Global Supply Chain Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 169931 at http://mhlnews.com Save Millions by Correctly Calculating Distribution Capacity http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/save-millions-correctly-calculating-distribution-capacity <div class="field-byline"> By Russell Meller and Barry Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Misreading the peaks and volatility of e-commerce may result in building a poorly-sized distribution operation that costs millions too much. Consider analyzing demand from an hourly rather than a daily average perspective.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/save-millions-correctly-calculating-distribution-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/save-millions-correctly-calculating-distribution-capacity#comments Transportation & Distribution Gold Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:51:00 +0000 169911 at http://mhlnews.com Guide to Shipping Dangerous Goods [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/guide-shipping-dangerous-goods-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">The 37th Amendment to the IMDG Code, the international guide for the latest rules and regulations defining the legal transport of dangerous goods by cargo and passenger ships, is now available from Labelmaster.</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/guide-shipping-dangerous-goods-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/guide-shipping-dangerous-goods-new-products#comments New Products Transportation & Distribution Products Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:15:00 +0000 169951 at http://mhlnews.com Temperature-sensitive Shipping [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/temperature-sensitive-shipping-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">UPS has launched UPS Temperature True Cryo, which broadens the scope of its temperature-sensitive shipping offerings to include cryogenic solutions for healthcare customers.</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/temperature-sensitive-shipping-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/temperature-sensitive-shipping-new-products#comments New Products Transportation & Distribution Products Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:56:00 +0000 169941 at http://mhlnews.com GLP Acquires One of Largest US Logistics Portfolios for $8 Billion http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/glp-acquires-one-largest-us-logistics-portfolios-8-billion <div class="node-body article-body">“We are acquiring IndCor because it is one of the largest industrial platforms in the U.S. and it is at an attractive point in the recovering U.S. industrial market cycle,” says Tia Miyamoto, regional head, Americas, GIC Real Estate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/glp-acquires-one-largest-us-logistics-portfolios-8-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/glp-acquires-one-largest-us-logistics-portfolios-8-billion#comments Facilities Management News Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:21:00 +0000 169921 at http://mhlnews.com World's Largest Container Ship Takes Maiden Voyage http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/worlds-largest-container-ship-takes-maiden-voyage <div class="node-body article-body">If stacked end to end, the 19,100 standard containers it can carry would be more than five times the height of Mount Everest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/worlds-largest-container-ship-takes-maiden-voyage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/worlds-largest-container-ship-takes-maiden-voyage#comments Transportation & Distribution Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:30:00 +0000 167441 at http://mhlnews.com <p>QINGDAO, CHINA-- The maiden voyage ceremony of the world largest container ship &#39;CSCL Globe&#39; is held at Port of Qingdao on December 4, 2014 in Qingdao, Shandong province of China. The &#39;CSCL Globe&#39; is the first ship co-built by China Shipping container Lines Co.,Ltd and Hyundai Heavy Industries Ltd. Co of South Korea. CSCL Globe measures 400m in length, 58.6m in width and 30.5m in depth.</p> <p><em>Photo: ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images</em></p> Logistics is Downright Degrading for Shippers http://mhlnews.com/blog/logistics-downright-degrading-shippers <div class="node-body blog-body">Sustained capacity tightness, coupled with announced pay increases for truck drivers, will result in the cost to ship goods remaining high.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/chain-thought">Chain of Thought</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/logistics-downright-degrading-shippers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/logistics-downright-degrading-shippers#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:03:00 +0000 162481 at http://mhlnews.com Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/top-10-supply-chain-innovations-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>If you ever wonder where the next big idea is coming from, chances are it&rsquo;ll be found within the supply chain. The following slideshow offers 10 of the best real-world implementations of supply chain process and technology, within the four broad areas that MH&amp;L focuses on: Make, Store, Move and Compete.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/top-10-supply-chain-innovations-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/top-10-supply-chain-innovations-2014#comments Facilities Management Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:14:00 +0000 61271 at http://mhlnews.com Top 5 Policies Manufacturers Want from Next Congress http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/top-5-policies-manufacturers-want-next-congress <div class="node-body article-body"><p>While manufacturers had a strong 2014 and predict sales will grow 4.5% over the next four months, they are still frustrated with Washington.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/top-5-policies-manufacturers-want-next-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/top-5-policies-manufacturers-want-next-congress#comments Global Supply Chain News Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:42:00 +0000 68051 at http://mhlnews.com