Material Handling & Logistics http://mhlnews.com/rss.xml en American Robot Market Sees Double-Digit Growth in 2014 http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/american-robot-market-sees-double-digit-growth-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automotive industry growth leads the way, with orders up 48%. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/american-robot-market-sees-double-digit-growth-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/american-robot-market-sees-double-digit-growth-2014#comments Facilities Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:11:00 +0000 42461 at http://mhlnews.com Image copyright Echo via Getty Images Zebra Completes Motorola Acquisition for $3.45 Billion http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/zebra-completes-motorola-acquisition-345-billion <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Goal is to provide Internet of Things solutions as customers invest more in data analytics and mobility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/zebra-completes-motorola-acquisition-345-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/zebra-completes-motorola-acquisition-345-billion#comments Facilities Management Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Warehousing News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:06:00 +0000 42451 at http://mhlnews.com Intelligrated expands in China, Brazil and Canada http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/intelligrated-expands-china-brazil-and-canada <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Expanded headquarters and new hires enhance local support in key markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/intelligrated-expands-china-brazil-and-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/intelligrated-expands-china-brazil-and-canada#comments Facilities Management Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Warehousing News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 42441 at http://mhlnews.com Clean Diesel Technology Touted at Emissions Summit http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/clean-diesel-technology-touted-emissions-summit <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems are said to help manufacturers balance the competing goals of lower emissions and increased fuel efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/clean-diesel-technology-touted-emissions-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/clean-diesel-technology-touted-emissions-summit#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:55:00 +0000 42431 at http://mhlnews.com Air Freight Rates Rising through Year’s End http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/air-freight-rates-rising-through-year-s-end <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rates from Asia to North America and Europe indicate a short-term airfreight recovery.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/air-freight-rates-rising-through-year-s-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/air-freight-rates-rising-through-year-s-end#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:44:00 +0000 42421 at http://mhlnews.com Crane Operator Certification [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/crane-operator-certification-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Columbus McKinnon Corporation has expanded its comprehensive offering of product and safety training to include NCCCO written and practical certification exams for Overhead Crane Operator Training. &nbsp;These combine classroom and hands-on training to educate students on OSHA, CMAA, ANSI/ASME B30 and ANSI/ASME P30 regulations as they apply to hoist and crane operators.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/crane-operator-certification-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/crane-operator-certification-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Labor Management Technology & Automation Warehousing Products Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:15:00 +0000 42411 at http://mhlnews.com Food-Safe Corrugated [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/food-safe-corrugated-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Georgia-Pacific Corrugated is on a path to achieve Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification in all its box plants and produce yards in the United States. This gives manufacturers, retailers and foodservice providers around the world a single, credible food safety management system across the entire supply chain.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/food-safe-corrugated-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/food-safe-corrugated-new-products#comments New Products Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Products Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:07:00 +0000 42401 at http://mhlnews.com Poly Dollies [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/poly-dollies-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Akro-Mils expanded its line of polyethylene dollies with a new Black color. These 30&quot; x 18&quot; dollies are now available in three colors &mdash; Black, Red and Blue. Featuring a steel-reinforced, one-piece deck design, flush or padded models are available for cargo protection.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/poly-dollies-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/warehousing/poly-dollies-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Products Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:00:00 +0000 42391 at http://mhlnews.com Guide to State Safety Requirements [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/guide-state-safety-requirements-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) published a Guide to Injury and Illness Prevention Programs.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/guide-state-safety-requirements-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/guide-state-safety-requirements-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Real-Time Visibility Labor Management Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Products Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:57:00 +0000 42381 at http://mhlnews.com One Picker, Thousands of Picks [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/one-picker-thousands-picks-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Kardex Remstar&rsquo;s Smartpick 6000 inventory management software, in combination with proven horizontal carousel technology, creates an order fulfillment solution combining several horizontal carousels. Typically two to four units are combined into one order picking station which usually only requires a single operator.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/one-picker-thousands-picks-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/one-picker-thousands-picks-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Labor Management Technology & Automation Warehousing Products Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:54:00 +0000 42371 at http://mhlnews.com Improve Quality Analytics [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/improve-quality-analytics-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Manufacturing quality managers can use Apriso Quality Intelligence Pack to help identify, investigate and address key quality issues such as excessive scrap levels, poor supplier performance, product non-conformance or manufacturing process variability.