Material Handling & Logistics http://mhlnews.com/rss.xml en Parcel Intelligence Platform [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/parcel-intelligence-platform-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">VeriShip has launched the VeriShip Intelligence Platform (VIP), a cloud-based parcel intelligence platform that helps companies understand complex data points and use that information to uncover savings opportunities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/parcel-intelligence-platform-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/parcel-intelligence-platform-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Products Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:43:00 +0000 174641 at http://mhlnews.com Shippers Enjoy a Rare Breath of Fresh Air http://mhlnews.com/blog/shippers-enjoy-rare-breath-fresh-air <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Conditions worsened for shippers in the month of May as far as overall conditions go, but even so rate increases have been held at bay, as have fuel prices.</p></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/shippers-enjoy-rare-breath-fresh-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/shippers-enjoy-rare-breath-fresh-air#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:19:00 +0000 174651 at http://mhlnews.com 10 Toughest Places to Find Warehouse Space http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/10-toughest-places-find-warehouse-space <div class="node-body gallery-body">Vacancy rates for warehouse space is at its lowest level in more than 14 years, and rent price-tags are on the rise. This slideshow takes a look at the ten toughest places to find warehouse vacancies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/10-toughest-places-find-warehouse-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/10-toughest-places-find-warehouse-space#comments Warehousing Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:22:00 +0000 174621 at http://mhlnews.com Suez Canal Test Run Complete http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/suez-canal-test-run-complete <div class="node-body article-body">The new $8 billion waterway, which is expected to open next month, began construction almost a year ago alongside the existing 145-year-old Suez Canal. The new canal will double the capacity of the canal. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/suez-canal-test-run-complete" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/suez-canal-test-run-complete#comments Transportation & Distribution News Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:20:00 +0000 174631 at http://mhlnews.com Suez Canal Authority Material Handling Push Cart [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/material-handling-push-cart-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Creform Corp. has developed a new push cart specifically designed for handling production parts to assure material handling consistency, efficiency and protection.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/material-handling-push-cart-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/material-handling-push-cart-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:18:00 +0000 174601 at http://mhlnews.com The Future of Logistics Rests on the Shoulders of the IoT http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/future-logistics-rests-shoulders-iot <div class="field-byline"> Don Hsieh, Tyco Integrated Security </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The top two areas in which businesses are deploying IIoT are in asset management and security. The goals is to secure their whole supply chain by responding to alerts in real time and proactively addressing threats to the integrity of their supply chain. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/future-logistics-rests-shoulders-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/future-logistics-rests-shoulders-iot#comments Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation News Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:54:00 +0000 174591 at http://mhlnews.com Driver Turnover Falls in Q1 http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/driver-turnover-falls-q1 <div class="node-body article-body">In the first quarter, annualized turnover at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in revenue fell to 84%, the lowest it has been since the second quarter of 2011 and marks the first time the rate fell below 90% since 2011.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/driver-turnover-falls-q1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/driver-turnover-falls-q1#comments Labor Management News Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:31:00 +0000 174581 at http://mhlnews.com Ergonomic Dumpster Mover [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/ergonomic-dumpster-mover-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">American Sales Development (ASD) has added the XPRESS PLUS-200 (Dumpster Mover) to its line of electric powered tugs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/ergonomic-dumpster-mover-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/ergonomic-dumpster-mover-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Products Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:14:00 +0000 174571 at http://mhlnews.com Transportation Could be Jeopardized for Decades if not Funded Says ATA http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/transportation-could-be-jeopardized-decades-if-not-funded-says-ata <div class="node-body article-body">"This is not just an esoteric debate about a line item in a budget. Congress’ actions have real consequences, and the decisions this Committee makes will determine whether a business succeeds or fails and whether a job is created or eliminated," said ATA's CEO Bill Graves. .</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/transportation-could-be-jeopardized-decades-if-not-funded-says-ata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/transportation-could-be-jeopardized-decades-if-not-funded-says-ata#comments Transportation & Distribution News Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000 174541 at http://mhlnews.com Walkie Pallet Truck [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/walkie-pallet-truck-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">The Raymond Corporation has introduced the Raymond Model 8210 walkie pallet truck featuring AC technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/walkie-pallet-truck-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/walkie-pallet-truck-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Products Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:50:00 +0000 174531 at http://mhlnews.com RFID Transponders [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/rfid-transponders-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Siemens is expanding its line of Simatic RF600 RFID products with new transponders with large memory capacities and a compact mobile read/write device.