Material Handling & Logistics http://mhlnews.com/rss.xml en Suppliers Must Reduce GHG Emissions Says Federal Government http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/suppliers-must-reduce-ghg-emissions-says-federal-government <div class="node-body article-body">Performing a GHG inventory provides insight into operations and opportunities for energy and operational savings that can result in both environmental and financial benefits.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/suppliers-must-reduce-ghg-emissions-says-federal-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/suppliers-must-reduce-ghg-emissions-says-federal-government#comments Global Supply Chain News Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:56:00 +0000 185461 at http://mhlnews.com Delivering Pizza by Drone http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/delivering-pizza-drone <div class="node-body article-body">The delivery drone, constructed from carbon fiber, aluminum and 3-D printed components, lowers its cargo via tether and has built- in safety features such as low battery return to safe location and auto-return home in case of low GPS signal or communication loss. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/delivering-pizza-drone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/delivering-pizza-drone#comments Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution News Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:46:00 +0000 185451 at http://mhlnews.com Orders for Robots Hit Record in First Half of 2016 http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/orders-robots-hit-record-first-half-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">A total of 14,583 robots valued at approximately $817 million were ordered from North American companies during the first half of 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/orders-robots-hit-record-first-half-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/orders-robots-hit-record-first-half-2016#comments Technology & Automation News Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:09:00 +0000 185441 at http://mhlnews.com Employees Using Wearables are More Productive http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/employees-using-wearables-are-more-productive <div class="node-body article-body">Employees with wearable devices increased their productivity by 8.5% and their job satisfaction by 3.5%. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/employees-using-wearables-are-more-productive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/employees-using-wearables-are-more-productive#comments Technology & Automation News Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:33:00 +0000 185431 at http://mhlnews.com Fleet Management Platform [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/fleet-management-platform-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Teletrac Navman has introduced its fleet management platform, Teletrac Navman Director. The new solution intelligently tracks assets and collects data to meet a range of business needs and to drive enhanced productivity for users.</p></div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/fleet-management-platform-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/fleet-management-platform-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Products Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:15:00 +0000 185421 at http://mhlnews.com Digital Transformation in the Warehouse: Advanced Mobility Report http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/digital-transformation-warehouse-advanced-mobility-report <div class="node-body article-body">Mobile solution complexity is a major pain point for enterprises today. For warehouse and distribution centers, managing the selection, integration and deployment and on-going performance and maintenance of mobile technology is a daunting prospect. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/digital-transformation-warehouse-advanced-mobility-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/digital-transformation-warehouse-advanced-mobility-report#comments Sponsored White Papers White Papers Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000 185411 at http://mhlnews.com Truck Tonnage Drops in July, 4th Drop in Last 5 Months http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truck-tonnage-drops-july-4th-drop-last-5-months <div class="node-body article-body">“This prolonged softness is consistent with a supply chain that is clearing out elevated inventories," said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truck-tonnage-drops-july-4th-drop-last-5-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truck-tonnage-drops-july-4th-drop-last-5-months#comments Transportation & Distribution News Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:57:00 +0000 185401 at http://mhlnews.com Voice Support for Warehouse Mobile Devices [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/voice-support-warehouse-mobile-devices-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Wavelink has announced Speakeasy support on the Velocity platform, bringing voice to modernized terminal emulation and web-based applications on the Android operating system. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/voice-support-warehouse-mobile-devices-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/voice-support-warehouse-mobile-devices-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Warehousing Products Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:00:00 +0000 185391 at http://mhlnews.com Rollover Side Curtain Airbags [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/rollover-side-curtain-airbags-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Scania has introduced rollover side curtain airbags that deploy to protect those traveling in the cab if the truck rolls over.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/rollover-side-curtain-airbags-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/rollover-side-curtain-airbags-new-products#comments New Products Transportation & Distribution Products Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:35:00 +0000 185381 at http://mhlnews.com How to Build a Responsible Supply Chain http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-build-responsible-supply-chain <div class="node-body article-body">By improving environmental, social and governance performance throughout the supply chain, companies can enhance processes, reduce costs, increase productivity, innovate, differentiate and improve societal outcomes. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-build-responsible-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-build-responsible-supply-chain#comments Global Supply Chain News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:33:00 +0000 185361 at http://mhlnews.com Drum Dollies [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/drum-dollies-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Akro-Mils has introduced two circular drum dollies designed to safely move 55-gallon drums or 5-gallon pails.