Material Handling & Logistics http://mhlnews.com/rss.xml en Transportation Megatrends to Adopt by 2025 http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/transportation-megatrends-adopt-2025 <div class="node-body article-body">With the rise of e-commerce and consumer expectations transportation must be treated as a strategic element of the business plan and the end-to-end supply chain in order for companies to remain competitive in a digital economy.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/transportation-megatrends-adopt-2025" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/transportation-megatrends-adopt-2025#comments Transportation & Distribution News Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:22:00 +0000 206401 at http://mhlnews.com Majority of Companies Have Clean Energy Target http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/majority-companies-have-clean-energy-target <div class="node-body article-body">Nearly 80,000 emission-reducing projects by 190 Fortune 500 companies collectively reported about $3.7 billion savings in 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/majority-companies-have-clean-energy-target" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/majority-companies-have-clean-energy-target#comments Global Supply Chain News Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000 206371 at http://mhlnews.com US Industrial Market Maintains Record-Breaking Pace http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/us-industrial-market-maintains-record-breaking-pace <div class="node-body article-body">“Much of what drives demand for industrial space links to the U.S. consumer. With consumer confidence at its highest level in 16 years, growing optimism suggests consumer spending will accelerate," says Cushman & Wakfield. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/us-industrial-market-maintains-record-breaking-pace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/us-industrial-market-maintains-record-breaking-pace#comments Global Supply Chain News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:46:00 +0000 206361 at http://mhlnews.com Real-Time Warehouse Execution System [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/real-time-warehouse-execution-system-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Dematic has announced updates to Dematic iQ 2.4, its warehouse execution system software platform, which includes such features as harmonizing development platforms deep within the software to providing enhanced screens and reports for the user interface.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/real-time-warehouse-execution-system-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/real-time-warehouse-execution-system-new-products#comments New Products Products Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:06:00 +0000 206351 at http://mhlnews.com Intelligent Inventory System [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/intelligent-inventory-system-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">O-ring Sales & Service Inc. has introduced ShelfAware, an RFID-based intelligent inventory system that allows manufactures to leverage an integrated supply chain.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/intelligent-inventory-system-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/intelligent-inventory-system-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:24:00 +0000 206381 at http://mhlnews.com Take a Better Route to Cross-Border Logistics http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/take-better-route-cross-border-logistics <div class="field-byline"> Ryder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This eBook looks at tips on how to source your supply chain successfully in Mexico.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/take-better-route-cross-border-logistics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/take-better-route-cross-border-logistics#comments Sponsored White Papers Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:36:00 +0000 206001 at http://mhlnews.com Robots Help Warehouse in China Cut Labor Costs http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/robots-help-warehouse-china-cut-labor-costs <div class="node-body article-body">China is ahead of other countries when it comes to robot density measured by the number of robots per 10,000 manufacturing workers. For China it was 36 in 2014, compared with 478 in the Republic of Korea, 314 in Japan and the world average of 66.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/robots-help-warehouse-china-cut-labor-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/robots-help-warehouse-china-cut-labor-costs#comments Technology & Automation News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:14:00 +0000 206341 at http://mhlnews.com Corrugated Plastic Totes [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/corrugated-plastic-totes-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">MDI’s corrugated plastic totes are reusable, returnable and 100% recyclable.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/corrugated-plastic-totes-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/corrugated-plastic-totes-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:56:00 +0000 206391 at http://mhlnews.com Multimodal Visibility Platform [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/multimodal-visibility-platform-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Project44 has introduced new capabilities to its visibility platform to enable multimodal visibility across a single user interface. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/multimodal-visibility-platform-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/multimodal-visibility-platform-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:01:00 +0000 206321 at http://mhlnews.com Self-Driving Vehicle Helps GE with Lean Manufacturing http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/self-driving-vehicle-helps-ge-lean-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body">GE Healthcare has reduced the size of its repair cell stations at its repair operations center by 40%, due to its use of a self-driving warehouse robot.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/self-driving-vehicle-helps-ge-lean-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/self-driving-vehicle-helps-ge-lean-manufacturing#comments Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:27:00 +0000 206311 at http://mhlnews.com Thinner-Gauge Shrink Films [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/thinner-gauge-shrink-films-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Sealed Air has introduced Opti Next Generation Shrink Films from Millennium Packaging, which is said to supply up to 30% more footage in the same footprint. