Material Handling & Logistics http://demo.mhlnews.com/rss.xml en Most Executives Unprepared for These Disasters Caught on Video http://demo.mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/most-executives-unprepared-these-disasters-caught-video <div class="field-byline"> By Tom Andel </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">When supply chain capacity is lost to a calamity, the effects can be long-lasting. The disasters depicted here made risk management a top priority for many executives--after they happened. Don't wait. Plan now. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/most-executives-unprepared-these-disasters-caught-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/most-executives-unprepared-these-disasters-caught-video#comments Facilities Management Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:29:00 +0000 39351 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Many Executives Fail at Supply Chain Risk Assessment http://demo.mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/many-executives-fail-supply-chain-risk-assessment <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Longer global supply chains add to the risk, especially when more than half of suppliers couldn’t continue if faced with a disaster. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Many supply chain executives have done very little to formally manage their supply chain risk, according to &ldquo;Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain,&rdquo; a report by the Supply Chain Management Faculty at the University of Tennessee. Their research team distributed a questionnaire across a wide range of companies, including retailers, manufacturers, and service providers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/many-executives-fail-supply-chain-risk-assessment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/many-executives-fail-supply-chain-risk-assessment#comments Facilities Management Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:43:00 +0000 39341 at http://demo.mhlnews.com First Gates Moved to New Panama Canal Locks http://demo.mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/first-gates-moved-new-panama-canal-locks <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Eight gates are accounted for; eight still to come. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The transfer of the first gates to the new locks complex on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal expansion project represents an important milestone, according to <a href="http://www.pancanal.com/" target="_blank">Panama Canal Authority </a>(ACP) Administrator Jorge L. Quijano.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/first-gates-moved-new-panama-canal-locks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/first-gates-moved-new-panama-canal-locks#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:38:00 +0000 39321 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Dog Days of Summer Continue: Higher Costs, Fewer Trucks http://demo.mhlnews.com/blog/dog-days-summer-continue-higher-costs-fewer-trucks <div class="node-body blog-body">The winter storms are but a distant memory now, but their impact on the logistics industry continues to be felt throughout the heat of the summer.</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://demo.mhlnews.com/blog/dog-days-summer-continue-higher-costs-fewer-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/blog/dog-days-summer-continue-higher-costs-fewer-trucks#comments Labor Management Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:28:00 +0000 39331 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Packaging Provider Sonoco Ups Prices 6% http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/packaging-provider-sonoco-ups-prices-6 <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="field-deck"> With low supply and high demand, price change will take effect August 1st. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Sonoco Protective Solutions will be increasing prices on its EPS molded foam products by an additional 6%, effective Aug. 1, 2014.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/packaging-provider-sonoco-ups-prices-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/packaging-provider-sonoco-ups-prices-6#comments Facilities Management Transportation & Distribution Warehousing News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:27:00 +0000 39311 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Copyright Boston Globe via Getty Images Equipment Finance Executive Confidence Flat in July http://demo.mhlnews.com/facilities-management/equipment-finance-executive-confidence-flat-july <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Lack of confidence reported despite strong June numbers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Overall, confidence of key executives in the $827 billion equipment finance sector is 61.4, unchanged from the June 2014 Monthly Confidence Index of the <a href="http://www.leasefoundation.org/" target="_blank">Equipment Leasing &amp; Finance Foundation</a>. &nbsp;Survey respondent Adam D.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/facilities-management/equipment-finance-executive-confidence-flat-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/facilities-management/equipment-finance-executive-confidence-flat-july#comments Facilities Management Labor Management Powered Vehicles Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 39301 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Copyright UIG via Getty Images Going Fork-Free Without Stabbing Yourself in the Back http://demo.mhlnews.com/blog/going-fork-free-without-stabbing-yourself-back <div class="node-body blog-body">Tugging carts of parts through assembly can be a pain-free way to go forklift-free.</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://demo.mhlnews.com/blog/going-fork-free-without-stabbing-yourself-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/blog/going-fork-free-without-stabbing-yourself-back#comments Facilities Management Forklift Safety Labor Management Powered Vehicles Warehousing Chain of Thought Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:10:00 +0000 39231 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Narrow-Aisle Forklift with Roll-Back Protection [New Product] http://demo.mhlnews.com/powered-vehicles/narrow-aisle-forklift-roll-back-protection-new-product <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Hyundai Forklift&rsquo;s 10/13/15BTR-9 series 24 volt electric counterbalance forklifts feature enclosed, low maintenance AC technology, drive and pump motors to ensure greater acceleration, gradeability, faster travel and lift speeds and excellent durability.