Material Handling & Logistics http://mhlnews.com/rss.xml en If You Could Change One Thing About Your Job, What Would It Be? http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/if-you-could-change-one-thing-about-your-job-what-would-it-be <div class="node-body article-body">Technology can't replace the value of well-trained people who honestly care about doing a good job.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/if-you-could-change-one-thing-about-your-job-what-would-it-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/if-you-could-change-one-thing-about-your-job-what-would-it-be#comments Global Supply Chain Labor Management Gold Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:30:00 +0000 179081 at http://mhlnews.com <p>Dave Blanchard<br /> <em>Editorial Director/<br /> Associate Publisher</em></p> MH&L's 2016 Salary Survey: By the Numbers http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/mhls-2016-salary-survey-numbers <div class="node-body gallery-body">Our annual salary survey reveals that the typical material handling and logistics professional earns $98,440.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/mhls-2016-salary-survey-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/mhls-2016-salary-survey-numbers#comments Global Supply Chain Labor Management Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:20:00 +0000 178961 at http://mhlnews.com Real-Time Carrier Rating Service [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/real-time-carrier-rating-service-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">ALK Technologies has introduced PC*MILER|Rates, which provides shippers, brokers and 3PLs with real-time rate calculations and options for multiple LTL and small package carriers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/real-time-carrier-rating-service-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/real-time-carrier-rating-service-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Products Wed, 10 Feb 2016 20:16:00 +0000 179051 at http://mhlnews.com How to Reduce Injuries in Material Handling http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/how-reduce-injuries-material-handling <div class="node-body article-body">Claims related to overexertion and repetitive motion injuries serious enough to result in time off work or disability benefits accounted for 21% of total state-funded claims from 2009-2013. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/how-reduce-injuries-material-handling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/how-reduce-injuries-material-handling#comments Labor Management News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:54:00 +0000 179041 at http://mhlnews.com Where the Money's At: MH&L's 2016 Salary Survey http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/where-moneys-mhls-2016-salary-survey <div class="node-body article-body">Our annual salary survey reveals what you need to do to earn the most money in the industry, and where the highest salaries in the country are located.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/where-moneys-mhls-2016-salary-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/where-moneys-mhls-2016-salary-survey#comments Global Supply Chain Labor Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Gold Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:50:00 +0000 178951 at http://mhlnews.com Transportation & Logistics M&A Value Doubles in 2015 http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/transportation-logistics-ma-value-doubles-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">This increase within the U.S. can be attributed to domestic companies struggling to grow organically and the unprecedentedly low finance rates, says PwC.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/transportation-logistics-ma-value-doubles-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/transportation-logistics-ma-value-doubles-2015#comments Transportation & Distribution News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:00:00 +0000 179031 at http://mhlnews.com Lift Truck Scale [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/lift-truck-scale-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">IVDT has introduced the SkidWeigh ED2/3-EP with Lift Accurate technology lift truck scale designed specifically for Class III market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/lift-truck-scale-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/lift-truck-scale-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:35:00 +0000 179061 at http://mhlnews.com Retail Imports to Grow 4.5% in First Half of 2016 http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/retail-imports-grow-45-first-half-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Import cargo volumes at the major retail container ports are expected to decline for the next few months but the first half will still be ahead of the same period last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/retail-imports-grow-45-first-half-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/retail-imports-grow-45-first-half-2016#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:05:00 +0000 178991 at http://mhlnews.com <p>Port of Oakland (photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images).</p> OPEC World Oil Outlook 2015 [NEW! Released January 2016] http://mhlnews.com/datasheet/opec-world-oil-outlook-2015-new-released-january-2016 <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/opec-world-oil-outlook-2015-new-released-january-2016" 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/opec-data-sheet.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">The World Oil Outlook, published by OPEC (the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), is an annual report that features information about probable and possible developments in the global oil and gas market. The 2015 edition offers an outlook until 2040.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/datasheet/opec-world-oil-outlook-2015-new-released-january-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MH&L Industry Reports Gold Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:36:00 +0000 178981 at http://mhlnews.com Smart Antennas for RAIN RFID Tags [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/smart-antennas-rain-rfid-tags-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">View Technologies has introduced the Echo 300 and Echo 302 smart antennas for capturing real-time data for items incorporating RAIN RFID tags in retail, manufacturing and logistics. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/smart-antennas-rain-rfid-tags-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/smart-antennas-rain-rfid-tags-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:13:00 +0000 179091 at http://mhlnews.com New Drive Technology Helps Improve Conveyor Efficiency http://mhlnews.com/new-products/new-drive-technology-helps-improve-conveyor-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> Scott Reynolds, Engineering Director, Electric Torque Machines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A direct drive system for conveyor systems is one-quarter the size of a geared drive, yet has increased torque and efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/new-drive-technology-helps-improve-conveyor-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/new-drive-technology-helps-improve-conveyor-efficiency#comments New Products Technology & Automation News Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:34:00 +0000 178971 at http://mhlnews.com Supply Chain Business Intelligence Platform [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/supply-chain-business-intelligence-platform-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Rehrig Pacific Co. has launched RVision, which is designed to provide actionable business intelligence that will help users to maximize their return on investment of their reusable transport packaging assets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/supply-chain-business-intelligence-platform-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/supply-chain-business-intelligence-platform-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:04:00 +0000 179071 at http://mhlnews.com Hard Work and Resiliency More Important than Government Policies http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/hard-work-and-resiliency-more-important-government-policies <div class="node-body article-body">Fifty-five percent of Millennials think their generation has more opportunities than their parents</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/hard-work-and-resiliency-more-important-government-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/hard-work-and-resiliency-more-important-government-policies#comments Labor Management News Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:48:00 +0000 178941 at http://mhlnews.com Heartland Monitor Poll Forklift Electronic Diagnostic System [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-electronic-diagnostic-system-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota Industrial Equipment has launched the Toyota Electronic Diagnostic (T.E.D.) expert system for forklift dealer technicians. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-electronic-diagnostic-system-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-electronic-diagnostic-system-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Technology & Automation Products Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:02:00 +0000 179101 at http://mhlnews.com Why Heating Bills are Too High in DCs and Warehouses http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/why-heating-bills-are-too-high-dcs-and-warehouses <div class="field-byline"> Vicky Broadus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Heating accounts for nearly 50% of energy use in warehouses, but unfortunately, much of that energy is wasted because of thermal stratification.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/why-heating-bills-are-too-high-dcs-and-warehouses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/why-heating-bills-are-too-high-dcs-and-warehouses#comments Facilities Management Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:38:00 +0000 178931 at http://mhlnews.com <p>Temperatures were 30&deg;F higher at the ceiling than at the floor in the Amsoil DC.</p> IRS Approves Alternative Fuel Tax Credit for Forklifts http://mhlnews.com/powered-vehicles/irs-approves-alternative-fuel-tax-credit-forklifts <div class="node-body article-body">Tax credits are available for propane autogas fleet vehicles and propane forklifts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/powered-vehicles/irs-approves-alternative-fuel-tax-credit-forklifts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/powered-vehicles/irs-approves-alternative-fuel-tax-credit-forklifts#comments Powered Vehicles News Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:51:00 +0000 178911 at http://mhlnews.com MIT and TI Develop Hack-proof RFID Chip http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/mit-and-ti-develop-hack-proof-rfid-chip <div class="field-byline"> Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New technology could secure credit cards, key cards, and pallets of goods in warehouses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/mit-and-ti-develop-hack-proof-rfid-chip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/mit-and-ti-develop-hack-proof-rfid-chip#comments Technology & Automation News Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:16:00 +0000 178831 at http://mhlnews.com Panama Canal Expansion Now Probably Won't Happen Until June http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/panama-canal-expansion-now-probably-wont-happen-until-june <div class="node-body article-body">The filling of the Pacific-facing Cocoli Locks has already begun, and the filling of the Atlantic-facing Agua Clara Locks began on February 4. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/panama-canal-expansion-now-probably-wont-happen-until-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/panama-canal-expansion-now-probably-wont-happen-until-june#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:38:00 +0000 178891 at http://mhlnews.com Panama Canal Authority Suction Cups for Material Handling Applications [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/suction-cups-material-handling-applications-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">FIPA Inc. has introduced Varioflex bellows suction cups for material handling and packaging automation applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/suction-cups-material-handling-applications-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/suction-cups-material-handling-applications-new-products#comments New Products Products Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:34:00 +0000 178881 at http://mhlnews.com Forklift Warning LED Spotlight [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-warning-led-spotlight-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Keytroller has introduced the Forewarner, a forklift warning LED spotlight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-warning-led-spotlight-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-warning-led-spotlight-new-products#comments Forklift Safety New Products Powered Vehicles Products Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:03:00 +0000 178871 at http://mhlnews.com Domestic Containers Continue to Lead Intermodal Growth in 2015 http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/domestic-containers-continue-lead-intermodal-growth-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">The domestic container segment grew 5.2% in Q4. International shipments, which had been impacted by port congestion at the beginning of the year, fell 0.6% on high inventories and softer import growth. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/domestic-containers-continue-lead-intermodal-growth-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/domestic-containers-continue-lead-intermodal-growth-2015#comments Transportation & Distribution News Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:54:00 +0000 178821 at http://mhlnews.com Consumer Attitudes Retailers Should Know http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/consumer-attitudes-retailers-should-know <div class="node-body article-body">Customization and feeling special are all the rage in many areas of retail now.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/consumer-attitudes-retailers-should-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/consumer-attitudes-retailers-should-know#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:40:00 +0000 178811 at http://mhlnews.com Wireless Controller for IoT Applications [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/wireless-controller-iot-applications-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Banner Engineering has introduced the Sure Cross DXM100 industrial wireless controller, designed to facilitate communications for Ethernet connectivity or industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/wireless-controller-iot-applications-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/wireless-controller-iot-applications-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:51:00 +0000 178851 at http://mhlnews.com CP Seeks Justice Department Probe while Railroads Slash Costs http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/cp-seeks-justice-department-probe-while-railroads-slash-costs <div class="node-body article-body">Plummeting oil prices cause freight railroads to take a second look at costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/cp-seeks-justice-department-probe-while-railroads-slash-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/cp-seeks-justice-department-probe-while-railroads-slash-costs#comments Transportation & Distribution News Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:58:00 +0000 178801 at http://mhlnews.com Truck Driver Shortage Jumps in Q3 http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/truck-driver-shortage-jumps-q3 <div class="node-body article-body">annualized turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose 13 points to 100% in the third quarter of 2015, the highest it has been in three years</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/truck-driver-shortage-jumps-q3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/truck-driver-shortage-jumps-q3#comments Labor Management News Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:31:00 +0000 178791 at http://mhlnews.com Hand Pallet Truck and Load Tray [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/hand-pallet-truck-and-load-tray-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Crown Equipment Corp. has introduced the PTH 50 Series Hand Pallet Truck with Work Assist Load Tray.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/hand-pallet-truck-and-load-tray-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/hand-pallet-truck-and-load-tray-new-products#comments New Products Warehousing Products Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:13:00 +0000 178841 at http://mhlnews.com Clear Dividers for Shelf Bins [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/clear-dividers-shelf-bins-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Akro-Mils, has expanded its line of plastic shelf bins with the addition of new clear plastic width dividers for all bin models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/clear-dividers-shelf-bins-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/clear-dividers-shelf-bins-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:50:00 +0000 178861 at http://mhlnews.com XPO Logistics Cutting Staff in Less-Than-Truckload Business http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/xpo-logistics-cutting-staff-less-truckload-business <div class="node-body article-body">The company cut 190 jobs and expects to reduce costs by more than $20 million against a targeted operating profit improvement of $170 million to $210 million over two years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/xpo-logistics-cutting-staff-less-truckload-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/xpo-logistics-cutting-staff-less-truckload-business#comments Transportation & Distribution News Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:43:00 +0000 178781 at http://mhlnews.com Trucking Moves Forward with Cautious Optimism http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/trucking-moves-forward-cautious-optimism <div class="node-body article-body">41% of motor carriers expect their freight revenue rates to rise this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/trucking-moves-forward-cautious-optimism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/trucking-moves-forward-cautious-optimism#comments Transportation & Distribution News Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:43:00 +0000 178631 at http://mhlnews.com Most Sustainable Corporations in the World http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/most-sustainable-corporations-world <div class="node-body gallery-body">The companies profiled in this slideshow are those tackling these sustainability problems head on. They are leaders in transparency, in resource productivity and a range of other social and governance indicators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/most-sustainable-corporations-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/most-sustainable-corporations-world#comments Global Supply Chain Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:35:00 +0000 178561 at http://mhlnews.com