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/thinner-gauge-shrink-films-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/thinner-gauge-shrink-films-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:18:00 +0000 206331 at http://mhlnews.com Wal-Mart Wants Suppliers to Eliminate a Gigaton of Greenhouse Gases by 2030 http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/wal-mart-wants-suppliers-eliminate-gigaton-greenhouse-gases-2030 <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wal-Mart has identified six areas where suppliers can focus their clean energy efforts: agriculture, waste, packaging, deforestation, and product use and design.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/wal-mart-wants-suppliers-eliminate-gigaton-greenhouse-gases-2030" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/wal-mart-wants-suppliers-eliminate-gigaton-greenhouse-gases-2030#comments Global Supply Chain News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:14:00 +0000 206301 at http://mhlnews.com Digital Platform for the Warehouse [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/digital-platform-warehouse-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">SensorThink has launched a digital platform built for the demands of the warehouse, and that can tie all of the elements of production, performance and execution into one platform.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/digital-platform-warehouse-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/digital-platform-warehouse-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:16:00 +0000 206281 at http://mhlnews.com Toyota Testing Fuel-Cell Truck at LA Port http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/toyota-testing-fuel-cell-truck-la-port <div class="node-body article-body">The truck generates more than 670 horsepower and 1325 pound feet of torque from two Mirai fuel cell stacks and a 12kWh battery, a relatively small battery to support class 8 load operations. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/toyota-testing-fuel-cell-truck-la-port" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/toyota-testing-fuel-cell-truck-la-port#comments Transportation & Distribution News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:59:00 +0000 206271 at http://mhlnews.com Robotic Tow Tractor [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/robotic-tow-tractor-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Yale has introduced the MO70T tow tractor, which utilizes Driven by Balyo robotic lift truck technology to autonomously navigate through warehouse environments and execute mission-critical load transportation tasks.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/robotic-tow-tractor-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/robotic-tow-tractor-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Products Thu, 20 Apr 2017 02:21:00 +0000 206261 at http://mhlnews.com Retail Imports Continue to Grow as Economy Expands http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/retail-imports-continue-grow-economy-expands <div class="node-body article-body">With the economy in good shape, consumers are willing to spend over the next few months which is driving up imports. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/retail-imports-continue-grow-economy-expands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/retail-imports-continue-grow-economy-expands#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:46:00 +0000 206251 at http://mhlnews.com They Work Hard for No Money http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/they-work-hard-no-money <div class="node-body article-body">Are warehouse robots here to help or replace humans?</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/they-work-hard-no-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/they-work-hard-no-money#comments Labor Management Technology & Automation Gold Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:30:00 +0000 206231 at http://mhlnews.com <p>Dave Blanchard<br /> <em>Editorial Director/<br /> Associate Publisher</em></p> In Compliance: Ensuring Safety during HazMat Transportation http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/compliance-ensuring-safety-during-hazmat-transportation <div class="field-byline"> Angela Eliacostas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are many moving parts to consider when transporting hazardous materials, including insurance, regulations, carrier qualifications and safety protocols.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/compliance-ensuring-safety-during-hazmat-transportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/compliance-ensuring-safety-during-hazmat-transportation#comments Transportation & Distribution Gold Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:23:00 +0000 206221 at http://mhlnews.com Material Handling & Logistics - April 2017 http://mhlnews.com/2017-04-19 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body">New roles and responsibilities are emerging in the new age of robotics, requiring new and more creative skills from our human workforce.</div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><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>: Automation Education:Training the First Generation of Automated Robotics Operators</p> <p>New roles and responsibilities are emerging in the new age of robotics, requiring new and more creative skills from our human workforce.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <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; ">&nbsp;</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/technology-automation/automation-education-training-first-generation-automated-robotics-operators">Automation Education: Training the First Generation of Automated Robotics Operators</a> <a href="/technology-automation/four-ways-internet-things-will-transform-supply-chain">Four Ways the Internet of Things Will Transform the Supply Chain</a> <a href="/warehousing/how-achieve-best-class-dc-performance">How to Achieve Best-in-Class DC Performance</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/2017-04-19" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000 206241 at http://mhlnews.com Automation Education: Training the First Generation of Automated Robotics Operators http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/automation-education-training-first-generation-automated-robotics-operators <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Christensen </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New roles and responsibilities are emerging in the new age of robotics, requiring new and more creative skills from our human workforce.