Material Handling & Logistics http://mhlnews.com/rss.xml en Toyota Acquires Vanderlande http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/toyota-acquires-vanderlande <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota Industries has expanded its material handling equipment portfolio by acquiring Vanderlande for $1.2 billion.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/toyota-acquires-vanderlande" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/toyota-acquires-vanderlande#comments Powered Vehicles Technology & Automation News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:26:00 +0000 204721 at http://mhlnews.com Adapting the Supply Chain to Protectionist Policies http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/adapting-supply-chain-protectionist-policies <div class="node-body article-body">If a U.S. border tax was enacted some retailers that are big importers could see their net profits plummet by almost 80%, while exporters of manufactured goods could see their net profits soar by 50% or more.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/adapting-supply-chain-protectionist-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/adapting-supply-chain-protectionist-policies#comments Global Supply Chain News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:17:00 +0000 204651 at http://mhlnews.com High Heat Casters and Wheels [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-heat-casters-and-wheels-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Hamilton Caster has introduced new casters and wheels engineered to withstand the rigors of high temperatures. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-heat-casters-and-wheels-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-heat-casters-and-wheels-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:26:00 +0000 204421 at http://mhlnews.com Major Food Companies Pledge to End Deforestation in Cocoa Supply Chain http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/major-food-companies-pledge-end-deforestation-cocoa-supply-chain <div class="node-body article-body">Mars, Nestlé, Mondelēz and Hershey and others have committed to working together to end deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/major-food-companies-pledge-end-deforestation-cocoa-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/major-food-companies-pledge-end-deforestation-cocoa-supply-chain#comments Global Supply Chain News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:09:00 +0000 204411 at http://mhlnews.com High-Level Order Picker [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-level-order-picker-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) has introduced the 3,000-pound capacity Jungheinrich EKS 314 order picker, an energy-efficient model that can run up to 16 operating hours on one battery charge. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-level-order-picker-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-level-order-picker-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Products Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:17:00 +0000 204341 at http://mhlnews.com Intelligent Automation Solution for Conveyors [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/intelligent-automation-solution-conveyors-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Lenze Americas has introduced an intelligent automation solution package combining the Lenze p300 Panel Controller and the Lenze i500 Frequency Inverter. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/intelligent-automation-solution-conveyors-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/intelligent-automation-solution-conveyors-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:03:00 +0000 204451 at http://mhlnews.com Manufacturing Not Prepared for Cyber Breaches http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/manufacturing-not-prepared-cyber-breaches <div class="node-body article-body">One-third of all manufacturers sampled in new survey admitted to not having performed any cyber risk assessments of the industrial connected devices operating on factory floors.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/manufacturing-not-prepared-cyber-breaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/manufacturing-not-prepared-cyber-breaches#comments Global Supply Chain News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:18:00 +0000 204191 at http://mhlnews.com Barcode Labels [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/barcode-labels-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Smith Corona has introduced 4" X 6" Thermal Transfer Labels on new Polyester release liner. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/barcode-labels-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/barcode-labels-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:40:00 +0000 204351 at http://mhlnews.com Reusable Bulk Container [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/reusable-bulk-container-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Schaefer Systems' Packaging Systems Division has introduced the GlobalStac bulk container, a returnable and reusable packaging solution suitable for shipping by land or sea. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/reusable-bulk-container-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/reusable-bulk-container-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:55:00 +0000 204441 at http://mhlnews.com Will US Supply Chain Gain if China’s Shrinks with Potential Tariff? http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/will-us-supply-chain-gain-if-china-s-shrinks-potential-tariff <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thousands of small- and medium-sized factories in China, makers of clothes, toys and household goods that fuel the $462.8 billion annual flow of exports to the U.S., aren’t cash-rich, making it harder for them to take the proposed tariff punch.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/will-us-supply-chain-gain-if-china-s-shrinks-potential-tariff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/will-us-supply-chain-gain-if-china-s-shrinks-potential-tariff#comments Global Supply Chain News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 204021 at http://mhlnews.com Modular Fast Chargers [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/modular-fast-chargers-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">EnerSys has introduced its Express EnCore high frequency modular fast chargers, which allow batteries designed for fast charging to be safely charged anytime during the shift-day. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/modular-fast-chargers-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/modular-fast-chargers-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Products Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:57:00 +0000 204201 at http://mhlnews.com Fleet Management Software [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/fleet-management-software-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">The Asset Intelligence subsidiary of I.D. Systems Inc. has introduced FleetView, a transportation fleet management interface for fleets of dry van trailers, intermodal containers, chassis and flatbed trailers.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/fleet-management-software-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/fleet-management-software-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:36:00 +0000 204431 at http://mhlnews.com The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/10-most-dangerous-jobs <div class="node-body gallery-body">It's no secret that truck driving can be a hazardous profession -- 11 accidents involving semi-trucks occur every day in the United States -- but there are other occupations that make freight hauling look like a Sunday drive in the country.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/10-most-dangerous-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/10-most-dangerous-jobs#comments Labor Management Transportation & Distribution Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000 203801 at http://mhlnews.com Smart Vehicles On the Move at SXSW 2017 http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/smart-vehicles-move-sxsw-2017 <div class="field-byline"> Jason Traff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The move to smart vehicles will depend on technologies such as mapping and imaging software.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/smart-vehicles-move-sxsw-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/smart-vehicles-move-sxsw-2017#comments Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution News Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:17:00 +0000 203811 at http://mhlnews.com <p class="asset-heading">Traffic probe data combined with sensor technology can make driving safer. (Photo courtesy Here.)</p> Here No Benefit to Restart Hours of Service Rule Says DOT http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/no-benefit-restart-hours-service-rule-says-dot <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Transportation report found no benefit to the restrictions placed on the use of the 34-hour restart by truck drivers.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/no-benefit-restart-hours-service-rule-says-dot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/no-benefit-restart-hours-service-rule-says-dot#comments Labor Management News Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:46:00 +0000 203761 at http://mhlnews.com US Wants Mexico, Canada to Form Powerhouse to Keep Supply Regional http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/us-wants-mexico-canada-form-powerhouse-keep-supply-regional <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Trump administration is re-examining a critical component of the free trade pact: the rules of origin, which dictate what percentage of a product must be manufactured in North America.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/us-wants-mexico-canada-form-powerhouse-keep-supply-regional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/us-wants-mexico-canada-form-powerhouse-keep-supply-regional#comments Global Supply Chain News Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:20:00 +0000 203641 at http://mhlnews.com Supply Chain Intelligence [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/supply-chain-intelligence-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Damco has launched its new supply chain intelligence solution, a digital platform with a suite of interactive dashboards delivering up-to-the-minute information on their supply chains.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/supply-chain-intelligence-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/supply-chain-intelligence-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:05:00 +0000 203551 at http://mhlnews.com How to Survive Supply Chain Complexity http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-survive-supply-chain-complexity <div class="node-body article-body">Solutions to managing a complex supply chain range across: 1) avoidance; 2) relationship collaboration; 3) information technology; 4) flexible workforces; 5) supplier collaboration; 6) access to leadership: and 7) supplier/customer understanding.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-survive-supply-chain-complexity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-survive-supply-chain-complexity#comments Global Supply Chain News Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:47:00 +0000 203491 at http://mhlnews.com How Many Forklifts Is Too Many? http://mhlnews.com/powered-vehicles/how-many-forklifts-too-many <div class="node-body article-body">Make sure your operations and finance departments are on the same page before investing in capital equipment.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/powered-vehicles/how-many-forklifts-too-many" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/powered-vehicles/how-many-forklifts-too-many#comments Powered Vehicles Warehousing Gold Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:39:00 +0000 203401 at http://mhlnews.com <p>Dave Blanchard<br /> <em>Editorial Director/<br /> Associate Publisher</em></p> Sustainable Supply Chains Begin with Trust http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/sustainable-supply-chains-begin-trust <div class="field-byline"> Suhas Apte and Jagdish Sheth </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many companies struggle with establishing sustainable supply chains because they attempt to enforce it through leverage, not partnership.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/sustainable-supply-chains-begin-trust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/sustainable-supply-chains-begin-trust#comments Global Supply Chain Gold Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:07:00 +0000 203381 at http://mhlnews.com Connected Fleets Leverage Analytics for Better Business http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/connected-fleets-leverage-analytics-better-business <div class="field-byline"> Gayatri Abbott </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Telematics solutions offer a way to keep drivers, trucks and the goods they carry safer.