Material Handling & Logistics http://mhlnews.com/rss.xml en UPS Testing Drones for Commercial Deliveries http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/ups-testing-drones-commercial-deliveries <div class="node-body article-body"><p>UPS with CyPhy Works, staged a mock delivery of urgently needed medicine from Beverly, Mass. to Children&rsquo;s Island, which is about three miles off the Atlantic coast.</p></div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/ups-testing-drones-commercial-deliveries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/ups-testing-drones-commercial-deliveries#comments Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution News Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:41:00 +0000 186011 at http://mhlnews.com CyPhy What Warehouse Workers Want: Absenteeism Does Not Make the Heart Grow Fonder http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/what-warehouse-workers-want-absenteeism-does-not-make-heart-grow-fonder <div class="field-byline"> Gary Glaser </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Warehouse workers prefer traditional shift schedules and plenty of paid time off.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/what-warehouse-workers-want-absenteeism-does-not-make-heart-grow-fonder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/what-warehouse-workers-want-absenteeism-does-not-make-heart-grow-fonder#comments Labor Management Warehousing Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:55:00 +0000 186001 at http://mhlnews.com Autonomous 'Roboats' Float in Amsterdam http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/autonomous-roboats-float-amsterdam <div class="node-body article-body">The project’s aim is to develop a logistics platform for people and goods, superimposing a dynamic infrastructure over one the world’s most famous water cities.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/autonomous-roboats-float-amsterdam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/autonomous-roboats-float-amsterdam#comments Technology & Automation News Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:13:00 +0000 185991 at http://mhlnews.com Ocean Carrier Deploys Blockchain Technology http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/ocean-carrier-deploys-blockchain-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Blockchain is a data structure that makes it possible to overcome the issue of delays due to accessing data that is in grained in old legacy systems.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/ocean-carrier-deploys-blockchain-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/ocean-carrier-deploys-blockchain-technology#comments Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution News Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:17:00 +0000 185981 at http://mhlnews.com Getty Images Telematics: A Safer Way to Transport Goods http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/telematics-safer-way-transport-goods <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by Ryder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Telematics—the use of devices to collect, store and transmit real-time data from equipment and transportation vehicles—are helping companies increase their operational efficiency throughout their supply chains and fleets. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/telematics-safer-way-transport-goods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/sponsored/telematics-safer-way-transport-goods#comments Sponsored Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:36:00 +0000 185821 at http://mhlnews.com Solution Predicts When Drivers Will Quit [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/solution-predicts-when-drivers-will-quit-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Omnitracs ELD Driver Retention Model is a predictive modeling solution that allows companies to identify and retain truck drivers who are most likely to voluntarily leave their jobs.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/solution-predicts-when-drivers-will-quit-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/solution-predicts-when-drivers-will-quit-new-products#comments New Products Labor Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Products Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:23:00 +0000 185971 at http://mhlnews.com Air Cargo Market in the United States -- Updated September 2016 http://mhlnews.com/datasheet/air-cargo-market-united-states-updated-september-2016 <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/air-cargo-market-united-states-updated-september-2016" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://mhlnews.com/site-files/mhlnews.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/air-cargo.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>This dossier presents graphs and tables about cargo airlines and airports in the United States,&nbsp;focusing&nbsp;on financials and freight transportation of U.S.-based airlines and airports. Updated September 2016. </p></div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/datasheet/air-cargo-market-united-states-updated-september-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MH&L Industry Reports Gold Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:31:00 +0000 181391 at http://mhlnews.com Self-Propelled Lift Tables [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/self-propelled-lift-tables-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Lift Products Inc. has introduced a line of self-propelled lift tables with capacities ranging from 1000 lbs-6000 lbs.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/self-propelled-lift-tables-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/self-propelled-lift-tables-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:10:00 +0000 185931 at http://mhlnews.com Delivery Time Top Priority for Online Shoppers http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/delivery-time-top-priority-online-shoppers <div class="node-body article-body">87% of online shoppers identified shipping speed as a key factor in the decision to shop with an e-commerce brand again.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/delivery-time-top-priority-online-shoppers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/delivery-time-top-priority-online-shoppers#comments Transportation & Distribution News Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:55:00 +0000 185831 at http://mhlnews.com E-Procurement in Real Time [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/e-procurement-real-time-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Vinimaya Inc. has launched Aquiire, a cloud-based, intelligent e-procurement suite that offers real-time universal shopping, supplier management, business intelligence and structured and unstructured data assimilation.