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/improve-quality-analytics-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/improve-quality-analytics-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Real-Time Visibility Labor Management Technology & Automation Warehousing Products Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:51:00 +0000 42361 at http://mhlnews.com Enterprise Android KitKat Rugged Mobile Computer http://mhlnews.com/new-products/enterprise-android-kitkat-rugged-mobile-computer <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.motorolasolutions.com/" target="_blank">Motorola Solutions, Inc.</a> unveils the <a href="http://www.motorolasolutions.com/tc70" target="_blank">Symbol TC70</a> touch computer, running the Android KitKat operating system and combining the ease of use of a smartphone with durability and reliability.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/enterprise-android-kitkat-rugged-mobile-computer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/enterprise-android-kitkat-rugged-mobile-computer#comments New Products Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:49:00 +0000 42341 at http://mhlnews.com Cultivating Logistics Talent in the Underground http://mhlnews.com/blog/cultivating-logistics-talent-underground <div class="node-body blog-body">Rogers Sporting Goods is growing its e-commerce business serving outdoor enthusiasts from cavernous spaces under Kansas City. </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/cultivating-logistics-talent-underground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/cultivating-logistics-talent-underground#comments Facilities Management Labor Management Powered Vehicles Technology & Automation Warehousing Chain of Thought Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:54:00 +0000 42331 at http://mhlnews.com ABF Freight Hikes LTL Rates by 5.4 Percent http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/abf-freight-hikes-ltl-rates-54-percent <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Dave Blanchard </div> <div class="node-body article-body">LTL carrier ABF Freight follows the lead of rivals FedEx Freight and UPS Freight by announcing rate increase.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/abf-freight-hikes-ltl-rates-54-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/abf-freight-hikes-ltl-rates-54-percent#comments Transportation & Distribution News Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:49:00 +0000 42321 at http://mhlnews.com Talent Shopping Tips for the Holidays http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/talent-shopping-tips-holidays <div class="field-byline"> By Charlie Saffro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Keep your long-term growth goals in mind when filling talent gaps to fill peak needs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/talent-shopping-tips-holidays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/talent-shopping-tips-holidays#comments Facilities Management Labor Management Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:49:00 +0000 42311 at http://mhlnews.com Image copyright esenkarta via Getty Images Equipment Leasing Volume Strong in September http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/equipment-leasing-volume-strong-september <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Equipment leasing is up 21% from a year ago and up 31% from August.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/equipment-leasing-volume-strong-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/equipment-leasing-volume-strong-september#comments Facilities Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:26:00 +0000 42301 at http://mhlnews.com Image copyright McClatchy-Tribune via Getty Images Truckload Capacity Rose 5.6% in Mid-October http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truckload-capacity-rose-56-mid-october <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Available freight declined by the same rate as truckload capacity rose.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truckload-capacity-rose-56-mid-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truckload-capacity-rose-56-mid-october#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution Warehousing News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:16:00 +0000 42291 at http://mhlnews.com Occupancy Costs in Asia Reduce Region’s Economic Advantage http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/occupancy-costs-asia-reduce-region-s-economic-advantage <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Occupancy costs for logistics operators have come down in Europe and the U.S. while increasing sharply in Asia. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/occupancy-costs-asia-reduce-region-s-economic-advantage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/occupancy-costs-asia-reduce-region-s-economic-advantage#comments Facilities Management Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution Warehousing News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:05:00 +0000 42281 at http://mhlnews.com Image copyright Amanda Rohde via Getty Images 2014 to Finish Strong with Mergers & Acquisitions http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/2014-finish-strong-mergers-acquisitions <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A majority of subsectors will see deal volume gains, with mega deals increasing average deal value.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/2014-finish-strong-mergers-acquisitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/2014-finish-strong-mergers-acquisitions#comments Facilities Management Labor Management Transportation & Distribution Warehousing News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:55:00 +0000 42271 at http://mhlnews.com <p><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" /> &nbsp;</p> Image copyright Spark Studio via Getty Images Cut These 5 Hiring Challenges Off Your Worry List http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/cut-these-5-hiring-challenges-your-worry-list <div class="field-byline"> By Dan Charney </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the economy recovers, the need to hire additional top material handling and logistics talent will only expand in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/cut-these-5-hiring-challenges-your-worry-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/cut-these-5-hiring-challenges-your-worry-list#comments Facilities Management Labor Management Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:58:00 +0000 42261 at http://mhlnews.com Image copyright Blend Images - Diego Cervo via Getty Images Manage Suppliers Online [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/manage-suppliers-online-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>APEX Analytix released the next generation of its FirstStrike Supplier Portal.