&nbsp; The Zapi controller provides smooth operation and protection for high and low voltage, overheating and fault recording.&nbsp; All </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/powered-vehicles/narrow-aisle-forklift-roll-back-protection-new-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/powered-vehicles/narrow-aisle-forklift-roll-back-protection-new-product#comments Forklift Safety New Products Powered Vehicles Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Products Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:59:00 +0000 39221 at http://demo.mhlnews.com DOT Secretary Foxx Urges Congress to Pass Long-Term Highway Bill http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/dot-secretary-foxx-urges-congress-pass-long-term-highway-bill <div class="field-byline"> By David Sparkman </div> <div class="field-deck"> Stop-gap measures aren’t enough, Foxx and 11 former secretaries state; $1.8 trillion is needed by 2020 just to make the U.S. transportation infrastructure adequate. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Eleven former transportation secretaries and the current secretary, Anthony Foxx, sent a letter to Congress urging it to look past passing stop-gap highway measures to adopt a long-term program.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/dot-secretary-foxx-urges-congress-pass-long-term-highway-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/dot-secretary-foxx-urges-congress-pass-long-term-highway-bill#comments Transportation & Distribution News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 39211 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (Image Copyright Bloomberg via Getty Images) Visibility Lends Authority to Supply Chain Plans http://demo.mhlnews.com/real-time-visibility/visibility-lends-authority-supply-chain-plans <div class="field-byline"> By Fab Brasca </div> <div class="field-deck"> Attaching visibility to iterative planning and execution reduces supply chain costs, improves service and increases profitability. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Improving supply chain operations starts with visibility. Without seeing what&rsquo;s happening in the network, planning is based on old norms and supply chain managers are forced to react manually to changes and disruptions. And manual adjustments are usually less than optimal.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/real-time-visibility/visibility-lends-authority-supply-chain-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/real-time-visibility/visibility-lends-authority-supply-chain-plans#comments Facilities Management Real-Time Visibility Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:09:00 +0000 39201 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Copyright Getty Images Three Keys to Supply Chain Visibility through a Cloud http://demo.mhlnews.com/real-time-visibility/three-keys-supply-chain-visibility-through-cloud <div class="field-byline"> By Ranga Bodla </div> <div class="field-deck"> Real-time visibility of a growing warehouse inventory and automated pick, pack and ship workflows increased one wholesaler’s shipping accuracy to more than 99 percent. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For most businesses, competing on price is a losing proposition. Instead, the hallmarks of a profitable and well-positioned company are knowledge, selection and turnaround. From wholesale distributors, customers demand a comprehensive, reliable inventory that they can reach whenever it is convenient for them.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/real-time-visibility/three-keys-supply-chain-visibility-through-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/real-time-visibility/three-keys-supply-chain-visibility-through-cloud#comments Facilities Management Real-Time Visibility Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:43:00 +0000 39191 at http://demo.mhlnews.com The History of the Conveyor [Infographic] http://demo.mhlnews.com/facilities-management/history-conveyor-infographic <div class="field-byline"> Tuff Automation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We take conveyors for granted in the supply chain, but knowing their history may help you better strategize their future in your operations. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/facilities-management/history-conveyor-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/facilities-management/history-conveyor-infographic#comments Facilities Management Technology & Automation Warehousing Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:01:00 +0000 39181 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Revolutionary vs. Radical Change in Industrial Trucks http://demo.mhlnews.com/blog/revolutionary-vs-radical-change-industrial-trucks <div class="node-body blog-body">Automated guided vehicle synchronization is revolutionary. Forklifts lifting forklifts is radical. Knowing the difference can keep you out of trouble.</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://demo.mhlnews.com/blog/revolutionary-vs-radical-change-industrial-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/blog/revolutionary-vs-radical-change-industrial-trucks#comments Facilities Management Forklift Safety Labor Management Powered Vehicles Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Chain of Thought Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:17:00 +0000 39171 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Barcode Scanner [New Product] http://demo.mhlnews.com/new-products/barcode-scanner-new-product <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Philadelphia Scientific, The Lean Battery Room Experts&trade;, has introduced the iBOS<sup>&reg;</sup> barcode scanner.