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/e-procurement-real-time-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/e-procurement-real-time-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:59:00 +0000 185961 at http://mhlnews.com RAIN RFID Gateway for Asset Tracking [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/rain-rfid-gateway-asset-tracking-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Impinj has introduced xSpan, a new RAIN RFID gateway that delivers the real-time identity and transition detection of inventory, assets and other business-critical items.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/rain-rfid-gateway-asset-tracking-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/rain-rfid-gateway-asset-tracking-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:41:00 +0000 185911 at http://mhlnews.com Metropolitan Areas Set Goods Export Records http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/metropolitan-areas-set-goods-export-records <div class="node-body article-body">156 metro areas exported more than $1 billion of goods to consumers around the globe.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/metropolitan-areas-set-goods-export-records" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/metropolitan-areas-set-goods-export-records#comments Global Supply Chain News Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:20:00 +0000 185791 at http://mhlnews.com LTL Rates Jump 4.9% Again at UPS and FedEx http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/ltl-rates-jump-49-again-ups-and-fedex <div class="node-body article-body">UPS and FedEx announce their annual rate increases, which includes a hike of 4.9% on LTL services.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/ltl-rates-jump-49-again-ups-and-fedex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/ltl-rates-jump-49-again-ups-and-fedex#comments Transportation & Distribution News Tue, 20 Sep 2016 03:20:00 +0000 185921 at http://mhlnews.com Double Stacking of Pallet Loads [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/double-stacking-pallet-loads-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Orbis Corp. has introduced the StakCap, a 40” x 48” top cap and pallet system for the packaged goods and food processing industries. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/double-stacking-pallet-loads-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/double-stacking-pallet-loads-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Warehousing Products Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:01:00 +0000 185951 at http://mhlnews.com Retail Supply Chains Use ‘Ship-From-Store’ to Keep Up with E-Commerce http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/retail-supply-chains-use-ship-store-keep-e-commerce <div class="field-byline"> Tom Racciatti and Sam Dawes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brick-and-mortar stores are now both sources for in-store customers and mini distribution points, creating a model known as “ship-from-store.”</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/retail-supply-chains-use-ship-store-keep-e-commerce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/retail-supply-chains-use-ship-store-keep-e-commerce#comments Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:34:00 +0000 185761 at http://mhlnews.com US Government Plans to Share Supply Chain Threat Reports http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/us-government-plans-share-supply-chain-threat-reports <div class="node-body article-body">The goal is to raise awareness of increased risk to supply chains due to the evolving dependence on globally sourced commercial information and technologies for mission critical systems and service.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/us-government-plans-share-supply-chain-threat-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/us-government-plans-share-supply-chain-threat-reports#comments Global Supply Chain News Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:47:00 +0000 185801 at http://mhlnews.com Big-Box Warehouses Make Comeback http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/big-box-warehouses-make-comeback <div class="node-body article-body">Almost 100 big-box facilities, totaling about 60 million sq. ft., were delivered to the market in the past 12 months, according to a recent report from Colliers International.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/big-box-warehouses-make-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/big-box-warehouses-make-comeback#comments Transportation & Distribution News Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:57:00 +0000 185841 at http://mhlnews.com Battery-Powered Mover [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/battery-powered-mover-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">DJ Products has introduced the CartCaddy5WP HD, battery-powered, motorized material handling solution that can push, pull, or maneuver carts or equipment weighing up to 50,000 pounds. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/battery-powered-mover-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/battery-powered-mover-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Products Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:47:00 +0000 185861 at http://mhlnews.com Retail Imports Strong Despite Hanjin Bankruptcy http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/retail-imports-strong-despite-hanjin-bankruptcy <div class="node-body article-body">Hanjin should not significantly affect volume for the month since alternative arrangements to unload those containers or shift cargo elsewhere should be dealt with by the time the numbers are tallied, says National Retail Federation. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/retail-imports-strong-despite-hanjin-bankruptcy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/retail-imports-strong-despite-hanjin-bankruptcy#comments Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:09:00 +0000 185811 at http://mhlnews.com Craziest Things Bosses Make Their Employees Do http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/craziest-things-bosses-make-their-employees-do <div class="node-body gallery-body">At times all employees are asked to do more work than seems possible to accomplish, but rarely are these requests as outrageous as the ones in this slideshow. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/craziest-things-bosses-make-their-employees-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/craziest-things-bosses-make-their-employees-do#comments Labor Management Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:57:00 +0000 185781 at http://mhlnews.com 20-Ton Industrial Trailers [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/20-ton-industrial-trailers-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Hamilton Caster has introduced Hercules, a new line of pre-engineered super duty industrial trailers with a load capacity range of 20,000–40,000 lbs. per trailer.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/20-ton-industrial-trailers-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/20-ton-industrial-trailers-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:52:00 +0000 185901 at http://mhlnews.com Supply Chain and Production Management Software & Services [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/supply-chain-and-production-management-software-services-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Honeywell Process Solutions has launched Symphonite, a portfolio of supply chain and production management software services designed to boost supply chain reliability, responsiveness, agility and efficiency.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/supply-chain-and-production-management-software-services-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/supply-chain-and-production-management-software-services-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:36:00 +0000 185891 at http://mhlnews.com Modular Belt Conveyors [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/modular-belt-conveyors-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Dorner’s newly redesigned 2200 Series Modular Belt Conveyor features additional belt options, a sleek open frame design, a universal T-slot and is aimed at applications within the metalworking, packaging, assembling and general manufacturing industries.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/modular-belt-conveyors-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/modular-belt-conveyors-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 13 Sep 2016 03:50:00 +0000 185871 at http://mhlnews.com It’s Not Recovery (But It’s Not Bad) http://mhlnews.com/blog/it-s-not-recovery-it-s-not-bad <div class="node-body blog-body">With the new capacity-constraining regulations not yet in effect, shippers should enjoy the relative calm shipping conditions while they can.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/blog/it-s-not-recovery-it-s-not-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/blog/it-s-not-recovery-it-s-not-bad#comments Transportation & Distribution Chain of Thought Tue, 13 Sep 2016 03:10:00 +0000 185771 at http://mhlnews.com Multi-Carrier Shipping System [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/multi-carrier-shipping-system-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">HighJump’s enterprise suite of products, HighJump Supply Chain Advantage, now offers a complete shipping solution, HighJump Ship to streamline the parcel and LTL shipping process for warehouses.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/multi-carrier-shipping-system-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/multi-carrier-shipping-system-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Products Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:20:00 +0000 185881 at http://mhlnews.com Autonomous Freight Shuttle Debuts at Texas Port http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/autonomous-freight-shuttle-debuts-texas-port <div class="node-body article-body">The FSS allows cargo to travel on elevated platforms at sea ports, border crossings and other heavily congested areas in order to expand shipping capacity, expedite trade and reduce congestion on highways.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/autonomous-freight-shuttle-debuts-texas-port" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/autonomous-freight-shuttle-debuts-texas-port#comments Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution News Sun, 11 Sep 2016 23:16:00 +0000 185751 at http://mhlnews.com Seeding the Forest for the Trees http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/seeding-forest-trees <div class="node-body article-body">APP reinvents its supply chain from the ground up to win back lost business.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/seeding-forest-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/seeding-forest-trees#comments Global Supply Chain Gold Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:12:00 +0000 185721 at http://mhlnews.com <p>Dave Blanchard<br /> <em>Editorial Director/<br /> Associate Publisher</em></p> How to Keep Your Cool when Shipping Temperature–Controlled Goods http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/how-keep-your-cool-when-shipping-temperature-controlled-goods <div class="field-byline"> Walt Heil </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The cold supply chain is vital for the safe and timely shipment of perishable and medical goods, but it is one of the most challenging areas of logistics.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/how-keep-your-cool-when-shipping-temperature-controlled-goods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/how-keep-your-cool-when-shipping-temperature-controlled-goods#comments Transportation & Distribution Gold Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:03:00 +0000 185701 at http://mhlnews.com How to Navigate the Many Risks in Your Supply Chain http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-navigate-many-risks-your-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Rick Brumett </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sheer magnitude of supply chain complexity can add to the pressures of managing enterprise risk.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-navigate-many-risks-your-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-navigate-many-risks-your-supply-chain#comments Global Supply Chain Gold Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:04:00 +0000 185711 at http://mhlnews.com Truckers Can Help Stop Human Trafficking http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truckers-can-help-stop-human-trafficking <div class="node-body article-body">Shippers and truckers alike are part of the solution to put an end to human trafficking.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truckers-can-help-stop-human-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/truckers-can-help-stop-human-trafficking#comments Transportation & Distribution Gold Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:21:00 +0000 185691 at http://mhlnews.com <p>Adrienne Selko<br /> <em>Senior Editor<br /> adrienne.selko@penton.com</em></p>