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/manage-suppliers-online-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/manage-suppliers-online-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Products Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:14:00 +0000 42221 at http://mhlnews.com Controls Improve Compressor Performance [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/controls-improve-compressor-performance-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Kaeser Compressors&rsquo; new whitepaper on integrating compressed air system master controls, &quot;Using Master Controls to Improve the Performance and Efficiency of Industrial Air Compressors,&rdquo; discusses how system master controllers minimize equipment run time, maintain stable air pressures and deliver rapid payback in operational and energy savings.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/controls-improve-compressor-performance-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/controls-improve-compressor-performance-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Technology & Automation Warehousing Products Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:11:00 +0000 42211 at http://mhlnews.com Analyze Your Suppliers [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/analyze-your-suppliers-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Rosslyn Analytics&rsquo; RAPid Supplier Performance Analytics helps organizations assess and manage the performance of suppliers in real-time. It eliminate decision-making silos by linking spend data to supplier performance information.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/analyze-your-suppliers-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/analyze-your-suppliers-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Products Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:07:00 +0000 42201 at http://mhlnews.com Industrial Smart Phone [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/industrial-smart-phone-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Motorola Solutions&rsquo;&nbsp;Symbol TC70&nbsp;touch computer is an enterprise-class mobile computer running the Android KitKat operating system. It combines the ease of use of a smartphone with business-quality reliability and performance.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/industrial-smart-phone-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/industrial-smart-phone-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Labor Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Products Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:04:00 +0000 42191 at http://mhlnews.com Weather and Politics Mix in an Air Freight Situation Room http://mhlnews.com/blog/weather-and-politics-mix-air-freight-situation-room <div class="node-body blog-body">The UPS Worldport air freight hub thrives on Big Data. The bigger the better. Bring on the fire-hose.</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/weather-and-politics-mix-air-freight-situation-room" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/weather-and-politics-mix-air-freight-situation-room#comments Facilities Management Real-Time Visibility Global Supply Chain Labor Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Chain of Thought Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:18:00 +0000 42251 at http://mhlnews.com Tour UPS Worldport Freight Operations http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/tour-ups-worldport-freight-operations <div class="node-body gallery-body">Regulations keep many pharmaceutical executives up at night. UPS employees at the company's Worldport air freight hub in Louisville, Ky., stay up to help make product shipments one less thing to worry about.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/tour-ups-worldport-freight-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/tour-ups-worldport-freight-operations#comments Facilities Management Real-Time Visibility Global Supply Chain Labor Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:28:00 +0000 42241 at http://mhlnews.com <p>Jim Cramer, meteorologist for UPS</p> Optimize Truck Routes [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/optimize-truck-routes-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Transplace&rsquo;s Optimize Prime designs, analyzes and optimizes transportation distribution networks in order to eliminate waste and reduce transportation costs. It works with the third party logistics (3PL) provider&rsquo;s Transportation Management System (TMS) to optimize mode selection, load consolidation, carrier assignment, load matching and shipment routing.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/optimize-truck-routes-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/optimize-truck-routes-new-products#comments New Products Real-Time Visibility Labor Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Products Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:59:00 +0000 42181 at http://mhlnews.com Truck Fleet Visibility [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truck-fleet-visibility-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SmartDrive Systems partnered with Convoy Technologies, LLC to provide truck fleets with on-board cameras and a video based-safety program for an expanded view of their vehicles and the specific risk areas that are most important to them.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truck-fleet-visibility-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truck-fleet-visibility-new-products#comments New Products Labor Management Transportation & Distribution Products Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:55:00 +0000 42171 at http://mhlnews.com New Application Available for Smart Glasses [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/new-application-available-smart-glasses-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Vuzix has collaborated with SAP to launch two new applications and SAP is providing the support for Smart Glass users. &nbsp; The applications work together with the M100 to improve productivity and efficiency in the workplace.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/new-application-available-smart-glasses-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/new-application-available-smart-glasses-new-products#comments New Products Real-Time Visibility Technology & Automation Warehousing Products Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:54:00 +0000 42161 at http://mhlnews.com UPS Announces End-of-Year Rate Hikes http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/ups-announces-end-year-rate-hikes <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Tom Andel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The average 4.9% increase takes effect Dec. 29, 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/ups-announces-end-year-rate-hikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/ups-announces-end-year-rate-hikes#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:33:00 +0000 42141 at http://mhlnews.com