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/new-products/barcode-scanner-new-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/new-products/barcode-scanner-new-product#comments New Products Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:01:00 +0000 39161 at http://demo.mhlnews.com <p>iBOS<sup>&reg;</sup> Barcode Scanner</p> 300 Watt LED Security Spotlight Tower [New Product] http://demo.mhlnews.com/new-products/300-watt-led-security-spotlight-tower-new-product <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The <a href="http://www.larsonelectronics.com/p-68805-300-watt-led-security-spotlight-tower-heavy-duty-aluminum-stand-120-277vac-1700-foot-spotlight.aspx" target="_blank">WAL-TSL-300W-LED</a> security spotlight tower from <a href="http://www.larsonelectronics.com/default.aspx" target="_blank">Larson Electronics</a> is designed to be an effective security and corrections lighting solution that p</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/new-products/300-watt-led-security-spotlight-tower-new-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/new-products/300-watt-led-security-spotlight-tower-new-product#comments New Products Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:51:00 +0000 39151 at http://demo.mhlnews.com <p><a href="http://www.larsonelectronics.com/p-68805-300-watt-led-security-spotlight-tower-heavy-duty-aluminum-stand-120-277vac-1700-foot-spotlight.aspx" target="_blank">WAL-TSL-300W-LED</a> security spotlight tower</p> Vertical Carousels [New Product] http://demo.mhlnews.com/new-products/vertical-carousels-new-product <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Megamat RS vertical carousels from Kardex stand 24 feet tall and are configured with carriers and totes to maximize storage capacity. Compared to the previous carousels that were 20 feet tall and provided 1,792 storage locations, the Megamat RS carousels provide 4,788 storage locations.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/new-products/vertical-carousels-new-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/new-products/vertical-carousels-new-product#comments New Products Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:44:00 +0000 39141 at http://demo.mhlnews.com <p>Megamat RS vertical carousels</p> Hand-Held Combustion Analyzer [New Product] http://demo.mhlnews.com/new-products/hand-held-combustion-analyzer-new-product <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The <strong>NEW</strong> <strong>E4400</strong> is a portable flue gas analyzer designed for emissions monitoring and maintenance &amp; tuning for forklifts and other industrial engines.</p> <p>The E4400 Also Includes:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/new-products/hand-held-combustion-analyzer-new-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/new-products/hand-held-combustion-analyzer-new-product#comments New Products Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:27:00 +0000 39131 at http://demo.mhlnews.com <p>E4400 with printer</p> Neaten-Up Bin Storage [New Product] http://demo.mhlnews.com/new-products/neaten-bin-storage-new-product <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Akro-Mils&rsquo; System Bins&trade; replace dirty, soggy and weak corrugated cardboard part bins, resulting in clean, organized bins that provide ease of picking and greatly increase efficiency.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/new-products/neaten-bin-storage-new-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/new-products/neaten-bin-storage-new-product#comments New Products Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:11:00 +0000 39121 at http://demo.mhlnews.com <p>Akro-Mils&rsquo; System Bins&trade;</p> Forklifts Lifting Forklifts—Caught on Video http://demo.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/forklifts-lifting-forklifts-caught-video <div class="field-byline"> By Tom Andel </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Let's explore good and bad examples of synchronized industrial vehicles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/forklifts-lifting-forklifts-caught-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/forklifts-lifting-forklifts-caught-video#comments Facilities Management Forklift Safety Labor Management Powered Vehicles Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:18:00 +0000 39111 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Pit Stop Line http://demo.mhlnews.com/forklift-safety/pit-stop-line <div class="node-body video-body"></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://demo.mhlnews.com/forklift-safety/pit-stop-line#comments Forklift Safety Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:12:00 +0000 39101 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Truck Freight and Rates Surge in June http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truck-freight-and-rates-surge-june <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Freight availability in June was up 50% year-over-year and average spot rates were up 15% for vans, 10% for reefers, and 14% for flatbeds. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Freight availability on the spot market was 50% higher in June&nbsp;compared to the same month the previous year, continuing a pattern of elevated activity in&nbsp;2014, according to the <a href="http://www.dat.com" target="_blank">DAT North American Freight Index</a>, a measure of truckload freight&nbsp;demand and capacity in the United States and Canada.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truck-freight-and-rates-surge-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truck-freight-and-rates-surge-june#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:46:00 +0000 39091 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Copyright Bloomberg via Getty Images HighJump Acquires Atlas Products International http://demo.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/highjump-acquires-atlas-products-international <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Software company extends its global reach to the United Kingdom. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.highjump.com" target="_blank">HighJump Software</a>, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced it has acquired <a href="http://www.atlasproducts.com" target="_blank">Atlas Products International</a>, a United Kingdom-based provider of Software as a Service (SaaS)-based business-to-business (B2B) EDI integration, secure data transfer, and e-invoicing sy</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/highjump-acquires-atlas-products-international" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/highjump-acquires-atlas-products-international#comments Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:38:00 +0000 39081 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Material Handling Industry Called to Increase Customer Education http://demo.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/material-handling-industry-called-increase-customer-education <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Industrial buyers don’t always seek out professional advice before making capital investments, a new report states. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Companies are increasing their investments in equipment and systems that keep track of inventory and customer information and improve order fulfillment, according to an annual market report from <a href="http://www.mhi.org" target="_blank">MHI</a>. However, these companies don&rsquo;t always seek the guidance they need to make wise choices.