Material Handling & Logistics http://mhlnews.com/rss.xml en Number One Risk for Manufacturers Is Supply Chain Disruption http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/number-one-risk-manufacturers-supply-chain-disruption <div class="node-body article-body">Other risks include taxes, labor costs, economic conditions and competition.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/number-one-risk-manufacturers-supply-chain-disruption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/number-one-risk-manufacturers-supply-chain-disruption#comments Global Supply Chain News Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:30:00 +0000 208071 at http://mhlnews.com Freight Visibility Mobile App http://mhlnews.com/new-products/freight-visibility-mobile-app <div class="node-body article-body">CX North America Information Services Inc. has introduced the Freight Vision Mobile App, which is designed to give a range of users, especially at the management level, visibility over the status of their freight operations any time and anywhere.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/freight-visibility-mobile-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/freight-visibility-mobile-app#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:18:00 +0000 208111 at http://mhlnews.com Amazon Giving Retailers Offer They Can’t Refuse http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/amazon-giving-retailers-offer-they-can-t-refuse <div class="node-body article-body">To build up global inventory Amazon told retailers that we will purchase inventory from you at your local marketplace offer price."</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/amazon-giving-retailers-offer-they-can-t-refuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/amazon-giving-retailers-offer-they-can-t-refuse#comments Global Supply Chain News Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:07:00 +0000 208061 at http://mhlnews.com Forklift Fleet Management Software http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-fleet-management-software <div class="node-body article-body">Keytroller has introduced its advanced forklift fleet management software Infomatics, a server, cloud or web-based software that provides data transfers and granularity by enabling various roles.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-fleet-management-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-fleet-management-software#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Technology & Automation Products Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:32:00 +0000 208121 at http://mhlnews.com Truck Routing, Mileage and Mapping Software http://mhlnews.com/new-products/truck-routing-mileage-and-mapping-software <div class="node-body article-body">ALK Technologies has introduced the latest version of its PC*MILER truck routing, mileage and mapping software.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/truck-routing-mileage-and-mapping-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/truck-routing-mileage-and-mapping-software#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:28:00 +0000 208101 at http://mhlnews.com Electric Multidirectional Forklift http://mhlnews.com/new-products/electric-multidirectional-forklift <div class="node-body article-body">Jungheinrich ETV Q20 and Q25 electric multidirectional forklifts accommodate extra-wide loads and provide multidirectional steering, which enables the forklift to travel forward, reverse or sideways down a warehouse aisle.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/electric-multidirectional-forklift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/electric-multidirectional-forklift#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Products Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:50:00 +0000 208091 at http://mhlnews.com Fork Safety Tubes for Containers http://mhlnews.com/new-products/fork-safety-tubes-containers <div class="node-body article-body">Bulk containers in the ShipShape line of reusable, plastic containers from MODRoto are now available with fork safety tubes (optional) set on the container sidewalls.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/fork-safety-tubes-containers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/fork-safety-tubes-containers#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:26:00 +0000 208081 at http://mhlnews.com Forklift Fiascoes and Lift Truck Lunacy http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/forklift-fiascoes-and-lift-truck-lunacy <div class="node-body gallery-body">A look at some worst practices in forklift operation and warehouse management, caught on video. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/forklift-fiascoes-and-lift-truck-lunacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/forklift-fiascoes-and-lift-truck-lunacy#comments Forklift Safety Powered Vehicles Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:52:00 +0000 208031 at http://mhlnews.com Supply Chain Asked to Help as Food Waste Hits Historic Highs http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/supply-chain-asked-help-food-waste-hits-historic-highs <div class="node-body article-body">The USDA has funded project to figure out how to reduce the food waste, which accounts for 18% of landfills. They will test online marketplaces and mobile apps. These emerging sharing economy companies could help farmers, restaurants, retailers and households manage problems with day-to-day food waste. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/supply-chain-asked-help-food-waste-hits-historic-highs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/supply-chain-asked-help-food-waste-hits-historic-highs#comments Global Supply Chain News Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:34:00 +0000 208051 at http://mhlnews.com Supply Chain Shortcuts High-Tech Manufacturers Can Take to Compete Globally http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/supply-chain-shortcuts-high-tech-manufacturers-can-take-compete-globally <div class="field-byline"> UPS </div> <div class="field-deck"> How midsize tech companies are building an international presence without unnecessary risks and infrastructure. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article will identify the challenges mid-size high-tech companies face in expanding their market overseas, and then explain how working with a third-party logistics provider with a global reach offers unique advantages. We’ll look at what’s involved in bringing a product to market, focusing particularly on identifying the right and best regions to source, manufacture, warehouse and distribute products from.