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/rfid-transponders-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/rfid-transponders-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:14:00 +0000 174551 at http://mhlnews.com Mercedes Reorganizes Its Supply Chain Network to Reduce Auto Costs http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/mercedes-reorganizes-its-supply-chain-network-reduce-auto-costs <div class="node-body article-body">Mercedes' new supply chain consolidation center is aiming to reduce logistics costs by about 20% per vehicle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/mercedes-reorganizes-its-supply-chain-network-reduce-auto-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/mercedes-reorganizes-its-supply-chain-network-reduce-auto-costs#comments Global Supply Chain News Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:59:00 +0000 174521 at http://mhlnews.com High-Speed Packaging Robot [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-speed-packaging-robot-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Adept Technology Inc. has introduced a new parallel robot, the Hornet 565. Featuring high-speed pick and place capabilities, the Hornet 565 offers ease of deployment and advanced performance for packaging applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-speed-packaging-robot-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-speed-packaging-robot-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:03:00 +0000 174561 at http://mhlnews.com A ‘Smart Ship’ Is In the Works http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/smart-ship-works <div class="node-body article-body">The Internet of Things is having an impact on ocean cargo shipping as a new way for ship owners to manage their fleets and achieve potential operational savings is being developed by Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/smart-ship-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/smart-ship-works#comments Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution News Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:05:00 +0000 174511 at http://mhlnews.com Hyundai Heavy Industries Short Wheelbase Industrial Lift Truck [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/short-wheelbase-industrial-lift-truck-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Hyster Company has introduced its new H300HD2S and H330HD2S industrial lift trucks, which are suitable for applications such as steel manufacturing, concrete and lumber, as they are designed to offer 30,000-33,000 pounds of capacity with a shorter wheelbase.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/short-wheelbase-industrial-lift-truck-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/short-wheelbase-industrial-lift-truck-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Products Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:12:00 +0000 174501 at http://mhlnews.com Congress Struggles with Highway Program Legislation http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/congress-struggles-highway-program-legislation <div class="node-body article-body">"We have some tsunamis coming around the corner in transportation," says Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, expressing his frustration over the difficulties in approving long-term transportation funding.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/congress-struggles-highway-program-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/congress-struggles-highway-program-legislation#comments Transportation & Distribution News Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:53:00 +0000 174491 at http://mhlnews.com Thinkstock Supply Chains Shift from Pacific to Atlantic Ports http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/supply-chains-shift-pacific-atlantic-ports <div class="node-body article-body">Imports along the East Coast have increased by 15%, while import traffic on the West Coast is down 4%,</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/supply-chains-shift-pacific-atlantic-ports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/supply-chains-shift-pacific-atlantic-ports#comments Transportation & Distribution News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:22:00 +0000 174481 at http://mhlnews.com Conveyor Tension Measuring System [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/conveyor-tension-measuring-system-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Cambridge Engineered Solutions has introduced a measuring system called Tug Tester to help companies obtain accurate tension readings on turn and spiral cage conveyor belts commonly used during the cooling and freezing stages of bakery and food processing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/conveyor-tension-measuring-system-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/conveyor-tension-measuring-system-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Wed, 15 Jul 2015 21:33:00 +0000 174461 at http://mhlnews.com North America is Focus of Tech Companies http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/north-america-focus-tech-companies <div class="node-body article-body"> 17% of tech leaders say their companies are planning to move manufacturing back to the U.S. in the next 24 months. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/north-america-focus-tech-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/north-america-focus-tech-companies#comments Facilities Management News Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:41:00 +0000 174451 at http://mhlnews.com Drum Mover, Palletizer and Pourer [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/drum-mover-palletizer-and-pourer-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Morse has introduced a pouring palletizer (model 82A-GT) that features a geared hand crank for precise tilting and pouring.