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/material-handling-industry-called-increase-customer-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/material-handling-industry-called-increase-customer-education#comments Facilities Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:29:00 +0000 39071 at http://demo.mhlnews.com MHI Bosch Awards $100K in Grants for STEM Programs http://demo.mhlnews.com/labor-management/bosch-awards-100k-grants-stem-programs <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Four grants were awarded to three central Pennsylvania schools for science, technology, engineering and math curricula. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Four Bosch Community Fund (BCF) grants from Robert Bosch LLC and <a href="http://www.boschrexroth.com/en/us" target="_blank">Bosch Rexroth Corporation</a>, totaling $100,000, were awarded to three central Pennsylvania educational institutions: Lehigh University, Lehigh Career &amp; Technical Institute and The Pennsylvania State University.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/labor-management/bosch-awards-100k-grants-stem-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/labor-management/bosch-awards-100k-grants-stem-programs#comments Labor Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:16:00 +0000 39061 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Manufacturer Growth Leads to Surge in Capital Investment http://demo.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/manufacturer-growth-leads-surge-capital-investment <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Plans for R&D spending reached the highest level in the past five quarters. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>U.S.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/manufacturer-growth-leads-surge-capital-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/manufacturer-growth-leads-surge-capital-investment#comments Facilities Management Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Warehousing News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:03:00 +0000 39051 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Trucking Companies Choosier About Customers http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/trucking-companies-choosier-about-customers <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Improving volumes make profitability a priority and less stress on their systems a major drive. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Considering 2014 started with a polar vortex, the freight industry is showing signs of life. Strong freight levels in Q2 have challenged many trucking companies to develop new plans to cope with increased demand for their services.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/trucking-companies-choosier-about-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/trucking-companies-choosier-about-customers#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:46:00 +0000 39041 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Copyright Getty Images Averitt LTL Now Speedier Between U.S. Midwest and Ontario http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/averitt-ltl-now-speedier-between-us-midwest-and-ontario <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="field-deck"> One-day delivery is the new service promise. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.AverittExpress.com/Canada" target="_blank">Averitt</a> has announced improved less-than-truckload service times between the U.S. Midwest and Ontario, including Toronto and other key cities. LTL shipments moving from Chicago now arrive in Toronto in a single business day.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/averitt-ltl-now-speedier-between-us-midwest-and-ontario" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/averitt-ltl-now-speedier-between-us-midwest-and-ontario#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:37:00 +0000 39031 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Carlyle Group Acquires Muller http://demo.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/carlyle-group-acquires-muller <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Muller is now a stand-alone business under the Signode umbrella. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Muller, a manufacturer of load containment products, finalized its acquisition of the Carlyle Group.&nbsp; Muller will now operate as a stand-alone business under the Signode Industrial Group.&nbsp; The company&rsquo;s products are sold around the world under the Muller brand as well as: Yellow Jacket, Haloila, Mima, GaleWrap and two new additions, Lachenmeier and Lock n&rsquo; Pop.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/carlyle-group-acquires-muller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/carlyle-group-acquires-muller#comments Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:24:00 +0000 39021 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Void Fill for Online Order Fulfillment [New Products] http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/void-fill-online-order-fulfillment-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Sealed Air&rsquo;s FasFil EZ Auto system features an automated cutting mechanism that ensures easy release of single ply, protective paper void fill while eliminating several manual tasks required with previous models. It is designed to support small-cell packaging operations, such as those common for online retailers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/void-fill-online-order-fulfillment-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/void-fill-online-order-fulfillment-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Products Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:32:00 +0000 39011 at http://demo.mhlnews.com Lightweight Containers for Shipment Savings [New Products] http://demo.mhlnews.com/warehousing/lightweight-containers-shipment-savings-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SSI SCHAEFER&rsquo;s Euro Light (ELB) line of containers is designed for everyday use, is 46 percent lighter than similar size traditional containers&nbsp;and matches the strength of contemporary containers.&nbsp; Designed using a new polypropylene-blend material, the ELB container&rsquo;s weight difference compared to others varies from 20 percent less on the smallest sizes, up to 47 percent o</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.mhlnews.com/warehousing/lightweight-containers-shipment-savings-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.mhlnews.com/warehousing/lightweight-containers-shipment-savings-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Products Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:28:00 +0000 39001 at http://demo.mhlnews.com