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/supply-chain-shortcuts-high-tech-manufacturers-can-take-compete-globally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/supply-chain-shortcuts-high-tech-manufacturers-can-take-compete-globally#comments Sponsored Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000 208041 at http://mhlnews.com Companies Must Get Better at Monitoring Ethics in their Supply Chains http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/companies-must-get-better-monitoring-ethics-their-supply-chains <div class="node-body article-body">"Child labor, hazardous working conditions, excessive working hours and poor wages plague many workplaces in the developing world, creating embarrassment for the global companies that source from these factories and farms," explains Richard M Locke of Brown University in a new report.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/companies-must-get-better-monitoring-ethics-their-supply-chains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/companies-must-get-better-monitoring-ethics-their-supply-chains#comments Global Supply Chain News Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000 208021 at http://mhlnews.com Truckload Freight Activity Hits Record High http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truckload-freight-activity-hits-record-high <div class="node-body article-body">The June Freight Index increased 24% compared to May and was up 57% year over year, capping a robust first half of the year.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truckload-freight-activity-hits-record-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truckload-freight-activity-hits-record-high#comments Transportation & Distribution News Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:29:00 +0000 207991 at http://mhlnews.com Autofocus Barcode Reader http://mhlnews.com/new-products/autofocus-barcode-reader <div class="node-body article-body">Microscan has introduced MicroHAWK Ultra-High Density (UHD) Autofocus barcode readers that can read and decode tiny, difficult-to-read codes.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/autofocus-barcode-reader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/autofocus-barcode-reader#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:27:00 +0000 207981 at http://mhlnews.com Is Warehouse Automation an Asset or Obstacle? http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/warehouse-automation-asset-or-obstacle <div class="field-byline"> David Allais </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Investing in automation doesn't mean it will solve every goods-handling issue or be the right fit. Learn where automation is—and isn't—useful in the warehouse.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/warehouse-automation-asset-or-obstacle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/warehouse-automation-asset-or-obstacle#comments Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing News Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:31:00 +0000 207951 at http://mhlnews.com Fleet Management Telematics System http://mhlnews.com/new-products/fleet-management-telematics-system <div class="node-body article-body">JLG Industries, Inc. has introduced its ClearSky fleet management telematics solution, which provides flexible options for access to critical engine and equipment operational data.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/fleet-management-telematics-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/fleet-management-telematics-system#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:17:00 +0000 207971 at http://mhlnews.com Industrial Printers for Harsh Environments http://mhlnews.com/new-products/industrial-printers-harsh-environments <div class="node-body article-body">Zebra has introduced the ZT600 and ZT510 industrial printers designed to withstand harsh environments, along with Printer Profile Manager Enterprise, a browser-based remote printer management solution for Zebra Link-OS enabled printers.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/industrial-printers-harsh-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/industrial-printers-harsh-environments#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:43:00 +0000 207961 at http://mhlnews.com Digitalization Boosts Demand for Supply Chain Software http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/digitalization-boosts-demand-supply-chain-software <div class="node-body article-body">The market for supply chain software has risen to $13 billion, thanks in part to a rising demand for agility.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/digitalization-boosts-demand-supply-chain-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/digitalization-boosts-demand-supply-chain-software#comments Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation News Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:47:00 +0000 207941 at http://mhlnews.com Fuel Usage Visibility http://mhlnews.com/new-products/fuel-usage-visibility <div class="node-body article-body">Paragon Software Systems Inc. has launched a fuel usage enhancement to its routing and scheduling software that will enable logistics operations to accurately compare planned versus actual levels of consumption.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/fuel-usage-visibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/fuel-usage-visibility#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:14:00 +0000 208001 at http://mhlnews.com Federal Maritime Commission Pushing Further on Improving Supply Chain http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/federal-maritime-commission-pushing-further-improving-supply-chain <div class="node-body article-body">The FMC project aims to provide the U.S. ocean transportation supply system with accurate, actionable information delivered in a reliable and timely way.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/federal-maritime-commission-pushing-further-improving-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/federal-maritime-commission-pushing-further-improving-supply-chain#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:29:00 +0000 207911 at http://mhlnews.com Conveyor System Components http://mhlnews.com/new-products/conveyor-system-components <div class="node-body article-body">Stafford Manufacturing Corp. has introduced a full line of shaft collars, rigid couplings and mounts for building conveyors with varying load capacities and environmental considerations.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/conveyor-system-components" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/conveyor-system-components#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:35:00 +0000 208011 at http://mhlnews.com I.D. Systems Acquires Keytroller http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/id-systems-acquires-keytroller <div class="node-body article-body">I.D. Systems, a provider of mobile asset management technology for the IoT, has agreed to acquire Keytroller, a manufacturer and marketer of electronic products for managing forklifts and other industrial equipment, for $9 million.