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/drum-dollies-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/drum-dollies-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Transportation & Distribution Products Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:37:00 +0000 185351 at http://mhlnews.com Will Uber’s Acquisition of Otto Lead to Cargo Service for Long-Haul Trucking? http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/will-uber-s-acquisition-otto-lead-cargo-service-long-haul-trucking <div class="node-body article-body">Otto said that with Uber it can build the backbone of the rapidly-approaching self-driving freight system. "We can help make transportation as reliable as running water, everywhere for everyone, whether you’re talking people or packages."</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/will-uber-s-acquisition-otto-lead-cargo-service-long-haul-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/will-uber-s-acquisition-otto-lead-cargo-service-long-haul-trucking#comments Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution News Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:40:00 +0000 185341 at http://mhlnews.com Otto Temperature-Monitoring Label [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/temperature-monitoring-label-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Avery Dennison has introduced TT Sensor Plus, which is a credit card-sized label that can track temperatures during a product’s supply chain journey. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/temperature-monitoring-label-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/temperature-monitoring-label-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:59:00 +0000 185371 at http://mhlnews.com Traditional ROI is Outdated When Evaluating Technology Investment http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/traditional-roi-outdated-when-evaluating-technology-investment <div class="node-body article-body">New technology investment is unlikely to be a reaction to changes in the short-term economic environment as is often the case with capital investment. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/traditional-roi-outdated-when-evaluating-technology-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/traditional-roi-outdated-when-evaluating-technology-investment#comments Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation News Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:13:00 +0000 185331 at http://mhlnews.com Distribution Industry in a State of Disruption http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/distribution-industry-state-disruption <div class="node-body article-body">Challenges to the industry include marine terminal closures, driver shortages, new ocean carrier alliances and Panama Canal issues. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/distribution-industry-state-disruption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/distribution-industry-state-disruption#comments Transportation & Distribution News Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:45:00 +0000 185321 at http://mhlnews.com Thinkstock Mobile Data Capture Platform [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/mobile-data-capture-platform-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Scandit has launched Scandit Flow, a mobile data capture development platform that supports a variety of barcode-scanning intensive workflows across the supply chain, including proof of delivery, inventory management and asset management.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/mobile-data-capture-platform-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/mobile-data-capture-platform-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:55:00 +0000 185311 at http://mhlnews.com How to Make Your Supply Chain a Competitive Asset http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/how-make-your-supply-chain-competitive-asset <div class="field-byline"> Ryder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Having full visibility throughout your entire LEAN supply chain can help companies compete and win in today’s challenging environment.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/how-make-your-supply-chain-competitive-asset" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/how-make-your-supply-chain-competitive-asset#comments Sponsored Transportation & Distribution Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000 185071 at http://mhlnews.com Smart System for Electronic Component Handling [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/smart-system-electronic-component-handling-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Kardex Remstar has introduced Power Pick Global Smartpick 5200 software for the storage and retrieval of SMD (surface mounted device) electronic components.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/smart-system-electronic-component-handling-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/smart-system-electronic-component-handling-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:37:00 +0000 185291 at http://mhlnews.com New EPA Rules on Greenhouse-Gas Efficiency for Big Rigs http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/new-epa-rules-greenhouse-gas-efficiency-big-rigs <div class="node-body article-body">The rules mean that 2027 model-year heavy-duty trucks will be 25% more carbon efficient than those sold in the 2018 model year.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/new-epa-rules-greenhouse-gas-efficiency-big-rigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/new-epa-rules-greenhouse-gas-efficiency-big-rigs#comments Transportation & Distribution News Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:22:00 +0000 185281 at http://mhlnews.com Thinkstock Swivel Jacking Caster [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/swivel-jacking-caster-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">The Revvo Caster Company Inc. has introduced a heavy-duty model JA swivel jacking caster.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/swivel-jacking-caster-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/swivel-jacking-caster-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:24:00 +0000 185301 at http://mhlnews.com Safety at the Loading Docks http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/safety-loading-docks <div class="field-byline"> Walt Swietlik </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Loading dock equipment can help protect workers and secure cargo.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/safety-loading-docks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/safety-loading-docks#comments Transportation & Distribution Gold Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:09:00 +0000 185271 at http://mhlnews.com <p>Loading dock shelters give full, unobstructed access to loads on trailers.