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/automation-education-training-first-generation-automated-robotics-operators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/automation-education-training-first-generation-automated-robotics-operators#comments Technology & Automation Gold Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:40:00 +0000 206211 at http://mhlnews.com How Will Trump's Curb on Trade Deficit Affect Warehousing? http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-will-trumps-curb-trade-deficit-affect-warehousing <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico has increased more rapidly than with any other countries since the signing of NAFTA in 1995, and U.S. warehouse inventory has increased by a net of 3.5 billion square feet.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-will-trumps-curb-trade-deficit-affect-warehousing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-will-trumps-curb-trade-deficit-affect-warehousing#comments Global Supply Chain News Trump and the Supply Chain Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:38:00 +0000 206141 at http://mhlnews.com Mechatronic Drive Unit for Material Handling [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/mechatronic-drive-unit-material-handling-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Lenze Americas has introduced the Lenze Smart Gear g350, a compact mechatronic drive unit combining a gearbox, motor, electronics and software, and is designed specifically for horizontal material flow tasks.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/mechatronic-drive-unit-material-handling-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/mechatronic-drive-unit-material-handling-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:33:00 +0000 206191 at http://mhlnews.com Window Closing on Cheap Plentiful Freight for Shippers http://mhlnews.com/blog/window-closing-cheap-plentiful-freight-shippers <div class="node-body blog-body">Sorry, shippers: Though the economy is improving, capacity is getting tighter and transportation rates are rising.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/window-closing-cheap-plentiful-freight-shippers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/window-closing-cheap-plentiful-freight-shippers#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:21:00 +0000 206181 at http://mhlnews.com If You Teach It, Will They Stay? http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/if-you-teach-it-will-they-stay <div class="node-body article-body">Learn what one company is doing to ensure its Millennial workforce feels actively engaged in their careers.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/if-you-teach-it-will-they-stay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/if-you-teach-it-will-they-stay#comments Labor Management Gold Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:24:00 +0000 206171 at http://mhlnews.com <p>Adrienne Selko<br /> <em>Senior Editor<br /> adrienne.selko@penton.com</em></p> How to Achieve Best-in-Class DC Performance http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/how-achieve-best-class-dc-performance <div class="field-byline"> Mick McCormick </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Top DCs strive to constantly improve velocity and accuracy, while fostering a culture of identifying and removing inefficiencies.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/how-achieve-best-class-dc-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/how-achieve-best-class-dc-performance#comments Powered Vehicles Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Gold Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:57:00 +0000 206161 at http://mhlnews.com Yale Four Ways the Internet of Things Will Transform the Supply Chain http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/four-ways-internet-things-will-transform-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Suhas Sreedhar </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If there's a "quick win" to be had with IoT, it's in monitoring the performance and maintenance of industrial machines.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/four-ways-internet-things-will-transform-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/four-ways-internet-things-will-transform-supply-chain#comments Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Gold Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:27:00 +0000 206131 at http://mhlnews.com Top 10 Technologies That Will Disrupt Your Supply Chain http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/top-10-technologies-will-disrupt-your-supply-chain <div class="node-body gallery-body">Supply chains are evolving to become digital supply networks, which are on-demand and always-on. Is your company ready for this evolution?</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/top-10-technologies-will-disrupt-your-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/top-10-technologies-will-disrupt-your-supply-chain#comments Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Drones and Autonomous Vehicles Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:00:00 +0000 206111 at http://mhlnews.com Forklift Automation Technologies [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-automation-technologies-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Crown Equipment Corp. has introduced an Auto Positioning System which enables a forklift to take the most effective route to the next rack location.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-automation-technologies-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-automation-technologies-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Technology & Automation Products Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:39:00 +0000 206151 at http://mhlnews.com Wireless Forklift Battery Monitor [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/wireless-forklift-battery-monitor-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">AMETEK Prestolite Power has introduced its enhanced Wireless Battery Identification Device (WBID) that allows operators to monitor battery and charger usage for an entire forklift fleet through continuous data collection.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/wireless-forklift-battery-monitor-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/wireless-forklift-battery-monitor-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Technology & Automation Products Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:46:00 +0000 206291 at http://mhlnews.com Unions Step Up Attacks on Independent Contractor Status http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/unions-step-attacks-independent-contractor-status <div class="node-body article-body">Facing loss of members, unions take aim at ride-sharing companies and other transportation providers.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/unions-step-attacks-independent-contractor-status" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/unions-step-attacks-independent-contractor-status#comments Labor Management Gold Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:59:00 +0000 206101 at http://mhlnews.com UBER