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/id-systems-acquires-keytroller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/id-systems-acquires-keytroller#comments Technology & Automation News Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:30:00 +0000 207931 at http://mhlnews.com Imports Could Hit New Record as Busy Merchants Stock Up http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/imports-could-hit-new-record-busy-merchants-stock <div class="node-body article-body">The National Retail Federation has forecast that 2017 retail sales – excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants – will increase between 3.7% and 4.2%, driven by job and income growth coupled with low debt.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/imports-could-hit-new-record-busy-merchants-stock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/imports-could-hit-new-record-busy-merchants-stock#comments Global Supply Chain News Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:02:00 +0000 207891 at http://mhlnews.com Failure to Connect: Five Ways to Alienate Your High-Tech Customers http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/failure-connect-five-ways-alienate-your-high-tech-customers <div class="field-byline"> UPS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When customers go shopping for high-tech products, they expect companies to immediately connect with their needs. Steer clear of these five key pitfalls, or you’ll send your customers to the competition. Do the right thing, and you’ll better your bottom line.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/failure-connect-five-ways-alienate-your-high-tech-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/failure-connect-five-ways-alienate-your-high-tech-customers#comments Sponsored Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000 207921 at http://mhlnews.com Walmart Suppliers Will Be Fined for Both Early and Late Deliveries http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/walmart-suppliers-will-be-fined-both-early-and-late-deliveries <div class="node-body article-body">Beginning August items that are fast-turning must deliver orders 100% full on the correct date, 75% of the time. If items are late or missing during a month period the supplier will be fined 3% of the value. Early shipments are fined as well or will incur a fine of 3% of the values.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/walmart-suppliers-will-be-fined-both-early-and-late-deliveries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/walmart-suppliers-will-be-fined-both-early-and-late-deliveries#comments Global Supply Chain News Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:55:00 +0000 207901 at http://mhlnews.com Forklift Industry Drives Dollars, Jobs to US Economy http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/forklift-industry-drives-dollars-jobs-us-economy <div class="node-body article-body">The industry added $25.7 billion in 2015 and employs 209,000. Each job within the industry supports 2.5 additional jobs elsewhere in the economy.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/forklift-industry-drives-dollars-jobs-us-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/forklift-industry-drives-dollars-jobs-us-economy#comments Transportation & Distribution News Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:29:00 +0000 207861 at http://mhlnews.com How to Control Your Fleet Costs and Increase Performance http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/how-control-your-fleet-costs-and-increase-performance <div class="field-byline"> Ryder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This eBook looks at tips on how to control your fleet costs and increase performance.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/how-control-your-fleet-costs-and-increase-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/how-control-your-fleet-costs-and-increase-performance#comments Sponsored Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000 207471 at http://mhlnews.com Making a Case for Dangerous Goods/Hazmat Shipping Compliance http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/making-case-dangerous-goodshazmat-shipping-compliance <div class="field-byline"> Robert Finn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Safety and compliance are challenging, but having the right infrastructure and technology can provide a competitive edge.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/making-case-dangerous-goodshazmat-shipping-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/making-case-dangerous-goodshazmat-shipping-compliance#comments Facilities Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:57:00 +0000 207841 at http://mhlnews.com Having Online Customers Pick Up at Store Could ‘Save’ Brick-and-Mortar Business http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/having-online-customers-pick-store-could-save-brick-and-mortar-business <div class="node-body article-body">By offering incentives to shoppers to use buy online and pick up in stores, retailers are driving more foot traffic into stores, and shoppers potentially can buy more than they intended to, boosting store sales. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/having-online-customers-pick-store-could-save-brick-and-mortar-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/having-online-customers-pick-store-could-save-brick-and-mortar-business#comments Global Supply Chain News Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:34:00 +0000 207831 at http://mhlnews.com Visibility Across the DC http://mhlnews.com/new-products/visibility-across-dc <div class="node-body article-body">Dematic iQ 2.5, a warehouse execution system software platform, now includes Material Flow Analysis, a new blend of performance monitoring, analytical insights and visualization. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/visibility-across-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/visibility-across-dc#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:26:00 +0000 207821 at http://mhlnews.com Expanding ERP into the Extended Supply Chain http://mhlnews.com/new-products/expanding-erp-extended-supply-chain <div class="node-body article-body">Infor has introduced Networked CloudSuites, which extends mission-critical business applications beyond the four walls of the enterprise across the value chain. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/expanding-erp-extended-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/expanding-erp-extended-supply-chain#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:42:00 +0000 207871 at http://mhlnews.com