</p> The Logistics Challenge: When Change Is Not Enough http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/logistics-challenge-when-change-not-enough <div class="node-body article-body">Disruptive technologies and operational constraints are changing the rules of the supply chain game.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/logistics-challenge-when-change-not-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/logistics-challenge-when-change-not-enough#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution Gold Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:35:00 +0000 185251 at http://mhlnews.com Explore All Your Options to Choose the Right Transportation Mode http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/explore-all-your-options-choose-right-transportation-mode <div class="node-body article-body">Many companies fail to evaluate the true costs of alternative transportation options on their logistics network.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/explore-all-your-options-choose-right-transportation-mode" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/explore-all-your-options-choose-right-transportation-mode#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution Gold Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:55:00 +0000 185241 at http://mhlnews.com Maersk Concerned About Future US Trade Policy http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/maersk-concerned-about-future-us-trade-policy <div class="node-body article-body">“Trade barriers weaken global growth,” says Maersk CFO Trond Westlie. “Low trade barriers not only help trade growth, but also economic growth.”</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/maersk-concerned-about-future-us-trade-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/maersk-concerned-about-future-us-trade-policy#comments Global Supply Chain News Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:16:00 +0000 185231 at http://mhlnews.com Maersk If You're Looking for a White Knight to Save You, Better Look in the Mirror http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/if-youre-looking-white-knight-save-you-better-look-mirror <div class="node-body article-body">While the national supply chain is sound, it wasn't built for the pressures that technology and regulations are putting on it.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/if-youre-looking-white-knight-save-you-better-look-mirror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/if-youre-looking-white-knight-save-you-better-look-mirror#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution Gold Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:10:00 +0000 185221 at http://mhlnews.com <p>Dave Blanchard<br /> <em>Editorial Director/<br /> Associate Publisher</em></p> Goods-to-Box Robotics Solution [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/goods-box-robotics-solution-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">inVia Robotics has introduced a “goods-to-box” robotics system, which is designed to integrate seamlessly with WMS and ERP solutions.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/goods-box-robotics-solution-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/goods-box-robotics-solution-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Warehousing Products Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:07:00 +0000 185201 at http://mhlnews.com Material Handling & Logistics - July/August 2016 http://mhlnews.com/mhlnews/2016-08-16 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>Disruptive technologies and operational constraints are changing the rules of the supply chain game.</p> </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>: <strong>The Logistics Challenge: When Change Is Not Enough </strong>&mdash; Disruptive technologies and operational constraints are changing the rules of the supply chain game.</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; "><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; ">MH&amp;L&nbsp;</em>delivers thought-provoking, high-quality, fact-based editorial that supports the contemporary view of material handling and logistics as functions that support the bottom line and ultimately enhance an organization&rsquo;s profitability.&nbsp; Readers rely on&nbsp;<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; ">MH&amp;L</em>&nbsp;to learn about cutting-edge trends, new product innovations and best practices that help them work smarter, faster, safer and more.</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/transportation-distribution/logistics-challenge-when-change-not-enough">The Logistics Challenge: When Change Is Not Enough</a> <a href="/facilities-management/better-idea-automotive-supply-chain-u-shaped-cells">A Better Idea for the Automotive Supply Chain: U-Shaped Cells</a> <a href="/transportation-distribution/safety-loading-docks">Safety at the Loading Docks</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/mhlnews/2016-08-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000 185261 at http://mhlnews.com RFID Asset Tracking Tags [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/rfid-asset-tracking-tags-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Century RFID has introduced the Commando IT Asset Management Tag and Metalion L Read-on-Metal RFID Label for tracking both metal and non-metallic assets.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/rfid-asset-tracking-tags-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/rfid-asset-tracking-tags-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:23:00 +0000 185211 at http://mhlnews.com ‘Smart Operations’ New Key to Manufacturing Excellence http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/smart-operations-new-key-manufacturing-excellence <div class="node-body article-body">Smart operations use pervasive data collection, advanced analytics, technology investments and deeper collaboration with partners to prepare their value streams for the next industrial revolution.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/smart-operations-new-key-manufacturing-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/smart-operations-new-key-manufacturing-excellence#comments Technology & Automation News Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:13:00 +0000 185171 at http://mhlnews.com What Perks Will Attract Drivers? http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/what-perks-will-attract-drivers <div class="node-body article-body">Perks were rated highest by millennials, were a dominant factor for Gen X’ers, followed by company reputation, and narrowly outweighed location as the top priority among baby boomers, who also still considered company reputation significant.”</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/what-perks-will-attract-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/what-perks-will-attract-drivers#comments Labor Management News Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:52:00 +0000 185161 at http://mhlnews.com