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/drum-mover-palletizer-and-pourer-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/drum-mover-palletizer-and-pourer-new-products#comments New Products Warehousing Products Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:49:00 +0000 174441 at http://mhlnews.com Health Care Still at Top of Benefit List http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/health-care-still-top-benefit-list <div class="node-body article-body"><p>While&nbsp; the majority of organizations have offered the same amount (58%) of employer sponsored benefi&shy;ts, over the past year, &nbsp;or have increased (35%) the number of benefi&shy;ts offered, health care remains the driver for how those bene&shy;fits plans are composed, particularly as employers continue to weigh the various effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/health-care-still-top-benefit-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/health-care-still-top-benefit-list#comments Labor Management News Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:21:00 +0000 174431 at http://mhlnews.com Micrologistics Enables Shift from Hub-and-Spoke to Smaller Regional DCs http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/micrologistics-enables-shift-hub-and-spoke-smaller-regional-dcs <div class="node-body article-body">Micrologistics networks are important, says IDC, because they enable manufacturing firms to better position inventory (finished goods and assemble to order components) closer to the customer, and therefore help in reducing delivery costs, improving inventory strategy, and driving a layer of agility into the fulfillment network. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/micrologistics-enables-shift-hub-and-spoke-smaller-regional-dcs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/micrologistics-enables-shift-hub-and-spoke-smaller-regional-dcs#comments Transportation & Distribution News Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:54:00 +0000 174421 at http://mhlnews.com Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images Will Bad Road Conditions Cause Further Trucker Shortages? http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/will-bad-road-conditions-cause-further-trucker-shortages <div class="node-body article-body">The majority of truckers said that they get held up by poor road conditions every day or a few times a week which increases maintenance costs resulting in declining margins for owner-operators. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/will-bad-road-conditions-cause-further-trucker-shortages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/will-bad-road-conditions-cause-further-trucker-shortages#comments Transportation & Distribution News Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:24:00 +0000 174411 at http://mhlnews.com Automated Mixed Case Palletizing Solution [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/automated-mixed-case-palletizing-solution-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Dematic has introduced AMCAP (Automated Mixed Case Palletizing), a new order fulfillment solution that automates the palletizing of mixed cases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/automated-mixed-case-palletizing-solution-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/automated-mixed-case-palletizing-solution-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:47:00 +0000 174401 at http://mhlnews.com Quiz: Is your supply chain at risk? http://mhlnews.com/ask-supply-chain-experts/quiz-your-supply-chain-risk <div class="node-body article-body">Is your supply chain at risk? Take the survey to assess your company's supply chain risk management efforts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/ask-supply-chain-experts/quiz-your-supply-chain-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/ask-supply-chain-experts/quiz-your-supply-chain-risk#comments Ask the Supply Chain Experts Sponsored Global Supply Chain Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:30:00 +0000 174161 at http://mhlnews.com Order Fulfillment in the Cloud [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/order-fulfillment-cloud-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Oracle has expanded the Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud with two new products, Oracle Order Management Cloud and Oracle Global Order Promising Cloud. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/order-fulfillment-cloud-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/order-fulfillment-cloud-new-products#comments New Products Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Products Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:12:00 +0000 174391 at http://mhlnews.com CPG Industry Rethinks Supply Chain Network http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/cpg-industry-rethinks-supply-chain-network <div class="node-body article-body">The CPG industry now spends about $15.5 billion each year on transportation, 14% of all CPG companies' costs, reversing all other supply chain cost-saving efforts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/cpg-industry-rethinks-supply-chain-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/cpg-industry-rethinks-supply-chain-network#comments Global Supply Chain News Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:22:00 +0000 174381 at http://mhlnews.com Standard Gantry Cranes [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/standard-gantry-cranes-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Engineered Material Handling (EMH) has introduced a line of standard gantry crane solutions to facilitate the ordering process for users. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/standard-gantry-cranes-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/standard-gantry-cranes-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Sun, 12 Jul 2015 21:43:00 +0000 174471 at http://mhlnews.com Congress Urged to Reform Truck Size and Weight Limits http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/congress-urged-reform-truck-size-and-weight-limits <div class="node-body article-body">The Coalition for Transportation Productivity has asked Congress to reform interstate vehicle weight limits for six-axle trucks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/congress-urged-reform-truck-size-and-weight-limits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/congress-urged-reform-truck-size-and-weight-limits#comments Transportation & Distribution News Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:04:00 +0000 174371 at http://mhlnews.com Pixelci / Thinkstock DHL Eyes Africa as a Future Logistics Powerhouse http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/dhl-eyes-africa-future-logistics-powerhouse <div class="node-body article-body">DHL plans to invest millions on logistics and infrastructure upgrades in the African countries of Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Benin, Cameroon, Guinea Republic, Gabon, Tanzania, Mauritius and Cote D'Ivoire.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/dhl-eyes-africa-future-logistics-powerhouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/dhl-eyes-africa-future-logistics-powerhouse#comments Global Supply Chain News Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:31:00 +0000 174231 at http://mhlnews.com