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/connected-fleets-leverage-analytics-better-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/connected-fleets-leverage-analytics-better-business#comments Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Gold Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:14:00 +0000 203331 at http://mhlnews.com Material Handling & Logistics - March 2017 http://mhlnews.com/2017-03-15 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>ProMat 2017 provides a look at the material handling solutions in use today and the technologies that will advance the industry in the years ahead.</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>: ProMat 2017: The Industy on Display</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; ">ProMat 2017 provides a look at the material handling solutions in use today and the technologies that will advance the industry in the years ahead.</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/technology-automation/promat-2017-industry-display">ProMat 2017: The Industry on Display</a> <a href="/global-supply-chain/automotive-revolution-and-its-impact-commercial-real-estate">The Automotive Revolution and Its Impact on Commercial Real Estate</a> <a href="/transportation-distribution/how-compete-and-win-high-stakes-omni-channel-game">How to Compete and Win in the High Stakes Omni-Channel Game</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/2017-03-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000 203411 at http://mhlnews.com Climate Control System for Industrial Facilities [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/climate-control-system-industrial-facilities-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">MacroAir has introduced AirEffect, a climate control system for large diameter fans. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/climate-control-system-industrial-facilities-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/climate-control-system-industrial-facilities-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:23:00 +0000 203391 at http://mhlnews.com Will "Big Brother" Monitoring Drive Truckers Away? http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/will-big-brother-monitoring-drive-truckers-away <div class="node-body article-body">Some truck drivers say the ELD mandate goes too far in cataloging their every move behind the wheel.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/will-big-brother-monitoring-drive-truckers-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/will-big-brother-monitoring-drive-truckers-away#comments Labor Management Transportation & Distribution Gold Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:20:00 +0000 203181 at http://mhlnews.com <p>Adrienne Selko<br /> <em>Senior Editor<br /> adrienne.selko@penton.com</em></p> How to Compete and Win in the High Stakes Omni-Channel Game http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/how-compete-and-win-high-stakes-omni-channel-game <div class="field-byline"> Michelle Covey </div> <div class="node-body article-body">RFID technology offers a practical way to keep shelves stocked and customers satisfied.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/how-compete-and-win-high-stakes-omni-channel-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/how-compete-and-win-high-stakes-omni-channel-game#comments Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Gold Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:02:00 +0000 203171 at http://mhlnews.com Retail CEOs Determined to go Digital http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/retail-ceos-determined-go-digital <div class="node-body article-body">Only 12% of CEOs, down from 19% in 2014, provide a seamless shopping experience across channels. These retailers are finding their omni-channel offerings to be too complex or expensive and are choosing to scale back. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/retail-ceos-determined-go-digital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/retail-ceos-determined-go-digital#comments Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution News Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:52:00 +0000 203161 at http://mhlnews.com Intermodal Transportation Management Solution [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/intermodal-transportation-management-solution-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">TMW Systems has announced new or enhanced features that enable users of the TruckMate transportation management solution to expand their intermodal service capabilities, reduce manual processes and increase visibility and control over each shipment.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/intermodal-transportation-management-solution-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/intermodal-transportation-management-solution-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:21:00 +0000 203561 at http://mhlnews.com Imports on Track for Double-Digit Growth at Retail Ports http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/imports-track-double-digit-growth-retail-ports <div class="node-body article-body">Rising consumer confidence will spur imports at the nation’s major retail container ports to double-digit increases for the next two months.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/imports-track-double-digit-growth-retail-ports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/imports-track-double-digit-growth-retail-ports#comments Global Supply Chain News Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:15:00 +0000 203071 at http://mhlnews.com ProMat 2017: The Industry on Display http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/promat-2017-industry-display <div class="node-body gallery-body">ProMat 2017 provides a look at the material handling solutions in use today and the technologies that will advance the industry in the years ahead.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/promat-2017-industry-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/promat-2017-industry-display#comments Facilities Management New Products ProMat Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Warehousing Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:33:00 +0000 203021 at http://mhlnews.com Big-box Market Hits Record Levels http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/big-box-market-hits-record-levels <div class="node-body article-body">E-commerce continues to push retailers, wholesalers and third-party logistics companies into newer and larger fulfillment centers in core markets throughout North America.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/big-box-market-hits-record-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/big-box-market-hits-record-levels#comments Transportation & Distribution News Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:40:00 +0000 202901 at http://mhlnews.com